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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.

Cultural factors play part as Europe posts strongest professional skin care growth in 6 years

09-Oct-2015 - Europe posted its strongest growth in professional skin care for the past six years according to the latest report, with social, ethnic, and environmental factors playing their part in shaping...

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How many badges of honour do you need? Proliferation of ethical labels creates confusion

08-Oct-2015 - On the one hand you would think that the natural and organic cosmetics industry would be happy with the growing number of ethical labels making their way onto packs; however...

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A look at how Asia's ingredients are influencing Western formulations

08-Oct-2015 - Consumers today are taking better care of their health all over the globe. This shift has impacted the cosmetics industry, particularly with organic or natural demand and the West has...

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The ‘green’ sector will only grow if we have consistency in the language used

08-Oct-2015 - At a time when the cosmetics industry has been accused of ‘greenwashing’ and terms are bandied around and used so freely, the Soil Association says that the only way the...

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The lowdown on all that's new in the natural and organic market

08-Oct-2015 - As the global market for natural and organic cosmetics and personal care continues to mature into a mainstream trend that now permeates every category, our latest special newsletter takes a...

Kawaii Way bottles Tokyo style for international fans

07-Oct-2015 - Cosmetics player, Asia Kawaii Way has launched 'Face Toyko' cosmetics boxes to share popular make-up products and techniques from Tokyo with the rest of the world. 

Kantar report: Filipino shoppers are investing more in beauty

07-Oct-2015 - According to Kantar Worldpanel, Filipinos are prioritizing beauty products more as the personal care sector increased by 11 per cent in June 2015 from a year ago, outpacing growth in other...

Australia's Bellabox signs with Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba

30-Sep-2015 - Capitalizing on the growing demand for Australian-made products in China, beauty subscription brand Bellabox has signed up with e-commerce giant, Alibaba to educate consumers about how ideal the service can be....

Berry nice! Asia's 'beauty from within' formulators preference for Nordic fruit

29-Sep-2015 - East Asia's supplements market - which includes 'beauty from within' products is favoring bilberries, lingonberries and cloudberries so much that workers from Thailand are even traveling to Finland and Sweden for supplies....

Wearable beauty tech: industry predictions

23-Sep-2015 - Market research firm Euromonitor International has released an overview of the growing wearable tech sector within beauty, and has outlined its analysts' predictions for upcoming developments...

Korea's beauty players dominate China's cosmetics imports

22-Sep-2015 - According to the Korean International Trade Association, Korean companies accounted for 22.1 per cent of China's imported cosmetics in 2015, closing the gap with its French rivals whose combined market...

Japan to see high growth in beauty supplements thanks to rising male interest

17-Sep-2015 - Japan is expected to be the prominent contributor of skin and hair care beauty supplements revenue, ahead of China by 2020.

PCHi organisers open up pre-registration ahead of 2016 edition

17-Sep-2015 - Returning to Shanghai in March, the ninth edition of PCHi is now open for pre-registration which organisers are encouraging industry professionals to make use of, to avoid onsite fees and queues...

CTFAS workshop to share the 'realities and pitfalls' of natural & organic ingredients

16-Sep-2015 - The Cosmetics, Toiletries & Fragrance association of Singapore will host its annual workshop on the availability and approval of natural and organic ingredients in cosmetics on October 29th.

CD Buzz: The latest on the Coty-P&G deal and packaging trends

15-Sep-2015 - The Cosmetics Design video news feature CD Buzz debuts here with a look at how the Coty-P&G deal is serving to re-shape the industry as well as our stance on the changing...

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First carbon neutral challenge is getting consumers to care, says Neal’s Yard Remedies

09-Sep-2015 - As the United Nations Conference on Climate Change draws closer, beauty retailer Neal’s Yard Remedies believes all companies can go carbon neutral or at least start to work out how...

Cosme Toyko 2016 to attract the biggest international audience yet!

09-Sep-2015 - The 2016 edition of Cosme Toyko is fast gaining international interest; attracting more exhibitors than ever from Europe, the US, Middle East and Africa.

Japan's beauty makers shift focus with targeted cosmetics to beat off competition

09-Sep-2015 - Japan's cosmetic manufacturers are developing more specialized products and personalized services to make up losses in their boutiques due to stiff competition from drugstores.

PayPal simplifies overseas buying for China's ferocious online shoppers

08-Sep-2015 - It's no secret that China's consumers are major online shoppers, particularly when it comes to beauty. However, overseas merchants have struggled to get access to them until now.... 

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.

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