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

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Eye on the Trends in Asia: digital

26-Jul-2016 - Four key skin care trends for the Asia Pacific region have been identified by Euromonitor International for the period up ahead. In this mini series , Cosmetics Design takes a closer...

Eye on the Trends in Asia: Well-being

21-Jul-2016 - Well-being within beauty and personal care is one of four key trends tipped to define the skin care market in Asia in the coming years, according to the latest research...

What to expect from this year’s in-cosmetics Asia

21-Jul-2016 - A big emphasis is set to be placed on R&D at this year’s in-cosmetics Asia, which is due to take place in Bangkok, Thailand, 8 - 10 November.

Milk of Magnesia influences make-up trend as cheap alternative to primer

20-Jul-2016 - Can you picture Kim Kardashian flogging Milk of Magnesia as the latest go-to primer? Nope, me neither. Nevertheless, the milky white liquid traditionally used to treat stomach pain IS proving...

Eye on the Trends in Asia: customisation

20-Jul-2016 - Four key trends are tipped to define the skin care market in Asia in the coming years, according to research from Euromonitor International. In this series of specials, Cosmetics Design...

Top four consumer skin care demands from Asia Pacific

19-Jul-2016 - The top skin care demands from Asian consumers have been revealed, with younger consumers having a particularly weighty impact on the direction of the category.

Evolution of sensation – why sensory matters so much now

14-Jul-2016 - Touch has such a big impact on human emotions. Have you ever noticed how the feel of your personal care products can have a similar effect? In this guest article from...

LF Beauty: meeting Asian consumers' needs has 'never been more challenging'

13-Jul-2016 - The president of LF Beauty, a third party manufacturer and supplier, has spoken of the challenges and opportunities being posed for beauty by the Asia market.

What the end of the beard trend might mean for men’s grooming

08-Jul-2016 - Trend watchers have been predicting the end of the beard trend for several years now, but with solid evidence pointing to its demise, how will it affect the men’s grooming...

New survey reveals Indian consumers' top beauty brands and spending habits

07-Jul-2016 - A new survey has found that for Indian consumers, international beauty players come out on top, with L’Oréal, Nivea and Maybelline three companies topping the list of preferred brands....

Women spend on beauty for confidence and youth, study finds

06-Jul-2016 - The Changing Face of Beauty, a global study conducted by Allergan, reflects a shift in consumer expectations; women today opt for products and procedures to improve how they feel, rather...

Baby skin care products enjoying boom in China

06-Jul-2016 - Thanks to the relaxing of its historic 'one-child policy' in January this year, China is set to see a boom in its baby and child-specific markets, with baby personal care...

Are Japan's anime cosmetic creations hot on the heels of K-beauty success?

05-Jul-2016 - Japan’s cartoon character cosmetics could be hot on the heels of Korean beauty success in the West as consumers who are already open to fun and colourful ranges may be...

Lush gets active on climate change in Australia

29-Jun-2016 - In a campaign which marks the build up to Australia’s federal election this weekend, beauty brand Lush has partnered up with an environmental activist group.

Unilever, Axe parent company, to drop sexism in ads

28-Jun-2016 - Unilever, global consumer goods giant, has announced a new global advertising strategy that will eliminate gender stereotypes from its marketing content.

Asia's anti-ageing marketing is stuck in the past, says expert

22-Jun-2016 - The head of a leading marketing agency for beauty players in Asia has said that communications around health and ageing from beauty and health care brands in the region is...

Lush and L'Occitane lead in specialty retailing

21-Jun-2016 - Lush and L’Occitane have been singled out as market leaders when it comes to boutique retailing, Kline has revealed in a new report.

P&G strategy head: branding must be 'meaningful' for millennials

16-Jun-2016 - Procter & Gamble’s head of strategy and innovation says brands need to have a meaningful identity in order to court younger consumers, noting that in today’s marketplace, “it’s about ideals,...

Study indicates women get jealous over makeup

15-Jun-2016 - New research suggests that male and female perceptions of women wearing makeup are very different and that some women may get jealous of makeup that gives a dominant effect.

Male grooming takes a hit from hipsters in Australia

15-Jun-2016 - Sales for male grooming in Australia are taking a hit from the decline in men’s shaving, driven by the rise of the ‘hipster’ sub-culture and the increase in popularity of...

What are Korean beauty brands doing so right?

09-Jun-2016 - Ranked among the top five most dynamic beauty companies in the world, the success of K-beauty leaders AmorePacific and LG Household and Health Care is down to several key factors, a...

MakeUp in Paris event opens its doors this week

08-Jun-2016 - This Friday will see the MakeUp in Paris event open its doors for the two-day event that has become the go-to for colour cosmetic industry professionals.

Mobile retail on the up in Korea

08-Jun-2016 - Korean shoppers are taking to the net for their purchases in increasing numbers, new figures reveal, indicating that the online retail space holds further potential for beauty brands in the...

Major trends for in-cosmetics Korea revealed

30-May-2016 - Industry hot topics of anti-ageing, anti-pollution, halal cosmetics and dominant marketing trends are all top of the agenda for the upcoming in-cosmetics Korea event.

Korea duty free industry ‘too dependent’ on Chinese tourism

26-May-2016 - Korea’s duty free industry, driven by beauty sales, has been criticised by commentators for relying too heavily on Chinese consumers.

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