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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.

K-Beauty Bangkok Expo to showcase Korea’s cosmetics market

21-Sep-2016 - K-Beauty Bangkok Expo, a new collaboration with Kintex (Korea International Exhibition Centre), will feature at this year’s Beyond Beauty ASEAN-Bangkok (BBAB) annual cosmetics trade show and conference between 22-24 September...

LG Household & Health Care develops South Korea’s first cosmetics-only facility

20-Sep-2016 - Following a record-breaking Q1 and Q2 2016, LG Care is continuing to develop its cosmetics industrial complex in South Korea.

AmorePacific to start manufacturing in Malaysia

13-Sep-2016 - The continued international expansion of AmorePacific Group will see the Korean cosmetics company establishing a manufacturing base in Malaysia.

The Face Shop set to enter the Indian market

13-Sep-2016 - Korean natural and organic cosmetic player The Face Shop is set to enter the fast-growing India market, following on from much speculation about its ambitions in the market.

Memebox uses digital opportunities to launch makeup and skincare brands

08-Sep-2016 - After raising $65.95 mn, Memebox will expand and create new makeup and skincare brands at its high street stores in Asia and new online store.

Special Focus: Brand Innovation

Getting beauty brand innovation just right

01-Sep-2016 - We look at the biggest factors impacting new product development by considering the latest demographic trends, spotlighting what consumers really want and tapping into digital technology.

Is this the last big surge in Korean cosmetic exports?

31-Aug-2016 - Latest figures show that Korean cosmetic and personal care companies are continuing to enjoy booming exports, but this could end as new trading regulation may threaten the future.

Greenpeace East Asia reports positive response on microbeads

30-Aug-2016 - Following a report that outlined many of the multinational players had made little concrete commitment to eradicating microbeads, a number of multinationals break their silence.

Scientific breakthrough leads to skin care line made from centipede poop

18-Aug-2016 - Scientists in Korea say they have now commercialised cosmetics using an antibiotic substance found in the centipede species scolopendra subspinipes.

Face Shop launches Kakao Cosmetics line in China

18-Aug-2016 - Korean cosmetics company Face Shop has expanded its global expansion with the launch of its Kakao Friends cosmetics brand in China.

Special Focus: Skin Whitening

Why the dynamics are changing for skin whitening in Asia

11-Aug-2016 - Skin whitening has been a mega trend in Asia for a number of years now, but with questions over the safety of some ingredients and several skin whitening campaigns causing...

Discussions at East Asia Summit focus on non-tariffs for cosmetics

10-Aug-2016 - Trade tariffs are a huge topic of conversation worldwide these days, and the recent East Asia Summit (EAS) focused on worldwide protectionism for a variety of industries, including cosmetics.

Politics could add to forces working against Korean cosmetics industry

09-Aug-2016 - Following stellar growth from the South Korean cosmetics industry in recent years, the tide may be turning as political pressure from China may add to the threat posed by limits...

Purchase limits by Korean customs may damage cosmetics sales

03-Aug-2016 - Limits imposed by South Korea’s customs authorities on how much local cosmetics can be bought in duty free stores are set to damage the outlook for the industry.

LG Household & Healthcare see big surge in luxury cosmetic sales

02-Aug-2016 - South Korea consumer goods giant LG Household & Healthcare reported a strong second quarter results, which was boosted by huge growth in its luxury cosmetics division.

AmorePacific’s new skin brightening ingredient wins approval

26-Jul-2016 - One of the leading beauty companies in Korea, AmorePacific, has just obtained certification for its latest skin brightening ingredient, a move that suggests it is pushing ahead with R&D for...

How Korea could corner the halal market

26-Jul-2016 - A collaboration between Korea and Malaysia could see Korea leap to the forefront of halal beauty innovation and manufacture, an industry expert has suggested.

Boots prepares for South Korea launch

21-Jul-2016 - Walgreens Boots Alliance, pharmacy-led health and beauty player, has entered into a franchise partnership that will see it enter South Korea through the country’s number one hypermarket retailer.

Dow launches 'collaborative model’ to keep formulators in the loop of latest innovation

19-Jul-2016 - Dow, a leading chemicals company, has launched a new ‘collaboration model’ centred around finished product concepts, aimed at helping “the personal care industry accelerate innovations to meet consumer demand”.

Beauty industry descended on Seoul: 97% visitor increase at in-cosmetics Korea 2016

19-Jul-2016 - In just its second year, the in-cosmetics Korea trade event is proving a big success among beauty and personal care industry professionals, with the number of attendees up 97%.

LVMH to invest in Korean cosmetic company Clio

13-Jul-2016 - LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton is taking the plunge into the innovative and fast-growing South Korean cosmetics industry by investing $50m (€45m) in CLIO Co.

Korea's ambitious plan to boost cosmetics exports to USD 7 billion by 2018

13-Jul-2016 - With the market enjoying growing popularity abroad, particularly across the rest of Asia, South Korea’s government has said it wants to triple its cosmetics exports by 2018.

What is halal skin care and makeup, and what are the trends?

06-Jul-2016 - Halal is becoming big business for the beauty industry globally, and particularly in Asia: a central focus for this week’s in-cosmetics Korea event, we take a closer look at the...

LG's premium skin care player SU:M37 invests in China following duty free success

05-Jul-2016 - LG Household’s luxury skin care brand SU:M37 has invested in a flagship store in China after seeing success with the country’s tourists in local Korean duty free stores....

Korean beauty: how to get US consumers to bite

30-Jun-2016 - With the ongoing rise of Korean cosmetics (often dubbed K-beauty) in the global industry, US consumers remain reluctant to embrace the trend fully. Here, CosmeticsDesign takes a look at what...

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