South East Asia is providing an untapped opportunity for sustainable beauty innovation in the make-up market, claims Dow, with the firm believing colour cosmetics is the ideal category for trialling new ideas.
An emphasis on tech and data is crucial for indie fragrance brands to become trendsetters in the increasingly saturated niche market, claims a Singapore start-up that is tapping AI and social media research.
In our round-up of the recent trend developments in the Asia Pacific beauty and personal care market, we highlight the current developments in J-beauty, Kosé’s gender-neutral product development, and more.
British-born beauty brand Dr. PAWPAW has grown exponentially over the past year and saw success in the US, despite the inflationary economy. We chatted with co-founder Johnny Paterson to discover how they’ve done it and what’s coming next for the brand....
A 128-year-old Turkish fragrance house is set to expand offline in China in 2023 and is planning to offer its signature bespoke services to cater to the heightened appreciation for “personalisation and craftsmanship”.
South Korean multinational LG Household & Health Care will be emphasising on its business in China and North America in a bid to reinforce its presence on the global stage, says its new president and CEO.
From non-fungible tokens to augmented reality, and live commerce to the metaverse, major beauty brands are increasingly pursing multi-sensory strategies in the digital space, according to panel of industry experts.
This year, CosmeticsDesign-Asia introduced the How to win over… series of features that dived deep into the analysis of key markets, categories and consumer segments. Just in case you missed it, we’ve collated the whole series all in one place.
As we kick-off the new year, CosmeticsDesign-Asia reveals how the Asia Pacific beauty and personal care industry will be influenced by the lingering instability across the global economic, social and political landscape, with exclusive insights from industry...
Singapore-based skin care brand Heure, known for its proprietary encapsulation tech, is launching a sophomore range targeting skin pigmentation early next year, after setbacks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Logistical challenges and energy struggles are plaguing smaller independent beauty brands such as Shakeup Cosmetics, which says it is doing as much as it can not to pass on rising costs to its consumers.
Understanding consumers’ needs is the first step to fulfilling them, but that can be challenging when they already have misguided preconceptions of how a product works, veteran cosmetics and personal care researchers say.
The Global Shea Alliance (GSA) is aiming to connect cosmetic brands from Asia Pacific directly with the rural producers of shea butter to better the social and economic standings of African women and their families.
Turkey-based make-up brand Note Cosmetique is refreshing its attempt at expand in Asia Pacific and has its eyes on China, India, Indonesia, as colour cosmetics continues to show promising recovery post-pandemic.
Japanese beauty company Kosé Corporation says it is waiting for China’s economy to recover from the disruptions brought about by Beijing’s zero-COIVD policies before it moves forward with plans to expand Decorté’s retail footprint in the country.
Check out our recap of the most-read beauty and personal care stories of November 2022 – featuring LG H&H woes in China, Kao's impending price hikes, the potential of African traditional oils, and more.
The fragrance category has evolved to become an essential category for wellness as well as self-expression, according to exclusive insights from major players Coty and L’Oréal, along with a line-up of exciting niche labels.
Gulf markets offer a huge opportunity for online beauty sales due to rising demand from young consumers, claims the firm behind Nykaa, an e-commerce outfit that has enjoyed significant success in India.
Evereden has signed a deal with Sephora that will see its multi-generational skin care products on-shelf in five Asian markets – with the firm planning to ‘disrupt’ the APAC market by reaching millennial and Gen Z audiences.
Japanese cosmetics company Pola Orbis said China’s strict COVID-19 policies would have no impact on its plans to continue expanding POLA in China, noting that its luxury brand has a lot of potential with younger consumers and the second- and third-tier...
Beauty titan Estée Lauder Companies is expecting a slow recovery in China’s crucial travel retail hotspot of Hainan and does not anticipate things to be “fully back to normal” by the next fiscal year, said its CFO.
A skin care brand from Australia has made a goal to be as beneficial and accessible to as many people as possible, recognising that skin issues can exact a heavy toll on mental and emotional wellbeing, said its founder.
A Helsinki-based firm that has developed a microbiome-restoring extract is eyeing opportunities in the South Korean beauty market, which it believes will serve as a springboard to the wider Asia Pacific region.