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Dr. Mark Gray launches rebranded Ao Skincare at Cosmoprof North America

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Dr. Mark Gray launches rebranded Ao Skincare at Cosmoprof

By Deanna Utroske

At this week’s beauty trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada, dermatologist and brand founder Mark Gray spoke with Cosmetics Design about formulation updates, aesthetic design changes, and the strategy behind this New Zealand – based brand’s approach to ethical,...

Indie Beauty Profile Michelle Matthewman Caim & Able

Indie Beauty Profile

Michelle Matthewman, Caim & Able

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Michelle Matthewman, managing director of Caim & Able (a personal care brand centered on the topical benefits of magnesium), has a realistic take on the time commitment required to run a personal care startup. And, she...

China: Authority amalgamation and health care influence

China: Authority amalgamation and health care influence

By Natasha Spencer

As the nation combines three of its key cosmetics regulations authorities, we take a look at how the influence of the healthcare industry and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is impacting the regulatory landscape in China.

Silicone developments are appealing to the ANZ personal care market

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Silicone developments are appealing to the ANZ personal care market

By Natasha Spencer

As leading speciality chemicals and food ingredients supplier, Azelis, becomes Australia Momentive’s exclusive distributor, we spoke to Camiel Huisman, Managing Director Australia, Azelis on what we can expect from Australia and New Zealand’s personal...

Australian Made/Grown logos part 3: Millennial social concerns

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Australian Made/Grown logos part 3: Millennial social concerns

By Natasha Spencer

We caught up once more with Delon Wang, Trends Manager, Asia-Pacific at Mintel, for the final instalment of our Made in Australia series to consider the impact of sociological considerations from the millennial demographic.

Skin Elements and Ageless Products enter into MOU

Skin Elements and Ageless Products enter into MOU

By Natasha Spencer

Australian natural skin care company, Skin Elements, has agreed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Australian, China-focused health care export business, Ageless Products.

Eurofins acquires Dermatest

Eurofins buys Australian Dermatest

By Natasha Spencer

Bioanalytical service provider, Eurofins Group, secures its acquisition of Australian sunscreen and skin care evaluation laboratory, Dermatest.

Suning Holdings Group makes cooperation agreement with Metcash

Suning Holdings Group makes cooperation agreement with Metcash

By Natasha Spencer

China’s leading retailer, Suning Holdings Group, signs a cooperation agreement with leading Australian wholesale distribution and marketing company, Metcash, to welcome quality Australian and New Zealand products into China.

Trilogy enters into ownership deal with Lanocorp

Trilogy enters into ownership deal with Lanocorp

By Natasha Spencer

Scented candle and beauty product manufacturer, Trilogy, is set to purchase a controlling share of Australian and New Zealand natural skin care cosmetics competitor, Lanocorp.  

Australia prepares to replace cosmetics regulation NICNAS

Australia prepares to replace cosmetics regulation NICNAS

By Natasha Spencer

The present National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) cosmetics regulation, which covers a wide range of chemicals including cosmetics, will be reformed from 1st July 2018.

Biolabex develops cosmetics R&D in Mauritius

Biolabex develops cosmetics R&D in Mauritius

By Natasha Spencer

As Biolabex becomes the first GMP-compliant CDMO in the Indian Ocean, we spoke to Marc Labiche, CEO of Biolabex about its R&D capabilities and the benefits of its location.

Australia reforms cosmetic regulation NICNAS

Australia reforms cosmetic regulation NICNAS

By Natasha Spencer

Major changes impacting Australia’s cosmetics industry will come into force by 1st September 2018, with some proposed changes already in effect since 1st September 2016, Chemlinked reports. 

Top cosmetics trends in 2017

Institute of Personal Care Science: Top trends in 2017

By Natasha Spencer

As big brands focus on their new year strategies and development plans, we take a look at the Institute of Personal Care Science ’s projected trends and how they are set to transform the industry in 2017.

New Zealand to ban microbeads

New Zealand moves forward with ban on microbeads

By Natasha Spencer

Nick Smith, New Zealand’s Minister for the Environment has announced the country’s plans to ban the sale of personal care products containing plastic microbeads.

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