International

  • Coty Teams Up with LG in South Korea

    August 31, 2012
    • SOUTH KOREA: Coty Inc. and LG Household & Health Care have created Coty Korea, a joint venture established to expand the presence of both companies in the Korean cosmetics market. According to Coty, the partnership marks an important…


  • 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 carc…


  • CP Kelco Appoints Azelis in China, Hong Kong

    August 31, 2012
    • CHINA: CP Kelco has appointed Azelis as exclusive distributor in the People’s Republic of China and Hong Kong SAR, representing the entire product portfolio for food, beverage, consumer and industrial applications. “China is a…


  • Gattefossé Group Opens Brazilian Office

    August 31, 2012
    • BRAZIL: Gattefossé Group has created a new affiliate, Gattefossé Do Brasil, which is operating from an office in São Paulo. The unit will be led by Amanda Botelho Pimentel. The firm’s contact details are: Gattef…


  • Cosme Innovation, Cosme Tokyo Draw Nearly 17,000

    August 31, 2012
    • JAPAN: The third Cosme Innovation and the new Cosme Tokyo exhibition attracted 324 exhibitors and 16,936 visitors to Tokyo in June, well exceeding the 141 exhibitors and 9,069 visitors at the prior year’s event. In addition, the confe…


  • Symrise Signs United Nations Global Compact

    August 31, 2012
    • GERMANY: Symrise AG has joined the United Nations Global Compact, the largest voluntary corporate responsibility initiative in the world. In doing so, the company commits itself to the goals of the compact: uniting entrepreneurial activity w…


  • Registration Now Open for In-Cosmetics Asia 2012

    August 31, 2012
    • THAILAND: Reed Exhibitions has opened registration for In-Cosmetics Asia, which is scheduled for Nov. 6-8 in Bangkok, Thailand. In-Cosmetics Asia 2012 will see up to 300 industry-leading exhibitors under one roof—including well known s…


  • SC Johnson India Ranks as a ‘Best Company’

    August 31, 2012
    • INDIA: SC Johnson India is ranked No. 24 on the Great Place to Work Institute India’s “Best Companies to Work For” list among companies with up to 1,000 employees. Nearly 300 companies in that category were evaluated. The c…


  • L’Oréal Sells Cadum Home Care to Spotless Group

    August 31, 2012
    • FRANCE: L’Oréal has sold off the home care business of the Cadum Group to Eau Ecarlate SAS, which is part of Spotless Group. The business, which includes the brands Croc’Odor (odor neutralizers), Iba (air fresheners), Z…


  • Health Canada OKs Tria Beauty’s At-Home Laser

    August 31, 2012
    • CANADA: Tria Beauty Inc. has received approval from Health Canada for its Skin Rejuvenating Laser for the treatment of wrinkles, skin discoloration and rough skin. The device uses non-ablative laser technology to deliver microscopic lase…


  • 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.…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…