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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.

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.  

LVMH targets Asia for premium cosmetics expansion

21-Nov-2013 - At LVMH’s newest cosmetology center in Orleans this week, the company’s MD revealed its’ plans to expand in the 77-billion-euro a year ($104 billion) global premium cosmetics market on the...

Asia in Focus

Asian formulators up their game with multifunctional face masks

14-Nov-2013 - Who knew the popularity potential of a face mask? Well not just any old face mask, but the upgraded Asian treatment trend that is promising the equivalent of a concentrated essence in a more affordable...

Inside track: Regulatory expert explains CFDA non-animal testing decision

14-Nov-2013 - Yesterday, Cosmetics Design reported on the CFDA’s recent decision to allow some cosmetic companies to bypass animal testing on their products. We spoke to the Chemical Inspection & Regulation Service in China to break...

Sephora 'in talks' with new franchise partner in India

15-Oct-2013 - Cosmetics retailer Sephora is said to be in the process of finding a new franchiser for the Indian markets as a result of on-going 'spats' between its owner LVMH and...

News in brief

Lane Crawford opens flagship store in Shanghai

09-Oct-2013 - Global luxury department store Lane Crawford will open its first Chinese flagship location in Shanghai on October 10.

Amway consolidates China as its no.1 market

08-Oct-2013 - When direct sales player Amway made efforts to expand beyond its US markets back in 1995 to crack China, it appears to have been a bold move that has more than paid off, as almost...

Asia in Focus

Expert highlights the 'power of the travelling Chinese consumer'

02-Oct-2013 - As the Chinese consumer becomes the number-one luxury spender in the world, our expert reckons US and European prestige brand managers are suddenly paying closer attention to their overseas spending...

News in brief

Philippines’ first international beauty trade show launched

30-Sep-2013 - An event organizer has announced the launch of the Philippines’ first international beauty trade show.

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