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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.

Singapore Advertising Authority - 'number of complaints on beauty ads rising'

19-May-2015 - According to the Advertising Standards Authority of Singapore (ASAS), cosmetic advertising has been receiving a high number of complaints and feedback of late.

Korea signs free-trade deal with Vietnam to cut tariffs on cosmetics

14-May-2015 - Korea has agreed to a free-trade deal with Vietnam that minstry officials say will gradually cut tariffs on cosmetics exports in Southeast Asia.

A look at Fujifilm's astaxanthin 'breakthrough' in skin care...

06-May-2015 - By transferring its' expertise with antioxidant astaxanthin to cosmetics, Fujifilm has been making serious headway in Asia with the Astalift skin-care range.

Innovation in Indonesia

L'Oréal 'Brandstorm' national award goes to Indonesia's 'Absolute Jetset' concept

05-May-2015 - L'Oréal has named 'Bisnis.com', a team from the University of Indonesia as the national winner of its' Brandstorm competition for their 'Absolute Jetset' concept for the Lancôme brand....

Exclusive interview

Bulldog boss reveals why 'Made in UK' resonates with Korean men

30-Apr-2015 - Following the roll out of natural male skin care range, Bulldog in Korea in 2013, Cosmetics Design caught up with founder Simon Duffy to discuss the challenge of the expansion and how...

in-cosmetics coverage

Indonesia's beauty market among 'new growth hot spots'

21-Apr-2015 - With emerging markets slowing down, attention has turned to core businesses and untapped markets such as Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey. Cosmetics Design caught up with Euromonitor to discuss new growth hot...

Indonesia invests in women: ANGIN fund helps start-ups

31-Mar-2015 - The Angel Investment Network Indonesia is investing in the early stages of women-led start-ups, backing entrepreneurs across various industries including cosmetics.

L'Oréal reveals plans to look beyond ASEAN markets

24-Mar-2015 - Cosmetics maker L'Oréal has announced it will be exploring markets outside of ASEAN with the ranges it produces in Indonesia.

L’Oréal still investing in women: first Vietnamese scientist awarded fellowship

12-Mar-2015 - Dr. Tran Ha Lien Phuong is the first Vietnamese scientist to be acknowledged by L'Oréal, as part of a programme that supports young female researchers around the globe.

Online cosmetics purchases accounts for 60% of Vietnam's $3bn revenue

03-Mar-2015 - In 2014, each consumer spent $145 on average, shopping online in Vietnam, with fashion and cosmetics accounting for 60 per cent of the country's $3b revenue.

Southeast Asia pushes for Union to encourage regional ties and investment

26-Feb-2015 - As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations moves towards a unified 10-member state, measures are being put in place to reduce trade barriers, ease investment, and ensure the free flow...

Taiwan to revise cosmetics statute following major inspection

18-Feb-2015 - Following 'relatively high rates of reports of violation' with consumer products, Taiwan's FDA has carried out a major inspection of the labeling and content quality of some widely-used cosmetics.

Indonesia’s palm oil exports expect limited growth

03-Feb-2015 - While there may be slight growth in palm oil exports in Indonesia it is not expected to be significant as markets are weak and prices could remain low, according to...

Award-winning oils and fats innovation makes skin care ‘more effective’

22-Jan-2015 - University lecturer Dr Mahiran Basri has been recognised for her work in successfully diversifying the use of oils and fats which resulted in an innovation formulated through nanotechnology that is...

Vietnam steps up its' game to attract Thai business

20-Jan-2015 - Thai cosmetic businesses have begun to see the value of investing in Vietnam, thanks to skilful workers and an average GDP growth rate of 5-6% annually.

Thailand viewed as the gateway to ASEAN's markets

20-Jan-2015 - Japan’s small and medium-sized enterprises see Thailand as the hub of ASEAN’s markets and are currently investing in partnerships as a result.

Thai cosmetics exports look set for strong growth in 2015

13-Jan-2015 - The Thai Commerce Ministry is looking forward to a significant rise in exports during the course of 2015, and lists the cosmetics industry as one of the sectors most likely...

DSM Personal Care signs distribution agreement with Mascot in South Asia

07-Jan-2015 - DSM Personal Care is upping its presence in South Asia having announced that Mascot Universal Pvt. Ltd will be its sole distributor in in the region.

Vietnamese cosmetics expansion still limited in Asia

10-Dec-2014 - Local Vietnamese cosmetics brands are having difficulty broadening their presence in Asia due to fierce competition and a lack of resources to fund campaigns.

Nanotech tracker to change how the industry tackles counterfeit goods

04-Dec-2014 - Sydney-based YPB Group has bought tracer patents developed by China's Dalian Maritime University to pair with its own scanners to determine counterfeit goods.

Clarins targets the younger Thai consumer

03-Dec-2014 - As sales in Thailand ranked second in ASEAN behind Singapore for Clarins, the brand is now concentrating its efforts on attracting younger consumers.

Launch exclusive

Bulldog ‘collaborates to success’ with Boots in exclusive Thailand launch

20-Nov-2014 - Men’s skin care brand Bulldog will ‘collaborate to success’ in Thailand with Health and Beauty retailer Boots launching its range of products in Thailand later this month, extending its partnership....

Skin whitening products have global potential IF marketed correctly

13-Nov-2014 - Skin whitening products have long been seen as popular in Asia but have struggled in the West, though this shouldn’t be the case if they are marketed correctly, says Datamonitor’s...

New luxury skin care company Bellatorra goes international, starting with Singapore

11-Nov-2014 - The California-based company, which officially launched November 5th, has already announced plans to take its skin care products global, with designs on the European, Asian and Australian markets.

Nu Skin revenues tumble, highlighted by a 50% decline in China

05-Nov-2014 - Nu Skin’s third quarter revenues show a big fall as the company continues to suffer from a crackdown on its practices in China earlier this year, and problems in other...