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Nars cruelty free and China

Nars loses cruelty-free status?

By Natasha Spencer

As Nars moves into the Chinese market, where animal testing is mandatory, previously loyal supporters opt to boycott the famed brand.

China prepares for Industry 4.0 lead

China prepares for Industry 4.0 lead

By Natasha Spencer

As the Chinese government pushes ahead with its Made in China 2025 strategy, Euromonitor International reports the leading APAC cosmetics market is set to overtake Germany for the position of top Industry 4.0 implementer.

China's business future

Global business support spurs China’s growth

By Natasha Spencer

As China remains a dominant make up producer, particularly in areas of innovation such as lip care, the next ten years are expected to bring increased overseas investment, governmental backing and worldwide business opportunities.

Anti-pollution claims: R&D-backed packaging influencing consumers

Anti-pollution Special Newsletter

Anti-pollution claims: How R&D-backed packaging is influencing consumers

By Natasha Spencer

The huge anti-pollution trend started off in the Asia Pacific region, where markets such as China, Korea and Japan continue to be the main source of innovation and a constantly diversifying product pipeline. But the buzz comes with a warning: over-saturation!

Metrosexual beauty on the rise across Asia

Metrosexual beauty on the rise across Asia

By Lucy Whitehouse

The male grooming sector is seeing a strong boost across Asia, thanks to the growing enthusiasm among male consumers for a meterosexual style.

China slowdown shouldn’t have major impact on EMEA cosmetics industry

China slowdown shouldn’t have major impact on EMEA cosmetics industry

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

With China facing an economic slowdown, the question has arisen as to what this means for the many companies in Europe who have an invested interest in the country; although market analyst firm Moody’s says that there shouldn’t be too much concern for...

Next Top Model catapultes 'Works with Water' into Asia

Next Top Model catapultes 'Works with Water' into Asia

By Michelle Yeomans

Having secured a strong following of Chinese consumers in the UK, supplement supplier 'Works with Water' Nutraceuticals has been selected to sponsor the fifth series of TV show China's Next Top Model.

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...

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...

L’Oréal pulls Garnier brand out of China

L’Oréal pulls Garnier brand out of China

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

L’Oréal announces its decision to pull its Garnier brand out of China stating that it will look to concentrate on other brands that are performing stronger in the region.

Editor’s picks: the top articles of 2013

Editor’s picks: the top articles of 2013

This year we’ve made every effort to keep you up to date on major advancements in emerging markets to what you can expect next in terms of trends and brand innovations. Here; we’ve rounded up the most impacting stories of the year..

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!

Ifop finds innovation opps in hair and face care

Ifop finds innovation opps in hair and face care

By Michelle Yeomans

In an effort to highlight innovation opportunities for cosmetic players, market researcher Ifop has comprised a study of more than 8,000 women in France, Russia and China, identifying the key issues they have with their bodies, which they would be willing...

Expert forecasts state of luxury packaging segment

Expert forecasts state of luxury packaging segment

By Michelle Yeomans

As the Chinese cosmetics market becomes increasingly desirable for international brands, knowledge of evolving consumer behaviour is invaluable to those investing in the region. Here; Renee Hartmann, co-founder of 'China Luxury Advisors' gives...

J&J acquires China rival after months of speculation

J&J acquires China rival after months of speculation

By Michelle Yeomans

The Chinese arm of the cosmetics giant has finally completed the acquisition of local personal care rival Shanghai Elsker to consolidate its position in the baby care sector in China.

Asian beauty market dominated by brands from France, says expert

Asian beauty market dominated by brands from France, says expert

By Katie Nichol

Brands looking to tap into the Asian market face multiple challenges, according to Judith Higgins, CEO of GMD Group USA and her partner Chris Han, who note that while spending power is increasing, the Asian beauty market is largely dominated by brands...

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