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The cosmetics market in Korea, comprising of both North and South, is driven by the skin care sector; easily bringing in the most sales. In the future, analysts predict that men’s grooming will boom and deodorants, which is a relatively small segment at present, to hold a good opportunity.

Vitabrid C12 launch marks first exclusive Korean beauty brand in Barneys New York

16-Aug-2017 - Active Vitamin C-based hair and skin care name, Vitabrid C12, hits US shelves with an exclusive retail agreement with luxury speciality retailer, Barneys New York.

Tonymoly moves into dermocosmetics space with Tai Guk Pharm acquisition

15-Aug-2017 - South Korean cosmetics name, Tonymoly, acquires stake in preparations maker, Tai Guk Pharm.

CJ E&M opens its doors to 68 Korean companies at KCON this week

15-Aug-2017 - South Korean content and media company, CJ E&M, gets ready to host KCON 2017 and welcome 68 Korean companies and Korean beauty lovers this week.

South Korean cosmetics act supports customisation

31-Jul-2017 - Korea’s State Council, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS), amends the Cosmetics Act, reports reveal.

AmorePacific demonstrates beauty and digital technology

26-Jul-2017 - APTechUp+, the first beauty startup incubator programme in Korea, gives its five selected start up beauty tech businesses the opportunity to showcase their digital innovations.

AmorePacific Museum of Art promotes South Korean culture

17-Jul-2017 - South Korean beauty conglomerate, AmorePacific, celebrates its unique country’s history and achievements.

VIG Partners acquires facial pack manufacturers P&C

12-Jul-2017 - South Korean private equity fund, VIG Partners, acquires a 73% stake in facial pack manufacturer, Press & Converting (P&C).

Shinsegae Department Store boosts presence in China

12-Jul-2017 - South Korean leading retailer, Shinsegae Group, enters China’s e-commerce market amid selecting digital expansion as its strategic marketing priority.

Amazon to launch in South Korea marketplace

10-Jul-2017 - E-commerce giant, Amazon, is getting ready to launch in South Korea as it advertises a variety of job positions in Seoul.

MAC partners with South Korean pop star Lee Hi

10-Jul-2017 - The New York-headquartered cosmetics manufacturer has teamed up with the Korean star to promote its latest lip range and further push the K Beauty trend.

South Korea’s trade surplus shows K-beauty global power

05-Jul-2017 - As South Korea’s cosmetics industry saw a trade surplus of over three trillion won (€2.3 bn) — how much exports exceed the cost of the country’s imports — K-beauty is...

Korean TV icon Lee Min Ho wins cosmetics infringement case

04-Jul-2017 - Popular Korean celebrity,  Lee Min Ho receives $87,000 (€76,281) in damages for the unauthorised use of his image by a face mask brand.

in-cosmetics Korea show director stresses importance of marketing

04-Jul-2017 - As in-cosmetics Korea reports a 17% hike in attendance for its 2017 event, Cosmetics Design caught up with show director Sarah Gibson to find out about the secret to success...

In-cosmetics Korea 2017 experiences 20% growth

28-Jun-2017 - Exploring and celebrating the K-beauty centre’s €10bn cosmetics market, the newly-extended three-day show was the event's biggest year to date.

Sa Sa International targets Taiwan and Japan markets

27-Jun-2017 - As sales have slumped over the last fiscal year due to the THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) disruption, the Hong Kong cosmetics retailing name is moving outside its domestic...

in-cosmetics Korea 2017, in photos

26-Jun-2017 - This photo gallery contains a few of the highlights from the recent in-cosmetics Korea event, including the marketing trends presentations, the newly introduced sensory bar, together with some of the...

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THAAD impacts K-Beauty cosmetics growth

26-Jun-2017 - As the political tensions resulting from the deployment of the THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) system continue, we spoke to Ju Rhyu, Founder of Inside the Raum and the...

SK-II tackles ageing concerns with new campaign film

26-Jun-2017 - With its new film, 'The Expiry Date', SK-II plans to build upon its philosophy ‘#changedestiny’ and create a Pan-Asian discussion about age-related pressures.

In-cosmetics Korea reveals top trends at this week’s show

19-Jun-2017 - The personal care ingredients exhibition returns this week to COEX centre, Seoul, Korea between 20-22 June 2017.

BTS and VT Cosmetics collaborate to launch sun care cushion

19-Jun-2017 - Korean pop group, BTS, and VT cosmetics sun care name release its sun essence cushion.

Moisturising: It’s not just skin deep

19-Jun-2017 - The hybridisation trend has been on the up in recent years, with consumers looking for skin care products that provide multiple benefits.

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Nail care part II: Restoration, health and treatment

13-Jun-2017 - With nail innovations at the top of the agenda for producers and consumers, we continued our conversation with Charlotte Libby, Global Colour Cosmetics and Fragrance at Mintel on the importance...

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Korea conducts research to develop natural and organic cosmetics standard

12-Jun-2017 - As in-cosmetics Korea prepares to welcome regulators and formulators from around APAC and the globe, we spoke to Min-sun Kim, Cosmos assistant, Control Union Korea about the efforts to reach...

Dr Jart+ celebrates global recognition

12-Jun-2017 -  The South Korean cosmetics name, Dr Jart+, enters Beauty Inc’s Top 100 and gears up for China store openings.

in-cosmetics Korea launches product trails

06-Jun-2017 - As in-cosmetics Korea 2017 approaches, we take a look at the latest moisturisers, natural actives, anti-ageing and anti-wrinkle names and items revealed in the event's new product trails.

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