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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.

Singapore based hair salons turn to Gamurai for creative tech solutions

03-Mar-2015 - A need to serve digitally savvy consumers, empower busy staff and connect it all to the business behind the brand is leading companies around the globe to opt for customizable...

Beauty Expo to highlight Asian Brand Building Lab

03-Mar-2015 - The China Beauty Expo will highlight innovation in new Asian brands with a dedicated floor area that will platform the latest launches thanks to a partnership with Centdegres.

China cosmetics market continues to post double-digit growth

03-Mar-2015 - Although the slowdown in the growth of the China economy has put the brakes on the cosmetics market, growth last year still registered in double-digit figures and is forecast to...

Cosmetics Design editorial calendar - Your industry needs you!

02-Mar-2015 - Cosmetics Design has plenty of dedicated webinar events and special newsletterslined up for you in 2015. This article highlights what we have in store and also serves as an invitation...

ASEAN market for organic cosmetics set to boom

26-Feb-2015 - Demand for organic cosmetics in the ASEAN countries is set to explode over the next few years as consumers continue to upgrade to products they deem to be healthier.

Gold dust masks - are they a patch on Asia's sophisticated face sheets?

25-Feb-2015 - There's always a new craze in skin care. Right now, 24 carat gold dust face treatments are all the rage in the West, but will this catch on in Asia -...

in-cosmetics Korea ‘almost sold out’, say organisers

25-Feb-2015 - The in-cosmetics event has been very well received in South Korea. So well, that organiser Reed Exhibitions claims the event is almost sold out, with four months to go until...

Rising cosmetics demand drives fatty acid esters market

25-Feb-2015 - The global fatty acid esters market is set to continue its growth over the next five years thanks to demand from the cosmetics and personal care industry, with significant demand...

Women now being advised to shave their faces for 'anti-ageing benefits'

24-Feb-2015 - Women with dark facial hair have always sought out ways to remove it by way of laser, threading or waxing. Now, they are being advised to shave their faces as...

Kanebo breaks into men’s prestige skin care category

19-Feb-2015 - Kanebo, a brand known in Asia more for its mass market lines, has launched a men’s skin care range that targets the growing market for prestige products in Japan.

Datamonitor Comment

Male tanning tipped as China's next booming market

19-Feb-2015 - Globally speaking, the male market merely follows what’s popular in the female one. However, in China, analysts say skin whitening, which has undoubtedly been the prevailing trend for women, has...

AmorePacific’s Cushion compact sees global popularity take off

19-Feb-2015 - The influence of Korean beauty has seen a trend for AmorePacific’s Cushion compact take off, attracting worldwide attention and revolutionizing the make-up routine for women.

Thailand tipped to be 'huge' in organic cosmetics

18-Feb-2015 - Thailand has been flagged as having huge potential in ASEAN's organic cosmetic market, which is expected to contribute to the overall cosmetic market with a growth of nearly 9.5% by 2020.

Broccoli makes its' way into fragrance trend

17-Feb-2015 - Fragrance supplier, Seven Scent, reports growing interest in vegetable fragrances and reveals fresh new concepts for personal care products. 

E-commerce brings French cosmetics and perfume to Chinese consumers

17-Feb-2015 - JD.com launched the French Mall platform this month where consumers in China can purchase imported French goods, a class of products already lucrative for the a online direct sales company....

Chinese New Year spending - Chanel a favourite with shoppers

17-Feb-2015 - As the holiday approaches fast (Feb 19), various luxury brands are investing in increasing their visibility to fight off the competition. Something, perhaps Chanel isn't too worried about, due to its' popularity...

Launch exclusive

Crabtree & Evelyn launches two new scents for Valentine’s Day and Mothering Sunday

13-Feb-2015 - Home and body care retailer Crabtree & Evelyn has launched two new fragrances, one for men, one for women, just in time for the Valentine’s Day Rush, and CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com was...

Asia in Focus

WeChat is re-inventing China's direct sales model, says expert

12-Feb-2015 - China is already the second largest online retail market in the world, and the fastest growing. There, the details lie in creating more active events, promotions and digital marketing strategies,...

Indian Care Chemicals Convention firms up programme

12-Feb-2015 - The organiser of next month’s Indian Care Chemical Convention, to be held in Mumbai alongside HPCI India 2015, says it has firmed up an educational programme that focuses on both...

"Made in Korea” cosmetics viewed as sophisticated and of high quality

11-Feb-2015 - As domestic markets inch closer to saturation, numerous Korean brands have really started to recognize their own R&D and manufacturing capabilities, which is transforming how “Made in Korea” products are viewed.  ...

Sun protection forum to focus more on Asia this year

11-Feb-2015 - The Sun Protection & Anti-ageing Skin Care Conference now in its second year, returns this July with more Asia-specific content around developments in skin care testing and claims substantiations.

Exclusive interview

Asia’s skin whitening market is often misunderstood

10-Feb-2015 - The skin whitening market in Asia is a booming one but it is also one that can be misunderstood, particularly in the West or where cultural, social, and physiological behaviour...

'Wine therapy' - more cosmetics brands get in on the trend

06-Feb-2015 - They say a glass of wine a day is good for you. Well, more and more beauty brands seem to think so, basing whole natural or premium cosmetics ranges around grapes sourced...

'Glabra' - the 'go to' ingredient for face masks?

05-Feb-2015 - As brands scramble to cater to Asia’s demand for a higher level of user experience in skin care, various brands have been investing in 'Glabra' – also known as golden...

Japan's tourism trade to reach 3.8 trillion yen by 2020

05-Feb-2015 - Spending in Japan by international visitors increased in 2014, with tourists reportedly spending 2.03 trillion yen on souvenirs ranging from premium goods to cosmetics.