International

  • 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…


  • CPL Creates Scent For Queen of England

    January 25, 2013
    UNITED KINGDOM: CPL Aromas has created a bespoke fragrance for the Royal Society of Chemistry, which presented a specially designed bottle of perfume to Queen Elizabeth as a Christmas gift in the year of her Diamond Jubilee. The fragrance—whic…


  • L’Oréal Creates Saudi Subsidiary

    January 25, 2013
    SAUDI ARABIA: In order to reinforce its presence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, a market in which the company’s brands have been present since 1982, L’Oréal has created a new subsidiary based on a joint venture with Al Naghi Group…


  • L’Oréal Opens Hair Color Plant in Mexico

    January 24, 2013
    MEXICO: With an investment of more than $100 million, L’Oréal has opened a second plant in Mexico, which the beauty giant contends is the largest hair color production plant in the world in terms of production capacity. The new factory…


  • DKSH Acquires Staerkle & Nagler

    January 24, 2013
    SWITZERLAND: DKSH has acquired the Swiss specialty chemicals distributor Staerkle & Nagler, complementing its market leadership in Asia by strengthening the European operations of its performance materials business unit. Based in Zollikon near Z…


  • Symrise Receives Top Grade For Sustainability Efforts

    January 24, 2013
    SWITZERLAND: Symrise is one of the most sustainable chemical companies in the world, according to Oekom Research AG, a sustainability rating agency. The agency examined 101 companies in the chemical industry for their compliance with social and envir…


  • In-Cosmetics 2013 Preps for Paris

    January 24, 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 24, 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…


  • L’Oréal Expands Asian Production with New Factory

    L’Oréal Expands Asian Production with New Factory

    January 22, 2013
    L’Oréal’s new plant in Indonesia will serve as the production hub for Southeast Asia. • INDONESIA: L’Oréal has opened its largest…


  • Ashland Opens Care Specialties Tech Center in Mumbai

    November 6, 2012
    • INDIA: To better support producers of personal and home care products in India and southeast Asia, Ashland Specialty Ingredients, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc., has dedicated a new Care Specialties Technical Center in Mumbai, India.…


  • Mandom To Manufacture Hair Care Products in Indonesia

    November 6, 2012
    • 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 i…


  • Chinese Men’s Fragrance Market Is Booming

    November 6, 2012
    • 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. How…


  • Frost & Sullivan Honors Sederma’s Legance

    November 6, 2012
    • 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…