Skip to main content


Amorepacific Supports Research Funding of Rising Skin Scientists of 2020

Global 2020-12-11
  • Selected four outstanding skin scientists and will provide KRW 40mn each over 2 years
  • Research support program continued for 11 years and will be extended for 5 years

Amorepacific signed an agreement to support the research of rising skin scientists with Skin Science Research Foundation and selected winners of this year.

▲ (from the left) Prof. Kim Ji-hee of Yonsei University, Prof. Kim Jung-eun of Soonchunhyang University, Prof. Park Kui-young of Chung-Ang University, and Prof. Choi Ji-woong of Ajou University

The rising skin scientist research support program aims to strengthen skin science research capability of Amorepacific as well as Korea and contribute to enhancing competitiveness. The program began in 2010, making this year the 11th year and has been extended for 5 more years.

Specifically, Skin Science Research Foundation selects four outstanding up and coming skin scientists every year and Amorepacific provides a total of KRW 40 million in research funding per researcher over two years. As of today, Amorepacific delivered KRW 1.56 billion in research funding to 39 researchers and will be supporting an additional KRW 800 million.

This year, the following research have been selected; ▲Yonsei University Yongin Severance Hospital Professor Kim Ji-hee’s ‘research on impact of particulate matter on skin’s immune response regulation by demodex species’, ▲Soonchunhyang University Cheonan Hospital Professor Kim Jung-eun’s ‘identifying impact of adipokine on the common cause of obesity and inflammatory skin diseases’, ▲Chung-Ang University Hospital Professor Park Kui-young’s ‘research on mechanism of particulate matter causing worsening acne and identification of candidate materials for prevention and treatment’, and ▲Ajou University Hospital Professor Choi Ji-woong’s ‘analysis of National Health Insurance Service sample cohort with a focus on the impact of general anesthesia on skin diseases’.

Head of Amorepacific R&D Center Park Young-ho said, “I am deeply pleased to be able to continue our rising skin scientist research support program, which we have continued to support over the past 10 years” and added his commitment saying, “Amorepacific R&D Center will continue to deliver beauty and health to customers worldwide and pursue in-depth academic exchange to change the world through beauty.”

Since its establishment in 1954 as the first ever research lab in the cosmetics industry, Amorepacific R&D Center has achieved various technology innovations and has built a wide range of research network with prestige universities and institutions in Korea and overseas, quickly responding to the changes in the trend of customers and markets.