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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.

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...

Anti-ageing Special Newsletter

New directions in anti-ageing

25-Apr-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.

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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Could beauty brands tap into selfie-editing app software?

19-Apr-2016 - Meitu, a selfie-editing app developer, is seeking a valuation of over $3 billion in its latest funding round - aiming to catapult itself into the list of China’s top 10...

'Men-only' sunscreens marketed in India

14-Apr-2016 - The male grooming sector is seeing a strong boost across Asia, thanks to the growing enthusiasm among male consumers for a meterosexual style - in India, the latest category to...

Chanel taps into K-pop tactics to target edgier EU consumers

13-Apr-2016 - Taking heed from Korean cosmetic brands success in linking products with celebrity culture, European powerhouses like Chanel are shaking up their image with more personality-driven campaigns.

Cosmetics consumers spending more, finds inaugural sentiment survey from McKinsey

12-Apr-2016 - The global economic downturn is having a notable effect on consumer behavior. So to help make sense of it all, the management consulting firm has complied data that zooms in...

in-cosmetics 2016 opens its doors today!

12-Apr-2016 - The in-cosmetics event opens its doors today in Paris with a focus on innovation and North America as well as with a host of new interactive features.

CD Buzz: in-cosmetics Paris Preview

CD Buzz: All you will need to know about in-cosmetics Paris, in a short video

11-Apr-2016 - The Cosmetics Design team has put together a helpful video preview for in-cosmetics Paris 2016. Just click on the video to learn about some of the highlights from the educational programme, several...

Industry experts on the rise of Korean beauty in Australia

07-Apr-2016 - Various industry commentators in Australia have spoken about the rise of Korean beauty among consumers there, highlighting Korean culture and ethnic diversity as two driving factors.

Concern among Vietnam’s local players as Thai cosmetics continue to build momentum

06-Apr-2016 - With more Thai cosmetic brands seeking success in Vietnam, local players are concerned they’ll be ousted by the competition.

Chlitina forecasts strong growth thanks to rising Chinese middle class

06-Apr-2016 - Chinese beauty manufacturer, Chlitina, has revealed its plans to capitalise on China’s growing middle class, with a particular focus on the development of its direct-sales and e-commerce arms.

L’Oréal’s success with video on Pinterest is good news for beauty advertisers

30-Mar-2016 - The social network has been sharing data recently that suggests beauty and hair care brands do particularly well with consumers on its platform, and new numbers show video content there...

The “Golden Age of Travel” for China, says Euromonitor

29-Mar-2016 - Tourists from China are fuelling growth across fast moving consumer goods sector globally, with beauty one of the key industries enjoying the benefit of the boom.

Korean cosmetic boom rubs off on Australia

29-Mar-2016 - South Korean cosmetics first became popular with consumers from China, but the appeal is exploding worldwide, and it seems that Australia is now under that same spell.

Special Newsletter - Colour Cosmetics

How specialty retailers are shaping the new color cosmetic landscape

25-Mar-2016 - In both the US and worldwide the run away success of Sephora is serving to boost newer, fresher and independent color cosmetics that are bringing a new dynamic to the...

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