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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.


Christmas-inspired product trends in the personal care sector

10-Dec-2014 - Market researcher Datamonitor has compiled an interactive report for Cosmetics Design readers based on  key Christmas-inspired product trends within the personal care sector.

Shiseido, Kao and Kosé dominate local market in Japan but e-commerce needs boost

10-Dec-2014 - Local companies Shiseido, Kao, and Kosé are dominating Japan’s beauty industry as they better engage consumers, although global brands are leading when it comes to e-commerce adoption.

Men’s make-up still stunted in UK

09-Dec-2014 - Although there is a market in the UK for male make-up and the country has been accepting of the metrosexual trend for years, most people still think men should not...

New opportunities for cosmetic brands with advent calendars

03-Dec-2014 - The business of Advent calendars has always been a lucrative market. However, a version for grown-ups has created new opportunities for cosmetic brands, particularly this year with the rise of...

Croda announces RSPO certification for cosmetics ingredient factories in India and Brazil

03-Dec-2014 - Croda has announced that its manufacturing sites in India and Brazil are the latest to receive Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Certification for Mass Balance production of CSPO ingredients.

China 'Singles Day' spending gives Black Friday a run for its money!

02-Dec-2014 - Traditionally a US shopping tradition, Black Friday has become increasingly popular in Europe too. However, China’s 'Singles’ Day' celebrating the young and cash-flush is giving the holiday a run for...

Carcinogenic coal tar to be banned from cosmetics in Taiwan

02-Dec-2014 - Taiwan’s Food and Drug Administration has announced that coal tar will be banned in cosmetics from January next year.

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The secrets to Estée Lauder’s successful product development in Asia

27-Nov-2014 - Estée Lauder Companies has met with huge success in Asia on the back of a targeted approach to product development that delivers tailored products specifically designed for Asian consumers.

Aussie consumers picking up cosmetics like groceries

27-Nov-2014 - According to Roy Morgan Research, in the last six months, more than one quarter of 4,791,000 Australian shoppers popped make-up into their shopping trolley just like any other grocery item.


Male grooming infogram: from Movember to the rise of the lumbersexuals trend

25-Nov-2014 - Market researcher Datamonitor has compiled an interactive report for Cosmetics Design readers based on the main markets and trends driving launches in male grooming.

DSM explores the power of Chinese women...

25-Nov-2014 - DSM has explored Chinese women to deconstruct some cultural codes that influence the personal care market. The research is to ultimately tailor existing solutions and create new ones that answer the needs of...

Cosmoprof Asia event attracts nearly 60,000 visitors

25-Nov-2014 - The latest Cosmoprof Asia event broke attendance records, with visitor numbers to the three day show coming in at close to 60,000 people, according to the organiser.

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The pro-ageing movement: the beauty of being old

21-Nov-2014 - Forget all about anti-ageing products and the search for the 'source of eternal youth,' now the trend is showing off your real age. Datamonitor reports that this is the new...

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.

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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...

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