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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.

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...

Givaudan enters fragrance collaboration with Xinhua in China

13-Mar-2014 - Swiss manufacturer Givaudan is aiming to further reach out to its customers in Asia-Pacific and meet their needs, having announced the signing of a joint venture with Zhejiang Xinhua Chemical...

Innovation award for Ashland’s bio-engineered skin peptide

13-Mar-2014 - Personal care manufacturer Ashland Specialty Ingredients (ASI) has won the China Personal Care & Cosmetics Innovation Award 2014, recognising Actopontine biofunctional ingredient for its anti-aging properties and improving skin firmness...

Nu Skin now facing lawsuit for shareholder losses

26-Feb-2014 - In the latest blow relating to its practices in China, beauty brand Nu Skin now faces a class action which seeks to recover damages for shareholders who have been hit...

Wacker launches new hair care ingredient dedicated to the China market

26-Feb-2014 - Silicone-based ingredients supplier Wacker has unveiled a series of new product launches at the PCHi event in Shanghai last week, including a hair conditioner exclusively for the China market.

Showa Denko targets growth in Asia Pacific ingredients market

26-Feb-2014 - Japanese conglomerate Showa Denko is targeting growth in its personal care division through further expansion into the China market and other countries in the Asia Pacific region.

P&G focus on Southeast Asia in hopes to boost performance

26-Feb-2014 - Consumer goods giant Procter & Gamble has been targeting the Southeast Asia market in a bid to profit from the region’s growth, and balance stagnant sales in the West.

Estée Lauder striving to reset its presence in China

25-Feb-2014 - Estée Lauder has hired former MD for Proximity Beijing, Alex Csergo, as its senior director of the Asia-Pacific region in an effort to ramp up its customer relationship management practices....

Ashland showcases skin defence plankton extract in China

20-Feb-2014 - Aquatic plankton rich in GP4G nucleotides dampens the effect of infrared and ultraviolet radiation on the appearance of skin, according to new studies showcased at the Personal Care and Homecare...

Asia in Focus

Cosmetic brands develop ‘anti-pollution’ products for China

19-Feb-2014 - This month CosmeticsDesign-Asia.com is focusing on China’s skin care market where our expert, Florence Bernardin, having just returned from her most recent trip there, reports the rise of beauty products claiming to...

Chinese cosmetics retailer Jumei jumps on IPO US bandwagon

18-Feb-2014 - Cosmetics retailer Jumei.com is the latest Chinese company to set it sights on US shores, after investor enthusiasm for China stocks is reported as being back on the up....

China’s online market still ripe at home

18-Feb-2014 - VIPshop, a prominent Chinese flash sales site, has acquired a majority stake of cosmetics e-store Lefeng for $132.5 million, in an expansion which confirms that China’s e-commerce beauty market continues to...

Solvay opens new innovation centre in Singapore

13-Feb-2014 - Specialty chemical player Solvay Novecare has opened a new innovation centre in Singapore, which will serve its customers in the Asia Pacific region.

Amway unveils plans for further expansion into Asia Pacific

12-Feb-2014 - Having just announced strong financial results, direct sales cosmetics and nutritional products player Amway has revealed extensive investment plans that include significant expansion into the Asia Pacific region.

Chinese firms head for U.S. despite Beijing/Washington dispute

12-Feb-2014 - Chinese companies are setting their sights on returning to U.S. shores, specifically the IPO market, after investor enthusiasm for China stocks is reported as being back on the up....

News in brief

PCHi 2014 gearing up for next week’s opening

11-Feb-2014 - The Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) 2014 trade show is set to open its doors next week in China.

China luxury goods market to slow down in 2014

11-Feb-2014 - According to market consultants, Bain & Co, China’s luxury goods market has slowed from 7% growth in 2012 to around 2% in 2013, with expectations of similar figures in 2014.

All eyes on Nu Skin as it announces its preliminary Q4 results

06-Feb-2014 - With an investigation currently under way into its operation in China, direct sales player Nu Skin announces preliminary quarterly results that will not yet account for an anticipated downturn.

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