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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.

Taiwan and South Korea named as Asia’s innovation leaders

26-Nov-2015 - Taiwan, South Korea and Japan have been tipped as leading the way in global R&D investment in Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators 2015 list.

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"Just because you’re good at printing plastic does not mean you can print cells," warns expert on 3D bioprinting

25-Nov-2015 - With 3D Bioprinting promising great future advances, cosmetics companies are exploring its potential for skin care applications. However, Arnold Bos at Lux Research calls for caution as printing cells is...

*CDA news in Mandarin*

亚洲化妆品行业走势 - 2015 年 11 月

24-Nov-2015 - 对于业界而言,截至现在的 11 月份异常繁忙!《化妆品设计》已经注意到最新的创新产品,并开始讨论化妆品制造商在亚洲地区面临的主要问题。我们在这里简述所有最佳建议,以确保您跟上最新潮流!

Korea's 'industry first' herbal steamer changes the game by restoring the skin while shaving

24-Nov-2015 - BAE Intelligence has created the 'T-mer' device to replace water, foam or gel in the shaving routine as the steamer infused with ingredients of an individual's choice, restores skin health...

Yamato Holdings introduces next-day cosmetics shipping access to major Asian cities

19-Nov-2015 - Japan's Yamato Holdings has opened a logistics center in Okinawa that will offer cosmetics makers next-day shipping access to major Asian cities.

Coptis cosmetic R&D software sees surge in demand from Asia’s labs

18-Nov-2015 - The rise of software that helps cosmetics developers to check the efficacy and safety of ingredients in a more accessible way is seeing Coptis gain traction in Asia as formulators...

World’s second largest palm oil producer makes sustainability pledge

18-Nov-2015 - Golden Agri-Resources, the world’s second biggest producer of palm oil, has agreed to re-engage with The Forest Trust in an effort to improve its sustainability profile.

'Anti-ageing developments in 2015'

Anti-ageing ingredients and treatments: what’s the latest in beauty?

12-Nov-2015 - From sea anemones to snail slime, copper to stem cells, innovation within anti-ageing is progressing at a fierce rate, as the sector attempts to keep on top of the huge...

'Hair loss developments in 2015'

Rooting for change: the latest innovations in treating hair loss

11-Nov-2015 - Estimated to be as large as approximately 200 billion yen in Japan alone, the hair loss segment holds huge global sales potential for any brand which can get to the...

Dispatches from Bangkok

Multi-functional in 2015 is about 'new formulations based on existing materials', says expert

10-Nov-2015 - Multi-functional materials are revolutionizing the cosmetics industry - not just for consumers, but also at production level. Cosmetics Design discussed the evolving segment with the director of the Institute of Personal Care Science, Belinda Carli....

Sustainability Special Newsletter

Does Asia's consumers care about 'eco friendly' over price and texture?

05-Nov-2015 - It's nothing new to say that Asia's consumers prioritize price and texture when choosing and indeed remaining loyal to a beauty brand. However, shoppers are becoming less passive towards eco-friendly products, increasingly prioritizing greener...

Asian demand for curcumin in cosmetics to drive market growth

05-Nov-2015 - Curcumin, derived from turmeric, is participating in the ongoing growth for the beauty and personal care market in the Asia Pacific region, a new report by Transparency Market Research has...

Dispatches from Bangkok

K-beauty textures, mood changing fragrances and interactive packaging lead multi-sensory experience

05-Nov-2015 - The emergence of multi-sensory experiences in the beauty market connects the product to the consumer in an increasingly engaging way. According to Mintel; Korea's unusual textures, mood changing fragrances and...

Shiseido's set to roll out a new branding campaign

04-Nov-2015 - Shiseido's recently appointed creative director has unveiled plans to revamp the brand's global image from the start of 2016, including the featuring of various celebrity endorsers, among which are the...

Estée Lauder takes a stake in Korea's 'Dr. Jart+' to compete with K-beauty demand

29-Oct-2015 - After last year's announcement that it will 'embrace South Korea's trends and technology' in order to compete, Estée Lauder has taken a stake in its first Korean brand - 'Have & Be',...

BASF’s 'new palm positioning' on RSPO certification in Asia

27-Oct-2015 - BASF is expanding its commitment to only source RSPO-certified sustainable raw materials with upstream traceability for palm oil and palm kernel oil fractions and edible oil esters by 2025.

*CDA news in Mandarin*


21-Oct-2015 - 经历了夏季的修整之后,金秋10月,亚太地区化妆品行业再次迎来勃勃生机。在这里,我们掌握了最新的行业动向——从科研突破到新鲜出炉的经营策略;一切尽在这里,赶快来吧!

A new dawn in Asia Pacific coverage: Cosmetics Design launches Mandarin version!

20-Oct-2015 - On October 21st, Cosmetics Design Asia will extend its coverage of the cosmetics and personal care industry on the Asia Pacific region with a Mandarin version that caters to the 800 million...

CIRS summit to give update on chemical regulations in Asia

13-Oct-2015 - To help the industry get to grips with the latest personal care policies, CIRS is holding a summit on chemical regulatory updates in China, Korea, Japan, Europe, Australia, North America, Thailand and...

Estée Lauder turns to the digital realm as retail profits slow in Asia

13-Oct-2015 - As retail growth slows down in Hong Kong and China, Estée Lauder says it is turning its resources to the digital realm, including the development of omni-channel concepts, retail store...

Special Newsletter - Natural & Organic

What happens when science unlocks the secrets to natural cosmetics…

08-Oct-2015 - The industry has been both developing, enhancing and replicating natural ingredients for years, but what technologies are driving this area now, will it ever be possible to tinker with organic ingredients and...

Special Newsletter - Natural & Organic

The ‘green’ sector will only grow if we have consistency in the language used

08-Oct-2015 - At a time when the cosmetics industry has been accused of ‘greenwashing’ and terms are bandied around and used so freely, the Soil Association says that the only way the...

Special Newsletter - Natural & Organic

The lowdown on all that's new in the natural and organic market

08-Oct-2015 - As the global market for natural and organic cosmetics and personal care continues to mature into a mainstream trend that now permeates every category, our latest special newsletter takes a...

AmorePacific looks beyond Asia for business growth

07-Oct-2015 - Cosmetics giant AmorePacific is looking to expand its business beyond Asia in new regions like the Middle East and Latin America with five of its popular brands - Sulwhasoo, Laneige, Mamonde,...

P&G turns to vloggers for SK-II skin care 'empowerment campaign'

06-Oct-2015 - Procter & Gamble has turned to mainstream stars and popular vloggers to promote the benefits of its skin care brand SK-II through 'A day in my life' stories as part of a...

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