International

  • Nivea for Men Wins Marketing Award

    February 13, 2013
    • UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Nivea for Men was the only recipient of the Effie award in the Fragrances and Cosmetics category for the year 2012. The award recognized the effectiveness Nivea for Men’s marketing communications campaign that…


  • 2nd Asia Cosmetics Innovation Summit Begins in May

    February 13, 2013
    • CHINA: Cosmetics innovation in a global economy is the theme of the 2nd Asia Cosmetics Innovation Summit 2013, which will be held in Shanghai May 9-10. For more details on the conference program and to register, see the conference website…


  • BPI Signs Designerin Beauty Deal

    February 13, 2013
    • JAPAN: Fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa has signed a fragrance and cosmetics license with Beauté Prestige International (BPI). BPI is Shiseido’s fragrance division, whose other licenses include Issey Miyake, Narciso Rodri…


  • The Body Shop Backs Teenage Cancer Trust

    February 13, 2013
    • UNITED KINGDOM: The Body Shop has forged a partnership with Teenage Cancer Trust, the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival of young people with cancer. Under terms of the partnership, the two…


  • Univar Ireland Wins National Safety Award

    February 13, 2013
    • IRELAND: Univar Inc. has been recognized by the National Irish Safety Organization (NISO) with a distinction for high standards of health and safety at the 21st Annual Occupational Safety Awards 2012. “Univar is committed to operat…


  • Lindal Opens Brazilian Aerosol Site

    Lindal Opens Brazilian Aerosol Site

    February 13, 2013
    • BRAZIL: The Lindal Group, a leading aerosol packaging technology firm, has opened its Itupeva, São Paulo, Brazil facility, a site that is more than twice the size of its Jundiai area plant and positions the company for accelerated…


  • Sony Technology AnalyzesSkin Conditions

    February 13, 2013
    • JAPAN: Sony Corp. has reportedly developed a technology that is expected to pave the way for a compact, high-performance skin analyzer based on an image-capturing sensor used in digital cameras. The software assesses skin condition by exa…


  • Colgate-Palmolive Rolls Out Optic White in Gulf Region

    February 13, 2013
    • SAUDI ARABIA: Colgate-Palmolive Arabia has launched Optic White, a whitening toothpaste, throughout the Gulf region. “As a global leader in oral care, Colgate-Palmolive continues to deliver solutions that help improve the oral heal…


  • Clariant Acquires CRM International

    February 13, 2013
    • FRANCE: Clariant has acquired French firm CRM International, a manufacturer of natural cosmetic ingredients, as part of its strategy to develop and strengthen its industrial and consumer specialties business unit (ICS). The transaction is…


  • CESIO 2013 Is June 10-12In Barcelona

    February 13, 2013
    • SPAIN: Registration is open for the 9th World Surfactant and Business Convention, which will be held June 10-12 in Barcelona. The theme of the congress is “Surfactants Today and Tomorrow— Mapping the Megatrends.” The eve…


  • P&G To Cut 150 Jobs In Spain and Portugal

    February 13, 2013
    • SPAIN: Procter & Gamble is cutting approximately 150 jobs in Spain and Portugal following the decision to integrate hygiene company Arbora & Ausonia (A&A) into its existing operations. P&G acquired all of A&A, which m…


  • L’Oreal Expands Presence in India

    L’Oreal Expands Presence in India

    February 13, 2013
    • INDIA: L’Oréal is expanding its L’Oréal Paris makeup studios as well as so-called shop-in-shop outlets in the malls of the five top Indian cities. The company is also widening the reach of its premium brands, such a…


  • Confusion, MislabelingIn Asian Naturals Market

    January 30, 2013
    UNITED KINGDOM: Natural cosmetic sales are increasing at a fast rate in Asia, however, the market is blighted by false marketing claims, mislabeling of products and consumer confusion, according to Organic Monitor, which is based in the UK.…


  • Imedeen Oral Skin Care Officially Part of Pfizer

    January 30, 2013
    DENMARK: Pfizer Inc. has completed its previously announced acquisition of Ferrosan Consumer Health’s business, which includes dietary supplements and the Imedeen skin care range, from Altor 2003 Fund GP Limited. “Ferrosan Cons…


  • FujiFilms Expands AstaliftDistribution to Europe

    January 30, 2013
    JAPAN: FujiFilm Europe GmbH will roll out its Astalift skin care range into the European market starting next month. Since its introduction in Japan four years ago, the Astalift range has earned user acclaim among women eager to maintain youth…