Cosmetics have until 2026 to comply with new law

Cosmetics have until 2026 to comply with new law

All international halal cosmetic products that have not been certified in Indonesia, or by an accredited overseas agency, will be viewed as non-halal. Issued under Regulation 31/2019, the compulsory halal labeling law will be carried out gradually over five years and initially applied to food and beverage products, which must comply by October 17, 2024. … Read more

L’Oréal confirms Indonesia is its fastest growing mass market

Indonesia, which continues to act as a major target market for the global cosmetics company, has a 262 million-strong population, of which, 51% use the internet, the global beauty named revealed. ​ Indonesia: Fastest growing mass market​ The beauty giant has had a noticeable presence in the Southeast Asian country since 1979, and as its 40th … Read more

Indonesian beauty brand expanding its portfolio to compete with L’Oréal

The company has previously announced that it is looking to expand and strengthen its brand and product offering in the country, aiming to compete more aggressively with its two key competitors, multinational L’Oréal, and domestic herbal cosmetics brand, Mustika Ratu.  The acquisition of Rudy Hadisuwarno is a move towards this goal, with the company’s secretary, … Read more

New social commerce regs a blow for ‘seamless’ buying experiences

In the last couple of years, the South East Asian region has witnessed a remarkable boom​ in social commerce. However, it has not been without its challenges. For instance, many platforms lacked a seamless integrated payment system​, creating inconvenience for customers and sellers alike. Having native shopping features was Bytedance-owned TikTok Shop’s biggest advantage in … Read more

Pura Collaborates With The Metropolitan Museum Of Art On New Fragrance Collection

Smart fragrance company Pura will collaborate with The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York to introduce a collection of six fragrances.    The scents were developed to enable customers to experience art across time and cultures through fragrances inspired by extraordinary pieces at The Met.   The Pura smart fragrance diffuser … Read more

Beiersdorf, Evonik and WWF extend commitment on sustainable palm oil in Indonesia

German specialty chemicals firm Evonik, Beiersdorf’s supplier of palm (kernel) oil derivates, had also joined the commitment. Beiersdorf had been working with WWF since 2018 in the western Indonesian province Kapuas Hulu District where it had founded a smallholders’ association ‘Mitra Bersama’ to spearhead plans for RSPO certification. The latest four-year extended commitment between Beiersdorf, … Read more

How halal beauty consumer trends are shifting

Muslim consumers today are not only better informed about beauty products, but they are also spurring demand for multifunctional skincare and makeup that cater to their unique needs and identities. Speaking at Cosmoprof Asia 2022 held in Singapore from 16 to 18 November, Héloise Lefebvre du Prey, South East Asia Project Manager at Asia Cosme … Read more

D2C ‘best strategy’ but firms must clear tricky hurdles

Indonesia boasts the largest population in the South East Asian region with over 268m people, making it also the fourth-largest population in the world. While the size of the market can be daunting, cross-border shipping has lowered the barriers to entry for cosmetics companies. “The best strategy to penetrate the huge Indonesia market is going … Read more