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What do men want? Navigating Asia's male grooming demand

By Michelle Yeomans

As Western males start to experiment with a grooming regime, Asian men are looking for more complex solutions that go beyond maintaining hygiene and appearance. However, with no two markets on the region alike, it can be tricky to know which product will...

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

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

By Michelle Yeomans

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 19 provinces and municipalities.

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

Regulation Explained

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

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

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 Regulatory expert Dr Tommy Kong about the challenges of entering the China...

AkzoNobel aims for better service and sustainability with new China plant

AkzoNobel aims for better service and sustainability with new China plant

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

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 in the strategic multi-site to more than €400 million...

Cosmetics Design's colour cosmetics forum kicks off today!

Cosmetics Design's colour cosmetics forum kicks off today!

By Michelle Yeomans

There's still time left to register for Cosmetics Design's multifunctional colour cosmetics forum, where our panel of experts will discuss the latest innovations and challenges of a segment where alphabet creams are just the tip of the iceberg...

Male tanning tipped as China's next booming market

Datamonitor Comment

Male tanning tipped as China's next booming market

By Michelle Yeomans

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 been forced on Chinese men.

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Asia in Focus

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

By Michelle Yeomans

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, especially through social media platforms like WeChat.

'Glabra' - the 'go to' ingredient for face masks?

'Glabra' - the 'go to' ingredient for face masks?

By Michelle Yeomans

As brands scramble to cater to Asia’s demand for a higher level of user experience in skin care, various brands have been investing in 'Glabra' – also known as golden collagen for face masks.

'Brands MUST stay out of China in order to speed up change,' says HSI

Part II

'Brands MUST stay out of China in order to speed up change,' says HSI

By Michelle Yeomans

Yesterday, Cosmetics Design spoke to Alain Khaiat about cosmetic brands opting out of China over animal testing. On his advice that the bigger players ‘cannot afford not to be present’, the HSI disagrees, claiming that on the contrary, brands can and...

Can cosmetic brands afford to opt out of China over animal testing?

Can cosmetic brands afford to opt out of China over animal testing?

By Michelle Yeomans

While the ruling to end mandatory animal testing for most cosmetics in China came as good news on June 30 - the law only refers to domestic firms, meaning international ‘cruelty free’ brands were faced with having to go against company policy or miss...

South Korea's cosmetic exports are on the up!

South Korea's cosmetic exports are on the up!

By Michelle Yeomans

According to South Korea’s customs office, cosmetic exports made it out of the red in 2014, giving the country its first annual surplus in the sector.

China's 'Hai tao' shoppers boosting cosmetic sales

China's 'Hai tao' shoppers boosting cosmetic sales

By Michelle Yeomans

'Hai tao' shopping, otherwise known as online buying from overseas, is fast growing in China as consumers are eager to buy products that are either unavailable or over-priced in their own country.

What’s next from Japan?

The latest product innovations in Japan..

What’s next from Japan?

By Michelle Yeomans

Asia accounts for over 35% of the global natural and organic personal care market, and Japan is one of the major driving forces thanks to a change in consumption attitude. 

Natural & Organic show represents new focus in Asia

Natural & Organic show represents new focus in Asia

By Michelle Yeomans

As natural and organic supplement and beauty brands flocked to Hong Kong for the first Natural & Organic Products Asia event last week, the show is proof that consumer preference for green is on the up in Asia.

Fragrance in Asia -  a segment worth investing in?

Asia in Focus

Fragrance in Asia - a segment worth investing in?

By Michelle Yeomans

Although the fragrance category can hold it's own in the West, it's still small business in Asia which our expert says it due to several cultural reasons and warns that whilst there is opportunity to invest, it's not going to be down the...

UK contract manufacturer strikes up deal with Jahwa

UK contract manufacturer strikes up deal with Jahwa

By Simon Pitman

Swallowfield, a UK-based contract manufacturer, has struck up a deal with Jahwa, one of the largest domestic personal care players in China, to supply a range of products British-made products.

China ends animal testing on regular cosmetics

China ends animal testing on regular cosmetics

By Simon Pitman

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'Oreal France chief details positive Cosmetics Europe outlook

Talks with the top: Loïc Armand details his positive cosmetics outlook

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

As Cosmetics Europe announced that President of L’Oréal France, Loïc Armand, will take the reins as its President for the 2014 -2016 term, CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com was given an exclusive interview with the new boss - and his outlook is very positive.

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