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Oceania

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.

Eurofins buys Australian Dermatest

06-Sep-2017 - Bioanalytical service provider, Eurofins Group, secures its acquisition of Australian sunscreen and skin care evaluation laboratory, Dermatest.

The Hut Group is number 1 retailer in Australia

30-Aug-2017 - The e-commerce firm’s recent acquisition of Australian and New Zealand e-retail giant RY.com.au propels it into the top beauty seller spot.

Australian Shping app changes face of cosmetics rewards programmes

22-Aug-2017 - Retail Shping app aims to upgrade the traditional customer loyalty programme by providing consumers with real-time rewards.

Azelis and Tagra Biotechnologies lock in exclusive distribution agreement in China

14-Aug-2017 - Global speciality chemicals distributor, Azelis, develops its relationship with leading cosmetics ingredients supplier, Tagra Biotechnologies, and status in Asia Pacific (APAC) by creating an exclusive distribution agreement in China. ...

Suning Holdings Group makes cooperation agreement with Metcash

09-Aug-2017 - China’s leading retailer, Suning Holdings Group, signs a cooperation agreement with leading Australian wholesale distribution and marketing company, Metcash, to welcome quality Australian and New Zealand products into China.

Australia animal testing: At odds with EU ban

08-Aug-2017 - Following the new regulatory reform, non-profit organisations (NGOs) criticise and oppose Australia’s proposed animal testing cosmetics ban.

New Zealand Secret enters luxury skin care market in Singapore

07-Aug-2017 - New prestige, natural skin care company, New Zealand Secret, makes its debut in Singapore to appeal to consumers' high-end shopping habits.   

Azelis builds Australia and New Zealand profile with Chemcolor acquisition

02-Aug-2017 - Speciality chemical distributor and supplier, Azelis, makes inroads in the Oceanic cosmetics region with its purchase of manufacturer and formulations supplier, Chemcolor.

Trilogy enters into ownership deal with Lanocorp

01-Aug-2017 - Scented candle and beauty product manufacturer, Trilogy, is set to purchase a controlling share of Australian and New Zealand natural skin care cosmetics competitor, Lanocorp.  

Brand Profile

New Zealand skin care line goes the extra mile for natural ingredients

17-Jul-2017 - Girl Undiscovered is a new natural skin care line out of New Zealand that has raised the bar for natural ingredients with its 100% WILD concept.

Australia prepares to replace cosmetics regulation NICNAS

28-Jun-2017 - The present National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) cosmetics regulation, which covers a wide range of chemicals including cosmetics, will be reformed from 1st July 2018.

Young Living Essential Oils taps into Indonesia

27-Jun-2017 - Leader in the personal care segment, Young Living Essential Oils, marked its expansion into Indonesia with a grand opening and 1,500 attendees in Jakarta.

MGC Pharmaceuticals gains approval for cannabis skin care line

07-Jun-2017 - Amid the completion of its final clinical trials and after receiving the go-ahead in Europe, Australian MGC Pharmaceuticals can actively market its cannabis skin care line.

Chinese consumers build connections with Australia and New Zealand

11-Apr-2017 - As China’s total combined online cross-border e-commerce market reached an estimated RMB 626 bn (€83.8 bn) in 2016, consumers are choosing to make their online purchases from Australia and New Zealand.

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Biolabex develops cosmetics R&D in Mauritius

06-Mar-2017 - As Biolabex becomes the first GMP-compliant CDMO in the Indian Ocean, we spoke to Marc Labiche, CEO of Biolabex about its R&D capabilities and the benefits of its location. ...

Aloe vera cosmetics company launches in the Philippines

27-Feb-2017 - Grace Cosmetics, an Australian cosmetics brand brings its aloe vera products to the Philippines.  

Australia reforms cosmetic regulation NICNAS

14-Feb-2017 - Major changes impacting Australia’s cosmetics industry will come into force by 1st September 2018, with some proposed changes already in effect since 1st September 2016, Chemlinked reports . 

Institute of Personal Care Science: Top trends in 2017

18-Jan-2017 - As big brands focus on their new year strategies and development plans, we take a look at the Institute of Personal Care Science ’s projected trends and how they are...

Moana Skincare teams up to target Europe and the Middle East

17-Jan-2017 - New Zealand-based organic skin care brand, Moana Skincare has entered into a partnership agreement with active ingredient developer Aqua Bio Technology (ABT).

New Zealand moves forward with ban on microbeads

17-Jan-2017 - Nick Smith, New Zealand’s Minister for the Environment has announced the country’s plans to ban the sale of personal care products containing plastic microbeads.

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The evolution of the halal trend part I: Creating new target markets

12-Dec-2016 - As the number of facial skin care products with Halal claims in APAC continues to rise steadily, we asked Sharon Kwek, Senior Beauty and Personal Care Innovation and Insight Analyst...

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Social media - digital marketing channel of choice part I: Growth opportunities for all

12-Dec-2016 - As both startups and established conglomerates have the opportunity to utilise social media to generate healthy brand loyalty and returns on investment (ROI), we spoke to Belinda Carli, Director of...

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...

Australia partners with Amyris to create Southeast Asia biotechnology hub

07-Dec-2016 - The Queensland Government in Australia collaborates with Amyris to create a new platform for sustainable ingredient production in APAC.

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