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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.

Shiseido tests humanoid robots for cosmetics production

27-Mar-2017 - In a revolutionary move and a cosmetics industry first, the leading Japanese heavyweight puts humanoid robots front and centre of its assembly lines.

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.

Shiseido wins award for Mazda-designed perfume

22-Mar-2017 - Multinational cosmetics leader, Shiseido, takes home the gold in the coveted international iF Design Awards for its Kodo Soul of Motion concept.

Halal producers target non-Muslim and ethical lifestyle consumers

22-Mar-2017 - Market research company, Mintel, finds that while the Muslim population continues to grow in APAC, halal cosmetics players are seeking certification to enter the non-Muslim cosmetics sector.

Truth or dare? Natural color cosmetics that work

22-Mar-2017 - Whether from natural-first indie brands like Evelyn Iona or top beauty industry companies like L’Oréal, color cosmetics formulated partially or entirely with natural ingredients are gaining popularity. And effective all-natural...

Pop-up potential: Power of experimentation

21-Mar-2017 - Cosmetics retailers are hoping to catch consumers’ attention with the new and dynamic pop-up trend.

ArtDeco targets Indian market with BeYu range

21-Mar-2017 - German cosmetics company, ArtDeco Group, eyes up India for a second time as its prepares to relaunch its BeYu range in the marketplace amid strong projected growth.

Guest article

Online customisation meets DIY – an opportunity or limitation?

21-Mar-2017 - Belinda Carli, Director of the Institute of Personal Care Science provides an in-depth look at how consumers are influencing the customisation trend, both on and offline, and what this means...

US colour cosmetics paves the way for global trends

21-Mar-2017 - The colour cosmetics market is probably the fastest moving beauty category thanks to new looks with each fashion season. But in recent years it has been the US market that...

Nikkol and Amyris complete joint venture Aprinnova

20-Mar-2017 - Japanese cosmetics speciality chemical provider, Nikkol, finalises the formation of its joint venture with industrial US bioscience providers, Amyris, commercially labelled as Aprinnova.

Skin care brand Mamonde opens Lazada online store

20-Mar-2017 - AmorePacfiic-owned skin care and cosmetics name, Mamonde, launches its beauty range on Lazada's shopping platform.

China celebrates first PCHi Fountain Awards

20-Mar-2017 - The 10th edition of the Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) trade show held its inaugural Fountain Awards and revealed 30 award recipients.

Selfie style: how the consumer hunger to be picture-perfect is impacting cosmetics

17-Mar-2017 - In this trend special, we take a look at why and how ‘selfie culture’ is impacting on colour cosmetics.

Latest e-commerce trends influencing China

15-Mar-2017 - At eTail Asia 2017, Ann Wang, General Manager of Performance Advertising Solution, Online Media Group, Tencent, revealed how Chinese brands can succeed amid the country’s online market environment and evolving...

Shiseido celebrates 60 years in Taiwan

15-Mar-2017 - As 2017 marks 60 years in Taiwan for leading Japanese multinational personal care company Shiseido, we look at how it’s developed its presence and how the Taiwanese market is transforming.

Exclusive interview

Colour cosmetics part 2: Understanding local preferences in Korea

15-Mar-2017 - With celebrity endorsements and cross-industry partnerships gaining traction in Korea, Jane Jang, Senior Beauty Analyst at Mintel emphasises that brands need to appreciate local trends and consumer needs to create...

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.

Exclusive interview

Colour cosmetics part 1: Is the Korean tide changing?

14-Mar-2017 - Korean beauty trends have led to a new wave of trend adoptees and so we caught up with Jane Jang, Senior Beauty Analyst at Mintel to understand more about how...

Exclusive interview

Anti-fatigue part 2: Energy boosting Indian beauty

14-Mar-2017 - We continue our conversation with Sharon Kwek, Senior Innovation and Insights Analyst, Beauty and Personal Care at Mintel on this growing niche segment and what we can expect from it in...

Lisse uses hydrogen to create face mask first

13-Mar-2017 - Korean premium beauty care producer, Lisse, has released the country’s first hydrogen-filled rejuvenation mask.

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Anti-fatigue part 1: India’s evolving society prompts niche segment

13-Mar-2017 - UK-based market research company, Mintel, identifies the anti-fatigue area as an up and coming niche segment as consumers battle against burgeoning careers and lack of sleep.

Exclusive interview

How China plans to remain the lip care hub part 2

13-Mar-2017 - Due to the popularity of the lip cosmetics in China, we asked Laurie Du, Senior Beauty Analyst, Asia Pacific at Mintel, how the industry intends to retain its position at...

Beauty Industry Award Regional Winners

And the winners of the Regional Beauty Industry Awards are…

09-Mar-2017 - The Cosmetics Design team has been left stunned by response to our inaugural Beauty Industry Awards, and the results of the regional competitions are now in.

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