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How YOU can navigate China's regulations on imported cosmetics

How YOU can navigate China's regulations on imported cosmetics

By Michelle Yeomans

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 the...

South Korea skin care device demand drives innovation

South Korea skin care device demand drives innovation

By Michelle Yeomans

Without question, Korea has one of the longest beauty routines in the world and seekers of perfect skin have recently been introduced to devices that make that regime easier. South Korea start-up, Way is one firm innovating for this trend with a digital...

Fujifilm signs new deal with Algatech to expand astaxanthin supply

Fujifilm signs new deal with Algatech to expand astaxanthin supply

By Michelle Yeomans

After almost a decade of sourcing Algatech’s astaxanthin as the main active for its Astalift skin care products, Fujifilm has now signed a supply and long-term agreement to distribute the company's astaxanthin raw materials in Japan.

Emami moves into scalp care with 'Kesh King' business

Emami moves into scalp care with 'Kesh King' business

By Michelle Yeomans

Emami has moved into the ayurvedic scalp care segment with the acquisition of six year old hair care brand 'Kesh King’, reportedly one of the largest deals in India's FMCG sector.

Shiseido confirms Burberry deal!

Shiseido confirms Burberry deal!

By Michelle Yeomans

Shiseido has confirmed it has signed an agreement with luxury fragrance house Burberry to distribute its colour cosmetics and fragrance products in Japan.

Lumson moves airless packaging into Australia

Lumson moves airless packaging into Australia

By Michelle Yeomans

Cosmetics packaging specialist Lumson is taking its 'world-first' Airless Bottle Technology to Australia and New Zealand through Sydney cosmetics manufacturer Trulux.

Kao further invests in Shanghai market

Kao further invests in Shanghai market

By Michelle Yeomans

Kao has invested in its' third facility in China with a ¥5bn plant in Shanghai which will focus on producing key ingredients for shampoo and other cosmetics.

Sephora extends its reach in e-commerce in China with JD.com

Sephora extends its reach in e-commerce in China with JD.com

By Michelle Yeomans

E-commerce in China is a valuable investment for international players - if done in the right way. Recognising the challenges in this arena, beauty retailer Sephora has turned to e-mall, 'Jingding' to extend its reach.

Chanel - favoured by China’s luxury consumers

Chanel - favoured by China’s luxury consumers

By Michelle Yeomans

According to L2’s Digital IQ Index, Chanel is the luxury brand China's shoppers are most likely to buy, thanks in part to social media platforms helping to influence and facilitate the purchase. 

K-beauty demand takes Laneige to the top

K-beauty demand takes Laneige to the top

By Michelle Yeomans

According to market research firm Brand Stock, Laneige is Korea's most valuable cosmetics company for women, thanks to the popularity of South Korean culture overseas.

CIRS summit to address 'series of tremendous changes' in regulations

CIRS summit to address 'series of tremendous changes' in regulations

By Michelle Yeomans

Asia has become one of the biggest cosmetic markets in recent years, among which, China is the most prominent. In an effort to help the industry get to grips with supervisory policies, CIRS is hosting the region's 'first' regulations summit. 

Pola Orbis to see profits of 20 billion yen in 2015

Pola Orbis to see profits of 20 billion yen in 2015

By Michelle Yeomans

Japanese cosmetics giant, Pola Orbis has refocused its' strategy in China, stepping up internet sales and streamlining its' efforts to put it on track for a year ending profit of around 20 billion yen ($164 million yen).

Could Kao snap up P&G’s Wella hair care unit?

Could Kao snap up P&G’s Wella hair care unit?

By Michelle Yeomans

Procter & Gamble has reportedly published sale documents for its’ Wella hair care brand, and although the company has yet to comment on the speculation, Japanese giant Kao is among those tipped to be a potential buyer.

Source: Reuters

Shiseido steps up retail strategy in Japan

By Michelle Yeomans

As part of Shiseido's goal to become more accessible to Asian consumers, the brand is heavily investing in enhancing its' travel retail business with duty-free stores.

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Indonesia's beauty market among 'new growth hot spots'

By Michelle Yeomans

With emerging markets slowing down, attention has turned to core businesses and untapped markets such as Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey. Cosmetics Design caught up with Euromonitor to discuss new growth hot spots.

Sorbet natural cosmetics making headway in NZ

Sorbet natural cosmetics making headway in NZ

By Michelle Yeomans

An ambitious Christchurch cosmetics start-up is elbowing its' way to the forefront of New Zealand's cosmetics market. Which just goes to show that it's not just the big players changing the game.

Shiseido's new R&D hub represents 'Vision 2020' plan

Shiseido's new R&D hub represents 'Vision 2020' plan

By Michelle Yeomans

After curbing its R&D spending in the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis, Shiseido is now investing in R&D again with hopes to boost group sales above the 1 trillion yen mark by 2020.

China's 'House call' beauty services are making serious profit...

China's 'House call' beauty services are making serious profit...

By Michelle Yeomans

Beauty service companies offering a portfolio of manicurists or beauticians that visit customers at their own home are gaining momentum in China as women are reported to be more comfortable with letting a 'stranger' into their home. 

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