What’s the new at InterCHARM Korea 2023

What’s the new at InterCHARM Korea 2023

September 7, 2023
3 min read

South Korea’s beauty industry has always been full of vitality and innovation. In this year’s InterCHARM, one of the region’s leading beauty trade shows, our expert analysts closely examined and provided insights on the new products in line with the four trends outlined in Mintel’s 2023 Beauty and Personal Care Trends: Beauty RX, Total Wellbeing, Engagement, and Zero-waste.

Beauty RX

Ingredient-driven products and innovative technologies such as biotechnology provide scientific proof of the value of beauty.

Dermafirm:The Peptide Wrinkle Serum

Mintel comments: It is a derma-cosmetics product that compresses 99% high-purity peptides of pharmaceutical grade and hyaluronic acid with filler effect, and shows a wrinkle improvement boosting effect by incorporating not only ingredients but also technology to improve peptide penetration.

EGFLOGY:EGF Program MTS Ampoule 5ml

Mintel comments: Biotechnology is applied to restore skin health to improve various symptoms of aging. EGF, a single ingredient, is certified by the Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety for its dual function of wrinkle and whitening.

Total Wellbeing

Beauty is intended to be uplifting and can contribute to a post-pandemic sense of self-care that includes sexual wellness, the hormone journey and wellness at every life stage.

ILLON: Skinfusion FX

Mintel comments: It is a self-care product that works synergistically with other good ingredients, such as massage effect, to strengthen skin condition, prevent damage from external stimuli and increase its own immunity and elasticity.

GARANG GARANG: Peony Loot Moisturizing and Soothing Mask Pack

Mintel comments: The mask sheet is filled with ampoules of the traditional ingredient peony root, which not only prevents wrinkles but also contains natural lavender oil for a relaxing effect during the pack.

Engagement

Brands should embrace disruption in the category to create new rules for engagement and build communities, allowing for more playfulness, experimentation and DIY.

BEAUnex: mySKINPACK

Mintel comments: It is a personalized beauty device controlled by a mobile app, equipped with five different ampoules, and manufactures a mask pack with a personalized blend of ampoules after analyzing the user’s skin condition, behavioral patterns, and external environment index using AI-based algorithms.

ALASKACUBE: CoolMentol Perfume Shower Bar

Mintel comments: An all-in-one body soap that provides a cooling sensation when used, providing a unique customer experience for male consumers who are sensitive to the smell of sweat and heat.

Zero-waste

Beauty products are now pursuing sustainability in most processes, including vegan ingredients, fair trade, eco-friendly packaging, and refills.

SKIN1004: HYALU-CICA Water-Fit Sun Serum

Mintel comments: It’s reef-safe to protect the oceans by eliminating harmful ingredients such as oxybenzone and octinoxate, and it’s watery formula, but the vacuum tube packaging prevents excessive discharge.

LON.G: DIVE TO GREEN Pure Bubble Cleanser

Mintel comments: It is a powder cleanser that can be refilled with a refill pouch made of eco-friendly packaging and can be disposed of separately by using a plastic container with excellent recycling grade and a metal-free pump.

Hwa Jun Lee
Hwa Jun Lee

Hwa Jun is a Principal Analyst for Beauty and Personal Care at Mintel, based in Seoul. With 15 years of experience as a formulation scientist, he specializes in beauty and personal care formulation and product development. His extensive experience includes roles as a formulation scientist at both Amorepacific and Kimberly-Clark.

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