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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.

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 ApacMarket.com, 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...

Guest article

Euromonitor runs rule over recent nutraceutical award winners

25-May-2015 - Market analyst Euromonitor International dissects recent NutraIngredients Awards winners to provide category perspective from sustainable omega-3 to healthy ageing in this guest article.

Asia in Focus

Futuristic beauty devices - like you've never seen!

13-May-2015 - In Asia, massage has been traditionally deep rooted in beauty routines which has given modern day cosmetic players like Chanel, Dior and La Mer, food for thought when developing new age skin care...

Comment

Could Kao snap up P&G’s Wella hair care unit?

28-Apr-2015 - Procter & Gamble has reportedly published sale documents for its’ Wella hair care brand, and although the company has yet to comment on the speculation, Japanese giant Kao is among those...

Sun Care Special

Spotlight on Asia: UV protection doesn't 'resonate' and pigmentation concerns are king!

28-Apr-2015 - Exposure to the sun is avoided by all means in Asia. Protection is about obtaining clearer, whiter skin and treating pigmentation irregularities from as young as 15. Thus, experts say UVA...

in-cosmetics coverage

Asia's cosmetics regulations - what's new and what you need to know!

23-Apr-2015 - The emerging Asian economies are lucrative new markets, but with legislation changing at a fast pace, it can be challenging keeping up to date on requirements. Here, regulatory specialist Alain Khaiat...

in-cosmetics coverage

Regulatory expert discusses navigation of China cosmetics market

21-Apr-2015 - We speak with Tommy Kong to find out more about China market regulations and the type of strategies that are most effective for entry into the vast and still fast-growing...

Taiwan set to be first 'cruelty free' market in South East Asia

21-Apr-2015 - The Parliament in Taiwan has launched a new bill to ban animal testing of cosmetics in the country, as well as the sale of animal tested cosmetics abroad.

in-cosmetics coverage

Who knew! Sea anemone found to combat skin ageing

21-Apr-2015 - On speaking with Dr Alain Khaiat at in-cosmetics Barcelona, he directed Cosmetics Design's attention to his relationship with StartletDerma, whose work with sea anemones has led to a new method in collagen...

Exclusive interview

P&G looks to expand its anti-pollution skin care offerings

16-Apr-2015 - In Asia, Procter & Gamble is already at the forefront in providing anti-pollution skin care solutions. In the second part of this exclusive interview we take a look at the...

Korean TV shows boosting cosmetics sales in China

16-Apr-2015 - Demand for Korean beauty products is soaring in China, and sources now reckon this is thanks in large part to the influx of Korean television drama in the country.

Indian brands investing in hair care: new ranges launched

16-Apr-2015 - Jawed Habib Hair and Beauty in India is all set to expand its offering of hair care ranges from four to seven by the end of this year, making the...

Exclusive interview

P&G research stays one step ahead on anti-pollution skin care

15-Apr-2015 - Anti-pollution is a claim we are starting to see more and more of on skin care products in Asia, and increasingly worldwide. This exclusive interview lifts the lid on how...

L'Oreal branching out with first Asian-American brand ambassador

15-Apr-2015 - Ever on the look out to maximise its presence in the fast-growing ethnic personal care category, L’Oreal has announced the signing of its first Asian-American brand ambassador, model Soo Joo...

'Lab grown' diamonds could mean more affordable luxury skin care

14-Apr-2015 - Diamond encrusted skin care creams are indeed a luxury both for the wearer and their pocket, but now scientists say they can replicate the gem in labs, which suggests cheaper...

Korea's 'grooming-jok' trend gaining momentum

14-Apr-2015 - As the male grooming routine builds momentum in Asia, personal care players are racing to cater to Korea's rising 'grooming-jok' trend.

Sorbet natural cosmetics making headway in NZ

09-Apr-2015 - An ambitious Christchurch cosmetics start-up is elbowing its' way to the forefront of New Zealand's cosmetics market. Which just goes to show that it's not just the big players changing...

Datamonitor Comment

Can South Korea's Missha make a comeback with new markets?

07-Apr-2015 - Although its' touted as South Korea’s 'first successful budget cosmetics brand', Missha has had a tough time maintaining its status of late, what with having to close its' Hong Kong and Macau...

Foreo claims 'world first' with 3D 'make-up artist' technology

02-Apr-2015 - Skin care company, Foreo claims to have developed ‘the world’s first digital make-up artist’ by combining 3D printing technology and advanced real-time facial mapping software. 

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