Korean cosmetics firms claim that countries like China, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand are copying the designs of their K-beauty products. Photo: Shutterstock
Korean cosmetics firms claim that countries like China, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand are copying the designs of their K-beauty products. Photo: Shutterstock
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Watch out for fake K-beauty products – made-in-China copycat items are flooding Southeast Asia

  • Counterfeit product manufacturers copy a brand’s image or design and sell them at lower prices. Chinese brokers register the trademarks of the copied products
  • Korean companies complain there is little they can do to stop the fakes. Among those affected are Clio, maker of Eye Palette and Kill Cover, and Holika Holika