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Brand Innovation

This is the news category you will want to dive into to find out all the latest innovations and developments in the finished goods arena. From smart and unique marketing concepts, to boundary-breaking products that create new niches, you will find it all here.

Bookmark this section to discover what product developers, marketers, formulators and packaging specialists are bringing together to create the next generation of skin care, hair care, colour cosmetic, sun care and fragrance products. It goes without saying that this is an incredibly fast-paced industry, so staying one step ahead of brand innovation is crucial to staying on top.

Vitabrid C12 launch marks first exclusive Korean beauty brand in Barneys New York

16-Aug-2017 - Active Vitamin C-based hair and skin care name, Vitabrid C12, hits US shelves with an exclusive retail agreement with luxury speciality retailer, Barneys New York.

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Ayurvedic beauty in India part II: A way of life

16-Aug-2017 - The Indian government and leading brands recognise the potential of Ayurvedic beauty and are supporting its growth, Shreyansh Kocheri, Senior Research Analyst at Euromonitor International explains.

in-cosmetics Asia puts the spotlight on face mask innovation

16-Aug-2017 - Face masks have become big news throughout Asia, offering consumers a convenient DIY skin care treatment that helps to improve the appearance of pores, remove excess oil and hydrate the...

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Ayurvedic beauty in India part I: Mindfulness and wellbeing

15-Aug-2017 - With Ayurvedic beauty appearing as a core marketing message in India, we asked Joanna Chan, Research Analyst at Euromonitor International why this trend is taking off and how it is...

Tonymoly moves into dermocosmetics space with Tai Guk Pharm acquisition

15-Aug-2017 - South Korean cosmetics name, Tonymoly, acquires stake in preparations maker, Tai Guk Pharm.

CJ E&M opens its doors to 68 Korean companies at KCON this week

15-Aug-2017 - South Korean content and media company, CJ E&M, gets ready to host KCON 2017 and welcome 68 Korean companies and Korean beauty lovers this week.

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The Convenience Factor part III: Diversifying demographics

14-Aug-2017 - In the third part of our interview with Matthew Crabbe, Director of Research, Asia-Pacific at Mintel, we explored how convenience in cosmetics shopping is appreciated by all demographics, and how brands...

Azelis and Tagra Biotechnologies lock in exclusive distribution agreement in China

14-Aug-2017 - Global speciality chemicals distributor, Azelis, develops its relationship with leading cosmetics ingredients supplier, Tagra Biotechnologies, and status in Asia Pacific (APAC) by creating an exclusive distribution agreement in China. ...

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The Convenience Factor part II: Creating the new retail era

09-Aug-2017 - With convenience hot on the list of priorities dominating consumer decision making, we spoke to Matthew Crabbe, Director of Research, Asia-Pacific at Mintel on how we can expect this to...

The Convenience factor part I: Why Chinese shoppers are heading in-store

08-Aug-2017 - 24-hour services are adding value to urban Chinese consumer shopping habits, as Matthew Crabbe, Director of Research, Asia-Pacific at Mintel reveals that convenience stores are differentiating their products and services...

Inolex develops China's Centre of Excellence

08-Aug-2017 - Natural ingredient producer, Inolex, welcomes new staff and increases lab capabilities at its hub in Guangzhou, China.

Marico builds ethnic hair portfolio with Isoplus acquisition

07-Aug-2017 - Indian consumer personal care group, Marico, adds South African ethnic hair styling collection, Isoplus, to its growing portfolio.

New Zealand Secret enters luxury skin care market in Singapore

07-Aug-2017 - New prestige, natural skin care company, New Zealand Secret, makes its debut in Singapore to appeal to consumers' high-end shopping habits.   

Azelis builds Australia and New Zealand profile with Chemcolor acquisition

02-Aug-2017 - Speciality chemical distributor and supplier, Azelis, makes inroads in the Oceanic cosmetics region with its purchase of manufacturer and formulations supplier, Chemcolor.

L’Occitane conceptualises in-store design in China and Japan

02-Aug-2017 - Natural ingredient-based cosmetics and wellbeing goods producer, L’Occitane, enters into the innovative concept market following a strong quarterly trading period.

Bell Flavors & Fragrances steps up APAC growth in Malaysia

26-Jul-2017 - Personal care and fine fragrances provider, Bell Flavors and Fragrances, launches its latest location in Malaysia.

Urban skin stress technology part I: Entering the next era

25-Jul-2017 - Science and technology consultancy, Sagentia, releases its latest white paper on the progression of urban skin stress technologies.

AkzoNobel expands organic presence in China

25-Jul-2017 - Leading global producer of organic peroxide, AkzoNobel, plans to increase its capacity at its Polymer Chemistry Facility in  Ningbo, China.

'Brands need to move at the speed of modern Chinese cultures', report reveals

24-Jul-2017 - While the 2017 RTG Consulting Brand Relevance report highlights the success of powerhouse global beauty and personal care brands, it also reveals their growing competition from local homegrown Chinese names.  

Indonesia hosts first-ever hair care exhibition

24-Jul-2017 - The hair care and hairdressing industry is set to flock to the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, for the city’s first ever hair-focused exhibition.

Camlin Fine Sciences acquires Ningbo Wanglong Flavors and Fragrances

24-Jul-2017 - Performance chemicals manufacturer, Camlin Fine Sciences, and its subsidiary company, CFS Europe, gain a 51% stake in Chinese enterprise, Ningbo Wanglong Flavors and Fragrances (Wanglong).

Marico’s Hair & Care releases new campaign for fruit hair oil range

19-Jul-2017 - Leading Indian consumer goods name, Marico’s Hair & Care, releases a new marketing campaign to advertise its innovative fruit hair oils.

Kao boosts reputation for environmental, social and corporate excellence

18-Jul-2017 - The chemical and cosmetics company has been selected for the newly-established FTSE Blossom Japan Index and MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index.

Gifting part I: How brands can leverage the experience

18-Jul-2017 - In association with MEC, The Hurun Research Institute releases its 'China HNWI Gifting White Paper 2017’, citing its findings on gifting and high net worth individual (HNWI) demands in China.

Shiseido joins teamLab on live art exhibition

18-Jul-2017 - The Japanese personal care leader, Shiseido, and creative artists group, teamLab, collaborate to launch a digital art exhibition.

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