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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.

Asia's anti-ageing marketing is stuck in the past, says expert

22-Jun-2016 - The head of a leading marketing agency for beauty players in Asia has said that communications around health and ageing from beauty and health care brands in the region is...

Lush and L'Occitane lead in specialty retailing

21-Jun-2016 - Lush and L’Occitane have been singled out as market leaders when it comes to boutique retailing, Kline has revealed in a new report.

P&G strategy head: branding must be 'meaningful' for millennials

16-Jun-2016 - Procter & Gamble’s head of strategy and innovation says brands need to have a meaningful identity in order to court younger consumers, noting that in today’s marketplace, “it’s about ideals,...

Study indicates women get jealous over makeup

15-Jun-2016 - New research suggests that male and female perceptions of women wearing makeup are very different and that some women may get jealous of makeup that gives a dominant effect.

Male grooming takes a hit from hipsters in Australia

15-Jun-2016 - Sales for male grooming in Australia are taking a hit from the decline in men’s shaving, driven by the rise of the ‘hipster’ sub-culture and the increase in popularity of...

What are Korean beauty brands doing so right?

09-Jun-2016 - Ranked among the top five most dynamic beauty companies in the world, the success of K-beauty leaders AmorePacific and LG Household and Health Care is down to several key factors, a...

MakeUp in Paris event opens its doors this week

08-Jun-2016 - This Friday will see the MakeUp in Paris event open its doors for the two-day event that has become the go-to for colour cosmetic industry professionals.

Mobile retail on the up in Korea

08-Jun-2016 - Korean shoppers are taking to the net for their purchases in increasing numbers, new figures reveal, indicating that the online retail space holds further potential for beauty brands in the...

Major trends for in-cosmetics Korea revealed

30-May-2016 - Industry hot topics of anti-ageing, anti-pollution, halal cosmetics and dominant marketing trends are all top of the agenda for the upcoming in-cosmetics Korea event.

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...

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