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Male skin care and sheet masks K-beauty

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Male skin care and sheet masks part II: K-beauty in the US

By Natasha Spencer

Currently, in the US, there appears to be a disconnect between K-beauty trends and their adoption in the Western marketplace. We continued our conversation with David Tyrrell, Global Skincare Analyst, Beauty & Personal Care at Mintel on how it can build...

Fearful free from claims

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Free from claims part I: Full of fear

By Natasha Spencer

Belinda Carli, Director, Institute of Personal Care Science, highlights how today’s cosmetics and personal care brands are centring on including negative ‘free from’ claims that are creating misplaced fear in consumers.

Paper and packaging company WestRock acquires Hanapak

Paper and packaging company WestRock acquires Hanapak

By Deanna Utroske

Both companies serve the cosmetics and personal care industries (among others). But this deal advances WestRock’s business in Australia, where Hanapak is well established in the consumer packaging market.

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.

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.

CIDP pursues anti-pollution and sun care substantiation claims

CIDP pursues anti-pollution and sun care substantiation claims

By Natasha Spencer

The Centre International de Développement Pharmaceutique (CIDP), a Mauritius-based private and independent Contract Research Organisation (CRO), focuses on blue light study protocol and its personal care developments after obtaining ISO-certification.

Colour cosmetics in Korea

Colour cosmetics part 2: Understanding local preferences in Korea

By Natasha Spencer

With celebrity endorsements and cross-industry partnerships gaining traction in Korea, Jane Jang, Senior Beauty Analyst at Mintel emphasises that brands need to appreciate local trends and consumer needs to create a formidable presence.

Anti-fatigue in India

Anti-fatigue part 2: Energy boosting Indian beauty

By Natasha Spencer

We continue our conversation with Sharon Kwek, Senior Innovation and Insights Analyst, Beauty and Personal Care at Mintel on this growing niche segment and what we can expect from it in 2017.

Lip care in China

China remains lip care hub part 1

By Natasha Spencer

As lip colour remains the fastest growing colour cosmetics subcategory in China, we spoke to Laurie Du, Senior Beauty Analyst, Asia Pacific at Mintel, to find out why it’s generating rising sales and how other trends are helping its success.  

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.

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.

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.

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...

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.

P&G targets zero waste from personal care and CPG manufacturing

P&G targets zero waste from manufacturing

By Deanna Utroske

As the New Year got underway the CPG and personal care company announced an initiative to further reduce, recycle, and repurpose manufacturing waste. It’s a strategy that presents both new challenges and new opportunities.

What’s in store for packaging in 2017?

What’s in store for packaging in 2017?

By Natasha Spencer

Looking ahead to the next 12 months, we spoke to David Luttenberger, Global Packaging Director at Mintel about this year’s top packaging trend predictions.

PCHi China 2017 trade show turns 10

PCHi China 2017 trade show turns 10

By Natasha Spencer

The 2017 Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) trade show has launched several new platforms as it celebrates its 10th anniversary.

New packaging event partnership in India

Packaging event hosts team up to secure India growth

By Natasha Spencer

The New Year marks a new partnership between the Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP) and the Indian subsidiary of German trade show organiser, Messe Düsseldorf, as they aim to develop the packaging sector in India.

Teen and Tween market: Key target audience in 2017

Teen and Tween market: Key target audience in 2017

By Natasha Spencer

The beauty and cosmetics industries in APAC continue to prioritise market understanding, innovation and creativity, along with research and development to launch revolutionary products that appeal to both domestic and international markets.

Eurofragance opens Singapore fragrance facility

Eurofragance opens Singapore fragrance facility

By Natasha Spencer

Spanish fragrance designer and manufacturer, Eurofragance, inaugurates its Singapore plant as part of its corporate strategy to access growth opportunities in APAC.

Creating new halal markets

The evolution of the halal trend part I: Creating new target markets

By Natasha Spencer

As the number of facial skin care products with Halal claims in APAC continues to rise steadily, we asked Sharon Kwek, Senior Beauty and Personal Care Innovation and Insight Analyst at Mintel about latest developments and how the market in APAC compares...

Cosmoprof Asia unveils The Lipstick Factory concept

Cosmoprof Asia unveils The Lipstick Factory concept

By Simon Pitman

One of the big highlights at this year's Cosmoprof Asia event in Hong Kong was The Lipstick factory, a concept that demonstrated the manufacturing of four lipsticks concepts on the show floor. We caught up with Paolo Cogliati to find out about the...

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