Exclusive insights from Thailand’s beauty players, including Karmart, Dr. Barbara Sturm and G&M Cosmetics, shed light on the unique perspectives of the Thai beauty consumer and reveal the drivers behind one of South East Asia’s most exciting markets.
‘Skintellectual’ Muslim consumers are showing strong interest in multi-purpose products that are dedicated to their specific needs, and moving away from a purely makeup-centred approach, according to market experts.
IFF-owned ingredients maker Lucas Meyer Cosmetics believes its latest upcycled active ingredient can solve major pain points in the hijabi hair care market, especially in the warm and muggy climates of Asia Pacific.
The founders of Myanmar-based Gabar have revealed how they overcame the physical challenges of being separated from each other – and their team of perfumers – to create fragrances that could authentically represent their country and culture.
South East Asian fashion retailer FJ Benjamin Holdings (FJB) has recently expanded into beauty with the addition of cult skin care Dr. Barbara Sturm Molecular Cosmetics to tap into the growing demand for skin care amid COVID-19.
E-commerce platform Shopee is eyeing untapped opportunities in South East Asia’s luxury beauty market as the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic pushes more premium brands to carve out an online business.
Beauty packager Albéa is targeting the expected growth in China and the South East Asia region with the acquisition of Zhongshan Meiquan Plastic Products, belonging to the TEX R.L. group, better known under the name TEX China.