Retail sales of cosmetics in China rose 16.5 percent in the first 10 months,despite the volume of cosmetics imports dropped heavily compared with the same period last year.
The cosmetics maker L'Oreal is not shy about its ambitions, but just how big the French company's ambitions are becomes clear when you consider the numbers it talks about.
Sa Sa International Holdings Ltd, Hong Kong's biggest cosmetics retail chain, said same-store sales growth picked up on the mainland over the past two months.
Sa Sa International Holdings Ltd, Hong Kong's biggest cosmetics retailer, said first-half net profit rose 25.7 percent driven by increases of same-day in-town mainland tourists.
Cosmetics giants are unlikely to benefit from the "lipstick effect" in China, the theory saying consumers will spend more on little luxuries during a recession.
China has issued a guideline to streamline application and approval of children's cosmetics, raising safety bars for the market, according to a statement released by the State Food and Drug Administration.
Beauty products maker Herbalcos International Group Ltd said it expects to raise up to 15 million pounds ($24.09 million) through a listing on London's junior market AIM.
With their colorful dotted packs, specially tailored functions and competitive pricing, Jiaojiao-branded cosmetics seem ideal for China's young women.
On a Sunday afternoon at a supermarket in Zhabei district, Xiao Haili puts three kinds of skin-care products in his shopping cart - one facial cleaning foam, one acne control cream and one anti-wrinkle cream.
The 2012 Chinese International Beauty, Hairdressing & Cosmetics Expo starts in Beijing on April 17, 2012
More than 20 percent of the whitening and freckle-reducing cosmetic products consumers can easily find on the market contain excessive heavy metals, a survey by 11 non-governmental organizations showed on Tuesday.
A boom in recent years in cosmetic injections like Botox and dermal fillers in China is about to suffer a backlash as beauty experts claim the side effects from the mass use of fake products will start to appear.
The boom in cosmeceuticals coincides with people's ever-increasing interest in natural and safe products, according to Yan Shixiang, deputy-director of the Beauty and Cosmetics Committee under the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce.
Although Yu Jing, 28, is a sales person for Xiuzheng Pharmaceutical Group Co, the places she mostly visits are not hospitals or pharmacies but department stores, shopping centers and supermarkets.
With the dispute under review by industry and commerce authorities, Guangzhou Shiqi Cosmetics Co Ltd has filed an appeal in the Beijing High People's Court to overturn a lower court ruling that it violated the trademark of Smith Kline & French Laboratories.
Although there is nothing wrong in wearing makeup in the pursuit of beauty, it is sad and risky to count on facial surgery, says an article on voc.com.cn.
L'Oreal, the world's largest cosmetics company, announced on Tuesday that its sales in China last year soared by 18%, topping 10 billion yuan for the first time.
A number of international cosmetic brands' products were found to contain toxic heavy metals, Britain's Daily Mail reported Tuesday, based on test results recently published by eMaxHealth, a Canadian health science website.
Substandard products of cosmetic contact lenses can pose a serious threat to customers' sight.
China will regulate the production and sale of cosmetic colored contact lenses by including them in its list of items classified as "medical apparatus."