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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.

China's 'House call' beauty services are making serious profit...

31-Mar-2015 - Beauty service companies offering a portfolio of manicurists or beauticians that visit customers at their own home are gaining momentum in China as women are reported to be more comfortable...

Special newsletter - Men's grooming

What do men want? Navigating Asia's male grooming demand

25-Mar-2015 - As Western males start to experiment with a grooming regime, Asian men are looking for more complex solutions that go beyond maintaining hygiene and appearance. However, with no two markets...

PCHi insight: Part One

Mibelle: "Consumers now believe 'Made In China' can represent high quality"

24-Mar-2015 - Here, Cosmetics Design catches up with Dr. Fred Zulli, managing director of Mibelle Biochemistry, to find out how the Switzerland-based biotechnology ingredients provider is planning on increasing its footprint in...

Special edition: Beauty from within

Beauty From Within turns ugly for L’Oréal and Nestlé

17-Mar-2015 - It promised so much – the globe’s biggest cosmetic and food players L’Oréal and Nestlé applying serious marketing, research and NPD clout to drive a nascent category into the mainstream...

Korea cosmetics boom as China consumers scramble for more

11-Mar-2015 - South Korean cosmetic producers are continuing to enjoy the best of times as latest statistics show that export grew by 50% in the past year, fuelled mainly by demand from China.

University of Karachi sets up dedicated Halal product testing lab

11-Mar-2015 - The University of Karachi’s (UoK) International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), has turned its attention to dedicated testing of Halal cosmetics and other Halal products by setting up...

Asia in Focus

Trend tour! Check out Asia's latest innovations...

10-Mar-2015 - From unusual ingredients to new product concepts. Here are six trends not to be missed this March...

Why keeping on top of Asia's face cleansing regimes will open doors...

10-Mar-2015 - When it comes to understanding consumer beauty preferences, the devil is in the detail, like knowing how many steps are in Asian consumers face cleansing routines for example.

AmorePacific splits shares to boost trading in Seoul

10-Mar-2015 - AmorePacific, a personal care giant with a strong foothold in Asia due to a firm marketing strategy and focused products, has announced it is splitting its' stock, to further boost the...

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...

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