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Beauty craze booms in Cambodia

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Higher incomes and a growing middle-class are driving the beauty business in Cambodia. 

That was reflected in the import of cosmetic products worth US$9.9 million (287 million baht) in the first quarter of this year, a 130% jump from the same period last year, according to Cambodian Commerce Ministry records reported by the Phnom Penh Post on Thursday.

Sim Sovanratana, a US-trained cosmetician and director of EL Skin & Wellness Centre in Phnom Penh said more Cambodians were keen to take beauty treatments.

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