All news articles for November 2016

Pennellifaro reaps award for vegan-friendly makeup brushes

Pennellifaro reaps award for vegan-friendly makeup brushes

By Simon Pitman

Italian colour cosmetic brush company Pennellifaro recently scooped a top prize at the Cosmoprof Asia Innovation Circle awards for its vegan-friendly line of brushes. We caught up with CEO Sara Zanafredi to find out why the company has tapped into this...

Cosmoprof Asia director discusses new show format

Cosmoprof Asia director discusses new show format

By Simon Pitman

At last week's Cosmoprof Asia event in Hong Kong, event director Michael Duck took the time out to discuss this year's new format, which saw the show split between two event spaces, and also threw some light on what to expect for next year's...

B Kolor wins Cosmoprof Innovation Circle Award for colour cosmetic

B Kolor wins Cosmoprof Innovation Circle Award for colour cosmetic

By Simon Pitman

At the recent Cosmoprof Asia event, B Kolor Makeup & Skincare walked away with the Innovation Circle Award in the colour cosmetics category for its baked highlighting powder. We spoke to the Italian company's director Mario de Luigi to find out...

Anti-pollution product launches in APAC

Anti-pollution product launches Part I: Why APAC is the region of choice

By Natasha Spencer

As market research company, Mintel, finds over a third of all anti-pollution products in 2016 have been launched in APAC, we spoke to Sharon Kwek, Senior Beauty and Personal Care Innovation and Insight Analyst at Mintel to find out why brands are specifically...

Halal fragrances in APAC

Halal fragrances to lead growing ethical sector, report states

By Natasha Spencer

Increasing awareness among consumers about halal-certified products boosts the demand for Halal cosmetics and the fragrance sector, in particular, which is expected to generate the largest CAGR during the forecast period.  

5 top functional ingredient launches of 2016

5 top functional ingredient launches of 2016

By Belinda Carli, Director, Institute of Personal Care Science

2016 was a year that saw an increased focus on fast-to-market formulations, continued growth of the natural sector and a huge explosion in interest in the sensory aspects of a formulation. So… what functional ingredients have caught formulators attention...

Facebook releases data from Beauty Buyers Survey

Facebook releases data from Beauty Buyers Survey

By Deanna Utroske

The media and social networking company sees all things digital moving from the desk top to mobile devices. And Facebook seems to hope that its newest data on beauty consumers will encourage brands to build content and campaigns accordingly.  

professional hair care maker Olaplex sues L’Oréal USA over patent

Olaplex sues L’Oréal USA

By Deanna Utroske

The California-based professional hair care maker filed suit this month, claiming L’Oréal infringed on its patent and engaged in false advertising.