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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.

PCHi 2017 unveils exhibitor presentation theatre amongst new additions

24-Aug-2016 - In 2017 a number of new exhibitor initiatives have been added for the 10th edition of the Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) trade show.

China FDA clarifies new sunscreen labelling rules

24-Aug-2016 - After CFDA recently unveiled new guidelines for the labelling of Sun Protection Factors (SPFs). Now the Chinese authorities have moved to clarify the measures after some confusion arose.

Shiseido cuts full year forecast

18-Aug-2016 - Japanese multinational Shiseido announced steady sales and a big increase in profits for the first half of its financial years, but cuts its forecasts on the back of restructuring and...

Face Shop launches Kakao Cosmetics line in China

18-Aug-2016 - Korean cosmetics company Face Shop has expanded its global expansion with the launch of its Kakao Friends cosmetics brand in China.

Special Focus: Skin Whitening

Why the dynamics are changing for skin whitening in Asia

11-Aug-2016 - Skin whitening has been a mega trend in Asia for a number of years now, but with questions over the safety of some ingredients and several skin whitening campaigns causing...

Discussions at East Asia Summit focus on non-tariffs for cosmetics

10-Aug-2016 - Trade tariffs are a huge topic of conversation worldwide these days, and the recent East Asia Summit (EAS) focused on worldwide protectionism for a variety of industries, including cosmetics.

Politics could add to forces working against Korean cosmetics industry

09-Aug-2016 - Following stellar growth from the South Korean cosmetics industry in recent years, the tide may be turning as political pressure from China may add to the threat posed by limits...

Purchase limits by Korean customs may damage cosmetics sales

03-Aug-2016 - Limits imposed by South Korea’s customs authorities on how much local cosmetics can be bought in duty free stores are set to damage the outlook for the industry.

L’Oréal growth remains strong in China despite economic slowdown

02-Aug-2016 - Despite the economic slowdown in China, L’Oréal’s performance in the country continues to go from strength to strength as the product innovation pipeline is maintained.

LG Household & Healthcare see big surge in luxury cosmetic sales

02-Aug-2016 - South Korea consumer goods giant LG Household & Healthcare reported a strong second quarter results, which was boosted by huge growth in its luxury cosmetics division.

Spending on beauty up in China, despite cooling economy

27-Jul-2016 - Chinese consumers are still keen to spend on beauty in China, according to newly released research from Mintel, with the majority of those surveyed stating they spent more on facial...

Are you up to date with cosmetics regulation across Asia?

20-Jul-2016 - ChemLinked Cosmetic Portal, a market information provider on regulation and compliance across Asia, has begun launching a series of ‘cosmepedia’ aimed at equipping beauty industry professionals with country-specific regulatory knowledge.

How Hong Kong beauty brands are tackling the drop in demand from mainland China

14-Jul-2016 - With tension between Hong Kong and mainland China currently high, the island’s popularity as a shopping hotspot has been dropping among mainland consumers; some beauty brands are now making moves...

Top male hair care brand from Germany enters China

12-Jul-2016 - Alpecin, a leading male hair care brand from Germany that claims to fight hair loss, is set to enter the China market through a distribution deal with DKSH.

Alpecin expands its global reach into the China market

07-Jul-2016 - Hair loss shampoo Alpecin is extending its global reach with a new market expansion services deal with DSKH that will see the brand available throughout China.

Baby skin care products enjoying boom in China

06-Jul-2016 - Thanks to the relaxing of its historic 'one-child policy' in January this year, China is set to see a boom in its baby and child-specific markets, with baby personal care...

LG's premium skin care player SU:M37 invests in China following duty free success

05-Jul-2016 - LG Household’s luxury skin care brand SU:M37 has invested in a flagship store in China after seeing success with the country’s tourists in local Korean duty free stores....

Top beauty ads at Cannes Lions

30-Jun-2016 - Cannes Lions, the international advertising festival, was held last week, recognising the best and brightest in the advertising world. Here’s a roundup of the leading ads entered into the offering...

China officials to model supply chain efficiency on Europe

29-Jun-2016 - Officials from China’s Ministry of Commerce have been gathering insight into supply chain efficiency during a tour of various major manufacturers in Europe, including L’Oréal and P&G....

Nu Skin: eyes on China with multi-million investment and new management

21-Jun-2016 - Despite the company’s recent drop in sales in China, Nu Skin looks to be renewing its focus on its mainstay market.

News focus

Lancôme controversy in Hong Kong highlights global nature of branding

15-Jun-2016 - In cancelling a pop concert in the face of media and consumer pressure from China, it seems Lancôme failed to account for the global visibility of marketing moves in today’s business...

DS Smith unwraps its China packaging plans

15-Jun-2016 - DS Smith, a Europe-based global packaging player, has revealed the plan for its new DS Smith China venture when it launches this summer.

Lancome shuts stores in Hong Kong amid China tensions

09-Jun-2016 - Lancome has found itself in the middle of a wave of global scrutiny for its decision to cancel a promotional music concert in Hong Kong, apparently as a result of...

China gearing up to ban repackaged cosmetics?

02-Jun-2016 - China looks set to ban the sale of repackaged cosmetics, according to industry commentators, a move which will shut down the widespread practice of repackaging and remarketing products in the...

Estée Lauder still determined in China

01-Jun-2016 - Estée Lauder is said to be pushing ahead with its strategy to make inroads in China, despite the slumping economic conditions in the country.

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