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Azelis hires two new managing directors in APAC

22-Mar-2017 - Global speciality chemicals distributor, Azelis, has made two new senior appointments to help make inroads with its expansion plans in the APAC region.

Shiseido wins award for Mazda-designed perfume

22-Mar-2017 - Multinational cosmetics leader, Shiseido, takes home the gold in the coveted international iF Design Awards for its Kodo Soul of Motion concept.

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.

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.

China celebrates first PCHi Fountain Awards

20-Mar-2017 - The 10th edition of the Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) trade show held its inaugural Fountain Awards and revealed 30 award recipients.

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...

Shiseido celebrates 60 years in Taiwan

15-Mar-2017 - As 2017 marks 60 years in Taiwan for leading Japanese multinational personal care company Shiseido, we look at how it’s developed its presence and how the Taiwanese market is transforming.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Elizabeth Arden: A beauty brand turnaround case study

06-Mar-2017 - Last summer Revlon got into the prestige beauty business in a big way by acquiring Elizabeth Arden. Some two years before that deal, Elizabeth Arden invested in an Air Paris...

Vietnam: Free trade agreements boost cosmetics sector

01-Mar-2017 - Through free trade agreements, import tariffs on cosmetics will be reduced to 0-5%, paving the way for the Vietnam’s domestic market to develop its presence in APAC.

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.

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...

Globon wins exclusive contract with ACN

27-Feb-2017 - South Korea-based cosmetics manufacturer, Globon, will distribute its skin care and beauty products to direct seller American Communication Network (ACN).

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.  

Analysis

Where politics and beauty meet

23-Feb-2017 - New leadership took over the United States not two months ago, and already executive orders, emerging policy platforms, and the pandemonium of an experiment in business-tycoon-as-government-official have warranted a new...

Procter & Gamble and Hindustan Unilever: Shampoo ad lawsuits dismissed

22-Feb-2017 - The Delhi High Court in India has dismissed a number of lawsuits submitted by Procter & Gamble (P&G) and Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) relating to shampoo advertisements.

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.

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.

Nippon Shikizai buys shares in Orleans Cosmetics

20-Feb-2017 - Japanese Nippon Shikizai, a make up and skin care contract manufacturer, reveals that its 100% subsidiary, Thepenier Pharma Industrie, has acquired shares of Orleans Cosmetics.

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