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Louis Vuitton Losing Past Luster in S. Korean Market

Louis Vuitton Losing Past Luster in S. Korean Market

SEOUL, Nov. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Luxury brand Louis Vuitton has fallen behind its rivals in the South Korean market, with sales dipping into minus territory this year, industry data showed Monday. Sales at a leading department store for the international fashion house for the January-October period backtracked 5.3 percent. Demand for Louis Vuitton products [...]

Tech Meets Beauty to Create Smart Skin Solutions

Tech Meets Beauty to Create Smart Skin Solutions

SEOUL, Nov. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Kim Na-yul, a 38-year-old PR manager in Seoul, regularly sees dermatologists to get “intensive care” to erase dark spots and shrink the pores on her nose and cheeks. “After I turned 30, I started buying more expensive creams and essences. And in recent years, I decided to get help [...]

Cosmetics Executive Urges South Korean Beauty Industry to Discover New Hit Products

Cosmetics Executive Urges South Korean Beauty Industry to Discover New Hit Products

SEOUL, Oct. 25 (Korea Bizwire) – The president of the Society of Cosmetic Scientists of Korea, Kang Hak-hee, has said the South Korean cosmetics industry is being urged to follow up the global success of BB cream air cushion foundation with new hit products, in comments made during a cosmetics conference held on Tuesday. Kang, who [...]

Incheon Airport Draws Fire for Plastic Surgery Clinic in New Terminal

Incheon Airport Draws Fire for Plastic Surgery Clinic in New Terminal

SEOUL, Oct. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Incheon International Airport, west of Seoul, is taking flak from local medical bodies for its plan to establish a cosmetic and plastic surgery clinic at the transfer desk of its second passenger terminal to be opened in next January, a lawmaker said Tuesday. Rep. Kang Hoon-sik of the ruling [...]

AmorePacific Launches Makeup Campaign for Cancer Patients

AmorePacific Launches Makeup Campaign for Cancer Patients

SEOUL, Oct. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean skincare company AmorePacific has launched a new makeup campaign dubbed ‘Make Up Your Life’ for cancer patients, which will see the company’s door-to-door salespeople known as ‘Amore Counselors’ visit hospitals across the country to give makeup advice and beauty counseling. Beginning at Korea University Guro Hospital on [...]

One Hundred Thousand Foreigners Visit Korea Each Year for Cosmetic Surgery, Spending 270 billion Won

One Hundred Thousand Foreigners Visit Korea Each Year for Cosmetic Surgery, Spending 270 billion Won

SEOUL, Oct. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – The number of foreigners visiting Korea for plastic surgery and skin care amounts to 100 thousand a year. The total medical expenses spent by foreigners last year were 270 billion won, accounting for more than 30% of all medical expenses spent by foreigners in Korea. According to statistics that ruling [...]

K-Fashion Hits New York Fashion Week

K-Fashion Hits New York Fashion Week

SEOUL, Sept. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — Korean fashion designers will showcase their latest designs at New York Fashion Week. Alongside Milan, London and Paris, New York is considered one of the four capitals of the fashion world. The city’s bi-annual Fashion Week, which opens on September 7, attracts the best and the brightest from all [...]

Cosmetics Industry Expanding With State-of-the-Art Technology Services

Cosmetics Industry Expanding With State-of-the-Art Technology Services

SEOUL, Aug. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The cosmetics industry is making various attempts to broaden and capture more of the domestic market, including initiatives to take advantage of IT-based services combined with state-of-the-art technology such as makeup consultation provided by artificial intelligence (AI).  According to industry sources on August 11, Nature Collection, a beauty lifestyle [...]

Apparel Brands Need Bigger and Smaller Clothing Sizes, According to Feminist Group

Apparel Brands Need Bigger and Smaller Clothing Sizes, According to Feminist Group

SEOUL, Jul. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — On July 26, an ecofeminist group held a press conference in Seoul’s Myeongdong shopping district to announce the results of a market research study of clothing sizes offered by 31 different apparel companies. Conducted this month, the list of companies included in the study are popular brands such as [...]

New Cosmetics Law Amendment to Allow Companies to Repackage Imported Products

New Cosmetics Law Amendment to Allow Companies to Repackage Imported Products

SEOUL, July 25 (Korea Bizwire) – A new Cosmetics Act amendment allowing cosmetics companies to repackage and sell imported products in small quantities has been passed by the State Council, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety said on Tuesday. According to the MFDS, the government agency in charge of protecting public health and ensuring the [...]