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Are you looking to know which markets are dominating Asia or if male grooming is taking off on the region? 

Here you can stay up speed with the latest consumer trends, expert insight and market developments in Asia Pacific.

Cosmoprof Asia director discusses new show format

30-Nov-2016 - At last week's Cosmoprof Asia event in Hong Kong, event director Michael Duck took the time out to discuss this year's new format, which saw the show split between two...

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Anti-pollution product launches Part II: APAC popularity influences global industry

30-Nov-2016 - As APAC is home to over a third of all anti-pollution product launches in 2016, in the second part of this article we spoke to Sharon Kwek, Senior Beauty and Personal...

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Sustainability goals for 2017 and beyond part I: resources and ethical labelling

30-Nov-2016 - As the latest Sustainable Cosmetics Summit took place earlier this month, in this two-part article we discuss with Amarjit Sahota, Director of Organic Monitor, the key sustainability topics on the cosmetics agenda...

Kolmar Korea takes majority share in CSR Cosmetics

30-Nov-2016 - The South Korean cosmetics original development manufacturer (ODM), Kolmar Korea, announces its acquisition of an 85% stake in CSR Cosmetics Solutions.

Sa Sa International sees fall in profits amid drop in tourism

29-Nov-2016 - Hong-Kong based Sa Sa International announced a 37.3% decrease in profits in its interim results, highlighting decreasing tourism numbers as a key factor.

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Anti-pollution product launches Part I: Why APAC is the region of choice

29-Nov-2016 - As market research company, Mintel, finds over a third of all anti-pollution products in 2016 have been launched in APAC, we spoke to Sharon Kwek, Senior Beauty and Personal Care Innovation...

Halal fragrances to lead growing ethical sector, report states

29-Nov-2016 - Increasing awareness among consumers about halal-certified products boosts the demand for Halal cosmetics and the fragrance sector, in particular, which is expected to generate the largest CAGR during the forecast...

Facebook releases data from Beauty Buyers Survey

28-Nov-2016 - The media and social networking company sees all things digital moving from the desk top to mobile devices. And Facebook seems to hope that its newest data on beauty consumers...

Cosmoprof Asia 2016 names first Innovation Circle Award winners

28-Nov-2016 - Cosmoprof Asia 2016 saw 650 new companies attend its two-venue event and inaugural Innovation Circle Awards.

China restricts Korean K-beauty influence

28-Nov-2016 - Distribution agreements and commercial relationships between China and South Korea’s cosmetics, beauty and personal industries have suffered a significant setback as China imposes stricter broadcasting rules.

Korean Isoi expands natural skin care operations

28-Nov-2016 - South Korean cosmetics company, Isoi, is building on its domestic market appeal by expanding its Korean skin care products internationally.

Amorepacific ramps up support for technological innovation

23-Nov-2016 - South Korean cosmetics leader, Amorepacific, demonstrates the importance of ongoing R&D through technology and innovation.

Korean National Assembly Forum highlights alternative testing methods

23-Nov-2016 - Humane Society International is holding an Assembly Forum in Korea to emphasise the importance of “supporting advancing science without suffering”.

Korea to inspire at International Beauty Expo 2016

23-Nov-2016 - The 14th International Beauty Expo Korea will take place between 25th -27th November 2016 at COEX complex, Seoul, South Korea.

Cosmoprof Asia 2016, in photos

22-Nov-2016 - The Cosmoprof Asia 2016 event opened its doors in Hong Kong last week. And this year was the first for the "One Fair, Two Event Spaces" concept, which saw the...

Tonymoly builds new manufacturing plant in China

22-Nov-2016 - Korean K-Beauty favourite, Tonymoly, invests 23 bn won (€19.1 mn) in a new production facility in Zhejiang Province, China.

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Seppic’s Emogreen wins functional ingredients award

22-Nov-2016 - As Seppic Asia’s Emogreen won the best prize in the functional ingredients category of the Best Ingredient Awards Innovation at in-cosmetics Asia 2016, we spoke to Marty Lumain, Asia Pacific...

South Korea makes first APAC free trade agreement with Central America

22-Nov-2016 - The trade ministry of South Korea, APAC’s leading cosmetics hub, has reached free trade agreements with six Latin American countries - Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, Guatemala and Nicaragua....

Korean retailer Peach & Lily introduces skin care range

21-Nov-2016 - Korean beauty giant, Peach & Lily, launches its skin care brand, which features its new face mask collection.

Cosmax and Alibaba partner to distribute Korean beauty to China

21-Nov-2016 - Cosmax, South Korea's biggest cosmetics original development manufacturer (ODM), has teamed up with China’s online retailing giant Alibaba to create a new e-commerce platform to distribute Korean cosmetics throughout China....

Unilever China wins Sustainable Business Award

21-Nov-2016 - Unilever China won the Sustainable Business Award for the second time at the recent British Business Awards.

Five things you need to know from the industry this week

18-Nov-2016 - Our weekly roundup of the top need-to-know stories that have emerged from the beauty and personal care industry this week.

A platform for connection: in-cosmetics Asia ‘a celebration’

18-Nov-2016 - The in-cosmetics Asia trade event is ‘a celebration’ of the beauty and personal care industry and its innovative nature, according to the show’s organiser.

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How brands can evolve in personal care market part III

17-Nov-2016 - Part III: Using science and nature to launch productsIn the final part of our interview, we spoke to Vito Consiglio, Vice President, Personal and Home Care, Ashland, about how Ashland...

Biotherm Homme and David Beckham go digital in Shanghai for new product range

16-Nov-2016 - International celebrity David Beckham and Biotherm Homme, the luxury skincare brand, partner in Shanghai to promote male grooming through its Force Supreme Life Essence range.

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