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Male personal care in Asia-Pacific

Male personal care: The market to watch

By Natasha Spencer

The Asia-Pacific (APAC) region is expected to account for the highest growth rate in the overall male personal care market throughout 2016 to 2022, due to increasing consumer demand from countries including China and India.

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...

Luxury cosmetics for airlines

Aviation and Luxury: The New Cosmetics Collaboration?

By Natasha Spencer

As Etihad Airways announces its collaboration with leading fashion and beauty brands, we spoke to Vivienne Rudd, ‎Director of Global Insight and Innovation, Beauty & Personal Care at Mintel on how luxury is coupling up with aviation.  

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...

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”.

H&M sustainable beauty for new make-up line

H&M drives sustainability efforts

By Natasha Spencer

With the announcement that H&M hopes to launch a sustainable make-up line, natural and organic development is high on the global leader’s agenda.

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.

Amway India relaunches Attitude Skin Care

Amway India relaunches Attitude Skin Care

By Natasha Spencer

As the Indian region is hotly anticipated as the next big market in Asia, Amway India appeals to its youth with Attitude's Skin Care range.

Dabur takes small step into African cosmetics market

Dabur takes small step into African cosmetics market

By Simon Pitman

India-based consumer goods and cosmetics player Dabur has just sealed a deal to buy a small South African cosmetics player, paving the way to huge growth potential across the African continent.

The Face Shop set to enter the Indian market

The Face Shop set to enter the Indian market

By Simon Pitman

Korean natural and organic cosmetic player The Face Shop is set to enter the fast-growing India market, following on from much speculation about its ambitions in the market.

Getting beauty brand innovation just right

Special Focus: Brand Innovation

Getting beauty brand innovation just right

By Simon Pitman

We look at the biggest factors impacting new product development by considering the latest demographic trends, spotlighting what consumers really want and tapping into digital technology.

Why the dynamics are changing for skin whitening in Asia

Special Focus: Skin Whitening

Why the dynamics are changing for skin whitening in Asia

By Simon Pitman

Skin whitening has been a mega trend in Asia for a number of years now, but with questions over the safety of some ingredients and several skin whitening campaigns causing uproar, the dynamics of the category look set for change.

India set to overhaul drugs and cosmetics legislation

India set to overhaul drugs and cosmetics legislation

By Lucy Whitehouse

India is moving towards a shake up in its cosmetics regulation in order to keep up with the rapid pace of today’s innovation, with its union cabinet having just withdrawn the country’s Drugs and Cosmetics (Amendment) Bill of 2013.

India puts five-year anti-dumping coumarin duty in place

India puts five-year anti-dumping coumarin duty in place

By Lucy Whitehouse

The Indian government has extended its anti-dumping duty on cosmetics and personal care ingredient coumarin, in order to limit the impact of cheap imports from China undercutting the domestic market.

New deodorant attempts to disrupt India market

New deodorant attempts to disrupt India market

By Lucy Whitehouse

Emami, a major domestic personal care player in India, has announced a further addition to its ever-expanding portfolio with the launch of a new range of deodorants.

UAE beauty brands target Asia

UAE beauty brands target Asia

By Lucy Whitehouse

United Arab Emirates cosmetics firms are reportedly eyeing up expansion into Asia, with moving into the region proving a hot topic at this week’s Beautyworld Middle East event.

J&J under pressure to prove product safety in India

J&J under pressure to prove product safety in India

By Lucy Whitehouse

Johnson & Johnson is facing pressure in India after losing two recent high-profile lawsuits in the US from women who blame its talcum products for their development of ovarian cancer.

'Men-only' sunscreens marketed in India

'Men-only' sunscreens marketed in India

By Simon Pitman

The male grooming sector is seeing a strong boost across Asia, thanks to the growing enthusiasm among male consumers for a meterosexual style - in India, the latest category to tap into this is sun care.

Korea's It's Skin heads for India expansion

Korea's It's Skin heads for India expansion

By Lucy Whitehouse

One of Korea’s major cosmetics firms has reportedly announced its intention to expand into India, as its popularity across the Asia region continues to grow.

Inglot lays out plans to strengthen in India

Inglot lays out plans to strengthen in India

By Lucy Whitehouse

Polish beauty player Inglot has laid out its plan to raise its market share in India, increasing its market presence in the country from 14 stores to 100 by 2020.

Unilever CEO praises India's economic 'momentum'

Unilever CEO praises India's economic 'momentum'

By Lucy Whitehouse

Paul Polman, CEO of consumer goods multinational Unilever, recently described India as a market which is emerging with “momentum”, which he attributes to the government’s efforts to facilitate economic growth in the country.

L'Oreal launches Women of Worth 2016 Awards in India

L'Oreal launches Women of Worth 2016 Awards in India

By Lucy Whitehouse

L'Oreal has launched this year's instalment of its annual Women of Worth awards in India, indicating that the multinational is keen to push brand awareness forward further in the country.

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