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 Innerbottle has linked-up with LG Chem and CJ Logistics to pilot a new circular beauty platform. [Innerbottle]

Special Edition: CIRCULAR BEAUTY – SUPPLY CHAIN INNOVATION AND FUTURE PROMISE

Innerbottle pilots closed-loop beauty e-commerce platform in South Korea

By Amanda Lim

Circular beauty start-up Innerbottle has linked-up with LG Chem and CJ Logistics to pilot a new B2C beauty platform that will allow consumers to recycle their cosmetic packaging easily and effectively.

Focus on South Korea by COSMED: changes in cosmetic categories

Focus on South Korea by COSMED: changes in cosmetic categories

By Marie Magnan, Cosmed Regulatory Affairs Manager.

In this guest article, COSMED, the professional association of the cosmetic industry in France, takes a look at Korea’s impact onto cosmetics categories and how regulation works in the country.

Boots prepares for South Korea launch

Boots prepares for South Korea launch

By Lucy Whitehouse

Walgreens Boots Alliance, pharmacy-led health and beauty player, has entered into a franchise partnership that will see it enter South Korea through the country’s number one hypermarket retailer.

Shiseido's global innovation plan

Shiseido's global innovation plan

By Lucy Whitehouse

Shiseido, Japan-headquartered beauty giant, has announced that its strategy for innovation going forward will be structured around a ‘hub-and-spoke’ system, as it turns towards fully global R&D.

MakeUp in Seoul to focus on male grooming

MakeUp in Seoul to focus on male grooming

By Lucy Whitehouse

One of the leading industry events in Korea’s beauty calendar, the Makeup in Seoul trade show, is set to give a special focus to the ever-rising dominance of the male grooming category.

Japan's new wave of beauty devices… for men

Japan's new wave of beauty devices… for men

By Michelle Yeomans

While beauty devices have become popular with Asian women in recent years, brands, aware of a rise in spending on male grooming on the region, have started to cater more cosmetics tools for men.

China and South Korea edge forward with free trade talks

China and South Korea edge forward with free trade talks

By Simon Pitman

A visit by the Chinese President Xi Jinping to South Korea last week is expected to make further progress towards a free trade pact between the two countries that is likely to benefit the cosmetics and personal care sectors.

in-cosmetics Asia celebrates its most successful event

in-cosmetics Asia celebrates its most successful event

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

in-cosmetics Asia 2013 its most successful show-to-date with 6,007 unique visitors from across Asia and beyond, a 16 per cent uplift compared to 2012 and here is an exclusive CosmeticsDesign-Asia.com video from the show.

Korea, star of the global men’s skin care market

Korea, star of the global men’s skin care market

South Korea is now the world’s biggest market for men’s skin care, underlining the enormous up take in men’s grooming products in this small country, latest research from Euromonitor reveals.

Male cosmetics segment continues its craze in South Korea

Male cosmetics segment continues its craze in South Korea

By Michelle Yeomans

The male grooming market in South Korea is continuing to boom as the modern man becomes ever more concerned with his appearance and is increasingly aware of the benefits associated with a proper beauty regime.

Coty signs joint venture with LG H&H to expand in Korea

Coty signs joint venture with LG H&H to expand in Korea

By Andrew McDougall

In what has been a busy summer for beauty firm Coty, it has teamed up with Korean cosmetics player LG Household & Health Care (LG H&H) to create Coty Korea in order to expand the presence of both companies in the Korean cosmetics market.

Reuters special report guides brands on avoiding pitfalls in Asia

Reuters special report guides brands on avoiding pitfalls in Asia

By Michelle Yeomans

Market research firm Reuters has compiled a special report on how multinational companies can develop successful brand strategies in South Korea and how they can avoid potential pitfalls that minimise profitability, dilute brand value and erode competitive...

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