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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.

Cosmetic imports to Vietnam exceed €1 billion

19-Apr-2017 - Trade Map of the International Trade Center (ITC) and the World Bank (WB) reveals that the value of imported cosmetics entering the Vietnam market has more than doubled from below...

Frutarom acquires Vietnam’s Western Flavors

18-Apr-2017 - Natural speciality fine ingredients business, Frutarom, has agreed to acquire Vietnamese Western Flavors and plans to build a new flavours plant in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to help expand...

Innovation in Thailand: Mintel highlights recent on-trend releases

17-Apr-2017 - Over the past year, the Southeast Asian nation has emerged as a leading producer of skin care items that revolve around pollutant-protection properties and natural ingredients that aid wellness.

Johnson & Johnson launches Singapore QuickFire Challenge

28-Mar-2017 - The personal care market in APAC is at the centre of an innovation drive by Johnson & Johnson Innovation as it teams up with ETPL and SMART to launch Singapore...

Oud Essentials introduces new skin care brand in Kuala Lumpur

27-Mar-2017 - Organic skincare label, Oud Essentials, presents its product range in Kuala Lumpur, ahead of its release in Asia.

Top Southeast Asian trends influencing Western facial skin care

27-Mar-2017 - We take a look at Mintel’s report into how multiple ingredients and key consumer demands born from Southeast Asia are generating a wave of interest from US millennials.

Azelis hires two new managing directors in APAC

22-Mar-2017 - Global speciality chemicals distributor, Azelis, has made two new senior appointments to help make inroads with its expansion plans in the APAC region.

Thai-based Shouvy launches skin whitening range

14-Mar-2017 - Hailed as Thailand’s latest brand to “whiten, lighten, and brighten the skin”, Shouvy leverages the popularity of APAC’s skin whitening trend with Thailand’s prosperous cosmetics market.

Vietnam: Free trade agreements boost cosmetics sector

01-Mar-2017 - Through free trade agreements, import tariffs on cosmetics will be reduced to 0-5%, paving the way for the Vietnam’s domestic market to develop its presence in APAC.

Aloe vera cosmetics company launches in the Philippines

27-Feb-2017 - Grace Cosmetics, an Australian cosmetics brand brings its aloe vera products to the Philippines.  

Cosmax increases sales by 42% through strategic approach

20-Feb-2017 - Through its global expansion, focus on home shopping convenience and collaborations with pharmaceutical and fashion brands, the South Korean cosmetics ODM increased sales by 42% to 757 bn won (€621.58 mn) in 2016.

Tech beauty brand Skin Inc welcomes new board member to pursue mobile strategy

15-Feb-2017 - Francois Arpels has joined Skin Inc as a board advisor for brand and strategy, as the company strives towards utilising innovative technologies to propel it further in the Singaporean, Asian...

AmorePacific: Do business results indicate move away from Korea?

15-Feb-2017 - As AmorePacific displays a positive picture of its 2016 business results, we consider whether the conglomerate’s efforts to up its presence in APAC counterparts Thailand and Singapore is an attempt...

L’Oreal Thailand opens green distribution centre

07-Feb-2017 - As L’Oreal Thailand opens its green distribution centre at TPARK Bangna, the sustainability-driven facility is Asia’s first LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) silver level green distribution centre, reported...

Reckitt Benckiser Malaysia account awarded to Optimedia

01-Feb-2017 - FMCG leader, Reckitt Benckiser Malaysia, has selected Malaysian advertising and marketing company, Optimedia, to become its media agency partner, according to a report published by Asia’s news outlet, Marketing.

AmorePacific advances research and innovation efforts in Singapore

24-Jan-2017 - The South Korean cosmetics conglomerate announces the opening of a new research and innovation laboratory in Singapore to further expand its leading position in Southeast Asia.

Luxasia teams up with Puig to grow presence in Asia

23-Jan-2017 - Dominant prestige Asian beauty retailer, Luxasia, enters a joint venture deal with Spanish fragrance company, Puig, to expand its name throughout Asia.

Eurofragance opens Singapore fragrance facility

21-Dec-2016 - Spanish fragrance designer and manufacturer, Eurofragance, inaugurates its Singapore plant as part of its corporate strategy to access growth opportunities in APAC.

The evolution of the Halal trend part III: Mintel presents hijab hair care opportunities

14-Dec-2016 - As the halal market in APAC moves beyond its niche market appeal, we take a look at the growing potential of the halal and hijab hair care sector.

Three-quarters of Singaporean consumers seek personalised rewards, study finds

14-Dec-2016 - A recent study conducted by ICLP, a marketing company specialising in building consumer loyalty, reveals that 75% of Singaporean consumers demand personalised rewards from retailers in exchange for brand loyalty.

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The evolution of the halal trend part II: Indonesia leads innovation

13-Dec-2016 - In the second part of our article with Sharon Kwek, Senior Beauty and Personal Care Innovation and Insight Analyst at Mintel, we spoke about the growing popularity of halal products and...

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The evolution of the halal trend part I: Creating new target markets

12-Dec-2016 - As the number of facial skin care products with Halal claims in APAC continues to rise steadily, we asked Sharon Kwek, Senior Beauty and Personal Care Innovation and Insight Analyst...

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Social media - digital marketing channel of choice part I: Growth opportunities for all

12-Dec-2016 - As both startups and established conglomerates have the opportunity to utilise social media to generate healthy brand loyalty and returns on investment (ROI), we spoke to Belinda Carli, Director of...

The Beauty Industry Awards are now open for submissions

07-Dec-2016 - The most comprehensive and far-reaching awards for the global beauty industry are now open for submissions that will recognize the most outstanding achievements.

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Gastronomia part 2: What’s next for natural ingredients?

07-Dec-2016 - With companies taking inspiration from the food and drinks industry, we asked Sharon Kwek, Senior Beauty and Personal Care Innovation and Insight Analyst at Mintel how the sector is impacting ingredient...

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