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China ends animal testing on regular cosmetics

China ends animal testing on regular cosmetics

By Simon Pitman

China authorities have continued to make steps toward the ending of animal testing on cosmetics by ceasing mandatory testing for ordinary cosmetic products produced and sold in China.

L'Oreal France chief details positive Cosmetics Europe outlook

Talks with the top: Loïc Armand details his positive cosmetics outlook

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

As Cosmetics Europe announced that President of L’Oréal France, Loïc Armand, will take the reins as its President for the 2014 -2016 term, CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com was given an exclusive interview with the new boss - and his outlook is very positive.

Domestic brands winning out with China's continued growth

Domestic brands winning out with China's continued growth

By Lucy Whitehouse

A new market report by research firm China Research and Intelligence notes that total sales revenue of the China cosmetic industry reached CNY 260 billion in 2013, and the analysts attributed this growth to rising resident income.

Adverse Outcome Pathways holding the key to regulatory hurdles?

Adverse Outcome Pathways holding the key to regulatory hurdles?

By Lucy Whitehouse

Following a successful in-cosmetics workshop on the regulatory issues facing the industry, Annelie Struessman of CONUSBAT, chair of the workshop, stopped off to give the Cosmetics Design team the low-down on what was discussed.

Sephora expands into Australia: region continues to diversify

Sephora expands into Australia: region continues to diversify

By Lucy Whitehouse

International beauty brand Sephora’s upcoming expansion into Australia participates in the ongoing diversification of the region’s cosmetics market, and will mean domestic players will need to continue to up their game with innovation.

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…

Givaudan enters fragrance collaboration with Xinhua in China

Givaudan enters fragrance collaboration with Xinhua in China

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Swiss manufacturer Givaudan is aiming to further reach out to its customers in Asia-Pacific and meet their needs, having announced the signing of a joint venture with Zhejiang Xinhua Chemical for the production of fragrance ingredients in China. 

Shiseido all set to launch Za range in India

Shiseido all set to launch Za range in India

By Lucy Whitehouse

Japanese beauty giant Shiseido is set to go ahead with the launch of its skin care brand ‘Za’ in India next month, following the successful establishment of its Mumbai subsidiary last year.

Squalane is made from shark liver oil. Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images

Amyris' squalane alternative in Asia pushing boundaries

By Michelle Yeomans

Amyris has collaborated with Dowell, a personal care ingredients supplier, to distribute its sugar-based squalane, a renewable alternative to the controversial material, in the Republic of Korea.

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