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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.

Asian industry expert highlights latest trends in retail and K-Beauty

19-Apr-2017 - At the recent in-cosmetics Global event Cosmetics Design caught up with Nicole Fall, Founder of Asian Consumer Intelligence, to get the latest on the evolution of the K-Beauty trend as...

AmorePacific named as 7th best global beauty brand

18-Apr-2017 - Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) hails the South Korean cosmetics giant as number seven out of the world’s top 100 beauty companies.

Textures, ingredients and experiences boost South Korean cosmetics

17-Apr-2017 - South Korea has long been recognised as the beauty hub of Asia-Pacific as it continues to present new creations in the region.

Rising markets: South Korea and facial skin care

11-Apr-2017 - Market intelligence providers, Mintel, announced that the birthplace of K-beauty and K power now ranks in the top 10 for global beauty markets.

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China’s e-commerce boom part III: How can individual brands stand out?

04-Apr-2017 - As we enter the age of “new retail”, we ask Matthew Crabbe, Director of Research, Asia-Pacific at Mintel how both Chinese and overseas APAC brands can strive for market domination.

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Colour cosmetics part 2: Understanding local preferences in Korea

15-Mar-2017 - With celebrity endorsements and cross-industry partnerships gaining traction in Korea, Jane Jang, Senior Beauty Analyst at Mintel emphasises that brands need to appreciate local trends and consumer needs to create...

Thai-based Shouvy launches skin whitening range

14-Mar-2017 - Hailed as Thailand’s latest brand to “whiten, lighten, and brighten the skin”, Shouvy leverages the popularity of APAC’s skin whitening trend with Thailand’s prosperous cosmetics market.

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Colour cosmetics part 1: Is the Korean tide changing?

14-Mar-2017 - Korean beauty trends have led to a new wave of trend adoptees and so we caught up with Jane Jang, Senior Beauty Analyst at Mintel to understand more about how...

Lisse uses hydrogen to create face mask first

13-Mar-2017 - Korean premium beauty care producer, Lisse, has released the country’s first hydrogen-filled rejuvenation mask.

How K beauty is shaping the Asian colour cosmetics category

07-Mar-2017 - In our first Cosmetics Design Asia special newsletter of the year, we are focusing on evolving trends and industry developments that impact the growing colour cosmetics sector in APAC.

Globon wins exclusive contract with ACN

27-Feb-2017 - South Korea-based cosmetics manufacturer, Globon, will distribute its skin care and beauty products to direct seller American Communication Network (ACN).

Korean beauty giants expand in Middle Eastern market

22-Feb-2017 - South Korean cosmetic brands are turning their expansion efforts towards the Middle Eastern beauty and personal care market as growing geopolitical difficulties between the country and China continue.

It's Skin set to merge with Hanbul Cosmetics

21-Feb-2017 - Korean cosmeceutical brand, It’s Skin, is set to merge with K-beauty leader Hanbul Cosmetics to enhance its position in the Chinese marketplace.

Cosmax increases sales by 42% through strategic approach

20-Feb-2017 - Through its global expansion, focus on home shopping convenience and collaborations with pharmaceutical and fashion brands, the South Korean cosmetics ODM increased sales by 42% to 757 bn won (€621.58 mn) in 2016.

AmorePacific: Do business results indicate move away from Korea?

15-Feb-2017 - As AmorePacific displays a positive picture of its 2016 business results, we consider whether the conglomerate’s efforts to up its presence in APAC counterparts Thailand and Singapore is an attempt...

Male hair and skin care is big on video

14-Feb-2017 - As the male grooming sector pairs evolving regimes with digital channels, the hair and skin care segments are thriving.

Korea and China's political struggle to impact trade?

08-Feb-2017 - Cosmetics heavyweight nations, China and Korea, have enjoyed growing success thanks to their market understanding, creative innovations and promotional campaigns.

AmorePacific and SK Telecom sign agreement to advance IoT beauty

31-Jan-2017 - South Korean beauty leader, AmorePacific, and wireless communications company, SK Telecom, have teamed up to use data and the Internet of Things (IoT) to create beauty innovations.

Silicone features highly in production and on the shelves

30-Jan-2017 - With APAC consumers looking for new and improved formulations that take their favourite beauty applications through the day, into the night, producers and developers are upping their silicone usage.

Cosmax releases new vision to achieve K beauty and ODM dominance

25-Jan-2017 - To mark its 25th anniversary, leading South Korean beauty manufacturer and distributor, Cosmax, sets out its ambitious vision for 2017.

Customisable cosmetics: The trend on LG H&H’s lips

24-Jan-2017 - LG Household & Health Care is set to introduce South Korea’s first ever customised skin care solution, the country’s leading daily business newspaper, Pulse, reports.

Volume Down: The male hair trend sweeping Asia

23-Jan-2017 - Market research company, Mintel, reports that this year’s latest trend in male grooming, ‘volume down’ hair care, is seeing APAC brands step up their creativity and innovation.

Luxasia teams up with Puig to grow presence in Asia

23-Jan-2017 - Dominant prestige Asian beauty retailer, Luxasia, enters a joint venture deal with Spanish fragrance company, Puig, to expand its name throughout Asia.

AmorePacific enters Middle East market

16-Jan-2017 - The South Korean beauty leader has teamed up with retail franchise operator, Aishaya Group, to expand its presence in the Middle East.

Korean cosmetics brand sues Japanese artist for copyright infringement

10-Jan-2017 - W.Lab, a Korean cosmetics retailer, has countersued Yoshitomo Nara over the use of an image that features on the company’s W-Honey Beam Cushion make-up product range.

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