WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Kate Somerville Skincare and Spruce Korea join forces to deliver the popular, Hollywood celebrity-favorite skincare brand to Korea, beginning in early 2013. Kate Somerville is a highly respected paramedical esthetician with over 18 years of experience in clinical skin care, with a renowned medi-skin clinic on Melrose Place in West Hollywood, California.
The alliance marries Kate Somerville's success and exponential growth in North America with Spruce's flawless track record introducing luxury beauty brands to Korea. Currently, the department store cosmetics industry in Korea is well over US$2 billion, and the market is recognized as a trendsetter in Asia, where neighboring markets such as China, Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong look for the most desirable, prestigious skincare brands.
Prior to partnering with Kate Somerville Skincare, Spruce's CEO, Cliff Park, and President, Jennifer Park, debuted, launched, and grew Fresh in Korea, placing the natural skincare brand in prestige department stores like Hyundai, Shinsegae, and Lotte. In just 10 years, the Spruce team built the business from ground up and developed the luxury lifestyle cosmetics brand into a US$30 million (retail) household name today.
"We are excited for the great opportunity ahead. We couldn't find a more perfect and suitable partner for our journey into Asia," said Michelle Taylor, CEO of Kate Somerville Skincare. "Kate Somerville is going international, with presence already in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysia. Now, for Korea, we have a partner who has incredible industry experience and a complete understanding of what luxury means. Our brand is in good hands under Spruce's care."
Kate Somerville Skincare
Kate Somerville is a highly respected paramedical esthetician with over 18 years of experience in clinical skin care. She is the founder of the Kate Somerville Skincare line and a renowned medi-skin clinic on Melrose Place in West Hollywood, California. People Magazine coined Kate the "A-list Beauty Guru," and Allure has called her "Hollywood's Hottest Facialist." She has appeared on numerous television shows, including Good Morning America, Dr. Phil, The Doctors, and Access Hollywood, as well as presenting regularly on QVC. Kate Somerville Skincare is available through luxury spas, doctors' offices, and leading retailers internationally, including Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Sephora, and www.katesomerville.com.
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