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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.

Beauty missing opportunities to engage consumers in China, new report finds

28-Apr-2016 - Social media platform WeChat is enjoying explosive growth globally, and now offers beauty brands an essential branding opportunity in China, according to a new report by L2.

Australia updating visa process to encourage China tourism

21-Apr-2016 - Australia is set to trial a new visa a process for incoming tourists from China, in a bid to further bolster the rising tide of Chinese consumers now visiting the...

Asia cosmetics wholesale business may go up for sale

21-Apr-2016 - LF Asia, a major cosmetics and pharmaceuticals wholesale business which operates in China and Southeast Asia, may be sold off in the coming months.

Kanebo looking to double sales and expand across Asia

20-Apr-2016 - Kao-owned cosmetics firm Kanebo is looking to double sales of its leading brand, Kate, by entering it into the markets of Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore and by strengthening its offering...


Could beauty brands tap into selfie-editing app software?

19-Apr-2016 - Meitu, a selfie-editing app developer, is seeking a valuation of over $3 billion in its latest funding round - aiming to catapult itself into the list of China’s top 10...

Australia singles out China as key export market with 'largest ever' trade visit

14-Apr-2016 - Australia’s Minister for Trade and Investment has spoken of the central importance the government places on trade with China, ahead of the largest ever trade visit to the country.

Dead Sea beauty company bought by leading China investment firm

14-Apr-2016 - Ahava, an Israeli skin care company, has been bought by Chinese investment giants Fosun Group for a reported USD 77 million.

Kao reaches cross-border digital deal with JD Worldwide

13-Apr-2016 - Beauty giant Kao has signed up with e-retail platform JD Worldwide, in the latest in a string of industry moves in the Asia region to facilitate cross-border trade of personal...

Lush blossoming globally - what’s the plan in Asia?

12-Apr-2016 - Beauty brand Lush, known for its heady scents and colourful counters, is enjoying enormous international growth in Europe and North America - and its sights are set on developing in...

Luxe Pack Shanghai debuts trends incubator

05-Apr-2016 - Luxe Pack Shanghai will this year feature a new “trends incubator” segment at the event, as a means of highlighting packaging innovation at the annual event.

Korea customs tackles counterfeits by marking cosmetics

31-Mar-2016 - The Korea Customs Service (KCS) has said it will begin marking Korean cosmetics in a bid to tackle the rise of conterfeiting affecting the country’s beauty industry.

Japan's Muji to expand beauty offering in China

31-Mar-2016 - Clothing, household goods and cosmetics retailer Muji has China to thank for its record profit in the last financial year of $192 million (US), according to Satoru Matsuzaki, president of...

China's e-commerce tax changes set to benefit beauty

30-Mar-2016 - China is reportedly altering its tax policy for e-commerce in a move which will further promote cross-border trading for the country, and looks set to particularly benefit cosmetics sales.

The “Golden Age of Travel” for China, says Euromonitor

29-Mar-2016 - Tourists from China are fuelling growth across fast moving consumer goods sector globally, with beauty one of the key industries enjoying the benefit of the boom.

PCHi Shanghai 2016 beats expectations

22-Mar-2016 - The PCHi Shanghai 2016 event, held at the beginning of this month, had a significantly larger number of exhibitors and also attracted a greater number of attendees.

Chinese consumers going online for international beauty

22-Mar-2016 - The number of Chinese consumers getting their international beauty products online is on the rise, according to recent Mintel figures.

Evonik launches new beauty formulation concepts in China

10-Mar-2016 - Evonik, a leading global specialty chemicals company, used the recent PCHi trade show to launch a new concept, ''Trendy textures for new experiences', onto the China market.

China study suggests silicon dioxide can damage DNA

10-Mar-2016 - Although widely found to be safe, a recent study by researchers in China has found that silicon dioxide, or silica, may have the potential to negatively affect our genetic material.

Jala president says secret is to be as close as possible to China’s consumers

08-Mar-2016 - During last week’s PCHi event in Shanghai, China, Cosmetics Design caught up with the president of leading China beauty player Jala to discover the reasons behind the company’s continued growth....

Mibelle launches Vin-upLift ingredient in China

08-Mar-2016 - Mibelle Biochemistry has rolled out its award-winning anti-ageing ingredient Vin-upLift in China, platforming it at last week’s PCHi event in Shanghai.

PCHi Shanghai 2016, in photos

03-Mar-2016 - PCHi 2016 opened its doors in Shanghai this month. The ninth edition of the event already demonstrated that preregistration was already well up on the previous Shanghai event two years...

P&G files lawsuit to protect its at-home teeth whitening products in China

02-Mar-2016 - Procter & Gamble, consumer goods multinational, has filed a lawsuit against competitors in China, claiming that the organisations in question are breaching the company’s intellectual property rights with their rival...

Leading cosmetics packaging manufacturer sold for reported $775 million

01-Mar-2016 - HCP, a leading global cosmetics packaging manufacturer based in China, has been acquired by investment company Baring Private Equity Asia (known as Baring Asia), in a reported $775 million deal.

Inolex expands in China with new technical facility

25-Feb-2016 - Cosmetic and personal care ingredients players Inolex has announced the opening of its new Commercial & Technical Center in Guangzhou, China as part of its expansion plans in the market.

Procter & Gamble: on misjudging China and how to fix it

25-Feb-2016 - David Taylor, recently-appointed new CEO of consumer goods giant P&G, has used his first investor presentation to comment on the company’s strategic missteps in China, and how he intends to...

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