South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) has released findings from its analysis of administrative action taken against cosmetics companies, which indicated that labelling and advertising violations accounted for 75% of cases.
B2B e-commerce platform Alibaba.com plans to help more South Korean SMEs strengthen digital capabilities to expand their overseas sales channels, after successfully enabling cosmetics trading firms like BigPie C&T gain 80% growth.
Sargassum fusiforme (S. fusiforme), or hijiki, could be applied in cosmetic products as a melanogenesis-inducer to tackle hypopigmentation disorders and improve hair greying, say South Korean researchers.
American beauty multinational Coty is targeting further growth for Burberry Beauty in China after recent successes in makeup and fragrance, alongside the impending launch of its first refillable perfume bottle.
Japanese cosmetics company Pola Orbis says it has developed two semi-solid products that are not only designed for use in space, but also have potential to be adopted by populations facing water scarcity.
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The Shanghai Municipal Medical Products Administration is aiming to bolster the standardisation of on-site personalised cosmetics services through an updated set of “trial provisions” that will be effective for two years, starting this month.
Chinese researchers say that oral probiotics is a better option than topical probiotics in treating inflammatory skin conditions, as it mediates the intestinal microbiota that in turns help regulate skin health.
The Korea Consumer Agency (KCA) has advised cosmetics brands to tighten labelling on shampoo bars, after its recent test discovered that some products did not indicate allergenic ingredients or accurately display their acidity levels.
Korean red ginseng marc (KRGM) gintonin is a potential candidate to replace synthetic ingredients in anti-ageing and sun protection products due to its ability to reduce cell ageing and improve wound healing, researchers say.
Japanese cosmetics giant Kao Corporation has dedicated resources to strengthen the presence of selected brands worldwide, with premium brand SENSAI leading the way through an upcoming flagship store in Shanghai.
South Korean cosmetics brands such as IOPE and Mediheal have hopped on the bandwagon of sun patches, which have gone viral on social media, although the longevity of its popularity hangs in the balance.
South Korean delivery app Baemin has taken a leap into the Vietnamese beauty market by launching a skin care and makeup brand, and is capitalising on K-beauty trends to customise products for the needs of local consumers.