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Domestic brands winning out with China's continued growth

Domestic brands winning out with China's continued growth

By Lucy Whitehouse

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 growth to rising resident income.

Adverse Outcome Pathways holding the key to regulatory hurdles?

Adverse Outcome Pathways holding the key to regulatory hurdles?

By Lucy Whitehouse

Following a successful in-cosmetics workshop on the regulatory issues facing the industry, Annelie Struessman of CONUSBAT, chair of the workshop, stopped off to give the Cosmetics Design team the low-down on what was discussed.

Sephora expands into Australia: region continues to diversify

Sephora expands into Australia: region continues to diversify

By Lucy Whitehouse

International beauty brand Sephora’s upcoming expansion into Australia participates in the ongoing diversification of the region’s cosmetics market, and will mean domestic players will need to continue to up their game with innovation.

Estée Lauder - ready to make an acquisition?

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Estée Lauder on the look-out: Ready to acquire… if the deal is right?

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

The rumour mill is in full swing but it is not too ridiculous to suggest that Estée Lauder could be ripe to join the acquisition trail given its history and the current state of the market. It is not exactly out of character for the big players either…

Givaudan enters fragrance collaboration with Xinhua in China

Givaudan enters fragrance collaboration with Xinhua in China

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

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 for the production of fragrance ingredients in China. 

Shiseido all set to launch Za range in India

Shiseido all set to launch Za range in India

By Lucy Whitehouse

Japanese beauty giant Shiseido is set to go ahead with the launch of its skin care brand ‘Za’ in India next month, following the successful establishment of its Mumbai subsidiary last year.

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Amyris' squalane alternative in Asia pushing boundaries

By Michelle Yeomans

Amyris has collaborated with Dowell, a personal care ingredients supplier, to distribute its sugar-based squalane, a renewable alternative to the controversial material, in the Republic of Korea.

Tide turns on ‘West is best’ mind set

Tide turns on ‘West is best’ mind set

By Michelle Yeomans

 For Asia's home grown brands that have been working tirelessly to change the “West is best" mind-set with cosmetic consumers, it appears their efforts have paid off as the tide begins to turn...

Korean cosmetics continues success on AP markets

Korean cosmetics continues success on AP markets

By Michelle Yeomans

As Korean cosmetics brands continue to see success on their neighbouring AP markets, factors such as affordability and an ever expanding male grooming segment are found to be the key driving forces.

Kallik CEO Neil Gleghorn explains the 'Responsible Person'

Regulation explained: part 2

Expert offers clarity on ‘Responsible Person’ requirement

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

In the second of the two-part series, Kallik CEO Neil Gleghorn explains the role of the ‘Responsible Person’ as required by the new Cosmetics Regulation that came into play earlier this year.

Kallik CEO Neil Gleghorn explains the implications of the new Cosmetics Regulation

Regulation explained: part 1

New regulation is number one priority, says Kallik CEO

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

In the first of a two part interview with Kallik CEO, Neil Gleghorn, he reveals that the biggest priority for cosmetics companies right now is the new EU Regulation (number 1223/2009) that came into force in July.

Cosmetic manufacturers report China not as rewarding as other markets

Cosmetic manufacturers report China not as rewarding as other markets

By Michelle Yeomans

Although the booming Chinese market is considered to be the most lucrative for cosmetic manufacturers, some exhibiting at Cosmoprof Asia revealed that the Japanese, Singaporean, Southeast Asian and Hong Kong markets were more rewarding for them!

LVMH targets Asia for premium cosmetics expansion

LVMH targets Asia for premium cosmetics expansion

By Michelle Yeomans

At LVMH’s newest cosmetology center in Orleans this week, the company’s MD revealed its’ plans to expand in the 77-billion-euro a year ($104 billion) global premium cosmetics market on the Asia Pacific region.

Dr Ishii's mask is one of the products currently trending on Seoul's markets

Asia in Focus

Asian formulators up their game with multifunctional face masks

By Michelle Yeomans

Who knew the popularity potential of a face mask? Well not just any old face mask, but the upgraded Asian treatment trend that is promising the equivalent of a concentrated essence in a more affordable way...

CIRS reveals new CFDA guidelines on animal testing

Inside track: Regulatory expert explains CFDA non-animal testing decision

By Michelle Yeomans

Yesterday, Cosmetics Design reported on the CFDA’s recent decision to allow some cosmetic companies to bypass animal testing on their products. We spoke to the Chemical Inspection & Regulation Service in China to break down the specifics of the adjusted guidelines.

Sephora in the Indian markets

Sephora 'in talks' with new franchise partner in India

By Michelle Yeomans

Cosmetics retailer Sephora is said to be in the process of finding a new franchiser for the Indian markets as a result of on-going 'spats' between its owner LVMH and current partner, Genesis Colors.

Amway consolidates China as its no.1 market

Amway consolidates China as its no.1 market

By Michelle Yeomans

When direct sales player Amway made efforts to expand beyond its US markets back in 1995 to crack China, it appears to have been a bold move that has more than paid off, as almost 20 years on, the country provides 90% of its business.

Cosmetic brands see lucrative opps in Korea thanks to surgery demand

Asia in focus

Cosmetic brands see lucrative opps in Korea thanks to surgery demand

By Michelle Yeomans

An increasing demand for facial surgery in South Korea is providing lucrative opportunities for international skin care brands to develop pre-or post-surgery products – if not ranges that could ultimately replace the need for surgery in the long run.

Locale e-shoppers lead the way despite lower incomes

Locale e-shoppers lead the way despite lower incomes

By Michelle Yeomans

Online retailer Taobao has started to see an uptake in consumers from smaller locales in China investing in the online forum to buy cosmetics, particularly in 2012 where they were found to buy more products over their urban counterparts.

Nu Skin new licenses for direct selling in China

Nu Skin new licenses for direct selling in China

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Utah-based Nu Skin has received official notification from China's Ministry of Commerce of its approval to commence direct selling activities in five additional provinces and 30 districts. 

Wacker focuses in on Asian region with further investment

Wacker focuses in on Asian region with further investment

By Michelle Yeomans

Wacker Silicones, a division of the Germany based chemicals company has invested in five new business teams to support sales in the region as it continues towards its goal to strengthen its presence in Asia.

Environmental standard introduced to ease Oz consumers’ concerns

Environmental standard introduced to ease Oz consumers’ concerns

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Not-for-profit organisation Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA) has released a new environmental standard for personal care and cosmetics products to ease consumer concerns over the use of palm oil, toxic chemicals and greenwashing.

Understanding Asia’s different regulations...

Understanding Asia’s different regulations...

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Market entry in Asia is often a stumbling block for many and can present cosmetic companies with a number of obstacles to overcome due to different regulatory requirements. Here Cosmetics Design takes a look at some of the main markets and the different...

Rise in EU cosmetic company investment in China

Rise in EU cosmetic company investment in China

By Michelle Yeomans

According to a recent meeting of the EU Chamber of Commerce in China, more European companies are planning further investment in the country, particularly in its western areas.

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