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Anti-pollution claims: R&D-backed packaging influencing consumers

Anti-pollution Special Newsletter

Anti-pollution claims: How R&D-backed packaging is influencing consumers

By Natasha Spencer

The huge anti-pollution trend started off in the Asia Pacific region, where markets such as China, Korea and Japan continue to be the main source of innovation and a constantly diversifying product pipeline. But the buzz comes with a warning: over-saturation!

Paw Paw fruit ingredient in multifunctional cosmetics

Paw Paw fruit enters multifunctional cosmetics market

By Natasha Spencer

As consumers increasingly seek products that serve a variety of cosmetic and beauty needs, we spoke to Cynthia Leung, Brand Manager at The Australian Paw Paw Company about market opportunities, ingredient considerations and its latest skin care range,...

Getting beauty brand innovation just right

Special Focus: Brand Innovation

Getting beauty brand innovation just right

By Simon Pitman

We look at the biggest factors impacting new product development by considering the latest demographic trends, spotlighting what consumers really want and tapping into digital technology.

Rising cosmetics demand drives fatty acid esters market

Rising cosmetics demand drives fatty acid esters market

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

The global fatty acid esters market is set to continue its growth over the next five years thanks to demand from the cosmetics and personal care industry, with significant demand coming from Asia-Pacific.

Japan and US cannot agree in TPP talks

Japan and US cannot agree in TPP talks

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks taking place in Canberra do not look any closer to a deal, as Japan and the US fail to make progress.

BASF to build specialty amines plant in China

BASF to build specialty amines plant in China

By Katie Nichol

In a move that will further strengthen its global production network, German chemicals firm BASF announced it is to build a world-scale specialty amines plant at its existing site in Nanjing, China.

Estée Lauder striving to reset its presence in China

Estée Lauder striving to reset its presence in China

By Michelle Yeomans

Estée Lauder has hired former MD for Proximity Beijing, Alex Csergo, as its senior director of the Asia-Pacific region in an effort to ramp up its customer relationship management practices.

Nicole Tyrimou, Euromonitor analyst

Euromonitor analyst identifies key male skin care trends

By Chris BARKER

Men's skin care markets are becoming polarized between the simple and the complex, as Euromonitor beauty and personal care analyst Nicole Tyrimou identifies the key trends in this developing cosmetics field as simplicity and multi-functionality.

CosmeticsDesign-Asia.com looks at the Top 5 stories of 2012!

2012's Top Stories

CosmeticsDesign-Asia.com looks at the Top 5 stories of 2012!

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

2012 was a big year for the cosmetics industry in Asia-Pacific, with emerging markets booming, big players upping their presence and changing regulations. CosmeticsDesign-Asia.com takes a look at the top stories of the year in this 2012 round-up.

Estée Lauder to release first China-focused skin care brand

Estée Lauder to release first China-focused skin care brand

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Cosmetics player Estée Lauder is furthering its efforts to make its presence felt in Asia-Pacific and leverage its rapid sales growth in China by launching a new skin care line aimed specifically at the local consumers.

Europe dominates global lip care as market booms

Europe dominates global lip care as market booms

By Andrew McDougall

It appears the market for lip care products has weathered the recent economic downturn as the global market dominates in Europe and has been estimated to reach $1.9 billion (€1.5 bn) by 2017.

IMCD strengthens in APAC again with new Singapore HQ

IMCD strengthens in APAC again with new Singapore HQ

By Andrew McDougall

Specialty chemicals company IMCD has continued its strategy of strengthening in the Asia-Pacific region by opening its regional headquarters in Singapore and strengthening the team there.

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