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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.

NetEase Kaola develops European Partnership Plan to bring European products to China

12-Apr-2017 - Cross-border e-commerce technology provider, NetEase Kaola, commits to buying €3 billion of European products over the next three years to increase Chinese consumers’ access to European items.

Unilever and Lazada build e-commerce cross-functional collaboration

10-Apr-2017 - The duo has partnered to create an alliance to support rapid growth and overcome logistics issues in Southeast Asia.

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“China is the leader of new anti-pollution skincare in APAC”, Mintel reveals

10-Apr-2017 - In light of China becoming the dominant region for anti-pollutant products in Asia-Pacific, we asked David Tyrrell, Global Skincare Analyst at Mintel what we can expect to see from the...

Anti-pollution claims strengthen emerging facial powder niche

05-Apr-2017 - As facial powders have been tipped as the next big thing in the multifunctionality trend, Mintel explains how brands are utilising anti-pollution packaging claims and natural ingredients to boost their...

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China’s e-commerce boom part IV: Creating a buzz overseas

05-Apr-2017 - Mintel revealed in a recent blog how "online shopping for imported products lacks the excitement of shopping when travelling overseas", so we asked Matthew Crabbe, Director of Research, Asia-Pacific at...

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PETA part III: Cruelty-free communication is critical

04-Apr-2017 - In our final article looking into how PETA’s campaign has led to Trading Standards being asked to investigate possible illegal marketing from a host of multinational beauty names, we ask...

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China’s e-commerce boom part III: How can individual brands stand out?

04-Apr-2017 - As we enter the age of “new retail”, we ask Matthew Crabbe, Director of Research, Asia-Pacific at Mintel how both Chinese and overseas APAC brands can strive for market domination.

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China’s e-commerce boom part II: Haitao at its peak

03-Apr-2017 - The Haitao trend — when consumers buy imported products from overseas online shopping platforms —  is expected to peak in China’s online e-commerce market.

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PETA part II: Why China still has “much to do” in the fight for non-animal testing

03-Apr-2017 - As the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has asked Trading Standards to explore leading cosmetics companies for possible illegal marketing, we continued to talk to Dr. Julia Baines,...

SMIT agrees MOU to create O2O smart terminal business

03-Apr-2017 - Hong Kong-based SMIT Holdings has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in round A financing to invest in Mainsweb Technology.

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PETA part I: Household names face investigation for possible illegal marketing

29-Mar-2017 - Animal rights organisation, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA),  has received confirmation that the UK government has asked Trading Standards to investigate several global cosmetics brands on claims...

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China’s e-commerce boom part I: Reaching new highs

29-Mar-2017 - Global market intelligence company, Mintel, reveals how China’s online retail market space is expected to grow to 1.3 tn Chinese yuan (€133.7 bn) by 2021 at a compound annual growth...

PCHi 2017 achieves record-breaking numbers with event firsts

29-Mar-2017 - This year’s Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) trade show, organised by Reed Sinopharm Exhibitions (RSE), witnessed record-breaking numbers at its 10th-anniversary event.

Skin care brand Mamonde opens Lazada online store

20-Mar-2017 - AmorePacfiic-owned skin care and cosmetics name, Mamonde, launches its beauty range on Lazada's shopping platform.

China celebrates first PCHi Fountain Awards

20-Mar-2017 - The 10th edition of the Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) trade show held its inaugural Fountain Awards and revealed 30 award recipients.

Latest e-commerce trends influencing China

15-Mar-2017 - At eTail Asia 2017, Ann Wang, General Manager of Performance Advertising Solution, Online Media Group, Tencent, revealed how Chinese brands can succeed amid the country’s online market environment and evolving...

Shiseido celebrates 60 years in Taiwan

15-Mar-2017 - As 2017 marks 60 years in Taiwan for leading Japanese multinational personal care company Shiseido, we look at how it’s developed its presence and how the Taiwanese market is transforming.

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How China plans to remain the lip care hub part 2

13-Mar-2017 - Due to the popularity of the lip cosmetics in China, we asked Laurie Du, Senior Beauty Analyst, Asia Pacific at Mintel, how the industry intends to retain its position at...

How K beauty is shaping the Asian colour cosmetics category

07-Mar-2017 - In our first Cosmetics Design Asia special newsletter of the year, we are focusing on evolving trends and industry developments that impact the growing colour cosmetics sector in APAC.

Kao launches Sofina IP in Taiwan and Hong Kong

01-Mar-2017 - Japanese cosmetics leader, Kao, will launch its latest brand, Sofina IP, in Taiwan and Hong Kong.

AdMaster and Tencent QQ release Young People Insight Paper on Chinese brand loyalty

28-Feb-2017 - Leading data solution provider, AdMaster, and Tencent QQ, an instant messaging platform, have released their “Young People Insight Paper”, which analyses young people’s attitudes towards brands, media habits and entertainment...

YouCam Makeup app advises beauty shoppers in Shanghai

27-Feb-2017 - Watsons Flagship store in Shanghai will utilise the YouCam Makeup app in customisation mode to provide customer service in-store digitally.

PCHi welcomes new dermo and natural cosmetics platforms

21-Feb-2017 - Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) has opened its doors to celebrate its 10th birthday. To mark a decade of the PCHi 2017 conference and exhibition, there will be a...

It's Skin set to merge with Hanbul Cosmetics

21-Feb-2017 - Korean cosmeceutical brand, It’s Skin, is set to merge with K-beauty leader Hanbul Cosmetics to enhance its position in the Chinese marketplace.

Jala Group creates first 3D bioprint of artificial skin

20-Feb-2017 - Chinese cosmetics company, Jala Group develops imitation skin using 3D bioprinting technology for beauty matching

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