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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.

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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Gastronomia part 1: natural products with a DIY twist

06-Dec-2016 - As consumers continue to opt for natural  ingredients, we spoke to Sharon Kwek, Senior Beauty and Personal Care Innovation and Insight Analyst to find out how this popular trend is developing...

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Sustainability goals for 2017 and beyond part II: improving environmental and social impact

05-Dec-2016 - As APAC companies develop sustainability targets that make both an environmental and social difference in 2017, we spoke to Amarjit Sahota, Director of Organic Monitor about the cosmetics industry's key concerns...

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Anti-pollution product launches Part I: Why APAC is the region of choice

29-Nov-2016 - As market research company, Mintel, finds over a third of all anti-pollution products in 2016 have been launched in APAC, we spoke to Sharon Kwek, Senior Beauty and Personal Care Innovation...

Halal fragrances to lead growing ethical sector, report states

29-Nov-2016 - Increasing awareness among consumers about halal-certified products boosts the demand for Halal cosmetics and the fragrance sector, in particular, which is expected to generate the largest CAGR during the forecast...

Cosmoprof Asia 2016 names first Innovation Circle Award winners

28-Nov-2016 - Cosmoprof Asia 2016 saw 650 new companies attend its two-venue event and inaugural Innovation Circle Awards.

Amorepacific ramps up support for technological innovation

23-Nov-2016 - South Korean cosmetics leader, Amorepacific, demonstrates the importance of ongoing R&D through technology and innovation.

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Seppic’s Emogreen wins functional ingredients award

22-Nov-2016 - As Seppic Asia’s Emogreen won the best prize in the functional ingredients category of the Best Ingredient Awards Innovation at in-cosmetics Asia 2016, we spoke to Marty Lumain, Asia Pacific...

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How brands can evolve in personal care market part III

17-Nov-2016 - Part III: Using science and nature to launch productsIn the final part of our interview, we spoke to Vito Consiglio, Vice President, Personal and Home Care, Ashland, about how Ashland...

Active Derm Singapore skin care products go online

15-Nov-2016 - The Singaporean skin care producer has launched its variety of skin and hair care products online in a move that reflects Asia-Pacific's (APAC) focus on e-commerce and digital marketing.

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How brands can evolve in personal care market part I

15-Nov-2016 - Part I: Brand IdentityAs the personal care industry in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region continues to develop and compete with its US and European counterparts, we take an in-depth look at...

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