All news articles for February 2015

Shiseido transforming the way its Beauty Consultants work with mobile. Credit: Shiseido

Shiseido collaborates with IBM on app to empower beauty consultants

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

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 improvements and social innovations.

ASEAN market for organic cosmetics set to boom

ASEAN market for organic cosmetics set to boom

By Simon Pitman

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.

Rising cosmetics demand drives fatty acid esters market

Rising cosmetics demand drives fatty acid esters market

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

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 coming from Asia-Pacific.

Sun damage works long after exposure, finds new research

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Sun damage works long after exposure, finds new research

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

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 occurs in the hours after sun exposure.

A look at LVMH and luxury buying in China

A look at LVMH and luxury buying in China

By Michelle Yeomans

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 slowed down in Hong Kong.

Clarins also sees benefit of WeChat in conquering China

Clarins also sees benefit of WeChat in conquering China

By Michelle Yeomans

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.