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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.

Halal producers target non-Muslim and ethical lifestyle consumers

22-Mar-2017 - Market research company, Mintel, finds that while the Muslim population continues to grow in APAC, halal cosmetics players are seeking certification to enter the non-Muslim cosmetics sector.

Pop-up potential: Power of experimentation

21-Mar-2017 - Cosmetics retailers are hoping to catch consumers’ attention with the new and dynamic pop-up trend.

ArtDeco targets Indian market with BeYu range

21-Mar-2017 - German cosmetics company, ArtDeco Group, eyes up India for a second time as its prepares to relaunch its BeYu range in the marketplace amid strong projected growth.

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Online customisation meets DIY – an opportunity or limitation?

21-Mar-2017 - Belinda Carli, Director of the Institute of Personal Care Science provides an in-depth look at how consumers are influencing the customisation trend, both on and offline, and what this means...

US colour cosmetics paves the way for global trends

21-Mar-2017 - The colour cosmetics market is probably the fastest moving beauty category thanks to new looks with each fashion season. But in recent years it has been the US market that...

Skin care brand Mamonde opens Lazada online store

20-Mar-2017 - AmorePacfiic-owned skin care and cosmetics name, Mamonde, launches its beauty range on Lazada's shopping platform.

Selfie style: how the consumer hunger to be picture-perfect is impacting cosmetics

17-Mar-2017 - In this trend special, we take a look at why and how ‘selfie culture’ is impacting on colour cosmetics.

Latest e-commerce trends influencing China

15-Mar-2017 - At eTail Asia 2017, Ann Wang, General Manager of Performance Advertising Solution, Online Media Group, Tencent, revealed how Chinese brands can succeed amid the country’s online market environment and evolving...

Shiseido celebrates 60 years in Taiwan

15-Mar-2017 - As 2017 marks 60 years in Taiwan for leading Japanese multinational personal care company Shiseido, we look at how it’s developed its presence and how the Taiwanese market is transforming.

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Colour cosmetics part 2: Understanding local preferences in Korea

15-Mar-2017 - With celebrity endorsements and cross-industry partnerships gaining traction in Korea, Jane Jang, Senior Beauty Analyst at Mintel emphasises that brands need to appreciate local trends and consumer needs to create...

Thai-based Shouvy launches skin whitening range

14-Mar-2017 - Hailed as Thailand’s latest brand to “whiten, lighten, and brighten the skin”, Shouvy leverages the popularity of APAC’s skin whitening trend with Thailand’s prosperous cosmetics market.

Exclusive interview

Colour cosmetics part 1: Is the Korean tide changing?

14-Mar-2017 - Korean beauty trends have led to a new wave of trend adoptees and so we caught up with Jane Jang, Senior Beauty Analyst at Mintel to understand more about how...

Exclusive interview

Anti-fatigue part 2: Energy boosting Indian beauty

14-Mar-2017 - We continue our conversation with Sharon Kwek, Senior Innovation and Insights Analyst, Beauty and Personal Care at Mintel on this growing niche segment and what we can expect from it in...

Lisse uses hydrogen to create face mask first

13-Mar-2017 - Korean premium beauty care producer, Lisse, has released the country’s first hydrogen-filled rejuvenation mask.

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Anti-fatigue part 1: India’s evolving society prompts niche segment

13-Mar-2017 - UK-based market research company, Mintel, identifies the anti-fatigue area as an up and coming niche segment as consumers battle against burgeoning careers and lack of sleep.

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How China plans to remain the lip care hub part 2

13-Mar-2017 - Due to the popularity of the lip cosmetics in China, we asked Laurie Du, Senior Beauty Analyst, Asia Pacific at Mintel, how the industry intends to retain its position at...

Beauty Industry Award Regional Winners

And the winners of the Regional Beauty Industry Awards are…

09-Mar-2017 - The Cosmetics Design team has been left stunned by response to our inaugural Beauty Industry Awards, and the results of the regional competitions are now in.

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Self tanning versus skin whitening: a global skin care demand divide?

08-Mar-2017 - We asked Sharon Kwek, Senior Innovation and Insights Analyst, Beauty and Personal Care at Mintel whether the tanning trend has been completely replaced by skin whitening in APAC.

BASF opens new innovation campus in India

08-Mar-2017 - Chemical giant, BASF Group, has introduced its new innovation campus in India for the Asia Pacific (APAC) region.

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China remains lip care hub part 1

08-Mar-2017 - As lip colour remains the fastest growing colour cosmetics subcategory in China, we spoke to Laurie Du, Senior Beauty Analyst, Asia Pacific at Mintel, to find out why it’s generating...

Special Newsletter - Colour Cosmetics

Colour Cosmetics – a vibrant category offering plenty of opportunity!

08-Mar-2017 - The colour cosmetics category has never been more dynamic or more diverse, and still underscores lots of opportunity. And the latest Cosmetics Design special newsletter focuses on what is happening...

How K beauty is shaping the Asian colour cosmetics category

07-Mar-2017 - In our first Cosmetics Design Asia special newsletter of the year, we are focusing on evolving trends and industry developments that impact the growing colour cosmetics sector in APAC.

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Beauty and Fitness part 3: Looking after the inner you

07-Mar-2017 - Active consumers in the APAC region not only pursue beauty purchases that maintain their outward appearance throughout the day, but also those that accompany healthy physical and mental wellbeing, emphasises...

Sun protection: Is it time for a universal measure?

07-Mar-2017 - Although self-tanning and skin whitening trends differ in the East and the West, both eastern and western consumers are conscious of the impact of the sun and the importance of wearing sun...

Exclusive interview

Beauty and Fitness part 2: On-the-go make up

06-Mar-2017 - As the beauty and fitness partnership is gaining traction amongst active consumers, we continue our conversation with Sharon Kwek, Senior Innovation and Insights Analyst, Beauty and Personal Care at Mintel...

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