South East Asia

Silab launches soothing skin care solution Neurofense

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Silab launches soothing skin care solution Neurofense

By Natasha Spencer

After launching its latest natural skin care offering, Neurofense, in January 2018, we got the lowdown on neuro-soothing ingredients from French cosmetics producer, Silab, and why these appeal to APAC consumers.

Wipro Consumer Care to reach $1 billion in revenue

Wipro Consumer Care to reach $1 billion in revenue

By Natasha Spencer

The Indian personal care business is set to hit the $1 bn (€815.2 mn) revenue mark by March 2018, largely prompted by the positive performance of its leading domestic names and investment in the Chinese market.

Nature Republic opens first store in Indonesia

Nature Republic opens first store in Indonesia

By Natasha Spencer

Natural beauty brand, Nature Republic, pushes forward with its overseas expansion by launching its first brick-and-mortar store to the Indonesian customer base in Jakarta.

Singapore welcomes Brands for Good initiative

Singapore welcomes Brands for Good initiative

By Natasha Spencer

Positive impact organisation, CEO Asia, launches the first Brands for Good Awards in Singapore to support and encourage the development of sustainable enterprises.

Ashland eyes emerging Asian markets to sustain regional growth

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Ashland eyes emerging Asian markets to sustain regional growth

By Gary Scattergood

Ashland is looking to step up its efforts in Myanmar, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Cambodia to drive sales success in more of Asia’s emerging markets, while also looking to ramp-up its technical services for customers in the region.

ADA Cosmetics acquires RDI Malaysia

ADA Cosmetics acquires RDI Malaysia

By Natasha Spencer

Famed cosmetics manufacturer and supplier to the hotel industry, ADA Cosmetics, confirms its procurement of body care and soap producer, RDI Malaysia.

mySmink Malaysia

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mySmink part II: Mastering marketing for global shoppers

By Natasha Spencer

In our second look at the new beauty player on the digital Malaysian marketplace, we profile mySmink’s business and marketing strategy to explore how it plans to harness its introduction and growth.

Natural active ingredients

Natural active ingredients: Achieving all-round appeal

By Natasha Spencer

As healthy lifestyles positively influence the rise in the natural active ingredient segment, marketing promotions, next generation materials, and leading Asia-Pacific (APAC) regions are all contributing to its growth.

H&M Beauty enters Malaysia

H&M Beauty enters Malaysia

By Natasha Spencer

Leading fashion and cosmetics brand, H&M, prepares to launch its beauty range in the Malaysian marketplace, after making a successful impact in Singapore.

The evolution of beauty retail in Southeast Asia

The evolution of beauty retail in Southeast Asia

By Simon Pitman

A prolonged economic growth spurt is helping to drive the cosmetics and personal care market throughout Southeast Asia and reshaping the beauty retail landscape, research from Mintel reveals.

Kao releases its mid-term K20 plan

Kao releases its mid-term K20 plan

By Natasha Spencer

On 18th May 2017, cosmetics and chemical name, Kao, revealed its 2017 Integrated Report detailing how it plans to expand globally over the next four years.

Luxasia and Anchanto e-commerce beauty agreement

Luxasia and Anchanto to advance e-commerce beauty

By Natasha Spencer

Beauty products distributor, Luxasia, provides funding to Singapore-based e-commerce platform, Anchanto, to support its expansion plans in Asia-Pacific (APAC) markets.

Herballines and DKSH team up to target Myanmar

Herballines and DKSH team up to target Myanmar

By Natasha Spencer

Asia-focused market expansion services specialist, DKSH, has partnered with personal care manufacturer, Paradise Products, to increase the awareness and sales of its Herballines brand in the Southeast Asian marketplace.

Unilever and EAC Myanmar joint venture

Unilever and EAC partner in Myanmar

By Natasha Spencer

European consumer goods conglomerate, Unilever, and manufacturer and distributor, Europe & Asia Commercial Company (EAC), have launched a joint venture targeting Myanmar and the Asia- Pacific (APAC) markets.

Cosmetic imports to Vietnam exceed €1 billion

Cosmetic imports to Vietnam exceed €1 billion

By Natasha Spencer

Trade Map of the International Trade Center (ITC) and the World Bank (WB) reveals that the value of imported cosmetics entering the Vietnam market has more than doubled from below $500 mn (€469 mn) in 2011 to over $1.1 bn (€1.03 bn) in 2016.

Frutarom acquires Vietnam’s Western Flavors

Frutarom acquires Vietnam’s Western Flavors

By Natasha Spencer

Natural speciality fine ingredients business, Frutarom, has agreed to acquire Vietnamese Western Flavors and plans to build a new flavours plant in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to help expand the business throughout the country and the wider APAC region.