Industry Trends

January 2022

See what has been happening in Asia’s pharma and personal care industries over the last weeks. What are experts and industry magazines talking about?

What has been happening?

Negative impact on oral health, Sun Care Products, Children’s cosmetics and more. See what journals and industry experts have been discussing in the last four weeks.

Latest Industry Articles

Don't neglect oral care

NST Online Latest News

The pandemic has had a negative impact on oral health, especially given the bad hygiene practices and dietary changes during lockdowns.

Kao to relaunch sun care brand Allie with ‘ocean safety’ focus in 2022

Kao Corporation is relaunching its sun care brand, Allie, with a series of new ‘ocean safe’ products that align with recent regulations implemented in Thailand, Hawaii, and Palau.
China’s regulations of children’s cosmetics will become ‘more stringent’

China’s measures to regulate the children’s cosmetics market are expected to be tightened further as the demand continues to swell and safety concerns surface.
Thailand gives green light to growing cannabis at home
Asia One

Thailand’s narcotics board said it would remove cannabis from its drugs list, paving the way for households to grow the plant. Thailand became the first Southeast Asian country to legalise marijuana in 2018 for medical use and research. Under the new rule, people can grow cannabis plants at home after notifying their local government, but the cannabis cannot be used for commercial purposes without further licenses, Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul told reporters.
The Worldwide Pharmaceutical Excipients Industry is Expected to Reach $10.6 Billion by 2027
Business Wire Health: Pharmaceutical News

The global pharmaceutical excipients market is expected to grow from $8.3 billion in 2021 to $10.6 billion by 2027, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.0% for the period of 2021-2027.
Did you know that common medications can raise your blood pressure?
Channel NewsAsia

Popular pain relievers and antidepressants, as well as alcohol and herbal supplements, are among the many substances that can contribute to hypertension.
15 Global beauty trends 2022: Key cosmetic insights from CosmeticsDesign editors

From hybrid cosmetics to menopause beauty to upcycled ingredients, CosmeticsDesign’s global editors take you through the top 15 global trends to watch for 2022.
Myanmar-duo creates luxury beauty brand that speaks to the spirit of Gen Z

Myanmar-born beauty brand Gabar is targeting Gen Z consumers by appealing to them with sensorial products that promote its brand of ‘mindful resistance’.
Next stage of growth? The firm behind Perfect Diary refocusing efforts on skin care as make-up wanes

Yatsen Holdings, the firm behind popular make-up brand Perfect Diary, is channelling its efforts and resources into skin care, where it believes will be key to the firm’s future growth.
Maskne solution
Daily Tribune

Mask mandates continue to define how Filipinos live in the new normal. Though it plays a vital role in preventing the spread of Covid-19, masks can also cause skin problems that range from rashes, itchiness, peeling or acne. “Maskne,” a portmanteau of mask and acne, has been an ongoing concern for most Filipinos. Dermatologists recommend letting the skin breathe. But, at this time in a health pandemic, this isn’t even an option as we can’t forego wearing masks when we’re out and about.
Indonesian start-up Social Bella in funding growth push to gain unicorn status
Global Cosmetics News

Indonesian beauty products start-up Social Bella is in talks with investors to raise between US$150 million to US$200 million as part of a growth push to boost its valuation past US$1 billion, giving it unicorn status, according to Bloomberg. Based in Jakarta, Social Bella is currently backed by Temasek Holdings Pte, and is looking to gain a valuation of around US$1.2 billion to US$1.4 billion, according to sources that asked to remain unnamed.
Shanghai Chicmax Cosmetic plans Hong Kong IPO

Global Cosmetics News

Shanghai Chicmax Cosmetic company is reportedly planning an initial public offering (IPO) in Hong Kong as early as this year, according to The company is said to be working with China International Capital Corp, Citic Securities Co and JPMorgan Chase & Co, and is aiming to file a prospectus in the coming weeks, according to people familiar with the matter.

Surfactants Market to Reach USD 57.81 Billion by 2028 | Global Surfactants Industry Share, Size, Growth Rate by Fortune Business Insights™


As per research by Fortune Business Insights™, the global surfactants market size is projected to reach USD 57.81 billion by 2028, exhibiting a CAGR of 4.9% during the forecast period. The market stood at USD 39.42 billion in 2020 and is estimated to reach USD 41.22 billion in 2021. The rising demand for cleaning agents from the household sector is likely to fuel the market growth.

Corvus Pharmaceuticals Announces Partner Angel Pharmaceuticals Initiated Phase 1/1b Clinical Trial of ITK Inhibitor CPI-818 in China

GlobeNewswire – Industry News on Health Care

Corvus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, announced that its partner in China, Angel Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Angel Pharma), has treated the first patient in its Phase 1/1b clinical trial of Corvus’ small molecule ITK inhibitor CPI-818 for the treatment of relapsed/refractory T-cell lymphomas (TCL) in China.

Six tips to help strengthen your immune system

Manila Bulletin

A strong immune system is more vital than ever during these times. Taking the necessary steps to further strengthen our immune system by maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help us fight COVID-19 and common illnesses such as the common cold or flu viruses.

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