L’Occitane Group Takes On Korean Firm

Posted on August 2, 2012 @ 07:21 am

As Korean goods gain acclaim, and Asian skin care consumers thrive in number, L’Occitane Group has announced the purchase of Symbiose Cosmetics, a Korean manufacturer of “oriental medicine cosmetics.”

L`Occitane Group reportedly acquired 50.14% of Symbiose, and expects to increase that to 63%. The remaining 37% is owned by Symbiose founder and CEO Lee Ho-jung, who once served as a cosmetics developer at L’Oreal.

Symbiose`s premium brand Erboriant is sold at major stores in Europe.