All news articles for April 2016

What’s trending in the natural anti-ageing category right now?

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What’s trending in the natural anti-ageing category right now?

By Simon Pitman

In the past few months we have seen a plethora of new natural-based ingredient launches targeting the anti-ageing beauty market, including, a raspberry extract, a green coffee oil ingredient and a new apple stem cell-based ingredient.

Sugarcane ingredient of choice to replace shark-derived squalene

Sugarcane ingredient of choice to replace shark-derived squalene

By Lucy Whitehouse

Popular personal care ingredient squalene is an organic compound often derived from sharks’ livers - in response to consumer demand for cruelty-free and renewable ingredients, manufacturers are now looking elsewhere to source it.

Global plantation company commits to fully traceable palm oil

Global plantation company commits to fully traceable palm oil

By Lucy Whitehouse

With sustainable palm oil a hot topic for the beauty industry, companies are mobilising to meet demand for full traceability, with Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) having just committed to achieve a fully traceable supply chain within the next four years.

Max Factor ventures into augmented reality

Max Factor ventures into augmented reality

By Simon Pitman

P&G-owned Max Factor has teamed up with UK-based visual browser expert Blippar to make the beauty player's almost 500-strong product portfolio fully digitally interactive.

France top EU importer of Korean cosmetics

France top EU importer of Korean cosmetics

By Lucy Whitehouse

In a new report by the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), France has been revealed as the primary country for imports of Korean beauty in the EU.

L'Oreal and YouTube look to lead on beauty vlogging

L'Oreal and YouTube look to lead on beauty vlogging

By Lucy Whitehouse

L’Oréal and YouTube are teaming up to launch an online beauty vlogging school, in a move which suggests the global beauty brand is looking to take the lead on the lucrative content channel.

ASEAN delegation heads to Korea for insight on cosmetics growth

ASEAN delegation heads to Korea for insight on cosmetics growth

By Lucy Whitehouse

Officials from various of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are taking part in a delegation to South Korea this week, in a bid to learn more about the ongoing booming success of the country’s beauty industry.

Anti-pollution – the ever popular skin care trend

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Anti-pollution – the ever popular skin care trend

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

One of the latest trends in the industry at present is for anti-pollution products, and this presents an opportunity for brands within the anti-ageing category to target specific consumer needs.