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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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China’s e-commerce boom part II: Haitao at its peak

03-Apr-2017 - The Haitao trend — when consumers buy imported products from overseas online shopping platforms —  is expected to peak in China’s online e-commerce market.

SMIT agrees MOU to create O2O smart terminal business

03-Apr-2017 - Hong Kong-based SMIT Holdings has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in round A financing to invest in Mainsweb Technology.

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China’s e-commerce boom part I: Reaching new highs

29-Mar-2017 - Global market intelligence company, Mintel, reveals how China’s online retail market space is expected to grow to 1.3 tn Chinese yuan (€133.7 bn) by 2021 at a compound annual growth...

PCHi 2017 achieves record-breaking numbers with event firsts

29-Mar-2017 - This year’s Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) trade show, organised by Reed Sinopharm Exhibitions (RSE), witnessed record-breaking numbers at its 10th-anniversary event.

Global Beauty Industry Award Winners

And the winners of the Global Beauty Industry Awards are...

29-Mar-2017 - The Cosmetics Design team is delighted to announce the winners of its inaugural Global Beauty Industry Awards, across seven different categories.

Dr. Wolff launches caffeine-based shampoo

28-Mar-2017 - Cosmetics producer, Dr Wolff, releases its Alpecin Sport Caffeine Shampoo in Hong Kong to help prevent hair loss.

Oud Essentials introduces new skin care brand in Kuala Lumpur

27-Mar-2017 - Organic skincare label, Oud Essentials, presents its product range in Kuala Lumpur, ahead of its release in Asia.

Top Southeast Asian trends influencing Western facial skin care

27-Mar-2017 - We take a look at Mintel’s report into how multiple ingredients and key consumer demands born from Southeast Asia are generating a wave of interest from US millennials.

Shiseido tests humanoid robots for cosmetics production

27-Mar-2017 - In a revolutionary move and a cosmetics industry first, the leading Japanese heavyweight puts humanoid robots front and centre of its assembly lines.

Halal producers target non-Muslim and ethical lifestyle consumers

22-Mar-2017 - Market research company, Mintel, finds that while the Muslim population continues to grow in APAC, halal cosmetics players are seeking certification to enter the non-Muslim cosmetics sector.

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