The Guangdong Provincial Food and Drug Administration recently announced that, with immediate effect, non-special-use cosmetics entering the country via the Shenzhen Qianhai-Shekou Area of the Guangdong Pilot Free Trade Zone for the first time only need to file the relevant records and no longer require prior administrative approval. More
In a series of focus group discussions commissioned by HKTDC, a number of significant changes to consumer attitudes were detected with regards to the beauty services market. Critically, beauty is no longer seen as purely related to facial appearance, instead it now extends to the whole body. Additionally, micro-cosmetic surgery now excites particular interest, while male-oriented beauty services are now considered almost the norm.
In view of the keen demand for beauty services on the mainland, HKTDC conducted focus group discussions in three main cities to assess how the attitudes and consumer preferences for beauty services have changed since 2013, when a similar study was conducted. The findings reveal that, for middle-class consumers, looks increasingly matter, making them more eager to try beauty treatments. More
According to its announcement, the Danish Environmental Protection Agency's Chemicals Inspectorate investigated approximately 200 hairspray products from around 160 different brands, for any content of fluorinated greenhouse gas HFC-152a. More
The Food and Drug Administration of Guangdong Province will no longer be accepting applications relating to either the cross-location filing of drug advertisements or licences for the use of radiopharmaceuticals (categories I and II) within medical institutions. More
Having over 30 years of experience, La Spa in Guangzhou is positioned in the everyday beauty services sector of the industry. It runs four directly-operated stores, mainly providing four types of services – beauty and skincare, health and wellness, body slimming, and anti-aging. Speaking to HKTDC Research, Ivy Yang, founder of La Spa, shared her business strategy as well as her views of the current state of the mainland beauty sector. More
The way Hongkongers choose to exercise is changing; many reject traditional gym memberships and prefer studios that offer classes which reflect the latest fitness trends, catering to different membership types based on lifestyle. More