Expert Article

  • Lauren Lee

    K-Beauty's Trending Ingredients

     17 Jul 2019  Market  50

    Natural and organic cosmetics have become more and more popular in South Korea in recent years. So what ingredients are hot recently? Which ingredients are allowed to be added in an organic/natural cosmetic? How to apply for...
  • Saira De Ferrari

    New Trends in the Italian and Chinese Cosmetic Sector

     16 Jul 2019  Market  89

    The dynamic world of cosmetic is in continuous evolution and transformation. In research centers and in cutting-edge laboratories cosmetic formulas of all kinds are developed, designed and studied to meet the different needs of...
  • Winnie Xu

    China Customs Inspection: Guidance on the Consignee Filing of Imported Cosmetics

     12 Jul 2019  Regulation  77

    China's inspection and quarantine system of imported cosmetics can be divided into three phases: 1) the customs’ filing management of imported cosmetics consignees before import; 2) the inspection and quarantine of imported...
  • T.S. Li

    Advertising Cosmetics in South Korea (Advertising Requirements and Non-compliance Examples)

     10 Jul 2019  Regulation  144

    By advertising, companies can improve visibility, increase demand and sales and support growth in the Korean market, however, compliance with advertising requirements and other regulatory requirements can be difficult and...
  • Ye Chen

    Male Cosmetics in China: Handsome Profits on Offer

     8 Jul 2019  Market  178

    Male cosmetics may be a market with huge potential in China as several high-quality internet reports' data have suggested this marketing trend and large multinationals have been accelerating their China market entry campaigns...
  • Glory Guo

    Maintaining Growth amidst Slowing Chinese Consumerism: Consumption Differentiation

     8 Jul 2019  Market  147

    The rise of internet famous celebrities has given rise to the phenomenon of KOL marketing in which certain brands use internet stars and other famous people to create online content either directly or indirectly advertising their...
  • Agility

    China Cosmetics Import Compliance: Focus on Customs Inspection and Quarantine

     27 Jun 2019  Regulation  611

    China’s promising cosmetic market means that many large multinational cosmetic brands are now entering the sector. However, China’s complicated regulatory compliance framework has been a major stumbling block. The article will...
  • Glory Guo

    Chinese Consumerism: Failing or Evolving?

     28 May 2019  Market  1533

    Pinduoduo is an innovative and fast-growing e-commerce platform that provides a dynamic shopping experience using “Pin”, a group purchasing model that integrates social experiences with online shopping...
  • Hedy He

    Chinese Cosmetic Consumers: Trends and Forecasts

     9 May 2019  Market  1934

    In a background of slowing economic growth and a palpable downturn in the willingness of Chinese consumers to spend, China’s cosmetic sector is a bright point which has maintained impressive growth. According to data from China’s...
  • Hedy He

    A Compendium of South Korean Cosmetic Regulatory Updates

     28 Mar 2019  Regulation  2018

    South Korea’s latest updates for cosmetic regulations focus on 5 key areas:  cosmetic business reclassification; natural and organic cosmetics certification system; extension of functional cosmetics review applicants’ scope;...