International


  • Stem Cell Experiment Raises Hope for Hair Loss Cure

    • JAPAN: According to a report in the Nikkei, Keio University researchers have succeeded in regenerating part of the mechanism that produces hair, using human stem cells. The research team reportedly employed induced pluripotent stem…
    03.14.13

  • Pola Orbis Expands in Thailand, To Consolidate Production

    • THAILAND: Pola Orbis Holdings Inc. will partner with Thai retail firm Central Group to launch its first overseas shop selling the Three-brand natural beauty care products inside a Bangkok department store. It aims to increase directl…
    03.14.13

  • Croda Earns Sustainability Accolades from Corporate Knights

    Croda Earns Sustainability Accolades from Corporate Knights

    • UNITED KINGDOM: The 2013 Corporate Knights’ “Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations” report has ranked Croda as the highest placed UK-based company and placed the supplier at No. 25 in the world. The report, which is c…
    03.14.13

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

    • 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…
    02.13.13

  • CESIO 2013 Is June 10-12In Barcelona

    • 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…
    02.13.13

  • Clariant Acquires CRM International

    • 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…
    02.13.13

  • Colgate-Palmolive Rolls Out Optic White in Gulf Region

    • 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…
    02.13.13

  • Sony Technology AnalyzesSkin Conditions

    • 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…
    02.13.13

  • Lindal Opens Brazilian Aerosol Site

    Lindal Opens Brazilian Aerosol Site

    • 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…
    02.13.13

  • Univar Ireland Wins National Safety Award

    • 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…
    02.13.13

  • The Body Shop Backs Teenage Cancer Trust

    • 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…
    02.13.13

  • BPI Signs Designerin Beauty Deal

    • 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…
    02.13.13

  • 2nd Asia Cosmetics Innovation Summit Begins in May

    • 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…
    02.13.13

  • Nivea for Men Wins Marketing Award

    • 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…
    02.13.13

  • ICMAD Plans Cocktail PartyAt Cosmoprof Bologna

    • The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors Associa-tion (ICMAD) will host a cocktail reception during Cosmoprof Bologna. The March 8 event will enable show attendees and dignitaries to meet with ICMAD members and connect with indi…
    02.13.13

  • Asia-Pacific To Become Second Largest Surfactant Consumer by 2017

    • ASIA-PACIFIC: Global surfactant consumption is expected to grow from $27 billion in 2012 to $36.5 billion by 2017, representing a CAGR of 6.19%, according to MarketsandMarkets, a market research company. Synt…
    02.13.13

  • Oral-B Plaque Tunnel Takes Visitors ‘Inside’ Oral Care

    • GERMANY: Not your ordinary tunnel, the “Oral-B Plaque Tunnel” is making its way to seven major cities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. While inside, visitors can experience ways in whi…
    02.13.13

  • Cosmeceutical Market Growing 4.6%

    • The cosmeceuticals markets in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Japan and US was worth $30.9 billion in 2011, and is expected to post a CAGR of 4.6% to reach $42.4 billion by 2018, according to a new study by GB…
    02.13.13

  • Cosmeceutical Market Growing 4.6%

    • The cosmeceuticals markets in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Japan and US was worth $30.9 billion in 2011, and is expected to post a CAGR of 4.6% to reach $42.4 billion by 2018, according to a new study by GBI Research. Presently, cos…
    02.13.13

  • L’Oreal Expands Presence in India

    L’Oreal Expands Presence in India

    • 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…
    02.13.13