Anti-Aging / Skin Whitening

Why the dynamics are changing for skin whitening in Asia

Special Focus: Skin Whitening

Why the dynamics are changing for skin whitening in Asia

By Simon Pitman

Skin whitening has been a mega trend in Asia for a number of years now, but with questions over the safety of some ingredients and several skin whitening campaigns causing uproar, the dynamics of the category look set for change.

India: the market to watch in the next few years

Country Spotlight: India

India: the market to watch in the next few years

By Simon Pitman

For years the market for cosmetics and personal care products in India has shown promise but has not quite lived up to expectations. Now all that is changing as the market booms.

The first natural salicylic acid hits the market

The first natural salicylic acid hits the market

By Lucy Whitehouse

A new natural salicylic acid has been released by raw materials producer Alban Muller, with the company claiming it is the first 100% natural molecule of the acid to enter the market.

Four key trends for the future of anti-ageing

Four key trends for the future of anti-ageing

By Lucy Whitehouse

At the recent in-cosmetics Korea event in Seoul, the in-cosmetics Group released a new market report revealing the latest key movements in the anti-ageing arena and predictions for future growth.

‘Gemology’ anti-ageing facials build momentum in Tokyo

‘Gemology’ anti-ageing facials build momentum in Tokyo

By Michelle Yeomans

Gems are big in anti-ageing right now. While snail extract and bee venom has been capturing formulators' attention in recent years, diamond powder and precious gems have been rising through the ranks – thanks to their high quality rejuvenating properties.

Major trends for in-cosmetics Korea revealed

Major trends for in-cosmetics Korea revealed

By Lucy Whitehouse

Industry hot topics of anti-ageing, anti-pollution, halal cosmetics and dominant marketing trends are all top of the agenda for the upcoming in-cosmetics Korea event.

Indian brand launches campaign against skin whitening

Indian brand launches campaign against skin whitening

By Lucy Whitehouse

Banjara’s, a herbal skin care brand in India, has launched a marketing campaign that makes a point of rejecting the traditional focus on skin lightening, a trend which dominates across Asia.

New skin lightening ingredient passes safety tests

New skin lightening ingredient passes safety tests

By Lucy Whitehouse

Specialty chemicals firm Sirona Biochem has announced that its new skin lightening compound has recently gone through safety and efficacy testing that has brought the innovation a major step closer towards licensing.

Korea’s older men as keen on cosmetics as women

Korea’s older men as keen on cosmetics as women

By Lucy Whitehouse

A recent report has found that Korean men over 60 are increasingly concerned with beauty and personal care, with sales of male grooming up nearly as much as those for women of the same age category.

Philippines soap brand going global

Philippines soap brand going global

By Lucy Whitehouse

A personal care company in the Philippines has announced it is expanding its operations due to increasing global demand.

Cannabis cosmetics under question in Malaysia

Cannabis cosmetics under question in Malaysia

By Lucy Whitehouse

With interest in the potential of cannabis in cosmetics products on the rise across the globally, Malaysia’s health ministry was recently forced to investigate claims that domestic retailers have been illegally selling such items.

New directions in anti-ageing

Anti-ageing Special Newsletter

New directions in anti-ageing

By Deanna Utroske

Cosmetics Design surveys this distinctive beauty category by looking forward at formulation trends and reflecting on innovative launches and business moves from the past year.

What’s trending in the natural anti-ageing category right now?

Anti-ageing Special Newsletter

What’s trending in the natural anti-ageing category right now?

By Simon Pitman

In the past few months we have seen a plethora of new natural-based ingredient launches targeting the anti-ageing beauty market, including, a raspberry extract, a green coffee oil ingredient and a new apple stem cell-based ingredient.

Anti-pollution – the ever popular skin care trend

Anti-ageing Special Newsletter

Anti-pollution – the ever popular skin care trend

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

One of the latest trends in the industry at present is for anti-pollution products, and this presents an opportunity for brands within the anti-ageing category to target specific consumer needs.

Cosmetics Design Anti-Ageing Special Newsletter

Anti-Ageing Special Newsletter

Cosmetics Design Anti-Ageing Special Newsletter

By Simon Pitman

Welcome to this special edition newsletter on anti-ageing, covering all the latest trends and scientific breakthroughs in what is one of the most vital and inspiring categories in the industry.

'Men-only' sunscreens marketed in India

'Men-only' sunscreens marketed in India

By Simon Pitman

The male grooming sector is seeing a strong boost across Asia, thanks to the growing enthusiasm among male consumers for a meterosexual style - in India, the latest category to tap into this is sun care.

Anti-ageing ingredients and treatments: what’s the latest in beauty?

'Anti-ageing developments in 2015'

Anti-ageing ingredients and treatments: what’s the latest in beauty?

By Lucy Whitehouse

From sea anemones to snail slime, copper to stem cells, innovation within anti-ageing is progressing at a fierce rate, as the sector attempts to keep on top of the huge growth potential offered by baby boomers, now reaching their fifties and sixties in...

South Korea skin care device demand drives innovation

South Korea skin care device demand drives innovation

By Michelle Yeomans

Without question, Korea has one of the longest beauty routines in the world and seekers of perfect skin have recently been introduced to devices that make that regime easier. South Korea start-up, Way is one firm innovating for this trend with a digital...

Fujifilm signs new deal with Algatech to expand astaxanthin supply

Fujifilm signs new deal with Algatech to expand astaxanthin supply

By Michelle Yeomans

After almost a decade of sourcing Algatech’s astaxanthin as the main active for its Astalift skin care products, Fujifilm has now signed a supply and long-term agreement to distribute the company's astaxanthin raw materials in Japan.

Kao further invests in Shanghai market

Kao further invests in Shanghai market

By Michelle Yeomans

Kao has invested in its' third facility in China with a ¥5bn plant in Shanghai which will focus on producing key ingredients for shampoo and other cosmetics.

Shiseido sees opportunity in Japan's pollen concerns

Shiseido sees opportunity in Japan's pollen concerns

By Michelle Yeomans

As well as experiencing a high pollen count this spring, Japan has been hit by the pollution coming from China, which has opened up a new segment of opportunity for cosmetic players... 

Chanel - favoured by China’s luxury consumers

Chanel - favoured by China’s luxury consumers

By Michelle Yeomans

According to L2’s Digital IQ Index, Chanel is the luxury brand China's shoppers are most likely to buy, thanks in part to social media platforms helping to influence and facilitate the purchase. 

Who knew! Sea anemone found to combat skin ageing

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Who knew! Sea anemone found to combat skin ageing

By Michelle Yeomans

On speaking with Dr Alain Khaiat at in-cosmetics Barcelona, he directed Cosmetics Design's attention to his relationship with StartletDerma, whose work with sea anemones has led to a new method in collagen delivery.

'Lab grown' diamonds could mean more affordable luxury skin care

'Lab grown' diamonds could mean more affordable luxury skin care

By Michelle Yeomans

Diamond encrusted skin care creams are indeed a luxury both for the wearer and their pocket, but now scientists say they can replicate the gem in labs, which suggests cheaper production costs, which may in turn, become more affordable for the consumer.

2015: The Year of the Chinese Mask

2015: The Year of the Chinese Mask

By Michelle Yeomans

More and more Asian beauty industry shows have been dedicating areas to face mask investment and innovation, dubbing 2015 'The Year of the Chinese Mask.'

Sorbet natural cosmetics making headway in NZ

Sorbet natural cosmetics making headway in NZ

By Michelle Yeomans

An ambitious Christchurch cosmetics start-up is elbowing its' way to the forefront of New Zealand's cosmetics market. Which just goes to show that it's not just the big players changing the game.