Following a pan-Asian scare regarding heavy metal content in
Procter & Gamble's SK-II skin care line, South Korean
authorities have said that it has found only traces of the
suspected substances and says 'it is too little...
Procter & Gamble is on the defensive after authorities in the
Guandong and Hong Kong region of China discovered high levels of
dangerous chemicals in its SK-II skin care line following routine
First there was cosmeceuticals, now there is nutricosmetics. The
big difference is that these products are taken orally to improve
health and beauty, and according to the latest market study, it is
a rapidly-growing category that...
Fuji Photo Film says it has entered the health and beauty business
through the expansion of its existing life science business, marked
by the launch of a functional skin care range and an 'internal
care' product range.
Once dismissed as a fad, edible cosmetics are starting to make
their mark on the global market as an increasing number of launches
hone in on consumer desires for natural ingredients that often
happen to cross into the realms of the...
ASEAN says it is set to implement a single regulatory system for
its ten member states by the start of 2008, in a move that aims to
help bring it in line with regulations worldwide and attract major
With exports of cosmetic products from China expected to rise 20
per cent during the course of 2006, China is rapidly emerging as a
world-wide hub for the cosmetics industry. But challenges for this
burgeoning industry are on the...
Functional foods are generally defined as products imbued with
additional nutrients with health-promoting properties. But the
industry needs to be wary of foods that present no actual health
benefit from piggy-backing on the popularity...
Avon Products China says it has now employed 114,000 sales staff in
China and is in the process of hiring a further 31,000 recruits
just four months after it was awarded its first direct sales
license in the country.