Brand Innovation

Male personal care in Asia-Pacific

Male personal care: The market to watch

By Natasha Spencer

The Asia-Pacific (APAC) region is expected to account for the highest growth rate in the overall male personal care market throughout 2016 to 2022, due to increasing consumer demand from countries including China and India.

Japan bans 19 ingredients used in soap

Japan bans 19 ingredients used in medicated soaps

By Natasha Spencer

Following the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision that antibacterial wash manufacturers must ban 19 ingredients from their products within one year, Japan has announced it has already put this in motion.

Pollution protective cosmetics products

How Pollution Protection is transforming APAC cosmetics Part I

By Natasha Spencer

As consumers are increasingly searching for ways to protect their skin from pollution, we spoke to Christina Ho, Regional Skin Care Marketing Manager for Asia Pacific at cosmetics manufacturer Croda to discover how protecting skin from pollution aggression...

Luxury cosmetics for airlines

Aviation and Luxury: The New Cosmetics Collaboration?

By Natasha Spencer

As Etihad Airways announces its collaboration with leading fashion and beauty brands, we spoke to Vivienne Rudd, ‎Director of Global Insight and Innovation, Beauty & Personal Care at Mintel on how luxury is coupling up with aviation.  

Japanese natural cosmetics

What’s influencing the Japanese naturals market?

By Natasha Spencer

As consumers seek natural and organic cosmetic products, we deliver the second part of our interview with Jorge Larranaga, Senior Manager Manufacturing Division at Number Three in Japan on what developments in the cosmetics and associated industries are...

Formulation challenges in Asia

Industry insight into formulation challenges

By Natasha Spencer

With innovation and product development needed to access new markets and regions, stable formulations that offer long-term benefits and production efficiency are high on the agenda.

AmorePacific sustainability

AmorePacific prioritises product sustainability

By Natasha Spencer

As sustainability continues to grow in the natural and organic sector, we spoke to Jun-Seong Park, Heritage Material Research Team Leader/Manager, R&D Unit at AmorePacific, who emphasises that “product sustainability must be ensured to achieve sustainable...

Natural hair care in Japan

Hair care products lead Japan’s naturals market

By Natasha Spencer

As the global natural cosmetics sector is one of the fastest growth segments within the beauty industry, we spoke to  Jorge Larranaga, Senior Manager, Manufacturing Division at Number Three in Japan to find out why the Japanese market is no exemption.

Skin whitening in India grows

Skin whitening in India gathers pace

By Natasha Spencer

As the Indian skin-whitening market focuses on beauty-enhancing claims around health, David Tyrrell, Global Analyst at Mintel says “brands need to take the ethical high-ground when talking about fairer skin care solutions”.

K-beauty influence only in Korea

Does K-beauty impact remain within Korea?

By Natasha Spencer

As consumer research shows K-beauty’s popularity is not reflected in Thailand, we round up our analysis of the influential Korean trend by looking at how it has reached its current levels of demand in Korea and why these may not be imitated in other countries.

H&M sustainable beauty for new make-up line

H&M drives sustainability efforts

By Natasha Spencer

With the announcement that H&M hopes to launch a sustainable make-up line, natural and organic development is high on the global leader’s agenda.

Anti-pollution products at in-cosmetics Asia 2016

What does pollution mean for your skin?

By Natasha Spencer

This is the question in-cosmetics Asia 2016’s New Spotlight On feature will examine when it will display a range of anti-pollution products and the latest innovative ingredients helping to redress the topic.

DKSH and Henkel enter agreement for Singapore

DKSH and Henkel collaborate in Singapore

By Natasha Spencer

DKSH, the leading market expansion services provider with a direct focus on Asia, is progressing its partnership with hair care producer Henkel in Singapore, by extending the alliance to include products by hair cosmetic brand Schwarzkopf.

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Arbonne launches skin care application tool

By Deanna Utroske

The direct-sales beauty company has just announced its latest product, a device called the Genius Ultra meant to more effectively apply Arbonne anti-aging skin care.

Shiseido invests in cyber security

Shiseido bulks up its cyber security

By Lucy Whitehouse

International beauty giant Shiseido is investing in its cyber defenses, and has appointed UK-based security firm Centrify to provide secure functionality for accessing its global systems.

H&M launches beauty range in Singapore

H&M launches beauty range in Singapore

By Natasha Spencer

September marks the launch of H&M’s beauty range in Singapore, signifying the company’s first expansion of its beauty and cosmetics concept into the Asian market.

Getting beauty brand innovation just right

Special Focus: Brand Innovation

Getting beauty brand innovation just right

By Simon Pitman

We look at the biggest factors impacting new product development by considering the latest demographic trends, spotlighting what consumers really want and tapping into digital technology.

Indie Beauty Expo 2016 outdoes itself

Indie Beauty Expo 2016 outdoes itself

By Deanna Utroske

This year marked the second annual IBE event in New York City. And the show, catering to the trade, retail buyers, press, and consumers, firmly established itself as the newest go-to event for trend spotting, business deals, and much more!

Boom in indie cosmetic players feeds growth in Indonesia

Boom in indie cosmetic players feeds growth in Indonesia

By Simon Pitman

A steep rise in the number of indie cosmetic companies coming on to the market is helping to fuel one of the fastest industry growth rates in the world right now. and a new industry show bears testimony to this.

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.

Is beauty from within set to make a comeback?

Is beauty from within set to make a comeback?

By Simon Pitman

Beauty from within never went away in Asia, but in Europe initial enthusiasm waned, while in the US it never really took off in a big way. So is the time now ripe for firms to be investing in the area again?

Korean beauty: how to get US consumers to bite

Korean beauty: how to get US consumers to bite

By Lucy Whitehouse

With the ongoing rise of Korean cosmetics (often dubbed K-beauty) in the global industry, US consumers remain reluctant to embrace the trend fully. Here, CosmeticsDesign takes a look at what brands are doing to make an impact.

Top beauty ads at Cannes Lions

Top beauty ads at Cannes Lions

By Lucy Whitehouse

Cannes Lions, the international advertising festival, was held last week, recognising the best and brightest in the advertising world. Here’s a roundup of the leading ads entered into the offering from beauty.

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