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NEW YORK — After several years of nurturing its prestige Japanese skin care brand, SK-II, Procter & Gamble is getting ready to import it to the U.S. Already a $500 million business in Asia and the U.K., 17 of the brand’s stockkeeping units...

NEW YORK — After several years of nurturing its prestige Japanese skin care brand, SK-II, Procter & Gamble is getting ready to import it to the U.S. Already a $500 million business in Asia and the U.K., 17 of the brand’s stockkeeping units will hit 11 Saks doors exclusively in February. Industry sources estimate that first-year sales could range between $3 million and $5 million. For more, see The Beauty Report section.

This story first appeared in the January 16, 2004 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.