Green Cosmetics

24 hour beauty and pollution

24 hour beauty part I: Pollution is top concern for beauty consumers

By Natasha Spencer

As APAC consumers demand additional beauty solutions that last throughout the day and night, we spoke to Sharon Kwek, Senior Beauty and Personal Care Innovation and Insight Analyst at Mintel about the current beauty landscape and how cosmetics producers...

Creating new halal markets

The evolution of the halal trend part I: Creating new target markets

By Natasha Spencer

As the number of facial skin care products with Halal claims in APAC continues to rise steadily, we asked Sharon Kwek, Senior Beauty and Personal Care Innovation and Insight Analyst at Mintel about latest developments and how the market in APAC compares...

What’s next for natural ingredients in APAC?

Gastronomia part 2: What’s next for natural ingredients?

By Natasha Spencer

With companies taking inspiration from the food and drinks industry, we asked Sharon Kwek, Senior Beauty and Personal Care Innovation and Insight Analyst at Mintel how the sector is impacting ingredient selection, emerging product lines and consumer control.

Natural ingredient trend

Gastronomia part 1: natural products with a DIY twist

By Natasha Spencer

As consumers continue to opt for natural  ingredients, we spoke to Sharon Kwek, Senior Beauty and Personal Care Innovation and Insight Analyst to find out how this popular trend is developing and the new product launches in APAC leading the way.

Halal fragrances in APAC

Halal fragrances to lead growing ethical sector, report states

By Natasha Spencer

Increasing awareness among consumers about halal-certified products boosts the demand for Halal cosmetics and the fragrance sector, in particular, which is expected to generate the largest CAGR during the forecast period.  

Emogreen wins functional ingredients award

Seppic’s Emogreen wins functional ingredients award

By Natasha Spencer

As Seppic Asia’s Emogreen won the best prize in the functional ingredients category of the Best Ingredient Awards Innovation at in-cosmetics Asia 2016, we spoke to Marty Lumain, Asia Pacific Beauty Care Marketing Manager at Seppic about the product and...

R&D investment in Asia-Pacific

How brands can evolve in personal care market part III

By Natasha Spencer

Part III: Using science and nature to launch productsIn the final part of our interview, we spoke to Vito Consiglio, Vice President, Personal and Home Care, Ashland, about how Ashland is responding to regional trends and consumer demands by investing...

Key trends in APAC

How brands can evolve in personal care market part II

By Natasha Spencer

Part II: Key trendsIn our second installment, we spoke to Vito Consiglio, Vice President, Personal and Home Care, Ashland, about the key trends influencing product development and strategic planning within the APAC region.

Croda invests in laboratories in Asia Pacific

Croda invests in three new laboratories in APAC

By Natasha Spencer

Croda International, the British speciality chemicals company, has furthered its plans to open three new laboratories in Greater China, Republic of Korea and Indonesia.

in-cosmetics Asia 2016

Personal care brands prepare for in-cosmetics Asia 2016

By Natasha Spencer

in-cosmetics Asia 2016 is set to reveal the latest trends to dominate the Asia-Pacific (APAC) marketplace and will highlight what the personal care and ingredients sectors can expect to see going into 2017.

Paw Paw fruit ingredient in multifunctional cosmetics

Paw Paw fruit enters multifunctional cosmetics market

By Natasha Spencer

As consumers increasingly seek products that serve a variety of cosmetic and beauty needs, we spoke to Cynthia Leung, Brand Manager at The Australian Paw Paw Company about market opportunities, ingredient considerations and its latest skin care range,...

Halal cosmetics in Asia

Strong R&D developments expected for halal cosmetics

By Natasha Spencer

As the halal cosmetics trend remains prominent within the Asia-Pacific (APAC) market, the upcoming in-cosmetics Asia event in Bangkok will explore the growing halal cosmetic products market and how it is set to develop in the future.

Japan bans 19 ingredients used in soap

Japan bans 19 ingredients used in medicated soaps

By Natasha Spencer

Following the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) decision that antibacterial wash manufacturers must ban 19 ingredients from their products within one year, Japan has announced it has already put this in motion.

Marketing pollution protective cosmetics products

How Pollution Protection is transforming APAC cosmetics Part II

By Natasha Spencer

Anti-pollution products are one of the most sought after trends within the APAC region and with innovative developments, consumer attitudes and events all focusing on pollution protective cosmetics products, it is adopting sophisticated marketing campaigns.

Pollution protective cosmetics products

How Pollution Protection is transforming APAC cosmetics Part I

By Natasha Spencer

As consumers are increasingly searching for ways to protect their skin from pollution, we spoke to Christina Ho, Regional Skin Care Marketing Manager for Asia Pacific at cosmetics manufacturer Croda to discover how protecting skin from pollution aggression...

Japanese natural cosmetics

What’s influencing the Japanese naturals market?

By Natasha Spencer

As consumers seek natural and organic cosmetic products, we deliver the second part of our interview with Jorge Larranaga, Senior Manager Manufacturing Division at Number Three in Japan on what developments in the cosmetics and associated industries are...

Formulation challenges in Asia

Industry insight into formulation challenges

By Natasha Spencer

With innovation and product development needed to access new markets and regions, stable formulations that offer long-term benefits and production efficiency are high on the agenda.

AmorePacific sustainability

AmorePacific prioritises product sustainability

By Natasha Spencer

As sustainability continues to grow in the natural and organic sector, we spoke to Jun-Seong Park, Heritage Material Research Team Leader/Manager, R&D Unit at AmorePacific, who emphasises that “product sustainability must be ensured to achieve sustainable...

Natural hair care in Japan

Hair care products lead Japan’s naturals market

By Natasha Spencer

As the global natural cosmetics sector is one of the fastest growth segments within the beauty industry, we spoke to  Jorge Larranaga, Senior Manager, Manufacturing Division at Number Three in Japan to find out why the Japanese market is no exemption.

Skin whitening in India grows

Skin whitening in India gathers pace

By Natasha Spencer

As the Indian skin-whitening market focuses on beauty-enhancing claims around health, David Tyrrell, Global Analyst at Mintel says “brands need to take the ethical high-ground when talking about fairer skin care solutions”.

Anti-pollution products at in-cosmetics Asia 2016

What does pollution mean for your skin?

By Natasha Spencer

This is the question in-cosmetics Asia 2016’s New Spotlight On feature will examine when it will display a range of anti-pollution products and the latest innovative ingredients helping to redress the topic.

Natural and Organic acquisitions in Asia

Key green acquisitions

By Natasha Spencer

Following Unilever’s purchase of Seventh Generation, which marks the latest in a series of green acquisitions, we take a look at the latest mergers and acquisitions in Asia-Pacific and why there are far fewer than in the US and Europe.

Natural and organic labelling rise set to continue

Natural and organic labelling rise set to continue

By Natasha Spencer

The global cosmetics industry has seen a considerable increase in the use of ethical, natural and organic labels, which is having a positive effect on the Asia-Pacific market.

Kao targets improved operating margins

Kao targets improved operating margins

By Simon Pitman

Japanese multinational cosmetics player Kao says it is targeting a further increase in sales for its cosmetics division while also raising the profit margin target through to 2020.

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