International

  • International

    January 4, 2010
    Paris Court Favors LVMH in eBay Case FRANCE: The Paris Commercial Court has ruled in favor of Parfums Christian Dior, Givenchy, Guerlain and Kenzo, and subsequently has fined eBay for the unlawful marketing of Christian Dior, Kenzo, Givenchy and…


  • International

    November 30, 2009
    Shiseido Forms JV Company in Greece GREECE: Looking to grow sales here, Shiseido International Europe S.A. has inked a joint venture agreement with Gerolymatos Cosmetics S.A., a cosmetics importer based in Athens. The joint venture, Shiseido Hel…


  • International

    International

    November 9, 2009
    Asian Firms Look to Adopt Natural, Organic Standards ASIA: A growing number of Asian natural cosmetic companies are adopting natural and organic cosmetic standards to differentiate their products. According to new research by Organic Monitor, a gr…


  • International

    International

    October 5, 2009
    Wet n Wild on Shelves at Sephora Hong Kong HONG KONG: Markwins Beauty Products has inked a deal with prestige beauty retailer Sephora to make Wet n Wild Craze Nail Lacquer available in the retailer’s Hong Kong location. The beauty retail g…


  • International

    September 3, 2009
    Cognis Endows University Chair GERMANY: Cognis is endowing a chair of communications and management of chemical processes in industry at the University of Wuppertal. The endowment is intended to promote teaching, research and development activit…


  • International

    August 5, 2009
    SC Johnson Cranks Up Windmill in The Netherlands THE NETHERLANDS:SC Johnson has started up its first windmill at its Europlant in The Netherlands. This $4.7 million investment at Mijdrecht, which is the firm’s largest European manufa…


  • International

    July 8, 2009
    Mibelle Biochemistry Opens Sales Office in France FRANCE: Mibelle Biochemistry, a Swiss-based company that specializes in the research and development of actives for the cosmetic industry, has opened a sales office in France. The new office is l…


  • International

    June 9, 2009
    Wacker Completes Shanghai Technical Center Expansion CHINA: Wacker has finished the €1 million expansion of its Shanghai Technical Center located at Shanghai Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park. The facility now houses more than 10 labs for the company…


  • International

    May 1, 2009
    Jo Malone Opens First Free Standing Shop in Singapore SINGAPORE: Jo Malone has opened its first freestanding store in Singapore. Located in the Takashimaya Shopping Centre, the 400-sq.ft. store has elements from the company’s flagship in L…


  • International

    International

    March 31, 2009
    Kawaii Tokyo Cosmetics Earns Halal Certification SINGAPORE: Force 10’s Kawaii Tokyo cosmetics and skin care brand is available in Singapore, marking the first line of Japanese produced skin care products to earn certification under the Hal…


  • International

    March 3, 2009
    Latvia’s Madara Signs UK Distribution Deal UNITED KINGDOM: Latvian natural skin care brand Madara has signed a distribution deal with Pravera Ltd., a British distributor of leading natural brands. This new four-year agreement is part of Ma…


  • International

    February 6, 2009
    Clariant Opens New Plant In Guangzhou, China CHINA: Clariant has begun production at its new manufacturing operation in Guangzhou, China. The new plant produces color and additive masterbatches for local markets and also serves as Clariant&rsquo…


  • International

    International

    January 8, 2009
    Poland’s Eveline Cosmetics Plans U.S. Market Entry POLAND: Eveline Cosmetics has signed an accord with ProConcept Marketing Group, Inc. and Kellie Olver, in which the European brand will enter the U.S. cosmetics marketplace. Eveline, based…


  • 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…


  • 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%…