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Mibelle Biochemistry explains anti-ageing caloric restriction concept

At the in-cosmetics event in Hamburg Cosmetics Design met with Mibelle Biochemistry’s Dr Fred Zuelli, who explained the company’s new snow algae extract launched at the show, and explains how it works.

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With a new show in Sao Paolo just around the corner, in-cosmetics shone the spotlight onto the Brazilian beauty industry at this year’s show in Hamburg. 

The touch and feel of a formula is becoming more important in order to satisfy demand and meet consumer needs, which is why it is a top priority for ingredient suppliers.

At last week's in-cosmetics Hamburg event Cosmetics Design spoke to Euromonitor International's head of beauty and personal care, Irina Barbalova to find out what are the latest developments in the emerging markets, particularly in Brazil and China, where continued growth is leading to premiumisation.

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Domestic brands winning out with China's continued growth from CosmeticsDesign-Asia.com

A new market report by research firm China Research and Intelligence notes that total sales revenue of the China cosmetic industry reached CNY 260 billion in 2013, and the analysts attributed this growth to rising resident income.

Johnson & Johnson drops PurTox from CosmeticsDesign.com USA

The company as a whole may have reported strong first quarter results, but Johnson & Johnson has ended efforts to rival Allergan’s popular Botox anti-wrinkle treatment.

Rivertop gets multi-million dollar investment to develop bio-based ingredients from CosmeticsDesign.com USA

The demand from the cosmetics industry and others for bio-based ingredients has seen chemicals producer Rivertop Renewables raise $26 million from Cargill, First Green Partners and existing investors.

Beauty brands hit and miss with video advertising from CosmeticsDesign.com USA

Recent video advertising campaigns by Dove and Veet have met with criticism from consumers and professional commentators, emphasizing the importance of the increasingly dominant marketing format for the beauty industry. 

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L’Oréal chief vows to get back on track after Q1 slowdown

L’Oréal chief vows to get back on track after Q1 slowdown

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Beiersdorf: collaboration breeds innovation

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RSPO: communication improvement supports sustainable palm oil development
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Bertil Heerink shares his vision of a more harmonized cosmetics industry
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Recognising social media behaviour will breed success for beauty brands
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Recognising social media behaviour will breed success for beauty brands

Beauty brands must understand that social media is an infrastructure used to connect people and interact, and...