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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.

Asia and emerging economies will be key consumer markets in next 5 years

20-Nov-2014 - There is a lot of value in Eastern markets due to emerging economies, a focus on ingredient and packaging innovation, and changes in consumer behaviour, meaning Asia, along with Latin...

The latest product innovations in Japan..

What’s next from Japan?

19-Nov-2014 - Asia accounts for over 35% of the global natural and organic personal care market, and Japan is one of the major driving forces thanks to a change in consumption attitude. ...

Double-digit attendance increase at in-cosmetics 2014

19-Nov-2014 - The visitor numbers for in-cosmetics Asia 2014 made for good reading as they were up by 10% as more than 6595 people from across Asia and around the world travelled...

DSM tailors skin product positioning for Asian consumers

18-Nov-2014 - Global ingredients supplier DSM has tailored the marketing and positioning of its Regu-Scence skin active in order to meet the needs of Asian consumers.

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The latest trend in hair care? Hairceuticals!

18-Nov-2014 - According to Datamonitor, global spending on hair care last year was $50 billion. As the segment continues to boom, new trends are rising up, particularly in the area of health...

Asia in Focus - dispatches from Bangkok

Opening the door to Japan...designer trend is out - uniqueness is in!

13-Nov-2014 - This month we are focusing on Japan, where consumer demand for designer brands from head to toe has shifted to a desire to be unique. Ultimately opening up an infinitive amount...

Skin whitening products have global potential IF marketed correctly

13-Nov-2014 - Skin whitening products have long been seen as popular in Asia but have struggled in the West, though this shouldn’t be the case if they are marketed correctly, says Datamonitor’s...

Men’s grooming brands can raise awareness for Movember while staying on trend

12-Nov-2014 - The annual Movember campaign is a great way of raising awareness and funds for various men’s cancers, and men’s grooming brands are getting involved as it stays on trend with...

Photo Gallery

Take a look around in-cosmetics Asia 2014

11-Nov-2014 - The in-cosmetics Asia event was launched seven years ago, and here takes a look at the event at the BITEC in Bangkok in this gallery. Take a look...

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Face masks, sunscreen and customisation lead the way in Japan, Euromonitor says

11-Nov-2014 - Japanese cosmetics is long-regarded as one of the most innovative and fast-paced markets in the world, Euromonitor International research analyst Mariko Takemura explains the driving forces in that segment right...

Lipotec wins Best Ingredient Award with Actigym

11-Nov-2014 - Lipotec’s marine ingredient Actigym took home the Gold award for Best Ingredient at this year’s in-cosmetics Asia, held in Bangkok.

Hot topic

Last days to register for the anti-ageing hair care forum!

07-Nov-2014 - The Anti-Ageing Hair Care Forum online event will take place on Thursday, November 13th, giving you just a few days to make sure you register for free before the deadline...

Dispatches from in-cosmetics Asia

Mintel confirms anti-pollution is dominating Asia beauty claims

06-Nov-2014 - Back in February, Cosmetics Design reported on the rise of anti-pollution products in Asia. Here at in-cosmetics Bangkok, Mintel confirms the category is the one to watch as product claims...

Cosmoprof Hong Kong opens its doors next week

05-Nov-2014 - Billed as the industry’s leading B2B event in Asia, Cosmoprof Asia 2014 will open its doors at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, from November 12 – 14.

Exclusive interview

A window in on L’Oréal’s digital marketing strategy in Japan

30-Oct-2014 - Junko Miyano, digital marketing manager, Nihon L’Oréal, L’Oreal’s Japanese subsidiary, talked to Cosmetics Design about the company’s digital marketing strategy in the country. Started in 2006, it has evolved rapidly...

Product Trail preview: What to look out for at in-cosmetics Asia

30-Oct-2014 - This year’s in-cosmetics Asia event sees the return of the Product Trails designed to fast-track visitors to the most innovative trends and forward-thinking suppliers in each sector, and here we...

Innovation Zone Best Ingredient 2014 shortlist announced

30-Oct-2014 - The organisers of the in-cosmetics Asia trade show, taking place 4-6 November at the BITEC in Bangkok, have announced the shortlist for this year’s Innovation Zone Best Ingredient Award.

The rise of the humble kiosk: beauty bars raking in big business

29-Oct-2014 - As consumers continue to spend money on affordable luxuries like nail care; start-ups and big players alike are looking to kiosks rather than retail stores to cash in on these...

Make the most of in-Cosmetics Asia's free educational programme

29-Oct-2014 - in-cosmetics Asia, considered the leading exhibition and conference in the region, is due to take place next week in Bangkok, allowing hundreds of global personal care ingredient suppliers to exhibit their...

Next Cosme Tech and Cosme Tokyo event to be held in early 2016

29-Oct-2014 - With visitors numbers up for the 2014 event, Reed Exhibitions Japan says it is looking to increase the size of the next event by 30% and hold it in January 2016.

Pre-show coverage: in-cosmetics Asia

'Serious levels of pollution in Asia' shifts focus from UV damage

28-Oct-2014 - The industry has long been developing products that protect against UV skin damage. Now, scientists and formulators are focusing on warding off the effects of air pollution in Asia.

Luxury cosmetics soar despite sanctions in North Korea

23-Oct-2014 - North Korea imported US$644.3 million worth of luxury goods including cosmetics last year, despite UN sanctions.

Euromonitor highlights top 4 beauty trends to watch out for in APAC

23-Oct-2014 - Global beauty and personal care has reached a total value of $454 billion in 2013, with Asia-Pacific representing 28% of sales. Here, Euromonitor's Beauty and Personal Care analyst Pei Ying...

R&D in the spotlight at in-cosmetics Asia

22-Oct-2014 - Next month will see this year’s in-cosmetics Asia event take place in Bangkok, with the show launching a new feauture this year: its ‘Interactive Formulation Laboratory’.

Japan gears up for rise in cosmetics sales thanks to duty-free expansion

22-Oct-2014 - As of October 1st, duty-free products in Japan, previously limited to electronics and clothing, now includes consumable items like food and cosmetics. 

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