International


  • eSalon Brings Direct-to-Consumer Hair Color To UK

    UNITED KINGDOM: eSalon, a US-based company that sells custom hair color shipped directly to consumers, is moving into the UK with a localized site (esalon.co.uk) and a customer service team. The company also announced that it has immediate plans t…
    01.06.15

  • L’Occitane Joins Alibaba’s Tmall

    CHINA: French skin care brand L’Occitane has opened on Alibaba’s Tmall site, joining Estée Lauder and others. The online storefront opened Dec. 1. Alibaba had a $25 billion initial public offering of stock in September 2014.…
    01.06.15

  • Functional Ingredients | Laundry Care | Polymers | Surfactants
    Taking Cleaners to the Cleaners

    Taking Cleaners to the Cleaners

    LG revamps its Styler steam cleaning clothing machine.
    01.02.15

  • P&G Hosts Future Fabrics Forum in Berlin

    GERMANY: At P&G’s Future Fabrics forum, which was held Nov. 13 in Berlin, Ariel and Lenor/Downy brought together a prestigious mix of fashion, fabrics and human psychology experts to address the latest advances in fabrics and how unconsciou…
    12.05.14

  • Italians Use Makeup To Battle Signs of Aging

    ITALY: The desire for makeup that helps to counteract age-related skin imperfections is the biggest consumption motivator for Italians, influencing 19.4% of product consumption by volume, according to a report from Canadean, a market research firm op…
    12.05.14

  • Clariant Earns Second Unilever ‘Partner to Win Award’

    SWITZERLAND: Clariant has received the Unilever Partner to Win Award in the category “Joint Value Creation” for the second year in a row. Clariant won for its collaboration with Unilever which resulted in standardization of its globa…
    12.05.14

  • Ageless Beauty at L’Oréal

    UNITED KINGDOM: Actress Helen Mirren, 69, has been named a UK ambassador for L’Oréal Paris. The beauty brand made the announcement via Twitter. Mirren, who won an Oscar for her 2007 movie, The Queen, is also known for her acclaimed pe…
    12.05.14

  • Jumei To Sell Givenchy, Jurlique in China

    CHINA: Online beauty retailer Jumei International Holding Limited has been authorized to begin selling an exclusive set of beauty products from Givenchy and Jurlique. Jumei is selling 38 different Jurlique cosmetics products each labeled with anti…
    12.05.14

  • DSM’s ‘Power of Beauty’ On Display In-Cosmetics Asia

    THAILAND: At In-Cosmetics Asia, DSM presented a range of transformational beauty care ingredients and concepts. This is demonstrated through innovative developments, exciting new studies and breakthrough concepts in skin, sun and hair care. In a…
    12.05.14

  • Nobel Prize for Chemistry Has Beiersdorf Connection

    GERMANY: This year’s announcement of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry was especially interesting for Beiersdorf Research & Development team as it honored one of the company’s cooperation partners. Dr. Stefan Hell, director of the Max…
    12.05.14

  • Birchbox Moves into Canada

    CANADA: Birchbox has begun operations in Canada, marking the sixth country the company has expanded into since launching in the US in September 2010.  With data and insights gleaned from the success of the other four international markets it…
    12.05.14

  • Health Concerns Driving Natural/Organic Sales

    UNITED KINGDOM: A new consumer insights report by Organic Monitor reveals the major trigger for consumers to switch to natural and organic products is health concerns. A whopping 90% of UK buyers of natural and organic personal care products said…
    12.05.14

  • P&G, Argentine Authorities Clash Over Taxes

    ARGENTINA: The country continues to be a battleground for Procter & Gamble. The company temporarily suspended operations there after the country’s tax authority, which has accused the company of tax fraud, said it started meetings with P&am…
    12.05.14

  • Air Care/Environmental Fragrance | Fine Fragrance | Household Cleaning | Laundry Care
    IFRA at European Parliament Today

    IFRA at European Parliament Today

    To launch "A Sense of Reality" interactive exhibition.
    12.01.14

  • Hair Care | Household Cleaning | Laundry Care
    Entrepreneurs Are Made...Not Born

    Entrepreneurs Are Made...Not Born

    Amway survey reveals the necessary traits for startup success.
    11.18.14

  • Laundry Care | Personal Cleansers

    Clariant To Increase Production in Indonesia

    INDONESIA: Clariant will build a new production facility at its Tangerang, Indonesia site to support regional demands in the personal and home care industry. The overall investment in combined esterquat and methylquat production will add 12kt collect…
    11.03.14

  • Household Cleaning | Laundry Care

    Agaia Expands Evolve Line Distribution

    TURKEY: Agaia, Inc., maker of Evolve cleaners, detergents, degreasers  and deodorizers, has signed an exclusive distribution agreement for Turkey with Saudi-based Al Daa’ma Corporation. This new accord expands on an earlier partnership bet…
    11.03.14

  • Croda at SCS Formulate, Honored by CAFFCI

    UNITED KINGDOM: Croda will showcase its latest product launches at SCS Formulate exhibition in Coventry, UK, including Volarest FL. This unique polymer delivers controlled, targeted delivery from sprayable emulsions, novel textures that excite the us…
    11.03.14

  • Histogen To Bring CellCeuticals Range To Greater Asia

    JAPAN: Histogen Aesthetics has entered into a licensing and distribution agreement with JPGH Co., Ltd. to bring CellCeuticals Regenerative Skin Treatments to Greater Asia. JPGH, which is run by George Lee and John Paul Mitchell Systems (JPMS) co-f…
    11.03.14

  • RB Celebrates Global Handwashing Day

    AUSTRALIA: RB celebrated Global Handwashing Day with a unique virtual relay. Part of the global ‘Give Life a Hand’ campaign that spanned across 27 countries, the campaign saw schoolchildren across 11 countries come together for the relay,…
    11.03.14