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Market Entry

Market Entry

Every global market presents its problems concerning entry and regulation and Asia-Pacific is no different. Now we are seeing many of the world's biggest cosmetics players making the move into the region, and this section highlights some of the major news and developments in market entry.

Lumson moves airless packaging into Australia

29-May-2015 - Cosmetics packaging specialist Lumson is taking its 'world-first' Airless Bottle Technology to Australia and New Zealand through Sydney cosmetics manufacturer Trulux.

As organic cosmetics take off in Asia, experts report 'greenwashing' issues

29-May-2015 - Although various green brands have boycotted China, Organic Monitor reports that the market remains the most prominent in Asia, which also brings its own challenges.

Kao further invests in Shanghai market

28-May-2015 - Kao has invested in its' third facility in China with a ¥5bn plant in Shanghai which will focus on producing key ingredients for shampoo and other cosmetics.

Korea is China's second largest exporter of cosmetics

28-May-2015 - Korea has become the second largest exporter of cosmetics to China behind France, with 34 per cent market share.

Sweet smell of success: eBay rises as India's biggest perfume retailer

27-May-2015 - eBay India has emerged as the country's largest online perfume mall as it expands its' portfolio to include luxury perfumes at cheaper prices.

Market Insight

ASEAN is ideal for catering to organic and natural demand, says expert

27-May-2015 - Whether working out, meditating or making healthy purchasing decisions, consumers today are taking better care of their health. This shift in behaviour has impacted the cosmetics industry, particularly with organic...

Sephora extends its reach in e-commerce in China with JD.com

20-May-2015 - E-commerce in China is a valuable investment for international players - if done in the right way. Recognising the challenges in this arena, beauty retailer Sephora has turned to e-mall, 'Jingding'...

Japan's largest cosmetics portal - @cosme invests in English version

19-May-2015 - The largest cosmetics and beauty portal in Japan, @cosme.com has invested in an English-language portal to tap into an even bigger market share.

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Plant stem cells are a natural way to speak about anti-ageing, says expert

18-May-2015 - Younger consumers in particular, prefer plant stems cells to traditional ingredients like retinol, giving brands an opportunity to tailor their messaging for different age groups in South Korea.

Chanel - favoured by China’s luxury consumers

13-May-2015 - According to L2’s Digital IQ Index, Chanel is the luxury brand China's shoppers are most likely to buy, thanks in part to social media platforms helping to influence and facilitate the purchase. ...

In-cosmetics Korea taps into market concerns with anti-pollution focus

13-May-2015 - As Asian consumers increasingly demand better results from their skin care regime, the in-cosmetics Korea programme is addressing one of their biggest concerns - pollution.

Patenting natural cosmetics ingredients is big business

07-May-2015 - Lawyers in Australia confirm that, as a type of intellectual property, natural ingredients and formulations make up the single largest cosmetics category being granted the legal protection.

K-beauty demand takes Laneige to the top

06-May-2015 - According to market research firm Brand Stock, Laneige is Korea's most valuable cosmetics company for women, thanks to the popularity of South Korean culture overseas.

A look at Fujifilm's astaxanthin 'breakthrough' in skin care...

06-May-2015 - By transferring its' expertise with antioxidant astaxanthin to cosmetics, Fujifilm has been making serious headway in Asia with the Astalift skin-care range.

CIRS summit to address 'series of tremendous changes' in regulations

05-May-2015 - Asia has become one of the biggest cosmetic markets in recent years, among which, China is the most prominent. In an effort to help the industry get to grips with...

Innovation in Indonesia

L'Oréal 'Brandstorm' national award goes to Indonesia's 'Absolute Jetset' concept

05-May-2015 - L'Oréal has named 'Bisnis.com', a team from the University of Indonesia as the national winner of its' Brandstorm competition for their 'Absolute Jetset' concept for the Lancôme brand....

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Bulldog boss reveals why 'Made in UK' resonates with Korean men

30-Apr-2015 - Following the roll out of natural male skin care range, Bulldog in Korea in 2013, Cosmetics Design caught up with founder Simon Duffy to discuss the challenge of the expansion and how...

Pola Orbis to see profits of 20 billion yen in 2015

29-Apr-2015 - Japanese cosmetics giant, Pola Orbis has refocused its' strategy in China, stepping up internet sales and streamlining its' efforts to put it on track for a year ending profit of around 20...

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Could Kao snap up P&G’s Wella hair care unit?

28-Apr-2015 - Procter & Gamble has reportedly published sale documents for its’ Wella hair care brand, and although the company has yet to comment on the speculation, Japanese giant Kao is among those...

Sun Care Special

Spotlight on Asia: UV protection doesn't 'resonate' and pigmentation concerns are king!

28-Apr-2015 - Exposure to the sun is avoided by all means in Asia. Protection is about obtaining clearer, whiter skin and treating pigmentation irregularities from as young as 15. Thus, experts say UVA...

Milking it! NZ dairy based acne treatment attracts global interest

28-Apr-2015 - Quantec's skin care treatment derived from New Zealand cow’s milk is now gaining major interest from the US.

in-cosmetics coverage

Why Korea? in-cosmetics talks about 'filling the gap' with first event in 10 years!

28-Apr-2015 - With Korea tipped as the fourth largest beauty market in Asia, one wonders why the last personal care ingredients focused event was in 2005. Here, show organiser Ivan Rahal explains...

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Asia's cosmetics regulations - what's new and what you need to know!

23-Apr-2015 - The emerging Asian economies are lucrative new markets, but with legislation changing at a fast pace, it can be challenging keeping up to date on requirements. Here, regulatory specialist Alain Khaiat...

Shiseido steps up retail strategy in Japan

22-Apr-2015 - As part of Shiseido's goal to become more accessible to Asian consumers, the brand is heavily investing in enhancing its' travel retail business with duty-free stores.

in-cosmetics coverage

Regulatory expert discusses navigation of China cosmetics market

21-Apr-2015 - We speak with Tommy Kong to find out more about China market regulations and the type of strategies that are most effective for entry into the vast and still fast-growing...