International

  • Ajmal Unveils Ramadan Fragrance

    January 30, 2013
    UAE: Ajmal Perfumes has rolled out Dahn Al Oudh Rabia Al Omr, a special scent designed for the season of Ramadan. Meaning “Spring of Youth,” the fragrance was created using premium quality Indian agarwood oil blended with the oudh fr…


  • L’Oréal Russia OpensAcademy in Moscow

    January 30, 2013
    RUSSIA: L’Oréal Russia has opened the L’Oréal Academy in Moscow, which will train more than 20,000 beauty professionals every year. The L’Oréal Russia Academy is a training and education center primarily d…


  • Frost & Sullivan Honors Sederma’s Legance

    January 30, 2013
    FRANCE: Frost & Sullivan recently recognized Sederma with its 2012 European New Product Innovation Award for Sederma’s Legance, anti-aging ingredient for leg care. The Award, based on Frost & Sullivan’s TEAM Research methodo…


  • Chinese Men’s Fragrance Market Is Booming

    January 30, 2013
    CHINA: While the men’s global perfume and fragrances market remains driven by celebrity endorsement and associations with success, perceptions have remained fixed in China as men often associate fragrance as a female-only category. However…


  • Mandom To Manufacture Hair Care Products in Indonesia

    January 30, 2013
    INDONESIA: Mandom Corp. is reportedly expanding production of men’s hair care products in Indonesia, starting local output of more expensive items in response to rising income levels in a leading foreign market. According to a report in Th…


  • The Time of Aerosols

    Sueli Ortega , Correspondent||January 29, 2013
    A survey conducted by Abas, the Brazilian Association of aerosols and sanitizing products, found that aerosol usage in Brazil rose 20% from 2009 to 2011 to 702 million units or 1.8 units per capita. Domestic production accounts for just 47% of the…


  • Jequiti To Grow 20% in 2012

    Sueli Ortega , Correspondent||January 29, 2013
      Jequiti Cosmeticos will invest $104 million in marketing, technology information, and innovation this year. The company will also open two distribution centers in 2012. “The growth of income of the C and D classes (middle class)…


  • The Best in Fragrance

    Sueli Ortega, Correspondent||January 29, 2013
    On Nov. 7, 2011 the Latin American fragrance industry gathered to learn the winners of the Prize Atualidade Cosmética. The event brought together more than 600 industry executives and celebrities from Brazil and around the world. The winners…


  • Brazilians Want Pearly Whites

    Sueli Ortega , Correspondent||January 29, 2013
    Brazil is the No. 3 market for oral care products, trailing only the US and China, according to Euromonitor International. Last year, toothpaste sales rose 1.7% in value terms and 2.9% in volume terms. These gains were attributed to heated competitio…


  • Macy’s Channels Brazil

    Macy’s Channels Brazil

    Sueli Ortega, Correspondent||January 29, 2013
    Each year, Macy’s, the big US department store, selects a country to highlight, and this summer Brazil is in the spotlight. Select Macy’s stores will include displays of Brazil fashions and products. One of the featured Brazilian br…


  • Hypermarcas Taps Fischer

    Sueli Ortega , Correspondent||January 29, 2013
    To facilitate its restructuring efforts, Hypermarcas has hired Nicholas Fischer, a German national, as president of its consumer division, which markets personal care brands such as Monange, Bozzano and Risqué. Prior to this appointment, Fisch…


  • O Boticario Adds Makeup

    Sueli Ortega, Correspondent||January 29, 2013
    O Boticario’s new autumn/winter 2012 makeup collection debuted during São Paulo Fashion Week. Make B., the brand’s premium makeup, features high-definition technology developed in partnership with makeup artist Fernando Torquatto,…


  • Expanded Channels

    Ally Dai, Happi China||January 29, 2013
    All these efforts reflect the SFDA’s determination to regulate cosmetics that, in turn, will make marketing cosmeceuticals even more difficult in China. Yet, the cosmeceutical market has a huge potential in China and is set to attract major pla…


  • Regulatory Dilemmas

    Ally Dai, Happi China||January 29, 2013
    While the generally understood definition of cosmeceutical is a cosmetic with some medicinal benefit, it is important to realize that there is no such term as cosmeceutical under the current regulation in China. Industry members and consumers may hav…


  • Now and Later

    Ally Dai, Happi China||January 29, 2013
    Apart from the popularity of TCM in China, a rising middle class and bigger advertising budgets are also contributing to the rapid growth of nutraceutical sales, according to Euromonitor International. The average annual disposable income in China do…