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International natural labelling standard

Special Newsletter natural and organic labelling

How beneficial is an international natural labelling standard?

By Natasha Spencer

With natural actives becoming a commonplace element of many formulators' ingredient lists and as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) ISO 16128 provides guidelines on definitions for natural and organic cosmetic ingredients, we...

Shiseido in-store beauty advice

Japan first: The new age of in-store beauty advice

By Natasha Spencer

Hailed as “the first of its kind in the Japanese cosmetics industry”, personal care conglomerate, Shiseido, launches its digital counselling mirror and next generation cosmetics counter at its recently-renovated Ginza Siz store.

Raw materials and natural labelling

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Raw materials progress natural labelling

By Natasha Spencer

As the natural labelling and claims market has an increasingly positive impact on consumer purchasing decisions, we spoke to Belinda Carli, Director, Institute of Personal Care Science, about the influence this has in Australia and New Zealand and asked...

Cosmoprof Awards recognise innovation

Cosmoprof Awards adds Beauty Circle Awards to the agenda

By Natasha Spencer

Cosmoprof Asia 2017, the favourite Asia Pacific (APAC) event that reveals the latest trends and novelties in the cosmetics industry, prepares for new awards to recognise cutting-edge developments in the region.

Nexgen Biotechnologies opts for digital labelling

Nexgen Biotechnologies opts for digital labelling

By Simon Pitman

Biotechnology ingredients provider Nexgen has opted for Thinfilm’s NFC solutions as a means of enhancing its global supply chain to provide heightened security and distribution transparency.

Male skin care and sheet masks K-beauty

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Male skin care and sheet masks part II: K-beauty in the US

By Natasha Spencer

Currently, in the US, there appears to be a disconnect between K-beauty trends and their adoption in the Western marketplace. We continued our conversation with David Tyrrell, Global Skincare Analyst, Beauty & Personal Care at Mintel on how it can build...

Fearful free from claims

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Free from claims part I: Full of fear

By Natasha Spencer

Belinda Carli, Director, Institute of Personal Care Science, highlights how today’s cosmetics and personal care brands are centring on including negative ‘free from’ claims that are creating misplaced fear in consumers.