Five Korean Beauty Startups and their Founders’ Stories

Meet the Five K-Beauty Startups of the NIVEA Beauty Accelerator

1. LYCL Inc. (unpa.Cosmetics) — A Beauty Startup for beauty maniacs

unpa skincare products
unpa’s cosmetics line
  1., a review and content platform for K-Beauty products
  2., an influencer network platform
  3. unpa.Cosmetics, the startups’ own skincare brand

“Our long-term goal is to establish a global distribution strategy with new brands to grow as a global leading K-beauty brand.”

— Ji-Hoon Jeon, CEO of unpa.Cosmetics

  • The exfoliating lip scrub Bubi Bubi Lip
  • The charcoal based Cha cha Toothpaste
  • Bye Bye Cica cream
unpa’s bestsellers

2. Reziena — A Beauty Startup that brings Anti-Aging to your Home

Reziena’s palm-sized IFU device ‘young&be’

“We thrive to deliver customized skincare treatment of professional, practical efficacy through at-home dermatological care.”

— Conner Shin, CEO of Reziena

3. Glowhill — A Beauty Startup for Viral Trends

“Our ambition is to build a brand that is recognized for its uniqueness.”

— Do-Wan Kim, CEO of Glowhill

  • Total solution glow ampoule pad
  • Glow peel-off mask
  • Spot perfume brush
  • Glam makeup facial mask
Best-selling products from Glowhill

4. Limese — Bringing K-Beauty from South Korea to India

Limese brings K-Beauty to India.

“We want to grow into a launch pad in India for global brands and into a de facto standard for a new lifestyle in India”

— Dale Han, Founder of Limese

Limese curates the best K-beauty products for the Indian market

5. PANDA — A handmade skincare brand

“Our vision is to run just one more store than Lush in Korea.”

— Minsuk Park, Founder & CEO




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