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Singapore a Growing Beauty Hot Spot in Southeast Asia
A new report from RNCOS, which hones in on trends, demographics and more for the beauty and cosmetic industry in Singapore, shows the market in the country having an anticipated CAGR of around 4% during 2013–2017.
Patent Picks—Reactivating Sunscreens; Etched UV Protection; Jaboticaba/Cashew Skin Care; Water-soluble Sunscreens
By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries
Patent Picks are taken from publicly available sources and cover recent patents issued or applied for in the cosmetic and personal care industries and relevant peripheral markets. This edition features sun protection and skin repair technologies.
Beauty Focus, R&D Investment Important for Future Growth, Says Euromonitor
A video posting featuring Euromonitor senior beauty and personal care research analyst Oru Mohiuddin shows how the growth strategies of the some of the beauty industry's biggest players are stacking up.

Formulating/Ingredients

Impact Colors Predicts 2015 and Beyond Color Trends
Impact Colors has introduced Color Trends 2015+, an online presentation of color and color effects in the personal care industry for 2015 and beyond. Color Trends 2015+ frames the future in five themes: Brilliance, Two-tones, Multicolors, Faux Nature and Men.
Energizing Cells for More Youthful Skin
Mary Begovic Johnson By: Katie Anderson, Cosmetics & Toiletries
Procter & Gamble (P&G) researchers, including Mary Begovic Johnson, principal scientist, may have come closer to finding the "fountain of youth" in cellular bioenergetics. As she explains, the role of this discipline in skin’s appearance has been identified, along with ingredients that can restore energy to cells.
Shin-Etsu Develops Siliconized Pullulan Film-former for Long-wear Lip Formulations
In response to the demand of both mass and prestige consumers in the personal care market for products with more multi-tasking benefits, Shin-Etsu Silicones of America has recently developed a multifunctional siliconized pullulan film-former in isododecane that was designed for long-wear lip applications.

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