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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.

in-cosmetics Asia puts the spotlight on face mask innovation

16-Aug-2017 - Face masks have become big news throughout Asia, offering consumers a convenient DIY skin care treatment that helps to improve the appearance of pores, remove excess oil and hydrate the...

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Free from claims part II: Removing mistruths

14-Aug-2017 - We continued our conversation with Belinda Carli, Director, Institute of Personal Care Science on how the cosmetics industry needs to change its narrative to stop communicating unnecessarily fearful messages....

Azelis and Tagra Biotechnologies lock in exclusive distribution agreement in China

14-Aug-2017 - Global speciality chemicals distributor, Azelis, develops its relationship with leading cosmetics ingredients supplier, Tagra Biotechnologies, and status in Asia Pacific (APAC) by creating an exclusive distribution agreement in China. ...

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Free from claims part I: Full of fear

09-Aug-2017 - Belinda Carli, Director, Institute of Personal Care Science, highlights how today’s cosmetics and personal care brands are centring on including negative ‘free from’ claims that are creating misplaced fear in...

Marico builds ethnic hair portfolio with Isoplus acquisition

07-Aug-2017 - Indian consumer personal care group, Marico, adds South African ethnic hair styling collection, Isoplus, to its growing portfolio.

Latest formulation buzz: enhanced delivery

07-Aug-2017 - The cosmetics industry is full of fantastic cosmeceutical actives to address all sorts of skin conditions, from acne in teenagers to anti-ageing of mature skin. But, with so many actives...

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Anti-ageing in APAC part II: Widespread appeal to younger, older female and male demographics

02-Aug-2017 - We continued our conversation with Sharon Kwek, Senior Innovation and Insights Analyst, Beauty and Personal Care at Mintel on how the uniqueness of the anti-ageing trend enables brands to reach...

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Anti-ageing in APAC part I: Potential to outpace Europe

01-Aug-2017 - As the anti-ageing cosmetics arena continues to grow at an accelerated pace throughout Asia-Pacific (APAC), we asked Sharon Kwek, Senior Innovation and Insights Analyst, Beauty and Personal Care at Mintel...

Shiseido performs voluntary recall on sun protection and body wash items

31-Jul-2017 - The Japanese personal care conglomerate, known for its various global prestigious brands and scientific contributions, apologises to customers and promotes two voluntary recalls in one week.

How the fragrance category is embracing tomorrow's consumer

26-Jul-2017 - The fragrance category is witnessing some major shifts. An area that was once dominated by sex-laced marketing, the message is now very different, with new trends such as natural, personalised...

AmorePacific demonstrates beauty and digital technology

26-Jul-2017 - APTechUp+, the first beauty startup incubator programme in Korea, gives its five selected start up beauty tech businesses the opportunity to showcase their digital innovations.

Urban skin stress technology part II: Speed, safety and solutions

26-Jul-2017 - Emerging market technologies, designed to overcome urban skin stress, answer consumer demands for testing efficacy, personalised skin care and UV monitoring.

Does sex still sell fragrance?

25-Jul-2017 - Sex has always been a key means of selling fragrance, but as the category evolves to embrace a new generation of consumers is sex-laced advertising now looking out-dated?

Urban skin stress technology part I: Entering the next era

25-Jul-2017 - Science and technology consultancy, Sagentia, releases its latest white paper on the progression of urban skin stress technologies.

Counterfeit consumer goods pose detriment to beauty buyers’ health

25-Jul-2017 - Market insight provider, Clarivate Analytics, reveals that 27% of online buyers have been deceived into unknowingly purchasing fake make up and skin care products.    

A hair and skin care line made from rice bran. And that includes the packaging!

24-Jul-2017 - At the recent Cosmoprof North America event we caught up with a spokesperson for the Taiwanese brand Reise. What is different is that not only is the Taiwanese hair and...

Camlin Fine Sciences acquires Ningbo Wanglong Flavors and Fragrances

24-Jul-2017 - Performance chemicals manufacturer, Camlin Fine Sciences, and its subsidiary company, CFS Europe, gain a 51% stake in Chinese enterprise, Ningbo Wanglong Flavors and Fragrances (Wanglong).

Gifting part II: Why developing a sophisticated marketing strategy is vital

19-Jul-2017 - The Hurun Institute and MEC’s 'China HNWI Gifting White Paper 2017’ highlights how brands can enter the luxurious gifting market through building a multichannel marketing campaign.

Gifting part I: How brands can leverage the experience

18-Jul-2017 - In association with MEC, The Hurun Research Institute releases its 'China HNWI Gifting White Paper 2017’, citing its findings on gifting and high net worth individual (HNWI) demands in China.

Shiseido joins teamLab on live art exhibition

18-Jul-2017 - The Japanese personal care leader, Shiseido, and creative artists group, teamLab, collaborate to launch a digital art exhibition.

Chlitina establishes a regenerative medicine platform with Tongji University

17-Jul-2017 - Taiwanese skin care and beauty salon franchise, Chlitina, announces its collaboration with Tongji University to create a regenerative medicine platform.

L’Occitane Chinese appoints Bolloré Logistics for distribution management

12-Jul-2017 - Cosmetics and fragrance retailer, L’Occitane, prepares to launch its National Distribution Centre in August with transport and planning firm Bolloré Logistics gearing up to handle the brand’s Chinese distribution....

Oud Essentials welcomes new social media marketing team

11-Jul-2017 - New skin care brand, Oud Essentials, appoints several social media marketing personnel to grow the business.

Summer 2017: It’s all about natural eyelashes, eyebrows and hair care

11-Jul-2017 - Shiseido reveals the top hair care trends making a big wave this spring/summer 2017 season.

Shiseido highlights 'pink boom' summer trend

10-Jul-2017 - Shiseido Beauty Creation Centre releases its beauty trends research to reveal the latest international make up applications this summer.

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