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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.  

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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.

Will cosmetics and personal care ingredient trade between Australia and the US come undone in the age of Trump?

15-Feb-2017 - To find out how business on the ground is fairing since this country’s new President had his ‘worst call by far’ with a foreign leader, Cosmetics Design caught up with...

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...

Cosmax opens new colour cosmetics facility in China

15-Feb-2017 - Cosmetics R&D and production company, Cosmax, ups its production capacity by opening a make-up factory to encourage growth in the Chinese market.

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...

Australia reforms cosmetic regulation NICNAS

14-Feb-2017 - Major changes impacting Australia’s cosmetics industry will come into force by 1st September 2018, with some proposed changes already in effect since 1st September 2016, Chemlinked reports . 

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...

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.

Korea and China's political struggle to impact trade?

08-Feb-2017 - Cosmetics heavyweight nations, China and Korea, have enjoyed growing success thanks to their market understanding, creative innovations and promotional campaigns.

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