Asia in Focus

Brush up on Asia's major trends before the New Year rings in!

Brush up on Asia's major trends before the New Year rings in!

What a jam packed year 2015 has been for the industry! Cosmetics Design has been on the road taking note of the latest innovations and discussing the key issues cosmetics makers are facing in Asia.  Here, we’ve condensed all the best bits here for you...

Natural cosmetics have never been so hot in Asia, says trend expert

Asia in Focus

Natural cosmetics have never been so hot in Asia, says trend expert

By Michelle Yeomans

Rising concerns around 'chemical pollution' coupled with an ancestral interest in traditional medicine has seen demand for holistic based or natural cosmetics - a segment that continues to go from strength to strength this year in Asia.

A look at China, Japan and Korea's priorities in skin care

Asia in Focus

A look at China, Japan and Korea's priorities in skin care

By Michelle Yeomans

Consumers in China, Japan and Korea have very different concerns when it comes to skin care. This gallery looks at how priorities differ in those markets and what determines product preference...

Foam, gel and oil textures - Asia's new wave of formulations

Asia in Focus

Foam, gel and oil textures - Asia's new wave of formulations

By Michelle Yeomans

What makes cosmetics exciting today for both Asia's R&D formulators and consumers alike? Well, regional expert Florence Bernardin says layering textures, particularly in skin care products has been providing inspiration as well as the sensorial...

Futuristic beauty devices - like you've never seen!

Asia in Focus

Futuristic beauty devices - like you've never seen!

By Michelle Yeomans

In Asia, massage has been traditionally deep rooted in beauty routines which has given modern day cosmetic players like Chanel, Dior and La Mer, food for thought when developing new age skin care devices for local markets.

A look at China's rare and precious ingredients

Asia in Focus

A look at China's rare and precious ingredients

By Michelle Yeomans

Traditional Chinese medicine includes many rare and highly efficient ingredients, of which their recognized benefits have been transferred from generation to generation. Here, regional expert Florence Bernardin takes a look at 4 of the most famous ingredients...

What’s next from Japan?

The latest product innovations in Japan..

What’s next from Japan?

By Michelle Yeomans

Asia accounts for over 35% of the global natural and organic personal care market, and Japan is one of the major driving forces thanks to a change in consumption attitude. 

Opening the door to Japan...designer trend is out - uniqueness is in!

Asia in Focus - dispatches from Bangkok

Opening the door to Japan...designer trend is out - uniqueness is in!

By Michelle Yeomans

This month we are focusing on Japan, where consumer demand for designer brands from head to toe has shifted to a desire to be unique. Ultimately opening up an infinitive amount of opportunities for cosmetic players...

Red hot competition as placenta businesses jockey for supremacy

Analysis - Japan

Red hot competition as placenta businesses jockey for supremacy

By RJ Whitehead

With more than a quarter of Japan’s population over the age of 60, it is said that country suffers more from the issues of an ageing population than any other country. That’s no doubt why the anti-ageing industry is doing so well.

Fragrance in Asia -  a segment worth investing in?

Asia in Focus

Fragrance in Asia - a segment worth investing in?

By Michelle Yeomans

Although the fragrance category can hold it's own in the West, it's still small business in Asia which our expert says it due to several cultural reasons and warns that whilst there is opportunity to invest, it's not going to be down the...

Time for brands to look outside the box

*Cosmetics Vision Special*

Time for brands to look outside the box

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

When it comes to marketing and advertising, brands need to abandon the pre-existing rules that their categories have, and focus on engaging with the consumer and their needs.

Alain Khaiat defines a winning strategy for cracking Asia

*Cosmetics Vision Special*

Alain Khaiat defines a winning strategy for cracking Asia

By Michelle Yeomans

Industry veterans like Alain Khaiat, President of Seers Consulting, was amongst engaging presenters at last week's first ever Cosmetics Vision event, where he outlined his strategy for cracking the Asian markets.

Inaugural Cosmetics Vision: All about perspective!

Inaugural Cosmetics Vision: All about perspective!

By Simon Pitman

Last week was the first ever Cosmetics Vision event. Held in Cannes, South of France, a diverse and engaging conference programme had attendees and speakers fiercely debating the right direction for the industry, while also agreeing about the importance...

Getting consumer engagement right to stay ahead of your game

Getting consumer engagement right to stay ahead of your game

By Simon Pitman

On the back of a presentation that Robert Passikoff, founder of Brand Keys, will give about consumer engagement at next year’s Cosmetics Vision event, we spoke to him to find out the best approach to cracking this vital nut.

in-cosmetics Asia celebrates its most successful event

in-cosmetics Asia celebrates its most successful event

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

in-cosmetics Asia 2013 its most successful show-to-date with 6,007 unique visitors from across Asia and beyond, a 16 per cent uplift compared to 2012 and here is an exclusive CosmeticsDesign-Asia.com video from the show.

Asia is the land of opportunity for Naturex

Asia is the land of opportunity for Naturex

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Ingredients supplier Naturex is looking to target the Asian region due to the growing trend for natural and exotic ingredients, building on its successes in other markets.

in-cosmetics Asia 2013, in photos

in-cosmetics Asia 2013, in photos

By Simon Pitman

This year's in-cosmetics Asia event opened its doors at the BITEC in Bangkok, Thailand, yesterday. The show boasts more exhibitors, a bigger than ever conference programme, the annual Best Ingredient Award and, new this year, the Product Trails,...

Online discussion and ecommerce important for cosmetics brands

Online discussion and ecommerce important for cosmetics brands

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Social media and the online discussion that these platforms provide are an important influence on cosmetics brands, and with ecommerce picking up pace in the developing world, CosmeticsDesign-Asia.com catches up with The Happy Marketer’s Rachit Dayal...

Datamonitor insight into anti-ageing trends

An insight into anti-ageing: R&D is vital

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Scientific backing is to have a big say in the future growth of the anti-ageing arena as manufacturers look to meet more consumers and create a feeling of trust, according to Datamonitor International Consumer Insights analyst Daniel Bone.

in-cosmetics Asia 2012 in pictures

in-cosmetics Asia 2012 in pictures

By Simon Pitman

in-cosmetics Asia 2012 opened its doors in Bangkok, Thailand yesterday. Here we bring you some of the highlights from the first couple of days of the event, including some of the more high profile stands, as well as drawing attention to the trends that...