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Li & Fung acquires cosmetic brand owner Lornamead

Li & Fung acquires cosmetic brand owner Lornamead

By Simon Pitman

Hong Kong-based consumer goods group Li & Fung has acquired Lornamead Acquisitions and its subsidiaries for $190 million, securing a significant portfolio of personal care brands.

Seven Scent further expands into Asia...

Seven Scent further expands into Asia...

By Michelle Yeomans

The UK fragrance brand is the most recent to call on specialty chemicals distributor DKSH for its expertise in selected Asian markets, in a bid to further expand its product line in the region.

Merck expands it's cosmetic pigments network into China

Merck expands it's cosmetic pigments network into China

By Michelle Yeomans

Merck Chemicals has announced the opening of a ‘Pigments & Cosmetics Technology Application Network’ (TANC) in Shanghai in an effort it says, to better meet the growing needs of Chinese consumer.

Estée Lauder to release first China-focused skin care brand

Estée Lauder to release first China-focused skin care brand

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Cosmetics player Estée Lauder is furthering its efforts to make its presence felt in Asia-Pacific and leverage its rapid sales growth in China by launching a new skin care line aimed specifically at the local consumers.

Symrise expands its presence in Latin America

Symrise expands its presence in Latin America

By Michelle Yeomans

Symrise has announced the opening of its 'Center of Excellence' near São Paulo, which has been in progress over the last twelve months in an effort to strengthen its presence in Latin America.

Asian cosmetics summit to tackle major ethical & ecological issues

Asian cosmetics summit to tackle major ethical & ecological issues

By Michelle Yeomans

According to Organic Monitor, the second Asia-Pacific edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit to be held in Hong Kong this November is to tackle some of the major ethical and ecological issues facing the industry in that region.

Urban Decay comes under fire as it moves into Chinese market

Urban Decay comes under fire as it moves into Chinese market

By Michelle Yeomans

The brand well known in the US, UK, Canada, France, Italy, Spain, Singapore and the Middle East has come under fire due to its decision to move into the Chinese market, despite its conflicting animal testing policy.