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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.

Tech beauty brand Skin Inc welcomes new board member to pursue mobile strategy

15-Feb-2017 - Francois Arpels has joined Skin Inc as a board advisor for brand and strategy, as the company strives towards utilising innovative technologies to propel it further in the Singaporean, Asian...

AmorePacific: Do business results indicate move away from Korea?

15-Feb-2017 - As AmorePacific displays a positive picture of its 2016 business results, we consider whether the conglomerate’s efforts to up its presence in APAC counterparts Thailand and Singapore is an attempt...

Pop-up stores: Celebrating the benefits of offline and online?

14-Feb-2017 - As leading global retail giants conglomerates Amazon and Shiseido announce they are embracing the pop-up retail trend, we explore the benefits they can provide and what it will mean for brick-and-mortar...

Male hair and skin care is big on video

14-Feb-2017 - As the male grooming sector pairs evolving regimes with digital channels, the hair and skin care segments are thriving.

How the pop-up beauty retail space is hotting up

13-Feb-2017 - In this two-part article, we take a look at the growing trend of pop-up retail spaces in Asia and how its emergence is expected to impact the presence of brick-and-mortar...

Wearable technology: A new meaning to beauty-on-the-go

13-Feb-2017 - With urban Chinese consumer interest building for wearable devices, we explore how the beauty industry can take developments forward in 2017.

Estée Lauder praised for digital achievements in China

13-Feb-2017 - With digital channels offering consumers a fast, reliable and authentic insight into their favourite brands, the prestige beauty manufacturer is maximising its awareness in the Chinese marketplace.

Why beauty brands are latching on to the boutique retail segment

08-Feb-2017 - The boutique beauty segment has gone from strength to strength, as more and more consumers choose to shop in a more curated and personalized environment that meets their expectations of...

L’Oreal Thailand opens green distribution centre

07-Feb-2017 - As L’Oreal Thailand opens its green distribution centre at TPARK Bangna, the sustainability-driven facility is Asia’s first LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) silver level green distribution centre, reported...

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Sweatproof make up: Beauty brilliance around the clock

07-Feb-2017 - The 24-hour beauty trend is driving the APAC region as consumers want to look and feel their best throughout the day and into the night, regardless of environmental influences such...

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Sustainability: A staple of brands’ communication strategies

07-Feb-2017 - As companies strive towards implementing optimal environmental initiatives, Belinda Carli, Director, at the Institute of Personal Care Science explores how this ongoing focus is stepping up a gear in 2017.

India moves towards cashless beauty buys amidst demonetisation decision

07-Feb-2017 - Mintel, the UK-based market research company presents the dilemma facing retailers in India in 2017 and going forward, following its demonetisation move.

Chinese beauty brands up digital investment, report says

07-Feb-2017 - The L2 report uses its specific worldwide standard to analyse the capabilities and achievements of 98 beauty brands in China.

Before and after images can help boost the natural beauty category - Kline expert

06-Feb-2017 - Proving how effective natural cosmetic and personal care products are is one of the biggest barriers for many players, but a new market report from Kline Group underlines how before...

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Customisation: It’s all about colour, bases and fragrances in 2017

06-Feb-2017 - In January, we reported the top trends set to make an impact in 2017. In this three-part article, we revisit each trend in more depth with Belinda Carli, Director, Institute...

Indian SSK Group launches new personal care brand

06-Feb-2017 - The Indian LED lighting and mobile accessories brand, Shree Sant Kripa (SSK) Group, has launched into the personal care area by promoting new grooming habits for the country’s younger generation...

L’Oreal launches women empowerment fund to celebrate 20 years in China

06-Feb-2017 - L’Oréal, a global leader in beauty, celebrates 20 years in the Chinese marketplace this year, launching its women empowerment fund to mark the achievement.

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YouTube star Tina Yong explains why beauty brands need vloggers: Part One

02-Feb-2017 - Cosmetics Design spoke with You Tube beauty blogger Tina Yong, to ask her about how influencers like her are helping to shape the cosmetics and personal care industry.

Top global consumer trends 2017 part 2: authenticity and personalisation

01-Feb-2017 - In the second part of this article, we explore two more key trends making it onto Euromonitor International’s list of the top 10 global consumer trends for 2017 and take...

Reckitt Benckiser Malaysia account awarded to Optimedia

01-Feb-2017 - FMCG leader, Reckitt Benckiser Malaysia, has selected Malaysian advertising and marketing company, Optimedia, to become its media agency partner, according to a report published by Asia’s news outlet, Marketing.

Rising urbanisation to spur personal care packaging growth

01-Feb-2017 - With CDA reporting how the global personal care sector is set to focus on widening its market share to skin care and hair care products that contain active ingredients and...

AmorePacific and SK Telecom sign agreement to advance IoT beauty

31-Jan-2017 - South Korean beauty leader, AmorePacific, and wireless communications company, SK Telecom, have teamed up to use data and the Internet of Things (IoT) to create beauty innovations.

Halal popularity goes global

31-Jan-2017 - The halal cosmetics market is expected to rise to $52.39 bn (€48.9 bn) by 2021, up from $26.47 bn (€24.7 bn) in 2016, global technology research and advisory company Technavio, reports.

Personal care: Drivers behind the sector's future success

31-Jan-2017 - Business insight providers, Markets and Markets, has released its latest findings on the top 10 care chemicals including colour cosmetics, personal care ingredients, cosmetic pigments and active ingredients, that are...

Beauty and digital come together to launch the industry’s next creator

30-Jan-2017 - Asia’s Next Top Beauty Creator, which seeks to find the most innovative creations in the industry, hits the web on 1st February 2017 to push Asia’s status as a leading...

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