All news articles for March 2016

Japan's Muji to expand beauty offering in China

Japan's Muji to expand beauty offering in China

By Lucy Whitehouse

Clothing, household goods and cosmetics retailer Muji has China to thank for its record profit in the last financial year of $192 million (US), according to Satoru Matsuzaki, president of the brand’s operator.

Cosmax bags halal certification in Indonesia

Cosmax bags halal certification in Indonesia

By Lucy Whitehouse

Global beauty player Cosmax has received halal certification for its manufacturing facilities in Indonesia from international accreditation agency, Majelis Ulama Indonesia (MUI).

China's e-commerce tax changes set to benefit beauty

China's e-commerce tax changes set to benefit beauty

By Lucy Whitehouse

China is reportedly altering its tax policy for e-commerce in a move which will further promote cross-border trading for the country, and looks set to particularly benefit cosmetics sales.

Suzanne Roberta, founder of Adesse New York

Special Newsletter: Color Cosmetics

Pigments & Organics: Innovation in nail color

By Deanna Utroske

Mineral makeup remains popular in the color cosmetics category, while clean beauty alternatives and organic infusions are nudging in on the beauty market. Here, Suzanne Roberta of Adesse New York tells Cosmetics Design how nail care is keeping up.

New science makes organic synthesis easier

New science makes organic synthesis easier

By Deanna Utroske

Chemists from the University of Texas at Arlington and North Carolina State University have documented a water-based process that could lessen industry’s dependence on solvents.

Korean cosmetic boom rubs off on Australia

Korean cosmetic boom rubs off on Australia

By Simon Pitman

South Korean cosmetics first became popular with consumers from China, but the appeal is exploding worldwide, and it seems that Australia is now under that same spell.

A pick of the latest colour cosmetics packs

Special Newsletter - Colour Cosmetics

A pick of the latest colour cosmetics packs

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

With so much choice in the colour cosmetics category and so many brands jostling for attention, it can be difficult to stand out. Here, market researcher Mintel has picked out its choice of some of the most innovating packs in category to browse through…

Oriflame coming to US and Brazil

Oriflame coming to US and Brazil

By Deanna Utroske

The direct-sales beauty company is scouting out new growth markets and has plans to launch operations in both North and South America.

The lowdown on colour regulation in Europe

Special Newsletter - Colour Cosmetics

The lowdown on colour regulation in Europe

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Colour plays a vital role in the cosmetics industry, but manufacturers can sometimes be faced with the challenges that arise from the regulations surrounding colour and colourants. Here we sat down with the Cosmetics Toiletry and Perfumery Association...