International

  • Oriflame Opens New R&D Center In Ireland

    December 8, 2008
    IRELAND: Swedish cosmetics firm Oriflame has opened its new, $3 million research and development center at Bray Business Park in County Wicklow, Ireland. First opened in 2000 with 28 scientists, the R&D center was originally planned to employ a…


  • Sunstar Markets Cosmetics Made with Synthetic Collagen

    December 8, 2008
    JAPAN: According to published reports, Sunstar Inc. is selling a new line called Equitance Vitology, which is comprised of three cosmetic products made from synthetic collagen. Products are available in liquid, lotion and cream forms and boast a 40%…


  • Beiersdorf Sells Bode Chemie to Paul Hartmann

    December 8, 2008
    GERMANY: Paul Hartmann AG has signed an agreement with Beiersdorf AG to acquire a 100% interest in Beiersdorf’s affiliate Bode Chemie GmbH & Co. KG. The purchase agreement includes a long-term guarantee for Bode’s Hamburg locations. O…


  • International

    December 2, 2008
    Beiersdorf Sells Bode Chemie to Paul Hartmann GERMANY: Paul Hartmann AG has signed an agreement with Beiersdorf AG to acquire a 100% interest in Beiersdorf’s affiliate Bode Chemie GmbH & Co. KG. The purchase agreement includes a long-t…


  • Symrise Sponsors Six Scents To Benefits AIDS Research

    November 17, 2008
    GERMANY: Symrise sponsored the international “Six Scents” project in which six perfumers worked with fashion designers to create exclusive fragrances. The scents will be sold in the world’s most prestigious boutiques and department…


  • Sephora Acquires Stake In Russias Ile de Beaut

    November 17, 2008
    RUSSIA: Sephora SA has acquired a 45% stake in the Russian perfumery chain Ile de Beauté, a move that fits well with the retailer’s strategy to expand into markets with strong potential. The accord also gives Sephora the option to becom…


  • Cussons Readying Website For Imperial Leather Skin Bliss

    November 17, 2008
    UNITED KINGDOM: PZ Cussons is developing a website for its new Imperial Leather Skin Bliss moisturizing shower lotion. Cussons has enlisted Code Computerlove to build the soon-to-launch website, which will be posted at www.skinbliss.co.uk. The Manch…


  • LOral To Sell Wales Site To Fareva

    November 17, 2008
    UNITED KINGDOM: According to a report on WalesOnline, L’Oréal plans to sell its Llantrisant, Wales site to Fareva, a Paris-based beauty products manufacturer. The factory manufactures shampoos, conditioners and styling products that are…


  • ASA Tells Avon To Pull Ad

    November 17, 2008
    UNITED KINGDOM: In early October, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA)—an independent body set up by the advertising industry to police the content of advertisements, sales promotions and direct marketing in the UK—ordered Avon to ce…


  • Talking Washing Machine to Debut in China

    November 17, 2008
    CHINA: A talking washing machine using voice recognition technology created by Santiaga Technologies Ltd., an Israeli start-up firm, will debut in China in a few months. In an agreement signed in 2007 by Santiaga, Haier Electronics Group Co. Ltd. wil…


  • Dr. Straetmans Expands Distribution in Europe

    November 17, 2008
    GERMANY: Biesterfeld Spezialchemie GmbH and Dr. Straetmans GmbH, Hamburg Germany, have inked a distribution partnership for Eastern European countries. Effective Oct. 1, Biesterfeld Spezialchemie GmbH, also based in Hamburg, is the exclusive marketi…


  • Zepter To Set Up JV in India

    November 17, 2008
    INDIA: Zepter International Group, Zurich, plans to set up a direct-sales joint venture company in India. According to a report in the Hindu Business Line, Zoran Vajovic, managing director of Zepter International India Pvt. Ltd., told news reporters:…


  • Vertellus To Increase Vitamin B3 Production

    November 17, 2008
    CHINA: Vertellus Specialties Inc. will expand its vitamin B3 manufacturing capacity in Nantong, Jiangsu, China, as part of an aggressive plan to increase its presence in the region. The company will build a 3-cyanopyridine production unit at Nantong…


  • P&G To Build Factory in Urlati, Romania

    November 17, 2008
    ROMANIA: Procter & Gamble plans to invest approximately $88 million in a new factory for personal hygiene products in Urlati, north of Bucharest. According to published reports, production in the new greenfield factory will begin in the first hal…


  • In-Cosmetics India Draws Record Crowd in Mumbai

    November 17, 2008
    INDIA: In-Cosmetics India 2008, held Sept. 17-18 in Mumbai, recorded its best attendance since its debut two years ago, with 2,418 unique visitors, a 54% increase over 2007. Visitor satisfaction was at an all-time high, according to show organizers,…