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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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A window in on L’Oréal’s digital marketing strategy in Japan

30-Oct-2014 - Junko Miyano, digital marketing manager, Nihon L’Oréal, L’Oreal’s Japanese subsidiary, talked to Cosmetics Design about the company’s digital marketing strategy in the country. Started in 2006, it has evolved rapidly...

Product Trail preview: What to look out for at in-cosmetics Asia

30-Oct-2014 - This year’s in-cosmetics Asia event sees the return of the Product Trails designed to fast-track visitors to the most innovative trends and forward-thinking suppliers in each sector, and here we...

Innovation Zone Best Ingredient 2014 shortlist announced

30-Oct-2014 - The organisers of the in-cosmetics Asia trade show, taking place 4-6 November at the BITEC in Bangkok, have announced the shortlist for this year’s Innovation Zone Best Ingredient Award.

The rise of the humble kiosk: beauty bars raking in big business

29-Oct-2014 - As consumers continue to spend money on affordable luxuries like nail care; start-ups and big players alike are looking to kiosks rather than retail stores to cash in on these...

Make the most of in-Cosmetics Asia's free educational programme

29-Oct-2014 - in-cosmetics Asia, considered the leading exhibition and conference in the region, is due to take place next week in Bangkok, allowing hundreds of global personal care ingredient suppliers to exhibit their...

Next Cosme Tech and Cosme Tokyo event to be held in early 2016

29-Oct-2014 - With visitors numbers up for the 2014 event, Reed Exhibitions Japan says it is looking to increase the size of the next event by 30% and hold it in January 2016.

Pre-show coverage: in-cosmetics Asia

'Serious levels of pollution in Asia' shifts focus from UV damage

28-Oct-2014 - The industry has long been developing products that protect against UV skin damage. Now, scientists and formulators are focusing on warding off the effects of air pollution in Asia.

Luxury cosmetics soar despite sanctions in North Korea

23-Oct-2014 - North Korea imported US$644.3 million worth of luxury goods including cosmetics last year, despite UN sanctions.

Euromonitor highlights top 4 beauty trends to watch out for in APAC

23-Oct-2014 - Global beauty and personal care has reached a total value of $454 billion in 2013, with Asia-Pacific representing 28% of sales. Here, Euromonitor's Beauty and Personal Care analyst Pei Ying...

R&D in the spotlight at in-cosmetics Asia

22-Oct-2014 - Next month will see this year’s in-cosmetics Asia event take place in Bangkok, with the show launching a new feauture this year: its ‘Interactive Formulation Laboratory’.

Japan gears up for rise in cosmetics sales thanks to duty-free expansion

22-Oct-2014 - As of October 1st, duty-free products in Japan, previously limited to electronics and clothing, now includes consumable items like food and cosmetics. 

Analysis - Japan

Red hot competition as placenta businesses jockey for supremacy

21-Oct-2014 - With more than a quarter of Japan’s population over the age of 60, it is said that country suffers more from the issues of an ageing population than any other...

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.

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