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Foreign Consumers Pick K-Beauty, K-Pop, and K-Food as Must-Buys in S. Korea

Foreign Consumers Pick K-Beauty, K-Pop, and K-Food as Must-Buys in S. Korea

SEOUL, Oct. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Foreign consumers online picked K-Beauty products, such as cosmetics and perfume, as their preferred items to buy when they visit South Korea. The Korea International Trade Association (KITA) conducted a survey of 460 foreign consumers using Kmall24, an online shopping mall for foreigners run by the agency. Among the [...]

Period Beauty and Vegan Beauty New Cosmetics Trends

Period Beauty and Vegan Beauty New Cosmetics Trends

SEOUL, Oct. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — In addition to functional and safe ingredients, new trends are emerging in the cosmetics market, which was dominated by a focus on high-end image and price competitiveness. According to the cosmetics industry, “period beauty” products, which take into account women’s menstrual cycles, have recently been released in succession, with [...]

S. Korea’s Trade Surplus in Beauty Products Hits New High in 2018

S. Korea’s Trade Surplus in Beauty Products Hits New High in 2018

SEOUL, Oct. 1 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s trade surplus in beauty products hit an all-time high last year on the back of strong demand from China and other Asian countries, government data showed Tuesday. Outbound shipments of cosmetics stood at 6.89 trillion won last year, up 23.3 percent on-year, while imports grew 6.8 percent [...]

Online Sales of Cosmetics Products to Reach 10 Trillion Won This Year

Online Sales of Cosmetics Products to Reach 10 Trillion Won This Year

SEOUL, Sept. 16 (Korea Bizwire) – Online transactions of cosmetics are expanding as the entire distribution industry is increasingly leaning towards online platforms in South Korea. Statistics Korea and the cosmetics industry reported that online transactions of cosmetics products reached 6.6 trillion won (US$5.6 billion) between January and July, up 20 percent since last year. Cosmetics sales [...]

K-beauty Brands Star at Sephoria

K-beauty Brands Star at Sephoria

SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Korean brands cosmetics showed off their peak popularity at the beauty fair “Sephoria,” which was held by Sephora, the world’s largest cosmetics select shop. AmorePacific Corp. was the only Korean company to participate in this year’s two-day event held at the Shrine Auditorium and Expo Hall, Los Angeles on [...]

K-beauty Brands Tap Into European Market

K-beauty Brands Tap Into European Market

SEOUL, Jun. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), jointly with other South Korean government agencies, held a K-beauty promotion event in Belgium on Friday. The event, titled ‘K-Beauty in Belgium’, took place to promote the South Korean cosmetics industry in the European market. Nature Republic Co. and 11 other South Korean [...]

One-brand Cosmetics Shops Struggle to Survive Amid Economic Downturn

One-brand Cosmetics Shops Struggle to Survive Amid Economic Downturn

SEOUL, Jun. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — Cosmetics shops in South Korea that have been leading the K-beauty industry over the last 15 years are facing a harsh financial reckoning due to excessive competition and plunging Chinese demand. Cosmetics shops, after reaching a market size of 2.8 trillion won (US$2.3 billion) in 2016, have been on [...]

Retail Shops Suffer as Cosmetics Industry Begins Transformation

Retail Shops Suffer as Cosmetics Industry Begins Transformation

SEOUL, Jan. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Retail cosmetics shops that have been the drivers of the ‘K-Beauty’ industry for the past 15 years are facing a crisis, exposing their limitations. The cosmetics industry is undergoing a series of transformations due to decreased demand from China and a change in distribution structure resulting from stagnant domestic [...]