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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.

Metrosexual beauty on the rise across Asia

04-Feb-2016 - The male grooming sector is seeing a strong boost across Asia, thanks to the growing enthusiasm among male consumers for a meterosexual style.

L'Oréal cashing in on Bollywood brand reps

28-Jan-2016 - L’Oreal has signed up several Indian actresses as brand reps lately, in a move set to push up brand awareness among younger consumers in the country.

Editor’s picks: the top articles of 2015

24-Dec-2015 - As we bid farewell to 2015, Cosmetics Design takes stock of the most topical beauty news in the Asia Pacific region which includes: Shiseido's advances in hair loss, Thailand heralded as...

Online data disrupts how consumers buy cosmetics in Singapore

17-Dec-2015 - Today, shoppers in Singapore gather product information online and make decisions based on data, a shift in consumer behavior that means its time to rethink packaging, shelf display, ingredient discloser...

Brisbane start-up, MistR fills gap in the market with 'first' refillable, portable cologne atomiser

08-Dec-2015 - Brisbane based start-up, MistR has developed what it refers to as the industry's 'first refillable, portable, card sized cologne atomiser' which aims to change the way men use and carry cologne...

China tops Kline’s chart for global beauty device innovation

01-Dec-2015 - The beauty technology segment has been picking up some speed of late and market analyst Kline confirms that creative and price-accessible devices from China have contributed to its record-breaking growth...

Jumei becomes first Chinese e-commerce provider to stock Shiseido and Kose

25-Nov-2015 - Beauty retailer Jumei, has announced that it will now stock Shiseido and Kose which it says is the first time these Japanese beauty brands have authorized a cross-border e-commerce company in China...

Yamato Holdings introduces next-day cosmetics shipping access to major Asian cities

19-Nov-2015 - Japan's Yamato Holdings has opened a logistics center in Okinawa that will offer cosmetics makers next-day shipping access to major Asian cities.

Coptis cosmetic R&D software sees surge in demand from Asia’s labs

18-Nov-2015 - The rise of software that helps cosmetics developers to check the efficacy and safety of ingredients in a more accessible way is seeing Coptis gain traction in Asia as formulators...

E-commerce giants strive to get a piece of beauty sales in Indonesia

17-Nov-2015 - As more and more e-commerce platforms strive to get a piece of beauty sales, Indonesia's 'Sociolla' is the latest to secure funds to boost its tech infrastructure, introduce new features,...

Dispatches from Bangkok

Multi-functional in 2015 is about 'new formulations based on existing materials', says expert

10-Nov-2015 - Multi-functional materials are revolutionizing the cosmetics industry - not just for consumers, but also at production level. Cosmetics Design discussed the evolving segment with the director of the Institute of Personal Care Science, Belinda Carli....

Take a look around in-cosmetics Asia 2015...

10-Nov-2015 - The in-cosmetics Asia event was launched eight years ago, and here CosmeticsDesign-Asia.com reviews the event at the BITEC in Bangkok in this gallery. Take a look...

Estée Lauder takes a stake in Korea's 'Dr. Jart+' to compete with K-beauty demand

29-Oct-2015 - After last year's announcement that it will 'embrace South Korea's trends and technology' in order to compete, Estée Lauder has taken a stake in its first Korean brand - 'Have & Be',...

*CDA news in Mandarin*

亚洲化妆品行业走势——2015年10月

21-Oct-2015 - 经历了夏季的修整之后,金秋10月,亚太地区化妆品行业再次迎来勃勃生机。在这里,我们掌握了最新的行业动向——从科研突破到新鲜出炉的经营策略;一切尽在这里,赶快来吧!

A new dawn in Asia Pacific coverage: Cosmetics Design launches Mandarin version!

20-Oct-2015 - On October 21st, Cosmetics Design Asia will extend its coverage of the cosmetics and personal care industry on the Asia Pacific region with a Mandarin version that caters to the 800 million...

L'Oréal establishes India as a hub for Southeast Asia markets

15-Oct-2015 - Global cosmetics giant, L'Oréal is stepping up its research and innovation division in India to further cater to Southeast Asia's demand in the hair care and male grooming sectors....

Next Top Model catapultes 'Works with Water' into Asia

06-Aug-2015 - Having secured a strong following of Chinese consumers in the UK, supplement supplier 'Works with Water' Nutraceuticals has been selected to sponsor the fifth series of TV show China's Next Top...

Hot topic

Beware of 'polite business'! The challenges of cracking Japan's cosmetics market

17-Jul-2015 - Establishing or indeed sustaining business in Japan's cosmetics market depends on the seamless interaction and integration with its culture, not something every international company has managed to get right...

Asia in Focus

Snail slime becomes old hat as horse oil takes precedence in Korea's Seoul

14-Jul-2015 - What does horse oil, donkey and goat milk all have in common? Well, according to our Asia cosmetics market expert, they are currently the most sought after 'natural' ingredients in...

Kosé signs up Kate Moss for luxury brand 'Cosme Decorte'

08-Jul-2015 - As Kosé enters its 45th year, the company is tapping into fashion and beauty’s top talents – Kate Moss and Mario Testino as it carries out its global expansion plans....

Euromonitor insight

Southeast Asia's top 4 markets: how to tap into consumer purchasing power

07-Jul-2015 - Euromonitor has revealed ASEAN's four largest markets – Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and Malaysia to be key for multinationals looking to enter the AEC. This gallery compiles the firm's detailed insights...

How YOU can navigate China's regulations on imported cosmetics

01-Jul-2015 - In an effort to standardize cross-border e-commerce procedures, China's Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) is set to release detailed regulations for the industry. This Cosmetics Design gallery breaks down...

South Korea skin care device demand drives innovation

25-Jun-2015 - Without question, Korea has one of the longest beauty routines in the world and seekers of perfect skin have recently been introduced to devices that make that regime easier. South...

Dior gets access to Amorepacific's famous 'Cushion' technology with new partnership

24-Jun-2015 - Amorepacific has signed 'a memorandum of understanding' with Parfums Christian Dior whereby the Asian giant has offered its innovative 'Cushion' technology to the luxury player.

Skin care and sun care bring top revenue in the Asia Pacific

23-Jun-2015 - Those segments accounted for nearly half of the cosmetics market share in the region last year, according to a newly released report from ApacMarket.com that examines the business in six...

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