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

Southeast Asia markets set to record industry-leading growth

04-Feb-2016 - Despite the slowdown currently being witnessed in many developing markets worldwide, countries in Southeast Asia are positioned to see industry-leading growth in the coming years.

Malaysia stepping up regulatory enforcement for cosmetics

04-Feb-2016 - In a move which taps into a rising focus within beauty on regulatory alignment, Malaysia has stated it intends to get tougher with its domestic cosmetics regulation.

Seoul Secret Thailand offers public apology for ‘racist ad’

26-Jan-2016 - Seoul Secret, a Thai beauty brand whose recent 'White makes you win' advert caused worldwide controversy, has now offered a public apology.

FDA Philippines warns about cosmetics on the market without 'authorization'

17-Dec-2015 - The Philippines FDA has warned consumers to be wary of some imported cosmetics which have not been through its quality or safety tests.

P&G to better cater to South Asia with Telangana hub

16-Dec-2015 - Proctor & Gamble India is the latest cosmetics giant scrambling to better cater to South East Asia, with a center in Telangana that will focus on the home, beauty, baby and...

Croda invests in Alkoxylation plant in Singapore

15-Dec-2015 - Speciality chemical ingredients manufacturer, Croda has expanded its alkoxylation facilities on Jurong Island as it strives to "provide innovative solutions closer to customers in the fast growing markets of Asia Pacific"....

Lab 'NERD' receives $1M funding from Taiwan ministry for microbiome research

10-Dec-2015 - The self-confessed team of geeks at 'NERD skin care' have received $1M in funding from Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology to further research microbes in the quest to create "21st-Century beauty products". ...

DSM's 'reinforced' partnership with Euro Chemicals to focus on the Filipino market

03-Dec-2015 - Ingredients supplier, DSM has partnered with Euro Chemicals to cement its aspiration to provide targeted personal care solutions in the Filipino market.

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.

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