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.
A UK-based start-up founded by a couple of Oxford scientists is targeting business-to-business (B2B) and direct-to-consumer (DTC) opportunities in the Asia Pacific skin care market with its novel sun care solution.
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.
Korean firm Incospharm is hoping its plant oil-modified endocannabinoids will find favour with brands that are struggling to gain regulatory approval for products containing cannabis-derived ingredients.
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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.
The increasing use of vitamins in cosmetics and daily consumer products could be responsible for rising rates of allergic contact dermatitis (ACD) in the general population, a team of experts has warned.
New research suggests that herbal formulations containing thyme, wheat grass and ginseng, along with ferulic and gallic acid, are the most promising natural products for new cosmetics with skin anti-ageing properties.
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.
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.
The cosmetics industry is seeing a rising appetite for traditional oils that have been used for centuries by Africa’s indigenous people as the demand for new, powerful, and efficacious natural ingredients booms.
L’Occitane International has reported that Asia Pacific grew by 1.9% at constant rates in the first half (H1), led by Hong Kong, Australia, and Malaysia, helping to offset the second consecutive quarter of double-digit declines for China.
More than 30,000 sq m of dedicated cosmetics and perfumes space, featuring brands such as Shiseido, Dior and Estée Lauder, has been officially unveiled at the world’s largest duty free complex in Hainan, China
International beauty major L’Oréal has reported a worldwide surge in sales for the third quarter (Q3) of 2022, capturing growth across all divisions but especially active cosmetics, despite inflationary pressures in many countries.
Japanese personal care major Kao Corporation has blended carbonated water into a shampoo formula for curly hair to improve the penetration and effectiveness of its curl-loosening ingredient, offering better style control at the washing stage.
The beauty and personal care industry must today respond to converging global crises and ensure ethical integrity in every part of the value chain to protect the future of the planet, people and business, says British environmentalist Sir Jonathon Porritt.
The concern over long COVID and its impact on skin health will drive consumer demand for safety, thereby pushing more cosmetic companies to develop products in accordance with the ISO natural origin index, according to a new review.
Here we reveal exclusive insights from established and rising baby care brands Aromababy, Lovekins and P’URE PapayaCare Baby on what it takes to earn the trust of protective parents, how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the market, and why Asia Pacific...