• Nestlé Takes Over Galderma, Forms New Skin Health Unit

    March 5, 2014
    SWITZERLAND: Nestlé S.A. has created Nestlé Skin Health S.A., formed by the acquisition of 50% of Galderma Pharma S.A., which was established in 1981 as a joint-venture between it and cosmetics giant L’Oréal S.A. The Nestl…

  • China Will Tighten Direct Sales Rules

    China Will Tighten Direct Sales Rules

    February 18, 2014
    Closer scrutiny of a $15 billion industry

  • Avon Expands In Latin America with Korres

    Avon Expands In Latin America with Korres

    February 11, 2014
    Taps Greek beauty brand for regional rights.

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    L'Oréal Inks Deal with Evolva

    February 11, 2014
    Collaboration could lead to novel biofermentation cosmetic ingredients

  • China Exodus?

    February 7, 2014
    CHINA: Suddenly, there’s a rush to the exit of what, until months ago, was considered the world’s fastest-growing consumer product market.  In the past several weeks, L’Oréal announced it was pulling its Garnier brand in…

  • Clariant To Acquire Masterbatch Producer

    February 7, 2014
    INDIA: Clariant will acquire Plastichemix Industries, a masterbatch business in India. Located in Vadodara with production facilities in Rania, Kalol and Nandesari in Gujarat, Plastichemix Industries is a leading supplier of black, white, filler and…

  • P&G To Build Second Plant In Indonesia

    February 7, 2014
    INDONESIA: According to a report in the Jakarta Post, Procter & Gamble plans to invest $100 million in a second plant, which will be built near its existing facility in Karawang, West Java. In addition, the Warsaw Business Journal reports that Pr…

  • Coty Acquires Lena White

    February 7, 2014
    UNITED KINGDOM: In a move expected to strengthen the OPI brand in the United Kingdom, Coty Inc. has acquired Lena White Ltd., the largest international distributor of OPI. For the past 30 years, Lena White Ltd. has served as OPI’s distributor…

  • In-Cosmetics Looks at Brazil…From Germany

    February 7, 2014
    GERMANY: Beauty is big business both in Brazil and at In-Cosmetics. Now, the two will share the stage in Hamburg, Germany, when In-Cosmetics opens a new Country Focus feature sponsored by Beraca that will explore how the South American country has be…

  • Wacker Opens Silicone Tech Center in India

    February 7, 2014
    INDIA: Wacker has opened an expanded technical center for silicone products in Amtala, near Kolkata, India. Operated by the joint venture Wacker Metroark Chemicals Pvt. Ltd. (WMC), the enlarged regional competence center comprises state-of-the-art ap…

  • In-Cosmetic Workshop On Animal Testing Ban

    February 7, 2014
    GERMANY: This year’s In-Cosmetics’ regulatory workshop, which is scheduled for April 1 in Hamburg, will addresses one of the hottest issues in cosmetics development: the Animal Testing Ban. Part 1 will learn about new in-vitro, in-silico…

  • P&G’s Olay Rolls Out New Whitening Technology

    February 7, 2014
    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Procter & Gamble’s Olay brand has rolled out what it is calling its most advanced whitening technology formula in the new White Radiance collection. Two new SKUs, White Radiance Intensive Fairness Serum and Intensive F…

  • Sealed Air Helps Super Typhoon Victims

    February 7, 2014
    PHILIPPINES: Sealed Air and Pepsi-Cola Philippines Products, Inc. (PCPPI), along with several other global companies, joined forces to provide 300,000 liters of potable drinking water encased in water pouches to the Philippines in the wake of Super T…

  • Silab Opens Unit in Singapore

    February 7, 2014
    SINGAPORE: To sustain its international growth strategy and with a view to remaining closer to its clients and consumers, independent French company Silab has opened Silab South East Asia in Singapore. An extension of Silab SA, this entity will be de…

  • L’Oréal Gets Green Light On Magic Holdings

    February 7, 2014
    CHINA: The Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China (MOFCOM) has given the green light to the proposed acquisition of Magic Holdings by L’Oréal. L’Oréal and Magic expect the transaction to close during th…