• EU, Fragrance Industry Seek Competitiveness Via Legislation

    January 6, 2015
    BELGIUM: Members of the European Parliament and the EU Commission joined members of the fragrance industry in addressing the challenges facing European industry to increase competitiveness and consumer confidence through better legislation. Julie Gir…

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

    January 6, 2015
    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 ( and a customer service team. The company also announced that it has immediate plans t…

  • L’Occitane Joins Alibaba’s Tmall

    January 6, 2015
    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.…

  • Taking Cleaners to the Cleaners

    Taking Cleaners to the Cleaners

    January 2, 2015
    LG revamps its Styler steam cleaning clothing machine.

  • P&G Hosts Future Fabrics Forum in Berlin

    December 5, 2014
    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…

  • Italians Use Makeup To Battle Signs of Aging

    December 5, 2014
    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…

  • Clariant Earns Second Unilever ‘Partner to Win Award’

    December 5, 2014
    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…

  • Ageless Beauty at L’Oréal

    December 5, 2014
    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…

  • Jumei To Sell Givenchy, Jurlique in China

    December 5, 2014
    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…

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

    December 5, 2014
    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…

  • Nobel Prize for Chemistry Has Beiersdorf Connection

    December 5, 2014
    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…

  • Birchbox Moves into Canada

    December 5, 2014
    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…

  • Health Concerns Driving Natural/Organic Sales

    December 5, 2014
    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…

  • P&G, Argentine Authorities Clash Over Taxes

    December 5, 2014
    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…

  • IFRA at European Parliament Today

    IFRA at European Parliament Today

    December 1, 2014
    To launch "A Sense of Reality" interactive exhibition.