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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.

Cosme Tokyo and Cosme Tech 2014 opens its doors... check out the photos

21-Oct-2014 - The Cosme Tokyo and Cosme Tech 2014 show opened its doors at the Big Sight exhibition hall in Tokyo yesterday, having been moved from being held in May last year...

Elder Pharma introduces mouthwash for smokers

21-Oct-2014 - Elder Pharma is planning on building its market share in the mouthwash segment in India by relaunching its AMPM range with a specific product for smokers and tobacco users.

Snail skin care trend hits the US

20-Oct-2014 - The benefits of snail mucus on the skin have been known to the cosmetics industry for a while, and having seen a big trend in Korea, it is now heading...

Cosme Tokyo opens its doors to a distinct emphasis on stem cells cosmetics

16-Oct-2014 - Cosme Tokyo 2014 will open its doors for the third time on October 20th, and will be revealing a distinctive emphasis on cosmetic ingredients and products developed from stem cells.

China is losing out in natural cosmetics market

16-Oct-2014 - China is losing market share in the Asian natural & organic cosmetics market which analysts attribute to animal-testing methods and formulation challenges.

China is losing out on the natural and organic cosmetics market, says expert

15-Oct-2014 - Animal testing requirements are continuing to hamper growth in the market for natural and organic cosmetics in China, says market research company Organic Monitor.

Mintel: a gallery of innovation in facial care

14-Oct-2014 - Here, together with Mintel, Cosmetics Design takes a look at some of the products representing the innovative facial care segment on the Asian markets right now...

Australian cosmetics market bounces back, after tough years

14-Oct-2014 - The Australian market for cosmetics, perfumes and toiletries is showing distinct signs of bouncing back following some tough years of contraction, according to new data from IBISWorld.

HI-Japan show wrap: Ageing (& shrinking) population forces government-led nutrition rethink

13-Oct-2014 - Japan has always led the world in functional food experimentation even if the results of most of that have remained within the confines of the 127.3m-strong nation with the world's...

Sales of facial masks see big rise in key European markets

10-Oct-2014 - The facial mask trend appears to have made the jump from the Asia Pacific region and is now showing the first signs of really taking off in Europe, according to...

Protection, pollution and the environment headline in-cosmetics Korea conference

07-Oct-2014 - The in-cosmetics team says its first conference in South Korea – Skincare in 5 Dimensions – has proved to be its most successful Asian to date, thanks to its focus...

Consumer choice awards: #beauty20… And the winners are…

06-Oct-2014 - The second annual consumer choice awards: #beauty20 took place in New York celebrating the cosmetics brands that are the most successful in connecting with consumers through digital technology and social...

Trading outdoes industry expectation at 1st Beyond Beauty ASEAN event

02-Oct-2014 - Organisers of the 1st edition of Beyond Beauty ASEAN have reported it a great success as 8,218 visitors gathered over 3 days, among which 1,567 were international attendees from 57 countries.

Indian consumers show high awareness of green products

01-Oct-2014 - Green products have a good chance of being a hit with Indian consumers after a new survey found that there is high awareness of biobased products in the region.

AmorePacific & LG Household dominating half of South Korea cosmetics market

01-Oct-2014 - According to L2's Digital IQ Index; the beauty industry in South Korea is highly concentrated, with half of the market controlled by AmorePacific and LG Household & Health Care.

Dispatches from UN Climate Summit

Unilever joins pledge to end deforestation at UN Climate Summit

24-Sep-2014 - Anglo-Dutch consumer giant Unilever joins and welcomes the pledge by dozens of global leaders to reduce global warming pollution and try to put an end to deforestation.

ASEAN harmonisation on the agenda at in-cosmetics Asia

23-Sep-2014 - This year’s in-cosmetics Asia event will host a panel discussion looking at the challenges and opportunities for the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) which will be finalised in 2015, and how...

The latest in the alphabet craze - 'EE' cream makes its way to Europe

19-Sep-2014 - On first gaining popularity in the East and then spreading to the West; the BB, CC and DD cream sensation has now paved the way for the ‘EE’ version


A look at Asia's most innovative product launches - Mintel roundup

18-Sep-2014 - Asia is often viewed as the centre of beauty innovation. Here, Cosmetics Design rounds up galleries of the product launches that have stood out most to Mintel in the hair, skin and luxury packaging...

Sunscreen is vital protection for outdoor sports

17-Sep-2014 - For those living an active lifestyle sun exposure can be unavoidable meaning that taking protective measures, such as applying sunscreen, is very important to avoid skin damage or even skin...

Indonesian palm oil problem as 49% of tropical deforestation results from illegal clearing

16-Sep-2014 - Nearly half of all recent tropical deforestation is the result of illegal clearing for commercial agriculture, according to a new report, with a large amount of it in Indonesia being...

PCHi focuses on new ‘hot’ segments - botanical whitening and packaging design

16-Sep-2014 - Organizers of the eighth edition of the Personal Care & Homecare Ingredients show are zoning in on botanical whitening and packaging design, segments they report to be ‘hot’ in the...

Datamonitor Comment

Beauty from within supplements: how to win the consumer

12-Sep-2014 - According to Datamonitor, as the beauty from within segment evolves, cosmetic manufacturers are now focused on researching solutions to better meet consumer expectations and convince of a supplement's effectiveness. ...

New launch claims to be India’s first ever Halal cosmetics line

11-Sep-2014 - Iba Halal Cosmetics has been launched as a new line in the state of Gujurat, India and is claimed to be the country’s first ever Halal certified cosmetics line.

Cosme Tokyo puts the spotlight on organic and natural products for kids

11-Sep-2014 - With growing demand for natural and organic personal care products targeting expectant mothers, babies and kids, the organisers of Cosme Tokyo have highlighted a selection at the event.

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