• 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…

  • Zep Moves Into China

    Zep Moves Into China

    July 10, 2013
    Importing, distributing cleaning chemicals.

  • Evonik Opens Cosmetics Innovation Center

    Evonik Opens Cosmetics Innovation Center

    July 10, 2013
    • GERMANY: Evonik Industries has opened a new innovation center for products for the cosmetics industry at its Goldschmidtstraße site in Essen. Some 90 employees of the Consumer Specialties business unit of Evonik will work in the innovati…

  • Prestige Brands Acquires Care

    Prestige Brands Acquires Care

    July 9, 2013
    Picks up Aussie OTC marketer.

  • P&G Takes on India

    P&G Takes on India

    July 3, 2013
    Enlists Bollywood actress to sell toothpaste

  • Amway To Build Second Plant in Vietnam

    June 6, 2013
    • VIETNAM: Amway is investing $20 million to build a second manufacturing plant in Vietnam. Scheduled for completion in 2015, the new facility in Binh Duong will produce the company’s Nutrilite vitamin, mineral and dietary supplements as w…

  • Record Attendance At In-Cosmetics 2013

    June 6, 2013
    • FRANCE: The 2013 edition of In-Cosmetics was the best-attended event in its history, according to show organizers. More than 9,400 unique visitors from around the globe—a 20% increase on the previous record for visitor numbers—pass…

  • Bell Flavors & Fragrances Opens Innovation Center in Mexico

    June 6, 2013
    • MEXICO:  Bell Flavors & Fragrances has opened a state-of-the-art innovation center in its Guadalajara, Mexico operation. The 900-square-meter facility, Centro Innovación Bell (CIB), uses both sustainable “green” bui…

  • Persil 2in1 Wins Product of the Year

    June 6, 2013
    • UNITED KINGDOM: As part of the 2013 Product of the Year Awards, laundry detergent Persil 2in1 was voted No. 1 in the Innovative Care Category. Product of the Year is the world’s largest consumer-voted award for product innovation. W…

  • European Travelers Demand Cleanliness

    June 6, 2013
    • SWITZERLAND: A P&G Professional European study reveals guests expect a “spring clean standard of cleanliness all year round.” According to a recent study by P&G Professional, 61% of European customers expect operators to ma…

  • LVMH Helps Restore Classic Film

    June 6, 2013
    • FRANCE: As part of its commitment to the cultural and creative heritage of France and Europe, LVMH—parent to Christian Dior, Guerlain, and Benefit Cosmetics among other beauty brands—supported the digital restoration of “The…

  • Evonik Extracts Honored At Industry Events

    June 6, 2013
    • CHINA & FRANCE: Evonik’s Tego Arjuna S was selected as an innovative product in the anti-aging category at the 2013 China Personal Care & Cosmetics Innovation Awards at PCHi 2013 in the Guangzhou Poly World Trade Center. Tego Ar…

  • Lubrizol Joins Active Organics At FCE Cosmetique 2013

    June 6, 2013
    • BRAZIL: At the FCE Cosmetique in São Paulo Brazil, May 15-17, The Lubrizol Corporation’s Personal and Home Care team introduced Active Organics, Inc. to the South Latin American market concentrating on Brazil. Active Organics, ac…

  • Beiersdorf’s New Skin Analysis Method

    June 6, 2013
    • GERMANY: Beiersdorf’s new method of skin analysis, called Maldi Imaging, combines chemical, physical and image analysis techniques to yield new information about skin biology. “With Maldi Imaging hundreds of the substances that ma…