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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.

Lignin shown to enhance sunscreen effectiveness

28-Oct-2014 - Scientists in China and Canada have shown that the addition of lignin to commercial sunscreens can actually enhance their effectiveness and that exposure to sunlight may help them work even...

Pre-show coverage: in-cosmetics Asia

'Serious levels of pollution in Asia' shifts focus from UV damage

28-Oct-2014 - The industry has long been developing products that protect against UV skin damage. Now, scientists and formulators are focusing on warding off the effects of air pollution in Asia.

Developed on earth, tested in space - NASA's anti-aging patent

27-Oct-2014 - Technology Applications International Corporation (NUUU) has concluded a clinical study to test the efficacy of anti-aging products, developed on earth and tested in space by NASA.

China economy slows but cosmetic sales remain strong

23-Oct-2014 - Latest data from the China Bureau of Statistics shows that the country’s economy grew at the slowest pace in five years, but that consumer sales, and specifically those for cosmetics,...

R&D in the spotlight at in-cosmetics Asia

22-Oct-2014 - Next month will see this year’s in-cosmetics Asia event take place in Bangkok, with the show launching a new feauture this year: its ‘Interactive Formulation Laboratory’.

Naturally Australian Products launches new range of oils

21-Oct-2014 - Tapping into the growing interest in natural ingredients from Australia, Naturally Australian Products has launched a new range of ingredients sourced from all over the country.

Snail skin care trend hits the US

20-Oct-2014 - The benefits of snail mucus on the skin have been known to the cosmetics industry for a while, and having seen a big trend in Korea, it is now heading...

Cosme Tokyo opens its doors to a distinct emphasis on stem cells cosmetics

16-Oct-2014 - Cosme Tokyo 2014 will open its doors for the third time on October 20th, and will be revealing a distinctive emphasis on cosmetic ingredients and products developed from stem cells.

Vitamin D3 can reduce atopic dermatitis in kids via 'innate immunity': Study

15-Oct-2014 - Vitamin D supplementation improves winter-related atopic dermatitis (AD) in children at risk of vitamin D deficiency and could provide a safe alternative to UV light treatment, according to a new...

Procter & Gamble sets new sustainability objectives across the supply chain

15-Oct-2014 - The company announced this week its intentions to further limit water use and packaging as well as to take advantage of more renewable materials by 2020.

Grape antioxidant shown to treat acne effectively

14-Oct-2014 - Research from across the pond has shown how resveratrol works to inhibit growth of the bacteria that causes acne and can also be combined with benzoyl peroxide, a common acne...

Mintel: a gallery of innovation in facial care

14-Oct-2014 - Here, together with Mintel, Cosmetics Design takes a look at some of the products representing the innovative facial care segment on the Asian markets right now...

American Chamber of Commerce urges China to “adopt international best practices”

09-Oct-2014 - The Chinese government has been called on to “adopt international best practices” with its' cosmetics regulation by the American Chamber of Commerce in China.

Study shows blueberry anti-oxidant prevents UV damage

24-Sep-2014 - A stilbenoid found in blueberries and grapes may have the capacity to prevent several types of UV-mediated damage, reddening of the skin and loss of skin barrier function when applied...

Researchers develop beauty patch to enhance absorption of skin care products

23-Sep-2014 - A team of researchers in Finland have developed a disposable beauty patch that uses microampere current to enhance absorption of skin care products that will offer future consumers an opportunity...

Slowdown in Japan sees brands looking for new opps in Vietnam

23-Sep-2014 - Following a slowdown in its’ domestic market, Japanese manufacturer Naris Cosmetics has expanded its' business into Vietnam’s market. 

ASEAN harmonisation on the agenda at in-cosmetics Asia

23-Sep-2014 - This year’s in-cosmetics Asia event will host a panel discussion looking at the challenges and opportunities for the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) which will be finalised in 2015, and how...

GALLERY SPECIAL

A look at Asia's most innovative product launches - Mintel roundup

18-Sep-2014 - Asia is often viewed as the centre of beauty innovation. Here, Cosmetics Design rounds up galleries of the product launches that have stood out most to Mintel in the hair, skin and luxury packaging...

Sunscreen is vital protection for outdoor sports

17-Sep-2014 - For those living an active lifestyle sun exposure can be unavoidable meaning that taking protective measures, such as applying sunscreen, is very important to avoid skin damage or even skin...

Scientists develop lucrative perfume fixative from Mexican plant

16-Sep-2014 - Scientists have found a more sustainable way to produce an ambergris-alternative perfume ingredient from a Mexican plant, which could prove lucrative.

Indonesian palm oil problem as 49% of tropical deforestation results from illegal clearing

16-Sep-2014 - Nearly half of all recent tropical deforestation is the result of illegal clearing for commercial agriculture, according to a new report, with a large amount of it in Indonesia being...

Cosme Tokyo puts the spotlight on organic and natural products for kids

11-Sep-2014 - With growing demand for natural and organic personal care products targeting expectant mothers, babies and kids, the organisers of Cosme Tokyo have highlighted a selection at the event.

Asian cosmetics Summit to guide brands on lower environmental impact

10-Sep-2014 - The Sustainable Cosmetics Summit is set to outline practical steps Asian cosmetic companies can take to lower their environmental impacts, particularly with raw materials, formulations, production processes, packaging and distribution. ...

*Asia in Focus Special*

A roundup of Florence Bernardin's expert advice on cracking Asia's markets..

09-Sep-2014 - Reporting from the cosmetic trenches in Asia, monthly contributor Florence Bernardin has been guiding cosmetic players on where they should be investing and why. Here, CosmeticsDesign-Asia.com rounds up some of...

FINANCIAL FOCUS

No signs of a slowdown in Asia as Chinese tourists boost sales in Japan & Korea...

04-Sep-2014 - It may have been a slow summer for some markets, but business boomed in Japan and Korea thanks to Chinese tourists. Here CosmeticsDesign-Asia.com takes a look at how they're influencing...

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