Animal Testing Cosmetics in China – UPDATE

The burning question on most independent beauty brands lips is when will China change their animal testing policies. The simple answer is no one really knows. However, there have been several updates recently that show we are moving in a…

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Asian Beauty Trends at Cosmoprof Asia 2019

Cosmoprof Asia was a very different event this year with many exhibitors and buyers not coming to Hong Kong due to the ongoing political unrest. The official numbers are not out yet but in 2018 there were over 3000 exhibitors…

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Natural Cosmetic Products in China

Natural cosmetic products are booming as consumers demand to have better quality, more sustainable products with fewer potentially harmful ingredients. This trend has been spearheaded by US, Australian and European brands but this is changing. Asian consumer and brands are…

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Korean Natural Beauty Scene

As an industry we have looked to Korea for Beauty innovations for years. K-Beauty is synonymous with fun, affordable and seriously cutting-edge formulations. What about Clean Beauty?  There is a Clean Beauty scene in Korean Skincare. It is vastly different…

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The Opportunity for Halal Cosmetics Brands

There is a huge opportunity for Halal cosmetics brands I’ve recently been spending a lot more time in South East Asia specifically Indonesia as my husband is working in Jakarta. The potential of Halal cosmetics in Asia is huge –…

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Cosmetics regulations in Asia

This post is all about the nitty gritty of opening up new markets looking in detail at the cosmetics regulations in Asia. One of the key things to get our heads around is the difficulty or ease with which we…

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Clean Beauty Retail in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a dynamic city with over 7 million people. It is one of the most densely populated cities on earth! 92% of the population is Han Chinese (the dominant ethnicity of mainland China). I have lived in the…

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