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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.

Innovation in ‘for soldier’ cosmetics on the rise

01-Apr-2015 - Scientists around the globe have been working on camouflage make-up for troops with 'James Bond' esk properties - like protecting the skin from the heat of explosions.

Indonesia invests in women: ANGIN fund helps start-ups

31-Mar-2015 - The Angel Investment Network Indonesia is investing in the early stages of women-led start-ups, backing entrepreneurs across various industries including cosmetics.

China's 'House call' beauty services are making serious profit...

31-Mar-2015 - Beauty service companies offering a portfolio of manicurists or beauticians that visit customers at their own home are gaining momentum in China as women are reported to be more comfortable...

Shiseido's new R&D hub represents 'Vision 2020' plan

31-Mar-2015 - After curbing its R&D spending in the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis, Shiseido is now investing in R&D again with hopes to boost group sales above the 1 trillion yen...

HK businesses losing out as tensions continue over 'parallel traders'

31-Mar-2015 - As some Hong Kong protesters continue to harass tourists, retailers are baring the brunt, as shoppers from the mainland and even local residents are put off by the confrontation at...

Special newsletter - Men's grooming

What do men want? Navigating Asia's male grooming demand

25-Mar-2015 - As Western males start to experiment with a grooming regime, Asian men are looking for more complex solutions that go beyond maintaining hygiene and appearance. However, with no two markets...

Nu Skin gets the go ahead for China's Zhejiang Province

25-Mar-2015 - International skin care player, Nu Skin has been given the go ahead to begin direct selling in China's Zhejiang Province, bringing its' global presence to a total of 30 cities in...

L’Oreal launching Urban Decay, NYX, and MakeUp Genius in Australia

25-Mar-2015 - To better connect with younger consumers not actively shopping at department store counters, the global beauty brand is marketing to its digitally agile brands and platforms to savvy Australians.

PCHi insight: Part One

Mibelle: "Consumers now believe 'Made In China' can represent high quality"

24-Mar-2015 - Here, Cosmetics Design catches up with Dr. Fred Zulli, managing director of Mibelle Biochemistry, to find out how the Switzerland-based biotechnology ingredients provider is planning on increasing its footprint in...

CFDA to tighten supervision around cosmetics

24-Mar-2015 - China's FDA has announced its' plans to tighten the regulation around cosmetics in the country.

L'Oréal reveals plans to look beyond ASEAN markets

24-Mar-2015 - Cosmetics maker L'Oréal has announced it will be exploring markets outside of ASEAN with the ranges it produces in Indonesia.

Increasing women in the workforce to turn Japan's economy around

19-Mar-2015 - Despite repeated attempts to revitalize the economy, Japan remains mired in weak growth. However, analysts now say increasing the number of women in the workforce will turn things around. ...

Post PCHi: we talk technology and e-commerce with show organisers

18-Mar-2015 - The PCHi 2015 event has continued the strong growth pattern with organiser Reed Sinopharm claiming visitor numbers were up 12% in the first two days as e-commerce and the role...

LG Household & Healthcare reveals plans for growth in China

18-Mar-2015 - Korean consumer goods giant LG Household and Health Care has revealed China to be its' main focus this year with new products. 

Regulation Explained

Importing cosmetics to China? Here’s how the regulation looks…

17-Mar-2015 - The Chinese cosmetics market is a growing one and has become appealing for many major brands around the world, particularly with its booming skin care segment. Here, we speak to...

South Korea's Memebox focused on taking success global

17-Mar-2015 - Memebox, is looking beyond South Korea's market, which accounts for 80% of its sales, to strengthen its' efforts in China and the US.

PCHi 2015: all the highlights of the biggest show to date

17-Mar-2015 - PCHi 2015 once again broke all records, with more exhibitors and visitor numbers up by double-digit figures. This Cosmetics Design gallery brings you some of the most interesting news from...

L’Oréal still investing in women: first Vietnamese scientist awarded fellowship

12-Mar-2015 - Dr. Tran Ha Lien Phuong is the first Vietnamese scientist to be acknowledged by L'Oréal, as part of a programme that supports young female researchers around the globe.

Asia in Focus

Trend tour! Check out Asia's latest innovations...

10-Mar-2015 - From unusual ingredients to new product concepts. Here are six trends not to be missed this March...

Missha becomes Korea’s first brand shop to target Western Europe's markets

04-Mar-2015 - Although the brand is present in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Missha is now concentrating its efforts on Western Europe, particularly Germany, where cosmetics account for the largest share of the European...

Cosmetics Design's colour cosmetics forum kicks off today!

04-Mar-2015 - There's still time left to register for Cosmetics Design's multifunctional colour cosmetics forum, where our panel of experts will discuss the latest innovations and challenges of a segment where alphabet creams...

AkzoNobel aims for better service and sustainability with new China plant

04-Mar-2015 - Chemicals company AkzoNobel is targeting the China market and looking to better serve its personal care customers there with a new alkoxylation facility in Ningbo bringing the company’s total investment...

Southeast Asia pushes for Union to encourage regional ties and investment

26-Feb-2015 - As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations moves towards a unified 10-member state, measures are being put in place to reduce trade barriers, ease investment, and ensure the free flow...

Sony further invests in beauty with 'Skin View Camera’

19-Feb-2015 - Sony's ‘Beauty Explorer’ is its’ first digital camera in image sensoring that measures the texture, blotches, pores and colour of the skin. 

Datamonitor Comment

Male tanning tipped as China's next booming market

19-Feb-2015 - Globally speaking, the male market merely follows what’s popular in the female one. However, in China, analysts say skin whitening, which has undoubtedly been the prevailing trend for women, has...

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