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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.

As the seasons change, so do Korean men’s skin barriers

28-Jan-2015 - When the seasons change so can our mood or outlook, or even… South Korean men’s skin. A new study by the Inha University College of Medicine claims the factors that...

South Korea's cosmetic exports are on the up!

20-Jan-2015 - According to South Korea’s customs office, cosmetic exports made it out of the red in 2014, giving the country its first annual surplus in the sector.

Korean Ministry notifies WTO that it intends to amend cosmetics regulation for imports

15-Jan-2015 - South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) has notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) that it intends to amend quality control regulation with regards to imported cosmetics as...

Korea animal testing ban joy may be 'premature' as formal agreement needed on ingredients

14-Jan-2015 - Although included in Korea’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) draft five year plan to phase out of animal testing for finished cosmetic products and ingredients, there is...

Korea proposes animal testing ban on finished cosmetics

06-Jan-2015 - A decision has been made proposing a ban on finished cosmetics product testing on animals in Korea, making it the second country in Asia to do so.

'Cytokines therapy' gaining momentum for treating Alopecia

18-Dec-2014 - Korean based ‘AesMed’ has developed a hair loss treatment solution based on ‘Cytokines therapy’ to control hair cell activation.

Korean cosmetic brands see opportunity in Islamic markets

18-Dec-2014 - Various Korean cosmetics companies have been eyeing up the Islamic markets of late, however getting halal certification before they can target the 1.6 billion Muslim population has proved tricky for some....

New tech mixes water and oil without surfactants

03-Dec-2014 - Cosmetics formulation may be forever changed by the innovative machine developed by Korean research scientists.  

Launch exclusive

Bulldog ‘collaborates to success’ with Boots in exclusive Thailand launch

20-Nov-2014 - Men’s skin care brand Bulldog will ‘collaborate to success’ in Thailand with Health and Beauty retailer Boots launching its range of products in Thailand later this month, extending its partnership....

Luxury cosmetics soar despite sanctions in North Korea

23-Oct-2014 - North Korea imported US$644.3 million worth of luxury goods including cosmetics last year, despite UN sanctions.

Snail skin care trend hits the US

20-Oct-2014 - The benefits of snail mucus on the skin have been known to the cosmetics industry for a while, and having seen a big trend in Korea, it is now heading...

Strong Estée Lauder results undermined by Korea market

19-Aug-2014 - Luxury international cosmetics player Estée Lauder posted record-breaking fourth quarter and full year results that show the company is continuing to lead the field.

Mintel recognises Korea potential and expands beauty coverage

13-Aug-2014 - Mintel Beauty & Personal Care announces it has expanded its coverage and GNPD scope in South Korea as the market continues to grow in Asia-Pacific.

Chinese tourism boosting Korean cosmetics thanks to women

12-Aug-2014 - Female tourists from China are fuelling a boost in sales for South Korean cosmetics brands, according to new figures released by Huanqiu website.

The Face Shop angling to become top Korean brand in Thailand

29-Jul-2014 - The Face Shop, a skin care and cosmetics leader in Korea, is eying up expansion Thailand, where it has set its sights on the top spot among Korean brands in...

Start using the ‘cushion format’ or lose out in Korea, beauty brands warned

22-Jul-2014 - Global brands looking to tap into South Korea’s explosive beauty market growth are missing a trick in failing to use a cushion format in facial make-up products, Euromonitor International has...

"Do you wanna be white?" - Is this Korean ad taking Western beauty ideals too far?

09-Jul-2014 - They say provocative campaigns sell, but is an advertisement featuring the above tagline for a skin whitening cream taking Western beauty ideals too far?

Vive la France: Korean consumers show enthusiasm for French cosmetics

08-Jul-2014 - It’s not baguettes but beauty wands: the recent launch of Eisenberg Paris in South Korea confirms that beauty is being fuelled by consumer enthusiasm for France within the Asian country....

Korean giant LG closes door on Elizabeth Arden bidding process

01-Jul-2014 - Korean consumer goods giant LG Household and Health Care has said it is no longer interested in bidding for Elizabeth Arden, after the cosmetics player revealed its restructuring plan.

Asia dwarfing other regions in male grooming thanks to South Korea

04-Jun-2014 - With sales of male grooming products, particularly those in the skin care segment, on the rise in Asia, the region is now positioned as one of the fastest growing markets...

Cosmetics exports boom from South Korea

14-May-2014 - As South Korean products continue to perform strongly internationally, it comes as no surprise that the latest data from the Korea Customs Service show growth in the last decade has...

South Korean LG brand now looks to expand in EMEA

06-May-2014 - South Korean firm LG Household & Healthcare has been taking more international steps of late, particularly in cosmetics, what with considering to buy Elizabeth Arden and now making plans to...

Reed Exhibitions announces in-cosmetics Korea

30-Apr-2014 - Korea is the latest country to attract the in-cosmetics trade show as plans have been made for the inaugural event there next year in the capital.

Could LG Household be weighing up a bid for Elizabeth Arden?

24-Apr-2014 - The way to grow in the cosmetics industry is to acquire stock with an already good standing, and now South Korean household firm LG Household & Healthcare is considering a...

Western consumers are now demanding skin care influences from Asia

22-Apr-2014 - It is important for ingredient suppliers to stay relevant and follow the trends – which in skin care right now, is coming from Asia…

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