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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 research on Malassezia opens the door to microbially-mediated skin disease treatments

19-Nov-2015 - P&G's work with an international team of scientists on a full genomic sequencing of all 14 species of the Malassezia genus has paved the way for new treatments for microbially-mediated...

E-commerce giants strive to get a piece of beauty sales in Indonesia

17-Nov-2015 - As more and more e-commerce platforms strive to get a piece of beauty sales, Indonesia's 'Sociolla' is the latest to secure funds to boost its tech infrastructure, introduce new features,...

Take a look around in-cosmetics Asia 2015...

10-Nov-2015 - The in-cosmetics Asia event was launched eight years ago, and here reviews the event at the BITEC in Bangkok in this gallery. Take a look...

Dispatches from Bangkok

Not at in-cosmetics Asia? Here's what you missed from our talk on 'SPF v UVA' for ethnic skin..

04-Nov-2015 - In a packed room of industry professionals on day one of in-cosmetics Asia , Cosmetics Design challenged the myth that SPF based products are the best protection for Asian skin. The talk...

It's here! in-cosmetics Asia rolls out the green carpet for cosmetics professionals

03-Nov-2015 - The 2015 edition of in-cosmetics Asia has opened its doors to global ingredients suppliers as they aim to do business with buyers, manufacturers, formulators, scientists and marketing professionals from across Asia. ...

New e-tailer on the block, Hermo promises to source 'hard to find' international brands

20-Oct-2015 - Malaysian cosmetics startup, Hermo has raised US$2 million in funding to back its ambitions to break into new markets with a service that promises to simplify sourcing international brands for online shoppers....

L'Oréal establishes India as a hub for Southeast Asia markets

15-Oct-2015 - Global cosmetics giant, L'Oréal is stepping up its research and innovation division in India to further cater to Southeast Asia's demand in the hair care and male grooming sectors....

Entrepreneur works with Filipino farmers to bring coconut oil to Japan's beauty aisles

15-Oct-2015 - To support the Philippines - the world’s largest coconut oil producing country, Cocowell Corp is putting its money where its mouth is by re-investing revenue made from exports to Japan, in...

Givaudan opens the doors of first perfumery school in Singapore

14-Oct-2015 - Givaudan has opened a perfumery school in Singapore, its first center outside of France and reportedly the largest global investment for the brand's fragrance division to date.

AEC formation to boost Thai cosmetics popularity in South East Asia

14-Oct-2015 - Thailand's cosmetics, reported to have already gained popularity in Vietnam due to their high quality at low prices, will see more opportunity to expand in Southeast Asia, thanks to the formation of the ASEAN...

Singapore consumers speak out against 'unsustainable production processes'

08-Oct-2015 - Numerous consumers in Singapore have pledged to boycott companies involved in unsustainable production processes, particularly those sourcing palm oil in the region.

Kantar report: Filipino shoppers are investing more in beauty

07-Oct-2015 - According to Kantar Worldpanel, Filipinos are prioritizing beauty products more as the personal care sector increased by 11 per cent in June 2015 from a year ago, outpacing growth in other...

Clariant seeks out new personal care talent pool in Singapore

01-Oct-2015 - Companies in Asia are already working with educational institutions to offer internships and attract fresh graduates to the cosmetics industry. Clariant is among those on the lookout for fresh talent.....

The cost of greater visibility in Asia? A stake in the business for some international players!

30-Sep-2015 - In an effort to gain real visibility in Singapore; French skin care brand, Crème Simon has signed a deal with MediaCorp, an expert in print, online and TV platforms in return for a...

AkzoNobel furthers South East Asia investment in Vietnam

29-Sep-2015 - AkzoNobel is investing in its performance coatings business in Vietnam, aiming to increase its workforce by 20 per cent to cater to customers in Southeast Asia, India, Australia and New Zealand....

Amway invests $25 million in second Vietnam facility

22-Sep-2015 - Amway has invested in $25 million in a Binh Duong based facility that will focus on beauty from within brand, Nutrilite as part of its 'long-term commitment to Vietnam.'

CTFAS workshop to share the 'realities and pitfalls' of natural & organic ingredients

16-Sep-2015 - The Cosmetics, Toiletries & Fragrance association of Singapore will host its annual workshop on the availability and approval of natural and organic ingredients in cosmetics on October 29th.

Unilever opts for 'mobile marketing platform' to reach south-east Asia

15-Sep-2015 - As Unilever strives to become more engaged with beauty customers in Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines, Irish mobile marketer 'Brandtone' has been entrusted with making that happen - via mobile data...

Two new species of Thai snails are tipped for cosmetics developments

15-Sep-2015 - Thai scientists have discovered two new species of psychedelic-yellow tree snails whose free radical antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties will inspire many new skin care developments to come.

Major beauty players scramble to partner with 'at home' beauty app services

03-Sep-2015 - Being 'tech-savvy' is top priority right now for international beauty brands, which has seen many of them partner up with app specialists to offer consumers 'extra added value'.

E-tailer Alibaba continues Southeast Asia push with Singapore center

27-Aug-2015 - China’s e-commerce site, Alibaba is on track to open its Singapore center in September which will act as the 'headquarters of international business' and cater to two-thirds of its outbound investment...

Thailand urged to up the ante on cosmetics research

26-Aug-2015 - Thailand's government has been called on to facilitate more biotechnology research, particularly in the areas of medicine and cosmetics.

'Mini' in-cosmetics event to focus on Indonesia

25-Aug-2015 - With Euromonitor forecasting Indonesia as one of the top 10 global skin care markets by 2019, personal care ingredient suppliers are stepping up their efforts to penetrate and consolidate their presence.

EcoWaste Coalition calls for crackdown on fake cosmetics in the Philippines

19-Aug-2015 - The EcoWaste Coalition Project has called for the Philippines government to crack down on counterfeit whitening creams being sold in Guadalupe.

Lubrizol invests in coating technology at Singapore innovation center

18-Aug-2015 - Lubrizol has upgraded its Singapore based lab to extend its performance coatings expertise in Asia.

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