The organisers of in-cosmetics Korea have revealed the shortlists for the best active and best functional ingredient awards at this month’s trade show in Seoul.


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INTERVIEW: Moving the needle

Ahead of this month’s in-cosmetics Korea trade show, editor Tim Probert talks to Jayanne Jin - global editor/business developer of Seoul-based The K Beauty Science and board member of Hansae Fashion Worldwide, a listed company with $1.5 billion sales – about the latest Korean cosmetic trends

COVER STORY: PinoPlexTM: the bio-inspired hair moisturizer

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in-cosmetics Korea 2024

Hall C, Coex, Seoul, South Korea
24th - 26th July 2024

in-cosmetics Latin America 2024

São Paulo, Brazil
25th - 26th September 2024