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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.

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Asia's cosmetics regulations - what's new and what you need to know!

23-Apr-2015 - The emerging Asian economies are lucrative new markets, but with legislation changing at a fast pace, it can be challenging keeping up to date on requirements. Here, regulatory specialist Alain Khaiat...

SkintechMD launches label-scanning app for cosmetics

22-Apr-2015 - The new CosScann app recommends beauty products for customers depending on what ingredients are listed on the label.

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Kline talks multicultural product innovation..

21-Apr-2015 - As the multicultural beauty product segment continues to outpace the overall U.S. market’s growth for cosmetics, mainstream brands are investing in varied ranges to cater to this demand.

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Indonesia's beauty market among 'new growth hot spots'

21-Apr-2015 - With emerging markets slowing down, attention has turned to core businesses and untapped markets such as Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey. Cosmetics Design caught up with Euromonitor to discuss new growth hot...

in-cosmetics Barcelona 2015 photo gallery

17-Apr-2015 - in-cosmetics has just closed its doors on the biggest and most eventful show in its 25 year history at the Fira Gran Via expo hall. And here we bring you...

Will cosmetics manufacturers pay more for pigments?

15-Apr-2015 - New data analysis from IBISWorld puts the average price of pigments in 2014 at nearly 65% higher than the price ten years earlier as well as forecasting price increases and...

Multinationals trigger big competition in the Asian beauty devices market

15-Apr-2015 - The Asian beauty market is already well ahead of the rest of the world, leading to the first signs of intense competition, according to an expert at Kline Group.

Asia in Focus

The power of Asia's beauty bloggers: Who they are and what markets they influence

14-Apr-2015 - In Asia, more and more consumers have turned to social media for guidance on trends and style. In fact, 40 per cent of China's online shoppers read and post reviews about products – more...

Korea's 'grooming-jok' trend gaining momentum

14-Apr-2015 - As the male grooming routine builds momentum in Asia, personal care players are racing to cater to Korea's rising 'grooming-jok' trend.

Second Makeup in Seoul event opens next week

09-Apr-2015 - The second edition of the Makeup in Seoul is set to open its doors next week, with a bigger event, an extensive conference programme and more visitors expected.

2015: The Year of the Chinese Mask

09-Apr-2015 - More and more Asian beauty industry shows have been dedicating areas to face mask investment and innovation, dubbing 2015 'The Year of the Chinese Mask.'

New Addition!

Welcome to Brand Innovation – the latest addition to our news coverage

08-Apr-2015 - We are introducing an exciting addition to our news categories called "Brand Innovation". The new category has now gone live across all three of sites - Cosmetics Design Europe, USA...

Melbourne's beauty industry booms thanks to flagship stores

08-Apr-2015 - According to research by Melbourne's central 'GPT group', the beauty industry is booming in the Australian city, thanks to flagship stores and investment from international beauty brands.

in-cosmetics Korea goes live!

08-Apr-2015 - Visitor registration for the first ever in-cosmetics Korea - currently the only exhibition in the country solely dedicated to personal care ingredients, is now live.

Japan's 'cherry blossom' season reels in Chinese shoppers

07-Apr-2015 - As shopping trips to Japan continue to boom, Chinese people who received visas in March are expected to travel to shop and experience the 'cherry blossom season' in April.

Innovation in ‘for soldier’ cosmetics on the rise

01-Apr-2015 - Scientists around the globe have been working on camouflage make-up for troops with 'James Bond'-esque properties - like protecting the skin from the heat of explosions.'s March Quiz

Test your knowledge of what happened in March!'s Quiz!

01-Apr-2015 - Have you been paying attention to the breaking news this month? Did you do well/ badly last month and want to maintain/ improve your score this month? Well here is...

Sustainably sourced sandalwood oil coming to the fragrance industry

01-Apr-2015 - Sandalwood foresting group Santanol has announced the first commercial harvest of cultivated oil from its plantation in Australia.

China Beauty Expo readies for its 20th anniversary edition

01-Apr-2015 - One of the biggest beauty events in the world will open its doors in Shanghai next month. And stressing its size, this year the China Beauty Expo will be showcasing...

Halal Cosmetics Focus

Big players may have no option but to enter halal cosmetics market says Euromonitor

31-Mar-2015 - Halal cosmetics are in increasing demand and this is attracting the attention of manufacturers and global companies such as Unilever who need to maintain their share in markets in which...

China's 'House call' beauty services are making serious profit...

31-Mar-2015 - Beauty service companies offering a portfolio of manicurists or beauticians that visit customers at their own home are gaining momentum in China as women are reported to be more comfortable...

How to get your green marketing strategy bang on

30-Mar-2015 - We spoke to Raphael Bemporad co-founder of BBMG, a consultancy specialized in green brand strategies, who lifts the lid on the importance of tapping into 'aspirational' consumers as a means of...

Special newsletter: Men's grooming

The Men’s Grooming Special Edition Newsletter

25-Mar-2015 - Today we are publishing the first of our special edition newsletters for 2015, and to kick things off we are taking you on an extensive exploration of the men’s grooming...

Special newsletter - Men's grooming

What do men want? Navigating Asia's male grooming demand

25-Mar-2015 - As Western males start to experiment with a grooming regime, Asian men are looking for more complex solutions that go beyond maintaining hygiene and appearance. However, with no two markets...

Special Newsletter – Men’s Grooming

Men’s trends: natural, youthful, primal

25-Mar-2015 - Underlying the latest men’s grooming product trends here in the States is a longing for wellness. Be they topical skin care items, anti-aging creams, facial hair care essentials or nutraceuticals,...

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