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Lunata Beauty closes $3 million Series A funding round

By Deanna Utroske

The cordless-hair-tool startup, founded by Stacey Boguslavskaya and Monica Abramov in 2017, plans to use the capital to develop new tech, expand internationally, and double the size of the Lunata team.

CDIB Capital invests in L&P Cosmetics

CDIB Capital invests in L&P Cosmetics

By Natasha Spencer

South Korean facial skin care name, L&P Cosmetics, receives an undisclosed sum from CDIB Capital, the private equity arm of China Development Financial.

China's business future

Global business support spurs China’s growth

By Natasha Spencer

As China remains a dominant make up producer, particularly in areas of innovation such as lip care, the next ten years are expected to bring increased overseas investment, governmental backing and worldwide business opportunities.

Estée Lauder still determined in China

Estée Lauder still determined in China

By Lucy Whitehouse

Estée Lauder is said to be pushing ahead with its strategy to make inroads in China, despite the slumping economic conditions in the country.

Global beauty app set to launch in Asia

Global beauty app set to launch in Asia

By Lucy Whitehouse

Vaniday, an international beauty app, has turned its sights to global expansion with its recently announced launch in Asia, where its efforts have begun in Singapore.

India eyes up Vietnam's markets for cosmetic chemical exports

India eyes up Vietnam's markets for cosmetic chemical exports

India is the latest country on the AP region to consider Vietnam an ideal location for its exported cosmetic dyes and chemicals thanks to the Southeast Asian country's upgrade in skillful workers and an average GDP growth rate of 5-6 per cent annually.

Croda invests in Alkoxylation plant in Singapore

Croda invests in Alkoxylation plant in Singapore

Speciality chemical ingredients manufacturer, Croda has expanded its alkoxylation facilities on Jurong Island as it strives to "provide innovative solutions closer to customers in the fast growing markets of Asia Pacific".

Brand divestment and new CEO signal P&G’s focus shift away from Beauty

Analysis from Euromonitor

Brand divestment and new CEO signal P&G’s focus shift away from Beauty

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

It has been a busy time for Procter & Gamble with the brand divestment to Coty and the announcement of its new CEO and this all acts as evidence that the company is shifting its focus away from Beauty, according to market research firm Euromonitor...

Could Kao snap up P&G’s Wella hair care unit?

Could Kao snap up P&G’s Wella hair care unit?

By Michelle Yeomans

Procter & Gamble has reportedly published sale documents for its’ Wella hair care brand, and although the company has yet to comment on the speculation, Japanese giant Kao is among those tipped to be a potential buyer.

Cosmetics Design's colour cosmetics forum kicks off today!

Cosmetics Design's colour cosmetics forum kicks off today!

By Michelle Yeomans

There's still time left to register for Cosmetics Design's multifunctional colour cosmetics forum, where our panel of experts will discuss the latest innovations and challenges of a segment where alphabet creams are just the tip of the iceberg...

Multifunctional colour cosmetics - are you up to date?

Multifunctional colour cosmetics - are you up to date?

By Michelle Yeomans

While the 'alphabet cream craze' undoubtedly epitomizes multi-functionality; BB, CC, and DD creams are just the tip of the iceberg. Therefore, Cosmetics Design has dedicated a forum to keep the industry up to date with the latest challenges...

Alain Khaiat defines a winning strategy for cracking Asia

*Cosmetics Vision Special*

Alain Khaiat defines a winning strategy for cracking Asia

By Michelle Yeomans

Industry veterans like Alain Khaiat, President of Seers Consulting, was amongst engaging presenters at last week's first ever Cosmetics Vision event, where he outlined his strategy for cracking the Asian markets.

L’Oréal targets China growth with $843m bid for skin care firm

L’Oréal targets China growth with $843m bid for skin care firm

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Cosmetics giant L’Oréal has offered to buy Chinese skin care company Magic Holdings International for HK$6.5bn ($843m) in cash said in a joint statement, as the French firm looks to take advantage of the growing luxury market in China; where sales growth...

More European brands look to expand on the Indian markets

More European brands look to expand on the Indian markets

By Michelle Yeomans

European brands, in particular Italian cosmetics players are tapping into the Indian markets of late and Officiana Farmaceutica Italiana (OFI) is the most recent brand awaiting a nod from the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) to expand its business...

Dabur sees double-digit gains despite tough economy

Dabur sees double-digit gains despite tough economy

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Despite a challenging macro-economic environment, Dabur India reported strong volume-driven growth across all its key categories; with skin and hair care both contributing to the double digit growth.

Hair’s to a good year for Unilever

Hair’s to a good year for Unilever

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Thanks to a strong fourth quarter in the hair care segment, Unilever signed off a good year of growth in Personal Care, as well as its other consumer categories, with the announcement of its full year results.

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