International


  • Sixth IFRA Compliance Cycle Is Clear

    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…
    01.30.13

  • São Paulo Hosts Sustainable Cosmetics Summit

    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…
    01.30.13

  • Colgate Plans Expansion In India

    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…
    01.30.13

  • Naturex Educates, Assists Those In Need

    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.…
    01.30.13

  • Make Up in Paris Attendance Rises

    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…
    01.30.13

  • Fujifilm To Expands Cosmetics Operations

    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…
    01.30.13

  • Revlon Taps Leading Makeup Artist in Middle East

    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…
    01.30.13

  • Silab Goes Mobile

    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…
    01.30.13

  • Mibelle Biochemistry’s Participates at Rio+20

    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…
    01.30.13

  • Urban Decay Reverses Course on China

    Urban Decay Reverses Course on China

    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…
    01.30.13

  • Cruelty Free International, Body Shop Start Pledge Drive

    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…
    01.30.13

  • L’Oréal Buys Cadum

    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…
    01.30.13

  • P&G Inks Braun Deal with De’Longhi

    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…
    01.30.13

  • Online Beauty Sales in China To Top $20 Billion by 2016

    CHINA: According to the new Kline & Co. report “Beauty Retailing Through Direct Sales in Emerging Markets 2011: Channel Analysis and Opportunities,” beauty sales through the internet in China have been growing at a rate of nearly…
    01.30.13

  • DuPont Tate & Lyle Brings Zemea to India

    INDIA: DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Company LLC has appointed Brenntag India Pvt. Ltd. as distributor for Zemea propanediol in India. Zemea is a natural, 100% bio-based ingredient made from corn sugar through fermentation and developed f…
    01.30.13

  • Croda Outlines Sustainability Successes in New Report

    UNITED KINGDOM: Croda has outlined the progress it is making toward its sustainability targets in the firm’s new sustainability report. This latest report provides an excellent overview of the economic, environmental and social performance…
    01.30.13

  • The Leading Innovative Products in UAE

    UAE: Nivea, Persil, L’Oréal and Dove were among the winners of the very first Product of the Year Award in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Here’s a look at winning products in the household and HBA sectors: Braun Sil-epil-Dua…
    01.30.13

  • Turkish Consumers Spend On Imported Cosmetics

    TURKEY: According to the Turkish Health Ministry, Turks spend approximately $4 billion on imported cosmetic products every year. The announcement came during Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna 2012. Turkey’s exports in cosmetics rose 50% last yea…
    01.30.13

  • NPD Reports on Prestige Beauty Industry in China

    CHINA: According to beauty market research conducted by The NPD Group, Inc., in 2011, total prestige beauty in China, increased 21% versus 2010. The skin care and makeup categories each posted healthy growth of 23% and 17%, respectively. NPD def…
    01.30.13

  • Mary Kay Bets on India

    INDIA: Mary Kay India will spend approximately $20 million in India during the next five years, as it eyes expansion in the growing market. Plans include expansion in Goa and Maharashtra with a new warehouse and more offices, according to the co…
    01.30.13