Personal care major Beiersdorf has extended its joint commitment with the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) in Indonesia, aiming to halt deforestation in Borneo and certify 200 smallholders with the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) on the...
Sino-British start-up Yao Secret is targeting Europe, Australia and Singapore to capitalise on the sustainable beauty movement with its solid shampoo bars made with fermented rice water sourced from the Yao tribe of Guangxi, China.
Indian content-to-commerce conglomerate The Good Glamm Group is eyeing the acquisition of a men’s personal care brand, after snapping up more than 12 companies in the past two years ahead of a hoped-for public listing in 2024.
A 128-year-old Turkish fragrance house is set to expand offline in China in 2023 and is planning to offer its signature bespoke services to cater to the heightened appreciation for “personalisation and craftsmanship”.
South Korean multinational LG Household & Health Care will be emphasising on its business in China and North America in a bid to reinforce its presence on the global stage, says its new president and CEO.
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Logistical challenges and energy struggles are plaguing smaller independent beauty brands such as Shakeup Cosmetics, which says it is doing as much as it can not to pass on rising costs to its consumers.
Products that instantly impress and brand communication that helps shape beauty and personal care usage will be key to driving superiority growth for Procter & Gamble, says its chief financial officer (CFO).
A UK-based start-up founded by a couple of Oxford scientists is targeting business-to-business (B2B) and direct-to-consumer (DTC) opportunities in the Asia Pacific skin care market with its novel sun care solution.
The Global Shea Alliance (GSA) is aiming to connect cosmetic brands from Asia Pacific directly with the rural producers of shea butter to better the social and economic standings of African women and their families.
Turkey-based make-up brand Note Cosmetique is refreshing its attempt at expand in Asia Pacific and has its eyes on China, India, Indonesia, as colour cosmetics continues to show promising recovery post-pandemic.
Japanese beauty company Kosé Corporation says it is waiting for China’s economy to recover from the disruptions brought about by Beijing’s zero-COIVD policies before it moves forward with plans to expand Decorté’s retail footprint in the country.
If the beauty industry wants to create real change it needs to shift how it defines its moving parts, and thinking of beauty consumers as beauty citizens could be the first step, says the chair of the B Corp Beauty Coalition supervisory board.
The fragrance category has evolved to become an essential category for wellness as well as self-expression, according to exclusive insights from major players like Coty, along with a line-up of exciting niche labels.
Gulf markets offer a huge opportunity for online beauty sales due to rising demand from young consumers, claims the firm behind Nykaa, an e-commerce outfit that has enjoyed significant success in India.
Johnson & Johnson skin care brand Dr.Ci:Labo has deployed a raft of digital innovations at its latest China store as it seeks to bridge the offline and online worlds as part of a three-year strategy to build brand awareness in the country.
Evereden has signed a deal with Sephora that will see its multi-generational skin care products on-shelf in five Asian markets – with the firm planning to ‘disrupt’ the APAC market by reaching millennial and Gen Z audiences.
Japanese cosmetics company Pola Orbis said China’s strict COVID-19 policies would have no impact on its plans to continue expanding POLA in China, noting that its luxury brand has a lot of potential with younger consumers and the second- and third-tier...
Beauty titan Estée Lauder Companies is expecting a slow recovery in China’s crucial travel retail hotspot of Hainan and does not anticipate things to be “fully back to normal” by the next fiscal year, said its CFO.
A Helsinki-based firm that has developed a microbiome-restoring extract is eyeing opportunities in the South Korean beauty market, which it believes will serve as a springboard to the wider Asia Pacific region.
L’Occitane International has reported that Asia Pacific grew by 1.9% at constant rates in the first half (H1), led by Hong Kong, Australia, and Malaysia, helping to offset the second consecutive quarter of double-digit declines for China.
The double whammy of lockdowns hitting offline sales in China and tighter government regulations on e-commerce influencers stifling online sales are continuing to hit the beauty trade in the country, according to Korean powerhouse LG H&H.
More than 30,000 sq m of dedicated cosmetics and perfumes space, featuring brands such as Shiseido, Dior and Estée Lauder, has been officially unveiled at the world’s largest duty free complex in Hainan, China
French-headquartered venture capital firm Seventure Partners plans to unlock a third wave of microbiome innovation funds next year, aiming to invest €300 million in more than 20 cutting-edge companies, its CEO says.