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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 Focus: Palm Oil

The guide on how to get palm oil right

25-Aug-2016 - Palm oil is an essential ingredient for cosmetics and personal care players, and if it’s sourced sustainably, it’s hard to beat both in terms of carbon footprint and efficacy....

PCHi 2017 unveils exhibitor presentation theatre amongst new additions

24-Aug-2016 - In 2017 a number of new exhibitor initiatives have been added for the 10th edition of the Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) trade show.

2016 - a momentous year for the halal segment in Asia

24-Aug-2016 - In 2016, Cosmetics Design witnessed brands and governments in non-Muslim majority countries in Asia become more eager than ever to invest and grow the halal industry. Here, we take a...

China FDA clarifies new sunscreen labelling rules

24-Aug-2016 - After CFDA recently unveiled new guidelines for the labelling of Sun Protection Factors (SPFs). Now the Chinese authorities have moved to clarify the measures after some confusion arose.

Guest article

Brexit and the UK cosmetics industry: a view from CTPA

23-Aug-2016 - In this guest article, the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA) outlines what the Brexit vote means for the UK cosmetics industry and how companies should be responding.

Henkel and BASF collaborate to make Indonesia palm production more viable

23-Aug-2016 - Targeting the fact that 40% of the world's palm oil is produced by small- to medium sized farmers, BASF and Henkel have collaborated with development organisation Solidaridad to help make...

A look at the regulatory issues affecting APAC in 2016

23-Aug-2016 - As Asia’s cosmetics markets continue to evolve with considerable speed, changes and updates to regulation and safety guidelines are happening just as fast. Here, we’ve rounded up the most noteworthy...

Why is the Vietnamese cosmetic market dominated by multinationals?

23-Aug-2016 - Multinational and foreign cosmetic and personal care companies are fast taking control of the growing number of opportunities in the country’s expanding industry.

Perfect365 makeup app partners with Naked Cosmetics

22-Aug-2016 - The digital makeover tool business continues to expand. Perfect365 is a case in point, teaming with beauty bloggers and YouTube stars for a new feature, adding patriotic looks to coincide...

Country Focus: Indonesia

Opportunity in Indonesia sparks race for market entry and expansion

19-Aug-2016 - Indonesia is powering ahead in terms of economic development, driven by rapid growth in the population and the economy. And this is translating into a surge in beauty product spend...

Scientific breakthrough leads to skin care line made from centipede poop

18-Aug-2016 - Scientists in Korea say they have now commercialised cosmetics using an antibiotic substance found in the centipede species scolopendra subspinipes.

Shiseido cuts full year forecast

18-Aug-2016 - Japanese multinational Shiseido announced steady sales and a big increase in profits for the first half of its financial years, but cuts its forecasts on the back of restructuring and...

Face Shop launches Kakao Cosmetics line in China

18-Aug-2016 - Korean cosmetics company Face Shop has expanded its global expansion with the launch of its Kakao Friends cosmetics brand in China.

Consumer feedback influences product launch strategy at Urban Decay

16-Aug-2016 - The popular beauty press is abuzz with news of a forthcoming nude eye shadow palette from the revered L’Oréal brand. And rightly so—it’s a product consumers themselves asked Urban Decay...

Dow launches a studio for packaging in Singapore

16-Aug-2016 - The Dow Chemicals Company has launched its Pack Studios Singapore concept, a platform that aim to provide technical and market support for packaging solutions in the Southeast Asia region.

L’Oréal to build solar installation in Kentucky

15-Aug-2016 - The world’s largest beauty company is making a strong move on sustainability in the heart of coal country. L’Oréal is on track to build the largest private solar facility in...

SPECIAL FOCUS: CLEAN BEAUTY AND WELLNESS

Rise of wellness: the ‘clean beauty’ trend

12-Aug-2016 - Linked closely with the rise of the clean eating trend, clean beauty is quietly becoming something of craze. In this newsletter special, we review our archives to follow its rise,...

Special Focus: Skin Whitening

Why the dynamics are changing for skin whitening in Asia

11-Aug-2016 - Skin whitening has been a mega trend in Asia for a number of years now, but with questions over the safety of some ingredients and several skin whitening campaigns causing...

Second edition of Personal Care India Expo opens this month

10-Aug-2016 - The Personal Care India Expo will open its doors in New Delhi later this month, following the success of the first event held in conjunction with industries bodies.

Discussions at East Asia Summit focus on non-tariffs for cosmetics

10-Aug-2016 - Trade tariffs are a huge topic of conversation worldwide these days, and the recent East Asia Summit (EAS) focused on worldwide protectionism for a variety of industries, including cosmetics.

Ethical labelling tops the bill at the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit Asia

10-Aug-2016 - A number of key topics will lead the programme at this year’s Sustainable Cosmetics Summit in Hong Kong, with ethical labelling high on agenda, alongside pollution, green ingredients and packaging....

Avon Products Q2 financial results are in

09-Aug-2016 - Without adjusting to constant dollars, the direct-sales beauty company’s revenue was down in every region: Europe, the Middle East, and Africa; South Latin America; North Latin America; and the Asia...

Guest article

Top sites for correct ingredient information

09-Aug-2016 - With so much misinformation on the internet, how do you know which sites to trust for CORRECT ingredient information?

Guest article

Going natural means accepting a shorter shelf life for ingredients!

08-Aug-2016 - As a raw material distributor of only certified organic, I must comment on an increasing trend that is in conflict with GMPs and Quality Systems that do not consider Organic...

Boom in indie cosmetic players feeds growth in Indonesia

03-Aug-2016 - A steep rise in the number of indie cosmetic companies coming on to the market is helping to fuel one of the fastest industry growth rates in the world right...

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