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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.

Cosmetics Design's colour cosmetics forum kicks off today!

04-Mar-2015 - There's still time left to register for Cosmetics Design's multifunctional colour cosmetics forum, where our panel of experts will discuss the latest innovations and challenges of a segment where alphabet creams...

Gold dust masks - are they a patch on Asia's sophisticated face sheets?

25-Feb-2015 - There's always a new craze in skin care. Right now, 24 carat gold dust face treatments are all the rage in the West, but will this catch on in Asia -...

Glossybox finally reports profit after ‘over-expansion' problems in Asia

25-Feb-2015 - According to beauty sampling brand Glossybox, after an expansion in Asia that nearly took the business under, the company has finally started to see a profit.

Rising cosmetics demand drives fatty acid esters market

25-Feb-2015 - The global fatty acid esters market is set to continue its growth over the next five years thanks to demand from the cosmetics and personal care industry, with significant demand...

A look at LVMH and luxury buying in China

24-Feb-2015 - Sales this Chinese New Year aren't looking too lucrative for the world's largest prestige group, LVMH, which has been working harder then ever to attract Chinese tourists as luxury spending...

Women now being advised to shave their faces for 'anti-ageing benefits'

24-Feb-2015 - Women with dark facial hair have always sought out ways to remove it by way of laser, threading or waxing. Now, they are being advised to shave their faces as...

AmorePacific’s Cushion compact sees global popularity take off

19-Feb-2015 - The influence of Korean beauty has seen a trend for AmorePacific’s Cushion compact take off, attracting worldwide attention and revolutionizing the make-up routine for women.

Broccoli makes its' way into fragrance trend

17-Feb-2015 - Fragrance supplier, Seven Scent, reports growing interest in vegetable fragrances and reveals fresh new concepts for personal care products. 

Asia Pacific proves to be Avon’s strongest market as global sales dive

17-Feb-2015 - Avon Products has posted another quarter of falling sales, but the performance in the Asia Pacific market outpaces the results posted in the company’s three other global regions.

Police in Vietnam seize counterfeit cosmetics heading to China

11-Feb-2015 - The spotlight was back on fake cosmetics last week, after police in Vietnam arrested a man near the border of China, suspected of manufacturing and selling counterfeited cosmetics.

Coffee-based hair range takes ‘green’ to another level with bottles that sprout into trees

10-Feb-2015 - It’s a case of gastronomy meets beauty again! Hair care line; ‘O’right Recoffee’ featuring recycled coffee grounds from Taiwan has analysts flagging it up as the ‘innovation of the week’...

Multifunctional colour cosmetics - are you up to date?

05-Feb-2015 - While the 'alphabet cream craze' undoubtedly epitomizes multi-functionality; BB, CC, and DD creams are just the tip of the iceberg. Therefore, Cosmetics Design has dedicated a forum to keep the industry up to...

Korea plows ahead with some 'serious brainpower' in cosmeceuticals

04-Feb-2015 - Korea’s commitment to beauty is placing it a cut above the rest in Asia, seeing it lead the way with some serious brainpower and cool technology in the cosmeceuticals area....

‘Truly natural’ positioning to boost global market, says Kline

03-Feb-2015 - The global natural personal care market could be due a boost in the coming years as brands begin to look at positioning themselves as ‘truly natural’ in order to gain...

Study raises ethical concerns of skin whitening ads

28-Jan-2015 - Skin whitening is quite the trend in Asia-Pacific but expert Professor Lynne Eagle has questioned the ethics of marketing such products.

Soybean oil-based surfactant proven to improve cleaning, foaming and conditioning in shampoo

28-Jan-2015 - Scientists have developed a new non-toxic, environmentally friendly soybean oil-based polymeric surfactant (SBPS) and having studied it for potential application as a surface-active ingredient for shampoos, found that it improves...

Scientists discover bacterial pigment potential to improve SPF

22-Jan-2015 - Two pigments have potential as ingredients in sunscreens as they have been shown to improve sun protection factor and also display antimicrobial and antioxidant properties.

Henkel beauty business moves into newly opened Shanghai center

22-Jan-2015 - Henkel’s beauty care business based in Asia will move into its new home at the company’s new Management Center which opened in Shanghai this week.

Award-winning oils and fats innovation makes skin care ‘more effective’

22-Jan-2015 - University lecturer Dr Mahiran Basri has been recognised for her work in successfully diversifying the use of oils and fats which resulted in an innovation formulated through nanotechnology that is...

Korea animal testing ban joy may be 'premature' as formal agreement needed on ingredients

14-Jan-2015 - Although included in Korea’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) draft five year plan to phase out of animal testing for finished cosmetic products and ingredients, there is...

DSM Personal Care signs distribution agreement with Mascot in South Asia

07-Jan-2015 - DSM Personal Care is upping its presence in South Asia having announced that Mascot Universal Pvt. Ltd will be its sole distributor in in the region.

Missha halts business in Hong Kong

06-Jan-2015 - Beauty brand Missha has 'suspended business' at all of its outlets in Hong Kong. The drastic move comes as a surprise, as Korean cosmetics are in high demand of late....

Asia in Focus

From a rise in demand for customization to the power of Korean TV - what a year it's been for Asia!

23-Dec-2014 - As we bid farewell to 2014, Cosmetics Design takes stock of the beauty innovations and trends to come out of Asia's fast moving markets. Here, we round up some of the...

'Cytokines therapy' gaining momentum for treating Alopecia

18-Dec-2014 - Korean based ‘AesMed’ has developed a hair loss treatment solution based on ‘Cytokines therapy’ to control hair cell activation.

Nestlé Skin Health to open 10 innovation hubs focused on skin research

11-Dec-2014 - Nestlé Skin Health will open a global network of 10 innovation hubs focused on developing solutions and techniques that will promote healthy skin through medical investigation, education and application of...

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