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All Asia-Pacific

The Asia Pacific region is one of the most dynamic and diverse markets in the cosmetics industry with various innovations and regulations within the region. This section compiles a list of all the news and developments in the region.

Anti-ageing Special Newsletter

What’s trending in the natural anti-ageing category right now?

29-Apr-2016 - In the past few months we have seen a plethora of new natural-based ingredient launches targeting the anti-ageing beauty market, including, a raspberry extract, a green coffee oil ingredient and a new apple...

Global plantation company commits to fully traceable palm oil

28-Apr-2016 - With sustainable palm oil a hot topic for the beauty industry, companies are mobilising to meet demand for full traceability, with Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) having just committed to achieve a...

Anti-ageing Special Newsletter

Anti-ageing may not reflect consumer sentiment – age management is better

27-Apr-2016 - Age management is a more appropriate term to describe the anti-ageing category and better reflects consumer sentiment, as consumers are now embracing their age, according to a market analyst.

L'Oreal and YouTube look to lead on beauty vlogging

27-Apr-2016 - L’Oréal and YouTube are teaming up to launch an online beauty vlogging school, in a move which suggests the global beauty brand is looking to take the lead on the...

Anti-ageing Special Newsletter

Anti-pollution – the ever popular skin care trend

26-Apr-2016 - One of the latest trends in the industry at present is for anti-pollution products, and this presents an opportunity for brands within the anti-ageing category to target specific consumer needs.

ASEAN delegation heads to Korea for insight on cosmetics growth

26-Apr-2016 - Officials from various of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are taking part in a delegation to South Korea this week, in a bid to learn more about the...

Anti-ageing Special Newsletter

New directions in anti-ageing

25-Apr-2016 - Cosmetics Design surveys this distinctive beauty category by looking forward at formulation trends and reflecting on innovative launches and business moves from the past year.

Anti-Ageing Special Newsletter

Cosmetics Design Anti-Ageing Special Newsletter

20-Apr-2016 - Welcome to this special edition newsletter on anti-ageing, covering all the latest trends and scientific breakthroughs in what is one of the most vital and inspiring categories in the industry.

Kanebo looking to double sales and expand across Asia

20-Apr-2016 - Kao-owned cosmetics firm Kanebo is looking to double sales of its leading brand, Kate, by entering it into the markets of Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore and by strengthening its offering...

Japanese specialty chemicals firm partners up with global distributor

19-Apr-2016 - Showa Denko, a Japan-based ingredients supplier for the cosmetics industry, has teamed up with international distributor Azelis, to further strengthen its global reach.

P&G welcomes finance minister to Singapore Innovation Centre

19-Apr-2016 - Consumer goods multinational Procter & Gamble marked the second anniversary of its Singapore Innovation Centre (SgIC) for the Asia region with a visit from the country’s finance minister.

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Could beauty brands tap into selfie-editing app software?

19-Apr-2016 - Meitu, a selfie-editing app developer, is seeking a valuation of over $3 billion in its latest funding round - aiming to catapult itself into the list of China’s top 10...

Kao reaches cross-border digital deal with JD Worldwide

13-Apr-2016 - Beauty giant Kao has signed up with e-retail platform JD Worldwide, in the latest in a string of industry moves in the Asia region to facilitate cross-border trade of personal...

Petroleum-free cosmetics thanks to sugar-based chemicals

13-Apr-2016 - In response to the rise of consumer demand for naturals when it comes to cosmetics, suppliers are increasingly responding to the need for raw materials which comply with the trend.

Lush blossoming globally - what’s the plan in Asia?

12-Apr-2016 - Beauty brand Lush, known for its heady scents and colourful counters, is enjoying enormous international growth in Europe and North America - and its sights are set on developing in...

Shiseido investing in global internal communications

12-Apr-2016 - Japanese beauty giant Shiseido is investing in a collaboration and cloud storage tool to facilitate communication among its global workforce.

New B2B US digital platform debuts with Korean and Asian products

12-Apr-2016 - LA-based Landing International is the company behind a new B2B concept in online beauty platforms. Called Marketplace, it will platform hard to source beauty products, starting with a collection from...

CD Buzz: in-cosmetics Paris Preview

CD Buzz: All you will need to know about in-cosmetics Paris, in a short video

11-Apr-2016 - The Cosmetics Design team has put together a helpful video preview for in-cosmetics Paris 2016. Just click on the video to learn about some of the highlights from the educational programme, several...

L'Oreal Thailand outlines plans to reach top spot

07-Apr-2016 - Global beauty giant L’Oreal has outlined its plans to develop into the number one beauty company in Thailand.

A sneak peek at some in-cosmetics ingredient launches

06-Apr-2016 - It is now less than a week until the doors open at the in-cosmetics event in Paris and with so many new products and concepts to see, we take a...

Specialty ingredients driven by demand for multifunctional products

05-Apr-2016 - Performance-enhancing multifunctional ingredients are topping the ‘must have’ list for formulators all over the world, according to a new report from the Kline Group.

Luxe Pack Shanghai debuts trends incubator

05-Apr-2016 - Luxe Pack Shanghai will this year feature a new “trends incubator” segment at the event, as a means of highlighting packaging innovation at the annual event.

IMCD establishes a new office in Japan

05-Apr-2016 - Holland-based fine chemicals distributor IMCD has expanded its position in the Asia Pacific region with the opening of an office in Tokyo, Japan.

'Korea-inspired' beauty brands take advantage of rising global trend

05-Apr-2016 - With the launch of yet another ‘Korean-inspired’ beauty range in the West, Cosmetics Design takes a look at Korea’s ever-growing influence on the global beauty scene.

Will Old Spice lawsuit hurt Procter & Gamble?

04-Apr-2016 - P&G has been facing up to the challenge of flat sales and a significant restructuring of the business, but more challenges come as it is slapped with a lawsuit on...

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