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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.

Japan bans 19 ingredients used in medicated soaps

20-Oct-2016 - Following the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision that antibacterial wash manufacturers must ban 19 ingredients from their products within one year, Japan has announced it has already put...

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How Pollution Protection is transforming APAC cosmetics Part II

20-Oct-2016 - Anti-pollution products are one of the most sought after trends within the APAC region and with innovative developments, consumer attitudes and events all focusing on pollution protective cosmetics products, it...

Digital printing innovations at Sino-Label 2017

20-Oct-2016 - Sino-Label 2017, which will take place in China, will house a variety of leading brands demonstrating their cutting-edge label printing technologies.

Five strange habits of consumers you’re never going to change

19-Oct-2016 - We use personal care products every day, and trial new products as we need or hear about them. What you may not realise is there are some interesting consumer habits...

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How Pollution Protection is transforming APAC cosmetics Part I

19-Oct-2016 - As consumers are increasingly searching for ways to protect their skin from pollution, we spoke to Christina Ho, Regional Skin Care Marketing Manager for Asia Pacific at cosmetics manufacturer Croda...

Aviation and Luxury: The New Cosmetics Collaboration?

19-Oct-2016 - As Etihad Airways announces its collaboration with leading fashion and beauty brands, we spoke to Vivienne Rudd, ‎Director of Global Insight and Innovation, Beauty & Personal Care at Mintel on...

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What’s influencing the Japanese naturals market?

19-Oct-2016 - As consumers seek natural and organic cosmetic products, we deliver the second part of our interview with Jorge Larranaga, Senior Manager Manufacturing Division at Number Three in Japan on what...

Kiehl’s latest in-store promo gives a nod to beauty from within

18-Oct-2016 - This weekend the L’Oréal brand is running a skin hydration promotion that emphasizes the importance of healthy living and the potential of beauty from within.

Ant Capital Partners acquires Kagayaku Cosmetics

18-Oct-2016 - Japanese private investment fund, Ant Bridge, has acquired a 100% stake in Japan-based cosmetic producer Kagayaku Cosmetics (previously-named Sojitz Cosmetics).

Packaging Design Pentawards winners announced in Shanghai

18-Oct-2016 - The 2016 Pentawards in Shanghai, China, marks the 10th anniversary of the packaging design industry awards.

Korean Leaders Cosmetics team up to market sun care products

18-Oct-2016 - Leaders Cosmetics, a global leader in facial masks and skincare products, has joined the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) as an official marketing partner.

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Industry insight into formulation challenges

13-Oct-2016 - With innovation and product development needed to access new markets and regions, stable formulations that offer long-term benefits and production efficiency are high on the agenda.

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Strict selection process leads anti-pollution skin care development

13-Oct-2016 - As consumers become increasingly aware and concerned about the effect pollution has on the skin, we speak to Alain Khaiat, President at Seers Consulting who gives us the latest on...

South Korea innovates global face mask market

13-Oct-2016 - With the K-beauty phenomenon continuing to be an explosive trend, one Korean-based face mask brand is set to transform the skin care market in the US.

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Hair care products lead Japan’s naturals market

12-Oct-2016 - As the global natural cosmetics sector is one of the fastest growth segments within the beauty industry, we spoke to  Jorge Larranaga, Senior Manager, Manufacturing Division at Number Three in...

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AmorePacific prioritises product sustainability

12-Oct-2016 - As sustainability continues to grow in the natural and organic sector, we spoke to Jun-Seong Park, Heritage Material Research Team Leader/Manager, R&D Unit at AmorePacific, who emphasises that “product sustainability...

Asian markets up since consumption tax cut

12-Oct-2016 - Recent results show higher markets, following China’s removal and reduction of its consumption tax on the cosmetics sector.

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Does K-beauty impact remain within Korea?

11-Oct-2016 - As consumer research shows K-beauty’s popularity is not reflected in Thailand, we round up our analysis of the influential Korean trend by looking at how it has reached its current...

Skin whitening in India gathers pace

11-Oct-2016 - As the Indian skin-whitening market focuses on beauty-enhancing claims around health, David Tyrrell, Global Analyst at Mintel says “brands need to take the ethical high-ground when talking about fairer skin...

Printing South China 2017 highlights technological advancements in packaging

11-Oct-2016 - Technologically advanced packaging will be the key theme at the event in March 2017, offering international exhibitors and visitors the latest in dynamic and smart cosmetic packaging.

Biotech: Engineering the future of fragrance, cosmetics, and personal care

10-Oct-2016 - From ingredient sourcing through to finished products, biotechnology is changing the way beauty gets made.

New skin care actives and pigments launch

06-Oct-2016 - Azelis and Tagra Biotechnologies team up to launch skin care actives and pigments in India, Australia and New Zealand.

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H&M drives sustainability efforts

06-Oct-2016 - With the announcement that H&M hopes to launch a sustainable make-up line, natural and organic development is high on the global leader’s agenda.

What does pollution mean for your skin?

06-Oct-2016 - This is the question in-cosmetics Asia 2016’s New Spotlight On feature will examine when it will display a range of anti-pollution products and the latest innovative ingredients helping to redress...

BASF opens new PVP manufacturing facility in China

05-Oct-2016 - BASF, the inventor of PVP, has opened a new manufacturing complex for the production of polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) located at the BASF site in Shanghai, China.

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