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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.

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.

Sephora to focus on male consumers in Australia expansion

11-Jun-2014 - During its upcoming expansion into Australia, international beauty brand Sephora will focus on young and male consumers, the brand has said.

Sephora expands into Australia: region continues to diversify

15-Apr-2014 - International beauty brand Sephora’s upcoming expansion into Australia participates in the ongoing diversification of the region’s cosmetics market, and will mean domestic players will need to continue to up their...

Australia-Korea FTA could mean new opportunities for cosmetic players

09-Apr-2014 - Australian and South Korean authorities have signed a Fair Trade Agreement (FTA) that aims to promote tariff-free trade between the two countries.

Hair loss and fat – it’s all linked finds new study

08-Apr-2014 - A new study combining science from Australia and the UK has suggested that losing weight and halting hair loss could go hand-in-hand after findings show that the skin can regulate...

Cosmetics arena getting competitive in Australia

03-Apr-2014 - The cosmetics sector in Australia has recorded unexpectedly steady growth of late, according to the latest market report from IBISWorld, and rising competitivity means brands must continue to adapt to...

Australian senator proposes bill to end animal testing on cosmetics

18-Mar-2014 - A group of MPs in Australia have backed a bill introduced by Senator Lee Rhiannon that proposes to end all types of animal testing on cosmetics in the country.

Septem Soken to continue Eskitis Institute skin care research

12-Mar-2014 - Japanese cosmetics company, Septem Soken, has confirmed a three year extension to its research at the Eskitis Institute's 'Nature Bank', with which it looks to discover potential new ingredients for...

Mintel identifies 2014’s trends for the Asia Pacific consumer

05-Feb-2014 - An increase in technology, safety concerns and value are top of the trend list when it comes to consumers in Asia Pacific according to new research from Mintel.

Carol Priest Natural Cosmetics acquired by Plantier Developments, targets Asian expansion

17-Dec-2013 - New Zealand-based organic and natural cosmetic brand Carol Priest Natural Cosmetics has now been fully acquired by Plantier Developments, and is targeting expansion in Asia-Pacific.

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Company develops ICT solutions for Australian cosmetics market

24-Oct-2013 - A software company has released a new line of ICT solutions tailored to the Australian cosmetics market.

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Synthetic tea tree oil puts both cosmetics consumers and genuine suppliers at risk, producer claims

22-Oct-2013 - Synthetic and uncertified tea tree oil has been flooding the market for years now, and is cropping up in cosmetic products worldwide causing big problems for both consumers and manufacturers,...

Entering the age of the ‘super sunscreen’: Study highlights protection against cancer

10-Oct-2013 - A study carried out by researchers in Australia has opened the doors for the development of ‘super sunscreens’ to assist in the repair of sun damaged skin and protect the...

L’Oreal Australia chooses Carat to engage customers digitally

02-Oct-2013 - Cosmetics giant L’Oreal Australia has revealed that they have chosen Carat for their marketing needs in order to engage customers through both new and old media.

Online market for fragrance and cosmetics in Australia resonates with male consumers

01-Oct-2013 - New research finds that the online retail channel is driving very strong growth in cosmetic and fragrance purchases in Australia, which is being particularly driven by eager male consumers.

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Evonik opens expanded plant in Indonesia

05-Sep-2013 - Specialty chemical manufacturer Evonik has opened an expanded chemical plant in Indonesia.

IMCD expands into Australasia with acquisition of Capitol Ingredients

06-Aug-2013 - The Netherlands-based IMCD Group has expanded its footprint in the Asia Pacific region for cosmetics ingredients with the acquisition of the Australia-based operations of Capitol Ingredients.

Environmental standard introduced to ease Oz consumers’ concerns

25-Jun-2013 - Not-for-profit organisation Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) has released a new environmental standard for personal care and cosmetics products to ease consumer concerns over the use of palm oil, toxic...

in-cosmetics Asia readies for next big show in Bangkok

25-Jun-2013 - One of the biggest events in the Asian cosmetics industry, in-cosmetics Asia, is due to open its doors again in Bangkok at the end of October.

Understanding Asia’s different regulations...

06-Jun-2013 - Market entry in Asia is often a stumbling block for many and can present cosmetic companies with a number of obstacles to overcome due to different regulatory requirements. Here Cosmetics...

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