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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.

Metrosexual beauty on the rise across Asia

04-Feb-2016 - The male grooming sector is seeing a strong boost across Asia, thanks to the growing enthusiasm among male consumers for a meterosexual style.

Malaysia stepping up regulatory enforcement for cosmetics

04-Feb-2016 - In a move which taps into a rising focus within beauty on regulatory alignment, Malaysia has stated it intends to get tougher with its domestic cosmetics regulation.

Sustainable plastic packaging for The Body Shop

03-Feb-2016 - With the help of a California-based tech company, the global beauty brand is making personal care product containers from captured carbon emissions. 

India must align regulatory framework with Europe, says L'Oreal chairman

03-Feb-2016 - Loic Armand, president of L’Oreal, has said that India must bring its cosmetics regulation closer in line with that of the European Union.

Australian beauty brands investing in bricks and mortar stores

03-Feb-2016 - Further evidence that the beauty retail tide is turning back towards bricks and mortar stores after its recent focus on an online presence, comes as more beauty brands in Australia...

Halal e-commerce site launched as sector continues to rise

03-Feb-2016 - In a move which confirms the ever-growing dominance of the halal category within the beauty industry, a new e-commerce site which will host skin care and cosmetics products among its...

Coty’s latest acquisition raises the stakes in the Brazilian beauty market

02-Feb-2016 - This week Coty completed its purchase of Hypermarcas S.A., a deal that gives the expanding cosmetics, fragrance, and personal care company a strong foothold in the world’s 3rd largest beauty...

Colgate results buoyed by performance in Asia Pacific region

02-Feb-2016 - Colgate-Palmolive’s fourth quarter results were hard hit by currency exchange, but gains in both Asia and Latin America, combined with higher pricing, helped organic sales grow by 5%.

Unilever failing to profit from raw material price drop in India

02-Feb-2016 - Sales growth for consumer goods multinational Unilever is failing to meet expectations in India, despite the country currently experiencing a considerable drop in raw material prices.

Korean beauty brands lowering their target consumer age

02-Feb-2016 - Long-established Korean beauty brands are having to adapt their approach to court younger consumers, to avoid missing out on the huge growth potential they offer the sector.

Research points to food additive compound as effective sunscreen

01-Feb-2016 - New research from scientists at the University of Arizona, College of Pharmacy, shows evidence that a compound found in the food additive annatto could be effective in protecting against UV...

Cosme Tech and Cosme Tokyo 2016 event notches up significant growth

28-Jan-2016 - Cosme Tech and Cosme Tokyo 2016 closed its doors at the Big Sight space in Tokyo last Friday, with event organiser Reed Japan claiming a big success.

Taiwan to ban estrogens in cosmetics

28-Jan-2016 - The Food and Drug Administration in Taiwan has announced that three types of estrogen will be banned from use in cosmetics, due to their carcinogenic nature.

L'Oréal cashing in on Bollywood brand reps

28-Jan-2016 - L’Oreal has signed up several Indian actresses as brand reps lately, in a move set to push up brand awareness among younger consumers in the country.

Researchers provide clinical evidence of collagen peptides as anti-ageing nutricosmetic

27-Jan-2016 - A team of researchers has shown the efficacy of specific collagen peptides to improve skin moisture and, for the first time, to prevent and reduce the fragmentation of the dermal...

‘World first’ personalized skin care technology launched

27-Jan-2016 -  A new app and connected cosmetics applicator device have been launched by skin care and medical technology developer OBJ, in what the company describes as ‘world first’ beauty personalisation technology....

Beauty tourism 'a bright spot' in Japan's gloomy economic prospects

27-Jan-2016 - Although a weakening yen and depleting tourism levels are casting a darkening shadow on the Japanese economy, beauty has been singled out as one industry which may continue to drive...

Five top Korean beauty brands seeing average growth of 16.8%

27-Jan-2016 - Five leading listed cosmetic companies in Korea are predicted to register a year-on-year growth rate of 16.8%, as the global enthusiasm for k-beauty continues to surge.

P&G results get thumbs up from investors

26-Jan-2016 - Procter & Gamble’s second quarter results showed an increase in core sales and improved profit margins, beating analysts’ expectations and sending share prices up.

Korean beauty brands increasingly offering the interactive retail experience

26-Jan-2016 - Korean beauty brands are maximising the opportunities offered by interactive retail, according to a recent report by the Korea Herald.

Seoul Secret Thailand offers public apology for ‘racist ad’

26-Jan-2016 - Seoul Secret, a Thai beauty brand whose recent 'White makes you win' advert caused worldwide controversy, has now offered a public apology.

How the shrewdest cosmetics and personal care brands engage consumers and attract investors

25-Jan-2016 - A CEW Business Insider event in New York City last week explored the connection between indie brand strategy, consumer expectations, and M&A activity in the beauty business. 

Cosme Tech and Cosme Tokyo 2016, in photos

21-Jan-2016 - The Cosme Tech and Cosme Tokyo event opened its doors at the Big Sight show space yesterday and in this photo gallery we bring you some of the highlights.

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Pack Peek: A new year, new packaging innovations gallery

20-Jan-2016 - So, a new year is upon us and as 2016 is under way, it’s time for a look at the latest news and innovations from the cosmetics packaging world. Flick...

Drinkable cosmetic product claims all-natural anti-ageing properties

20-Jan-2016 - A new drinkable cosmetics product has been launched in Singapore by beauty brand Qiaohou, boasting all-natural, anti-ageing properties.

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