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ASEAN market for organic cosmetics set to boom

26-Feb-2015 - Demand for organic cosmetics in the ASEAN countries is set to explode over the next few years as consumers continue to upgrade to products they deem to be healthier.

Shiseido collaborates with IBM on app to empower beauty consultants

26-Feb-2015 - Shiseido has teamed up with IBM to enhance its customer experience by providing nearly 10,000 beauty consultants in Japan with mobile apps designed to aid new customer services, customer-centric product...

Japan's biggest beauty website launches Chinese-language service to conquer market

26-Feb-2015 - Japan's largest beauty community website, @cosme has invested in a Chinese-language service on e-commerce platform Tmall, as it tries to conquer the Chinese market.

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...

in-cosmetics Korea ‘almost sold out’, say organisers

25-Feb-2015 - The in-cosmetics event has been very well received in South Korea. So well, that organiser Reed Exhibitions claims the event is almost sold out, with four months to go until...

Skin Cancer Awareness

Sun damage works long after exposure, finds new research

25-Feb-2015 - A new market could open up for ‘evening-after’ sunscreen to further protect the skin from damaging ultraviolet rays after a team of Yale-led researchers discovered that much of the damage...

Gold dust masks - are they a patch on Asia's sophisticated face sheets?

25-Feb-2015 - There's always a new craze in skin care. Right now, 24 carat gold dust face treatments are all the rage in the West, but will this catch on in Asia -...

Glossybox finally reports profit after ‘over-expansion' problems in Asia

25-Feb-2015 - According to beauty sampling brand Glossybox, after an expansion in Asia that nearly took the business under, the company has finally started to see a profit.

Rising cosmetics demand drives fatty acid esters market

25-Feb-2015 - The global fatty acid esters market is set to continue its growth over the next five years thanks to demand from the cosmetics and personal care industry, with significant demand...

Skin Cancer Awareness

Ever wondered what sun damage looks like on your skin? New Nivea video shows you

24-Feb-2015 - Nivea is launching an international campaign to increase awareness about the risks of UV radiation with a video showing the effect that UV light has on the skin.

Clarins also sees benefit of WeChat in conquering China

24-Feb-2015 - Unlike the West, consumers in Asia have jumped directly into mobile platforms (WeChat, Line, Kakao Talk) that international players like Clarins are using to access and analyse customers behaviour and needs....

A look at LVMH and luxury buying in China

24-Feb-2015 - Sales this Chinese New Year aren't looking too lucrative for the world's largest prestige group, LVMH, which has been working harder then ever to attract Chinese tourists as luxury spending...

PCHi will give a window in on tomorrow’s cosmetic technologies

24-Feb-2015 - Innovation will be playing a vital part of this year’s PCHi event, which will be held in Guangzhou Poly World Trade Centre, 12 – 14 March 2015.

Women now being advised to shave their faces for 'anti-ageing benefits'

24-Feb-2015 - Women with dark facial hair have always sought out ways to remove it by way of laser, threading or waxing. Now, they are being advised to shave their faces as...

From the candy shop to your sunscreen: Licorice extract provides UV protection

20-Feb-2015 - We are used to seeing licorice in a sweet shop or as a flavour in food and beverages, but what if Nivea skin care maker Beiersdorf told you that topically...

Sony further invests in beauty with 'Skin View Camera’

19-Feb-2015 - Sony's ‘Beauty Explorer’ is its’ first digital camera in image sensoring that measures the texture, blotches, pores and colour of the skin. 

Kanebo breaks into men’s prestige skin care category

19-Feb-2015 - Kanebo, a brand known in Asia more for its mass market lines, has launched a men’s skin care range that targets the growing market for prestige products in Japan.

Datamonitor Comment

Male tanning tipped as China's next booming market

19-Feb-2015 - Globally speaking, the male market merely follows what’s popular in the female one. However, in China, analysts say skin whitening, which has undoubtedly been the prevailing trend for women, has...

AmorePacific’s Cushion compact sees global popularity take off

19-Feb-2015 - The influence of Korean beauty has seen a trend for AmorePacific’s Cushion compact take off, attracting worldwide attention and revolutionizing the make-up routine for women.

L’Oréal invests €50 million in Egypt facility to meet rising demand

18-Feb-2015 - Beauty behemoth L’Oréal invested €50 million in its first factory at the heart of the Arab World, located near Cairo in the Pyramids Industrial Park of 10th of Ramadan, as...

Thailand tipped to be 'huge' in organic cosmetics

18-Feb-2015 - Thailand has been flagged as having huge potential in ASEAN's organic cosmetic market, which is expected to contribute to the overall cosmetic market with a growth of nearly 9.5% by 2020.

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.

Scientists develop liquid-infused polymer for bacteria free cosmetics

18-Feb-2015 - Harvard researchers have developed a technology that creates a polymer infused with silicone oil that can be used in a variety of applications including cosmetics to keep bacteria away.

Pressure mounts on New Zealand to end cosmetics animal testing

18-Feb-2015 - Animal rights groups are turning on the pressure in an effort to persuade authorities in New Zealand that the practice of cosmetics animal testing should be banned.

Beiersdorf ‘cautiously optimistic’ for 2015 as Heidenreich sticks with Blue Agenda

17-Feb-2015 - Beiersdorf says it expects to see strong sales growth this year despite tough economic conditions, with company CEO Stefan Heidenreich stating that he is ‘cautiously optimistic’ for 2015.

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