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Shifting tides in China’s clean beauty market: navigating opportunities, changing regulations, and growing consumer interest

The clean beauty market in China presents both opportunities and challenges for international beauty brands. Despite the potential challenges, certain brands such as Kiehl’s from the United States and La Roche-Posay from France have successfully established a strong presence in the Chinese clean beauty and personal care market. This indicates that there are avenues for […]

How Gen-Z and COVID-19 reshaped China’s US$80 billion beauty industry

Cosmetics market in china

The beauty industry covers a wide variety of categories such as personal products (cosmetics, skincare, hair care, fragrances), beauty appliances (hair dryers, brushes, combs), and services (salons, day spas, medical aesthetics). On a global stage, China’s beauty industry is a force to be reckoned with. The country ranked second in terms of cosmetics market revenue […]

INSBAHA x Sanxingdui Museum campaign: Marketing “antique” products to Gen-Z

INSBAHA x Sanxingdui Museum campaign

On July 12th the Chinese make up brand INSBAHA (原色波塔) released their new collaboration with the Sanxingdui Museum (三星堆博物馆) on all their Chinese social media accounts. INSBAHA is a make-up brand founded by a Chinese cosmetics company, Proya Cosmetics (珀莱雅), which targets ‘health nuts and trend lovers.’ The Sanxingdui Museum is located near Chengdu and […]

How foreign cosmetics and skincare brands in China can succeed: China Paradigm transcript #123 with Jean-Philippe Benoist

foreign cosmetics and skincare brands in China

GED localizes and establishes foreign cosmetics and skincare brands in China. Currently, GED is partnering with about 20 cosmetics brands. Having initially started with offline channels and distribution with SEPHORA, they are now focusing on digital online sales and marketing channels such as RED, WeChat, Weibo, Bilibili, TikTok, Tmall, JD, VIPshop, and others. Their target […]

China Paradigm 123: Representing niche beauty brands in China

niche beauty brands in China

We interview Jean-Philippe Benoist, Founder and CEO at GED. GED helps establish cosmetics and niche beauty brands in China on eCommerce platforms and helps them drive sales in the Chinese market. Their services include both distribution and marketing. So what is GED’s winning formula for niche beauty brands integration on the Chinese market, which products […]

TCM in marketing: meeting the demand for natural ingredients in beauty and personal care

traditional Chinese medicine in marketing China

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a healing approach that originated in China thousands of years ago. Chinese herbal medicine has a long historical tradition. Ancient herbology in China focused on potions whose function was part medicinal and part magical. In China today, traditional Chinese herbal medicine is used alongside conventional pharmaceutical treatment. Many brands have […]

COVID-19 impact on China’s beauty sector

COVID-19 impact on China's beauty sector

In the past five years, the beauty sector in China had shown a steady increase, and China had become the world’s second largest beauty market in 2019. However in late 2019 to early 2020, COVID-19 impact on China’s beauty sector played out in many ways, forcing beauty brands to reconsider their China market strategies.  Learn […]

China’s beauty quiz! | China Challenge

China quizz

Test your knowledge on our new exciting China’s beauty quiz and discover your score out of 10! Ready? Subscribe to our newsletter to keep yourself up-to-date on the Chinese market! [wysija_form id=”7″] For more information on beauty and cosmetics in China, you can either read our related articles: Cosmetics and personal care market in China: […]

Top beauty review platforms in China: How to sell cosmetics in China

beauty platforms in China

With the accelerating penetration of digital devices, online beauty review platforms in China have recently become a significant factor of the Chinese cosmetics industry’s sales, and brand promotion. Beauty consumers are inclined to check online platforms for cosmetics recommendations in China, including E-commerce websites, cosmetics recommendation forums, mobile applications, to search for people sharing experiences […]