All news articles for July 2016

Spending on beauty up in China, despite cooling economy

Spending on beauty up in China, despite cooling economy

By Lucy Whitehouse

Chinese consumers are still keen to spend on beauty in China, according to newly released research from Mintel, with the majority of those surveyed stating they spent more on facial skin care in 2015 compared to 2014.

Eye on the Trends in Asia: Ethical

Eye on the Trends in Asia: Ethical

By Lucy Whitehouse

Four key trends are set to define the Asia Pacific skin care market in the coming period, according to recent research by Euromonitor International. In this mini-series, Cosmetics Design takes a closer look at each: this time, we consider ethical.

How Korea could corner the halal market

How Korea could corner the halal market

By Lucy Whitehouse

A collaboration between Korea and Malaysia could see Korea leap to the forefront of halal beauty innovation and manufacture, an industry expert has suggested.

Eye on the Trends in Asia: digital

Eye on the Trends in Asia: digital

By Lucy Whitehouse

Four key skin care trends for the Asia Pacific region have been identified by Euromonitor International for the period up ahead. In this mini series, Cosmetics Design takes a closer look at each: here, we consider digital.

IT Cosmetics product image courtesy of L’Oréal

L’Oréal will acquire IT Cosmetics

By Deanna Utroske

Friday afternoon, the self-proclaimed world’s leading beauty company announced the signing of a deal to purchase skin care and makeup brand IT Cosmetics for over $1bn — validation of IT Cosmetics’ hard-earned reputation for innovation and consumer loyalty.  

Boots prepares for South Korea launch

Boots prepares for South Korea launch

By Lucy Whitehouse

Walgreens Boots Alliance, pharmacy-led health and beauty player, has entered into a franchise partnership that will see it enter South Korea through the country’s number one hypermarket retailer.

Eye on the Trends in Asia: Well-being

Eye on the Trends in Asia: Well-being

By Lucy Whitehouse

Well-being within beauty and personal care is one of four key trends tipped to define the skin care market in Asia in the coming years, according to the latest research from Euromonitor International.