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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.

Fragrance and grooming behaviour could improve self-image

21-Jan-2015 - It could be something as simple as a spray of deodorant or a splash of perfume on your way out of the door, but it could end up improving your...

UBM expands Asian events footprint with India personal care show

21-Jan-2015 - UBM India is to launch its first event in the Indian subcontinent, having scheduled the Personal Care India Expo 2015, which is being billed as an international trade show.

South Korea's cosmetic exports are on the up!

20-Jan-2015 - According to South Korea’s customs office, cosmetic exports made it out of the red in 2014, giving the country its first annual surplus in the sector.

Estée Lauder fragrance acquisitions boost its luxury share, says Euromonitor

16-Jan-2015 - Estée Lauder’s acquisitions of Paris-based Frédéric Malle and Le Labo have the potential to boost its share in the luxury market, and can take the niche brands global, according to...

CFDA looks into consumers view of China's cosmetics industry

15-Jan-2015 - The China FDA has been working on legislating a set of regulations to monitor cosmetics following a survey where Chinese consumers revealed quality and safety are top priority.

PCHi 2015 to target educational and networking opportunities

15-Jan-2015 - When PCHi opens its doors in Guangzhou in March, the lid will be raised on a cosmetics industry event targeting more education and networking opportunities for attendees.

Datamonitor Comment

DNA testing kits open up new cosmetic markets in Japan

14-Jan-2015 - In 2014, skin care companies turned to the 'DNA approach' in providing tailored supplements in Japan.    

New opportunities arise in catering to the 'manopausal' man

14-Jan-2015 - 'Manopause' refers to the declining testosterone levels in men from early middle age, resulting in lower energy and reduced strength and endurance. A segment personal care brands can tap into by...

Beauty academy reveals eyebrow shaping as most popular course for men

13-Jan-2015 - A London-based beauty academy has revealed a quarter of UK beauty businesses are now owned by men.

Asia in Focus

A look at China's rare and precious ingredients

13-Jan-2015 - Traditional Chinese medicine includes many rare and highly efficient ingredients, of which their recognized benefits have been transferred from generation to generation. Here, regional expert Florence Bernardin takes a look at 4...

Thai cosmetics exports look set for strong growth in 2015

13-Jan-2015 - The Thai Commerce Ministry is looking forward to a significant rise in exports during the course of 2015, and lists the cosmetics industry as one of the sectors most likely...

The New Year’s resolutions & 2015 trends your brand needs

12-Jan-2015 - It’s time to give up harmful business practices and reinvigorate beneficial strategies that will improve your company’s chances for success in the New Year.

Snail cream demand booms, with products 'selling every 6 seconds'

09-Jan-2015 - Snail cream is popular as ever in China and Japan. As demand booms some brands are seeing two fold for their investment in the slime...

Rice - the latest 'go to' ingredient in Japanese cosmetics

09-Jan-2015 - Oryza sativa, the annual herbaceous plant that produces rice has been gaining momentum as an emollient for its sebum restitutive properties.

First ever ASEANbeauty event will open doors in April

09-Jan-2015 - The first ASEANbeauty event will open its doors in Bangkok on April 8th, providing a major platform for health and beauty companies throughout the Southeast Asian region.

Datamonitor Innovation Highlights

A new deodorant that may be smarter than you..

08-Jan-2015 - The world's first “smart deodorant” has been developed in electric form, according to Datamonitor. With the help of a mobile app, 'ClickStick' can calculate the right amount of gel deodorant needed – based on personal...

China's 'Hai tao' shoppers boosting cosmetic sales

07-Jan-2015 - 'Hai tao' shopping, otherwise known as online buying from overseas, is fast growing in China as consumers are eager to buy products that are either unavailable or over-priced in their own country....

Exclusive interview

Millennial generation engage more and they want to prevent ageing

06-Jan-2015 - The growing influence from the millennial generation means that beauty care players need to ensure they are engaging people to deliver a unique experience. With this in mind, spoke...

Editor’s picks: the top five articles of 2014

24-Dec-2014 - This year the most relevant news in the cosmetics industry spanned the region and a telling array of topics: the environment in China, novel skin care ingredients, animal testing in...

Asia in Focus

From a rise in demand for customization to the power of Korean TV - what a year it's been for Asia!

23-Dec-2014 - As we bid farewell to 2014, Cosmetics Design takes stock of the beauty innovations and trends to come out of Asia's fast moving markets. Here, we round up some of the...

Cosmetics Design Christmas Special: a prosperous year for the industry!

23-Dec-2014 - In this festive period, Cosmetics Design looks at areas of the cosmetics industry that have prospered this season, and indeed throughout the year.

A season of scent: the festive business of niche fragrances

23-Dec-2014 - Perfume is forever giftable; yet standby products like celebrity fragrance and eau de parfum aren’t necessarily the best sellers they once were. This year, specialty fragrance is putting a bow...

Does the cosmetics world know it’s Christmas time again?

23-Dec-2014 - Christmas and the holiday season can often seem like a license for the creatives in the cosmetics industry to let rip. And some of the launches highlighted in this special gallery...

'Twas the year for skin care, but not for sun care

23-Dec-2014 - As the Holiday season is upon us and we wave goodbye to another year (where did the time go?!) it is time to reflect on what happened in the industry...

'Tis the season of opportunity for beauty brands with Advent calenders!

23-Dec-2014 - This Holiday season we noted the return of the beauty Advent calendar. The version for grown-ups has created new opportunities for cosmetic brands of late, particularly in 2014 with the...

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