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Beauty buzz: Top 10 most-read beauty trend stories of 2023

By Amanda Lim

Take a look at our biggest trends stories from the past year, featuring the revival of first-gen K-beauty brands, L’Oréal’s insight into derma beauty, and The Body Shop’s move away from ‘anti-ageing’.

How to stop confusing consumers with organic and natural labelling

Special Newsletter: Natural and Organic Labelling

Why consumers struggle with natural and organic labelling and how to fix it

By Simon Pitman

Natural and organic labelling claims, certification and branding are confusing enough even for industry professionals, so imagine how consumers feel. We spoke to Ecovia Intelligence-founder Amarjit Sahota to find out how things can be simplified.

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.

Natural and organic labelling rise set to continue

Natural and organic labelling rise set to continue

By Natasha Spencer

The global cosmetics industry has seen a considerable increase in the use of ethical, natural and organic labels, which is having a positive effect on the Asia-Pacific market.

Microbeads: UK government announces ban

Microbeads: UK government announces ban

By Lucy Whitehouse

Just days after a parliamentary committee released a review in favour of a ban in the UK, the government has announced any personal care products containing microplastic will be prohibited from sale by the end of 2017.

Eye on the Trends in Asia: Ethical

Eye on the Trends in Asia: Ethical

By Lucy Whitehouse

Four key trends are set to define the Asia Pacific skin care market in the coming period, according to recent research by Euromonitor International. In this mini-series, Cosmetics Design takes a closer look at each: this time, we consider ethical.

In-cosmetics Korea opens its doors next week!

In-cosmetics Korea opens its doors next week!

By Lucy Whitehouse

In-cosmetics is set to open its doors next week in Korea for the second year running, gathering together the industry in one of the world's leading markets for beauty and personal care innovation.

Study links early menopause to everyday exposure – but NOT cosmetics!

Study links early menopause to everyday exposure – but NOT cosmetics!

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

A new study has linked high levels of chemicals that we come across every day in the environment, plastics, and other household items, with women experiencing menopause 2-4 years earlier – however none of the concerning ingredients studied are used in...

Editor’s picks: the top five articles of 2014

Editor’s picks: the top five articles of 2014

By Deanna Utroske

This year the most relevant news in the cosmetics industry spanned the region and a telling array of topics: the environment in China, novel skin care ingredients, animal testing in India, influential industry trends across the region, and digital strategy...

Unilever pledges to phase out microbeads in Australia

Unilever pledges to phase out microbeads in Australia

By Lucy Whitehouse

On the back of Australian government’s ongoing push to reduce and eventually eliminate microbeads in its waters, Unilever has pledged to crack down on their presence in its products.

Consumer report finds questionable ingredients in cosmetics

Consumer report finds questionable ingredients in cosmetics

By Michelle Yeomans

Consumer Reports 'ShopSmart' says it has found numerous body care products with potentially harmful ingredients, such as coal tar color, triclosan, and formaldehyde releasing chemicals following a year long investigation.

L’Oréal and Beiersdorf 'monitoring' Ukraine crisis

L’Oréal and Beiersdorf 'monitoring' Ukraine crisis

By Michelle Yeomans

European cosmetic companies, including L'Oréal and Beiersdorf are keeping an eye on the current political crisis in Ukraine, but are reporting no disruption to their operations in and exports to the country.

US bill to give FDA authority to set safety standards for cosmetics

US bill to give FDA authority to set safety standards for cosmetics

By Michelle Yeomans

Representatives of congress have introduced the 'Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act', which they propose will close major loopholes in the federal law that currently allows companies to use ingredients in cosmetics known to damage...

Symrise to expand perfume production in China

Symrise to expand perfume production in China

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Flavor and fragrance supplier Symrise is planning further expansion of its perfume oil production in China, highlighting the company’s dedication to strengthening its presence in the region.