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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.

Hallstar invests in China center to drive innovation in specialty chemistry

02-Sep-2015 - Global specialty chemical company, Hallstar has invested in a facility in China which it says will serve as an R&D and technical support base for the beauty industry in Asia Pacific....

CFDA issues THIRD draft of technical safety standard for cosmetics

02-Sep-2015 - The China FDA is seeking public opinion on cosmetics safety for the third time since 2012, which contains new requirements for the control of Pb, As, Cd, 1,4-Dioxane. 

Premium Chinese brand Herborist aims for global domination

26-Aug-2015 - As Chinese cosmetics gain momentum in the West, Jahwa's premium brand, Herborist is venturing into North America with a range based on its hundred year expertise in ancient ingredients and techniques....

China dubbed a 'liability' as brands like Amorepacific see loss over yuan devaluation

25-Aug-2015 - Personal care giant, AmorePacific found itself among those affected by the devaluation of the Yuan this month - experiencing a loss of 11 per cent in a market it considers as its...

China's beauty market offers scope for 'quick growth and loyal consumers'

19-Aug-2015 - According to market analysts, there is still real opportunity for beauty companies to further educate Chinese consumers and add to their skin care routines with more products.

Ten year study finds Chinese shoppers account for 28 per cent of online shopping overseas

13-Aug-2015 - According to a report published by China's largest e-tailer; 2015 witnessed explosive growth in online shopping overseas, with new buyers accounting for 28 per cent, and with a preference...

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...

China's rural villages are fueling e-commerce since joining the online world

06-Aug-2015 - With 10 per cent of China's rural communities reportedly making a living selling products online, e-commerce retailers are making moves to invest in these merchants.

PCHi 2016 to bridge Chinese and foreign company gap with 'more English conferences'

05-Aug-2015 - Returning to Shanghai in March, 90% of PCHi's 2016 booths have already been booked up as organisers report the show to be the most diverse and robust edition to date....

China FDA submits 'revised draft' on the supervision of cosmetics

05-Aug-2015 - In an effort to bring regulations more in line with Western standards, the CFDA has submitted a revised draft of the supervision and management of cosmetics to the State Council. ...

LVMH reports strong perfume sales despite China concerns

04-Aug-2015 - Despite the Chinese market proving tough for some of LVMH's brands, the luxury goods firm reported a 6 per cent increase in its perfumes and cosmetics division.

China considers regulating 'oral care' as cosmetics

29-Jul-2015 - China's State Council has sought public opinion on whether it should include oral care products in cosmetics regulations. A move experts say could affect the regulation, circulation and promotion of the...

Walmart further invests in Chinese e-commerce beauty site, Yihaodian

29-Jul-2015 - Having already obtained a 51 per cent share in Chinese e-commerce retailer Yihaodian, US giant Walmart has snapped up the remaining 49 per cent as it strives to conquer the e-commerce world....

China considers official ban on cosmetics ads found to have ‘exaggerated claims’

23-Jul-2015 - China's Legislative Affairs Office has published a draft document in which it states it is considering an official ban on any cosmetics advertisements with 'exaggerated claims'.

India and China: the main markets to see colour cosmetics growth by 2020

22-Jul-2015 - Persistence Market Research has reported India and China to be leading the way in Asia's colour cosmetics sector, thanks to higher disposable incomes and a rise in consciousness about appearance....

Nestlé Skin Health invests in first Asia based hub to support healthy ageing

22-Jul-2015 - To address the 'under appreciated' needs of an increasingly ageing population, Nestlé Skin Health's innovation hub in Shanghai will look at skin health issues including intense dryness, skin cancer and ageing....

Urban Decay invests in Hong Kong but stays firm on not entering China

21-Jul-2015 - L’Oréal has finally invested in colour cosmetics brand, Urban Decay in Hong Kong. The department store counter is a first for the renowned brand in the country, despite its 20 year presence in...

Scientists discover 'restorative face creams' help lower embarrassment ratings

16-Jul-2015 - Research carried out by scientists at Sun Yat-Sen University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong reveals that people feeling embarrassed are more likely to choose items that hide or 'repair'...

L'Oréal focuses on improving energy efficiency at Yichang plant

16-Jul-2015 - By the end of 2015, L’Oréal’s Yichang plant in China will become the company's first Asia-Pacific facility to reach carbon footprint neutrality.

CFDA issues notice of 'IECIC 2014' cosmetics inventory list

07-Jul-2015 - China's FDA has issued a notice regarding the revision of IECIC 2014, which includes the addition of nine ingredients to the inventory and new product names for 111 plant ingredients.

China market set for slower growth as economy cools

07-Jul-2015 - After the massive boom in the China cosmetics market seen during the past decade, growth continues at a breakneck pace, but is the slowest since 2005, reflecting signs of economic maturity.

Hong Kong warns public of 'excessive mercury' found in skin care cream

02-Jul-2015 - Hong Kong's Department of Health has appealed to members of the public not to buy or use a cosmetic cream product as it may contain excessive mercury.

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...

Unilever introduces 'Talent Week' to stay on top of 'cutting-edge methodologies'

24-Jun-2015 - Unilever North Asia held a 'talent learning week' for thousands of employees in Shanghai as part of a strategy to encourage cutting-edge methodologies in 'the real business world'.

Symrise scoops up PCHi 'Breakthrough Innovation Award'

17-Jun-2015 - The PCHi Innovation Breakthrough Award went to Symrise's re-balancing skin barrier ingredient - SymRepair 100. According to the company, its products are developed to meet Asia's high expectations for valuable and effective cosmetics....

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