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Cosmetic brands see lucrative opps in Korea thanks to surgery demand

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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...

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