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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.

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.

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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