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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.

Special Newsletter - Natural & Organic

What happens when science unlocks the secrets to natural cosmetics…

08-Oct-2015 - The industry has been both developing, enhancing and replicating natural ingredients for years, but what technologies are driving this area now, will it ever be possible to tinker with organic ingredients and...

Special Newsletter - Natural & Organic

The ‘green’ sector will only grow if we have consistency in the language used

08-Oct-2015 - At a time when the cosmetics industry has been accused of ‘greenwashing’ and terms are bandied around and used so freely, the Soil Association says that the only way the...

Special Newsletter - Natural & Organic

The lowdown on all that's new in the natural and organic market

08-Oct-2015 - As the global market for natural and organic cosmetics and personal care continues to mature into a mainstream trend that now permeates every category, our latest special newsletter takes a...

AmorePacific looks beyond Asia for business growth

07-Oct-2015 - Cosmetics giant AmorePacific is looking to expand its business beyond Asia in new regions like the Middle East and Latin America with five of its popular brands - Sulwhasoo, Laneige, Mamonde,...

P&G turns to vloggers for SK-II skin care 'empowerment campaign'

06-Oct-2015 - Procter & Gamble has turned to mainstream stars and popular vloggers to promote the benefits of its skin care brand SK-II through 'A day in my life' stories as part of a...

Shiseido’s Social Business Model in Bangladesh recognised by the UN

24-Sep-2015 - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has recognised cosmetics maker Shiseido’s Social Business Model, whereby it seeks to improve social status and lifestyle of rural women by skin care products,...

Swiss brand Qamaré develops skin care range for Asia's hot climates

23-Sep-2015 - Swiss skin care manufacturer, Qamaré has developed a halal based range to treat skin exposed to hot climates in Asia, particularly pigmentation - one of the leading skin issues in the...

Amore Pacific mulls entering the Colombia market

21-Sep-2015 - As part of moves to expand its market reach beyond Asia, Amore Pacific executives are on a mission to gauge whether Colombia will be one of the next new markets...

Japan's beauty makers shift focus with targeted cosmetics to beat off competition

09-Sep-2015 - Japan's cosmetic manufacturers are developing more specialized products and personalized services to make up losses in their boutiques due to stiff competition from drugstores.

Contrary to Europe, celebrity status IS enough to boost beauty product sales in Asia

18-Aug-2015 - Recent research released by Canadean reveals a strong interest in celebrity culture in Asia as three in ten consumers say its either 'important or very important' that a personal care...

in-cosmetics Bangkok shines the spotlight on natural & organic

12-Aug-2015 - This year's in-cosmetics Asia show in Bangkok will focus on 'natural and organic'. With products in this segment accounting for 3% of all cosmetic sales, organisers say it is a theme...

Multinationals beware! Niche players are dominating Asia's halal beauty segment

06-Aug-2015 - While halal beauty is becoming an increasingly attractive category, market researcher Euromonitor reveals that for the multinationals; Asia's landscape is not 'easy game'.

DSM is 'pleased' alpha-arbutin is ruled safe as "skin tone is one of Asia's biggest segments"

04-Aug-2015 - A recent SCCS ruling that alpha-arbutin is safe will have a ripple effect for Asia's skin care markets as the ingredient, used in skin tone applications is one of the biggest...

Shiseido snaps up former Estée Lauder VP to help with 'Vision 2020' plan

30-Jul-2015 - Shiseido has hired former Estée Lauder Asia-Pacific VP, Roxana Daver to manage its global business development unit as it pushes forward with 'Think Global, Act Local' strategy.

Nestlé Skin Health invests in first Asia based hub to support healthy ageing

22-Jul-2015 - To address the 'under appreciated' needs of an increasingly ageing population, Nestlé Skin Health's innovation hub in Shanghai will look at skin health issues including intense dryness, skin cancer and ageing....

Seaweed - hugely favoured in cosmetics, sees high attendance at focused conference in Korea

09-Jul-2015 - Seaweed harvesters around the globe have seen demand skyrocket in recent years as science discovered the macro algae beneficial for the farming, food and beauty industries. In Asia, seaweed joins the...

Kosé signs up Kate Moss for luxury brand 'Cosme Decorte'

08-Jul-2015 - As Kosé enters its 45th year, the company is tapping into fashion and beauty’s top talents – Kate Moss and Mario Testino as it carries out its global expansion plans....

China market set for slower growth as economy cools

07-Jul-2015 - After the massive boom in the China cosmetics market seen during the past decade, growth continues at a breakneck pace, but is the slowest since 2005, reflecting signs of economic maturity.

Olay 'breakthrough study' discovers gene expression changes that impact the skin's ageing process

17-Jun-2015 - Olay has carried out in-depth research that shows how gene expression changes impact the appearance and quality of women's skin as they age across every decade.

Asia in Focus

Foam, gel and oil textures - Asia's new wave of formulations

16-Jun-2015 - What makes cosmetics exciting today for both Asia's R&D formulators and consumers alike? Well, regional expert Florence Bernardin says layering textures, particularly in skin care products has been providing inspiration...

Southeast Asia ramps up biggest demand for halal cosmetics

16-Jun-2015 - According to Future Market Insights, Southeast Asia accounts for the bulk of the demand for halal cosmetics in the region, due to high Muslim populations.

Skincare Ingredients 2015

Skin care - regulatory updates you do not want to miss!

11-Jun-2015 - The ever-changing skin care segment is seeing break-neck growth and demand for natural and anti-ageing products. Thus, keeping up with legislation on a global scale can be a challenge..

Asia's the second largest cosmetics market after Europe, experts report

11-Jun-2015 - According to the latest research from, Asia-Pacific is the second largest market for cosmetics after Europe, expected to reach $126.8 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 4.02%....

As organic cosmetics take off in Asia, experts report 'greenwashing' issues

29-May-2015 - Although various green brands have boycotted China, Organic Monitor reports that the market remains the most prominent in Asia, which also brings its own challenges.

Market Insight

ASEAN is ideal for catering to organic and natural demand, says expert

27-May-2015 - Whether working out, meditating or making healthy purchasing decisions, consumers today are taking better care of their health. This shift in behaviour has impacted the cosmetics industry, particularly with organic...

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