Green Cosmetics

Is plum poised to be the next big beauty oil?

Is plum poised to be the next big beauty oil?

By Simon Pitman

Beauty oil is one of the biggest skin care trends right now, as consumers opt for simpler and more natural regimes. But with a wide variety of choice, has plum oil been overlooked?

Next-generation natural materials on the rise

Next-generation natural materials on the rise

By Natasha Spencer

Market research company, Frost & Sullivan, reveals that next-generation natural materials are expected to replace traditional synthetic materials in the personal care industry.

Indie Beauty Profile Claire Mitchell ECO. Modern essentials

Indie Beauty Profile

Claire Mitchell, ECO. Modern essentials

By …as told to Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Claire Mitchell, director of ECO. Modern essential talks about how her international business experience helped her grow the brand’s global reach and how wellness, natural beauty, and consumer trust intersect in today’s personal...

Active beauty trend

Active beauty: Making health and fitness look good

By Natasha Spencer

Market research company, Mintel, reveals that active beauty is set to be a dominant trend in 2017, as companies invest in tools and applications that encourage consumers to focus on health, fitness and beauty.

What customization means to the personal care industry

What customization means to the personal care industry

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

Customization is set to be one of the biggest trends for personal care in 2017 – so just what does it mean to the Personal Care industry and what should brands and formulators be doing to customise their offerings? Here are a few options to consider…

L’Oreal Thailand opens green distribution centre

L’Oreal Thailand opens green distribution centre

By Natasha Spencer

As L’Oreal Thailand opens its green distribution centre at TPARK Bangna, the sustainability-driven facility is Asia’s first LEED-certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) silver level green distribution centre, reported business publication...

Extension for Beauty Industry Awards submission deadline

Extension for Beauty Industry Awards submission deadline

By Simon Pitman

The Cosmetics Design has extended the deadline for the Beauty Industry Awards, giving interested parties another week to make their submissions. Watch this video to find out more and to clue in on the categories where we most want to see more submissions....

Halal popularity goes global

Halal popularity goes global

By Natasha Spencer

The halal cosmetics market is expected to rise to $52.39 bn (€48.9 bn) by 2021, up from $26.47 bn (€24.7 bn) in 2016, global technology research and advisory company Technavio, reports.

Personal care sector growth

Personal care: Drivers behind the sector's future success

By Natasha Spencer

Business insight providers, Markets and Markets, has released its latest findings on the top 10 care chemicals including colour cosmetics, personal care ingredients, cosmetic pigments and active ingredients, that are set to dominate the market to 2021.

Fast Track Your Formulations in 2017

Fast Track Your Formulations in 2017

By Belinda Carli, Director, Institute of Personal Care Science

You have a great formulation idea but now that you are about to put that idea into action, what is the best to get it to market as quickly as possible. What's the best approach?

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.