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The rise in disposable income has led to a higher expenditure in beauty and personal care, including demand for more sophisticated products in China. It is now a market offering some of the best opportunities for cosmetics industry particularly in men’s grooming and hair care. The region also covers the Hong Kong, Macao, Mongolia, and Taiwan markets.

China to introduce 'supervising regulation' for online cosmetic sellers

17-Dec-2014 - The China Food and Drug Administration has published a draft regulation for public consultation that will tighten the control of online sales of cosmetics.

Nestlé Skin Health to open 10 innovation hubs focused on skin research

11-Dec-2014 - Nestlé Skin Health will open a global network of 10 innovation hubs focused on developing solutions and techniques that will promote healthy skin through medical investigation, education and application of...

Chinese packaging - competitors and shelf sets more varied than the West

11-Dec-2014 - Whilst there is no winning formula for packaging success in China, recognising the global challenges facing packaging systems and factoring in the dynamics of this market, has been flagged as a good...

China cosmetics rank high in chemical risk list

10-Dec-2014 - China has 'once again' been named the front-runner of a "hit list" of dangerous products, according to the German Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s (Baua)....

L'Occitane joins Alibaba's big cosmetic brand offering

09-Dec-2014 - French skin care brand, L’Occitane en Provence has confirmed a deal with China's largest ecommerce retailer Alibaba, launching a digital retail platform on the popular Tmall site. ...

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...

CFDA proposes revision of 25 year old cosmetics regulation

26-Nov-2014 - In an effort to regulate and strengthen the supervision and management of cosmetics, the China Food and Drug Administration is set to revise cosmetic health supervision regulations.

Sephora accused of racial e-profiling

25-Nov-2014 - Beauty retail giant Sephora has been accused by four women of Chinese descent of racial profiling. They claim the brand closed down Asian customers’ accounts during a 20% off sale, due to...

EU addresses WTO with concern over China’s cosmetics regulations

13-Nov-2014 - The European Union has expressed its' concerns over China’s regulations on cosmetics and medical devices at the World Trade Organisation’s technical standards committee. 

Nu Skin revenues tumble, highlighted by a 50% decline in China

05-Nov-2014 - Nu Skin’s third quarter revenues show a big fall as the company continues to suffer from a crackdown on its practices in China earlier this year, and problems in other...

Cosmetics industry brushes off talk of slump in China

04-Nov-2014 - While the volume of cosmetics imports dropped heavily compared with the same period last year, international cosmetic giants claim the market is still growing and opportunities are aplenty.  ...

Lignin shown to enhance sunscreen effectiveness

28-Oct-2014 - Scientists in China and Canada have shown that the addition of lignin to commercial sunscreens can actually enhance their effectiveness and that exposure to sunlight may help them work even...

China economy slows but cosmetic sales remain strong

23-Oct-2014 - Latest data from the China Bureau of Statistics shows that the country’s economy grew at the slowest pace in five years, but that consumer sales, and specifically those for cosmetics,...

Croda E-seminar to focus on simplifying Chinese regulations

21-Oct-2014 - Croda’s personal care e-seminar series will focus on the Chinese marketplace to provide a better understanding of the evolving regulatory landscape.  

American Chamber of Commerce urges China to “adopt international best practices”

09-Oct-2014 - The Chinese government has been called on to “adopt international best practices” with its' cosmetics regulation by the American Chamber of Commerce in China.

Cracking the Chinese consumer by addressing packaging challenges

03-Sep-2014 - The secret to packaging success in China lies in recognising consistent global challenges and then factoring in the unique dynamics of the Chinese market, according to new research.

China says celebrities must use the products they endorse

28-Aug-2014 - Proposed revisions to China’s Advertising Law will include a requirement that means celebrities must use the products before putting their endorsement to them.

Hair straightening no longer a one-size-fits-all category

26-Aug-2014 - Innovative technologies and products have revolutionised the hair straightening category and made it one of the most dynamic hair care categories, driven by demand for hair control and lifestyle changes. ...

Rieke Dispensing’s Asia reach bolstered with acquisition

21-Aug-2014 - Rieke Dispensing’s reach in Asia has expanded once more and its manufacturing capabilities will be given a boost following its parent company TriMas Corporation’s acquisition of Lion Holdings Pvt. Ltd....

Triclosan concern spreads to Asia...

20-Aug-2014 - Colgate’s Total toothpaste was found to contain triclosan on the US market last week. Now, more of the brand's products have been found to contain the same chemical alongside other personal care...

Strong Estée Lauder results undermined by Korea market

19-Aug-2014 - Luxury international cosmetics player Estée Lauder posted record-breaking fourth quarter and full year results that show the company is continuing to lead the field.

Rieke Packaging System’s China facility secures packaging standard

14-Aug-2014 - US-based packaging provider Rieke says that its cosmetics and personal care manufacturing facility in Hangzhou, China has secured the highest rating from the British Retail Consortium.

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.

Nu Skin Q2 results see significant decline

11-Aug-2014 - Skin care specialist Nu Skin says continued problems in its China operations have weighed heavily on its second quarter results, causing revenues and profits to fall.

UK contract manufacturer strikes up deal with Jahwa

06-Aug-2014 - Swallowfield, a UK-based contract manufacturer, has struck up a deal with Jahwa, one of the largest domestic personal care players in China, to supply a range of products British-made products....

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