International

  • Kismet Jardin Wins Innovation Award

    April 1, 2014
    AUSTRALIA: Kismet Jardin has won IAIR global award for innovation and sustainability in the beauty and health category. Held at Sheraton Towers, Hong Kong, the IAIR award ceremony was attended by more than 400 international guests. “The curren…


  • Surfachem Opens Tech Laboratory

    April 1, 2014
    UNITED KINGDOM:  Surfachem has opened a new technical laboratory within the 3M Buckley Innovation Centre at The University of Huddersfield, Yorkshire, UK.  The laboratory will become a focal point for the development of new formulations and…


  • Manicures with Olympic Flair

    April 1, 2014
    RUSSIA: Canadian Olympians and P&G sponsored athletes Maëlle Ricker (left) and Tessa Virtue (right) dropped in to the P&G Family Home in Sochi for a CoverGirl manicure. …


  • ZO Medical Entering Middle East Market

    ZO Medical Entering Middle East Market

    March 31, 2014
    Dr. Obagi to roll out skin care line at Dubai World Derm & Laser Conference.


  • China AIC Levies Fines Against Nu Skin

    China AIC Levies Fines Against Nu Skin

    March 24, 2014
    Firm says it continues to believe in potential of market.


  • Amway Enters Kazakhstan

    Amway Enters Kazakhstan

    March 19, 2014
    Direct seller sets up HQ in Almaty.


  • Venezuela Takes Its Toll on FMCG Companies

    Venezuela Takes Its Toll on FMCG Companies

    March 7, 2014
    Avon, P&G and others note the drag on 2013 results.


  • 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…


  • Avon and Korres Enter Pact in Latin America

    March 5, 2014
    GREECE: Korres has granted Avon Products Inc. exclusive rights to develop, manufacture and market its products in Latin America. This long-term strategic alliance includes all major markets where Avon operates in Latin America, and provides Avon the…


  • Benefit Opens First Shop in France

    March 5, 2014
    FRANCE: Benefit Cosmetics has opened its first store in France in the Montorgueil quarter of Paris. According to Benefit’s parent company LVMH, the Paris store places a particular emphasis on services such as waxing, airbrush tans, false eyelas…


  • Mandom’s Gatsby Comes to London

    March 5, 2014
    UNITED KINGDOM: Japan’s popular men’s grooming brand Gatsby is moving into the British market with the arrival of its top-styling product, Moving Rubber, in London. The Moving Rubber hair wax series is a leader in the Japanese men’…


  • Market for Body Contouring Devices To Double by 2022

    March 5, 2014
    LATIN AMERICA: Medical tourism and a high level of aesthetic consciousness will drive strong growth in the Latin American market for body contouring devices, according to Decision Resources Group (DRG). High patient demand will be particularly eviden…


  • Voya Signs Its First Brand Ambassador

    March 5, 2014
    IRELAND: Katie McAnena splits her days between her full-time job as a surgeon, as well as her career as a professional windsurfer—and now she has become the very first ambassador for Irish beauty brand Voya.   Between winning competitions…


  • CIMS Launches In United Kingdom

    March 5, 2014
    UNITED KINGDOM: International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA) has chosen the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland as the first countries outside of the US and Canada in which to launch its Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS). The progra…


  • China Will Tighten Direct Sales Rules

    China Will Tighten Direct Sales Rules

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