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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.

Dedicated Sun Protection Asia conference a hit as interest peaks

31-Jul-2014 - The inaugural Sun Protection & Anti-ageing Skin Care Conference Asia kicked off in Singapore and was received positively overall as attendees agree that catering for particular demographics needs dedicated scenarios.

Cosmetics retailer Jumei apologises over fake product sales in China

31-Jul-2014 - Online cosmetics retailer Jumei International Holdings has made an apology after media reports focused on the fact that it was selling fake luxury goods in China.

China overtakes the US as world’s largest economy

29-Jul-2014 - China is likely to overtake the USA to become the world’s largest economy in Purchasing Power Parity, an economic milestone according to Euromonitor.

Toxicology consultant opens Hong Kong office for cosmetics compliance

17-Jul-2014 - Toxicology consultant company Delphic HSE Solutions will open a regional office in Hong Kong, which will help it enter the Asian certification market.

China - South Korea free trade pact to affect Taiwan's prosperity

16-Jul-2014 - Export-dependent island Taiwan could be hurt by a China-South Korea free trade pact, which will turn its complacency for a privileged position in China - granted by ECFA in '08 -...

China ends animal testing on regular cosmetics

02-Jul-2014 - China authorities have continued to make steps toward the ending of animal testing on cosmetics by ceasing mandatory testing for ordinary cosmetic products produced and sold in China.

L’Occitane set to open shop on China’s largest ecommerce market

19-Jun-2014 - L’Occitane en Provence is in the final stages of confirming a deal with internet retailer Alibaba, which will see it launch a digital retail platform on the popular Tmall site....

CFDA calls for public comment on cosmetic ingredient inventory

12-Jun-2014 - The China Food and Drug Administration (CFDA) has put out a call for public comment regarding its proposed second draft of the Inventory of Existing Cosmetic Ingredients in the country.

Asia dwarfing other regions in male grooming thanks to South Korea

04-Jun-2014 - With sales of male grooming products, particularly those in the skin care segment, on the rise in Asia, the region is now positioned as one of the fastest growing markets...

Thumbs up from the few consumers to have bought at-home beauty devices, research shows

04-Jun-2014 - Although few consumers have invested in at-home beauty devices, those that have bought them are overwhelmingly pleased with the outcome, research from Kline Group shows.

Could new law make celebrities cautious with brand endorsement in China?

03-Jun-2014 - Though globally the rise of celebrity brand ambassadors is proving a key trend for beauty brands, China’s recently implemented ‘Revised Consumer Rights Protection Law’ means that in the key emerging...

Fourth HCP China facility to offer 'quality and quick-response times'

29-May-2014 - HCP has opened its fourth China based plant, the second in Luzhi County, Suzhou which company reps say will house injection, coating, metallisation, printing, final assembly and quality lab/testing. ...

Emphasis on quality is the big beauty winner in China

28-May-2014 - As the Chinese buyer market prepares to become the new reference point for industry, product safety concerns drive sales of imported brands, and the guarantee of quality is paying the...

China Beauty Expo takes the crown for largest cosmetic business event in Asia

27-May-2014 - The China Beauty Expo has surpassed the competition to be officially crowned the biggest industry event in Asia, according to organisers Shanghai Baiwen and Informa.

China’s ‘beauty junkies’ possess huge opportunity for devices market

07-May-2014 - China has been highlighted as the most opportunistic market for beauty device marketers, as well as for brands that address a myriad of beauty issues, according to market researcher Kline.

Brands hone in on Hong Kong’s enthusiasm for organics

29-Apr-2014 - Sukin, a skin care brand from Australia which focuses heavily on its products’ natural claims, is set to move into Hong Kong, as organic claims continue to rouse consumers in...

China skin care takes its rightful place as 3rd largest market

23-Apr-2014 - In 2012, China became the world's third largest cosmetics market following the US and Japan. Now, analysts report that by October 2013, the total sales of skin care products in China to...

Domestic brands winning out with China's continued growth

17-Apr-2014 - A new market report by research firm China Research and Intelligence notes that total sales revenue of the China cosmetic industry reached CNY 260 billion in 2013, and the analysts attributed this...

China to banish poverty by using hemp – even in cosmetics

03-Apr-2014 - The Chinese government is now actively promoting hemp cultivation in various industries, including cosmetics, as a tool for lifting rural Chinese out of poverty.

Symrise and Ashland win Breakthrough Innovation Awards at PCHi 2014

02-Apr-2014 - Cosmetics ingredients suppliers Symrise and Ashland scooped top honours at the China Personal Care & Cosmetics Innovation Awards at the PCHi trade event earlier this year, both winning the Breakthrough...

Nu Skin share prices soar in response to low China fine

27-Mar-2014 - Direct sales player Nu Skin has seen its share prices rebound rapidly, with industry reaction overwhelmingly indicating that the fine meted out by the China authorities was on the lenient...

Asia in Focus

Expert reveals the power of TV in Korean beauty buying

25-Mar-2014 - In this month's Asia in Focus, a series that hones in on the segments offering the most opportunities for the industry right now, we look at the power of Korean TV when...

Amazon China closes down vendor over fake cosmetics

25-Mar-2014 - Amazon China says it has closed a third party vendor following state media reports that it was selling fake cosmetics online, through the e-commerce retailer.

China authorities fine Nu Skin over sales tactics

25-Mar-2014 - The China government says it will fine Nu Skin in excess of $500k for ‘illegal sales’ and ‘misleading’ consumers and will also make moves to tighten regulations governing direct sales.

Nu Skin China probe could lead to sanctions and fines, but outlook is good

20-Mar-2014 - A probe by China's authorities into the direct seller Nu Skin’s business practices in the country could result in the possibility of fines or sanctions, the company has confirmed, but analysts...

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