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Kao launches Sofina IP in Taiwan and Hong Kong

01-Mar-2017 - Japanese cosmetics leader, Kao, will launch its latest brand, Sofina IP, in Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Asianification: How halal cosmetics are gaining attention overseas

28-Feb-2017 - As UK supermarket giant, Asda, is set to become the country’s first big store to offer halal cosmetics to its customers, we look at how the global marketplace is embracing...

AdMaster and Tencent QQ release Young People Insight Paper on Chinese brand loyalty

28-Feb-2017 - Leading data solution provider, AdMaster, and Tencent QQ, an instant messaging platform, have released their “Young People Insight Paper”, which analyses young people’s attitudes towards brands, media habits and entertainment...

YouCam Makeup app advises beauty shoppers in Shanghai

27-Feb-2017 - Watsons Flagship store in Shanghai will utilise the YouCam Makeup app in customisation mode to provide customer service in-store digitally.

Aloe vera cosmetics company launches in the Philippines

27-Feb-2017 - Grace Cosmetics, an Australian cosmetics brand brings its aloe vera products to the Philippines.  

PCHi welcomes new dermo and natural cosmetics platforms

21-Feb-2017 - Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) has opened its doors to celebrate its 10th birthday. To mark a decade of the PCHi 2017 conference and exhibition, there will be a...

It's Skin set to merge with Hanbul Cosmetics

21-Feb-2017 - Korean cosmeceutical brand, It’s Skin, is set to merge with K-beauty leader Hanbul Cosmetics to enhance its position in the Chinese marketplace.

Active beauty: Making health and fitness look good

21-Feb-2017 - Market research company, Mintel, reveals that active beauty is set to be a dominant trend in 2017, as companies invest in tools and applications that encourage consumers to focus on...

Jala Group creates first 3D bioprint of artificial skin

20-Feb-2017 - Chinese cosmetics company, Jala Group develops imitation skin using 3D bioprinting technology for beauty matching

Cosmax increases sales by 42% through strategic approach

20-Feb-2017 - Through its global expansion, focus on home shopping convenience and collaborations with pharmaceutical and fashion brands, the South Korean cosmetics ODM increased sales by 42% to 757 bn won (€621.58 mn) in 2016.

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...

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