Skin spotlight: The most-read stories on skin care innovation and developments in APAC

By Amanda Lim

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A round-up of our top five stories on the APAC skin care market. [Getty Images]
A round-up of our top five stories on the APAC skin care market. [Getty Images]

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We round up the top five stories on the APAC skin care market, featuring skin care brands Orbis, Coty, Decorté and more.

Orbis renews men’s skin care line with aims to reach men in their 40s

Japanese beauty brand ORBIS is aiming to develop its skin care line and release products designed for men in their 40s as the demographic is ‘growing significantly’.

Orbis Mr is the male-centric skin care line under the Orbis banner launched in 2019. In January, Orbis announced that the range will be relaunched in March across Japan.

The main reason for the relaunch was to broaden its target market to men in their 40s, said the firm.


Why K-beauty industry is calling to abolish ‘unharmonised’ functional cosmetics regulation

K-beauty players are calling for a reform of South Korea’s functional cosmetics review and reporting system to foster innovation and make the domestic cosmetic industry more competitive on the global stage.

Functional cosmetics are a class of products which make specific claims including UV protection, whitening, anti-wrinkle, and anti-acne.

With this regulation in play, domestic producers are encouraged to keep to the status quo, which ultimately poses a hurdle to innovation.

Coty aims to ride premiumisation and ‘healthification’ trends to grow China skin care business

Beauty major Coty is aiming to grow its skin care business in China on the back of premiumisation and ‘healthification’ trends it has observed in the market.

Speaking during Coty’s second quarter (Q2) earnings conference, CEO Sue Nabi said the firm had “We have robust plans underway to accelerate our skin care business”​ in China.

She highlighted that rise of premiumisation and healthification would be significant for the company as part of efforts to double down on its skin care business, especially in China.

Exact mechanisms behind blue light skin damage ‘still not fully known’: Review

As blue light protection innovation continues to surge, further research must be focused on understanding the mechanisms by which exposure leads to skin damage, suggest researchers.

Writing in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology​, researchers from Germany, Iran, India and the US conducted a literature review to better understand the impact blue light and digital screens had on the skin, focusing on the mechanisms by which damage occurred.

And long-term exposure to blue light, they said, had “numerous detrimental effects”,​ including DNA damage, oxidative stress, and increased melanogenesis leading to pigmentation and photoageing.

Decorté extends flagship Liposome range with new eye serum to strengthen brand

Decorté Cosmetics extended its bestselling Liposome skin care range with a new eye serum to reinforce its presence in the high-end beauty market.

The new formula is hypoallergenic and can be used regardless of age or skin type. It contains a new technology the brand has dubbed Nanobicelle.

Together with its multilayer bioliposome technology, the formula claims to penetrate deep into the stratum corneum and tackle problematic concerns such as wrinkles and rough texture around the eyes.

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