Following the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision that antibacterial wash manufacturers must ban 19 ingredients from their products within one year, Japan has announced it has already put this in motion.
Anti-pollution products are one of the most sought after trends within the APAC region and with innovative developments, consumer attitudes and events all focusing on pollution protective cosmetics products, it is adopting sophisticated marketing campaigns.
As consumers are increasingly searching for ways to protect their skin from pollution, we spoke to Christina Ho, Regional Skin Care Marketing Manager for Asia Pacific at cosmetics manufacturer Croda to discover how protecting skin from pollution aggression...
As consumers seek natural and organic cosmetic products, we deliver the second part of our interview with Jorge Larranaga, Senior Manager Manufacturing Division at Number Three in Japan on what developments in the cosmetics and associated industries are...
As consumers become increasingly aware and concerned about the effect pollution has on the skin, we speak to Alain Khaiat, President at Seers Consulting who gives us the latest on this growing sector and its future potential.
As sustainability continues to grow in the natural and organic sector, we spoke to Jun-Seong Park, Heritage Material Research Team Leader/Manager, R&D Unit at AmorePacific, who emphasises that “product sustainability must be ensured to achieve sustainable...
As the global natural cosmetics sector is one of the fastest growth segments within the beauty industry, we spoke to Jorge Larranaga, Senior Manager, Manufacturing Division at Number Three in Japan to find out why the Japanese market is no exemption.
As the Indian skin-whitening market focuses on beauty-enhancing claims around health, David Tyrrell, Global Analyst at Mintel says “brands need to take the ethical high-ground when talking about fairer skin care solutions”.
This is the question in-cosmetics Asia 2016’s New Spotlight On feature will examine when it will display a range of anti-pollution products and the latest innovative ingredients helping to redress the topic.
Following Unilever’s purchase of Seventh Generation, which marks the latest in a series of green acquisitions, we take a look at the latest mergers and acquisitions in Asia-Pacific and why there are far fewer than in the US and Europe.
As the number of ethical labels in Asia’s cosmetics industry is developing rapidly, will new ethical, health and environmental labels join the dominant natural and organic segment? And how can Asia-Pacific (APAC) brands maximise their opportunity to join...
Ethical and sustainability claims are proving among the hottest trends right now, and a new way for formulators to tap into this heightened state of consumer consciousness is to reuse otherwise discarded materials.
Just days after a parliamentary committee released a review in favour of a ban in the UK, the government has announced any personal care products containing microplastic will be prohibited from sale by the end of 2017.
Adelaide Glycomics says that the opening of its carbohydrates research centre is the largest of its kind in the southern Hemisphere, and is likely to benefit a number of industries, including cosmetics.
Four key trends are set to define the Asia Pacific skin care market in the coming period, according to recent research by Euromonitor International. In this mini-series, Cosmetics Design takes a closer look at each: this time, we consider ethical.
L’Oréal Australia is making efforts to build its environmental credentials in the country, and has teamed up with TerraCycle to offer consumers a free collection and recycling service for its products.
Superfoods have been a dominant fad in the food industry for the past few years, with consumers turning to such ‘superfood ingredients’ as chia seed, pumpkin seed, quinoa, kale and more in their enthusiasm for naturals.
BASF, global specialty chemicals firm, has laid out a series of measures by which it hopes to raise the sustainability profile of its personal care ingredients offering, with a particular focus on palm oil.