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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.

Consumers must be educated to make cosmetics packaging sustainable

17-Apr-2014 - Educating consumers is the only way brand owners can ensure that cosmetic packaging reaches sustainability goals according to a Korean chemical manufacturer.

Adverse Outcome Pathways holding the key to regulatory hurdles?

16-Apr-2014 - Following a successful in-cosmetics workshop on the regulatory issues facing the industry, Annelie Struessman of CONUSBAT, chair of the workshop, stopped off to give the Cosmetics Design team the low-down...

Beiersdorf: collaboration breeds innovation

09-Apr-2014 - In an exclusive interview at the in-cosmetics event in Hamburg, Beiersdorf R&D corporate director Andreas Clausen tells Cosmetics Design that conversing and sharing ideas with the industry is still leading...

Cosmeceuticals expecting double digit growth across Asia

09-Apr-2014 - China, India and Japan will all participate in the upcoming growth of cosmeceuticals in the Asia Pacific region, according to Ken Research’s latest market report.

"Ask the consumer what they need, and tailor your response," says expert on data analysis

08-Apr-2014 - Beauty brands taking up the opportunities offered by big data are profiting big, both from the cost-saving and money-making prospects analysis can offer.

Hair loss and fat – it’s all linked finds new study

08-Apr-2014 - A new study combining science from Australia and the UK has suggested that losing weight and halting hair loss could go hand-in-hand after findings show that the skin can regulate...

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Estée Lauder on the look-out: Ready to acquire… if the deal is right?

03-Apr-2014 - The rumour mill is in full swing but it is not too ridiculous to suggest that Estée Lauder could be ripe to join the acquisition trail given its history and...

Asia is the target for bitop’s skin care actives with distribution deal

03-Apr-2014 - Cosmetics ingredient producer bitop has added two established distributors to its partners as it looks to strengthen its active business in the industry, particularly in Asia and Europe.

Symrise and Ashland win Breakthrough Innovation Awards at PCHi 2014

02-Apr-2014 - Cosmetics ingredients suppliers Symrise and Ashland scooped top honours at the China Personal Care & Cosmetics Innovation Awards at the PCHi trade event earlier this year, both winning the Breakthrough...

in-Cosmetics opens its doors in Hamburg, Germany!

01-Apr-2014 - One of the biggest events in the cosmetic industry calendar opens for business in Hamburg today, with a packed programme that will spotlight Brazil, together with conferences, workshops, new features...

Colgate-Palmolive commended for sustainable palm oil sourcing plan

27-Mar-2014 - Colgate-Palmolive has become the latest company to join the movement towards deforestation-free palm oil, which many believe adds weight to the movement towards a more sustainable industry.

L'Oréal’s marketing competition for Kiehl’s hones in on male consumers

27-Mar-2014 - A team of three students were recently announced as the winners of the Singaporean national heat of L'Oréal's global ‘Brandstorm’ competition, whose focus on male grooming confirms the ongoing rise of...

Tarte Cosmetics criticised after acquisition by animal testing Kosé

26-Mar-2014 - Tarte Cosmetics has traditionally marketed itself as an environmentally conscious cosmetics company that does not test on animals, a reputation that has come under scrutiny following its recent acquisition.

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Beiersdorf R&D head says it’s OK to appreciate external innovations

21-Mar-2014 - Traditionally cosmetics companies have adopted a ‘not invented here’ attitude, but big benefits can be gained from changing to a ‘proudly found elsewhere’ mindset and being open with external partners,...

Nu Skin China probe could lead to sanctions and fines, but outlook is good

20-Mar-2014 - A probe by China's authorities into the direct seller Nu Skin’s business practices in the country could result in the possibility of fines or sanctions, the company has confirmed, but analysts...

Screens for skin care – a match made in heaven?

20-Mar-2014 - As the old adage goes: knowledge is power, and as we live in an information-demanding world, mobile devices are becoming more important in connecting with the skin care consumer.

Luxury beauty on the up in Thailand

20-Mar-2014 - New statistics from the country’s finance ministry reveal that the luxury goods market in Thailand is proving increasingly robust, suggesting the country is succeeding in its aim to offer an...

*Cosmetics Vision Special*

Time for brands to look outside the box

19-Mar-2014 - When it comes to marketing and advertising, brands need to abandon the pre-existing rules that their categories have, and focus on engaging with the consumer and their needs.

Growing it out: room for hair care to expand in India

19-Mar-2014 - India has got room for further hair care growth, according to market analysts at Trefis, and professional salon retail looks set to drive this expansion.

Asian cosmetic brands to see 'top table' success with Korean wave

18-Mar-2014 - A 'Korean wave' is helping Asia's brands to take a strong foothold of the market share which will see them take their place at the top table amongst Western players once and for...

New nanotechnology science journal to launch

17-Mar-2014 - Elsevier, a global provider of scientific, technical and medical information on products and solutions, has announced the launch of an open access journal, ‘Colloid and Interface Science Communications’ (COLCOM), relevant...

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Functionality is the top priority when selecting cosmetics ingredients

14-Mar-2014 - Functionality is the top priority when selecting cosmetics ingredients as consumers demand beauty benefits from products above all other criteria.

Givaudan enters fragrance collaboration with Xinhua in China

13-Mar-2014 - Swiss manufacturer Givaudan is aiming to further reach out to its customers in Asia-Pacific and meet their needs, having announced the signing of a joint venture with Zhejiang Xinhua Chemical...

Innovation award for Ashland’s bio-engineered skin peptide

13-Mar-2014 - Personal care manufacturer Ashland Specialty Ingredients (ASI) has won the China Personal Care & Cosmetics Innovation Award 2014, recognising Actopontine biofunctional ingredient for its anti-aging properties and improving skin firmness...

Cosmetics e-commerce company Luxola secures further investment

13-Mar-2014 - Cosmetics e-commerce provider Luxola is set to expand deeper into new ASEAN markets after securing a new capital and business alliance with Japan-based investment company transcomos.

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