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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.

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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L’Oréal raises the bar in Africa with new R&D facility

24-May-2016 - The world’s biggest cosmetics player has made no secret that it sees Africa as  its biggest potential growth market moving forward, and a new R&D facility in Johannesburg reflects that...

Singapore first in Asia to stock H&M beauty lines

24-May-2016 - H&M is bringing its beauty brand to its stores in Asia, beginning with a launch in Singapore later this year.

Mark the date and subscribe to the SkincareIngredients 2016 event!

20-May-2016 - The date to mark on your calendars is June 15th 2016 for the sixth edition the of Skincare Ingredients online event, which means it’s just four weeks away.

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Explaining the ‘hair-ceuticals’ concept and what it means for hair care

17-May-2016 - With an increasingly saturated ‘cosmeceutical’ marketplace, raw material suppliers are now providing more and more innovative actives to find new opportunities in the hair care sector.

Dove survey reveals top product for consumer confidence

17-May-2016 - Beauty brand Dove has found that perspiration-free pits are the top personal care priority among consumers when it comes to feeling confident.

Euromonitor highlights new beauty growth concepts

12-May-2016 - Exceedingly high-levels of competition in the beauty market means that staying one step ahead of future growth potential is vital. We spoke to Irina Barbalova of Euromonitor International to find...

Hong Kong no longer beauty retail hotspot, says Euromonitor

12-May-2016 - Market research firm Euromonitor has released its latest report on beauty and personal care in Hong Kong, which reveals that the industry has seen steep decline in its growth within...

Industry turns to Korea: in-cosmetics gears up for second event

10-May-2016 - The cosmetics industry is set to turn its attention to Korea for the second in-cosmetics trade event there, in confirmation that the country continues to be a powerhouse at the...

Shiseido reveals why Asia sits at heart of travel retail strategy

10-May-2016 - Global beauty giant Shiseido has spoken about the factors behind its decision to place Asia at the centre of its new worldwide travel retail strategy.

Dove targets Indian women with country-specific feel-good campaign

04-May-2016 - Dove has launched the first campaign from its ‘Masterbrand’ directed specifically at consumers in India, in a move which confirms the country’s rising prominence for personal care players.

Anti-ageing Special Newsletter

New directions in anti-ageing

03-May-2016 - Cosmetics Design surveys this distinctive beauty category by looking forward at formulation trends and reflecting on innovative launches and business moves from the past year.

LG Household sales hit W1.5 trillion thanks to Whoo cosmetics

03-May-2016 - Whoo cosmetics, a leading brand among Korean LG Household’s offering, is enjoying rapid growth, contributing to its parent brand enjoying net sales of W1.5 trillion so far this year.

Estée Lauder looking to China and e-commerce

03-May-2016 - Estée Lauder is reportedly turning to China and e-commerce opportunities to strengthen in the year ahead.

Beauty missing opportunities to engage consumers in China, new report finds

28-Apr-2016 - Social media platform WeChat is enjoying explosive growth globally, and now offers beauty brands an essential branding opportunity in China, according to a new report by L2.

Sugarcane ingredient of choice to replace shark-derived squalene

28-Apr-2016 - Popular personal care ingredient squalene is an organic compound often derived from sharks’ livers - in response to consumer demand for cruelty-free and renewable ingredients, manufacturers are now looking elsewhere...

Anti-ageing Special Newsletter

Anti-ageing may not reflect consumer sentiment – age management is better

27-Apr-2016 - Age management is a more appropriate term to describe the anti-ageing category and better reflects consumer sentiment, as consumers are now embracing their age, according to a market analyst.

France top EU importer of Korean cosmetics

27-Apr-2016 - In a new report by the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), France has been revealed as the primary country for imports of Korean beauty in the EU.

L'Oreal and YouTube look to lead on beauty vlogging

27-Apr-2016 - L’Oréal and YouTube are teaming up to launch an online beauty vlogging school, in a move which suggests the global beauty brand is looking to take the lead on the...

Anti-ageing Special Newsletter

Anti-pollution – the ever popular skin care trend

26-Apr-2016 - One of the latest trends in the industry at present is for anti-pollution products, and this presents an opportunity for brands within the anti-ageing category to target specific consumer needs.

What’s hot at the in-cosmetics Marketing Trends presentations

26-Apr-2016 - Changing beauty routines and the evolution of smart technology were two major themes that beauty industry commentator, Imogen Matthews, learnt about at this year’s in-cosmetics Marketing Trends presentations. 

ASEAN delegation heads to Korea for insight on cosmetics growth

26-Apr-2016 - Officials from various of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are taking part in a delegation to South Korea this week, in a bid to learn more about the...

Australia updating visa process to encourage China tourism

21-Apr-2016 - Australia is set to trial a new visa a process for incoming tourists from China, in a bid to further bolster the rising tide of Chinese consumers now visiting the...

Anti-Ageing Special Newsletter

Cosmetics Design Anti-Ageing Special Newsletter

20-Apr-2016 - Welcome to this special edition newsletter on anti-ageing, covering all the latest trends and scientific breakthroughs in what is one of the most vital and inspiring categories in the industry.

L’Oréal puts words into action on sustainability

19-Apr-2016 - L’Oréal might be the largest cosmetics company in the world, but one of its biggest goals is to minimize its manufacturing footprint and the impact it has on the environment....

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