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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.

Asia in Focus

Futuristic beauty devices - like you've never seen!

13-May-2015 - In Asia, massage has been traditionally deep rooted in beauty routines which has given modern day cosmetic players like Chanel, Dior and La Mer, food for thought when developing new age skin care...

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Could Kao snap up P&G’s Wella hair care unit?

28-Apr-2015 - Procter & Gamble has reportedly published sale documents for its’ Wella hair care brand, and although the company has yet to comment on the speculation, Japanese giant Kao is among those...

Sun Care Special

Spotlight on Asia: UV protection doesn't 'resonate' and pigmentation concerns are king!

28-Apr-2015 - Exposure to the sun is avoided by all means in Asia. Protection is about obtaining clearer, whiter skin and treating pigmentation irregularities from as young as 15. Thus, experts say UVA...

in-cosmetics coverage

Asia's cosmetics regulations - what's new and what you need to know!

23-Apr-2015 - The emerging Asian economies are lucrative new markets, but with legislation changing at a fast pace, it can be challenging keeping up to date on requirements. Here, regulatory specialist Alain Khaiat...

in-cosmetics coverage

Regulatory expert discusses navigation of China cosmetics market

21-Apr-2015 - We speak with Tommy Kong to find out more about China market regulations and the type of strategies that are most effective for entry into the vast and still fast-growing...

Taiwan set to be first 'cruelty free' market in South East Asia

21-Apr-2015 - The Parliament in Taiwan has launched a new bill to ban animal testing of cosmetics in the country, as well as the sale of animal tested cosmetics abroad.

in-cosmetics coverage

Who knew! Sea anemone found to combat skin ageing

21-Apr-2015 - On speaking with Dr Alain Khaiat at in-cosmetics Barcelona, he directed Cosmetics Design's attention to his relationship with StartletDerma, whose work with sea anemones has led to a new method in collagen...

Exclusive interview

P&G looks to expand its anti-pollution skin care offerings

16-Apr-2015 - In Asia, Procter & Gamble is already at the forefront in providing anti-pollution skin care solutions. In the second part of this exclusive interview we take a look at the...

Korean TV shows boosting cosmetics sales in China

16-Apr-2015 - Demand for Korean beauty products is soaring in China, and sources now reckon this is thanks in large part to the influx of Korean television drama in the country.

Indian brands investing in hair care: new ranges launched

16-Apr-2015 - Jawed Habib Hair and Beauty in India is all set to expand its offering of hair care ranges from four to seven by the end of this year, making the...

Exclusive interview

P&G research stays one step ahead on anti-pollution skin care

15-Apr-2015 - Anti-pollution is a claim we are starting to see more and more of on skin care products in Asia, and increasingly worldwide. This exclusive interview lifts the lid on how...

L'Oreal branching out with first Asian-American brand ambassador

15-Apr-2015 - Ever on the look out to maximise its presence in the fast-growing ethnic personal care category, L’Oreal has announced the signing of its first Asian-American brand ambassador, model Soo Joo...

'Lab grown' diamonds could mean more affordable luxury skin care

14-Apr-2015 - Diamond encrusted skin care creams are indeed a luxury both for the wearer and their pocket, but now scientists say they can replicate the gem in labs, which suggests cheaper...

Korea's 'grooming-jok' trend gaining momentum

14-Apr-2015 - As the male grooming routine builds momentum in Asia, personal care players are racing to cater to Korea's rising 'grooming-jok' trend.

Sorbet natural cosmetics making headway in NZ

09-Apr-2015 - An ambitious Christchurch cosmetics start-up is elbowing its' way to the forefront of New Zealand's cosmetics market. Which just goes to show that it's not just the big players changing...

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Can South Korea's Missha make a comeback with new markets?

07-Apr-2015 - Although its' touted as South Korea’s 'first successful budget cosmetics brand', Missha has had a tough time maintaining its status of late, what with having to close its' Hong Kong and Macau...

Foreo claims 'world first' with 3D 'make-up artist' technology

02-Apr-2015 - Skin care company, Foreo claims to have developed ‘the world’s first digital make-up artist’ by combining 3D printing technology and advanced real-time facial mapping software. 

Innovation in ‘for soldier’ cosmetics on the rise

01-Apr-2015 - Scientists around the globe have been working on camouflage make-up for troops with 'James Bond'-esque properties - like protecting the skin from the heat of explosions.

Are suppliers deceiving the industry? - Asia's creams still found to contain shark oil

01-Apr-2015 - A recent study carried out by NGO, Bloom Association has found more than half of the skin creams (8 of 15) they had tested featuring the words 'squalane', to still contain shark...

China Beauty Expo readies for its 20th anniversary edition

01-Apr-2015 - One of the biggest beauty events in the world will open its doors in Shanghai next month. And stressing its size, this year the China Beauty Expo will be showcasing...

China's 'House call' beauty services are making serious profit...

31-Mar-2015 - Beauty service companies offering a portfolio of manicurists or beauticians that visit customers at their own home are gaining momentum in China as women are reported to be more comfortable...

Special newsletter - Men's grooming

What do men want? Navigating Asia's male grooming demand

25-Mar-2015 - As Western males start to experiment with a grooming regime, Asian men are looking for more complex solutions that go beyond maintaining hygiene and appearance. However, with no two markets...

PCHi insight: Part One

Mibelle: "Consumers now believe 'Made In China' can represent high quality"

24-Mar-2015 - Here, Cosmetics Design catches up with Dr. Fred Zulli, managing director of Mibelle Biochemistry, to find out how the Switzerland-based biotechnology ingredients provider is planning on increasing its footprint in...

Special edition: Beauty from within

Beauty From Within turns ugly for L’Oréal and Nestlé

17-Mar-2015 - It promised so much – the globe’s biggest cosmetic and food players L’Oréal and Nestlé applying serious marketing, research and NPD clout to drive a nascent category into the mainstream...

Korea cosmetics boom as China consumers scramble for more

11-Mar-2015 - South Korean cosmetic producers are continuing to enjoy the best of times as latest statistics show that export grew by 50% in the past year, fuelled mainly by demand from China.