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in-cosmetics coverage

Indonesia's beauty market among 'new growth hot spots'

By Michelle Yeomans

With emerging markets slowing down, attention has turned to core businesses and untapped markets such as Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey. Cosmetics Design caught up with Euromonitor to discuss new growth hot spots.

Indonesia’s palm oil exports expect limited growth

Indonesia’s palm oil exports expect limited growth

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

While there may be slight growth in palm oil exports in Indonesia it is not expected to be significant as markets are weak and prices could remain low, according to the Indonesian Palm Oil Producers Association (Gapki).

Clarins targets the younger Thai consumer

Clarins targets the younger Thai consumer

By Michelle Yeomans

As sales in Thailand ranked second in ASEAN behind Singapore for Clarins, the brand is now concentrating its efforts on attracting younger consumers.

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.