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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.

LVMH looks to innovation to boost struggling Asia travel retail

12-Feb-2016 - Luxury goods multinational LVMH has seen its travel retail business, DFS Group, maintained growth in the last year, despite having to absorb ‘significant cost containment’, due to a turbulent market...

The Philippines looking to develop its halal market

12-Feb-2016 - The Philippines is looking to bolster its halal industry, and has introduced various new bills to encourage the manufacture, accreditation and trade of domestically produced halal products.

Nivea sniffs out body odour opportunities in India

11-Feb-2016 - Nivea is making efforts to move ahead of competitors within the antiperspirant and deodorant category within India, with a new marketing campaign which centres on the hashtag #BanBodyOdour.

Shiseido's skin care programme gives boost to rural Bangladesh

10-Feb-2016 - Japanese beauty giant Shiseido has been building its presence in Bangladesh, through setting up a grassroots marketing network in rural farming villages.

CEW Global Trends Report reveals data behind the advancing prestige cosmetics business

08-Feb-2016 - The event, held at the Harmonie Club on New York City’s Upper East Side last week, reviewed beauty industry sales, trends, and more from 2015 and forecast 2016, using facts...

Southeast Asia markets set to record industry-leading growth

04-Feb-2016 - Despite the slowdown currently being witnessed in many developing markets worldwide, countries in Southeast Asia are positioned to see industry-leading growth in the coming years.

Metrosexual beauty on the rise across Asia

04-Feb-2016 - The male grooming sector is seeing a strong boost across Asia, thanks to the growing enthusiasm among male consumers for a meterosexual style.

Halal e-commerce site launched as sector continues to rise

03-Feb-2016 - In a move which confirms the ever-growing dominance of the halal category within the beauty industry, a new e-commerce site which will host skin care and cosmetics products among its...

Cosme Tech and Cosme Tokyo 2016 event notches up significant growth

28-Jan-2016 - Cosme Tech and Cosme Tokyo 2016 closed its doors at the Big Sight space in Tokyo last Friday, with event organiser Reed Japan claiming a big success.

Beauty tourism 'a bright spot' in Japan's gloomy economic prospects

27-Jan-2016 - Although a weakening yen and depleting tourism levels are casting a darkening shadow on the Japanese economy, beauty has been singled out as one industry which may continue to drive...

Korean beauty still popular with China as 'next generation' brands emerge

26-Jan-2016 - Early sales figures from the new Shilla iPark online duty-free store confirm Chinese customers still place Korean beauty brands firmly among their favourites.

How the shrewdest cosmetics and personal care brands engage consumers and attract investors

25-Jan-2016 - A CEW Business Insider event in New York City last week explored the connection between indie brand strategy, consumer expectations, and M&A activity in the beauty business. 

Cosme Tech and Cosme Tokyo 2016, in photos

21-Jan-2016 - The Cosme Tech and Cosme Tokyo event opened its doors at the Big Sight show space yesterday and in this photo gallery we bring you some of the highlights.

Biggest ever Cosme Tokyo event opens its doors tomorrow

19-Jan-2016 - The Cosme Tokyo event will be opening its doors tomorrow for three days, offering industry professionals a one-stop shop for the entire beauty chain.

Luxury cosmetics consumption to sky rocket in India despite economic slowdown

13-Jan-2016 - According to recent research by Assocham, with thanks to high internet penetration across tier-II and tier-III cities, luxury consumption is expected to grow by 30-35 per cent over the next...

Scientists develop Melaniq supplement that could control greying hair

12-Jan-2016 - Scientists at Oxford Biolabs have developed a product which they claim can control hair ageing and better manage and slow down the processes that turn hair grey.

India eyes up Vietnam's markets for cosmetic chemical exports

12-Jan-2016 - India is the latest country on the AP region to consider Vietnam an ideal location for its exported cosmetic dyes and chemicals thanks to the Southeast Asian country's upgrade in skillful workers and an average GDP...


L’Oréal praises diversity importance in understanding and product development

06-Jan-2016 - L’Oréal has launched its first ever Worldwide Diversity Report highlighting its progress in gender equality, inclusion of people with disabilities and inclusion of people of diverse social and ethnic origins,...

Fragrance industry takes ‘significant step’ towards non-animal data for skin sensitization

05-Jan-2016 - The fragrance industry has taken significant steps towards a non-animal test data future by confirming its commitment to alternative approaches to animal testing at the third Annual Review of the...

China's male skin care market continues to bring big opps in 2016

05-Jan-2016 - As we venture into 2016, international beauty brands are reminded that China's male facial skin care market holds vast opportunity as the younger generation steps up its online shopping behaviors and is...

Editor’s picks: the top articles of 2015

24-Dec-2015 - As we bid farewell to 2015, Cosmetics Design takes stock of the most topical beauty news in the Asia Pacific region which includes: Shiseido's advances in hair loss, Thailand heralded as...

Brush up on Asia's major trends before the New Year rings in!

22-Dec-2015 - What a jam packed year 2015 has been for the industry! Cosmetics Design has been on the road taking note of the latest innovations and discussing the key issues cosmetics...

Online data disrupts how consumers buy cosmetics in Singapore

17-Dec-2015 - Today, shoppers in Singapore gather product information online and make decisions based on data, a shift in consumer behavior that means its time to rethink packaging, shelf display, ingredient discloser...

Marine extracts in 'Beauty From Within' inspired by Japanese quest for youthful skin

17-Dec-2015 - Australian company, Vida Glow has developed a natural marine supplement to help stimulate the body’s natural supply of collagen based on Japanese traditions of using the ingredient to achieve radiant skin....

Symrise launches app for its fragrance Genealogy

16-Dec-2015 - Symrise announces that it is launching its own mobile app to offer a smart device experience of its Fine Fragrance genealogy, which is a complete overview of the most popular...

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