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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.

India & China to take the reigns in the beauty technology arena

03-Sep-2015 - As growing concerns of the effects of ultraviolet radiation and an increase in disposable income sky rockets demand for at-home beauty devices, China and India are set to take the reigns in terms of...

Major beauty players scramble to partner with 'at home' beauty app services

03-Sep-2015 - Being 'tech-savvy' is top priority right now for international beauty brands, which has seen many of them partner up with app specialists to offer consumers 'extra added value'.

Oil and clay-based skin care textures on the rise

02-Sep-2015 - Mud packs and skin care oils have long been used for their beauty benefits for hundreds of years, and now it seems clay and oil-based skin care is trending in...

UBM launches first India based personal care expo

27-Aug-2015 - India's retail cosmetics market is predicted to grow to $2.68 billion by the year 2020, with this in mind UBM held its first personal care expo in New Delhi this month.

Superhero skin care masks? Japan's mixing it up in male grooming

26-Aug-2015 - Japanese cosmetics brand, Isshin-do Honpo has taken male grooming to another level with a range of quirky 'superhero' re-juvenating face masks, perhaps to entice men into more exciting skin care routines......

'Mini' in-cosmetics event to focus on Indonesia

25-Aug-2015 - With Euromonitor forecasting Indonesia as one of the top 10 global skin care markets by 2019, personal care ingredient suppliers are stepping up their efforts to penetrate and consolidate their presence.

Wellness trend helps turn professional skin care around in Europe

21-Aug-2015 - The trend for consumers to be fitter and healthier is one of the biggest influences helping the professional skin care market show signs of recovery, with Germany and the UK...

‘K-beauty’ demand is catapulting even the smallest of beauty players overseas

20-Aug-2015 - As the West calls for more of South Korea's beauty innovations, even the smallest of players are benefiting, despite struggling to ward off stiff competition at home.

Schwarzkopf leads the way as Australia's 'most trusted' hair care brand

20-Aug-2015 - Schwarzkopf has been voted Australia's most trusted hair care brand, beating the likes of Dove and L'Oreal to the top spot for 'offering quality and substance'.

Cosmoprof Asia celebrates 20th edition with French focused awards ceremony

20-Aug-2015 - To commemorate its 20th anniversary Cosmoprof Asia has some special events in store, including a new awards ceremony dedicated to French Cosmetics innovation.

Japanese beauty retailer finds a new way to entice shoppers with interactive shop windows

19-Aug-2015 - Japanese colour cosmetics retailer, Ainz & Tulpe has introduced facial recognition shop windows that capture shoppers as they walk by with the latest make-up 'looks' they can then access in their...

China's beauty market offers scope for 'quick growth and loyal consumers'

19-Aug-2015 - According to market analysts, there is still real opportunity for beauty companies to further educate Chinese consumers and add to their skin care routines with more products.

Millennial buying power is set to transform the beauty business

18-Aug-2015 - As the largest generation ever, Millennials’ spending will reach $2.5 trillion dollars in 5 years and the new Women 2020 study from Meredith Corporation highlights what that means for personal...

Contrary to Europe, celebrity status IS enough to boost beauty product sales in Asia

18-Aug-2015 - Recent research released by Canadean reveals a strong interest in celebrity culture in Asia as three in ten consumers say its either 'important or very important' that a personal care...

7 global beauty brands that are listening to consumers

13-Aug-2015 - NetBase, the social analytics solutions firm, compiled data in a recent report that explores what exactly consumers are saying about leading skin care brands and reveals how those brands can...

Mumbai agency 'Cut the Crap' takes on India's 'first' full halal cosmetics brand

13-Aug-2015 - Mumbai-based creative agency, 'Cut The Crap' has taken on what claims to be India’s 'first' halal cosmetics brand, iba to 'create a brand that would be progressive and non-preachy.' ...

Asia in Focus

The male grooming revolution is on its way with Japan's ‘joshiryoku danshi’

13-Aug-2015 - Joshiryoku danshi refers to a generation of young Japanese men who aren't interested in a traditional masculine role but rather invest their time and money on 'feminine activities' like shopping and beauty routines....

Ten year study finds Chinese shoppers account for 28 per cent of online shopping overseas

13-Aug-2015 - According to a report published by China's largest e-tailer; 2015 witnessed explosive growth in online shopping overseas, with new buyers accounting for 28 per cent, and with a preference...

in-cosmetics Bangkok shines the spotlight on natural & organic

12-Aug-2015 - This year's in-cosmetics Asia show in Bangkok will focus on 'natural and organic'. With products in this segment accounting for 3% of all cosmetic sales, organisers say it is a theme...

Multinationals beware! Niche players are dominating Asia's halal beauty segment

06-Aug-2015 - While halal beauty is becoming an increasingly attractive category, market researcher Euromonitor reveals that for the multinationals; Asia's landscape is not 'easy game'.

China's rural villages are fueling e-commerce since joining the online world

06-Aug-2015 - With 10 per cent of China's rural communities reportedly making a living selling products online, e-commerce retailers are making moves to invest in these merchants.

PCHi 2016 to bridge Chinese and foreign company gap with 'more English conferences'

05-Aug-2015 - Returning to Shanghai in March, 90% of PCHi's 2016 booths have already been booked up as organisers report the show to be the most diverse and robust edition to date....

Japan's Lunasol jumps on chocolate cosmetics bandwagon

04-Aug-2015 - Kanebo-owned brand Lunasol is the latest to launch a chocolate themed make-up collection, as the 'sweet treats' trend takes full force in Asia.

L2 reports global brands are missing opportunities for localization in Asia

30-Jul-2015 - According to market researcher 'L2 Think Tank', while China has taken over as the biggest market for e-commerce, most global brands present in the country have failed to capitalize on localized...

Japan to lure more tourists with app that translates product labels into different languages

30-Jul-2015 - Japan's efforts to attract as many tourists as possible in the run up to the Olympic Games continues with a new mobile app that allows visitors to translate products into their own...

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