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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.

Volume Down: The male hair trend sweeping Asia

23-Jan-2017 - Market research company, Mintel, reports that this year’s latest trend in male grooming, ‘volume down’ hair care, is seeing APAC brands step up their creativity and innovation.

Luxasia teams up with Puig to grow presence in Asia

23-Jan-2017 - Dominant prestige Asian beauty retailer, Luxasia, enters a joint venture deal with Spanish fragrance company, Puig, to expand its name throughout Asia.

Institute of Personal Care Science: Top trends in 2017

18-Jan-2017 - As big brands focus on their new year strategies and development plans, we take a look at the Institute of Personal Care Science ’s projected trends and how they are...

Cosme Tokyo 2017 to showcase Made in Japan cosmetics

18-Jan-2017 - This year’s Cosme Tokyo 2017 will place particular importance on promoting products formulated, developed and marketed on its home soil.

Innisfree collaborates with POSPi and Bank of China to launch mobile payment in China

18-Jan-2017 - AmorePacific-owned beauty brand, Innisfree, collaborates with mobile retail solutions company, POSPi, and Bank of China, to launch its mobile point of sale (POS) solution in Chinese branches.

Wei Beauty launches new anti-pollution skin care solution

17-Jan-2017 - The China-based beauty brand expands its product portfolio to offer a Golden Root Multi-Action Anti-Pollution Mist, aimed at lowering the impact of pollution on the skin.

Moana Skincare teams up to target Europe and the Middle East

17-Jan-2017 - New Zealand-based organic skin care brand, Moana Skincare has entered into a partnership agreement with active ingredient developer Aqua Bio Technology (ABT).

In-cosmetics Group reaches for new digital highs

16-Jan-2017 - As the leading personal care ingredient events organiser achieved record-breaking success in 2016, we look ahead to what we can expect from in-cosmetics events in 2017.

AmorePacific enters Middle East market

16-Jan-2017 - The South Korean beauty leader has teamed up with retail franchise operator, Aishaya Group, to expand its presence in the Middle East.

Shiseido creates new advertising campaign for 2017

16-Jan-2017 - The New Year sparks a new marketing message for the Japan-based beauty powerhouse as it seeks to emphasise the power of beauty from within.

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What’s in store for packaging in 2017?

11-Jan-2017 - Looking ahead to the next 12 months, we spoke to David Luttenberger, Global Packaging Director at Mintel about this year’s top packaging trend predictions.

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China’s cosmetics and consumer trends in 2017 part II: A new technological era

11-Jan-2017 - As China strives towards maximising its opportunities through the use of dynamic and intuitive technologies, we asked Delon Wang, Manager of Asia Pacific Trends at Mintel, what we can expect...

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China’s cosmetics and consumer trends in 2017 part I: A change of pace

10-Jan-2017 - As China has enjoyed strong growth in recent years to become the world’s second largest market, we spoke to Delon Wang, Manager of Asia Pacific Trends, Mintel, on market research...

Water conservation part II: What’s next for sustainability?

09-Jan-2017 - Market information provider, Mintel, releases data on the emerging trend that will see the beauty and cosmetics industries prioritise conserving water and encourage consumers to do the same.

Shiseido scoops coveted Marie Claire award

09-Jan-2017 - Japanese beauty front runner, Shiseido, picks up the renowned Marie Claire Prix d’Excellence de la Beauté accolade for its smart Synchro skin lasting liquid foundation.

PCHi China 2017 trade show turns 10

09-Jan-2017 - The 2017 Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) trade show has launched several new platforms as it celebrates its 10th anniversary.

Packaging event hosts team up to secure India growth

04-Jan-2017 - The New Year marks a new partnership between the Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP) and the Indian subsidiary of German trade show organiser, Messe Düsseldorf, as they aim to develop...

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Water conservation part I: Where beauty meets sustainability

04-Jan-2017 - Water is now being seen by the beauty, cosmetics and personal care industries as a scarce luxury that must be conserved.

Samsung announces new creative skincare projects

03-Jan-2017 - Samsung Electronics will reveal its latest S-Skin and Lumini skin care solutions to the global marketplace in a bid to encourage creative technologies in the beauty place.

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Teen and Tween market: Key target audience in 2017

03-Jan-2017 - The beauty and cosmetics industries in APAC continue to prioritise market understanding, innovation and creativity, along with research and development to launch revolutionary products that appeal to both domestic and...

Omnichannel beauty and wearable tech: how digital transformed the industry in 2016

23-Dec-2016 - Some of the most impressive advances seen in the industry this year have come from the impact of digital, both in the retail space and in the arena of product...

Eurofragance opens Singapore fragrance facility

21-Dec-2016 - Spanish fragrance designer and manufacturer, Eurofragance, inaugurates its Singapore plant as part of its corporate strategy to access growth opportunities in APAC.

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24 hour beauty part I: Pollution is top concern for beauty consumers

20-Dec-2016 - As APAC consumers demand additional beauty solutions that last throughout the day and night, we spoke to Sharon Kwek, Senior Beauty and Personal Care Innovation and Insight Analyst at Mintel about...

LG H&H and Kao get an A for sustainable water initiatives

20-Dec-2016 - Japan and South Korea lead the way for effective water resource management leadership, a new report finds.

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Social media - the digital marketing channel of choice part II: Targeting audiences is key

19-Dec-2016 - In the second part our interview with Belinda Carli, Director of Institute of Personal Care Science, Australia, we explore how brands can best maximise their impact online using relevant social...

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