South East Asia

ASEAN harmonisation on the agenda at in-cosmetics Asia

ASEAN harmonisation on the agenda at in-cosmetics Asia

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

This year’s in-cosmetics Asia event will host a panel discussion looking at the challenges and opportunities for the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) which will be finalised in 2015, and how this will affect cosmetics companies in the region and further...

Nu Skin Q2 results see significant decline

Nu Skin Q2 results see significant decline

By Simon Pitman

Skin care specialist Nu Skin says continued problems in its China operations have weighed heavily on its second quarter results, causing revenues and profits to fall.

Japan the focus at in-cosmetics Asia

Japan the focus at in-cosmetics Asia

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Japan will follow in the footsteps of Korea in 2013, and will be the country focus at this year’s in-cosmetics Asia event, held in Bangkok, November 4-6.

CSPO use increases 49% on last year

Certified Sustainable Palm Oil use increases 49% on last year

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

The uptake of certified sustainable palm oil has seen a 49% increase in the first quarter of 2014 compared to last year which many believe is a positive landmark for the industry that has been threatening to destroy rainforests in Indonesia and around...

Japanese cosmetic innovation leading the way

Japanese cosmetic innovation leading the way

By Michelle Yeomans

Regional experts predict Japan’s knack for innovating product textures, concepts and formulas, particularly in the hair and skin care segments, will be tempting consumers from its fellow markets.

Amway unveils plans for further expansion into Asia Pacific

Amway unveils plans for further expansion into Asia Pacific

By Simon Pitman

Having just announced strong financial results, direct sales cosmetics and nutritional products player Amway has revealed extensive investment plans that include significant expansion into the Asia Pacific region.

Dr Ian Stephen, lead researcher

A smoothie way to improve skin appearance

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

A group of university students have taken to a specially designed smoothie diet in an attempt to see if it will help improve skin appearance.

Palm oil manufacturer admits ‘regulatory gaps’ in forest clearing

Palm oil manufacturer admits ‘regulatory gaps’ in forest clearing

By Chris BARKER

Indonesian palm oil manufacturer Bumitama has denied accusations by a lobby group that they have cleared areas of rainforest without a permit and caused damage to endangered species, but admitted to “regulatory gaps” in their operations which needed to...

Lucas Meyer scoops top ingredient award at in-cosmetics Asia

Lucas Meyer scoops top ingredient award at in-cosmetics Asia

By Simon Pitman

One of the highlights of last week’s in-cosmetics Asia event was the Best Ingredient Awards, with the top prize going to Canada-based Lucas Meyer for an ingredient targeting photo ageing damage from infrared light.

Asia is the land of opportunity for Naturex

Asia is the land of opportunity for Naturex

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Ingredients supplier Naturex is looking to target the Asian region due to the growing trend for natural and exotic ingredients, building on its successes in other markets.

in-cosmetics Asia 2013, in photos

in-cosmetics Asia 2013, in photos

By Simon Pitman

This year's in-cosmetics Asia event opened its doors at the BITEC in Bangkok, Thailand, yesterday. The show boasts more exhibitors, a bigger than ever conference programme, the annual Best Ingredient Award and, new this year, the Product Trails,...

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