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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.

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Targeted delivery systems improve active ingredient applications part I

25-Oct-2016 - The efficient and specific delivery of an ingredient is a critical challenge in any cosmetic treatment.

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Innovative plant-based face mask enters naturals market

25-Oct-2016 - As face masks continue to grow in popularity, merging this dominant trend with the naturals market leverages its appeal to skin care-conscious consumers.

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How Pollution Protection is transforming APAC cosmetics Part II

20-Oct-2016 - Anti-pollution products are one of the most sought after trends within the APAC region and with innovative developments, consumer attitudes and events all focusing on pollution protective cosmetics products, it...

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How Pollution Protection is transforming APAC cosmetics Part I

19-Oct-2016 - As consumers are increasingly searching for ways to protect their skin from pollution, we spoke to Christina Ho, Regional Skin Care Marketing Manager for Asia Pacific at cosmetics manufacturer Croda...

Aviation and Luxury: The New Cosmetics Collaboration?

19-Oct-2016 - As Etihad Airways announces its collaboration with leading fashion and beauty brands, we spoke to Vivienne Rudd, ‎Director of Global Insight and Innovation, Beauty & Personal Care at Mintel on...

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Industry insight into formulation challenges

13-Oct-2016 - With innovation and product development needed to access new markets and regions, stable formulations that offer long-term benefits and production efficiency are high on the agenda.

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AmorePacific prioritises product sustainability

12-Oct-2016 - As sustainability continues to grow in the natural and organic sector, we spoke to Jun-Seong Park, Heritage Material Research Team Leader/Manager, R&D Unit at AmorePacific, who emphasises that “product sustainability...

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Does K-beauty impact remain within Korea?

11-Oct-2016 - As consumer research shows K-beauty’s popularity is not reflected in Thailand, we round up our analysis of the influential Korean trend by looking at how it has reached its current...

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.

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