Asia in Focus

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.

Guangzhou Batai Chemical focuses on soft-to-the-touch textures

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Guangzhou Batai Chemical focuses on soft-to-the-touch textures

By Natasha Spencer

As the Chinese silicon raw material name prepares to attend in-cosmetics Asia, we spoke to Stephanie Yu, Brand Executive, Guangzhou Batai Chemical about the importance of feel and texture, and how there’s a whole lot of “love in the cosmetics industry”....

Skin Elements and Ageless Products enter into MOU

Skin Elements and Ageless Products enter into MOU

By Natasha Spencer

Australian natural skin care company, Skin Elements, has agreed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Australian, China-focused health care export business, Ageless Products.

Mapping the customer journey part 1: Smartphones and touchpoints

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Mapping the customer journey part 1: Smartphones and touchpoints

By Natasha Spencer

With the technological landscape becoming more and more diverse, we caught up with Pranktik Mazumdar, Managing Partner, Happy Marketer to find out how brands can best utilise these channels to market their brands and new launches.

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Kaneda talks about garnering trust through Made in Japan products

By Natasha Spencer

Yusuke Chikamatsu from the Cosmetic Raw Materials Department at raw material handler and distributor, Kaneda, talks us through their business aims, along with the functionality and high-quality nature of Made in Japan items.

ADA Cosmetics acquires RDI Malaysia

ADA Cosmetics acquires RDI Malaysia

By Natasha Spencer

Famed cosmetics manufacturer and supplier to the hotel industry, ADA Cosmetics, confirms its procurement of body care and soap producer, RDI Malaysia.

in-cosmetics Asia counts down to 10th edition

in-cosmetics Asia counts down to 10th edition

By Natasha Spencer

Asia’s leading personal care ingredients event will celebrate its 10th instalment by welcoming first-time speakers and exhibitors, and unveiling recent product launches.

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Kosé launches prestige Decorté brand in the UK

By Natasha Spencer

Japanese multinational personal care company, Kosé Corporation, unveils its Decorté name, as it enters into an exclusive distribution agreement with Selfridges, located on Oxford Street, London, UK.

DIY & customisation: Market evolution from West and East

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DIY & customisation: Market evolution from West and East

By Natasha Spencer

With DIY and customisation becoming huge buzzwords in 2017, we spoke to Florence Bernardin, Founder of Information & Inspiration about why this trend has really got off the ground now.

Culture in Fragrance part 1: Making perfumery a habit

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Culture in Fragrance part 1: Making perfumery a habit

By Natasha Spencer

While APAC remains behind the US and Europe in terms of habitual fragrance use, we asked Philip Hwang, Brand Strategy Director at Brandimage, how the region is developing the sector.

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.

Startup and corporate collaboration critical to business growth, Unilever whitepaper finds

To further support the emergence of new startups, Unilever Foundry reveals the results of its global study into corporate and startup collaboration, entitled The State of Innovation, A Deep Dive into Corporate- Startup partnerships.

Startup and corporate collaboration critical to business growth, Unilever whitepaper finds

By Natasha Spencer

To further support the emergence of new startups, Unilever Foundry reveals the results of its global study into corporate and startup collaboration, entitled The State of Innovation, A Deep Dive into Corporate- Startup partnerships from the Unilever Foundry

HUL Assam new facility

HUL's new unit begins commercial production

By Natasha Spencer

Indian consumer goods company, Hindustan Unilever, officially inaugurates its new manufacturing unit in Doom Dooma in the Tinsukia district in the state of Assam, India.

mySmink Malaysia

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mySmink part II: Mastering marketing for global shoppers

By Natasha Spencer

In our second look at the new beauty player on the digital Malaysian marketplace, we profile mySmink’s business and marketing strategy to explore how it plans to harness its introduction and growth.

The Nagoya Protocol

South Korea commits to the Nagoya Protocol

By Natasha Spencer

As South Korea signs up to the Nagoya Protocol, the cosmetics industry is at risk of placing significant restrictions on raw material imports.