SEOUL, Jan. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Choson Sinbo, a North Korean news media based in Japan, reported on Wednesday that cosmetic products manufactured in Sinuiju, North Korea are gaining popularity among North Koreans.
“As soon as the store opens, people rush in looking for ‘Bomhyangki (Spring Fragrance)’, a series of cosmetic products very popular these days not just among women, but also men,” said Kim Un-ok, a salesperson at Pyongyang Department Store No. 1 in an interview with Chosun Sinbo.
Bomhyangki cosmetics produced by Sinuiju’s cosmetics factory include 230 products ranging from skincare products to makeup cosmetics.
Recently, the company developed a series of new products including eye cream, acne care cream, and hairsprays.
Choson Sinbo reported that Bomhyangki foundation, lip stick, mascara, eyeliner, and eyebrow pencils are among the most popular products in the company’s lineup.
Bomhyangki also sells foam cleansers, and transparent soaps for removing makeup.
Choson Sinbo said Bomhyangki cosmetics were made from Kaesong’s Goryeo ginseng and natural herbs from Mount Paektu.
The Shinuiju Cosmetics Factory is North Korea’s very first and largest cosmetic manufacturer and was established in 1949.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, during his visit to the factory last June, asked the workers to strive “to go beyond successful performance.”
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