International

  • Chinese Consumers Seek Natural Hair Care Products

    August 31, 2012
    CHINA: The high profile of product safety scandals in China continues to dent consumers’ confidence and loyalty in the hair care realm, as the market is repeatedly associated with chemical ingredients that are found to be toxic or carcinogenic.…


  • Urban Decay Reverses Course on China

    August 1, 2012
    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 st…


  • Mibelle Biochemistry’s Participates at Rio+20

    August 1, 2012
    • 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 Z&uum…


  • Silab Goes Mobile

    August 1, 2012
    • 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, n…


  • Revlon Taps Leading Makeup Artist in Middle East

    August 1, 2012
    • 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…


  • Fujifilm To Expands Cosmetics Operations

    August 1, 2012
    • 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 lin…


  • Make Up in Paris Attendance Rises

    August 1, 2012
    • 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…


  • Naturex Educates, Assists Those In Need

    August 1, 2012
    • 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 intere…


  • Colgate Plans Expansion In India

    August 1, 2012
    • 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 ha…


  • São Paulo Hosts Sustainable Cosmetics Summit

    August 1, 2012
    • 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. Fo…


  • Sixth IFRA Compliance Cycle Is Clear

    August 1, 2012
    • 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…


  • Active Concepts Taps Forte Ingredients

    August 1, 2012
    • CANADA: Forte Ingredients Inc. is now distributing the Active Concepts product line across Canada. Active Concepts is a leading manufacturer of specialty cosmetic and personal care ingredients, with a focus on extraction technology, bioferm…


  • Ecolab To Provide Food Safety Training in China

    August 1, 2012
    • CHINA: Ecolab and China’s State Food and Drug Administration Institute for Executive Development (SFDAIED) are partnering to conduct food safety training that aligns with the recent introduction of China’s five-year food safety p…


  • Jo Malone Sets Up Shop in Dubai Duty Free

    August 1, 2012
    Officials from the Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (from L to R) on hand at the Jo Malone opening were Jean-Charles Seite, VP/general manager-travel retailing Europe-Middle East-Africa; Cedric Prouve, group president; Fabrizio…


  • Ecolab To Provide Food Safety Training in China

    Ecolab To Provide Food Safety Training in China

    August 1, 2012
    Ecolab To Provide Food Safety Training in China