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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.

Strong R&D developments expected for halal cosmetics

27-Oct-2016 - As the halal cosmetics trend remains prominent within the Asia-Pacific (APAC) market, the upcoming in-cosmetics Asia event in Bangkok will explore the growing halal cosmetic products market and how it...

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Bell Flavours & Fragrances acquires Singapore fragrance arm of Nardev Chemie

27-Oct-2016 - Bell Flavors & Fragrances, which creates and deliver flavours, fragrances, botanical extracts and specialty ingredients has acquired the fragrance arm of Singapore-based chemical ingredients distributor,  Nardev Chemie.

20th APHCA Hair Olympics in the Philippines

26-Oct-2016 - Hair and make-up experts from 18 Asia-Pacific (APAC) countries will compete at the coveted APHCA awards in the Philippines.

Refined glycogen helps avoid harmful effects of sun exposure

26-Oct-2016 - A recent study shows that a newly-refined glycogen product supports the sun care and skin care damage prevention market by alleviating cell degradation and aging effects on the skin.

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Targeted delivery systems improve active ingredient applications part I

25-Oct-2016 - The efficient and specific delivery of an ingredient is a critical challenge in any cosmetic treatment.

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Innovative plant-based face mask enters naturals market

25-Oct-2016 - As face masks continue to grow in popularity, merging this dominant trend with the naturals market leverages its appeal to skin care-conscious consumers.

Japan bans 19 ingredients used in medicated soaps

20-Oct-2016 - Following the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision that antibacterial wash manufacturers must ban 19 ingredients from their products within one year, Japan has announced it has already put...

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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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What’s influencing the Japanese naturals market?

19-Oct-2016 - As consumers seek natural and organic cosmetic products, we deliver the second part of our interview with Jorge Larranaga, Senior Manager Manufacturing Division at Number Three in Japan on what...

Ant Capital Partners acquires Kagayaku Cosmetics

18-Oct-2016 - Japanese private investment fund, Ant Bridge, has acquired a 100% stake in Japan-based cosmetic producer Kagayaku Cosmetics (previously-named Sojitz Cosmetics).

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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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Hair care products lead Japan’s naturals market

12-Oct-2016 - As the global natural cosmetics sector is one of the fastest growth segments within the beauty industry, we spoke to  Jorge Larranaga, Senior Manager, Manufacturing Division at Number Three in...

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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...

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...

Tokyo Pack 2016 - packaging innovations to dominate cosmetics

04-Oct-2016 - Tokyo Pack 2016 will display the latest packaging innovations to show the Japanese consumer-led market what it can expect to see in 2017 and beyond.

Product innovation set to propel Japan’s cosmetics industry

22-Sep-2016 - As Japan’s review period has shown weak growth, its leading cosmetic producers are focusing on innovation, marketing and trends to increase its sales during the forecast period.

Shiseido partnership drives digital growth

21-Sep-2016 - Leading global cosmetics company, Shiseido, has teamed up with innovations agency, Fabernovel to achieve its digital ambitions.

Kao targets improved operating margins

14-Sep-2016 - Japanese multinational cosmetics player Kao says it is targeting a further increase in sales for its cosmetics division while also raising the profit margin target through to 2020.

Kao opens up new research facility in Odawara City

14-Sep-2016 - Kao has invested significantly in a new beauty research and innovation center that will be situated in the within the existing Odawara Complex.

Japanese cosmetics players eye lucrative tourist spend

06-Sep-2016 - In Japan long-term economic stagnancy has impacted consumer spend to the point where any growth potential is jumped upon. And right now tourists are scrambling for Japanese cosmetics.

A look at Shiseido’s developments in Asia in 2016

06-Sep-2016 - Shiseido has rapidly expanded across the Americas and Europe this year with focused efforts on travel retail, R&D hubs and partnerships with major beauty players. Here though, we’re taking a...

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