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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 in Focus

Fragrance in Asia - a segment worth investing in?

02-Sep-2014 - Although the fragrance category can hold it's own in the West, it's still small business in Asia which our expert says it due to several cultural reasons and warns that...

Cosme Tokyo and Cosme Tech open up to visitor registration

02-Sep-2014 - Reed Japan, organiser of the Cosme Tokyo and Cosme Tech event in Tokyo, Japan, have official open up registration to any visitors.

Japan cuts tax on cosmetics to cash in on growing tourism

27-Aug-2014 - The Japanese government has announced that certain cosmetics purchases will soon be tax-free for foreigners visiting the country, in a move that aims to increase tourist spending in the country.

Indonesian expo to platform halal cosmetics

27-Aug-2014 - With the market continuing to grow for halal products, the Indonesian Ulema Council is readying for a big expo in Jakarta this October that will provide a platform to halal...

Beyond Beauty forges closer ties with the Philippines cosmetics industry

26-Aug-2014 - Beyond Beauty ASEAN is looking to increase its footprint in the Southeast Asian cosmetics market having signed a memorandum that targets closer ties with the beauty industry in the Philippines.

Mintel: eye care innovation in Asia

26-Aug-2014 - Asia is often viewed as the centre of cosmetic innovation. Here, Mintel rounds up some of the eye care products dominating the region's markets..

Hair straightening no longer a one-size-fits-all category

25-Aug-2014 - Innovative technologies and products have revolutionised the hair straightening category and made it one of the most dynamic hair care categories, driven by demand for hair control and lifestyle changes. ...

Cosmetics and fragrance help drive Indian online retail

20-Aug-2014 - Online retail is continuing to expand at world-leading growth rates, helped along by the continued popularity of cosmetic and fragrance purchases.

Natural cosmetics demand pushing pomegranate popularity in Asia

20-Aug-2014 - With an increasing demand for Peruvian fresh pomegranate in Asia, the Middle East and Europe, exports will grow by 57.7% in 2014 totaling more than US$28 million.

Creating brand loyalty most beneficial in facial care

19-Aug-2014 - Creating brand loyalty appears to be beneficial in the skin care arena, particularly facial care, but isn’t always the case for other personal care categories such as colour cosmetics.

Scientific skin care on the agenda at South Korea Conference

19-Aug-2014 - The new South Korea International Conference will have a focus on scientific skin care as it looks to capitalise on the booming cosmetics market in the region.

Mintel recognises Korea potential and expands beauty coverage

13-Aug-2014 - Mintel Beauty & Personal Care announces it has expanded its coverage and GNPD scope in South Korea as the market continues to grow in Asia-Pacific.

Online fragrance and cosmetics sales set to boom in Australia

13-Aug-2014 - Sales of cosmetics and fragrances online are set for significant growth in Australia over the next five years, according to a new report by market researcher IBISWorld.

Chinese tourism boosting Korean cosmetics thanks to women

12-Aug-2014 - Female tourists from China are fuelling a boost in sales for South Korean cosmetics brands, according to new figures released by Huanqiu website.


Sun care focus: Highlights in 2014 so far…

07-Aug-2014 - takes a look at the top sun care stories from the cosmetics industry this year, focusing on the new market trends and latest research.

in-cosmetics Asia announce first fully free educational programme

06-Aug-2014 - The in-cosmetics Asia event this year will see the educational programme be completely free for the first time in its history, with a country focus on Japan, and regulations being...

Increasing knowledge and proof will help skin care devices sell

05-Aug-2014 - When it comes to the success of skin care devices the most important thing is knowledge and proof that they work say a vast majority of consumers.

Cosmetics online flash sales to take off in Asia

05-Aug-2014 - In an effort to push the mobile commerce market in Southeast Asia, Japan based mobile app company ‘Line’ has plans to influence flash sales across markets including cosmetics.

Burmese beauty balm holding its own amongst modern day cosmetics

31-Jul-2014 - The yellowish paste made from ground tree bark also known as thanakha is managing to hold its own in Asia, despite intense competition from various multinational cosmetic corporations.

Dedicated Sun Protection Asia conference a hit as interest peaks

31-Jul-2014 - The inaugural Sun Protection & Anti-ageing Skin Care Conference Asia kicked off in Singapore and was received positively overall as attendees agree that catering for particular demographics needs dedicated scenarios.

Asia in Focus

Whitening product innovation sees new focus on melanogenesis

30-Jul-2014 - This month we are looking at innovation in whitening products, which represented around 30% of total skin care business in 2014. While there are no new molecules to boast of,...

Mintel: a gallery of hair care innovations

30-Jul-2014 - According to Mintel, there are many opportunities to drive sales in the mature shampoo/conditioner market, from more beauty-enhancing/functional men's shampoos to products featuring positive and aspirational benefits for older women. ...

Organic personal care market likely to post double-digit annual growth to 2020

29-Jul-2014 - Most global regions are expected to post near double-digit annual growth in organic personal care over the next six years, a new market research report suggests.

L’Oréal sees digital give beauty business a boost and virtual mirror is just the start

29-Jul-2014 - The digital age is upon the beauty industry and will be a ‘game-changer’ according to the industry’s biggest cosmetics manufacturer, who has been driving forward following the launch of its...

China overtakes the US as world’s largest economy

29-Jul-2014 - China is likely to overtake the USA to become the world’s largest economy in Purchasing Power Parity, an economic milestone according to Euromonitor.

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