Anti-Aging / Skin Whitening

Whitening product innovation sees new focus on melanogenesis

Asia in Focus

Whitening product innovation sees new focus on melanogenesis

By Michelle Yeomans

This month we are looking at innovation in whitening products, which represented around 30% of total skin care business in 2014. While there are no new molecules to boast of, there is however, new stories on melanogenesis, according to our AP expert. 

Payouts start for Kanebo over skin whitening complaints

Payouts start for Kanebo over skin whitening complaints

By Michelle Yeomans

Japanese cosmetics firm Kanebo is to offer short term compensation payments to 4,000 people who suffered from skin problems after using its whitening products containing the chemical Rhododeno.

Hair loss and fat – it’s all linked finds new study

Hair loss and fat – it’s all linked finds new study

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

A new study combining science from Australia and the UK has suggested that losing weight and halting hair loss could go hand-in-hand after findings show that the skin can regulate fat production.

Estée Lauder - ready to make an acquisition?

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Estée Lauder on the look-out: Ready to acquire… if the deal is right?

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

The rumour mill is in full swing but it is not too ridiculous to suggest that Estée Lauder could be ripe to join the acquisition trail given its history and the current state of the market. It is not exactly out of character for the big players either…

The rise of the silkworm cocoon in skin care

The rise of the silkworm cocoon in skin care

By Michelle Yeomans

Silk cocoon-based skin care formulations are really starting to take off in Asia as consumers seek an alternative way to keep the skin radiant and treat the ageing process.

Nivea's In-Shower Body Lotion has been one of the past year's success stories

Beiersdorf R&D head says it’s OK to appreciate external innovations

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Traditionally cosmetics companies have adopted a ‘not invented here’ attitude, but big benefits can be gained from changing to a ‘proudly found elsewhere’ mindset and being open with external partners, says Beiersdorf’s head of research and development.

The Vincience research team hard at work

Ashland showcases skin defence plankton extract in China

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Aquatic plankton rich in GP4G nucleotides dampens the effect of infrared and ultraviolet radiation on the appearance of skin, according to new studies showcased at the Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients Exhibition (PCHi) in Shanghai.

Mibelle Biochemistry unveils anti-ageing snow algae extract

Mibelle Biochemistry unveils anti-ageing snow algae extract

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

An extract of snow algae can protect the skin against environmental stress factors and improve the barrier function and has been developed by Mibelle Biochemistry. Here, Dr Fred Zülli gives Cosmetics Design an exclusive insight.

Japanese men investing in anti-ageing products

Japanese men investing in anti-ageing products

By Michelle Yeomans

With Chinese, Japanese and Korean males indicated to be the most active consumers of grooming products, preferences have long grown from aftershave and shaving foam staples and innovation in skin care is booming to cater to this demand.

Japanese luxury cosmetics segment seeing success

Japanese luxury cosmetics segment seeing success

By Michelle Yeomans

Japanese cosmetic giants may now start to invest in bespoke facial care after seeing brands like Shiseido, Kao and Kose Corp cashing in on consumer demand for luxury products despite the recession in recent years.

Stem cell answer to beat the bald

Stem cell answer to beat the bald

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

A trio of studies have delved into the regeneration of hair follicles and described some of the factors that determine when hair grows, when it stops growing and when it falls out.

Nicole Tyrimou, Euromonitor analyst

Euromonitor analyst identifies key male skin care trends

By Chris BARKER

Men's skin care markets are becoming polarized between the simple and the complex, as Euromonitor beauty and personal care analyst Nicole Tyrimou identifies the key trends in this developing cosmetics field as simplicity and multi-functionality.

FDA issues new warning on mercury cosmetics

FDA issues new warning on mercury cosmetics

By Chris BARKER

The FDA has issued a warning on 15 illegal skin whitening products, many of containing dangerous heavy metals, discovered being imported into the Philippines.

Future Beauty Trends: Finding the right target

Guest Blog

Future Beauty Trends: Finding the right target

By Imogen Matthews

The recent Beauty Futures Forum conducted by trends forecasting agency 'The Future Laboratory' identified what we can expect next in terms of original concepts and different ways of targeting beauty consumers post-recession. Here, our expert...

Nu Skin makes further investment as Operation China ramps up

Nu Skin makes further investment as Operation China ramps up

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Having announced plans to invest more in China and with sales booming in the region, as per its financial results released earlier in the month, Nu Skin will now look to finish the building of its Innovation Park in Shanghai.

Living Proof's Jennifer Aniston range is an example of building trust, says Bone

An insight into anti-ageing: R&D is vital

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Scientific backing is to have a big say in the future growth of the anti-ageing arena as manufacturers look to meet more consumers and create a feeling of trust, according to Datamonitor International Consumer Insights analyst Daniel Bone.

Asian demand for Donkey milk in cosmetics has risen

Donkey milk cosmetics - crème de la crème for Asian consumers

By Michelle Yeomans

Cleopatra swore by it, bathing daily in asses' milk as part of her beauty regime. Now the spotlight is back on it as Asian cosmetics consumers, particularly those in Thailand, Malaysia, South Korea and China are said to be favouring it in anti-ageing...

Merck launches new skin care actives

Merck launches new skin care actives

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Ingredients supplier Merck has launched new cosmetics actives and invited CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com down to give us an exclusive insight on the skin care ingredients.

Kanebo's 'slow' product recall: blame Kao

Kanebo's 'slow' product recall: blame Kao

By Chris BARKER

The Japanese company has been accused of not responding fast enough to skin whitening complaints, however Cosmetics Design spoke to reps that reveal its parent company Kao had to give them the nod first.    

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