Industry Trends

September 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?

Lilies possess properties suitable for wide range of beauty products, Evidence of long COVID hair loss could spur demand for effective natural solutions, Wild turmeric extracts could prevent UVB-induced photoageing, and more. See what industry experts have been discussing in the last four weeks.

Latest Industry Articles

Blooming potential: Lilies possess properties suitable for wide range of beauty products – Review
CosmeticsDesign-Asia

The Lilium plant, commonly known as lilies, possesses a slew of properties suitable for use in various cosmetics, including sunscreens, cleansers, masks and conditioners, according to a new review.
Mane problem: Evidence of long COVID hair loss could spur demand for effective natural solutions
CosmeticsDesign-Asia

Gencor Pacific is eyeing huge opportunities in Asia Pacific’s anti-hair loss market, as studies show it is a common effect of long COVID.
Alternative potential: Wild turmeric extracts could prevent UVB-induced photoageing – Study
CosmeticsDesign-Asia

Two wild turmeric plants, the Curcuma aromatica and Curcuma comosa, could play a role in products tackling UVB-induced photoageing.
Parsemus Foundation: Common and Affordable Drug Can Drastically Reduce COVID Complications, Study Shows
Business Wire Health: Pharmaceutical News

Metformin reduced emergency room visits, hospitalization, and death from COVID-19 by more than half if started within 4 days of symptoms.
The benefits of CoQ10 supplement and how it can improve overall health
Manila Bulletin

Did you know that we humans are more susceptible and prone to diseases when we are deficient in nutrients that protect our bodies? Some of us experience oxidative damage brought by stress depleting our own defenses from these illnesses.
Global Fund seeks US$18 billion to end HIV, TB and malaria
Channel NewsAsia

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria will hold a donor conference Wednesday (Sep 21) in New York, where it aims to raise at least US$18 billion during an event hosted by US President Joe Biden.
Vitamin D Supplementation May Reduce Symptoms of Depression
Drugs.com

Vitamin D supplementation may help reduce symptoms of depression, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published online July 11 in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. Tuomas Mikola, from the…
Size matters: Givaudan eyes gap in the men’s cosmetics market for pore-reducing products
CosmeticsDesign-Asia

Ingredients firm Givaudan says there is gap in the men’s segment for cosmetics that can reduce large pores, particularly among Chinese males.
Mercury uprising: Philippines groups call for end to mercury exemption for eye cosmetics
CosmeticsDesign-Asia

Environmental health organisations from the Philippines are calling for an end to the exemption on mercury use for eye cosmetics under the Minamata Convention on Mercury.
Saving the planet while saving one’s skin
BusinessWorld

More than helping the face, Garnier is helping the planet. A newly launched serum from the L’Oreal-owned brand Garnier — the Bright Complete Anti-Acne Serum — claims to be able to clear acne marks and dark spots in a matter of three days to about a week. The formulation containing 4% Vitamin C reduces dark spots, while Niacinamide soothes the skin and fades acne marks.
New evidence suggests oldest known skin-whitening cosmetics came out of China
South China Morning Post

A chemical study of what appears to be cosmetic jars from Chinese nobility around 800BC suggests they contained skin-whitening make-up, the oldest known example of the common cosmetics .
BeautyHealth opens two new Hydrafacial Experience Centers in Paris and Singapore
Global Cosmetics News

BeautyHealth has announced the opening of two new Hydrafacial Experience Centers in ‘key beauty markets’ Paris and Singapore. The openings expand its HFX training program for aestheticians now to 13 locations across 10 countries. The new centers will debut Syndeo, Hydrafacial’s next generation delivery system, in 2023 following its launch in the US.
Sephora to cut ribbon on Store of the Future at Raffles City, Singapore

Global Cosmetics News

Sephora has announced the opening of its first Store of the Future concept in Asia, located at Raffle City, Singapore. The 426 square meter space, which is designed around three touchpoints, space, human and digital, will welcome shoppers on September 23. The LVMH-owned perfumery chain’s new store is designed to facilitate and amplify Sephora as a beauty playground with different areas for testing, browsing, learning and shopping.

Health Ministry bans ‘Night Cream ForU By D Ains Beauty Empire’

Malay Mail

A ban notification on Night Cream ForU By D Ains Beauty Empire has been issued as it was found to contain scheduled poisons and is no longer allowed to be sold in Malaysia said Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah.

Thai FDA on kratom in cosmetics: Public safety is our priority

Global Cosmetics News

Thailand’s Food and Drugs Authority has revealed that it has restricted the use of kratom in food and cosmetics pending further tests in the interests of public safety, according to a report published by Thai PBS World.

BASF partners with China’s Ingredi

Global Cosmetics News

BASF has announced an innovation partnership with Chinese start-up Ingredi, including a strategic equity investment. Ingredi brings its strong capabilities in identifying new personal care active ingredients from the natural plants found in the Himalaya area of China while BASF contributes its formulations expertise and global marketing know-how. Through the equity investment, Ingredi will be able to extend its production facilities.

Govt plans to end new HIV cases by 2030

Bangkokpost.com

Thailand plans to launch an online programme aimed at enhancing public access to HIV testing and HIV/Aids treatment while setting an ambitious goal to see no new HIV infections by 2030.

Vietnam among top 4 nations with best HIV/AIDS treatment quality

Vietnam Plus

Vietnam is currently one of four countries offering the best HIV/AIDS treatment in the world along with Germany, the UK and Switzerland, said Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son at a recent fundraising event for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

New opportunities: Singapore’s Herbal Pharm expanding personal care business with hair care range

CosmeticsDesign-Asia

Singapore-based nutraceuticals and personal care company Herbal Pharm is set to launch a new hair care range this year to tap into the demand for natural yet efficacious products for common concerns such as hair loss and greying hair.

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Pharma & Personal Care Trends – December 2022

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Pharma & Personal Care Trends – November 2022

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