• 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

  • 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

  • Commission Reviews Fragrance Allergens Program

    February 7, 2014
    BELGIUM: The first Annual Review of the IDEA Project (International Dialogue for the Evaluation of Allergens) was held in Luxembourg. The IDEA project, endorsed by the EU Commissioner for Health, is a multi-stakeholder process designed to provide a b…

  • Coty Forms JV in UAE

    February 7, 2014
    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Coty Inc. and luxury goods distributors Chalhoub Group and Jashanmal, have formed Coty Distribution Emirates LLC, a new joint venture established to strengthen Coty’s business in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This joint…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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-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…

  • 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…