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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.

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...

Asia in Focus

WeChat is re-inventing China's direct sales model, says expert

12-Feb-2015 - China is already the second largest online retail market in the world, and the fastest growing. There, the details lie in creating more active events, promotions and digital marketing strategies,...

Coffee-based hair range takes ‘green’ to another level with bottles that sprout into trees

10-Feb-2015 - It’s a case of gastronomy meets beauty again! Hair care line; ‘O’right Recoffee’ featuring recycled coffee grounds from Taiwan has analysts flagging it up as the ‘innovation of the week’...

'Glabra' - the 'go to' ingredient for face masks?

05-Feb-2015 - As brands scramble to cater to Asia’s demand for a higher level of user experience in skin care, various brands have been investing in 'Glabra' – also known as golden...

Korea plows ahead with some 'serious brainpower' in cosmeceuticals

04-Feb-2015 - Korea’s commitment to beauty is placing it a cut above the rest in Asia, seeing it lead the way with some serious brainpower and cool technology in the cosmeceuticals area....

Venture Life moves into China's skin care market with 30 year deal

29-Jan-2015 - Healthcare brand, 'Venture Life' has signed a 30-year distribution deal with Shanghai based REC Cosmetics; the owner of 1,000 skin care retail chains across mainland China.

Part II

'Brands MUST stay out of China in order to speed up change,' says HSI

22-Jan-2015 - Yesterday, Cosmetics Design spoke to Alain Khaiat about cosmetic brands opting out of China over animal testing. On his advice that the bigger players ‘cannot afford not to be present’, the HSI disagrees,...

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Can cosmetic brands afford to opt out of China over animal testing?

21-Jan-2015 - While the ruling to end mandatory animal testing for most cosmetics in China came as good news on June 30 - the law only refers to domestic firms, meaning international...

Vietnam steps up its' game to attract Thai business

20-Jan-2015 - Thai cosmetic businesses have begun to see the value of investing in Vietnam, thanks to skilful workers and an average GDP growth rate of 5-6% annually.

South Korea's cosmetic exports are on the up!

20-Jan-2015 - According to South Korea’s customs office, cosmetic exports made it out of the red in 2014, giving the country its first annual surplus in the sector.

Korean Ministry notifies WTO that it intends to amend cosmetics regulation for imports

15-Jan-2015 - South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) has notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) that it intends to amend quality control regulation with regards to imported cosmetics as...

China's 'Hai tao' shoppers boosting cosmetic sales

07-Jan-2015 - 'Hai tao' shopping, otherwise known as online buying from overseas, is fast growing in China as consumers are eager to buy products that are either unavailable or over-priced in their own country....

China 'Singles Day' spending gives Black Friday a run for its money!

02-Dec-2014 - Traditionally a US shopping tradition, Black Friday has become increasingly popular in Europe too. However, China’s 'Singles’ Day' celebrating the young and cash-flush is giving the holiday a run for...

The latest product innovations in Japan..

What’s next from Japan?

19-Nov-2014 - Asia accounts for over 35% of the global natural and organic personal care market, and Japan is one of the major driving forces thanks to a change in consumption attitude. ...

China is losing out in natural cosmetics market

16-Oct-2014 - China is losing market share in the Asian natural & organic cosmetics market which analysts attribute to animal-testing methods and formulation challenges.

Indian consumers show high awareness of green products

01-Oct-2014 - Green products have a good chance of being a hit with Indian consumers after a new survey found that there is high awareness of biobased products in the region.

GALLERY SPECIAL

A look at Asia's most innovative product launches - Mintel roundup

18-Sep-2014 - Asia is often viewed as the centre of beauty innovation. Here, Cosmetics Design rounds up galleries of the product launches that have stood out most to Mintel in the hair, skin and luxury packaging...

PCHi focuses on new ‘hot’ segments - botanical whitening and packaging design

16-Sep-2014 - Organizers of the eighth edition of the Personal Care & Homecare Ingredients show are zoning in on botanical whitening and packaging design, segments they report to be ‘hot’ in the...

FINANCIAL FOCUS

No signs of a slowdown in Asia as Chinese tourists boost sales in Japan & Korea...

04-Sep-2014 - It may have been a slow summer for some markets, but business boomed in Japan and Korea thanks to Chinese tourists. Here CosmeticsDesign-Asia.com takes a look at how they're influencing...

Natural & Organic show represents new focus in Asia

03-Sep-2014 - As natural and organic supplement and beauty brands flocked to Hong Kong for the first Natural & Organic Products Asia event last week, the show is proof that consumer preference for green is on the up in Asia....

Asia in Focus

Fragrance in Asia - a segment worth investing in?

02-Sep-2014 - Although the fragrance category can hold it's own in the West, it's still small business in Asia which our expert says it due to several cultural reasons and warns that...

Online fragrance and cosmetics sales set to boom in Australia

13-Aug-2014 - Sales of cosmetics and fragrances online are set for significant growth in Australia over the next five years, according to a new report by market researcher IBISWorld.

Chinese tourism boosting Korean cosmetics thanks to women

12-Aug-2014 - Female tourists from China are fuelling a boost in sales for South Korean cosmetics brands, according to new figures released by Huanqiu website.