Brand Innovation

Gift experience in beauty and cosmetics

Gifting part I: How brands can leverage the experience

By Natasha Spencer

In association with MEC, The Hurun Research Institute releases its 'China HNWI Gifting White Paper 2017’, citing its findings on gifting and high net worth individual (HNWI) demands in China.

H&M Beauty enters Malaysia

H&M Beauty enters Malaysia

By Natasha Spencer

Leading fashion and cosmetics brand, H&M, prepares to launch its beauty range in the Malaysian marketplace, after making a successful impact in Singapore.

Senteurs D’Orient: Soap will never be the same

Senteurs D’Orient: Soap will never be the same

By Deanna Utroske

With all the trappings of a chic, contemporary startup and all the sophistication of a luxury heritage brand, Senteurs D’Orient is soap for the modern market. To learn how this indie beauty brand is revolutionizing the modest category that is solid soap,...

Brenntag acquires Chinese Wellstar Group

Brenntag acquires Chinese Wellstar Group

By Natasha Spencer

German chemical distributor, Brenntag, enhances its Asia Pacific presence through acquiring Hong Kong Wellstar Enterprises and its subsidiaries.

Scent Strategy in India

Active beauty in India part II: Start a scent strategy

By Natasha Spencer

With consumers seeking sweat-covering scents, we caught up again with Charlotte Libby, Global Colour Cosmetics and Fragrance Analyst at Mintel to explore how brands can create a strong strategy to maximise success.

Fragrance in India

Active beauty in India part I: Fragrance focus

By Natasha Spencer

As the active beauty trend generates supporters in India, we spoke to Charlotte Libby, Global Colour Cosmetics and Fragrance Analyst at Mintel on how the trend is now attracting the attention of scent developers.

Sa Sa International targets Taiwan and Japan markets

Sa Sa International targets Taiwan and Japan markets

By Natasha Spencer

As sales have slumped over the last fiscal year due to the THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) disruption, the Hong Kong cosmetics retailing name is moving outside its domestic market to new areas.

Emotions impact make up

Emotions dominate make up selection

By Natasha Spencer

Customisation and personalisation within colour cosmetics has been a hot trend of 2017, so we caught up with Marty Lumain, a Chemical Engineer at Seppic to talk about the role that emotions play in shaping our cosmetics choices.

Shiseido launches new Waso skin care line

Shiseido launches new Waso skin care line

By Natasha Spencer

Japanese multinational personal care company, Shiseido, prepares to reveal its new Waso range of products designed for the Millennial demographic.

nail care health and treatment

Nail care part II: Restoration, health and treatment

By Natasha Spencer

With nail innovations at the top of the agenda for producers and consumers, we continued our conversation with Charlotte Libby, Global Colour Cosmetics and Fragrance at Mintel on the importance of treatment and convenience in product launches.

Coptis unveils new Asia-Pacific subsidiary

Coptis unveils new Asia-Pacific subsidiary

By Natasha Spencer

The US and Europe-based cosmetics R&D software provider, Coptis, opens its new Asia-Pacific (APAC) subsidiary to gain access to and penetrate the Eastern marketplace.

in-cosmetics Korea launches product trails

in-cosmetics Korea launches product trails

By Natasha Spencer

As in-cosmetics Korea 2017 approaches, we take a look at the latest moisturisers, natural actives, anti-ageing and anti-wrinkle names and items revealed in the event's new product trails.