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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.

Seaweed Expo to highlight ingredient's burgeoning potential

26-Apr-2017 - South Korea, the APAC hub of creativity and innovation, boosts the profile of seaweed for cosmetics and personal care applications.

PCHi gears up for 2018

26-Apr-2017 - Although the Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) trade show only closed its doors two months ago, 85% of its 2018 booths have already been booked. 

How blue and infrared light affects the skin: the future of the antipollution beauty?

26-Apr-2017 - The impact of infrared and blue light (from screens) on the skin is an area that the anti-pollution trend is tipped to move into next: we ask an expert about...

Ostrich antibody technology targets hair loss prevention

25-Apr-2017 - Maz World is entering the Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks (HKSTP) to launch its ostrich antibody technology to the Japanese hair loss market.

Shiseido reveals wrinkle improving capabilities of retinol formulation

25-Apr-2017 - Japanese multinational personal care giant, Shiseido, conducted a clinical trial into the effect and efficacy of retinol active ingredients in improving wrinkles.

Luxe Pack Shanghai 2017: A round-up of its 10th anniversary event

25-Apr-2017 - The luxury trade show, which this year celebrated its 10th edition, explored the latest trends in packaging, fragrance and sustainability to launch and evolve in the Asia-Pacific region.

Anti-pollution is massive but complicated. Here’s why

21-Apr-2017 - The anti-pollution trend is possibly one of the hottest topics in the beauty industry right now, but as it continues to boom its evolution is far from being clear cut.

Cosmetic imports to Vietnam exceed €1 billion

19-Apr-2017 - Trade Map of the International Trade Center (ITC) and the World Bank (WB) reveals that the value of imported cosmetics entering the Vietnam market has more than doubled from below...

Asian industry expert highlights latest trends in retail and K-Beauty

19-Apr-2017 - At the recent in-cosmetics Global event Cosmetics Design caught up with Nicole Fall, Founder of Asian Consumer Intelligence, to get the latest on the evolution of the K-Beauty trend as...

Healthy lifestyles fuel natural ingredient demand in India

18-Apr-2017 - Market intelligence provider, Mintel, finds that healthy living, time management and overall happiness are opening up vast opportunities for brands in the natural sector.

Textures, ingredients and experiences boost South Korean cosmetics

17-Apr-2017 - South Korea has long been recognised as the beauty hub of Asia-Pacific as it continues to present new creations in the region.

Innovation in Thailand: Mintel highlights recent on-trend releases

17-Apr-2017 - Over the past year, the Southeast Asian nation has emerged as a leading producer of skin care items that revolve around pollutant-protection properties and natural ingredients that aid wellness.

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Anti-pollution cosmetics consumers seek visual clues

17-Apr-2017 - Belinda Carli, Director of Institute of Personal Care Science, puts forward the importance of seeing the effects of the environment for the growth of the anti-pollution sector.

Voice technology part II: Why it is fuelling brand strategies

12-Apr-2017 - As the Speak Easy report by Mindshare and J. Walter Thompson Innovation Group identifies voice technology as being more powerful than typing messages when it comes to developing customer relationships,...

NetEase Kaola develops European Partnership Plan to bring European products to China

12-Apr-2017 - Cross-border e-commerce technology provider, NetEase Kaola, commits to buying €3 billion of European products over the next three years to increase Chinese consumers’ access to European items.

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Supplier efficacy data drives anti-pollution claims

12-Apr-2017 - With anti-pollution brands focusing on new stories to generate brand and product interest, we asked Belinda Carli, Director, Institute of Personal Care Science, how pollutant-protection research and claims are changing.

Chinese consumers build connections with Australia and New Zealand

11-Apr-2017 - As China’s total combined online cross-border e-commerce market reached an estimated RMB 626 bn (€83.8 bn) in 2016, consumers are choosing to make their online purchases from Australia and New Zealand.

Rising markets: South Korea and facial skin care

11-Apr-2017 - Market intelligence providers, Mintel, announced that the birthplace of K-beauty and K power now ranks in the top 10 for global beauty markets.

Voice technology part I: Building emotional connections with customers

11-Apr-2017 - The Speak Easy study, managed by media and marketing firm, Mindshare, and creative think tank, J. Walter Thompson Innovation Group, have released its report outlining how brands should incorporate voice...

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“China is the leader of new anti-pollution skincare in APAC”, Mintel reveals

10-Apr-2017 - In light of China becoming the dominant region for anti-pollutant products in Asia-Pacific, we asked David Tyrrell, Global Skincare Analyst at Mintel what we can expect to see from the...

Korean beauty gets significant shelf space at mass market retail chain CVS

05-Apr-2017 - The retail pharmacy recently announced its K-Beauty HQ initiative which has 100+ products from South Korean skin care and beauty brands available online and in store as of this month.

Anti-pollution claims strengthen emerging facial powder niche

05-Apr-2017 - As facial powders have been tipped as the next big thing in the multifunctionality trend, Mintel explains how brands are utilising anti-pollution packaging claims and natural ingredients to boost their...

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China’s e-commerce boom part IV: Creating a buzz overseas

05-Apr-2017 - Mintel revealed in a recent blog how "online shopping for imported products lacks the excitement of shopping when travelling overseas", so we asked Matthew Crabbe, Director of Research, Asia-Pacific at...

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China’s e-commerce boom part III: How can individual brands stand out?

04-Apr-2017 - As we enter the age of “new retail”, we ask Matthew Crabbe, Director of Research, Asia-Pacific at Mintel how both Chinese and overseas APAC brands can strive for market domination.

In beauty and personal care, age-old wisdom and up-to-date trends are converging

03-Apr-2017 - Ahead of her marketing trends presentation at in-cosmetics global in London this week, Dominque Assenat, who is head of color, beauty, and accessories at Peclers Paris, answered Cosmetics Design’s questions...

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