Anti-Aging / Skin Whitening

Pond's skin whitening ad in Pakistan raising eyebrows

Pond's skin whitening ad in Pakistan raising eyebrows

By Lucy Whitehouse

Western observers of the ever-popular skin-whitening trend in Asia continue to voice their disapproval, with a recent Pond’s advert in Thailand, which features the tagline ‘Dark Out, White In’, sparking debate.

Mintel: eye care innovation in Asia

Mintel: eye care innovation in Asia

By Michelle Yeomans

Asia is often viewed as the centre of cosmetic innovation. Here, Mintel rounds up some of the eye care products dominating the region's markets..

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?

Exclusive Insight

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.

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