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Pop-up potential: Power of experimentation

21-Mar-2017 - Cosmetics retailers are hoping to catch consumers’ attention with the new and dynamic pop-up trend.

ArtDeco targets Indian market with BeYu range

21-Mar-2017 - German cosmetics company, ArtDeco Group, eyes up India for a second time as its prepares to relaunch its BeYu range in the marketplace amid strong projected growth.

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Online customisation meets DIY – an opportunity or limitation?

21-Mar-2017 - Belinda Carli, Director of the Institute of Personal Care Science provides an in-depth look at how consumers are influencing the customisation trend, both on and offline, and what this means...

Nikkol and Amyris complete joint venture Aprinnova

20-Mar-2017 - Japanese cosmetics speciality chemical provider, Nikkol, finalises the formation of its joint venture with industrial US bioscience providers, Amyris, commercially labelled as Aprinnova.

Skin care brand Mamonde opens Lazada online store

20-Mar-2017 - AmorePacfiic-owned skin care and cosmetics name, Mamonde, launches its beauty range on Lazada's shopping platform.

Latest e-commerce trends influencing China

15-Mar-2017 - At eTail Asia 2017, Ann Wang, General Manager of Performance Advertising Solution, Online Media Group, Tencent, revealed how Chinese brands can succeed amid the country’s online market environment and evolving...

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Colour cosmetics part 2: Understanding local preferences in Korea

15-Mar-2017 - With celebrity endorsements and cross-industry partnerships gaining traction in Korea, Jane Jang, Senior Beauty Analyst at Mintel emphasises that brands need to appreciate local trends and consumer needs to create...

Thai-based Shouvy launches skin whitening range

14-Mar-2017 - Hailed as Thailand’s latest brand to “whiten, lighten, and brighten the skin”, Shouvy leverages the popularity of APAC’s skin whitening trend with Thailand’s prosperous cosmetics market.

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Colour cosmetics part 1: Is the Korean tide changing?

14-Mar-2017 - Korean beauty trends have led to a new wave of trend adoptees and so we caught up with Jane Jang, Senior Beauty Analyst at Mintel to understand more about how...

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Anti-fatigue part 2: Energy boosting Indian beauty

14-Mar-2017 - We continue our conversation with Sharon Kwek, Senior Innovation and Insights Analyst, Beauty and Personal Care at Mintel on this growing niche segment and what we can expect from it in...

Lisse uses hydrogen to create face mask first

13-Mar-2017 - Korean premium beauty care producer, Lisse, has released the country’s first hydrogen-filled rejuvenation mask.

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Anti-fatigue part 1: India’s evolving society prompts niche segment

13-Mar-2017 - UK-based market research company, Mintel, identifies the anti-fatigue area as an up and coming niche segment as consumers battle against burgeoning careers and lack of sleep.

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How China plans to remain the lip care hub part 2

13-Mar-2017 - Due to the popularity of the lip cosmetics in China, we asked Laurie Du, Senior Beauty Analyst, Asia Pacific at Mintel, how the industry intends to retain its position at...

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Self tanning versus skin whitening: a global skin care demand divide?

08-Mar-2017 - We asked Sharon Kwek, Senior Innovation and Insights Analyst, Beauty and Personal Care at Mintel whether the tanning trend has been completely replaced by skin whitening in APAC.

BASF opens new innovation campus in India

08-Mar-2017 - Chemical giant, BASF Group, has introduced its new innovation campus in India for the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.

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China remains lip care hub part 1

08-Mar-2017 - As lip colour remains the fastest growing colour cosmetics subcategory in China, we spoke to Laurie Du, Senior Beauty Analyst, Asia Pacific at Mintel, to find out why it’s generating...

How K beauty is shaping the Asian colour cosmetics category

07-Mar-2017 - In our first Cosmetics Design Asia special newsletter of the year, we are focusing on evolving trends and industry developments that impact the growing colour cosmetics sector in APAC.

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Beauty and Fitness part 3: Looking after the inner you

07-Mar-2017 - Active consumers in the APAC region not only pursue beauty purchases that maintain their outward appearance throughout the day, but also those that accompany healthy physical and mental wellbeing, emphasises...

Clariant furthers its personal care brand identity in India

06-Mar-2017 - As the Swiss company builds upon its presence in the natural ingredients sphere, it aims to appeal to the Indian market with a selection of organic cosmetic products.

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Beauty and Fitness part 2: On-the-go make up

06-Mar-2017 - As the beauty and fitness partnership is gaining traction amongst active consumers, we continue our conversation with Sharon Kwek, Senior Innovation and Insights Analyst, Beauty and Personal Care at Mintel...

Indie Beauty Profile

Claire Mitchell, ECO. Modern essentials

06-Mar-2017 - In her Indie Beauty Profile, Claire Mitchell, director of ECO. Modern essential talks about how her international business experience helped her grow the brand’s global reach and how wellness, natural beauty,...

Beauty and fitness part 1: The new industry collaboration

01-Mar-2017 - As consumers and brands alike have recognised the connection between fitness and beauty in recent years, we spoke to Sharon Kwek, Senior Innovation and Insights Analyst, Beauty and Personal Care,...

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...

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