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Japan hosts two of the largest cosmetics manufacturers from Asia-Pacific and is one of the most developed markets in the region. Skin care is still one of the key market drivers with skin whitening and lightening proving very popular.

The Beauty Industry Awards are now open for submissions

07-Dec-2016 - The most comprehensive and far-reaching awards for the global beauty industry are now open for submissions that will recognize the most outstanding achievements.

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Gastronomia part 2: What’s next for natural ingredients?

07-Dec-2016 - With companies taking inspiration from the food and drinks industry, we asked Sharon Kwek, Senior Beauty and Personal Care Innovation and Insight Analyst at Mintel how the sector is impacting ingredient...

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Gastronomia part 1: natural products with a DIY twist

06-Dec-2016 - As consumers continue to opt for natural  ingredients, we spoke to Sharon Kwek, Senior Beauty and Personal Care Innovation and Insight Analyst to find out how this popular trend is developing...

L'Oreal Japan develops musical way to get a grip on hair damage

05-Dec-2016 - L'Oreal Japan develops a way to reveal the level of hair damage through sound and plans to roll out devices in salons next year.

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Sustainability goals for 2017 and beyond part II: improving environmental and social impact

05-Dec-2016 - As APAC companies develop sustainability targets that make both an environmental and social difference in 2017, we spoke to Amarjit Sahota, Director of Organic Monitor about the cosmetics industry's key concerns...

Japanese Isetan Mitsukoshi opens online shop on Alibaba’s Tmall Global

05-Dec-2016 - Japan’s largest department store, Isetan Mitsukoshi, launches its e-commerce shop on Alibaba Group's Tmall Global to strengthen its online-to-offline (O2O) presence and appeal to Chinese consumers.

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Anti-pollution product launches Part I: Why APAC is the region of choice

29-Nov-2016 - As market research company, Mintel, finds over a third of all anti-pollution products in 2016 have been launched in APAC, we spoke to Sharon Kwek, Senior Beauty and Personal Care Innovation...

Halal fragrances to lead growing ethical sector, report states

29-Nov-2016 - Increasing awareness among consumers about halal-certified products boosts the demand for Halal cosmetics and the fragrance sector, in particular, which is expected to generate the largest CAGR during the forecast...

Cosmoprof Asia 2016 names first Innovation Circle Award winners

28-Nov-2016 - Cosmoprof Asia 2016 saw 650 new companies attend its two-venue event and inaugural Innovation Circle Awards.

Amorepacific ramps up support for technological innovation

23-Nov-2016 - South Korean cosmetics leader, Amorepacific, demonstrates the importance of ongoing R&D through technology and innovation.

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Seppic’s Emogreen wins functional ingredients award

22-Nov-2016 - As Seppic Asia’s Emogreen won the best prize in the functional ingredients category of the Best Ingredient Awards Innovation at in-cosmetics Asia 2016, we spoke to Marty Lumain, Asia Pacific...

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How brands can evolve in personal care market part III

17-Nov-2016 - Part III: Using science and nature to launch productsIn the final part of our interview, we spoke to Vito Consiglio, Vice President, Personal and Home Care, Ashland, about how Ashland...

Shiseido expands global R&D at China Innovation Centre

15-Nov-2016 - Shiseido, the leading Japanese multinational personal care producer, has opened a new office building for the Shanghai branch of its China Innovation Centre, to strengthen its R&D capabilities in China....

Active Derm Singapore skin care products go online

15-Nov-2016 - The Singaporean skin care producer has launched its variety of skin and hair care products online in a move that reflects Asia-Pacific's (APAC) focus on e-commerce and digital marketing.

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How brands can evolve in personal care market part I

15-Nov-2016 - Part I: Brand IdentityAs the personal care industry in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region continues to develop and compete with its US and European counterparts, we take an in-depth look at...

Cosmoprof Asia 2016 to opens its doors with education and innovation insights

15-Nov-2016 - Cosmoprof Asia 2016 will open its doors to over 60,000 visitors and approximately 2,700 exhibitors from 46 countries and regions to introduce its new World Asia Forum and Innovation Circle Awards.

Shiseido wins poster award at 29th IFSCC congress

10-Nov-2016 - The leading Japanese personal care producer wins the poster award for its research on dermal cavitation as a skin aging mechanism.

Shin-Etsu Chemical expands silicone business

09-Nov-2016 - Shin-Etsu Chemical plans to build a new plant in Japan and expand its technical centre in Japan to grow its silicones business.

Greenpeace calls for microplastic ban and clear labelling

09-Nov-2016 - Greenpeace identifies microplastics in five leading cosmetic retailers and concludes that almost 50% of the brands’ products have inadequate labelling.

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Toyo Ink merges subsidiary companies in France

08-Nov-2016 - Japanese Toyo Ink SC Holdings merges multiple subsidiary companies based in France in a bid to reach the European market.

Personal care brands prepare for in-cosmetics Asia 2016

08-Nov-2016 - in-cosmetics Asia 2016 is set to reveal the latest trends to dominate the Asia-Pacific (APAC) marketplace and will highlight what the personal care and ingredients sectors can expect to see...

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Vitamin E derivative improves dark circles

03-Nov-2016 - Showa Denko (SDK), a leading manufacturer and marketer of chemical products, has found an ingredient that looks set to boost the cosmetics industry through improving the visibility and appearance of...

Ingredients shortlisted for Innovation Zone New Ingredient Awards

02-Nov-2016 - Ten of the cosmetic industry’s most innovative new ingredients have been selected as finalists in the in-cosmetics Asia Best Ingredient Awards.

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Digital landscape set to revolutionise consumer and brand habits

01-Nov-2016 - Customisation, wellness and digital retailing are three of the main trends in the Asian-Pacific cosmetics market that look set to take shape and continue to grow in 2017 and beyond.

Cosmoprof Asia 2016 launches the World Asia Forum

01-Nov-2016 - This year, the renowned cosmetics event will introduce the World Asia Forum, its 2016 educational programme. 

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