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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.

Seaweed Expo to highlight ingredient's burgeoning potential

26-Apr-2017 - South Korea, the APAC hub of creativity and innovation, boosts the profile of seaweed for cosmetics and personal care applications.

Shiseido reveals wrinkle improving capabilities of retinol formulation

25-Apr-2017 - Japanese multinational personal care giant, Shiseido, conducted a clinical trial into the effect and efficacy of retinol active ingredients in improving wrinkles.

Procter & Gamble to invest €93mn in digital innovation centre in Singapore

24-Apr-2017 - In its first digital innovation expansion outside of the US, the multinational consumer goods provider is preparing to invest millions over the next five years.

South Korean biotechnology firm Hugel in €762 mn acquisition deal

24-Apr-2017 - The global private investment firm, Bain Capital, agrees to purchase almost half of South Korean biopharmaceutical firm Hugel.

BIA Best Indie Beauty Brand winner Nannette De Gaspé in conversation with Cosmetics Design

19-Apr-2017 - Earlier this month at in-cosmetics global in London, Cosmetics Design celebrated the winners of this year’s Beauty Industry Awards, among the honorees were Nannette De Gaspé Beaubien, founder of the...

Healthy lifestyles fuel natural ingredient demand in India

18-Apr-2017 - Market intelligence provider, Mintel, finds that healthy living, time management and overall happiness are opening up vast opportunities for brands in the natural sector.

Frutarom acquires Vietnam’s Western Flavors

18-Apr-2017 - Natural speciality fine ingredients business, Frutarom, has agreed to acquire Vietnamese Western Flavors and plans to build a new flavours plant in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to help expand...

AmorePacific named as 7th best global beauty brand

18-Apr-2017 - Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) hails the South Korean cosmetics giant as number seven out of the world’s top 100 beauty companies.

Textures, ingredients and experiences boost South Korean cosmetics

17-Apr-2017 - South Korea has long been recognised as the beauty hub of Asia-Pacific as it continues to present new creations in the region.

Innovation in Thailand: Mintel highlights recent on-trend releases

17-Apr-2017 - Over the past year, the Southeast Asian nation has emerged as a leading producer of skin care items that revolve around pollutant-protection properties and natural ingredients that aid wellness.

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Anti-pollution cosmetics consumers seek visual clues

17-Apr-2017 - Belinda Carli, Director of Institute of Personal Care Science, puts forward the importance of seeing the effects of the environment for the growth of the anti-pollution sector.

Voice technology part II: Why it is fuelling brand strategies

12-Apr-2017 - As the Speak Easy report by Mindshare and J. Walter Thompson Innovation Group identifies voice technology as being more powerful than typing messages when it comes to developing customer relationships,...

NetEase Kaola develops European Partnership Plan to bring European products to China

12-Apr-2017 - Cross-border e-commerce technology provider, NetEase Kaola, commits to buying €3 billion of European products over the next three years to increase Chinese consumers’ access to European items.

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Supplier efficacy data drives anti-pollution claims

12-Apr-2017 - With anti-pollution brands focusing on new stories to generate brand and product interest, we asked Belinda Carli, Director, Institute of Personal Care Science, how pollutant-protection research and claims are changing.

Rising markets: South Korea and facial skin care

11-Apr-2017 - Market intelligence providers, Mintel, announced that the birthplace of K-beauty and K power now ranks in the top 10 for global beauty markets.

Voice technology part I: Building emotional connections with customers

11-Apr-2017 - The Speak Easy study, managed by media and marketing firm, Mindshare, and creative think tank, J. Walter Thompson Innovation Group, have released its report outlining how brands should incorporate voice...

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“China is the leader of new anti-pollution skincare in APAC”, Mintel reveals

10-Apr-2017 - In light of China becoming the dominant region for anti-pollutant products in Asia-Pacific, we asked David Tyrrell, Global Skincare Analyst at Mintel what we can expect to see from the...

L’Oréal develops mechanobiology research to create massage device for anti-ageing

10-Apr-2017 - L’Oréal’s Research and Innovation launches a first-of-its-kind skin device targeting anti-ageing, based on mechanobiology research.

So what really is the best eye cream on the market?

05-Apr-2017 - The category for skin care that targets the delicate eye area has exploded in recent years with a dizzying array of choice that leaves many consumers bemused. So which one...

Anti-pollution claims strengthen emerging facial powder niche

05-Apr-2017 - As facial powders have been tipped as the next big thing in the multifunctionality trend, Mintel explains how brands are utilising anti-pollution packaging claims and natural ingredients to boost their...

D&K Worldwide set to launch skin care range in India

05-Apr-2017 - Following their attendance at the Beauty India show, Korean-based skin care label, D&K Worldwide, hopes to make its cosmetics product line a permanent fixture in India.

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China’s e-commerce boom part IV: Creating a buzz overseas

05-Apr-2017 - Mintel revealed in a recent blog how "online shopping for imported products lacks the excitement of shopping when travelling overseas", so we asked Matthew Crabbe, Director of Research, Asia-Pacific at...

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China’s e-commerce boom part III: How can individual brands stand out?

04-Apr-2017 - As we enter the age of “new retail”, we ask Matthew Crabbe, Director of Research, Asia-Pacific at Mintel how both Chinese and overseas APAC brands can strive for market domination.

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China’s e-commerce boom part I: Reaching new highs

29-Mar-2017 - Global market intelligence company, Mintel, reveals how China’s online retail market space is expected to grow to 1.3 tn Chinese yuan (€133.7 bn) by 2021 at a compound annual growth...

PCHi 2017 achieves record-breaking numbers with event firsts

29-Mar-2017 - This year’s Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) trade show, organised by Reed Sinopharm Exhibitions (RSE), witnessed record-breaking numbers at its 10th-anniversary event.

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