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How K beauty is shaping the Asian colour cosmetics category

Special Newsletter - Colour Cosmetics

How K beauty is shaping the Asian colour cosmetics category

By Natasha Spencer

In our first Cosmetics Design Asia special newsletter of the year, we are focusing on evolving trends and industry developments that impact the growing colour cosmetics sector in APAC.

Beauty and Fitness part 2: On-the-go make up

Beauty and Fitness part 2: On-the-go make up

By Natasha Spencer

As the beauty and fitness partnership is gaining traction amongst active consumers, we continue our conversation with Sharon Kwek, Senior Innovation and Insights Analyst, Beauty and Personal Care at Mintel to look at why brands are creating make up solutions...

Indie Beauty Profile Claire Mitchell ECO. Modern essentials

Indie Beauty Profile

Claire Mitchell, ECO. Modern essentials

By …as told to Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Claire Mitchell, director of ECO. Modern essential talks about how her international business experience helped her grow the brand’s global reach and how wellness, natural beauty, and consumer trust intersect in today’s personal...

Beauty and fitness

Beauty and fitness part 1: The new industry collaboration

By Natasha Spencer

As consumers and brands alike have recognised the connection between fitness and beauty in recent years, we spoke to Sharon Kwek, Senior Innovation and Insights Analyst, Beauty and Personal Care, Mintel, to see how this trend is developing.

PCHi China 2017

PCHi welcomes new dermo and natural cosmetics platforms

By Natasha Spencer

Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) has opened its doors to celebrate its 10th birthday. To mark a decade of the PCHi 2017 conference and exhibition, there will be a host of new beauty segments to explore.

Active beauty trend

Active beauty: Making health and fitness look good

By Natasha Spencer

Market research company, Mintel, reveals that active beauty is set to be a dominant trend in 2017, as companies invest in tools and applications that encourage consumers to focus on health, fitness and beauty.

Cosmax increases sales by 42% through strategic approach

Cosmax increases sales by 42% through strategic approach

By Natasha Spencer

Through its global expansion, focus on home shopping convenience and collaborations with pharmaceutical and fashion brands, the South Korean cosmetics ODM increased sales by 42% to 757 bn won (€621.58 mn) in 2016.

AmorePacific business results

AmorePacific: Do business results indicate move away from Korea?

By Natasha Spencer

As AmorePacific displays a positive picture of its 2016 business results, we consider whether the conglomerate’s efforts to up its presence in APAC counterparts Thailand and Singapore is an attempt to offset economic and political difficulties.

Pop-up stores: Celebrating the benefits of offline and online?

Pop-up stores: Celebrating the benefits of offline and online?

By Natasha Spencer

As leading global retail giants conglomerates Amazon and Shiseido announce they are embracing the pop-up retail trend, we explore the benefits they can provide and what it will mean for brick-and-mortar shopping and e-commerce buys.

Pop-up beauty retail in APAC

How the pop-up beauty retail space is hotting up

By Natasha Spencer

In this two-part article, we take a look at the growing trend of pop-up retail spaces in Asia and how its emergence is expected to impact the presence of brick-and-mortar stores and popularity of e-commerce.

Estée Lauder praised for digital achievements in China

Estée Lauder praised for digital achievements in China

By Natasha Spencer

With digital channels offering consumers a fast, reliable and authentic insight into their favourite brands, the prestige beauty manufacturer is maximising its awareness in the Chinese marketplace.

L’Oreal Thailand opens green distribution centre

L’Oreal Thailand opens green distribution centre

By Natasha Spencer

As L’Oreal Thailand opens its green distribution centre at TPARK Bangna, the sustainability-driven facility is Asia’s first LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) silver level green distribution centre, reported business publication...

Sweatproof make up in APAC

Sweatproof make up: Beauty brilliance around the clock

By Natasha Spencer

The 24-hour beauty trend is driving the APAC region as consumers want to look and feel their best throughout the day and into the night, regardless of environmental influences such as pollution and the sun, and daily activities such as work and exercise.

Indian SSK Group launches new personal care brand

Indian SSK Group launches new personal care brand

By Natasha Spencer

The Indian LED lighting and mobile accessories brand, Shree Sant Kripa (SSK) Group, has launched into the personal care area by promoting new grooming habits for the country’s younger generation through its latest division, Syska Personal Care.

Reckitt Benckiser Malaysia account awarded to Optimedia

Reckitt Benckiser Malaysia account awarded to Optimedia

By Natasha Spencer

FMCG leader, Reckitt Benckiser Malaysia, has selected Malaysian advertising and marketing company, Optimedia, to become its media agency partner, according to a report published by Asia’s news outlet, Marketing.

Urbanisation to build personal care packaging growth

Rising urbanisation to spur personal care packaging growth

By Natasha Spencer

With CDA reporting how the global personal care sector is set to focus on widening its market share to skin care and hair care products that contain active ingredients and multifunctional benefits, we look at how packaging within the industry is also...

Halal popularity goes global

Halal popularity goes global

By Natasha Spencer

The halal cosmetics market is expected to rise to $52.39 bn (€48.9 bn) by 2021, up from $26.47 bn (€24.7 bn) in 2016, global technology research and advisory company Technavio, reports.

Personal care sector growth

Personal care: Drivers behind the sector's future success

By Natasha Spencer

Business insight providers, Markets and Markets, has released its latest findings on the top 10 care chemicals including colour cosmetics, personal care ingredients, cosmetic pigments and active ingredients, that are set to dominate the market to 2021.

Top global consumer trends 2017 ageing and immediacy

Top global consumer trends 2017 part 1: ageing and immediacy

By Natasha Spencer

Market research company Euromonitor International’s recent report on the ‘Top 10 Global Consumer Trends for 2017’  indicates how our attitudes to cosmetics and the overall shopping experience are changing.

Volume down male hair trend in Asia

Volume Down: The male hair trend sweeping Asia

By Natasha Spencer

Market research company, Mintel, reports that this year’s latest trend in male grooming, ‘volume down’ hair care, is seeing APAC brands step up their creativity and innovation.

Top cosmetics trends in 2017

Institute of Personal Care Science: Top trends in 2017

By Natasha Spencer

As big brands focus on their new year strategies and development plans, we take a look at the Institute of Personal Care Science ’s projected trends and how they are set to transform the industry in 2017.