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Why the dynamics are changing for skin whitening in Asia

Special Focus: Skin Whitening

Why the dynamics are changing for skin whitening in Asia

By Simon Pitman

Skin whitening has been a mega trend in Asia for a number of years now, but with questions over the safety of some ingredients and several skin whitening campaigns causing uproar, the dynamics of the category look set for change.

Asia’s skin whitening market is often misunderstood

Asia’s skin whitening market is often misunderstood

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

The skin whitening market in Asia is a booming one but it is also one that can be misunderstood, particularly in the West or where cultural, social, and physiological behaviour is different.

Kanebo skin whiteners receive 14 more lawsuits

Kanebo skin whiteners receive 14 more lawsuits

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Several reports claim that 14 women in central Japan filed a lawsuit on Monday with the Nagoya District Court seeking upwards of 100 million yen in damages from Kanebo Cosmetics, saying their skin broke out in white blotches after using the company's...

Is Asia taking skin lightening too far?

Is Asia taking skin lightening too far?

By Michelle Yeomans

With the global skin lightening market predicted to reach up to $10 billion by 2015, it's fair to say that Asia likes its brightening creams, but have brands gone too far, encouraging women to bleach the most intimate areas? 

Editor’s picks: the top articles of 2013

Editor’s picks: the top articles of 2013

This year we’ve made every effort to keep you up to date on major advancements in emerging markets to what you can expect next in terms of trends and brand innovations. Here; we’ve rounded up the most impacting stories of the year..

Mercury laden cosmetics becomes a major issue in the Philippines

Mercury laden cosmetics becomes a major issue in the Philippines

By Michelle Yeomans

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.

Skin lightening trend in Asia boosts global market

Skin lightening trend in Asia boosts global market

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Skin lightening has long been a trend in Asia and is set to continue to boost the global market in the next five years, according to Global Industry Analysts’ latest report.

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Skin lightening for the nether regions – a step too far ?

By Michelle Yeomans

An Indian company promoting a shower gel product that provides freshness and ‘fairness’ for more intimate areas has sparked widespread debate and controversary amongst the media and bloggers alike with an advert for its 'clean & dry intimate...

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