International

  • Health Canada OKs Tria Beauty’s At-Home Laser

    January 30, 2013
     CANADA: Tria Beauty Inc. has received approval from Health Canada for its Skin Rejuvenating Laser for the treatment of wrinkles, skin discoloration and rough skin. The device uses non-ablative laser technology to deliver microscopic laser…


  • Active Concepts Taps Forte Ingredients

    January 30, 2013
    CANADA: Forte Ingredients Inc. is now distributing the Active Concepts product line across Canada. Active Concepts is a leading manufacturer of specialty cosmetic and personal care ingredients, with a focus on extraction technology, biofermentat…


  • Sixth IFRA Compliance Cycle Is Clear

    January 30, 2013
    GERMANY: The sixth cycle of the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) Compliance Program, covering the period of May 2011 to May 2012, did not find any substances in violation of the IFRA Code of Practice in any of the selected products, th…


  • São Paulo Hosts Sustainable Cosmetics Summit

    January 30, 2013
    BRAZIL: Organic Monitor is taking its Sustainable Cosmetics Summit to Latin America. Taking place in São Paulo, Sept. 24-26, the summit tackles major business and technical issues associated with green cosmetics and sustainability. Focal…


  • Colgate Plans Expansion In India

    January 30, 2013
    INDIA: Colgate-Palmolive plans to expand capacity in India by opening its fifth production facility in the country with an investment of $20 million, according to a report posted on the Forbes.com website. Colgate controls approximately half of…


  • Naturex Educates, Assists Those In Need

    January 30, 2013
    FRANCE: The Naturex Foundation is an independent entity with its own resources, which supports in particular education, medicine, and basic necessities in communities from which Naturex derives plant materials, outside of any economic interest.…


  • Make Up in Paris Attendance Rises

    January 30, 2013
    FRANCE: The total number of visitors to third edition of Make Up in Paris was up 13% over the 2,100 who attended the previous year’s event. The number of foreign visitors has skyrocketed with a 45% increase over 2011, according to show org…


  • Fujifilm To Expands Cosmetics Operations

    January 30, 2013
    JAPAN: Fujifilm Corp. plans to ramp up foreign sales of cosmetics products, entering new markets in Asia and Europe this year, according to reports from The Nikkei. Fujifilm Holdings Corp. plans to start selling its Astalift skin care line and…


  • Revlon Taps Leading Makeup Artist in Middle East

    January 30, 2013
    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Revlon has appointed Basma Masri as its new makeup artist and brand ambassador for the Middle East. “Revlon is a name synonymous to beauty, glamour and quality. These are words that define what beauty means to me and…


  • Silab Goes Mobile

    January 30, 2013
    FRANCE: A few months after the launch of its new website, Silab has rolled out a mobile version of the site. Designed for smartphone and digital tablet users, visitors to m.silab.fr will have quick, direct access to company information, news an…


  • Mibelle Biochemistry’s Participates at Rio+20

    January 30, 2013
    BRAZIL: From June 13-22, thousands of events were held in the lead-up to and during Rio+20, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development including more than 500 official and side events at the Riocentro Convention Center. Dr. Fred Zülli, m…


  • Urban Decay Reverses Course on China

    Urban Decay Reverses Course on China

    January 30, 2013
    UD will not sell its edgy products in China. A month after announcing its intent to sell products in China, Urban Decay said it will not enter the market there due to issues stemming from the country’s policy…


  • Cruelty Free International, Body Shop Start Pledge Drive

    January 30, 2013
    UNITED KINGDOM: A global pledge to ban animal testing for cosmetics has been rolled out at more than 300 The Body Shop stores in the UK, and will roll out at The Body Shop stores in 65 countries across the world. In addition to engaging wi…


  • L’Oréal Buys Cadum

    January 30, 2013
    FRANCE: L’Oréal has acquired French soap company Cadum, the majority of which was held by investment fund Milestone. In 2011, Cadum achieved consolidated sales of approximately $74 million, $62 million of which come from France, ma…


  • P&G Inks Braun Deal with De’Longhi

    January 30, 2013
    ITALY: Italian firm De’Longhi S.p.A. and Procter & Gamble have reached an agreement for the perpetual licensing of the Braun brand, owned by P&G, for use within the small kitchen appliance, ironing and selected household appliance…