• 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…

  • P&G To Build Second Plant In Indonesia

    February 7, 2014
    INDONESIA: According to a report in the Jakarta Post, Procter & Gamble plans to invest $100 million in a second plant, which will be built near its existing facility in Karawang, West Java. In addition, the Warsaw Business Journal reports that Pr…

  • Clariant To Acquire Masterbatch Producer

    February 7, 2014
    INDIA: Clariant will acquire Plastichemix Industries, a masterbatch business in India. Located in Vadodara with production facilities in Rania, Kalol and Nandesari in Gujarat, Plastichemix Industries is a leading supplier of black, white, filler and…

  • China Exodus?

    February 7, 2014
    CHINA: Suddenly, there’s a rush to the exit of what, until months ago, was considered the world’s fastest-growing consumer product market.  In the past several weeks, L’Oréal announced it was pulling its Garnier brand in…

  • Voya Signs First Brand Ambassador

    Voya Signs First Brand Ambassador

    January 31, 2014
    Irish beauty brand taps professional windsurfer and surgeon Katie McAnena.

  • Nu Skin Fights Back

    Nu Skin Fights Back

    Tom Branna||January 15, 2014
    Responds to critical article about its operations in China

  • Silab Opens Unit in Singapore

    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor||January 15, 2014
    Fatima-Zahra Rzin tapped to lead unit covering SE Asia.

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    L'Oréal Deal for Magic Holdings Moves Ahead

    Christine Esposito, Associate Editor||January 14, 2014
    Transaction expected to close in Q2.

  • Brazil Is in Focus
at In-Cosmetics

    Brazil Is in Focus at In-Cosmetics

    Tom Branna||January 9, 2014
    Accounts for nearly 60% of Latin American cosmetics sales.

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    L'Oréal Pulls Brand from China

    January 8, 2014
    Garnier is out, Maybelline and L'Oréal Paris will stay