• India Joins EU In Animal Testing Ban

    August 2, 2013
    INDIA: India has banned animal testing for cosmetics. The Bureau of Indian Standards approved the removal of any mention of animal tests from the country’s cosmetics standard. The use of non-animal alternative tests also becomes mandatory, repl…

  • Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Enters India

    August 2, 2013
    INDIA: Bobbi Brown Cosmetics has opened its first retail store in New Delhi, India. The store, which is located at an upscale New Delhi mall called Select Citywalk, offers a full range of color cosmetics, brushes and skin care products. …

  • Radiancy Acquires Distributor For No!No! Products

    August 2, 2013
    BRAZIL: PhotoMedex’s Radiancy subsidiary has acquired LK Technology Importaçăo E Exportaçăo, a privately-held distributor in Brazil, and plans to begin marketing and selling its No!No! products in Brazil as early as the third qu…

  • Zep Opens Chinese Operation

    August 2, 2013
    CHINA: Zep Inc. has opened its wholly-owned foreign entity in the People’s Republic of China. The company, registered as Jie Pu Hui Tong Trading Co. Ltd., is importing and distributing Zep Inc.’s maintenance and cleaning chemicals from th…

  • Dermalogica Bolsters FITE For Mandela Day

    August 2, 2013
    SOUTH AFRICA: To honor Mandela Day, which was July 18, Dermalogica’s Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship (FITE) organization is partnering with two organizations headquartered in Cape Town–Project Ignition of South Africa, a G…

  • Wilmar and Elevance Start Shipping from Indonesia

    August 2, 2013
    INDONESIA: Wilmar International  and Elevance Renewable Sciences have begun shipping commercial products, including novel specialty chemicals, to customers from their first joint venture biorefinery, located in Gresik, Indonesia. The biorefinery…

  • Shiseido Enters India

    Shiseido Enters India

    July 19, 2013
    Targets masstige consumers

  • Nu Skin Expands Direct Selling in China

    Nu Skin Expands Direct Selling in China

    July 18, 2013
    Approved for five more provinces, 30 districts.

  • Wilmar, Elevance Start Shipping from Indonesia

    July 18, 2013
    Biorefinery is based on proprietary methathesis technology.

  • Inter Parfums Signs License Agreement for Shanghai Tang

    Inter Parfums Signs License Agreement for Shanghai Tang

    July 15, 2013
    Establishes Hong Kong subsidiary to manage business.

  • ZO Skin Health, Inc., Pharma-e Sever Ties

    ZO Skin Health, Inc., Pharma-e Sever Ties

    July 10, 2013
    • UNITED KINGDOM: ZO Skin Health, Inc. and Pharma-e Limited have amicably severed their business relationship. The companies report that they look forward to expanding their presence in the marketplace and wish their respective companies continu…

  • AmorePacific Helps Cancer Patients

    July 10, 2013
    • CHINA: AmorePacific Corporation is helping bring out the beauty and confidence in Chinese female cancer patients via its “Make Up Your Life” campaign. The campaign is designed to help patients overcome the emotional distress and de…

  • BASF Sets Targets for Growth, Investments in Asia-Pacific

    BASF Sets Targets for Growth, Investments in Asia-Pacific

    July 10, 2013
    • JAPAN: BASF is implementing its global “We create chemistry” strategy in Asia Pacific with a set of ambitious targets and a focus on sustainability. To achieve sales of €25 billion to customers in the region by 2020, BASF&rsqu…

  • Merlot Skin Care Enters International Markets

    July 10, 2013
    • JAPAN: US-based Merlot Skin Care is expanding into five international markets. The Texas-based company takes the first steps toward going global by bringing its beauty products to Japan, Peru, Dubai, Guyana and the Ukraine. In Japan, Merlot S…

  • UK OBGYNs Target Household, Personal Care Products

    July 10, 2013
    • UNITED KINGDOM: A paper from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (RCOG) in the UK is stirring up controversy. It suggests that household cleaning products, shower gels and packaging are some of the items pregnant women should…