South East Asia

Mercury laden cosmetics becomes a major issue in the Philippines

Mercury laden cosmetics becomes a major issue in the Philippines

By Michelle Yeomans

Public interest group the EcoWaste Coalition, has announced to its dismay, that despite efforts to rid the Philippine markets of mercury laden cosmetics, the toxic products continue to be sold in many stores in Manila and Cubao in Quezon City.

Inaugural summit lifts lid on thriving packaging Indonesian market

Inaugural summit lifts lid on thriving packaging Indonesian market

By Michelle Yeomans

The recent Label Summit in Indonesia saw industry professionals such as cosmetic adhesive label suppliers gather alongside senior figures from the South East Asian and Australasian packaging and print sector to gain insight into the growth opportunities...

Understanding Asia’s different regulations...

Understanding Asia’s different regulations...

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Market entry in Asia is often a stumbling block for many and can present cosmetic companies with a number of obstacles to overcome due to different regulatory requirements. Here Cosmetics Design takes a look at some of the main markets and the different...

DKSH offers regulatory services to Rovithai in Thailand

DKSH offers regulatory services to Rovithai in Thailand

By Michelle Yeomans

The market expansion services provider has signed an agreement to provide regulatory services to Rovithai Limited, a subsidiary of DSM Nutritional Products, vitamins and other ingredients to the personal care industry in Thailand.

Boots boosted by US sales, eyes further expansion in Asia

Boots boosted by US sales, eyes further expansion in Asia

By Simon Pitman

Boots Alliance says that sales of its No 7 Protect and Perfect brand in the United States has given a significant boost to help drive a successful quarter for the retailer and beauty provider, while it is also testing out expansion into the Asia market.

Estée Lauder results driven by big gains in Asia Pacific

Estée Lauder results driven by big gains in Asia Pacific

By Simon Pitman

Luxury fragrance and cosmetic provider Estée Lauder has posted strong first quarter results on the back of significant gains in Asia Pacific, but South Korea proves to be the exception to the upward trend.

Philippines FDA issues draft GHS rules for cosmetics

Philippines FDA issues draft GHS rules for cosmetics

By Michelle Yeomans

The Philippines Food and Drug Administration has issued a draft administrative order to outline the application, classification and labeling requirements of cosmetic products and other chemicals.

Vietnam’s cosmetic industry struggles to revive domestic brands

Vietnam’s cosmetic industry struggles to revive domestic brands

By Michelle Yeomans

According to various analysts in the Asia-Pacific region, the cosmetics industry in Vietnam, although having established many cosmetics brand names, has been overshadowed by multinational brands, due to a lack of innovation and promotional strategies.

Laser test developed to test anti-aging product efficacy

Laser test developed to test anti-aging product efficacy

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Researchers in Taiwan have developed a process with a new laser technique to identify the signs of aging and may help provide an index for measuring the effectiveness of 'anti-aging' skin products.

L’Oréal opens its largest factory in Indonesia

L’Oréal opens its largest factory in Indonesia

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Cosmetics maker L’Oréal has invested €100 million ($128 million) in its largest factory in the world in Indonesia as it continues to meet its objective of reaching one billion new consumers.

in-cosmetics Asia to open its doors in Bangkok next week

in-cosmetics Asia to open its doors in Bangkok next week

By Simon Pitman

With online registration now closed for the in-cosmetics Asia event in Bangkok next week, final preparations are falling into place for what the organizer promises will be the biggest ever event, and the Cosmetics Design team will be there to cover it.

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