Shiseido cuts the ribbon on Japanese factory – its first domestic expansion in 36 years
Shiseido has cut the ribbon on its first new Japanese manufacturing facility in 36 years, according to a report published by the Business Times.
Wipro Consumer Care snaps up Canway Corp
Wipro Consumer Care and Lighting (WCCL) has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Canway Corp, according to a report published by LiveMint.
Henkel names new President for Thai unit
Henkel has named Andrianto Jayapurna President of its Thai operations, effective immediately, according to a report published by the Bangkok Post.
SaSa closes all Singapore-based stores
Hong Kong retailer SASA has closed all of its Singapore-based stores, a move which is said to affect around 170 members of staff.
China to ban production of cosmetics containing microbeads by 2020 end
China is set to ban the production of cosmetics that contain microbeads by the end of 2020, with existing products containing the harmful ingredient to be banned by 31st December, 2022, according to a report by Chemical Watch.
Smashing the ceiling: LG Household & Health Care names new executive hires
LG Household & Health Care has named Shim Mi-jin Head of Personal Care and Lim Iran Head of Marketing, O Hui, according to a report published by Pulse News.
Fashion Group Hyungji acquires global beauty products license for Castelbajac
The owner of the Castelbajac fashion label, Fashion Group Hyungii has announced that it has also bought the global trademark for the marque’s beauty offer from Sodip, according to a report published by Pulse News.
E’quipe launches new skin care and lifestyle brand, athletia
Japan’s e’quipe has announced the launch of a new skin care and lifestyle brand, named athletia.
SkinCeuticals makes debut into Asia Pacific travel retail market
L’Oréal-owned SkinCeuticals has made its debut into the travel retail market, launching into the Haitang Bay Duty Free Shopping Centre, Sanya, working with the China Duty Free Group (CDFG).
K-beauty brand start-up Memebox announces rebrand to MBX alongside new executive team
K Beauty brand incubator Memebox has announced a rebrand, now being known as MBX, and has appointed a new executive team to lead the San Francisco-based team.
Shiseido completes construction of Japan-based Nasu factory
Shiseido has announced the completion of its Nasu Factory in Ohtawara City, Tochigi Prefecture, which is set to begin full-scale operation on 24th December, 2019.
Seeing double: L’Oréal reveals ambitious plans for Indian market
L’Oréal CEO Jean Paul Agon has revealed that the French beauty behemoth plans to double the size of its Indian business through 2022 and sell to twice the number of consumers, according to a report published by the Times of India.
Shiseido announces restructure to take Elixir and Anessa brands global
Shiseido has made a series of announcements regarding its personnel, structure and organization.
P&G’s Aussie gains PETA certification
Procter & Gamble-owned Aussie has been accepted onto PETA’s Beauty Without Bunnies program.
Primera supports Indian girls with new product range as part of Let’s Love campaign
Amorepacific-owned brand Primera has launched a limited-edition Mango Butter Comforting product line that is part of its corporate social responsibility Let’s Love.
Swedish brand Foreo emerges victorious in Chinese IP battle
Swedish skin tech brand Foreo has emerged victorious following a two-year intellectual property legal battle against Chinese company Kingdom Zhuhai Company.
Star Combo to grow China footprint with Inature Organic Care acquisition
Star Combo has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire a 51 percent stake in Australian Inature Organic Care.
The Estee Lauder Companies to acquire Dr Jart+
The Estee Lauder Companies has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire the remaining shares in Have & Be Co, the Seoul-based owner of Dr Jart+ and Do the Right Thing.
KKW Beauty targets Chinese consumers with Livestreaming
Kim Kardashian West starred in a livestream broadcast to China to promote her KKW Fragrance range ahead of Singles’ Day.
Procter & Gamble and BASF-backed coconut oil initiative helps lives of more than 4100 farmers from Philippines and Indonesia
An initiative that includes companies such as Procter & Gamble and BASF and looks to develop certified coconut oil production is said to have helped 4100 farmers from the Philippines and Indonesia.
Singapore scientists create in-vitro human skin as alternative to animal testing
Scientists in Singapore have created human skin in a petri dish, which could be used an alternative to animal testing in cosmetics.
L’Oréal partners with 2020 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in a bid to push its global mission of ‘beauty for all’
L’Oréal Australia has been announced as a partner for the 2020 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, a move that is inline with the company’s “beauty for all” global mission.
Singles’ Day sales hit new record as Lauder and L’Oréal rake in RMB1 billion
Alibaba Group has announced that it generated RMB268.4 billion of gross merchandise volume (GMV) on this year’s Singles’ Day (November 11), up 26 percent compared to 2018’s festival.
Alibaba to top Singles’ Day with Tmall Flagship Store 2.0
Alibaba is preparing to debut some brand new features for its e-commerce platform, Tmall, according to a report published by Jing Daily.
New hair, don’t care: Pantene’s Single’s Day ad focuses on the power of a different do
Procter & Gamble-owned Pantene has released its Singles’ Day campaign, which is called The Breakup Salon, according to a report published by The Drum.
Shu Uemura teams up with Pokemon for new make-up line in industry crossover
Japanese beauty brand Shu Uemura has teamed up with popular video game Pokemon to launch a new Pikashu make-up collection, a spin off character from the popular Pikachu.
The Body Shop launches first television advert in India for global campaign
The Body Shop has launched its first TVC television campaign in India as part of a global advertising campaign, marking the onset of a new marketing strategy for the company.
Livestream function sends sales soaring at Alibaba
Alibaba has reported a 40 percent rise in revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2019, despite China’s slowing economy, according to a report published by Bloomberg.
AmorePacific Q3: sales up and operating profit jumps 40.6 percent
AmorePacific saw its shares leap after reporting a 40.6 percent jump in operating profit to KRW107.5 billion for the third quarter of the current financial year, compared to the same period a year ago, according to a report published by Pulse News.
Lancôme’s Singles’ Day WeChat pre-sale campaign a ‘huge success’
Lancôme has branded its Singles’ Day pre-sale campaign a ‘huge success’ after the WeChat promotion garnered ‘a significant amount of traffic’ for the brand, according to a report published by Jing Daily.
Wavemaker scoops further term as media agency for L’Oréal Thailand
L’Oréal Thailand has named Wavemaker as its media agency for another term, according to a report published by Marketing Interactive.
L’Oréal reports highest level of growth in a more than a decade for Q3 2019
L’Oréal has announced its results for the third quarter of fiscal 2019. The French beauty giant saw sales beat expectations, up 7.5 percent, like-for-like, to reach €21.99 billion.
Bulldog Skincare to become the first cruelty free certified brand to sell in China
Bulldog Skincare is set to become the first international skin care brand to maintain its Leaping Bunny approved status while on sale in mainland China.
AmorePacific to pull Sulwhasoo counter from Galeries Lafayette
AmorePacific is considering closing down its Sulwhasoo counter, located within Galeries Lafayette’s Paris store, according to a report published by The Investor.
Clarins names China’s Dilireba Skin Care Ambassador for the Asia-Pacific region
Clarins is hoping to turn the heads of Chinese consumers with the appointment of local actress and singer Dilireba as Skin Care Ambassador for the Asia-Pacific region, according to a report published by WWD. The Chinese celebrity will front the campaign for the...
L’Oréal sets sights on Chinese beauty tech start-ups with investment in Cathay Innovation
L’Oréal has announced a strategic investment in Cathay Innovation, a global venture capital fund that specialises in sustainable tech, according to a press release issued by the company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Through the partnership, the French beauty...
Nivea debuts hand cream in India
Beiersdorf-owned Nivea has debuted its hand care range on the Indian market, according to a report published by The Economic Times. The skin care brand timed the launch to coincide with the Hindu / Sikh / Jain festival Diwali, which is widely celebrated in India. “Our...
A.S. Watson Group announces Malina Ngai as new Chief Executive Officer, Asia & Europe
A.S. Watson Group has announced the appointment of Malina Ngai as Chief Executive Officer for Asia and Europe. Having joined A.S. Watson via its parent company CK Hutchison in 2001, Ngai has had a career in leadership roles across investment, international buying,...
Asian online marketplace Carousell launches anti-counterfeiting program Crop
Asian online classified ads service Carousell has announced the launch of a new anti-counterfeiting program, the Carousell Rights Owners Programme (Crop), which aims to offer both brands and users protection against fake goods. The program will only be available to...
China tightens testing requirements for products containing sunscreen
The National Medical Products Administration in China has ushered in additional testing requirements for beauty products that contain sunscreen agents, according to a report published by Chemical Watch. The new rules, which came into force on September 10, require...
Cognex acquires South Korean AI startup Sualab in $195 million deal
U.S. machine vision system manufacturer Cognex has acquired Korean-based artificial intelligence vision software developer startup Sualab in a $195 million deal, according to the Investor. As part of the acquisition Cognex will use Sualab’s engineering team and its...
Pantene campaigns implores female Japanese job hunters to break strict hair traditions
Pantene Japan has launched a campaign that encourages hair freedom for female job hunters in the country. The #HairWeGo: My Hair Moves Me Forward campaign aims to help corporate HR professionals and job seekers to wear whatever hairstyle they like. Created with Grey...
RSPO introduces new green palm oil rules for Unilever, Procter & Gamble et al
Industry watchdog Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is set to introduce new rules next month that will force companies such as Unilever and Procter & Gamble to buy greener palm oil or face penalty charges, according to a report by Reuters. The move aims to...
NARS expands in Indonesia with first retail store
Shiseido-owned beauty company NARS has opened its first retail store in Jakarta, Indonesia, according to a report by the Jakarta post. The 88 square meter space, located at Senayan City shopping mall, is a collaboration between NARS Founder Francois Nars and New...
Shiseido yeast research to help create collagen-boosting skincare products
Shiseido has discovered the potential for yeast extract to keep skin capillaries healthy, in turn boosting collagen and maintaining elasticity. By using original technology to visualize the 3D structure of capillaries in the skin, the Japanese multinational found that...
Clé de Peau Beauté signs multi-year global partnership with UNICEF
Shiseido-owned Clé de Peau Beauté has pledged the world’s largest contribution of US$8.7 million to support UNICEF’s Gender Equality Program, according to a press release issued by the company. The Japanese beauty giant’s multi-year global partnership with the charity...
MAC Cosmetics drops prices in Australia
Lauder-owned MAC Cosmetics has dropped the price of its lipsticks, eyeshadows and mascaras on the Australian market, according to a report published by 10 Daily. The brand revealed that it was lowering the price of set items in order to remain competitive as well as...
AmorePacific issues KRW200 billion in new shares
AmorePacific Group is planning to issue a further KRW200 billion in shares in order to recapitalize its eponymous beauty subsidiary and Osulluc brand, according to a report published by Pulse News. The K-beauty behemoth revealed its intention to issue some 7 million...
New Avon taps into LG stable; prepares to launch series of K-beauty collabs
The US arm of direct sales firm Avon is set to benefit from access to LG Household & Health’s world-class R&D capabilities. Indeed, New Avon is set to draw on its new owner’s impressive portfolio, unveiling a series of cross-brand partnerships later this year....
J-beauty ad spend in South Korea plummets 90 percent
Japanese companies have dramatically decreased the ad space they buy across South Korea’s media landscape, according to a report published by The Korea Bizwire. A survey conducted by Media Audit Korea revealed that Japanese companies spent KRW 7.2 billion on ad space...