Brand Innovation

Anti pollution in hair care and colour cosmetics

Anti-pollution breaks into hair care and colour cosmetics

By Natasha Spencer

With the effects of pollution remaining a prominent concern for conscious consumers, we ask Sharon Kwek, Senior Innovation and Insights Analyst, Beauty and Personal Care at Mintel, how companies are maximising innovation to achieve industry longevity.

Sulwhasoo to open first Paris store

Sulwhasoo prepares to open first Paris store

By Natasha Spencer

AmorePacific-owned Sulwhasoo enters the Parisian marketplace by getting ready to exclusively launch at Galeries Lafayette in Paris, France, in September 2017.

Kanebo Cosmetics China

Kanebo Cosmetics to reach China in 2020

By Natasha Spencer

Skin care, make up and hair care beauty producer, Kanebo Cosmetics, prepares to launch its latest line of skin care products in China for 2020.

The top ten most innovative indie beauty products

Special Newsletter - Indie Brands

The top ten most innovative indie beauty products

By Simon Pitman

The indie beauty category has been leading the way when it comes to ground breaking and innovative products, so we at Cosmetics Design thought it a good idea to pick out some of the best.

Sunless tanning in APAC

Sunless tanning: Is there a niche?

By Natasha Spencer

While sunless tanner sales rise in the West, we spoke to Jane Jang, Senior Beauty Analyst at Mintel on why the market remains still in Asia as consumers opt for ‘reverse tanning’ instead.

Kao releases its mid-term K20 plan

Kao releases its mid-term K20 plan

By Natasha Spencer

On 18th May 2017, cosmetics and chemical name, Kao, revealed its 2017 Integrated Report detailing how it plans to expand globally over the next four years.

Cell therapy for ageing

Cell therapy: Scientific breakthrough treats signs of ageing

By Natasha Spencer

With almost two decades of cell therapy experience, Lee Buckler, President and CEO of RepliCel Life Sciences, has pioneered cell science approaches in the field of regenerative medicine. We continued our conversation on how RepliCel's scientific...

China prepares for Industry 4.0 lead

China prepares for Industry 4.0 lead

By Natasha Spencer

As the Chinese government pushes ahead with its Made in China 2025 strategy, Euromonitor International reports the leading APAC cosmetics market is set to overtake Germany for the position of top Industry 4.0 implementer.

Luxasia and Anchanto e-commerce beauty agreement

Luxasia and Anchanto to advance e-commerce beauty

By Natasha Spencer

Beauty products distributor, Luxasia, provides funding to Singapore-based e-commerce platform, Anchanto, to support its expansion plans in Asia-Pacific (APAC) markets.

Herballines and DKSH team up to target Myanmar

Herballines and DKSH team up to target Myanmar

By Natasha Spencer

Asia-focused market expansion services specialist, DKSH, has partnered with personal care manufacturer, Paradise Products, to increase the awareness and sales of its Herballines brand in the Southeast Asian marketplace.

Mobile commerce in Japan

Is Japan missing the mobile commerce trick?

By Natasha Spencer

The country has a reputation as an advanced pioneer in multiple leading technological sectors, yet Euromonitor International revealed in its report ‘Three Reasons Why Japan Is Falling Behind in Mobile Commerce’ how the APAC nation is inferior when it...

Ageing: How consumer voice is disrupting the beauty industry

Ageing: How consumer voice is disrupting the beauty industry

By Natasha Spencer

As Daphne Kasriel-Alexander, Consumer Trends Consultant at Euromonitor International revealed the changing voice of ageing consumers, we consider how this may have a rising influence over the marketing campaigns and product messages that anti-ageing products...

Frutarom acquires Vietnam’s Western Flavors

Frutarom acquires Vietnam’s Western Flavors

By Natasha Spencer

Natural speciality fine ingredients business, Frutarom, has agreed to acquire Vietnamese Western Flavors and plans to build a new flavours plant in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to help expand the business throughout the country and the wider APAC region.

Supplier efficacy data drives anti-pollution claims

Supplier efficacy data drives anti-pollution claims

By Natasha Spencer

With anti-pollution brands focusing on new stories to generate brand and product interest, we asked Belinda Carli, Director, Institute of Personal Care Science, how pollutant-protection research and claims are changing.

Voice technology and brand strategies

Voice technology part II: Why it is fuelling brand strategies

By Natasha Spencer

As the Speak Easy report by Mindshare and J. Walter Thompson Innovation Group identifies voice technology as being more powerful than typing messages when it comes to developing customer relationships, we look at the report’s four main takeaways.

Voice technology build emotional connection

Voice technology part I: Building emotional connections with customers

By Natasha Spencer

The Speak Easy study, managed by media and marketing firm, Mindshare, and creative think tank, J. Walter Thompson Innovation Group, have released its report outlining how brands should incorporate voice activation and tech into their propositions to build...

China's ecommerce is creating a buzz

China’s e-commerce boom part IV: Creating a buzz overseas

By Natasha Spencer

Mintel revealed in a recent blog how "online shopping for imported products lacks the excitement of shopping when travelling overseas", so we asked Matthew Crabbe, Director of Research, Asia-Pacific at Mintel, how companies can get Chinese consumers...

So what really is the best eye cream on the market?

So what really is the best eye cream on the market?

By Simon Pitman

The category for skin care that targets the delicate eye area has exploded in recent years with a dizzying array of choice that leaves many consumers bemused. So which one rates best?