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This year’s upcoming in-cosmetics Asia, the region’s leading personal care ingredients event, will delve into the colour cosmetics space and highlight just why the APAC market is expected to surpass the US.

"APAC will replace the US as leading colour cosmetics region by 2020", in-cosmetics Asia to explore

By Natasha Spencer

This year’s upcoming in-cosmetics Asia, the region’s leading personal care ingredients event, will delve into the colour cosmetics space and highlight just why the APAC market is expected to surpass the US.

Florence Bernardin (left), Eber Bodmer, Charlotte Cho, DK Tché, and Leila Rochet Podvin

K-beauty continues to build momentum in the US market

By Deanna Utroske

A panel of experts speaking at last week’s MakeUp in New York color cosmetics trade show shared data, insights, and anecdotes explaining why and how the Korean beauty trend is growing in the States.

Chinese selective spending habits

Exclusive interview

Chinese selective spending habits part I: What the economy means for beauty

By Natasha Spencer

Market research agency, Mintel, reveals how urban Chinese consumers are more selective spenders in 2017, so we caught up with Laurel Gu, Research Director, and Jessica Jin, Associate Beauty Director to find out why this is and the impact this is likely...

International natural labelling standard

Special Newsletter natural and organic labelling

How beneficial is an international natural labelling standard?

By Natasha Spencer

With natural actives becoming a commonplace element of many formulators' ingredient lists and as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) ISO 16128 provides guidelines on definitions for natural and organic cosmetic ingredients, we...

Words Mean Nothing: The plight of natural and organic beauty labeling

Words Mean Nothing: The plight of natural and organic beauty labeling

By Deanna Utroske

Depending on whom you ask, personal care and cosmetic regulations in the US are overly nuanced, too convoluted, or not exacting enough. All the same, trends and marketing strategies have collided in recent years to make ‘natural’ and ‘organic’ beauty...

Marketing simple make up routines

Exclusive interview

Make up routines go simple part II: How marketers are getting it spot on

By Natasha Spencer

With Japan making waves in the simple make up segment, we continued our conversation with Shannon Romanowski and Sharon Kwek from market research company, Mintel, on how brands can successfully market their products and which labels, in particular, are...