Brand Innovation

Shiseido creates Shiseido Venture Partners

Shiseido to invest millions in beauty startups

By Natasha Spencer

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 its existing portfolio and operations.

Creating new halal markets

The evolution of the halal trend part I: Creating new target markets

By Natasha Spencer

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 at Mintel about latest developments and how the market in APAC compares...

What’s next for natural ingredients in APAC?

Gastronomia part 2: What’s next for natural ingredients?

By Natasha Spencer

With companies taking inspiration from the food and drinks industry, we asked Sharon Kwek, Senior Beauty and Personal Care Innovation and Insight Analyst at Mintel how the sector is impacting ingredient selection, emerging product lines and consumer control.

Natural ingredient trend

Gastronomia part 1: natural products with a DIY twist

By Natasha Spencer

As consumers continue to opt for natural  ingredients, we spoke to Sharon Kwek, Senior Beauty and Personal Care Innovation and Insight Analyst to find out how this popular trend is developing and the new product launches in APAC leading the way.

Anti-pollution product launches in APAC

Anti-pollution product launches Part I: Why APAC is the region of choice

By Natasha Spencer

As market research company, Mintel, finds over a third of all anti-pollution products in 2016 have been launched in APAC, we spoke to Sharon Kwek, Senior Beauty and Personal Care Innovation and Insight Analyst at Mintel to find out why brands are specifically...

Halal fragrances in APAC

Halal fragrances to lead growing ethical sector, report states

By Natasha Spencer

Increasing awareness among consumers about halal-certified products boosts the demand for Halal cosmetics and the fragrance sector, in particular, which is expected to generate the largest CAGR during the forecast period.  

Emogreen wins functional ingredients award

Seppic’s Emogreen wins functional ingredients award

By Natasha Spencer

As Seppic Asia’s Emogreen won the best prize in the functional ingredients category of the Best Ingredient Awards Innovation at in-cosmetics Asia 2016, we spoke to Marty Lumain, Asia Pacific Beauty Care Marketing Manager at Seppic about the product and...

Cosmax and Alibaba partner to distribute Korean beauty to China

Cosmax and Alibaba partner to distribute Korean beauty to China

By Natasha Spencer

Cosmax, South Korea's biggest cosmetics original development manufacturer (ODM), has teamed up with China’s online retailing giant Alibaba to create a new e-commerce platform to distribute Korean cosmetics throughout China.

R&D investment in Asia-Pacific

How brands can evolve in personal care market part III

By Natasha Spencer

Part III: Using science and nature to launch productsIn the final part of our interview, we spoke to Vito Consiglio, Vice President, Personal and Home Care, Ashland, about how Ashland is responding to regional trends and consumer demands by investing...

Shiseido R&D at China Innovation Centre

Shiseido expands global R&D at China Innovation Centre

By Natasha Spencer

Shiseido, the leading Japanese multinational personal care producer, has opened a new office building for the Shanghai branch of its China Innovation Centre, to strengthen its R&D capabilities in China.

Key trends in APAC

How brands can evolve in personal care market part II

By Natasha Spencer

Part II: Key trendsIn our second installment, we spoke to Vito Consiglio, Vice President, Personal and Home Care, Ashland, about the key trends influencing product development and strategic planning within the APAC region.

Active Derm Singapore skin care products online

Active Derm Singapore skin care products go online

By Natasha Spencer

The Singaporean skin care producer has launched its variety of skin and hair care products online in a move that reflects Asia-Pacific's (APAC) focus on e-commerce and digital marketing.

Ashland’s new brand identity in APAC

How brands can evolve in personal care market part I

By Natasha Spencer

Part I: Brand IdentityAs the personal care industry in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region continues to develop and compete with its US and European counterparts, we take an in-depth look at one of the leading brands focusing on the APAC marketplace.In this...

in-cosmetics Asia 2016

Personal care brands prepare for in-cosmetics Asia 2016

By Natasha Spencer

in-cosmetics Asia 2016 is set to reveal the latest trends to dominate the Asia-Pacific (APAC) marketplace and will highlight what the personal care and ingredients sectors can expect to see going into 2017.

Improve dark circles

Vitamin E derivative improves dark circles

By Natasha Spencer

Showa Denko (SDK), a leading manufacturer and marketer of chemical products, has found an ingredient that looks set to boost the cosmetics industry through improving the visibility and appearance of dark circles around the eyes.

Paw Paw fruit ingredient in multifunctional cosmetics

Paw Paw fruit enters multifunctional cosmetics market

By Natasha Spencer

As consumers increasingly seek products that serve a variety of cosmetic and beauty needs, we spoke to Cynthia Leung, Brand Manager at The Australian Paw Paw Company about market opportunities, ingredient considerations and its latest skin care range,...

China's cosmetics market grows

Domestic brands to lead China's growth

By Natasha Spencer

In a recent report, Euromonitor International predicts that China’s domestic players will contribute significantly to the beauty and personal care industry over the forecast period.

Estée Lauder exec on innovating for the future

Estée Lauder exec on innovating for the future

By Lucy Whitehouse

Industry formulators should not create parity products to be in line with their competitors, but instead should strive to create ‘products of the future’, according to an industry leader.

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