International

  • L’Oréal To Acquire Niely Cosmeticos

    October 2, 2014
    BRAZIL: L’Oréal has signed an accord to acquire Brazilian independent hair color and care company Niely Cosmeticos. Founded in 1981 by Daniel Fonseca de Jesus and with a net revenue of nearly $180 million last year, the Niely Cosmeticos…


  • Ariel’s ‘Beautiful Life’ campaign

    October 2, 2014
    JAPAN:  Procter & Gamble’s Ariel detergent has launched a web exclusive video called “Beautiful Life - Life and Dirt,” which highlights various stains through a special “sudden stain machine.” The video is direc…


  • Murad Takes Over UK Distributor, Eyes Expansion

    October 2, 2014
    UNITED KINGDOM: Murad, Inc. has completed the acquisition of its long-term distribution partner in the United Kingdom. The acquisition provides Murad with an opportunity to directly manage its rapidly growing business in prestige and professional cha…


  • Blow Ltd. Gets More Backing

    October 2, 2014
    UNITED KINGDOM: Blow Ltd. has raised a total of $9 million from high profile executives (including the CEO of Net-A-Porter and the founders of Lion Capital) to expand its so-called “fast beauty” proposition—in which “time poor…


  • Partylite’s Graham Honored by Direct Sellers Association

    October 2, 2014
    CANADA: Tracie Graham, vice president of sales at PartyLite Canada, was honored by the Direct Sellers Association (DSA) of Canada at its annual conference held in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Graham received the organization’s Distinguished Service Aw…


  • AAK Personal Care Names Mexican Distributor

    October 2, 2014
    MEXICO: AAK Personal Care has expanded its global distributor network with ABA Mexico. According to Minna Dam, global director at AAK Personal Care, ABA Mexico S.A. de C. V. “Fit into our distributor network since they too are specialized on bi…


  • MuLondon Earns Humane Company Seal

    October 2, 2014
    UNITED KINGDOM: MuLondon Skincare has been awarded the “Humane Company” seal of approval, confirming its dedication to being cruelty-free by pledging to support only humane charities that do not fund animal testing, the company said. &ldq…


  • New Scent Art Exhibit Opens Down Under

    October 2, 2014
    AUSTRALIA: Perfume critic and author Chandler Burr has curated a new scent art exhibition called “Hyper-Natural: Scent From Design to Art,” which is currently open at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia. The exhibiti…


  • Visitors to Beyond Beauty ASEAN Show Top 8,000

    October 2, 2014
    THAILAND: The inaugural Beyond Beauty ASEAN trade show, held in Bangkok from Sept. 18-20, was a great success, as  the event attracted 8,218 visitors over three days. There were 1,567 international visitors who came from 37 countries. This &l…


  • Government Controls
Clorox Venezuela

    Government Controls Clorox Venezuela

    September 30, 2014
    More troubles in a troubled country.


  • Beyond Beauty Asia Attracts 8,000 Visitors

    Beyond Beauty Asia Attracts 8,000 Visitors

    September 26, 2014
    Attendees visit with 227 exhibitors


  • Beauty & the East

    Beauty & the East

    September 18, 2014
    Megacities in Asia drive category growth


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    L'Oréal Gets Bigger in Brazil

    September 10, 2014
    Signs deal to acquire hair care company Niely Cosmeticos.


  • PZ Cussons Unveils Palm Oil Promise

    September 3, 2014
    UNITED KINGDOM:  PZ Cussons unveiled the PZ Palm Oil Promise, which commits the maker of Carex soap and Charles Worthington hair care to eliminating deforestation from its supply chain. The firm is also a member of The Forest Trust (TFT) and ple…


  • Henkel Plants 10,000 Mangrove Trees

    September 3, 2014
    INDONESIA: Henkel employees have planted 10,000 mangrove trees along the coast of East Java in Indonesia in order to reduce flooding and protect the shoreline from erosion. Indonesia is home to some of the world’s largest expanses of mangrov…