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.
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...
As the cosmetics market in Asia continues to grow and offer great potential to ingredient suppliers and manufacturers, the organisers of this year’s in-cosmetics Asia event have honed in on the key trends for the next edition.
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...
The tactic employed by ingredients suppliers in order to stay one step ahead has developed a much more consumer-led theme in recent years and this is relevant when observing the big players’ approach to Asia.
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 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.
As economic growth in Asia-Pacific gives many countries in the region new-found wealth, this is translating into a plethora of increasingly sophisticated products that are turning the heads of international industry professionals.
The market expansion services provider has signed an agreement to provide commercial and distribution services to Linco Card, a British manufacturer of personal care products in Malaysia, in a bid to further expand in the Asia-Pacific region.
CCL industries has signed an agreement to partner with Japanese packaging company Taisei Kako that will see the two companies build a plastic tube manufacturing and decorating plant in Bangkok, Thailand.
As international cosmetic giants continue to hold their own amidst fierce competition on the Vietnamese market, domestic brands are struggling to fund campaigns and are disappearing from the market as a result.
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.
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.
According to a report published by the United Nations Environment Programme, Asia is the largest regional emitter of mercury in the world, and cosmetics are noted amongst other products as contributing.
The Bali National Drug and Food Monitoring Agency (BPOM) is warning consumers to be more cautious when buying cosmetics after finding in a recent operation, a large number of illegal traditional beauty products.
With the latest research from Mintel revealing the that color cosmetics market accounts for nearly a third of sales in many Asian countries, NYX Cosmetics has, like many brands before it, made the move into the region with its 'affordable luxury’...
According to the market researcher, a rising preference for Eastern traditional ingredients in the West has seen the Thai beauty market to have grown by 44 percent since 2008 and is estimated to reach US $4.8 billion by 2015.
After much success in the Japanese beauty product market, Panasonic is now extending its reach into Southeast Asia with a new range of ‘nanoe care’ beauty and grooming products, based on its electrical expertise.
China-based ingredients supplier Fenchem says it is specifically targeting growth in the fast-growing Southeast Asia market, on the back of its participation at next week's in-cosmetics Asia, to be held in Bangkok this week.
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.
As new EU regulation comes into play next year, replacing the European Cosmetics Directive, the Regulatory Workshop at the 2012 in-cosmetics Asia will look at how this affects regulatory frameworks in Europe, China, Korea and ASEAN.
Environmental watchdog, the EcoWaste Coalition is putting pressure on the Philippines Food and Drug Administration after it discovered first hand that cosmetics containing mercury were still available over the counter, despite being banned in the region.
Despite a government ban on cosmetics containing mercury being sold in the Phillipines, a public interest group claims to have found 11 brands of skin whitening products containing mercury still available in stores.