Regulation & Safety

 Why culture is proving influential in fragrance marketing

Fragrance Special Newsletter

Why culture is proving influential in fragrance marketing

By Natasha Spencer

In our special newsletter on fragrance, science and innovation, we explore how culture is proving a popular brand story for many companies in APAC, to help communicate values and appeal to changing and growing consumer needs.

‘Natural’ beauty part 1: Is labelling all what it seems?

Exclusive interview

‘Natural’ beauty part 1: Is labelling all what it seems?

By Natasha Spencer

Ahead of next week’s in-cosmetics Asia three-day showcase, we caught up with Nicole Fall, Founder of Asian Consumer Intelligence, to examine how the natural trend is being shaped by demands for simple natural items and clear labelling requirements.

CIDP part 1: Talks anti-pollution as it introduces its new ex vivo model

Brand profile

CIDP part 1: Talks anti-pollution as it introduces its new ex vivo model

By Natasha Spencer

Straight off the back of their attendance at this month’s in-cosmetics North America, we spoke with Véronique Newton, Preclinical Laboratory Manager, CIDP, and Jessen Curpen, Biophysics Manager and Head of Clinical Study Design, CIDP, about CIDP’s quest...

Shiseido make up

Shiseido adds and recalls facial lines

By Natasha Spencer

While personal care conglomerate, Shiseido, ramps up its facial expression project with a new face skin care cream, it also announced the voluntary recollection of its Integrate Killer Wink Gel Liner.

Soil Association on COSMOS certification: 'Consider long-term strategy'

Special Newsletter: Natural and organic labelling

Soil Association on COSMOS certification: 'Consider long-term strategy'

By Lucy Whitehouse

We caught up with the Soil Association, the UK's leading farming charity and organic certification body, on the COSMOS certification, the current state of the natural and organic beauty market, and what brands need to do to stay ahead of the competition.

How to stop confusing consumers with organic and natural labelling

Special Newsletter: Natural and Organic Labelling

Why consumers struggle with natural and organic labelling and how to fix it

By Simon Pitman

Natural and organic labelling claims, certification and branding are confusing enough even for industry professionals, so imagine how consumers feel. We spoke to Ecovia Intelligence-founder Amarjit Sahota to find out how things can be simplified.

The Nagoya Protocol

South Korea commits to the Nagoya Protocol

By Natasha Spencer

As South Korea signs up to the Nagoya Protocol, the cosmetics industry is at risk of placing significant restrictions on raw material imports.

Raw materials and natural labelling

Exclusive Interview

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...

Chlitina and regenerative medicine

Brand Profile

Chlitina Profile part II: How regenerative medicine is progressing

By Natasha Spencer

As the field of “medical beauty” strengthens, we continue to talk to skin care and beauty salon, and Tongji University partner, Chlitina, and look at how this industry is gathering supporters and overcoming the strict regulatory environment.

Chlitina  medical beauty

Brand profile

Chlitina Profile part I: Exploring the age of medical beauty

By Natasha Spencer

Chemist Dr. Chen Wugang is the founder of Taiwanese skin care and beauty salon franchise, with Joanna Chen now at the helm of Chlitina as the CEO. Ryan Chao, Chlitina’s Chief Operating Officer for the Greater China area, talks about the latest developments...