The region is responsible for the recent and global alphabet craze and innovative product forms ranging from jellies to foams. It’s also home to new and unusual ingredients, which are seen regularly in its skin care product launches.
According to global skin care analyst Christopher Lindsley, while not all of these are destined to have a similar impact to that seen with BB creams, certain ingredients have established themselves in the region and have moved to a more mainstream use.
"Astaxanthin, an algae extract which gives flamingos their red colour, is one example," he told CosmeticsDesign-Asia.com.
This antioxidant has a range of benefits including combatting free radicals and promoting healthy skin. Initially seen in facial skin care, its use has now spread to other categories including the hand/nail care sector.
Here; together with Mintel, we have put together a gallery of some of the other ingredients in demand like bee venom, snail secretion, and pear juice ferment filtrate.
Read on to flick through some of the most innovative products on the Asian markets right now.