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Oceania contains a number of innovative, diverse markets. The economy in New Zealand has recovered  with color cosmetics the rising segment, whilst Australia is advanced in sun care developments. The region also concerns the Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Micronesia Nauru, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, and Tonga markets.

Australia's proposed chemicals regulation will 'increase complexity'

25-May-2016 - Australia is in the process of trying to simplify its regulation of industrial chemicals, including many used widely across the beauty industry, but various brands and bodies have expressed concerns...

Australia updating visa process to encourage China tourism

21-Apr-2016 - Australia is set to trial a new visa a process for incoming tourists from China, in a bid to further bolster the rising tide of Chinese consumers now visiting the...

Australia singles out China as key export market with 'largest ever' trade visit

14-Apr-2016 - Australia’s Minister for Trade and Investment has spoken of the central importance the government places on trade with China, ahead of the largest ever trade visit to the country.

Korean cosmetic boom rubs off on Australia

29-Mar-2016 - South Korean cosmetics first became popular with consumers from China, but the appeal is exploding worldwide, and it seems that Australia is now under that same spell.

Australian researchers using sheep waste in cosmetics

10-Mar-2016 - In just the latest in a long line of weird and wonderful beauty ingredients to come out of the APAC region, Australian researchers have found a way to turn sheep...

Australian naturals skin care company prepares for China expansion

17-Feb-2016 - On the back of the success of its naturals brands, Australian beauty company BWX has seen robust domestic growth, and is now reportedly gearing up for a move into China.

Microbeads to be ditched in Australia as early as 2017

11-Feb-2016 - Australia is gearing up to join other countries across the world in phasing out microbeads from its personal care and beauty products.

Australian beauty brands investing in bricks and mortar stores

03-Feb-2016 - Further evidence that the beauty retail tide is turning back towards bricks and mortar stores after its recent focus on an online presence, comes as more beauty brands in Australia...

Brisbane start-up, MistR fills gap in the market with 'first' refillable, portable cologne atomiser

08-Dec-2015 - Brisbane based start-up, MistR has developed what it refers to as the industry's 'first refillable, portable, card sized cologne atomiser' which aims to change the way men use and carry cologne...

Dixie to bring 'marijuana infused' personal care to Australia

19-Nov-2015 - Following Australia's announcement that it will allow 'safe access' to medicinal cannabis for suffering patients for the first time, US based Dixie is on track to introduce its marijuana infused...

Battle of the beauty devices: L’Oreal takes Clarisonic 'imitator' to court

22-Sep-2015 - L’Oréal has launched legal proceedings against Australia's 'BrandPoint', stating it has been 'misleading and deceptive' with claims for its 'PuraSonic' product by comparing it to the global players' Clarisonic skin care...

Schwarzkopf leads the way as Australia's 'most trusted' hair care brand

20-Aug-2015 - Schwarzkopf has been voted Australia's most trusted hair care brand, beating the likes of Dove and L'Oreal to the top spot for 'offering quality and substance'.

Muji - Japan’s 'IKEA' expands beauty range in Australia

02-Jun-2015 - Japan's version of Swedish furniture maker 'Ikea' that also offers an affordable cosmetics range, is expanding into Australia after huge success in its home country.

Lumson moves airless packaging into Australia

29-May-2015 - Cosmetics packaging specialist Lumson is taking its 'world-first' Airless Bottle Technology to Australia and New Zealand through Sydney cosmetics manufacturer Trulux.

Market Insight

ASEAN is ideal for catering to organic and natural demand, says expert

27-May-2015 - Whether working out, meditating or making healthy purchasing decisions, consumers today are taking better care of their health. This shift in behaviour has impacted the cosmetics industry, particularly with organic...

Milking it! NZ dairy based acne treatment attracts global interest

28-Apr-2015 - Quantec's skin care treatment derived from New Zealand cow’s milk is now gaining major interest from the US.

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...

Benefit cosmetics loses trademark fight

08-Apr-2015 - A businesswoman has won her battle against Benefit Cosmetics, successfully blocking the company’s use of the term ‘Brow Bar’ exclusively in Australia.

Melbourne's beauty industry booms thanks to flagship stores

08-Apr-2015 - According to research by Melbourne's central 'GPT group', the beauty industry is booming in the Australian city, thanks to flagship stores and investment from international beauty brands.

The Body Shop acquires Australia franchise

04-Feb-2015 - The Body Shop is looking to make further inroads in Australia having announced the deal to acquire the company operating The Body Shop Australia from Head Franchisee Graeme Wise the...

Study raises ethical concerns of skin whitening ads

28-Jan-2015 - Skin whitening is quite the trend in Asia-Pacific but expert Professor Lynne Eagle has questioned the ethics of marketing such products.

Consumer NZ suggests classification and testing can be improved for sunscreen

09-Dec-2014 - Independent investigation unit Consumer NZ suggests that classing sunscreens as a therapeutic product, as they are in Australia, and ensuring they meet the Australian-New Zealand standard should be a priority...

IBR gains Australian patent for anti-ageing Snowflake ingredient

27-Nov-2014 - Natural active ingredient supplier IBR has been given a boost in its quest to penetrate the Eastern markets after it was granted a patent for its IBR-Snowflake product in Australia,...

Online fragrance and cosmetics sales set to boom in Australia

13-Aug-2014 - Sales of cosmetics and fragrances online are set for significant growth in Australia over the next five years, according to a new report by market researcher IBISWorld.

Premium beauty in Australia driven by gift-giving

10-Jul-2014 - The premium category in Australia owes its recent sales growth largely to gift-giving consumers, Euromonitor International says.

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