According to a report published by the United Nations Environment Programme, Asia is the largest regional emitter of mercury in the world, and cosmetics are noted amongst other products as contributing.
The Bali National Drug and Food Monitoring Agency (BPOM) is warning consumers to be more cautious when buying cosmetics after finding in a recent operation, a large number of illegal traditional beauty products.
With the latest research from Mintel revealing the that color cosmetics market accounts for nearly a third of sales in many Asian countries, NYX Cosmetics has, like many brands before it, made the move into the region with its 'affordable luxury’...
According to the market researcher, a rising preference for Eastern traditional ingredients in the West has seen the Thai beauty market to have grown by 44 percent since 2008 and is estimated to reach US $4.8 billion by 2015.
After much success in the Japanese beauty product market, Panasonic is now extending its reach into Southeast Asia with a new range of ‘nanoe care’ beauty and grooming products, based on its electrical expertise.
China-based ingredients supplier Fenchem says it is specifically targeting growth in the fast-growing Southeast Asia market, on the back of its participation at next week's in-cosmetics Asia, to be held in Bangkok this week.
With online registration now closed for the in-cosmetics Asia event in Bangkok next week, final preparations are falling into place for what the organizer promises will be the biggest ever event, and the Cosmetics Design team will be there to cover it.
As new EU regulation comes into play next year, replacing the European Cosmetics Directive, the Regulatory Workshop at the 2012 in-cosmetics Asia will look at how this affects regulatory frameworks in Europe, China, Korea and ASEAN.
Environmental watchdog, the EcoWaste Coalition is putting pressure on the Philippines Food and Drug Administration after it discovered first hand that cosmetics containing mercury were still available over the counter, despite being banned in the region.
Despite a government ban on cosmetics containing mercury being sold in the Phillipines, a public interest group claims to have found 11 brands of skin whitening products containing mercury still available in stores.
Cosmetics Design is extending its coverage of the global cosmetics and personal care industry to the Asia Pacific region with the launch of its first ever Cosmetics Design Asia newsletter in the first week of September.
Luxury fragrance and cosmetics player Estée Lauder has reported a strong rise in full year and third quarter sales on the back of continued sales growth in the US, China and from its travel retail business.
The organisers of the in-cosmetics Asia trade show have released the educational programme for the upcoming event in Bangkok, highlighting hair care and regulation as the key talking points in the region.
Elevance Renewable Sciences has been awarded the 2012 Presidential Green Challenge Award by the US Environmental Protection Agency for its production of “high performing, green specialty chemicals at advantageous costs.”
Chemical company Gevo has signed a collaborative agreement with the intent to site a cellulosic biomass isobutanol facility in Southeast Asia, as it looks to grow in one of the fastest growing chemical markets.
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.
NatureWorks, has announced it is the first company in Germany to achieve certification from the International Sustainability & Carbon Certification Association (ISCC) and the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP) for its packaging made...
In addition to sustainable developments. the key topics to be covered at the Sustainable Personal and Fabric Care Asia conference in Shanghai on 21 and 22 June 2012 are ingredient innovations and supply issues, together with market outlook and consumer...
Procter & Gamble head of beauty Virginia Drosos has confirmed that she is retiring from her role in the company, while the division is set to be relocated from the global headquarters in Cincinnati to Singapore.
In the second of this two-part interview with Susan Arnot Heaney, executive director of corporate responsibility at Avon, we look at how the company has engaged its employees in sustainable and how it has served to reduce the overall carbon footprint.