Asia in Focus

Colour Cosmetics trends in 2018

Colour Cosmetics trends in 2018

By Natasha Spencer

Sunny Um, Beauty & Fashion Analyst at Euromonitor International held a session on identifying opportunities in colour cosmetics in Asia-Pacific (APAC) at in-cosmetics from 31 October - 2nd November. Following the talk, we explore Euromonitor’s latest...

Water sources are getting an upgrade

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Water sources are getting an upgrade

By Natasha Spencer

Vivienne Rudd, Director of Global Innovation and Insight, beauty and personal care at Mintel discusses the use of fruit extracts in water to communicate a healthy and attractive marketing message to consumers.

J&J Innovation unveils Seoul Innovation Quickfire Challenge winners

J&J Innovation unveils Seoul Innovation Quickfire Challenge winners

By Natasha Spencer

Personal care and consumer goods giant, Johnson & Johnson, announced the winners of its Seoul Quickfire Challenge, which was in partnership with Seoul Metropolitan Government, Korea Health Industry Development Institute (KHIDI), Janssen Korea and...

Anti-pollution part 2: Lessons Asia can teach Europe

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Anti-pollution part 2: Lessons Asia can teach Europe

By Natasha Spencer

In the second part of our interview with Vivienne Rudd, Director of Global Innovation and Insight, Beauty & Personal Care, at Mintel, we look at whether comparisons can be drawn between Asia and Europe, and what’s missing from the European anti-pollution...

Asia leads global skin care sales, Euromonitor International reports

Asia leads global skin care sales, Euromonitor International reports

By Natasha Spencer

The Asia-Pacific (APAC) beauty market has achieved a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6% in recent years, announced global market intelligence company, Euromonitor International. Out of the total number of global sales, 51% of these come from the...

Kanebo to welcome new president in the New Year

Kanebo to welcome new president in the New Year

By Natasha Spencer

The skin care, make up and hair care provider will kick off 2018 with a change at the top as it replaces its president, representative director and executive officers.

DKSH opens colour cosmetics innovation centre

DKSH opens colour cosmetics innovation centre

By Natasha Spencer

Leading ingredients and specialty chemicals distributor and provider of market expansion services, DKSH, unveils its first innovations centre, dedicated to colour cosmetics in South Korea.

Amorepacific builds on solid R&D reputation

Amorepacific builds on solid R&D reputation

By Natasha Spencer

The personal care giant secures International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC) host society award — presented to Eunbi Ko for her “exceptional thesis”.

Cosmax acquires cosmetics manufacturer Nuworld

Cosmax acquires cosmetics manufacturer Nuworld

By Natasha Spencer

The leader in cosmetics original design manufacturing (ODM), Cosmax, builds upon its strong procurement history, with the acquisition of cosmetics maker Nuworld.

Face masks part 1: From salons to at-home pampering

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Face masks part 1: From salons to at-home pampering

By Natasha Spencer

As facial masks have become "an integral part of many consumers’ regular skin care routines throughout the Asia Pacific region", we asked Sharon Kwek, Senior Innovation and Insights Analyst, Beauty and Personal Care at Mintel what is driving...

Shiseido plans new Japanese factory

Shiseido plans new Japanese factory

By Natasha Spencer

The personal care company will build a new production plant for skin care cosmetics to respond to growing demands and to complement the company's existing three factories in Japan.

Panasonic creates digital make up design tool

Panasonic creates digital make up design tool

By Natasha Spencer

The Japanese multinational electronics company cultivates new make up application software that allows shoppers to freely produce digital professional make up.

Ashland eyes emerging Asian markets to sustain regional growth

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Ashland eyes emerging Asian markets to sustain regional growth

By Gary Scattergood

Ashland is looking to step up its efforts in Myanmar, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Cambodia to drive sales success in more of Asia’s emerging markets, while also looking to ramp-up its technical services for customers in the region.