Fragrance

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.