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Chlitina Profile part I: Exploring the age of medical beauty

By Natasha Spencer

Chemist Dr. Chen Wugang is the founder of Taiwanese skin care and beauty salon franchise, with Joanna Chen now at the helm of Chlitina as the CEO. Ryan Chao, Chlitina’s Chief Operating Officer for the Greater China area, talks about the latest developments...

Cosmoprof Awards recognise innovation

Cosmoprof Awards adds Beauty Circle Awards to the agenda

By Natasha Spencer

Cosmoprof Asia 2017, the favourite Asia Pacific (APAC) event that reveals the latest trends and novelties in the cosmetics industry, prepares for new awards to recognise cutting-edge developments in the region.

iGeneration in colour cosmetics

iGeneration: The new colour cosmetics dynamic

By Natasha Spencer

Young Millennials — known as the iGeneration — are creating a shift in the Chinese colour cosmetics market, leading brands to reform their ideas surrounding innovation.

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...

Halal cosmetics in India

Halal cosmetics: India proves prosperous

By Natasha Spencer

Independent network of accreditation entities, International Halal Accreditation Forum (IHAF), notes how halal producers are looking to India for growth amid demands for Shariah-compliant cosmetics.

Male skin care and sheet mask routines

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Male skin care and sheet masks part I: Routines “gain momentum”

By Natasha Spencer

In recent years, the male grooming sector has grown in popularity and frequency throughout Asia. We asked David Tyrrell, Global Skincare Analyst for Beauty & Personal Care at Mintel what pivotal influences are impacting this trend and why "South...

Ayurvedic beauty in India

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Ayurvedic beauty in India part II: A way of life

By Natasha Spencer

The Indian government and leading brands recognise the potential of Ayurvedic beauty and are supporting its growth, Shreyansh Kocheri, Senior Research Analyst at Euromonitor International explains.

Demographics in China cosmetics

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The Convenience Factor part III: Diversifying demographics

By Natasha Spencer

In the third part of our interview with Matthew Crabbe, Director of Research, Asia-Pacific at Mintel, we explored how convenience in cosmetics shopping is appreciated by all demographics, and how brands can communicate this across marketing campaigns. 

new retail era in China

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The Convenience Factor part II: Creating the new retail era

By Natasha Spencer

With convenience hot on the list of priorities dominating consumer decision making, we spoke to Matthew Crabbe, Director of Research, Asia-Pacific at Mintel on how we can expect this to impact the beauty and personal care industry.

The hottest ingredient launches at in-cosmetics Korea

The hottest ingredient launches at in-cosmetics Korea

By Belinda Carli, director of The Institute of Personal Care Science

Following up from the inspirational in-cosmetics Korea 2017, what were some of the key trends we’ve seen emerging in this region, and actives being launched set to dominate in the coming year? And which of these trends are we likely to see migrate to...

South Korea trade surplus

South Korea’s trade surplus shows K-beauty global power

By Natasha Spencer

As South Korea’s cosmetics industry saw a trade surplus of over three trillion won (€2.3 bn) — how much exports exceed the cost of the country’s imports — K-beauty is now fiercely expanding into European markets.

Brenntag acquires Chinese Wellstar Group

Brenntag acquires Chinese Wellstar Group

By Natasha Spencer

German chemical distributor, Brenntag, enhances its Asia Pacific presence through acquiring Hong Kong Wellstar Enterprises and its subsidiaries.

Scent Strategy in India

Active beauty in India part II: Start a scent strategy

By Natasha Spencer

With consumers seeking sweat-covering scents, we caught up again with Charlotte Libby, Global Colour Cosmetics and Fragrance Analyst at Mintel to explore how brands can create a strong strategy to maximise success.

Nars cruelty free and China

Nars loses cruelty-free status?

By Natasha Spencer

As Nars moves into the Chinese market, where animal testing is mandatory, previously loyal supporters opt to boycott the famed brand.

Fragrance in India

Active beauty in India part I: Fragrance focus

By Natasha Spencer

As the active beauty trend generates supporters in India, we spoke to Charlotte Libby, Global Colour Cosmetics and Fragrance Analyst at Mintel on how the trend is now attracting the attention of scent developers.

THAAD impacts K-Beauty cosmetics growth

THAAD impacts K-Beauty cosmetics growth

By Natasha Spencer

As the political tensions resulting from the deployment of the THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) system continue, we spoke to Ju Rhyu, Founder of Inside the Raum and the former Director of Marketing of K-Beauty e-tailer Peach & Lily, to...

Trend predictions in APAC: What’s in store?

Trend predictions in APAC: What’s in store?

By Natasha Spencer

Belinda Carli, Director of the Institute of Personal Care Science, takes us through the latest consumers’ needs and preferences evolving in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) cosmetics industry.

CDIB Capital invests in L&P Cosmetics

CDIB Capital invests in L&P Cosmetics

By Natasha Spencer

South Korean facial skin care name, L&P Cosmetics, receives an undisclosed sum from CDIB Capital, the private equity arm of China Development Financial.

APAC tourists choose Japanese beauty

APAC tourists choose Japanese beauty

By Natasha Spencer

Loyal customers throughout Asia-Pacific are strengthening Japan’s export market through repeat purchases made after returning from their travels.

in-cosmetics Korea 2017

in-cosmetics Korea to celebrate country’s €10 bn domestic market

By Natasha Spencer

As Korea Customs Service reports a 44% increase in cosmetics imports from Korea in 2015 to 2016, and as the K-cosmetics market is expected to reach €10.95 bn this year, in-cosmetics Korea gets set to delve into the country’s latest trends.

China's business future

Global business support spurs China’s growth

By Natasha Spencer

As China remains a dominant make up producer, particularly in areas of innovation such as lip care, the next ten years are expected to bring increased overseas investment, governmental backing and worldwide business opportunities.