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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.

HK businesses losing out as tensions continue over 'parallel traders'

31-Mar-2015 - As some Hong Kong protesters continue to harass tourists, retailers are baring the brunt, as shoppers from the mainland and even local residents are put off by the confrontation at...

Nu Skin gets the go ahead for China's Zhejiang Province

25-Mar-2015 - International skin care player, Nu Skin has been given the go ahead to begin direct selling in China's Zhejiang Province, bringing its' global presence to a total of 30 cities in...

PCHi insight: Part One

Mibelle: "Consumers now believe 'Made In China' can represent high quality"

24-Mar-2015 - Here, Cosmetics Design catches up with Dr. Fred Zulli, managing director of Mibelle Biochemistry, to find out how the Switzerland-based biotechnology ingredients provider is planning on increasing its footprint in...

Jumei sees slump in orders despite Q4 tipped to be the strongest..

24-Mar-2015 - The fourth quarter is reported to be the strongest for China’s online retailers, thanks to shopping holidays like Singles' Day. However, Jumei seen a decrease in total orders in 2014 by 5.9% to...

CFDA to tighten supervision around cosmetics

24-Mar-2015 - China's FDA has announced its' plans to tighten the regulation around cosmetics in the country.

Scientists say fish embryo test can screen more than 1,000 toxins at one time

19-Mar-2015 - Hong Kong based biotech company, Vitargent has developed a technology that uses fish embryos to test for toxic substances in everything from cosmetics to food. 

Post PCHi: we talk technology and e-commerce with show organisers

18-Mar-2015 - The PCHi 2015 event has continued the strong growth pattern with organiser Reed Sinopharm claiming visitor numbers were up 12% in the first two days as e-commerce and the role...

LG Household & Healthcare reveals plans for growth in China

18-Mar-2015 - Korean consumer goods giant LG Household and Health Care has revealed China to be its' main focus this year with new products. 

Regulation Explained

Importing cosmetics to China? Here’s how the regulation looks…

17-Mar-2015 - The Chinese cosmetics market is a growing one and has become appealing for many major brands around the world, particularly with its booming skin care segment. Here, we speak to...

PCHi 2015: all the highlights of the biggest show to date

17-Mar-2015 - PCHi 2015 once again broke all records, with more exhibitors and visitor numbers up by double-digit figures. This Cosmetics Design gallery brings you some of the most interesting news from...

P&G's Crest advert brushes Chinese authorities up the wrong way

12-Mar-2015 - Chinese authorities have fined P&G $958,000 following the regulator's ruling that claims in its' advertising for Crest toothpaste were overstated.

Korea cosmetics boom as China consumers scramble for more

11-Mar-2015 - South Korean cosmetic producers are continuing to enjoy the best of times as latest statistics show that export grew by 50% in the past year, fuelled mainly by demand from China.

PCHi 2015 opens its doors in Guangzhou next week

05-Mar-2015 - The PCHi event will open its doors in Guangzhou, China next week, and Cosmetics Design will be there to cover several new and expanded aspects of the show.

AkzoNobel aims for better service and sustainability with new China plant

04-Mar-2015 - Chemicals company AkzoNobel is targeting the China market and looking to better serve its personal care customers there with a new alkoxylation facility in Ningbo bringing the company’s total investment...

Beauty Expo to highlight Asian Brand Building Lab

03-Mar-2015 - The China Beauty Expo will highlight innovation in new Asian brands with a dedicated floor area that will platform the latest launches thanks to a partnership with Centdegres.

China cosmetics market continues to post double-digit growth

03-Mar-2015 - Although the slowdown in the growth of the China economy has put the brakes on the cosmetics market, growth last year still registered in double-digit figures and is forecast to...

Japan's biggest beauty website launches Chinese-language service to conquer market

26-Feb-2015 - Japan's largest beauty community website, @cosme has invested in a Chinese-language service on e-commerce platform Tmall, as it tries to conquer the Chinese market.

Clarins also sees benefit of WeChat in conquering China

24-Feb-2015 - Unlike the West, consumers in Asia have jumped directly into mobile platforms (WeChat, Line, Kakao Talk) that international players like Clarins are using to access and analyse customers behaviour and needs....

Sony further invests in beauty with 'Skin View Camera’

19-Feb-2015 - Sony's ‘Beauty Explorer’ is its’ first digital camera in image sensoring that measures the texture, blotches, pores and colour of the skin. 

Datamonitor Comment

Male tanning tipped as China's next booming market

19-Feb-2015 - Globally speaking, the male market merely follows what’s popular in the female one. However, in China, analysts say skin whitening, which has undoubtedly been the prevailing trend for women, has...

E-commerce brings French cosmetics and perfume to Chinese consumers

17-Feb-2015 - launched the French Mall platform this month where consumers in China can purchase imported French goods, a class of products already lucrative for the a online direct sales company....

Chinese New Year spending - Chanel a favourite with shoppers

17-Feb-2015 - As the holiday approaches fast (Feb 19), various luxury brands are investing in increasing their visibility to fight off the competition. Something, perhaps Chanel isn't too worried about, due to its' popularity...

Asia Pacific proves to be Avon’s strongest market as global sales dive

17-Feb-2015 - Avon Products has posted another quarter of falling sales, but the performance in the Asia Pacific market outpaces the results posted in the company’s three other global regions.

Asia in Focus

WeChat is re-inventing China's direct sales model, says expert

12-Feb-2015 - China is already the second largest online retail market in the world, and the fastest growing. There, the details lie in creating more active events, promotions and digital marketing strategies,...

Unilever invests €40 million in catering to China's western markets

03-Feb-2015 - Phase I of Unilever’s facility in the company’s global manufacturing base in Meishan has been completed, which will mainly cater to China's western markets.

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