Cosmetics & Wellness

The boom for natural/organic (a clear distinction is sometimes difficult) body care products and cosmetics began about 30 years ago in Germany and some other countries. Therefore, several leading brands such as Dr. Hauschka, Lavera, Logana and Weleda (with production in Switzerland and Germany) are of German origin.
During the following decades these products expanded all over the world and also reached Japan. After the USA, Japan is the second largest market for cosmetics and the still rather small share of organic cosmetics is continuously growing.
In contrast to organic foodstuff with clear and strict regulations, natural/organic body care products and cosmetics are by law not subject to certification. However, certain quality standards are ensured by respected associations and certifiers, among them Ecocert, COSMEBIO (France) and BDIH (Germany).
Until now most natural cosmetics are imported, mainly from Germany and other European countries. However, many products from other countries – Australia, USA and Asia – are already competing in this attractive market and Japanese companies are also developing their own brands. Because of high retail prices ordering over the internet is popular amoung female consumers.

  • 2019年01月14日

    Yano Economic Research Institute: Surve…

    Thanks to the expanding activities of emerging companies for natural and organic brands the domestic natural and organic cosmetics market in FY 2017 increased by 10.49% compared with the previous year to 129.7 billion yen Yano Research Institute, Inc. (President: Takashi Mizukoshi) surveyed the domestic natural and organic cosmetics market, analyzed the product categories, trends …

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  • 2016年02月07日

    Growing Organic/Natural Cosmetics Market…

    NATURAL/ORGANIC cosmetics market in Japan has been growing steadily for the past decade.In 2015, the market scale of NATURAL/ORGANIC cosmetics in Japan is expected to reach JPY 116.5 billion (approx. USD 1 billion), which is up by 5.7% from 2014. Market scale of NATURAL/ORGANIC cosmetics in Japan (Source: YANO Research) At COSME TOKYO 2015, one …

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  • 2015年07月30日

    Beauty label claims: What matters to con…

      Despite a lack of clarity about its definition, “all natural” reigns above other beauty and skin care product claims when it comes time for consumers to pull out their wallets, according to a new survey. As it has in the food industry, use of the term “natural” has caused consumer confusion and legal action in the personal …

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  • 2015年06月22日

    The treasure within

    The Bulakorn Spa & Massage offers a full pampering treatment without the time-consuming frills TAKE time out this week to pamper yourself with a relaxing treatment at The Bulakorn Spa & Massage. Located right in the heart of the city on Sukhumvit Soi 6, the spa might not look like much, but it does offer …

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  • 2015年05月29日

    Greenwashed cosmetics threaten consumer …

    By Warren Beaumont Widespread ‘greenwashing’ by conventional and ‘natural’ cosmetic brands that do not have organic certification but whose brand name or packaging contains messages such as ‘organic’, made with ‘certified organic ingredients’ or fake organic certification logos have been a major competition issue for certified organic cosmetic makers in the UK, U.S., Asia and …

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  • 2015年05月29日

    COSMOS aims to harmonise Europe’s organi…

    By Warren Beaumont Harmonisation of organic and natural cosmetics standards is now happening due to initiatives taken by leading certification groups such as BDIH, COSMEBIO, ECOCERT Greenlife, ICEA, SOIL Association and their associated certification bodies, who have been working on harmonizing their certification schemes and rules to certify to the COSMOS-standard. As a result, the …

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  • 2015年05月28日

    China Losing Share in Asian Natural Cosm…

    China is losing its share of the fast growing Asian natural & organic cosmetics market because of ethical and technical issues. The market growth rate is declining mainly because of animal-testing methods for cosmetic & personal care products. In the last 18 months, many Western brands of natural & organic cosmetics have withdrawn from the …

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  • 2015年05月07日

    Asia Lagging in Sustainable Sourcing of …

    Sustainable sourcing of raw materials is gaining popularity in the cosmetics industry, however Organic Monitor finds Asia is lagging behind. Although Asia has become an established source of cosmetic ingredients, questions hang over the ecological and social impact of raw materials. Western cosmetic companies and ingredient firms are setting up ethical sourcing programmes in the …

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  • 2015年05月07日

    Nature´s Secrets: Sri Lankan Natural Cos…

    The Sri Lankan Company Nature’s Beauty Creations (NBC) with its natural cosmetics brand Nature’s Secrets is the largest and leading manufacturer of herbal cosmetics in Sri Lanka. NBC has its own medicinal plant garden and Plant Research Centre on the west coast of Sri Lanka. The range of around 100 products is very well distributed …

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  • 2015年04月17日

    Victory! New Zealand Bans Animal Testing…

    In another historic victory for animals in labs, New Zealand has just become the latest country to ban their use in cosmetics testing. Following heavy campaigning by animal advocates and the Green Party to end the practice, this week the government voted to amend the Animal Welfare Act to make it illegal for companies to …

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  • 2015年01月28日

    Sustainability summits highlight key cha…

    The Sustainable Cosmetics Summit drew to a successful close a few weeks ago, with the European edition on 24 to 26 November 2014 (we reported earlier) following the Asia-Pacific (10 to 11 November) and Latin American (September) editions. The summits discussed some of the key sustainability challenges faced by the cosmetic & personal care industry: …

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  • 2014年02月03日

    KAMITSUREN—the bathwater addit…

    The production process of the KAMITSUREN bathwater additive made by Kamitsure Laboratory starts with the preparation of the soil to grow German chamomile as raw ingredient. The KAMITSUREN series includes skincare products that provide comfort to all users. The KAMITSUREN bathwater additive uses only the extract of German chamomile in an unheated process (patented). The …

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