Personal Care

Kantar report: Filipino shoppers are investing more in beauty

Kantar report: Filipino shoppers are investing more in beauty

By Michelle Yeomans

According to Kantar Worldpanel, Filipinos are prioritizing beauty products more as the personal care sector increased by 11 per cent in June 2015 from a year ago, outpacing growth in other megasectors such as food, beverage and household care.

UBM launches first India based personal care expo

UBM launches first India based personal care expo

By Michelle Yeomans

India's retail cosmetics market is predicted to grow to $2.68 billion by the year 2020, with this in mind UBM held its first personal care expo in New Delhi this month.

Beauty consumers trust loved ones most: Dove moves in to capitalize

Beauty consumers trust loved ones most: Dove moves in to capitalize

By Lucy Whitehouse

Ever on the lookout for a new affirming marketing message for its personal care products, Unilever’s Dove has launched yet another ‘reality advertising’ video campaign, this time centering on the idea that consumers trust most the beauty advice of loved...

Korean cosmetic brands see opportunity in Islamic markets

Korean cosmetic brands see opportunity in Islamic markets

By Michelle Yeomans

Various Korean cosmetics companies have been eyeing up the Islamic markets of late, however getting halal certification before they can target the 1.6 billion Muslim population has proved tricky for some.

Euromonitor highlights top 4 beauty trends to watch out for in APAC

Euromonitor highlights top 4 beauty trends to watch out for in APAC

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Global beauty and personal care has reached a total value of $454 billion in 2013, with Asia-Pacific representing 28% of sales. Here, Euromonitor's Beauty and Personal Care analyst Pei Ying outlines four key trends driving growth in the industry.

UK contract manufacturer strikes up deal with Jahwa

UK contract manufacturer strikes up deal with Jahwa

By Simon Pitman

Swallowfield, a UK-based contract manufacturer, has struck up a deal with Jahwa, one of the largest domestic personal care players in China, to supply a range of products British-made products.

Energizer to split personal care into a stand alone business

Energizer to split personal care into a stand alone business

By Simon Pitman

On the back of its second quarter results, Energizer says it will split its business into two independent publicly traded companies, one for personal care and the other for its household division, focused on Energizer batteries.

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.

Digital holds key to success in China

Digital holds key to success in China

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Olay, L’Oréal Paris and Rejoice emerge as the top three digital beauty brands in China and are tipped to make this status count as the country’s digital and social use has seen growth in the last few years.

As the BRIC markets mature, will the next focus be MINT?

As the BRIC markets mature, will the next focus be MINT?

The BRIC markets have been one of the main driving forces for the cosmetics and personal care market in recent years, particularly during the global economic slump, but the economist who first identified them believes new markets are set to steal the...

Unilever recognises cosmetics potential with €150m investment

Unilever recognises cosmetics potential with €150m investment

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Unilever has highlighted its focus on Personal Care expansion by announcing an investment of over €150 million in a new manufacturing plant in Konya, Turkey, to increase its capacity for sustainable growth in the market.

Environmental standard introduced to ease Oz consumers’ concerns

Environmental standard introduced to ease Oz consumers’ concerns

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Not-for-profit organisation Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) has released a new environmental standard for personal care and cosmetics products to ease consumer concerns over the use of palm oil, toxic chemicals and greenwashing.

Paras pharma brothers back in business as they return to personal care

Paras pharma brothers back in business as they return to personal care

By Michelle Yeomans

The brothers of Indian firm, Paras Pharmaceuticals are making their way back into the personal care sector with their own cosmetic brands which experts believe will be fierce competition for the consumer goods company, Marico who bought out the brothers...

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