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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.

ADA Cosmetics sold to new equity investment company

29-Jul-2014 - Germany-based ADA Cosmetics has been sold by global asset manager The Carlyle Group to Ardian, an independent private investment company.

Toxicology consultant opens Hong Kong office for cosmetics compliance

17-Jul-2014 - Toxicology consultant company Delphic HSE Solutions will open a regional office in Hong Kong, which will help it enter the Asian certification market.

Vive la France: Korean consumers show enthusiasm for French cosmetics

08-Jul-2014 - It’s not baguettes but beauty wands: the recent launch of Eisenberg Paris in South Korea confirms that beauty is being fuelled by consumer enthusiasm for France within the Asian country....

China ends animal testing on regular cosmetics

02-Jul-2014 - China authorities have continued to make steps toward the ending of animal testing on cosmetics by ceasing mandatory testing for ordinary cosmetic products produced and sold in China.

Exclusive interview

Talks with the top: Loïc Armand details his positive cosmetics outlook

26-Jun-2014 - As Cosmetics Europe announced that President of L’Oréal France, Loïc Armand, will take the reins as its President for the 2014 -2016 term, CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com was given an exclusive interview with...

India’s professional sector increasingly competitive as Revlon moves in

19-Jun-2014 - In a move with which the brand states it hopes to take on L’Oreal, Revlon has announced it will now branch out into the professional beauty segment in India. ...

Sephora to focus on male consumers in Australia expansion

11-Jun-2014 - During its upcoming expansion into Australia, international beauty brand Sephora will focus on young and male consumers, the brand has said.

Brands hone in on Hong Kong’s enthusiasm for organics

29-Apr-2014 - Sukin, a skin care brand from Australia which focuses heavily on its products’ natural claims, is set to move into Hong Kong, as organic claims continue to rouse consumers in...

Could LG Household be weighing up a bid for Elizabeth Arden?

24-Apr-2014 - The way to grow in the cosmetics industry is to acquire stock with an already good standing, and now South Korean household firm LG Household & Healthcare is considering a...

Suppliers need to listen to global consumers so they can use the same language as manufacturers

22-Apr-2014 - Two years after launching its Care Creations brand to reach all consumers from different markets around the world, BASF has now developed new innovations based on consumer needs, which are...

Domestic brands winning out with China's continued growth

17-Apr-2014 - A new market report by research firm China Research and Intelligence notes that total sales revenue of the China cosmetic industry reached CNY 260 billion in 2013, and the analysts attributed this...

Adverse Outcome Pathways holding the key to regulatory hurdles?

16-Apr-2014 - Following a successful in-cosmetics workshop on the regulatory issues facing the industry, Annelie Struessman of CONUSBAT, chair of the workshop, stopped off to give the Cosmetics Design team the low-down...

Sephora expands into Australia: region continues to diversify

15-Apr-2014 - International beauty brand Sephora’s upcoming expansion into Australia participates in the ongoing diversification of the region’s cosmetics market, and will mean domestic players will need to continue to up their...

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Estée Lauder on the look-out: Ready to acquire… if the deal is right?

03-Apr-2014 - The rumour mill is in full swing but it is not too ridiculous to suggest that Estée Lauder could be ripe to join the acquisition trail given its history and...

Givaudan enters fragrance collaboration with Xinhua in China

13-Mar-2014 - Swiss manufacturer Givaudan is aiming to further reach out to its customers in Asia-Pacific and meet their needs, having announced the signing of a joint venture with Zhejiang Xinhua Chemical...

Shiseido all set to launch Za range in India

11-Mar-2014 - Japanese beauty giant Shiseido is set to go ahead with the launch of its skin care brand ‘Za’ in India next month, following the successful establishment of its Mumbai subsidiary...

Amyris' squalane alternative in Asia pushing boundaries

11-Feb-2014 - Amyris has collaborated with Dowell, a personal care ingredients supplier, to distribute its sugar-based squalane, a renewable alternative to the controversial material, in the Republic of Korea.

CFDA publishes amendment of cosmetic registration

29-Jan-2014 - China’s FDA has welcomed public comments on the amendment of new cosmetic ingredient registration management rules.

Changing China demographics likely to favour women in the future

08-Jan-2014 - Changes in the China population are likely to see a correction in the long-standing bias towards males which will spell new opportunities for cosmetics companies, Euromonitor believes.

Tide turns on ‘West is best’ mind set

10-Dec-2013 -  For Asia's home grown brands that have been working tirelessly to change the “West is best" mind-set with cosmetic consumers, it appears their efforts have paid off as the tide begins to turn......

Regulation explained: part 2

Expert offers clarity on ‘Responsible Person’ requirement

04-Dec-2013 - In the second of the two-part series, Kallik CEO Neil Gleghorn explains the role of the ‘Responsible Person’ as required by the new Cosmetics Regulation that came into play earlier...

Korean cosmetics continues success on AP markets

04-Dec-2013 - As Korean cosmetics brands continue to see success on their neighbouring AP markets, factors such as affordability and an ever expanding male grooming segment are found to be the key driving...

Regulation explained: part 1

New regulation is number one priority, says Kallik CEO

03-Dec-2013 - In the first of a two part interview with Kallik CEO, Neil Gleghorn, he reveals that the biggest priority for cosmetics companies right now is the new EU Regulation (number...

Cosmetic manufacturers report China not as rewarding as other markets

28-Nov-2013 - Although the booming Chinese market is considered to be the most lucrative for cosmetic manufacturers, some exhibiting at Cosmoprof Asia revealed that the Japanese, Singaporean, Southeast Asian and Hong Kong markets were more rewarding for...

Another pharma giant targets India derma-cosmetic brands

28-Nov-2013 - Italian pharmaceutical conglomerate Menarini is buying out an established derma-cosmetics product portfolio in an effort to strengthen its operations across various industries in India.  

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