International

  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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,…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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 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…


  • In-Cosmetics 2013 Preps for Paris

    January 25, 2013
    FRANCE: Home to some of the world’s most famous cosmetics and personal care brands, Paris should prove to be the perfect host for In-Cosmetics as it returns to the French capital on April 16-18, 2013. According to organizers, the show will feat…


  • Sustainable Cosmetic Summit Outlines 2013 Editions

    January 25, 2013
    HONG KONG & PARIS: The aim of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit, which is organized by Organic Monitor, is to encourage sustainability in the beauty industry by bringing together key stakeholders to debate major sustainability issues in a high-lev…


  • Galderma Acquires Spirig

    January 25, 2013
    SWITZERLAND: Galderma Pharma S.A, the L’Oréal owned global specialty pharmaceutical company focused on dermatology, has acquired dermatological products producer Spirig. Spirig’s products treat conditions such as solar damage and…


  • To Russia with Love For Cle de Peau

    January 25, 2013
    RUSSIA: Cosmetics giant Shiseido Co is ramping up marketing of Cle de Peau Beaute, its upscale makeup brand, in Russia. The Japanese firm rolled out its pricey line at the Tsum department store in central Moscow in 2012 and plans to open four to fiv…


  • Who Are China’s ‘Little Emperors’?

    January 25, 2013
    CHINA: Following China’s One-Child Policy in 1979, more than eight in ten Chinese families in tier 1 and tier 2 cities now have only one child—the pampered generation of “Little Emperors”—of whom there are now 50 million…