International

  • Cruelty Free International, Body Shop Start Pledge Drive

    January 30, 2013
    UNITED KINGDOM: A global pledge to ban animal testing for cosmetics has been rolled out at more than 300 The Body Shop stores in the UK, and will roll out at The Body Shop stores in 65 countries across the world. In addition to engaging wi…


  • L’Oréal Buys Cadum

    January 30, 2013
    FRANCE: L’Oréal has acquired French soap company Cadum, the majority of which was held by investment fund Milestone. In 2011, Cadum achieved consolidated sales of approximately $74 million, $62 million of which come from France, ma…


  • P&G Inks Braun Deal with De’Longhi

    January 30, 2013
    ITALY: Italian firm De’Longhi S.p.A. and Procter & Gamble have reached an agreement for the perpetual licensing of the Braun brand, owned by P&G, for use within the small kitchen appliance, ironing and selected household appliance…


  • Online Beauty Sales in China To Top $20 Billion by 2016

    January 30, 2013
    CHINA: According to the new Kline & Co. report “Beauty Retailing Through Direct Sales in Emerging Markets 2011: Channel Analysis and Opportunities,” beauty sales through the internet in China have been growing at a rate of nearly…


  • DuPont Tate & Lyle Brings Zemea to India

    January 30, 2013
    INDIA: DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Company LLC has appointed Brenntag India Pvt. Ltd. as distributor for Zemea propanediol in India. Zemea is a natural, 100% bio-based ingredient made from corn sugar through fermentation and developed f…


  • Croda Outlines Sustainability Successes in New Report

    January 30, 2013
    UNITED KINGDOM: Croda has outlined the progress it is making toward its sustainability targets in the firm’s new sustainability report. This latest report provides an excellent overview of the economic, environmental and social performance…


  • The Leading Innovative Products in UAE

    January 30, 2013
    UAE: Nivea, Persil, L’Oréal and Dove were among the winners of the very first Product of the Year Award in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Here’s a look at winning products in the household and HBA sectors: Braun Sil-epil-Dua…


  • Turkish Consumers Spend On Imported Cosmetics

    January 30, 2013
    TURKEY: According to the Turkish Health Ministry, Turks spend approximately $4 billion on imported cosmetic products every year. The announcement came during Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna 2012. Turkey’s exports in cosmetics rose 50% last yea…


  • NPD Reports on Prestige Beauty Industry in China

    January 30, 2013
    CHINA: According to beauty market research conducted by The NPD Group, Inc., in 2011, total prestige beauty in China, increased 21% versus 2010. The skin care and makeup categories each posted healthy growth of 23% and 17%, respectively. NPD def…


  • Mary Kay Bets on India

    January 30, 2013
    INDIA: Mary Kay India will spend approximately $20 million in India during the next five years, as it eyes expansion in the growing market. Plans include expansion in Goa and Maharashtra with a new warehouse and more offices, according to the co…


  • Cruelty Free International, Body Shop Start Pledge Drive

    January 30, 2013
    UNITED KINGDOM: A global pledge to ban animal testing for cosmetics kicked off at more than 300 The Body Shop stores in the UK, and will roll out over the coming weeks at The Body Shop stores in 65 countries across the world. Paul McGreevy, int…


  • Nu Skin Sees ageLOC Soar in Asia

    January 30, 2013
    CHINA: Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. says it has experienced a “record-setting response” to its ageLOC product introductions in the Greater China and South Asia regions, the latest geographies to initiate orders of the company’s ag…


  • P&G Supports Canadian Athletes

    P&G Supports Canadian Athletes

    January 30, 2013
    Boxer Mary Spencer is a spokesperson for CoverGirl.  CANADA:Procter & Gamble Canada is sponsoring nine Canadian Olympic hopefuls as they prepare to represent the country at the London 2012 Olympic Games.…


  • Gervais Joins Cruelty Free International Campaign

    January 30, 2013
    UNITED KINGDOM: Ricky Gervais has signed on as an ambassador for Cruelty Free International. The comedic actor is starring in campaign video for the new global NGO, which has launched a worldwide appeal to end testing products on animals. With…


  • Garnier Ambre Solaire Supports London Games

    January 30, 2013
    UNITED KINGDOM: The London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has confirmed that Garnier Ambre Solaire has become a licensee of London 2012. Garnier Ambre Solaire will produce two of its best-selling Ambre Sol…