Personal Care

BASF to build specialty amines plant in China

BASF to build specialty amines plant in China

By Katie Nichol

In a move that will further strengthen its global production network, German chemicals firm BASF announced it is to build a world-scale specialty amines plant at its existing site in Nanjing, China.

Digital holds key to success in China

Digital holds key to success in China

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Olay, L’Oréal Paris and Rejoice emerge as the top three digital beauty brands in China and are tipped to make this status count as the country’s digital and social use has seen growth in the last few years.

As the BRIC markets mature, will the next focus be MINT?

As the BRIC markets mature, will the next focus be MINT?

The BRIC markets have been one of the main driving forces for the cosmetics and personal care market in recent years, particularly during the global economic slump, but the economist who first identified them believes new markets are set to steal the...

Unilever recognises cosmetics potential with €150m investment

Unilever recognises cosmetics potential with €150m investment

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Unilever has highlighted its focus on Personal Care expansion by announcing an investment of over €150 million in a new manufacturing plant in Konya, Turkey, to increase its capacity for sustainable growth in the market.

Environmental standard introduced to ease Oz consumers’ concerns

Environmental standard introduced to ease Oz consumers’ concerns

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Not-for-profit organisation Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) has released a new environmental standard for personal care and cosmetics products to ease consumer concerns over the use of palm oil, toxic chemicals and greenwashing.

Paras pharma brothers back in business as they return to personal care

Paras pharma brothers back in business as they return to personal care

By Michelle Yeomans

The brothers of Indian firm, Paras Pharmaceuticals are making their way back into the personal care sector with their own cosmetic brands which experts believe will be fierce competition for the consumer goods company, Marico who bought out the brothers...

L’Oréal expansion in Sub-Saharan Africa another ‘good move’

L’Oréal expansion in Sub-Saharan Africa another ‘good move’

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

When you are one of the leading cosmetics companies in the world you cannot rest on your laurels. Despite performing ahead of the market and expanding its operations to compete in Asia-Pacific and Central and Latin America, L’Oréal has also turned its...

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...

PCHi gears up for 2013 edition

PCHi gears up for 2013 edition

By Katie Nichol

The 2013 edition of the Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) trade show in China promises to be the best and most well attended edition yet according to conference organizer Reed Sinopharm Exhibitions (RSE).

in-cosmetics Asia to open its doors in Bangkok next week

in-cosmetics Asia to open its doors in Bangkok next week

By Simon Pitman

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.

People on the move: cosmetics jobs

People on the move: cosmetics jobs

By Pooja Kondhia

Cosmetics Design presents it latest round up of the movers and shakers in the cosmetics industry, including appointments at Beiersdorf, LVMH and Coty.

What has the economic downturn meant for beauty packaging?

What has the economic downturn meant for beauty packaging?

By Andrew McDougall

While the recession may officially be over it has taken its toll on the beauty packaging industry and manufacturers will have to turn to differentiation of packaging format, size and shape to attract consumers.