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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.

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