International

  • Modi-Revlon To Target Salons

    August 6, 2008
    INDIA: Modi-Revlon, a joint venture between Modi Group and Revlon, plans to add professional beauty products targeted to beauty salons in an effort to tap into this growing market. The range, which will feature 44 SKUs, including hair color, conditio…


  • Jade To Add Capsule, Lotion Of Injectable Skin Treatment

    August 6, 2008
    CHINA: Jade Pharmaceutical—a subsidiary of AMDL, Inc., a Tustin, CA-based pharmaceuticals company—said it plans to launch capsule and lotion forms of Goodnak, its injectable anti-aging skin care product sold in China. The new formulations…


  • Eveline Expands Reach With ProConcept Marketing

    August 6, 2008
    POLAND: Eveline Cosmetics has inked an accord with Buford, GA-based ProConcept Marketing Group in which ProConcept will distribute Eveline’s products in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Barbados, Bahamas, Jamaica, Turks and Caicos and Africa. Evel…


  • German Cartel Office Fines Cosmetic Firms

    August 6, 2008
    GERMANY: Germany’s Federal Cartel Office has fined nine cosmetics companies, including some of the biggest in the industry, approximately $15 million for sharing strategic information. The companies—which include Chanel, Clarins, Cosmopol…


  • Este Lauders Jo Malone Brand Expands in Asia

    August 6, 2008
    ASIA: The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. has signed an agreement giving Lane Crawford Joyce Group exclusive distribution rights to Lauder’s Jo Malone luxury lifestyle brand in Hong Kong, Singapore, China, Taiwan, Macau, Malaysia and Indones…


  • Symrise Opens Center in China, Wins Innovation Awards

    July 14, 2008
    CHINA: On June 18, fragrance and flavor manufacturer Symrise opened its new creative center in Shanghai. The new facility will house all functions and creative resources of the scent and care division for the Chinese market and will serve as the newl…


  • Avon Earmarks Additional Funds for Chinas Reconstruction

    July 14, 2008
    CHINA: Avon Products, Inc. has committed an additional $5 million for long-term reconstruction efforts in the aftermath of the earthquake in Sichuan Province in China. The company said that the money will be donated through a specially establis…


  • Shiseido To End Sales and Marketing Quotas

    July 14, 2008
    JAPAN: Shiseido Co. plans to eliminate sales and marketing quotas for cosmetics and institute a system that focuses more on repeat customers to drive growth. According to published reports, the change will impact approximately 1000 employees at s…


  • Sabinsa Receives Funding From Indian Government

    July 14, 2008
    INDIA: Sami Labs, the research and manufacturing arm of Sabinsa Corp., has received funding from the Government of India’s Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) to perform pilot trials on two novel research projects. Sami L…


  • Nivea Wins Middle East Beauty Award

    July 14, 2008
    UAE: Nivea was named the Viva Ultimate Beauty Product at the Viva Beauty Awards, held May 14 in Dubai. The ultimate beauty award—voted for online by the magazine’s readers—was awarded to 28 products in the Middle East. In addition…


  • In-Cosmetics India To Include Spectrum, Exhibition on Color

    July 14, 2008
    INDIA: In-Cosmetics India is adding Spectrum, a new show within this year’s trade exhibition, which is scheduled for Sept. 17-18 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai. According to show organizers, Spectrum—which is being rolled out i…


  • Kao, Kanebo Integrate Logistics and Distribution

    July 14, 2008
    JAPAN: Kao Corporation and Kanebo Cosmetics Inc. have begun to integrate logistics and joint distribution of their consumer products and cosmetics, for their common customers. The goal is to more efficiently utilize logistics infrastructure, incl…


  • PhytoCellTec Malus Domestica Wins Innovation Prize

    July 14, 2008
    AMSTERDAM: The BSB Innovation Prize in actives/naturals has been awarded Mibelle Biochemistry’s PhytoCellTec Malus Domestica, the first active based on plant stem cells to protect skin stem cells. The award, which is presented by BSB Beratungs-…


  • Unilever To Acquire SIFCAs Soap Business

    July 14, 2008
    WEST AFRICA: Unilever said it will acquire the soap business of Cosmivoire, which sells its products in West Africa. Cosmivoire is a subsidiary of SIFCA, an Ivorian agro-industry company. Unilever said the deal will strengthen its consumer bus…


  • Alberto-Culver Sells Nordic Subsidiary

    July 14, 2008
    SWEDEN: Alberto-Culver has sold Cederroth International AB, its wholly owned subsidiary, to CapMan, a Nordic private equity firm. Cederroth, based in Stockholm, manufactures a diversified group of consumer products in the Nordic region and parts of E…