Watsons Develops Successful Partnerships with K-Beauty Brands in Asia
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1. Watsons has partnered with a number of K-Beauty brands to deliver more choices to beauty lovers across Asia.
2. Skincare brand COSRX was exclusively launched through Watsons in 2017 in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines. Check out COSRX products at Watsons.
3. Hydrate damaged hair with Mise En Scene’s Perfect Serum salon mask pack.
4. Mise En Scene’s Perfect Serum has a unique intensive care formula featuring seven nature-derived ingredients
5. Mise En Scene styling products repair your damaged and frizzy hair.
6. Mise En Scene is a total hair cosmetic brand that offers a diverse range of hair styling products.
7. COSRX Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser will leave your skin looking young and brighter. Available at Watsons.
Just as K-Drama and K-Pop have surged in the entertainment scene, K-beauty is making inroads in the skincare and cosmetics industry. But is it here to stay? According to the data released by the Korea Customs Service and Korea Cosmetic Association, South Korean cosmetics exports climbed 16.1% to reach nearly USD7.6 billion in 2020 despite the pandemic
Watsons, the leading offline and online (O+O) health and beauty retailer in Asia, was quick to recognize that K-Beauty “is highly sought after by our Watsons customers even during the pandemic,” says Susanna Yen, Exclusive Brands Director of Watsons International.
With this, “Watsons has partnered with a number of K-Beauty brands to deliver more choices to beauty lovers across Asia while helping to incubate up and coming brands to expand their penetration.
Mise En Scène and COSRX are two outstanding examples that show how Watsons has helped K-Beauty brands enter new markets and build up a strong market position
Mise En Scène is a total hair cosmetic brand that offers a diverse range of hair styling products. The brand’s Perfect Serum has been Korea’s #1 for nine consecutive years with its unique intensive care formula featuring seven nature-derived ingredients. This cult-favorite, along with Mise En Scène’s other popular styling products, is exclusively available in Watsons online and select physical stores, promising shoppers smooth, silky, easy to style, and healthy hair.
COSRX, on the other hand, is another K-Beauty brand that has benefited hugely from its exclusive partnership with Watsons. This skincare brand was launched through Watsons in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines exclusively in 2017, resulting in a compound annual growth rate of over 80%.
Watsons also reinforces the demands for their K-beauty products by highlighting K-Beauty as part of their Asian Beauty Campaign.
“The demand of K-Beauty products keeps growing but due to the pandemic, customers are not able to travel to Korea to shop for the hottest K-Beauty products, so we have highlighted Watsons K-Beauty as part of the Asian Beauty Campaign. With over 5,000 products to choose from in-store and online, Watsons K- Beauty land is expected to become the go-to place for all K-Beauty lovers.” Yuen mentioned.
Watsons’ strong O+O capabilities enable customers to enjoy the benefits of convenient shopping either at home or in-store, which effectively helps K-beauty products and many other health and beauty brands to engage and connect with its target customers.
In the Philippines, Mise EnScene, COSREX and other K-beauty brands are available at Watsons stores located in most SM Supermalls nationwide. ###
Watsons is the leading O+O (Offline plus Online) health and beauty retailer in Asia, currently operating over 8,000 stores and more than 1,500 pharmacies in 14 Asian and European markets. Watsons continually sets the standards in the health, wellness and beauty market, providing personalised advice and counselling in health, beauty and personal care on top of its market-leading product range, making customers LOOK GOOD, DO GOOD, FEEL GREAT every day. Since 2009, Watsons has been the No.1 pharmacy/ drugstore brand in Asia*. In Europe, Watsons is also the leading health and beauty retailer in the Ukraine. Watsons is the flagship health and beauty brand of A.S. Watson Group.
*Campaign Asia-Pacific “Asia’s Top 1,000 Brands” survey 2020 of over 8,000 respondents across 14 markets in Asia Pacific Region
About A.S. Watson Group
Established in Hong Kong in 1841, A.S. Watson Group is the world’s largest international health and beauty retailer operating over 16,200 stores under 12 retail brands in 27 markets, with about 130,000 employees worldwide. For the fiscal year 2020, A.S. Watson Group recorded revenue of US$20.6 billion. Every year, we are serving over 5.9 billion shoppers via our O+O (Offline plus Online) platforms, providing tech-enabled retail experience to customers offline and online.
A.S. Watson Group is also a member of the world-renowned multinational conglomerate CK Hutchison Holdings Limited, which has four core businesses ‐ ports and related services, retail, infrastructure and telecommunications in over 50 countries. Please visit www.aswatson.com/our-company/o-and-o-strategy/ for more information.