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  • Expanded Channels

    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…
    Ally Dai, Happi China 01.29.13

  • O Boticario Adds Makeup

    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,…
    Sueli Ortega, Correspondent 01.29.13

  • Hypermarcas Taps Fischer

    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…
    Sueli Ortega , Correspondent 01.29.13

  • Macy’s Channels Brazil

    Macy’s Channels Brazil

    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…
    Sueli Ortega, Correspondent 01.29.13

  • Brazilians Want Pearly Whites

    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…
    Sueli Ortega , Correspondent 01.29.13

  • The Best in Fragrance

    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…
    Sueli Ortega, Correspondent 01.29.13

  • Jequiti To Grow 20% in 2012

      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)…
    Sueli Ortega , Correspondent 01.29.13

  • The Time of Aerosols

    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…
    Sueli Ortega , Correspondent 01.29.13

  • In-Cosmetics 2013 Preps for Paris

    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…
    01.25.13

  • Sustainable Cosmetic Summit Outlines 2013 Editions

    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…
    01.25.13

  • Galderma Acquires Spirig

    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…
    01.25.13

  • To Russia with Love For Cle de Peau

    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…
    01.25.13

  • Who Are China’s ‘Little Emperors’?

    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…
    01.25.13

  • CPL Creates Scent For Queen of England

    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…
    01.25.13

  • L’Oréal Creates Saudi Subsidiary

    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…
    01.25.13

  • L’Oréal Opens Hair Color Plant in Mexico

    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…
    01.24.13

  • DKSH Acquires Staerkle & Nagler

    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…
    01.24.13

  • Symrise Receives Top Grade For Sustainability Efforts

    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…
    01.24.13

  • In-Cosmetics 2013 Preps for Paris

    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…
    01.24.13

  • Sustainable Cosmetic Summit Outlines 2013 Editions

    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…
    01.24.13