The Indian arm of Japanese flavors and fragrance firm Takasago is considering a move into the personal wash category, according to a report published by The Hindu Business Line.

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After eight acquisitions in 2016 and an impressive 12 in 2015, it looks like Frutarom is set to repeat, if not beat its M&A record this year.

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Australian women are prioritising ‘cruelty-free’ over other characteristics when buying cosmetics, according to a study carried out by Roy Morgan and reported by Finder.  

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Takasago has opened its new US$10 million R&D and manufacturing facility at One Hub, Chennai, India, according to a report published by Times of India.

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Kanebo has settled a class action bought in Yokohama, Japan. Some 17 women were seeking ¥370 million in compensation after experiencing an adverse reaction to the company’s skin whitening range, according to a report published by The Japan Times.

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LG Household & Health Care is gearing up to launch Korea’s first customized skin care brand, according to a report published by Pulse News.

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PETA Senior Vice President Kathy Guillermo has issued a statement in response to a new regulation issued by China's Food and Drug Administration's (CFDA), which allows certain new cosmetics to undergo a simplified registration process with the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration, potentially allowing them to bypass the CFDA's requirements for tests on animals.

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New Zealand will ban the sale of cosmetics containing microbeads from July 2018, according to a report published by the New Zealand Herald.

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Bioscience company Amyris has signed a definitive agreement with Nikkol Group, a leading Japanese cosmetic specialty chemical provider, to establish a cosmetic ingredient joint venture.

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Australian manufacturers are following the US regulatory lead, voluntarily reformulating anti-bacterial soaps without recourse to controversial ingredient triclosan, according to a report published by The New Daily.

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