• 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…

  • 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…

  • 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 a…

  • 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 respon…

  • 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…

  • DKSH, Shin-Etsu Expand Agreement

    March 4, 2015
    THE NETHERLANDS: DKSH’s Business Unit Performance Materials and Shin-Etsu Silicones Europe have extended their relationship. In addition to the current accord in which DKSH provides marketing, sales, distribution and logistics services to Shin-…

  • O Hui Creates Beautiful Lips Campaign

    March 4, 2015
    SOUTH KOREA: O Hui, a Korean cosmetics brand owned by LG Household & Healthcare, has rolled out its “Beautiful Lips” campaign with the aim of delivering beautiful messages to loved ones with “digital lipstick’—a lips…

  • Symrise Launches Hispanic Program for Beauty, Household & Oral Care

    March 4, 2015
    Symrise has launched Conexión Latina, a program designed to help manufacturers from the beauty, household and oral care industries offer Hispanic consumers fragrance and flavor solutions that are suited to their needs. In the US, the purchasin…

  • 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…

  • eSalon Hair Color Expands In Canada and Europe

    February 6, 2015
    UNITED KINGDOM: eSalon, a US-based company that sells hair color direct to consumers, has rolled out its offering into UK with both a localized site ( and customer service team, and has immediate plans to expand into Canada and the EU.…

  • 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 br…