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Middle-Aged Consumers Increase Spending on Health and Looks

Middle-Aged Consumers Increase Spending on Health and Looks

SEOUL, Aug. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — According to e-commerce giant Gmarket, a growing number of middle-aged South Koreans are spending more money on dieting, skin care and other products or services that help them to maintain a youthful appearance. Those in their 40s and 50s are investing more in themselves, as they have the economic [...]

Regular Delivery Services Popular Among South Korean Men

Regular Delivery Services Popular Among South Korean Men

SEOUL, Feb. 27(Korea Bizwire) — A growing number of South Koreans are using a regular delivery service to order household necessities to keep up with their busy lifestyle. According to data from Shinhan Card released last Saturday, spending on regular delivery services for men’s grooming products such as razors and shirts rose by 111.2 percent during [...]

Now You Can Get a Perfect Pelvis, Thanks to Plastic Surgery

Now You Can Get a Perfect Pelvis, Thanks to Plastic Surgery

SEOUL, March 9 (Korea Bizwire) – You might be able to change the look of your pelvis soon, thanks to South Korean surgeons who have come up with a pelvis cosmetic surgery procedure. Facelifts and breast implants are common plastic surgical procedures. Buttocks augmentation is no longer something out of the ordinary. However, how your pelvis [...]

Beauty and IT Among Key Products to Meet China’s Changing Trend: Report

Beauty and IT Among Key Products to Meet China’s Changing Trend: Report

SEOUL, March 3 (Korea Bizwire) – Chinese consumers are widely expected to demand more luxurious and advanced products, a report suggested Friday, urging South Korean exporters to keep up with the ever-changing taste of consumers in the world’s largest market.  IT, beauty and premium were among six keywords picked to describe the latest spending trend [...]

Drug Safety Ministry Criticized for Lack of Action over Botox Feud

Drug Safety Ministry Criticized for Lack of Action over Botox Feud

SEOUL, Nov. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – Corporate feud over the source of a toxin strain used in Botox injections has raised safety concerns among consumers, who lay the blame on the state drug safety agency for standing akimbo even when the controversy is growing.  Officials at the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety reaffirmed Tuesday [...]

Scientists Make Progress in Skin Aging Research Using Red Ginseng

Scientists Make Progress in Skin Aging Research Using Red Ginseng

SEOUL, Oct. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – Korean scientists are making progress in red ginseng research to counteract skin aging.  According to the Korea Ginseng Corporation (KGC), research teams from Kyunghee University and the Korea Institute of Radiological & Medical Sciences (KIRMS) have both made breakthroughs in animal testing, with new discoveries showing that red ginseng [...]

K-Beauty Expo Showcases Korea’s Beauty Industry

K-Beauty Expo Showcases Korea’s Beauty Industry

GOYANG, South Korea, Oct. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – K-Beauty Expo 2016 kicked off Thursday for a four-day run at KINTEX, gathering 450 companies, overseas buyers, and experts in various sectors of the beauty industry.  The event marks its eighth anniversary, and this year’s trade show will feature a wide range of beauty products, from skin [...]

China, No. 1 Buyer of S. Korean Cosmetics: Data

China, No. 1 Buyer of S. Korean Cosmetics: Data

SEOUL, Oct. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – China was the biggest buyer of South Korean beauty products, taking up almost half of the country’s cosmetics sold overseas last year, data showed Thursday.  According to the data submitted by the Korea Health Industry Development Institute to the National Assembly, China accounted for 41.1 percent of South Korea’s [...]

Popularity of Korean Jewelry Soars

Popularity of Korean Jewelry Soars

SEOUL, July 4 (Korea Bizwire) – K-pop, K-drama, K-beauty, K-fashion…the list goes on. But the latest K-trend that is showing significant growth is ‘K-jewelry’.  According to Lotte Duty Free on July 3, Q2 sales of domestic jewelry brands at its duty free stores across Korea increased by 80 percent compared to Q2 2015. It’s a [...]