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Researchers at the University of New Mexico (UNM) have taken a break from their normal subject focus of engineering and found a cosmetic application that can benefit from ion beam technology and alter hair color.

The U.S. House of Representatives has finally passed a bill that will streamline the process for reviewing and approving ingredients in sunscreen products.

The Anglo-Dutch consumer giant will continue to look towards its personal care business after a difficult second quarter saw sales slow in emerging markets.

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L’Oréal sees digital give beauty business a boost and virtual mirror is just the start from CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com

The digital age is upon the beauty industry and will be a ‘game-changer’ according to the industry’s biggest cosmetics manufacturer, who has been driving forward following the launch of its Makeup Genius virtual mirror app earlier this year.

ADA Cosmetics sold to new equity investment company from CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com

Germany-based ADA Cosmetics has been sold by global asset manager The Carlyle Group to Ardian, an independent private investment company.

The Face Shop angling to become top Korean brand in Thailand from CosmeticsDesign-Asia.com

The Face Shop, a skin care and cosmetics leader in Korea, is eying up expansion Thailand, where it has set its sights on the top spot among Korean brands in the country.

Record tourist numbers in Japan: a boost for department stores from CosmeticsDesign-Asia.com

The Japan National Tourist Organization has said 6.26 million tourists visited Japan during the first half of 2014, 26.4% ahead of figures for the same period last year – with 2013 already a record breaking year itself.

China overtakes the US as world’s largest economy from CosmeticsDesign-Asia.com

China is likely to overtake the USA to become the world’s largest economy in Purchasing Power Parity, an economic milestone according to Euromonitor.

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