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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.

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.

CDIB Capital invests in L&P Cosmetics

31-May-2017 - South Korean facial skin care name, L&P Cosmetics, receives an undisclosed sum from CDIB Capital, the private equity arm of China Development Financial.

Korea updates functional cosmetics classification

30-May-2017 - Recent amendments to Korea’s Cosmetics Act have reassigned four categories of quasi-drugs to functional cosmetics.

in-cosmetics Korea to celebrate country’s €10 bn domestic market

22-May-2017 - As Korea Customs Service reports a 44% increase in cosmetics imports from Korea in 2015 to 2016, and as the K-cosmetics market is expected to reach €10.95 bn this year,...

South Korea’s exports recover amid growing economy

03-May-2017 - Innovative beauty hub, South Korea, raises its 2017 export outlook as its economy shows positive signs of progress.

Seaweed Expo to highlight ingredient's burgeoning potential

26-Apr-2017 - South Korea, the APAC hub of creativity and innovation, boosts the profile of seaweed for cosmetics and personal care applications.

South Korean biotechnology firm Hugel in €762 mn acquisition deal

24-Apr-2017 - The global private investment firm, Bain Capital, agrees to purchase almost half of South Korean biopharmaceutical firm Hugel.

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.

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