• Shiseido To Shed Gaultier Fragrances

    March 4, 2015
    JAPAN: Shiseido has started negotiation with Puig to sell IP rights of Jean Paul Gaultier regarding fragrance products and its business, which Shiseido’s Beaute Prestige International unit has been managing since 1991.  Puig became the ma…

  • Phase 1 of Unilever’s Project West is Complete

    March 4, 2015
    CHINA: Phase I of Unilever Project West, Unilever’s global manufacturing base in Meishan, Sichuan, has been completed and become officially operational. With an investment of about €40 million, Phase I of the project is responsi…

  • 8th PCHi 2015 Opens this Month

    March 4, 2015
    CHINA: As the global personal care industry dives into the new year, preparations for Personal Care & Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) 2015, China’s largest cosmetics ingredients sourcing platform, are in full swing. Occupying a total floor are…

  • Smell of Success: In-Cosmetics’ Fragrance Zone

    March 4, 2015
    SPAIN: Fragrance is a crucial element of most beauty and personal care products. In what is an incredibly crowded and competitive marketplace, providing the very best sensory experience possible for a customer can very often make a real difference to…

  • Guerlain Inaugurates La Ruche Production Site

    March 4, 2015
    FRANCE: Guerlain has opened its new skin care and makeup production facility in Chartres. The Cosmetic Valley facility, known as “La Ruche,” is dedicated to skin care and cosmetics and employs 350 people. It is responsible for the global…

  • SC Johnson Buys HomeBrands A.S.

    SC Johnson Buys HomeBrands A.S.

    March 3, 2015
    SC Johnson buys HomeBrands A.S. for an undisclosed amount.

  • Unilever To Buy REN Skincare

    Unilever To Buy REN Skincare

    March 3, 2015
    Specialty range created by Antony Buck and Robert Calcraft.

  • Pierre Fabre Expands in India

    Pierre Fabre Expands in India

    March 2, 2015
    Pierre Fabre, the French dermocosmetics company, has renewed its partnership with Abbott Healthcare. The move ensures that Pierre Fabre's line of skin care products will continue to be available in one of the largest consumer product companies in…

  • Cuba & Cosmetics

    Cuba & Cosmetics

    February 27, 2015
    Recent moves by the Obama Administration gives new opportunities for companies to enter the US.

  • Avon Takes a Holiday from the Caribbean

    Avon Takes a Holiday from the Caribbean

    February 14, 2015
    The world's biggest direct seller of cosmetics can't escape to the islands to avoid its financial woes. Avon Products Inc. says it is ceasing operations in 16 Caribbean nations. A spokeswoman for the world's biggest direct seller of co…

  • Kamedis Looks To China for Growth

    February 6, 2015
    ISRAEL: Israeli company Kamedis plans to enter the Chinese skin care market. During the past 16 years, Kamedis has invested in developing skin care products based on screening of over 500 traditional Chinese herbs. The company has leveraged a state-…

  • Target To Exit Canada

    February 6, 2015
    CANADA: Seems like the bull’s eye missed its mark up north. Target Corporation will close all 133 of its operating stores in Canada, the company announced in January. …

  • New Board for Unitis

    February 6, 2015
    FRANCE: Unitis, the European Organization of Cosmetic Ingredients Industries and Services, has elected a new board. The members are: Ricard Armengol (Provital), chairman; Etienne Pajot (Prod’hyg), vice chairman; Michel Bertellemy (AFIA), treasu…

  • Bringing the Party(Lite) To New Areas

    February 6, 2015
    KOREA: PartyLite is making some quick moves internationally, recently adding Korea and Turkey to its roster of countries where its candles, fragrance and other wares are sold. “The exquisite quality of PartyLite’s candles, accessories an…

  • Maybelline ‘YouCam’ Offered in Taiwan

    February 6, 2015
    TAIWAN: CyberLink Corp., a multimedia software company, is partnering with Maybelline Taiwan to launch “Maybelline YouCam Makeup” in the Taiwanese market as a customized version of CyberLink’s YouCam Makeup app. The Maybelline bran…