International

  • Shiseido Finds Growth Ingredient for Eyelashes

    Shiseido Finds Growth Ingredient for Eyelashes

    March 14, 2013
    • JAPAN: Shiseido has found that Zizyphus jujuba fruit extract is highly effective in helping eyelashes grow longer through promoting their growth rate. The company’s research will be reported at the 13th Annual Meeting of the J…


  • Stem Cell Experiment Raises Hope for Hair Loss Cure

    March 14, 2013
    • JAPAN: According to a report in the Nikkei, Keio University researchers have succeeded in regenerating part of the mechanism that produces hair, using human stem cells. The research team reportedly employed induced pluripotent stem…


  • Pola Orbis Expands in Thailand, To Consolidate Production

    March 14, 2013
    • THAILAND: Pola Orbis Holdings Inc. will partner with Thai retail firm Central Group to launch its first overseas shop selling the Three-brand natural beauty care products inside a Bangkok department store. It aims to increase directl…


  • Croda Earns Sustainability Accolades from Corporate Knights

    Croda Earns Sustainability Accolades from Corporate Knights

    March 14, 2013
    • UNITED KINGDOM: The 2013 Corporate Knights’ “Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations” report has ranked Croda as the highest placed UK-based company and placed the supplier at No. 25 in the world. The report, which is c…


  • P&G To Cut 150 Jobs In Spain and Portugal

    February 13, 2013
    • SPAIN: Procter & Gamble is cutting approximately 150 jobs in Spain and Portugal following the decision to integrate hygiene company Arbora & Ausonia (A&A) into its existing operations. P&G acquired all of A&A, which m…


  • CESIO 2013 Is June 10-12In Barcelona

    February 13, 2013
    • SPAIN: Registration is open for the 9th World Surfactant and Business Convention, which will be held June 10-12 in Barcelona. The theme of the congress is “Surfactants Today and Tomorrow— Mapping the Megatrends.” The eve…


  • Clariant Acquires CRM International

    February 13, 2013
    • FRANCE: Clariant has acquired French firm CRM International, a manufacturer of natural cosmetic ingredients, as part of its strategy to develop and strengthen its industrial and consumer specialties business unit (ICS). The transaction is…


  • Colgate-Palmolive Rolls Out Optic White in Gulf Region

    February 13, 2013
    • SAUDI ARABIA: Colgate-Palmolive Arabia has launched Optic White, a whitening toothpaste, throughout the Gulf region. “As a global leader in oral care, Colgate-Palmolive continues to deliver solutions that help improve the oral heal…


  • Sony Technology AnalyzesSkin Conditions

    February 13, 2013
    • JAPAN: Sony Corp. has reportedly developed a technology that is expected to pave the way for a compact, high-performance skin analyzer based on an image-capturing sensor used in digital cameras. The software assesses skin condition by exa…


  • Lindal Opens Brazilian Aerosol Site

    Lindal Opens Brazilian Aerosol Site

    February 13, 2013
    • BRAZIL: The Lindal Group, a leading aerosol packaging technology firm, has opened its Itupeva, São Paulo, Brazil facility, a site that is more than twice the size of its Jundiai area plant and positions the company for accelerated…


  • Univar Ireland Wins National Safety Award

    February 13, 2013
    • IRELAND: Univar Inc. has been recognized by the National Irish Safety Organization (NISO) with a distinction for high standards of health and safety at the 21st Annual Occupational Safety Awards 2012. “Univar is committed to operat…


  • The Body Shop Backs Teenage Cancer Trust

    February 13, 2013
    • UNITED KINGDOM: The Body Shop has forged a partnership with Teenage Cancer Trust, the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival of young people with cancer. Under terms of the partnership, the two…


  • BPI Signs Designerin Beauty Deal

    February 13, 2013
    • JAPAN: Fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa has signed a fragrance and cosmetics license with Beauté Prestige International (BPI). BPI is Shiseido’s fragrance division, whose other licenses include Issey Miyake, Narciso Rodri…


  • 2nd Asia Cosmetics Innovation Summit Begins in May

    February 13, 2013
    • CHINA: Cosmetics innovation in a global economy is the theme of the 2nd Asia Cosmetics Innovation Summit 2013, which will be held in Shanghai May 9-10. For more details on the conference program and to register, see the conference website…


  • Nivea for Men Wins Marketing Award

    February 13, 2013
    • UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Nivea for Men was the only recipient of the Effie award in the Fragrances and Cosmetics category for the year 2012. The award recognized the effectiveness Nivea for Men’s marketing communications campaign that…