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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Asia Beauty Expo and Trade Fairs

Asia is the world’s biggest consumer of beauty products, taking up 37% of total value of the industry. Not only do consumers buy international brands but there are many local, homegrown brands some of whom are now well-known in the…

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Chinese New Year for Beauty Brands

This is a short post all about Chinese New Year as it is fast approaching. It is crucial for any brand to understand a bit about Chinese New Year regardless of whether you are operating in the region or not….

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2019 Predictions – Natural Beauty in Asia

As I ease myself into 2019, not helped by an 18-month old’s jet lag, I have been reading about lots of predictions for beauty trends this year. Two key sources I focused on were Beauty Independent and Cosmetics Design Asia…

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Introduction to the Asia Pacific Beauty Market

Asia Pacific is an extremely important market for the beauty and personal care industry. It is also the world’s biggest personal care market, contributing 39% of the global total in 2018 according to L’Oreal’s annual report. In addition to its…

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