Fragrance

Natural & Organic show represents new focus in Asia

Natural & Organic show represents new focus in Asia

By Michelle Yeomans

As natural and organic supplement and beauty brands flocked to Hong Kong for the first Natural & Organic Products Asia event last week, the show is proof that consumer preference for green is on the up in Asia.

Fragrance in Asia -  a segment worth investing in?

Asia in Focus

Fragrance in Asia - a segment worth investing in?

By Michelle Yeomans

Although the fragrance category can hold it's own in the West, it's still small business in Asia which our expert says it due to several cultural reasons and warns that whilst there is opportunity to invest, it's not going to be down the...

India's domestic players shake up deodrant segment

India's domestic players shake up deodrant segment

By Michelle Yeomans

In what has previously been a marginal business in India, deodrants are now on the rise as low-end brands like Diana and Dynamite give the likes of Axe and Engage a run for their money in the ever expanding segment. 

Is it time up for beauty boxes in Asia already?

Is it time up for beauty boxes in Asia already?

By Michelle Yeomans

Just last year we were reporting that beauty boxes were making in-roads in Asia, particularly in the Southeast and Korea. Now, some analysts say the market may be over saturated with the ‘all too easy to replicate’ subscription services.

Scientists develop perfumery model to predict fragrance

Perfume prediction tool on the radar

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

A group of scientists have developed a model aimed at helping perfumers predict how various ingredient and chemicals will smell.

Australia recommends ban on DMEP phthalates in cosmetics

Australia recommends ban on DMEP phthalates in cosmetics

By Michelle Yeomans

The National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) has assessed the health risks of DMEP, particularly from repeated or prolonged exposure, from its use in cosmetics and recommended a ban.

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.

Sephora expands into Australia: region continues to diversify

Sephora expands into Australia: region continues to diversify

By Lucy Whitehouse

International beauty brand Sephora’s upcoming expansion into Australia participates in the ongoing diversification of the region’s cosmetics market, and will mean domestic players will need to continue to up their game with innovation.

Luxury beauty on the up in Thailand

Luxury beauty on the up in Thailand

By Lucy Whitehouse

New statistics from the country’s finance ministry reveal that the luxury goods market in Thailand is proving increasingly robust, suggesting the country is succeeding in its aim to offer an attractive option for tourist consumers.

Time for brands to look outside the box

*Cosmetics Vision Special*

Time for brands to look outside the box

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

When it comes to marketing and advertising, brands need to abandon the pre-existing rules that their categories have, and focus on engaging with the consumer and their needs.

Givaudan enters fragrance collaboration with Xinhua in China

Givaudan enters fragrance collaboration with Xinhua in China

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Swiss manufacturer Givaudan is aiming to further reach out to its customers in Asia-Pacific and meet their needs, having announced the signing of a joint venture with Zhejiang Xinhua Chemical for the production of fragrance ingredients in China. 

India’s cosmetics industry set to treble

India’s cosmetics industry set to treble

By Michelle Yeomans

The retail beauty and cosmetics market in India,  currently estimated at $950 million, is predicted to grow to $2.68 billion by the year 2020.

Oriflame warehouse fire will affect service in 2014

Oriflame warehouse fire will affect service in 2014

By Chris BARKER

A fire which destroyed one of Oriflame’s main warehouses in the vicinity of New Delhi is likely to have an effect on service levels in India in 2013 and the first quarter of 2014, according to the company.

Korean cosmetics continues success on AP markets

Korean cosmetics continues success on AP markets

By Michelle Yeomans

As Korean cosmetics brands continue to see success on their neighbouring AP markets, factors such as affordability and an ever expanding male grooming segment are found to be the key driving forces.

Japanese health and beauty sales beat recession downturn

Japanese health and beauty sales beat recession downturn

By Chris BARKER

Health and beauty shops in Japan have avoided the country’s general economic malaise to post respectable growth from 2007-2012, according to statistics from Euromonitor and the Global Retail Theft Barometer for 2012-2013.

LVMH targets Asia for premium cosmetics expansion

LVMH targets Asia for premium cosmetics expansion

By Michelle Yeomans

At LVMH’s newest cosmetology center in Orleans this week, the company’s MD revealed its’ plans to expand in the 77-billion-euro a year ($104 billion) global premium cosmetics market on the Asia Pacific region.