The trend for consumers to be fitter and healthier is one of the biggest influences helping the professional skin care market show signs of recovery, with Germany and the UK as the driving regions at present.
To address the 'under appreciated' needs of an increasingly ageing population, Nestlé Skin Health's innovation hub in Shanghai will look at skin health issues including intense dryness, skin cancer and ageing.
Scientists have discovered that New Zealand Kanuka honey in skin care gives new hope for the 5-10% of adults who suffer from rosacea, a chronic red facial rash where long-term antibiotics are the standard treatment.
Nestlé Skin Health will open a global network of 10 innovation hubs focused on developing solutions and techniques that will promote healthy skin through medical investigation, education and application of skin health technologies.
The Supreme Court in New Delhi has implemented a "cure or care" differentiation to separate medicinal products from cosmetics in a bid to avoid confusion as to when suppliers will need to pay a levy of central excise duties.