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.
06-Mar-2014 - Global consumer goods manufacturer Unilever has partnered up with the University of Cambridge to further the university’s Sustainability Leadership programme (CPSL) with the recent launch of its first seminar in...
26-Feb-2014 - Silicone-based ingredients supplier Wacker has unveiled a series of new product launches at the PCHi event in Shanghai last week, including a hair conditioner exclusively for the China market.
26-Feb-2014 - Japanese conglomerate Showa Denko is targeting growth in its personal care division through further expansion into the China market and other countries in the Asia Pacific region.
26-Feb-2014 - Consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble has been targeting the Southeast Asia market in a bid to profit from the region’s growth, and balance stagnant sales in the West.
25-Feb-2014 - Texas-based anti-aging skin care player Bonamour has expanded its focus on the Asia Pacific market with certification of export registration in Malaysia.
20-Feb-2014 - Scientists have found that youngsters are more likely to address sun protection behaviour if skin appearance and beauty effects are highlighted as opposed to messages displaying a skin cancer risk.
20-Feb-2014 - Aquatic plankton rich in GP4G nucleotides dampens the effect of infrared and ultraviolet radiation on the appearance of skin, according to new studies showcased at the Personal Care and Homecare...
19-Feb-2014 - An extract of snow algae can protect the skin against environmental stress factors and improve the barrier function and has been developed by Mibelle Biochemistry. Here, Dr Fred Zülli gives...
19-Feb-2014 - Scientists have uncovered the molecular roots of skin discolouration suggesting the possibility of new treatments for pigmentation changes seen in conditions such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema.
19-Feb-2014 - Asia is often viewed as the centre of skin care innovation. Here, Mintel rounds up some of the products dominating the region's markets..
13-Feb-2014 - Specialty chemical player Solvay Novecare has opened a new innovation centre in Singapore, which will serve its customers in the Asia Pacific region.
13-Feb-2014 - The global Halal cosmetics market continues to grow thanks to the rising Muslim population in the Asia-Pacific region which has seen Halal production and consumption increase.
12-Feb-2014 - Having just announced strong financial results, direct sales cosmetics and nutritional products player Amway has revealed extensive investment plans that include significant expansion into the Asia Pacific region.
12-Feb-2014 - Researchers have discovered a new, surprising link between chloracne and a molecule that protects cells against stress, which could lead to further developments in skin care applications.
06-Feb-2014 - Kao’s full year results show healthy gains, despite being weighed down by a mass recall relating to skin whitening products in its Kanebo business.
06-Feb-2014 - Cosmetics giant Estée Lauder has reported a sales slowdown in its second quarter in Asia, particularly in China and Hong Kong, along with weakness in Korea.
06-Feb-2014 - With an investigation currently under way into its operation in China, direct sales player Nu Skin announces preliminary quarterly results that will not yet account for an anticipated downturn.
05-Feb-2014 - Scientists at Utah State University (USU) have been perfecting the development of spider silk protein for more than 20 years so that it can be used in more commercial applications like cosmetics....
05-Feb-2014 - According to recent findings from Nielsen, Asia posted the only regional gain in confidence from consumers from the previous quarter, increasing one index point to 105, four points higher than Q4 2012....
05-Feb-2014 - An increase in technology, safety concerns and value are top of the trend list when it comes to consumers in Asia Pacific according to new research from Mintel.
30-Jan-2014 - In news that may please the follicly challenged among us, researchers have come up with a method to convert adult cells into epithelial stem cells for the first time.
30-Jan-2014 - Scientists have identified key elements of the ultraviolet radiation (UVR) activated pathway and how a specific protein can mediate the skin’s response which could lead to better methods of protecting...
29-Jan-2014 - Indonesian conglomorate Sinar Mas has laid out plans to expand its presence in the market for palm oil derivatives used in cosmetics by announcing a $400m investment in production facilities.
29-Jan-2014 - The Cosmetics Vision Event will open its doors in Cannes, south of France, on March 5th and we are very excited to confirm that the opening presentation will be given...
28-Jan-2014 - The growing multifunctional and customisation trends are about giving consumers more choice and greater versatility, while providing manufacturers with a greater number of premium level SKUs.