• PCD is Feb. 8 and 9 in Paris

    January 30, 2013
    FRANCE: Packaging and dispensing systems are major components in the success of a perfume or beauty product like makeup. For the consumer, it is the packaging that conveys the brand image. It must catch his or her attention, protect and preser…

  • 50 BASF Products AreCosmos-Approved

    January 30, 2013
    GERMANY: BASF’s business unit Personal Care Europe has announced that 50 of its products have been evaluated and approved for compliance with the Cosmos standard. Developed by Europe’s leading NGOs for natural and organic cosmetics…

  • CPL Aromas MarksFar East Milestone

    CPL Aromas MarksFar East Milestone

    January 30, 2013
    HONG KONG: CPL Aromas Far East marked its 20th anniversary with a gala evening at the Hong Kong Convention Centre on Nov. 10. More than 300 guests were in attendance.     CPL Aromas recently celebrat…

  • InterCharm Milano, HairWorld Set for Oct. 2012

    January 30, 2013
    ITALY: With a total of 28,161 professionals and sector operators, a 40%-plus growth rate of visitors compared to the 2010 edition and double the number of international attendees from 77 countries, InterCharm Milano 2011 surpassed even the mos…

  • Reed Sinopharm UnveilsPCHi 2012 Program

    Reed Sinopharm UnveilsPCHi 2012 Program

    January 30, 2013
    CHINA: Reed Sinopharm Exhibitions (RSE) has updated its conference program for PCHi 2012, which will be held in Shanghai at the World Expo Theme Pavilion, February 27-29. The event is expected attract more than 5,000 industry professionals. &…

  • FujiFilms Expands AstaliftDistribution to Europe

    January 30, 2013
    JAPAN: FujiFilm Europe GmbH will roll out its Astalift skin care range into the European market starting next month. Since its introduction in Japan four years ago, the Astalift range has earned user acclaim among women eager to maintain youth…

  • Imedeen Oral Skin Care Officially Part of Pfizer

    January 30, 2013
    DENMARK: Pfizer Inc. has completed its previously announced acquisition of Ferrosan Consumer Health’s business, which includes dietary supplements and the Imedeen skin care range, from Altor 2003 Fund GP Limited. “Ferrosan Cons…

  • Confusion, MislabelingIn Asian Naturals Market

    January 30, 2013
    UNITED KINGDOM: Natural cosmetic sales are increasing at a fast rate in Asia, however, the market is blighted by false marketing claims, mislabeling of products and consumer confusion, according to Organic Monitor, which is based in the UK.…

  • Natural or Organic…To Be or Not to Be?

    Natural or Organic…To Be or Not to Be?

    Ally Dai||January 29, 2013
    I recently went shopping with a friend who wanted to buy some high quality personal care products as gifts for her pregnant sister. At the counter of one retailer that specialized in hand-made soaps, she asked me if all of the brightly colored, str…

  • Jala (Group) Co. Ltd.

    Ally Dai , Happi China||January 29, 2013
    The company is focused on cosmetics, personal cleaning and personal care products sold under its four major brands targeting the middle to high-end and low-end market, Maysu, Chando, Aglaia and Insea via major distribution channels such as department…

  • Home-grown cosmetics are finding favor with Chinese consumers.

    Home-grown cosmetics are finding favor with Chinese consumers.

    Ally Dai, Happi China||January 29, 2013
    Home-grown cosmetics are finding favor with Chinese consumers. Shanghai Jahwa provides personal care, cosmetics, and household care products as well as industrial and institutional products under various brands nam…

  • Top Chinese Manufacturersin China’s Beautyand Personal Care Market

    Ally Dai, Happi China||January 29, 2013
    Company %Share Procter & Gamble Co. 15.8 L’Oréal Group 11.0 Shiseido Co. Ltd. 5.4 Unilever Group 4.5 Amway Co…

  • Huge Potential

    Ally Dai, Happi China||January 29, 2013
    E-commerce has been increasingly regarded as a potentially huge and profitable market. Since 2010, China has boasted the most internet users in the world—exceeding 500 million last year, according to the latest statistics from CNNIC/Internation…

  • Explore & Expand

    Ally Dai, Happi China||January 29, 2013
    While the market is attractive, competition is also mounting. There are several types of B2C online retailing portals in China, including brands operating their own online stores such as Lancôme and Shiseido, B2C online platform operators that…

  • Future Shifts in Retailing

    Ally Dai, Happi China||January 29, 2013
    According to Euromonitor, the overall upbeat economic outlook in China is expected to underpin the dynamic constant value CAGR of 9.3% predicted in retailing from 2011 to 2016. Primarily due to supporting policy from the central government to further…