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One of the biggest emerging markets in the industry, India has long been tipped for massive market growth in the coming years. Natural products and ingredients are increasingly popular as consumers are well accustomed to them due to traditional and cultural reasons. Key markets in the region of India include Bangladesh, Bhutan, Comoros, Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritius, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

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How Pollution Protection is transforming APAC cosmetics Part II

20-Oct-2016 - Anti-pollution products are one of the most sought after trends within the APAC region and with innovative developments, consumer attitudes and events all focusing on pollution protective cosmetics products, it...

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How Pollution Protection is transforming APAC cosmetics Part I

19-Oct-2016 - As consumers are increasingly searching for ways to protect their skin from pollution, we spoke to Christina Ho, Regional Skin Care Marketing Manager for Asia Pacific at cosmetics manufacturer Croda...

Aviation and Luxury: The New Cosmetics Collaboration?

19-Oct-2016 - As Etihad Airways announces its collaboration with leading fashion and beauty brands, we spoke to Vivienne Rudd, ‎Director of Global Insight and Innovation, Beauty & Personal Care at Mintel on...

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Industry insight into formulation challenges

13-Oct-2016 - With innovation and product development needed to access new markets and regions, stable formulations that offer long-term benefits and production efficiency are high on the agenda.

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AmorePacific prioritises product sustainability

12-Oct-2016 - As sustainability continues to grow in the natural and organic sector, we spoke to Jun-Seong Park, Heritage Material Research Team Leader/Manager, R&D Unit at AmorePacific, who emphasises that “product sustainability...

Skin whitening in India gathers pace

11-Oct-2016 - As the Indian skin-whitening market focuses on beauty-enhancing claims around health, David Tyrrell, Global Analyst at Mintel says “brands need to take the ethical high-ground when talking about fairer skin...

New skin care actives and pigments launch

06-Oct-2016 - Azelis and Tagra Biotechnologies team up to launch skin care actives and pigments in India, Australia and New Zealand.

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H&M drives sustainability efforts

06-Oct-2016 - With the announcement that H&M hopes to launch a sustainable make-up line, natural and organic development is high on the global leader’s agenda.

What does pollution mean for your skin?

06-Oct-2016 - This is the question in-cosmetics Asia 2016’s New Spotlight On feature will examine when it will display a range of anti-pollution products and the latest innovative ingredients helping to redress...

Wipro Consumer Care acquisition creates South China opportunities

29-Sep-2016 - The India-based FMCG  company, Wipro Consumer Care and Lighting, hopes its acquisition of Zhongshan Ma Er, a family-run Chinese business, will leverage its position in the South Chinese market.

Amway India relaunches Attitude Skin Care

22-Sep-2016 - As the Indian region is hotly anticipated as the next big market in Asia, Amway India appeals to its youth with Attitude's Skin Care range.

India set to reduce restrictions on cosmetic imports

20-Sep-2016 - The Indian government is expected to imminently announce its removal of research trials for foreign cosmetics to help with the flow of imported goods.

Dabur takes small step into African cosmetics market

14-Sep-2016 - India-based consumer goods and cosmetics player Dabur has just sealed a deal to buy a small South African cosmetics player, paving the way to huge growth potential across the African...

The Face Shop set to enter the Indian market

13-Sep-2016 - Korean natural and organic cosmetic player The Face Shop is set to enter the fast-growing India market, following on from much speculation about its ambitions in the market.

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Getting beauty brand innovation just right

01-Sep-2016 - We look at the biggest factors impacting new product development by considering the latest demographic trends, spotlighting what consumers really want and tapping into digital technology.

Personal care set to remain a separate retail channel in India

31-Aug-2016 - Food retailers have been lobbying the Indian government for years to be able to sell personal care products, but government officials have once again vetoed any amendments to the law.

Greenpeace East Asia reports positive response on microbeads

30-Aug-2016 - Following a report that outlined many of the multinational players had made little concrete commitment to eradicating microbeads, a number of multinationals break their silence.

India’s first cow sanctuary aims to produce cosmetic ingredients

30-Aug-2016 - A 472 hectare cow sanctuary has been given the go ahead in Madhya Pradesh’s Agar-Malwa district, and could be put to use to make cosmetics derived from the waste of...

Special Focus: Skin Whitening

Why the dynamics are changing for skin whitening in Asia

11-Aug-2016 - Skin whitening has been a mega trend in Asia for a number of years now, but with questions over the safety of some ingredients and several skin whitening campaigns causing...

Second edition of Personal Care India Expo opens this month

10-Aug-2016 - The Personal Care India Expo will open its doors in New Delhi later this month, following the success of the first event held in conjunction with industries bodies.

L’Oréal growth remains strong in China despite economic slowdown

02-Aug-2016 - Despite the economic slowdown in China, L’Oréal’s performance in the country continues to go from strength to strength as the product innovation pipeline is maintained.

Pucker up: Shiseido gets millennials to kiss through their smartphones

13-Jul-2016 - Shiseido is behind the latest beauty marketing drive to go deep into millennials’ use of social media in order to court younger consumers on their own terms.

India advertising watchdog finds 27 health and personal care ads 'misleading or unsubstantiated'

12-Jul-2016 - The Advertising Standards Council of India (ASCI) has found 27 recent complaints in the Health Care & Personal Care category to be valid, and has upheld the criticism against the...

New survey reveals Indian consumers' top beauty brands and spending habits

07-Jul-2016 - A new survey has found that for Indian consumers, international beauty players come out on top, with L’Oréal, Nivea and Maybelline three companies topping the list of preferred brands....

India set to overhaul drugs and cosmetics legislation

29-Jun-2016 - India is moving towards a shake up in its cosmetics regulation in order to keep up with the rapid pace of today’s innovation, with its union cabinet having just withdrawn...

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