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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.

Thailand to focus on increasing cosmetic growth by up to 10%

28-Sep-2016 - The Thai Industry Ministry hopes to increase cosmetics industry growth in both Thailand and the wider AEC through innovation and R&D.

FESPA launches first FESPA Asia event in Bangkok

27-Sep-2016 - FESPA Asia will welcome the print industry in February 2017, which has a fundamental influence on the development of cosmetics and skin care packaging.

K-Beauty Bangkok Expo to showcase Korea’s cosmetics market

21-Sep-2016 - K-Beauty Bangkok Expo, a new collaboration with Kintex (Korea International Exhibition Centre), will feature at this year’s Beyond Beauty ASEAN-Bangkok (BBAB) annual cosmetics trade show and conference between 22-24 September...

AmorePacific to start manufacturing in Malaysia

13-Sep-2016 - The continued international expansion of AmorePacific Group will see the Korean cosmetics company establishing a manufacturing base in Malaysia.

Beyond Beauty ASEAN-Bangkok to showcase leading brands and trends in APAC

08-Sep-2016 - Over 1,500 brands are expected to exhibit at this year’s Beyond Beauty ASEAN-Bangkok, generating $50mn worth of trade and contributing towards the significant growth within the APAC region.

H&M launches beauty range in Singapore

07-Sep-2016 - September marks the launch of H&M’s beauty range in Singapore, signifying the company’s first expansion of its beauty and cosmetics concept into the Asian market.

Special Focus: Brand Innovation

Getting beauty brand innovation just right

01-Sep-2016 - We look at the biggest factors impacting new product development by considering the latest demographic trends, spotlighting what consumers really want and tapping into digital technology.

Special Focus: Palm Oil

The guide on how to get palm oil right

25-Aug-2016 - Palm oil is an essential ingredient for cosmetics and personal care players, and if it’s sourced sustainably, it’s hard to beat both in terms of carbon footprint and efficacy....

Henkel and BASF collaborate to make Indonesia palm production more viable

23-Aug-2016 - Targeting the fact that 40% of the world's palm oil is produced by small- to medium sized farmers, BASF and Henkel have collaborated with development organisation Solidaridad to help make...

Why is the Vietnamese cosmetic market dominated by multinationals?

23-Aug-2016 - Multinational and foreign cosmetic and personal care companies are fast taking control of the growing number of opportunities in the country’s expanding industry.

Country Focus: Indonesia

Opportunity in Indonesia sparks race for market entry and expansion

19-Aug-2016 - Indonesia is powering ahead in terms of economic development, driven by rapid growth in the population and the economy. And this is translating into a surge in beauty product spend...

Dow launches a studio for packaging in Singapore

16-Aug-2016 - The Dow Chemicals Company has launched its Pack Studios Singapore concept, a platform that aim to provide technical and market support for packaging solutions in the Southeast Asia region.

Special Focus: Skin Whitening

Why the dynamics are changing for skin whitening in Asia

11-Aug-2016 - Skin whitening has been a mega trend in Asia for a number of years now, but with questions over the safety of some ingredients and several skin whitening campaigns causing...

Myanmar Cosmetics Association expresses doubts over industry future

09-Aug-2016 - Although the Myanmar government has made steps towards growing domestic beauty businesses, the country’s cosmetics body says measures need to be stepped up to protect domestic players.

Boom in indie cosmetic players feeds growth in Indonesia

03-Aug-2016 - A steep rise in the number of indie cosmetic companies coming on to the market is helping to fuel one of the fastest industry growth rates in the world right...

Vietnamese authorities crack down on substandard cosmetics

03-Aug-2016 - The Drug Administration of Vietnam has carried out an investigation throughout the country that has led to the withdrawal of a number of cosmetics brands deemed to be of low...

How Korea could corner the halal market

26-Jul-2016 - A collaboration between Korea and Malaysia could see Korea leap to the forefront of halal beauty innovation and manufacture, an industry expert has suggested.

Indonesia's raw herbal ingredients a big opportunity for beauty, says minister

06-Jul-2016 - Indonesia is a market gathering considerable speed, thanks to the blossoming growth of its domestic beauty industry.

BASF unveils new aroma technologies at World Perfumery Congress

29-Jun-2016 - BASF took the opportunity to showcase its latest aroma launches at the recent World Perfumery Congress, which was held in Miami, Florida.

Eurofragrance's Singapore creative centre open for business

23-Jun-2016 - Eurofragrance, a global fragrance producer, has officially opened its latest creative centre in Singapore.

Leading Southeast Asia e-commerce site closes suddenly

23-Jun-2016 - Ensogo, one of the leaders in the Southeast Asia e-commerce landscape, has announced that it has stopped operations across the region.

Cosmetics "play a strategic role" in Indonesia

16-Jun-2016 - Indonesia’s Minister of Industry, Saleh Husin, has spoken of the key strategic role played by the beauty industry in the market's future.

Philippines FDA warns against cross-border cosmetics e-commerce

08-Jun-2016 - The Department of Health: Food and Drugs Administration in the Philippines has issued a warning to consumers about the online purchasing of beauty products from overseas vendors.

Korean beauty startup raises $3.5 million to expand in Southeast Asia

01-Jun-2016 - Althea, a Korean company which launched last year, has been making waves in Southeast Asia beauty, and has just secured a reported USD 3.5 million in funding to further its expansion.

Kanebo to launch first new brand in 10 years

24-May-2016 - Japanese beauty player Kanebo has announced it will launch a new high-end brand across the Asia region in the coming months, to go global by 2017.

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