Asia in Focus

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...

One of Snowden's premium placenta lines

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...

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