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Omnichannel beauty and wearable tech: how digital transformed the industry in 2016

23-Dec-2016 - Some of the most impressive advances seen in the industry this year have come from the impact of digital, both in the retail space and in the arena of product...

How the big cosmetics players targeted India in 2016

21-Dec-2016 - India has been flagged up as one of the fastest-growing markets for beauty in the world, so it’s little wonder that some of the biggest players have been making moves...

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24 hour beauty part II: Trends leading the beauty regime revolution

21-Dec-2016 - In the second part of our interview with Sharon Kwek, Senior Beauty and Personal Care Innovation and Insight Analyst at Mintel, we asked her about emerging trends that are set to...

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.

Top beauty mergers and acquisitions of 2016

21-Dec-2016 - It has been a busy year for M&A activity for both cosmetics brands and manufacturers, with big deals being brokered that increase the global footprint of some of the biggest...

Don't forget to make your submission to the Beauty Industry Awards!

20-Dec-2016 - The first submissions are coming in for the Beauty Industry Awards so you don't want to miss out on getting your own entries into this industry leading competition that will...

Chinese selfie app Meitu now worth €605 mn

20-Dec-2016 - Meitu, the China-based photo app and mobile phone producer that enables its user to create, enhance and share images as part of the ever-popular selfie culture, is set to generate...

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24 hour beauty part I: Pollution is top concern for beauty consumers

20-Dec-2016 - As APAC consumers demand additional beauty solutions that last throughout the day and night, we spoke to Sharon Kwek, Senior Beauty and Personal Care Innovation and Insight Analyst at Mintel about...

LG H&H and Kao get an A for sustainable water initiatives

20-Dec-2016 - Japan and South Korea lead the way for effective water resource management leadership, a new report finds.

Latest data on the global beauty: market downgrade due to spending cuts

20-Dec-2016 - Euromonitor International, a market research firm, has released its Q4 data for the global beauty and personal care market, downgrading its forecast model to USD 4.4 billion.

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Social media - the digital marketing channel of choice part II: Targeting audiences is key

19-Dec-2016 - In the second part our interview with Belinda Carli, Director of Institute of Personal Care Science, Australia, we explore how brands can best maximise their impact online using relevant social...

Firmenich creates new website for Chinese consumers

19-Dec-2016 - Swiss-based fragrance giant, Firmenich, has launched its new Chinese website to harness appeal and growth in the market.

Trade in China: E-commerce policy implementation update

19-Dec-2016 - As China’s Cross-border E-commerce (CBEC) grace period is extended until 2017, we take a look at how China’s policies may impact cosmetic e-commerce purchases.

New approach to identifying allergens ‘helps fragrance makers speed time to market’

16-Dec-2016 - Identifying allergens is a challenge for any formulator of fragrance products, and one company reckons it’s found a novel way to speed up the process.

Beauty and personal care industry poised for consolidation, shows AT Kearney data

15-Dec-2016 - The global management consulting firm published a report this month that considers the necessity and value of M&A activity as well as what the current industry growth pattern means for...

AkzoNobel to make MCA in India

14-Dec-2016 - The specialty chemical maker has struck a deal with Atul to manufacture monochloroacetic acid, an ingredient used in multiple industries, including cosmetics. 

Amyris and Nikkol partner up on skin care ingredient development

14-Dec-2016 - The dynamic, California-based biotech firm is making beauty news again, this time for a joint venture (announced on Tuesday) with Nikkol, a specialty chemical company out of Japan, which is...

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.

China’s cosmetics production license deadline approaches

14-Dec-2016 - Chinese cosmetics manufacturers must exchange or obtain a Cosmetic Production License before 31st December 2016 to continue manufacturing activities.

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.

Shiseido to invest millions in beauty startups

13-Dec-2016 - As Shiseido prepares to invest up to ¥3 billion (€24.8 mn) in start-up ventures, the cosmetic giant’s new team will be on the lookout for technologically-advanced concepts and innovations that complement...

Luxe Pack Shanghai 2017: Exploring culture and new technologies

13-Dec-2016 - The 10th anniversary of the creative packaging event will take place on 12th-13th April 2017 at Shanghai Exhibition Centre, China.

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The Hero Project on innovating beauty via social media data

13-Dec-2016 - With the industry having been traditionally slow to wise up to the massive opportunities offered by the internet, The Hero Project is one new beauty concept from Britain looking to...

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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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