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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.

Colgate-Palmolive commended for sustainable palm oil sourcing plan

27-Mar-2014 - Colgate-Palmolive has become the latest company to join the movement towards deforestation-free palm oil, which many believe adds weight to the movement towards a more sustainable industry.

Cosmetics e-commerce company Luxola secures further investment

13-Mar-2014 - Cosmetics e-commerce provider Luxola is set to expand deeper into new ASEAN markets after securing a new capital and business alliance with Japan-based investment company transcomos.

Showa Denko targets growth in Asia Pacific ingredients market

26-Feb-2014 - Japanese conglomerate Showa Denko is targeting growth in its personal care division through further expansion into the China market and other countries in the Asia Pacific region.

P&G focus on Southeast Asia in hopes to boost performance

26-Feb-2014 - Consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble has been targeting the Southeast Asia market in a bid to profit from the region’s growth, and balance stagnant sales in the West.

Solvay opens new innovation centre in Singapore

13-Feb-2014 - Specialty chemical player Solvay Novecare has opened a new innovation centre in Singapore, which will serve its customers in the Asia Pacific region.

Halal cosmetics market picking up as production and consumption increases

13-Feb-2014 - The global Halal cosmetics market continues to grow thanks to the rising Muslim population in the Asia-Pacific region which has seen Halal production and consumption increase.

Indian beauty brand expands into lucrative South Asian markets

13-Feb-2014 - In an effort to strengthen its footprint in every category of the cosmetics sector, Indian beauty and wellness brand VLCC is set to invest Tk 140 crore in Bangladesh by 2016.

Amway unveils plans for further expansion into Asia Pacific

12-Feb-2014 - Having just announced strong financial results, direct sales cosmetics and nutritional products player Amway has revealed extensive investment plans that include significant expansion into the Asia Pacific region.

Mintel identifies 2014’s trends for the Asia Pacific consumer

05-Feb-2014 - An increase in technology, safety concerns and value are top of the trend list when it comes to consumers in Asia Pacific according to new research from Mintel.

Sinar Mas set to expand footprint in palm oil for cosmetics

29-Jan-2014 - Indonesian conglomorate Sinar Mas has laid out plans to expand its presence in the market for palm oil derivatives used in cosmetics by announcing a $400m investment in production facilities.

Thai men’s skin care market holds vast opportunity, says Euromonitor

23-Jan-2014 - There is a great opportunity for both international and local manufacturers to target men’s skin care in Thailand as it seeks to follow in the footsteps of South Korea, says...

Wacker to strengthen presence in India with center expansion

22-Jan-2014 - Chemicals company Wacker is strengthening its presence in India by opening its expanded technical center for silicone products in Amtala near Kolkata. 

Taiwan’s FDA rubbishes caution report on mercury in cosmetics

15-Jan-2014 - The FDA has reiterated that the mercury concentration in cosmetics is strictly regulated in Taiwan despite a recent report cautioning consumers about unsafe products.

A smoothie way to improve skin appearance

07-Jan-2014 - A group of university students have taken to a specially designed smoothie diet in an attempt to see if it will help improve skin appearance.

Asia in Focus

Expert reveals emerging segment in re-structuring Asian skin

11-Dec-2013 - Whilst consumers in each market prioritise different beauty regimes, our expert reveals a new segment emerging that caters to all skin reconstruction efforts.

Palm oil manufacturer admits ‘regulatory gaps’ in forest clearing

27-Nov-2013 - Indonesian palm oil manufacturer Bumitama has denied accusations by a lobby group that they have cleared areas of rainforest without a permit and caused damage to endangered species, but admitted...

Demand for hair colourants in India set to boost global market

06-Nov-2013 - Over the next five years India is expected to be the star performer in the colourants sector which in turn is going to boost the global hair care market posting...

Lucas Meyer scoops top ingredient award at in-cosmetics Asia

04-Nov-2013 - One of the highlights of last week’s in-cosmetics Asia event was the Best Ingredient Awards, with the top prize going to Canada-based Lucas Meyer for an ingredient targeting photo ageing...

Asia is the land of opportunity for Naturex

31-Oct-2013 - Ingredients supplier Naturex is looking to target the Asian region due to the growing trend for natural and exotic ingredients, building on its successes in other markets.

Age is just a number? In cosmetics, it’s an opportunity…

31-Oct-2013 - Cosmetics consumers, young and old, offer cosmetics companies great potential if targeted correctly, says Vivienne Rudd, with regards to how differentiation is key for different generations.

in-cosmetics Asia 2013, in photos

30-Oct-2013 - This year's in-cosmetics Asia event opened its doors at the BITEC in Bangkok, Thailand, yesterday. The show boasts more exhibitors, a bigger than ever conference programme, the annual Best Ingredient...

in-cosmetics Asia opens its doors to the latest ingredients innovation, today

29-Oct-2013 - The leading cosmetics ingredients show in the Asia Pacific region is ready for business today, with the Best Ingredient Awards set to highlight some of the most innovative new technologies.

Unilever brand apologises for skin whitening campaign in Thailand

29-Oct-2013 - A Thai subsidiary of cosmetics brand Citra, owned by Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever, has apologised for a controversial competition asking students to promote its skin whitening product.

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Synthetic tea tree oil puts both cosmetics consumers and genuine suppliers at risk, producer claims

22-Oct-2013 - Synthetic and uncertified tea tree oil has been flooding the market for years now, and is cropping up in cosmetic products worldwide causing big problems for both consumers and manufacturers,...

Clariant to unleash ingredients innovations at in-cosmetics Asia

17-Oct-2013 - This year’s in-cosmetics Asia event is shaping up to be a real launching pad for ingredients, as Clariant joins a growing band of companies launching new ingredients at the show....

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