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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.

Consumers must be educated to make cosmetics packaging sustainable

17-Apr-2014 - Educating consumers is the only way brand owners can ensure that cosmetic packaging reaches sustainability goals according to a Korean chemical manufacturer.

Domestic brands winning out with China's continued growth

17-Apr-2014 - A new market report by research firm China Research and Intelligence notes that total sales revenue of the China cosmetic industry reached CNY 260 billion in 2013, and the analysts attributed this...

P&G loses out in damages case against competitor

10-Apr-2014 - Consumer goods multinational, Procter & Gamble, has lost out to a competitor in South Korea, as the Supreme Court rules against its claim that fellow beauty brand Missha has damaged...

Australia-Korea FTA could mean new opportunities for cosmetic players

09-Apr-2014 - Australian and South Korean authorities have signed a Fair Trade Agreement (FTA) that aims to promote tariff-free trade between the two countries.

The rise of the silkworm cocoon in skin care

26-Mar-2014 - Silk cocoon-based skin care formulations are really starting to take off in Asia as consumers seek an alternative way to keep the skin radiant and treat the ageing process.

Asia in Focus

Expert reveals the power of TV in Korean beauty buying

25-Mar-2014 - In this month's Asia in Focus, a series that hones in on the segments offering the most opportunities for the industry right now, we look at the power of Korean TV when...

Growing it out: room for hair care to expand in India

19-Mar-2014 - India has got room for further hair care growth, according to market analysts at Trefis, and professional salon retail looks set to drive this expansion.

Asian cosmetic brands to see 'top table' success with Korean wave

18-Mar-2014 - A 'Korean wave' is helping Asia's brands to take a strong foothold of the market share which will see them take their place at the top table amongst Western players once and for...

News in brief

MakeUP in Seoul around the corner

25-Feb-2014 - The first ‘MakeUP in Seoul’ show will open its doors in two weeks’ time in South Korea, as the latest offering from the team behind ‘MakeUP in Paris’ and ‘MakeUP...

Amyris' squalane alternative in Asia pushing boundaries

11-Feb-2014 - Amyris has collaborated with Dowell, a personal care ingredients supplier, to distribute its sugar-based squalane, a renewable alternative to the controversial material, in the Republic of Korea.

Mintel identifies 2014’s trends for the Asia Pacific consumer

05-Feb-2014 - An increase in technology, safety concerns and value are top of the trend list when it comes to consumers in Asia Pacific according to new research from Mintel.

Thai men’s skin care market holds vast opportunity, says Euromonitor

23-Jan-2014 - There is a great opportunity for both international and local manufacturers to target men’s skin care in Thailand as it seeks to follow in the footsteps of South Korea, says...

Korean cosmetics continues success on AP markets

04-Dec-2013 - As Korean cosmetics brands continue to see success on their neighbouring AP markets, factors such as affordability and an ever expanding male grooming segment are found to be the key driving...

Davi Luxury targets Asia Pacific with new prestige beauty line

03-Dec-2013 - California-based Davi Luxury Brand is launching a new prestige skin line in the Asia Pacific market, starting with the fast-paced and innovative South Korea market, with further plans to expand...

Asia in Focus

Asian formulators up their game with multifunctional face masks

14-Nov-2013 - Who knew the popularity potential of a face mask? Well not just any old face mask, but the upgraded Asian treatment trend that is promising the equivalent of a concentrated essence in a more affordable...

Estée Lauder chief expects holiday hike in sales

13-Nov-2013 - Estée Lauder CEO and president Fabrizio Freda believes that despite a recent slowdown in department store sales for mainstream brands such as Clinique, the market will pick up again as...

in-cosmetics Asia opens its doors to the latest ingredients innovation, today

29-Oct-2013 - The leading cosmetics ingredients show in the Asia Pacific region is ready for business today, with the Best Ingredient Awards set to highlight some of the most innovative new technologies.

Exclusive interview

Synthetic tea tree oil puts both cosmetics consumers and genuine suppliers at risk, producer claims

22-Oct-2013 - Synthetic and uncertified tea tree oil has been flooding the market for years now, and is cropping up in cosmetic products worldwide causing big problems for both consumers and manufacturers,...

Korea announces 1st centre to develop animal testing alternatives

10-Oct-2013 - Korea is to develop its first national centre of excellence for the development and validation of alternatives to animal testing in cosmetics.

South Korea plays host to first ever in-cosmetics Asia conference

26-Sep-2013 - Giving local manufacturers a glimpse of what is to come at the main exhibition in Bangkok in October, in-cosmetics Asia hosted its first-ever conference, in South Korea on 12 September 2013.

News in brief

Guangzhou Huanya to open up Chinese market for Korean companies

26-Sep-2013 - Guangzhou Huanya, China’s third-ranking cosmetics firm, has announced that it will form a joint venture with two Korean companies to develop Korean products for the Chinese market.

Euromonitor: American men “not ready” for color cosmetics

23-Sep-2013 - Products such as male BB and CC creams are popular in South Korea, where men’s cosmetics make up a huge segment of the beauty market; however, despite growth in the...

Asia in focus

Cosmetic brands see lucrative opps in Korea thanks to surgery demand

17-Sep-2013 - An increasing demand for facial surgery in South Korea is providing lucrative opportunities for international skin care brands to develop pre-or post-surgery products – if not ranges that could ultimately...

News in brief

Yonwoo sales grow from $20m to $150m

10-Sep-2013 - South Korean cosmetics packaging company Yonwoo Co. Ltd grew from $20 million in sales in 2002 to $150m in 2012.

News in brief

Exo, Taeyeon sign endorsement deal with Nature Republic

03-Sep-2013 - South Korean-Chinese boyband Exo and Taeyeon of the pop group Girls Generation have become the latest bands to endorse the Nature Republic cosmetics brand.

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