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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.

Kao research identifies natural enzyme to produce sustainable surfactants

21-Aug-2014 - Kao has found a natural enzyme that can produce medium chain fatty acids used as raw materials in the production of surfactants for shampoos and cosmetics, through its research, particularly...

Rieke Dispensing’s Asia reach bolstered with acquisition

21-Aug-2014 - Rieke Dispensing’s reach in Asia has expanded once more and its manufacturing capabilities will be given a boost following its parent company TriMas Corporation’s acquisition of Lion Holdings Pvt. Ltd....

Strong Estée Lauder results undermined by Korea market

19-Aug-2014 - Luxury international cosmetics player Estée Lauder posted record-breaking fourth quarter and full year results that show the company is continuing to lead the field.

Inspired by beauty jellies - Laboratoire PYC develops anti-ageing supplement for Asian skin

13-Aug-2014 - France-based Laboratoire PYC has expanded its range of nutricosmetics with an anti-ageing nutritional supplement based on a new on-the-go powdered concept.

Nu Skin Q2 results see significant decline

11-Aug-2014 - Skin care specialist Nu Skin says continued problems in its China operations have weighed heavily on its second quarter results, causing revenues and profits to fall.

in-cosmetics Asia announce first fully free educational programme

06-Aug-2014 - The in-cosmetics Asia event this year will see the educational programme be completely free for the first time in its history, with a country focus on Japan, and regulations being...

Increasing knowledge and proof will help skin care devices sell

05-Aug-2014 - When it comes to the success of skin care devices the most important thing is knowledge and proof that they work say a vast majority of consumers.

L’Oréal growth in Asia-Pacific slows, while currency translation also takes a toll

05-Aug-2014 - Although growth in the Asia Pacific region still remains robust for L’Oréal, it continues to show signs of slowing as the company's second quarter results also reveal that the strength...

Cosmetics online flash sales to take off in Asia

05-Aug-2014 - In an effort to push the mobile commerce market in Southeast Asia, Japan based mobile app company ‘Line’ has plans to influence flash sales across markets including cosmetics.

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Avon turnaround is ‘taking longer than anticipated’

31-Jul-2014 - Avon Products admits that the company’s turnaround is taking longer than expected due to a difficult financial climate and tough markets, after announcing profits shrank in its second quarter.

Burmese beauty balm holding its own amongst modern day cosmetics

31-Jul-2014 - The yellowish paste made from ground tree bark also known as thanakha is managing to hold its own in Asia, despite intense competition from various multinational cosmetic corporations.

Dedicated Sun Protection Asia conference a hit as interest peaks

31-Jul-2014 - The inaugural Sun Protection & Anti-ageing Skin Care Conference Asia kicked off in Singapore and was received positively overall as attendees agree that catering for particular demographics needs dedicated scenarios.

Cosmetics retailer Jumei apologises over fake product sales in China

31-Jul-2014 - Online cosmetics retailer Jumei International Holdings has made an apology after media reports focused on the fact that it was selling fake luxury goods in China.

Asia in Focus

Whitening product innovation sees new focus on melanogenesis

30-Jul-2014 - This month we are looking at innovation in whitening products, which represented around 30% of total skin care business in 2014. While there are no new molecules to boast of,...

Organic personal care market likely to post double-digit annual growth to 2020

29-Jul-2014 - Most global regions are expected to post near double-digit annual growth in organic personal care over the next six years, a new market research report suggests.

ADA Cosmetics sold to new equity investment company

29-Jul-2014 - Germany-based ADA Cosmetics has been sold by global asset manager The Carlyle Group to Ardian, an independent private investment company.

The Face Shop angling to become top Korean brand in Thailand

29-Jul-2014 - The Face Shop, a skin care and cosmetics leader in Korea, is eying up expansion Thailand, where it has set its sights on the top spot among Korean brands in...

Spotlight on Indonesia: beauty market tipped to boom

22-Jul-2014 - Indonesia was selected to host the recent pre-show conference for the upcoming ASEAN edition of the Beyond Beauty trade show, confirming its status as a rising cosmetics market tipped for...

Start using the ‘cushion format’ or lose out in Korea, beauty brands warned

22-Jul-2014 - Global brands looking to tap into South Korea’s explosive beauty market growth are missing a trick in failing to use a cushion format in facial make-up products, Euromonitor International has...

Toxicology consultant opens Hong Kong office for cosmetics compliance

17-Jul-2014 - Toxicology consultant company Delphic HSE Solutions will open a regional office in Hong Kong, which will help it enter the Asian certification market.

Induchem targets expansion into Asia market with new Singapore office

15-Jul-2014 - Switzerland-based cosmetic ingredients company Induchem has announced the opening of its first official sales office in Singapore.

GreenPalm trades 11 million certificates last month for sustainable palm oil

09-Jul-2014 - As the personal care industry, among others, looks to ensure sustainable sourcing and practice, GreenPalm announces the trade of its eleven millionth certificate this month.

"Do you wanna be white?" - Is this Korean ad taking Western beauty ideals too far?

09-Jul-2014 - They say provocative campaigns sell, but is an advertisement featuring the above tagline for a skin whitening cream taking Western beauty ideals too far?

CIRS advises industry to check final version of IECIC

08-Jul-2014 - China’s FDA has published a final version of Inventory of Existing Cosmetic Ingredient in China (IECIC 2014), listing some 8783 ingredients.

China ends animal testing on regular cosmetics

02-Jul-2014 - China authorities have continued to make steps toward the ending of animal testing on cosmetics by ceasing mandatory testing for ordinary cosmetic products produced and sold in China.

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