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South East Asia

The cosmetics market in South East Asia comprises of Burma, Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste, and Vietnam.

P&G following through on its commitment to sustainable palm oil

12-Aug-2014 - In one of its first major sustainability initiatives since the company’s sourcing of palm oil came under major public scrutiny, Proctor & Gamble has launched a new research program in...

Nu Skin Q2 results see significant decline

11-Aug-2014 - Skin care specialist Nu Skin says continued problems in its China operations have weighed heavily on its second quarter results, causing revenues and profits to fall.

in-cosmetics Asia announce first fully free educational programme

06-Aug-2014 - The in-cosmetics Asia event this year will see the educational programme be completely free for the first time in its history, with a country focus on Japan, and regulations being...

Induchem targets expansion into Asia market with new Singapore office

15-Jul-2014 - Switzerland-based cosmetic ingredients company Induchem has announced the opening of its first official sales office in Singapore.

GreenPalm trades 11 million certificates last month for sustainable palm oil

09-Jul-2014 - As the personal care industry, among others, looks to ensure sustainable sourcing and practice, GreenPalm announces the trade of its eleven millionth certificate this month.

Malaysia Health Ministry advises consumers against two cosmetic products

19-Jun-2014 - The Health Ministry of Malaysia has advised consumers in the country against buying two specific cosmetic products, claiming they both contain potentially toxic ingredients.

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.

Josh Lee puts perfume on the map in Malaysia with bespoke formulations

10-Jun-2014 - Perfumer Josh Lee had put Malaysia on the map with his ability to create bespoke formulations, the latest being eau de toilette “Georgetown”, a scent said to replicate the Pearl...

Indonesian Minister and RSPO open to collaboration on joint sustainable palm oil standard

10-Jun-2014 - The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and the Indonesian Vice Minister of Trade have announced that they are open to a collaboration to produce a joint sustainable palm oil...

Japan the focus at in-cosmetics Asia

04-Jun-2014 - Japan will follow in the footsteps of Korea in 2013, and will be the country focus at this year’s in-cosmetics Asia event, held in Bangkok, November 4-6.

Pakistan FBR proposes 10% excise duty rise on cosmetics

03-Jun-2014 - The Federal Board of Revenue has proposed a 10% Federal Excise Duty (FED) on cosmetics, paints and varnishes in its 2014/15 budget.

Male grooming market in Nepal sees influx in products catering to demand

28-May-2014 - The business of men’s cosmetic goods grew to more than Rs 3 billion in Nepal in 2013 with fairness creams and face washes with the likes of Emami Fair, Nivea...

El Nino will have no effect on Malaysian palm oil production… just yet

21-May-2014 - According to the Malaysian Palm Oil Association, the weather phenomenon referred to as ‘El Nino’ will have no immediate effect on palm oil output in the country.

Certified Sustainable Palm Oil use increases 49% on last year

14-May-2014 - The uptake of certified sustainable palm oil has seen a 49% increase in the first quarter of 2014 compared to last year which many believe is a positive landmark for...

IMAN cosmetics angling for South Asian consumers

08-May-2014 - IMAN cosmetics is set to sponsor the 2014 New York Indian Film Festival, in what the company is calling an effort to target South Asian women.

Japanese cosmetic innovation leading the way

07-May-2014 - Regional experts predict Japan’s knack for innovating product textures, concepts and formulas, particularly in the hair and skin care segments, will be tempting consumers from its fellow markets.

Colgate-Palmolive commended for sustainable palm oil sourcing plan

27-Mar-2014 - Colgate-Palmolive has become the latest company to join the movement towards deforestation-free palm oil, which many believe adds weight to the movement towards a more sustainable industry.

Cosmetics e-commerce company Luxola secures further investment

13-Mar-2014 - Cosmetics e-commerce provider Luxola is set to expand deeper into new ASEAN markets after securing a new capital and business alliance with Japan-based investment company transcomos.

Showa Denko targets growth in Asia Pacific ingredients market

26-Feb-2014 - Japanese conglomerate Showa Denko is targeting growth in its personal care division through further expansion into the China market and other countries in the Asia Pacific region.

P&G focus on Southeast Asia in hopes to boost performance

26-Feb-2014 - Consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble has been targeting the Southeast Asia market in a bid to profit from the region’s growth, and balance stagnant sales in the West.

Solvay opens new innovation centre in Singapore

13-Feb-2014 - Specialty chemical player Solvay Novecare has opened a new innovation centre in Singapore, which will serve its customers in the Asia Pacific region.

Halal cosmetics market picking up as production and consumption increases

13-Feb-2014 - The global Halal cosmetics market continues to grow thanks to the rising Muslim population in the Asia-Pacific region which has seen Halal production and consumption increase.

Indian beauty brand expands into lucrative South Asian markets

13-Feb-2014 - In an effort to strengthen its footprint in every category of the cosmetics sector, Indian beauty and wellness brand VLCC is set to invest Tk 140 crore in Bangladesh by 2016.

Amway unveils plans for further expansion into Asia Pacific

12-Feb-2014 - Having just announced strong financial results, direct sales cosmetics and nutritional products player Amway has revealed extensive investment plans that include significant expansion into the Asia Pacific region.

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.

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