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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.

Top beauty ads at Cannes Lions

30-Jun-2016 - Cannes Lions, the international advertising festival, was held last week, recognising the best and brightest in the advertising world. Here’s a roundup of the leading ads entered into the offering...

BASF unveils new aroma technologies at World Perfumery Congress

29-Jun-2016 - BASF took the opportunity to showcase its latest aroma launches at the recent World Perfumery Congress, which was held in Miami, Florida.

Unilever, Axe parent company, to drop sexism in ads

28-Jun-2016 - Unilever, global consumer goods giant, has announced a new global advertising strategy that will eliminate gender stereotypes from its marketing content.

Eurofragrance's Singapore creative centre open for business

23-Jun-2016 - Eurofragrance, a global fragrance producer, has officially opened its latest creative centre in Singapore.

L'Oréal: make advertising 'less interruptive' to beat ad blockers

23-Jun-2016 - L’Oréal’s chief digital officer Lubomira Rochet has spoken of the need to create branded experiences rather than traditional adverts when trying to beat the rise of ad blockers....

Asia's anti-ageing marketing is stuck in the past, says expert

22-Jun-2016 - The head of a leading marketing agency for beauty players in Asia has said that communications around health and ageing from beauty and health care brands in the region is...

P&G strategy head: branding must be 'meaningful' for millennials

16-Jun-2016 - Procter & Gamble’s head of strategy and innovation says brands need to have a meaningful identity in order to court younger consumers, noting that in today’s marketplace, “it’s about ideals,...

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Meeting consumer demands for ‘waterless’ products

10-Jun-2016 - Consumers are increasingly looking to balance their use of products with an environmental conscience, and we’re seeing this demand met by a new wave of products being promoted as ‘waterless’....

Getting stability and compatibility right for natural skin care formulations

09-Jun-2016 - June 15th is the date for the sixth edition of the Skincare Ingredients online event, and one of the highlights of the conference programme will be a webinar focused on natural...

What are Korean beauty brands doing so right?

09-Jun-2016 - Ranked among the top five most dynamic beauty companies in the world, the success of K-beauty leaders AmorePacific and LG Household and Health Care is down to several key factors, a...

Palm oil: BASF responds to the 'decisive factor' of sustainability

31-May-2016 - BASF, global specialty chemicals firm, has laid out a series of measures by which it hopes to raise the sustainability profile of its personal care ingredients offering, with a particular...

Korea duty free industry ‘too dependent’ on Chinese tourism

26-May-2016 - Korea’s duty free industry, driven by beauty sales, has been criticised by commentators for relying too heavily on Chinese consumers.

Kanebo to launch first new brand in 10 years

24-May-2016 - Japanese beauty player Kanebo has announced it will launch a new high-end brand across the Asia region in the coming months, to go global by 2017.

Maybelline taps into the power of Asia with new brand ambassador

24-May-2016 - International beauty player Maybelline has announced the appointment of its first Asian global brand ambassador, in a move which suggests it is keen to leverage the ever-rising dominance of the...

Mark the date and subscribe to the SkincareIngredients 2016 event!

20-May-2016 - The date to mark on your calendars is June 15th 2016 for the sixth edition the of Skincare Ingredients online event, which means it’s just four weeks away.

New skin lightening ingredient passes safety tests

19-May-2016 - Specialty chemicals firm Sirona Biochem has announced that its new skin lightening compound has recently gone through safety and efficacy testing that has brought the innovation a major step closer...

UAE beauty brands target Asia

18-May-2016 - United Arab Emirates cosmetics firms are reportedly eyeing up expansion into Asia, with moving into the region proving a hot topic at this week’s Beautyworld Middle East event.

Industry turns to Korea: in-cosmetics gears up for second event

10-May-2016 - The cosmetics industry is set to turn its attention to Korea for the second in-cosmetics trade event there, in confirmation that the country continues to be a powerhouse at the...

Shiseido reveals why Asia sits at heart of travel retail strategy

10-May-2016 - Global beauty giant Shiseido has spoken about the factors behind its decision to place Asia at the centre of its new worldwide travel retail strategy.

L’Oréal strengthens position as world’s most valuable beauty brand

06-May-2016 - French cosmetics giant L’Oréal has strengthened its position as the world’s top beauty brand, while Brazil’s Natura and Avon both take a tumble under tough market conditions....

Anti-ageing Special Newsletter

New directions in anti-ageing

03-May-2016 - Cosmetics Design surveys this distinctive beauty category by looking forward at formulation trends and reflecting on innovative launches and business moves from the past year.

L'Oreal backs global tech and innovation competition

03-May-2016 - L’Oréal has announced it's taking part in an international competition to dig out ‘world-changing’ new technologies, looking to promote innovation within beauty and to profit from startup models.

Anti-ageing Special Newsletter

What’s trending in the natural anti-ageing category right now?

29-Apr-2016 - In the past few months we have seen a plethora of new natural-based ingredient launches targeting the anti-ageing beauty market, including, a raspberry extract, a green coffee oil ingredient and a new apple...

Global plantation company commits to fully traceable palm oil

28-Apr-2016 - With sustainable palm oil a hot topic for the beauty industry, companies are mobilising to meet demand for full traceability, with Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) having just committed to achieve a...

Anti-ageing Special Newsletter

Anti-ageing may not reflect consumer sentiment – age management is better

27-Apr-2016 - Age management is a more appropriate term to describe the anti-ageing category and better reflects consumer sentiment, as consumers are now embracing their age, according to a market analyst.

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