Guangzhou Beauty Exchange Center: Best Place to Purchase Wholesale Cosmetics from China

As consumers are in constant pursuit of beauty, China’s cosmetics market has been booming in recent years, attaining a dominant position second only to America. In spite of the slowdown in the growth of other industries, the cosmetic products sector has witnessed an increase of 5% in the last decade. Increasing demands and fast changing beauty trends keep providing businesses a niche market to delve into.  Importing cosmetics from China has been a long practice many successful businesses are profiting from. If you’re looking to import cosmetics from China, a stroll down around the beauty exchange center in Guangzhou, China will help you know about the latest trends and get everything about cosmetics.

How to get to Guangzhou Beauty Exchange Center (Mei Bo Cheng 美博城)?

1. Metro: Get off at Sanyuanli metro station, Line 2, and get out from Exit D, walk towards Guangzhou Railway Station direction for about 600 meters.

2. By bus: The nearest bus stop is Wangshengtang or Yaotai.

Metro is always my first choice even it means I have to walk for another 10 minutes to the beauty and cosmetics markets in Guangzhou. Get off at metro Line 2 Sanyuanli, and you’ll see a board at exit D with the direction of Beauty Exchange Center.

Metro Station of Guangzhou Beauty Exchange Center
Metro Station of Guangzhou Beauty Exchange Center

Go straight towards Guangzhou Railway Station direction for about 500 meters, then you’ll see Building C of Guangzhou Beauty and Cosmetics Wholesale Markets.

Building C of Guangzhou Beauty Exchange Center
Building C of Guangzhou Beauty Exchange Center

The product range in Building C cosmetic wholesale market covers shampoo, perfume, eye shadow, curler, lipstick, nails, health, etc.

Products in Building C of Guangzhou Beauty Exchange Center-1
Products in Building C of Guangzhou Beauty Exchange Center-1
Products in Building C of Guangzhou Beauty Exchange Center-2
Products in Building C of Guangzhou Beauty Exchange Center-2
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Products in Building C of Guangzhou Beauty Exchange Center-3
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Products in Building C of Guangzhou Beauty Exchange Center-4
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Products in Building C of Guangzhou Beauty Exchange Center-5

However, this is not the main market for export. Personally I think markets in Building C of Guangzhou Beauty Exchange Center are mainly for domestic markets.

For me, underground floor of Building A is the right direction.

Building A of Guangzhou Beauty Exchange Center
Building A of Guangzhou Beauty Exchange Center
Main Gate of Guangzhou Beauty Exchange Center
Main Gate of Guangzhou Beauty Exchange Center

Building A of Guangzhou Beauty Exchange Center is about 50 meters from Building C in Guangzhou Railway Station direction. It is a large scale three-floor wholesale market.

The underground floor specializing in virgin hair, curler, straightener, etc is the ultimate option for those who are involved in export business.

Virgin Hair in Guangzhou Beauty Exchange Center-1
Virgin Hair in Guangzhou Beauty Exchange Center-1
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Virgin Hair in Guangzhou Beauty Exchange Center-2

Go down from the escalator, you’ll find not only both sides of the escalator are displayed of virgin hair in Guangzhou, even the market is a sea of Brazilian hair at a glance.

Knowledge of Virgin Hair:

Quality: 5A is the best, and then comes to 4A

Price: Usually the price is the size minus or plus 10 rmb

For instance, the size of the Virgin hair is 22 inch, the price may be 230 rmb or 210 rmb depending on the quality.

Virgin Hair in Guangzhou Beauty Exchange Center-3
Virgin Hair in Guangzhou Beauty Exchange Center-3
Virgin Hair in Guangzhou Beauty Exchange Center-4
Virgin Hair in Guangzhou Beauty Exchange Center-4
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Virgin Hair in Guangzhou Beauty Exchange Center-5
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Virgin Hair in Guangzhou Beauty Exchange Center-6
Virgin Hair in Guangzhou Beauty Exchange Center-7
Virgin Hair in Guangzhou Beauty Exchange Center-7
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Virgin Hair in Guangzhou Beauty Exchange Center-8
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Virgin Hair in Guangzhou Beauty Exchange Center-9

Most of the virgin hair suppliers are from Henan or Qingdao, other provinces about 2 hours by plane from Guangzhou. If you have very large quantity, it is suggested paying a visit to Qingdao.

Curlers in Guangzhou Beauty Exchange Center
Curlers in Guangzhou Beauty Exchange Center
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Shop in Guangzhou Beauty Exchange Center-1
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Shop in Guangzhou Beauty Exchange Center-2

Apart from virgin hair, you can also find other kinds of cosmetic supplies including hair curler, straightener, brushes, combs, uniform, etc. Almost every supplier can do OEM order for you. As to the package, the second floor of the beauty exchange center is all for packing material.

Note: the weird part about underground floor wholesale market in Guangzhou beauty exchange center is the store number. It is disastrously mixed. Don’t think that store A54 would be followed by A55 or A 56. It might be on the other corner of the other side ;-0

The designer of the store number might be sitting somewhere, drinking tea and laughing at people who are running to find a store like chicken with heads cut off.  Anyway, good luck!

Guangzhou Beauty Exchange Center
Guangzhou Beauty Exchange Center

What can you find in Guangzhou Beauty Exchange Center?

  • Skin care
  • Nail care
  • Cosmetics
  • Makeup tools
  • Wigs
  • Hair extensions
  • Salon equipment
  • Packaging

Regulations of importing cosmetics from China to EU, US and Australia

The importing of cosmetics is strictly regulated in markets like EU, US and Australia. All the cosmetic products made in the factories in China must not contain restricted substances, besides, they should be labeled correctly, or registered with local authorities, or it might lead to the products being confiscated or destroyed upon arrival.

EU

While importing cosmetics from China to European Union, it’s the importers’ responsibility to make sure the products comply with following regulations.

  • REACH
  • EU Cosmetics Directive
  • New EU Cosmetic Products Regulations

The manufacturing methods of cosmetics should comply with the standards of GMP(Good Manufacturing Practices). GMP sets standards for the goodness of consumers and the environment. All the cosmetics shouldn’t contain any restricted chemicals or substances that might cause harm to consumers or to the environment. Before placing the order, you should submit the products for lab testing and verify they’re GMP compliant.

Besides, all the cosmetic products must be listed on the EU Cosmetic Product Notification Portal(CPNP) and labelled correctly before they’re allowed to circulate in EU.

US

In the United States, cosmetic importers must comply with the following regulations.

  • FD & C Act(Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act)
  • PPLA (Fair Packaging and Labeling Act)
  • FDA (Food and Drugs Administration)

FD & C Act regulates restricted chemicals and substances used in production, while PPLA outlines requirements for packaging, and FDA requires all importers must get an approval before putting the products on sale.

Australia

In Australia, all the cosmetic importers must follow the standards listed in the National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) and make sure the products only contain ingredients listed.

93 Comments on Guangzhou Beauty Exchange Center: Best Place to Purchase Wholesale Cosmetics from China

  1. Hi, I was just at this market and found some products I as am interested in. I got several samples and thought I got their business card (turns out I just must have given them mine). I thought the company name would be on some of the samples I have, but it is nowhere. Google search just don’t turn anything up either. The company is on the 2nd floor in the round main building, on one of the rear right corner rows (I think). The name on the products is Cell Cosmetology. They manufacture skin care products in vials and ampoules. Looks scientific and alarmist like injectable medication vials. If anyone knows their contact info, or any additional info, I would appreciate it. Thank you!!

    • Hi Cheryl, it’s rare anyone would know the contact of Cell Cosmetelogy among hundreds of shops in a small market in Guangzhou. Good luck.
      If you want to get in touch with the supplier ASAP, our sourcing colleague can help you out going there and get contact of the shop, we charge for the work and out time. If by any chance we pass there for other works, we would keep an eye on it but recently we don’t have works there. PS: wechat is great to keep in touch with the suppliers in China. It works much better than business cards. Best regards, Sally

  2. Hello,
    I am looking for a manufacture of Me-on cosmetics products and colour queen cosmetics product if there anyone who know please contact me directly beacuse i am interest to buy 917417624145 whatsaap also.
    Language- English and spanish

  3. Looking into buying hair for South Africa virgin hair quality and accessories for a store in South Africa planing a trip before August but need translated and source best place wholesale price and variety

    What’s app on 0742043968

    • Hi Marry, thanks for reaching out. Sure you can buy in bulk and export to South Africa. Please check your email, thanks.

  4. Hi Sally, how are you?
    I am looking for nail polish products. is it got many products in Mei Bo Cheng? and what time they close?

    • Hi Kai, thanks for reaching out. There is a wide range of products in Mei bo cheng, however, there’re also other cosmetic markets in Guangzhou. It closes usually at 6 or 7 pm.

  5. hi i will be going to guangzhou for a few days on the 12th jan 2019 mainly to purchase hair and wigs alike.. anyone would like to tag along? I can speak conversational mandarin…

  6. Hi, am I able to purchase 12 bundles of virgin hair for personal use or is this market only for wholesalers?

  7. I need help, i bought lashes from a certain store in this building around summer time last year. Unfortunately, i lost their contact. I would be glad if someone could help me
    Find the store. If im not mistaking, it is on the 2nd floor, on the left hand side when exiting from the elevator.

    Xx

  8. HI, I want to get connected with some one who is dealing with original branded cosmetics.I can supply original branded cosmetics and perfumes on good rates less than its being selling on taobao n more sites. I have GEORGIO ARMANI, ESTEE LAUDER, LOREAL, CHANNEL, SEPHORA, DIOR, AND MANY MORE…., KINDLY CONTACT IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED

  9. Hi my name is Kevin. I visited the Beauty Exchange Center last year around this time, and it was very nice!! I am doing business with a couple of suppliers there at this time. I have a question though. But I need for someone to contact me for discussion please.
    Thanks!!

    • I will be heading to beauty exchange center next week sometime…if anyone wants me to do research or shopping to p,ace orders on hair or anything please let me know to arrange details and fee….

  10. Thank you so my for this information. Is there a way to contact store directly from beauty exchange center ? Or will we have to visit location ?

    • Hi dear, thanks for contact. There are hundreds of shops in the beauty exchange center and unfortunately most of them can’t speak English or speak passable English. There isn’t any website. It would be better to visit on your own or with the help of sourcing agent.

  11. Hi There,
    We are looking for facial wax and eyebrow shaping accessories also to put our brand on these.Can we find these here?

    • Hi Ben, thanks for contact. Sure you can find some suppliers for OEM orders in Guangzhou beauty and cosmetic markets. Don’t forget to check out Guangzhou beauty exchange center, Eva and Xingfa Plaza. Good luck.

  12. hi i am looking for cosmetic conatiners and have heard there is a whole market where i can see the large variety.can any one help meon this

    • Hi Sachin, you can find cosmetic containers in Xingfa Plaza, Eva Plaza and other cosmetics in the neighborhood.

  13. I AM LOOKING FOR MACHINES AND PRODUCTS FOR KERATIN APPLICATION(FOR HAIR EXTENSION USING KERATIN – QUERATINA IN PORTUGUESE)
    I NEED THE PRODUCT ,THE MACHINE TO PREPARE THE HAIS AND TO APPLY AND PRODUCT TO REMOVE IT ,
    IF NOT SURE WHAT I MEAN GOOGLE IT (MAQUINA PARA QUERATINA)

    PLEASE ADVISE ME IF YOU HAVE IT.

  14. Hi I am Elnaz from Iran
    I want to come to gouangzho to buy hair & beauty salon equipment in mass.please guide me where should i go in there , which shops have good products & price.
    thank you

    • Hello dear, you can go to Guangzhou beauty exchange center美博城 and Yifa Plaza怡发广场. There is a vast array of shops for you to explore and wish you luck in sourcing the right ones. ☺

  15. Can anyone shop here?even if not for wholesale I’m having bad trouble finding unique bright hair dye in GZ..and will be traveling for few more months and need to stock up any helps!!😩😘

    • Hi Tiffany, not sure what kind of bright hair dye you are looking for, but you can check around Yifa(怡发广场), where one of my clients bought a lot from. There are more virgin hair in beauty exchange center but few hair dye. Good luck.

  16. HI Dear
    I am Ali from Iran ,I have some question :
    is building” A “have all beauty salon equipment?like : terolly, shampoo chair & etc.
    I wanna to know a good wholesale center for all of beauty salon & barber equipment
    could you please guide me?

    • Hi dear, there’re some beauty salon equipments in Guangzhou beauty exchange center but I can’t remmber exactly what items. It takes time to source and wish you good luck.

  17. Hi, am looking for anna hair shop’s phone number in the ground floor of the Beauty exchange centre please help

  18. Hi i am looking for cosmetics supplier in guangzhou beauty center can u pls provide me some number or we chat id

  19. I want make up types of all branded cosmetics eyeshadow..the lines concealer…foundation..in good quantity..how can I bring in India ..what is the charge for custom with ..how it works ..need some knowledge

  20. Hey
    i want to order some cosmetic beauty products in china. I tried to contact a supplier soft andy but hes not responsive so who else can i contact?

  21. Hi Abnor, there is no direct bus. The nearest bus stop is Yaotai 瑶台, metro station San Yuan Li 三元里.

  22. Hi,
    I am coming to guanzouh can somebody help me to know which market i can buy perfumes in wholesale high quality.

    • Hi Amit, you can go to guangzhou beauty exchange center on your own,
      general information is provided in my post. If you need help in sourcing
      qualified suppliers according to your needs, please send us your
      detailed requirements and we will get back to you soon.

  23. Hi Tiffany, it is suggested that you chose hotel near Yaotai 瑶台(beauty cosmetic markets) or around keshan 克山, Guangzhou railway station 广州火车站, within walking distance to the cosmetic market and near the African community. You can filter the hotel location and then check reviews, ratings on some hotel booking websites 🙂

  24. Hi there? I like what I see. I would like to come shopping. Any recommendations ? I would like to be advised how to come there from Kenya to shop for business purposes. affordable hotel near Guangzhou wholesale Markets for beauty & cosmetics products especially virgin hair on ground floor . Any advice on travel will be high appreciated.

      • Thank you for giving me your number. Do you know where I can buy decoration/showpiece on wholesale in Ghounzhou . Please give me wholesale market details. If you have Imo, whatsapp or viber please give your number so I can contact you from my home country. The number you gave me before I couldn’t find you on whatsapp imo or viber. Thankyou.

        • Hi dear, it’s suggested to check around Guangzhou beauty exchange center(美博城) and Yifa(怡发广场) for beauty products. Sorry for the invenience caused. My colleague Ariel will be in touch with you. Thanks.

    • Hi am going to come in Ghuangzhou this week . Can I get any contact number a person
      Who can help me to find wholesale makeup market .thankyou

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