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Genomatica on building its brand in Asia-Pacific

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Genomatica on building its brand in Asia-Pacific

By Natasha Spencer

As the bioengineering company pursues its focus and relationship with Asia-Pacific (APAC) consumers, we talk to Damien Perriman, Senior Vice President of Specialty Chemicals at Genomatica about the company’s achievements and experiences in the market...

Progressing the beauty and biotech conversation in 2018

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Progressing the beauty and biotech conversation in 2018

By Natasha Spencer

Over the last couple of years, Genomatica has recognised the increasingly popular trend favouring sustainable and naturally-sourced ingredients in the cosmetics and personal care, moving away from synthetic chemistry.

PCHi 2018 Fountain Awards celebrate innovation

PCHi 2018 Fountain Awards celebrate innovation

By Natasha Spencer

As Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) closes its doors for another year, we bring you the winners of this year’s Fountain Awards which praise fresh and cutting-edge technologies and progressive developments.

Are neuro-soothing ingredients the new natural niche?

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Are neuro-soothing ingredients the new natural niche?

By Natasha Spencer

With the environmental impact on the skin continuing to be a key concern for consumers, David Boudier, Scientific Communication Manager at Silab talks us through how neuro-soothing ingredients are pushing the natural segment into its next phase.

Silab launches soothing skin care solution Neurofense

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Silab launches soothing skin care solution Neurofense

By Natasha Spencer

After launching its latest natural skin care offering, Neurofense, in January 2018, we got the lowdown on neuro-soothing ingredients from French cosmetics producer, Silab, and why these appeal to APAC consumers.

What’s the environmental beauty reality in 2018?

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What’s the environmental beauty reality in 2018?

By Natasha Spencer

Creating a balanced life is gathering rapid pace in 2018. This stems from everyday life, where “not only are people feeling the stress of busy lives, they are also increasingly aware that poor environments affect their health,” said Matthew Crabbe, Regional...

Venn Skincare enters MoU with Asia Seed

Venn Skincare enters MoU with Asia Seed

By Natasha Spencer

Researcher, developer and producer, Venn Skincare, pairs up with South Korean vegetable manufacturer, Asia Seed, to create vegetable-based skin care formulations.

Nature Republic opens first store in Indonesia

Nature Republic opens first store in Indonesia

By Natasha Spencer

Natural beauty brand, Nature Republic, pushes forward with its overseas expansion by launching its first brick-and-mortar store to the Indonesian customer base in Jakarta.

Facial masks part 3: Achieving premiumisation and sustainability

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Facial masks part 3: Achieving premiumisation and sustainability

By Natasha Spencer

Following the success of the skin care favourite, we continued our conversation with Sharon Kwek, Senior Innovation and Insights Analyst, Beauty and Personal Care, Mintel, on how the sector developed in 2017 and what’s in store for 2018.

Facial masks part 1: Taking over skin care

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Facial masks part 1: Taking over skin care

By Natasha Spencer

In this three-part interview with Sharon Kwek, Senior Innovation and Insights Analyst, Beauty and Personal Care, Mintel, we delve into the impact of facial care innovations in the Asian beauty space.

Mother Nature part 2: Local sources and biotech

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Mother Nature part 2: Local sources and biotech

By Natasha Spencer

Industry experts are calling for beauty and personal care brands to upgrade their use of natural and sustainable ingredients and adapt these to the modern environmental picture.

Mother nature part 1: Adapting ingredient use

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Mother nature part 1: Adapting ingredient use

By Natasha Spencer

We spoke to Sharon Kwek, Senior Innovation and Insights Analyst, beauty and personal care, Mintel about how brands can harvest natural ingredients to protect and preserve sources in their nearby environment.

New health and wellness expo comes to Hong Kong

New health and wellness expo comes to Hong Kong

By Natasha Spencer

Asia’s largest health and wellness consumer show, Green Queen Expo 2018, will showcase all elements of living a healthy eco-lifestyle, drawing upon natural beauty and cosmetics, and holistic health.

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...

Beauty industry trends to look out for in 2018

Beauty Trends 2018

Beauty industry trends to look out for in 2018

By Simon Pitman

The Cosmetics Design team has compiled a list of the top trends to look out for in each of the three regions we cover - Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. Be sure to watch this video so you can clue into what to expect in 2018 and stay one step ahead...

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.

Beauty Kitchen part 1: Cooking up a natural storm

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Beauty Kitchen part 1: Cooking up a natural storm

By Natasha Spencer

Following her presentation, entitled Consumer trends in Europe for natural fragrances and aromatherapy at in-cosmetics Asia 2017, we caught up with Jo Chidley, Founder of Beauty Kitchen, to find out more about how she is pushing for truly natural products...

Cosmax Bio signs MOU with Jeonnam Bioindustry

Cosmax Bio signs MOU with Jeonnam Bioindustry

By Natasha Spencer

Developing the “science of Korean beauty”, Cosmax Bio teams up in a mutual cooperation with Jeonnam Bioindustry to use natural materials for the production of industry goods.

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.

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