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Sephora expands into Australia: region continues to diversify

Sephora expands into Australia: region continues to diversify

By Lucy Whitehouse

International beauty brand Sephora’s upcoming expansion into Australia participates in the ongoing diversification of the region’s cosmetics market, and will mean domestic players will need to continue to up their game with innovation.

Estée Lauder - ready to make an acquisition?

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Estée Lauder on the look-out: Ready to acquire… if the deal is right?

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

The rumour mill is in full swing but it is not too ridiculous to suggest that Estée Lauder could be ripe to join the acquisition trail given its history and the current state of the market. It is not exactly out of character for the big players either…

Givaudan enters fragrance collaboration with Xinhua in China

Givaudan enters fragrance collaboration with Xinhua in China

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Swiss manufacturer Givaudan is aiming to further reach out to its customers in Asia-Pacific and meet their needs, having announced the signing of a joint venture with Zhejiang Xinhua Chemical for the production of fragrance ingredients in China. 

Shiseido all set to launch Za range in India

Shiseido all set to launch Za range in India

By Lucy Whitehouse

Japanese beauty giant Shiseido is set to go ahead with the launch of its skin care brand ‘Za’ in India next month, following the successful establishment of its Mumbai subsidiary last year.

Squalane is made from shark liver oil. Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images

Amyris' squalane alternative in Asia pushing boundaries

By Michelle Yeomans

Amyris has collaborated with Dowell, a personal care ingredients supplier, to distribute its sugar-based squalane, a renewable alternative to the controversial material, in the Republic of Korea.

Tide turns on ‘West is best’ mind set

Tide turns on ‘West is best’ mind set

By Michelle Yeomans

 For Asia's home grown brands that have been working tirelessly to change the “West is best" mind-set with cosmetic consumers, it appears their efforts have paid off as the tide begins to turn...

Korean cosmetics continues success on AP markets

Korean cosmetics continues success on AP markets

By Michelle Yeomans

As Korean cosmetics brands continue to see success on their neighbouring AP markets, factors such as affordability and an ever expanding male grooming segment are found to be the key driving forces.

Kallik CEO Neil Gleghorn explains the 'Responsible Person'

Regulation explained: part 2

Expert offers clarity on ‘Responsible Person’ requirement

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

In the second of the two-part series, Kallik CEO Neil Gleghorn explains the role of the ‘Responsible Person’ as required by the new Cosmetics Regulation that came into play earlier this year.

Kallik CEO Neil Gleghorn explains the implications of the new Cosmetics Regulation

Regulation explained: part 1

New regulation is number one priority, says Kallik CEO

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

In the first of a two part interview with Kallik CEO, Neil Gleghorn, he reveals that the biggest priority for cosmetics companies right now is the new EU Regulation (number 1223/2009) that came into force in July.

Cosmetic manufacturers report China not as rewarding as other markets

Cosmetic manufacturers report China not as rewarding as other markets

By Michelle Yeomans

Although the booming Chinese market is considered to be the most lucrative for cosmetic manufacturers, some exhibiting at Cosmoprof Asia revealed that the Japanese, Singaporean, Southeast Asian and Hong Kong markets were more rewarding for them!

LVMH targets Asia for premium cosmetics expansion

LVMH targets Asia for premium cosmetics expansion

By Michelle Yeomans

At LVMH’s newest cosmetology center in Orleans this week, the company’s MD revealed its’ plans to expand in the 77-billion-euro a year ($104 billion) global premium cosmetics market on the Asia Pacific region.

Dr Ishii's mask is one of the products currently trending on Seoul's markets

Asia in Focus

Asian formulators up their game with multifunctional face masks

By Michelle Yeomans

Who knew the popularity potential of a face mask? Well not just any old face mask, but the upgraded Asian treatment trend that is promising the equivalent of a concentrated essence in a more affordable way...

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