International

  • Pierre Fabre Donates Equity Interest to Fabre Foundation

    October 7, 2008
    FRANCE: In what is being called an effort to secure the long-term independence of Pierre Fabre SA, Pierre Fabre has donated 100% of the equity of Pierre Fabre Participation, a holding company with a 60% share in Laboratoires Pierre Fabre, to the Pier…


  • International

    October 1, 2008
    Pierre Fabre Donates Equity Interest to Fabre Foundation FRANCE: In what is being called an effort to secure the long-term independence of Pierre Fabre SA, Pierre Fabre has donated 100% of the equity of Pierre Fabre Participation, a holding compan…


  • Paris To Host 20th Anniversary In-Cosmetics Show

    September 11, 2008
    FRANCE: Mark your calendars! In-Cosmetics will celebrate its 20th anniversary in Paris, Porte de Versailles, April 13-15, 2010. The first In-Cosmetics, held in 1990 in Birmingham, UK attracted 900 visitors and 60-plus exhibitors. Today, the event…


  • Kaya Opens Eighth Skin Clinic

    September 11, 2008
    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Kaya Skin Clinic, an international chain of skin clinics, has opened a new branch in the Al Buhaira Corniche, Sharjah. The new spot, Kaya Skin Clinic’s eighth in the UAE, will provide an entire range of skin and hair care…


  • Singapore To Host In-Cosmetics Asia 2009

    September 11, 2008
    SINGAPORE: In-Cosmetics has announced details of its 2009 show in Asia as well as a new collaboration with the IFSCC’s 2009 Conference. In keeping with its tradition of rotating around Asia—including Bangkok this November—the next…


  • Good Weather Boosts Godrejs Keyline Sales

    September 11, 2008
    UNITED KINGDOM: Sunny weather in the British Isles has led UK-based Keyline Brands, owned by India’s Godrej Group, to grow more than 60% this year. Products such as Perspirex antiperspirant and P-20 sun care have been doing well, primarily due…


  • Boots Inks Deal in India, Adds Summer No. 7 Range in Dubai

    September 11, 2008
    INDIA: Boots Company has inked a deal with Reliance Retail (RRL) to enter India’s health and wellness market. The two firms have formed a JV for wholesale business and will operate stores through a franchisee agreement. In other news, Boot…


  • Laboratoires Srobiologiques To Present at In-Cosmetics

    September 11, 2008
    INDIA: At In-Cosmetics India 2008, which will be held Sept. 17-18 in Mumbai, Cognis Care Chemicals and Laboratoires Sérobiologiques (LS) will present a variety of natural-based personal care and home care ingredients that are in line with the…


  • Smaller Packages, Same Price for Detergents

    September 11, 2008
    JAPAN: Leading detergent makers are embarking on changes that effectively raise prices of their powder detergent products. According to reports, Procter & Gamble Japan KK will maintain the price of its Bold detergent but will cut it by 100g…


  • NPD Launches BeautyTrends Service in Spain

    September 11, 2008
    SPAIN:  The NPD Group Inc. has launched its BeautyTrends panel in Spain to measure the prestige beauty market through retail sell-through data. NPD BeautyTrends and IRI InfoScan have also joined efforts to offer the most comprehensive vision of…


  • Cognis Sells Stake in Oleochemical JV

    September 11, 2008
    SINGAPORE: Cognis has sold its 50% stake in Cognis Oleochemicals, a joint venture with Sime Darby Plantation Sdn Bhd, to PTT Chemical International Private Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of PTT Chemical Public Company Limited. The deal was valued at…


  • Cosmoprof Asia is Nov. 12-14

    September 11, 2008
    HONG KONG: Cosmoprof Asia will be held Nov. 12-14 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center. The show will cover 48,000 square meters with exhibitors from 40 countries and regions as well as 17 national and group pavilions. Show organizers…


  • Lauder Takes Stake in Forest Essentials

    September 11, 2008
    INDIA: The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. has purchased a minority stake in Forest Essentials, a privately held Indian company that manufactures, markets and sells beauty products based on Ayurvedic formulations. Terms of the agreement were not d…


  • Lion Corp. Commits to Eco First Program

    September 11, 2008
    JAPAN: In response to the Eco First Program being promoted by the Ministry of the Environment, Lion Corp. has unveiled its medium- to long-term environmental protection goals, which stress environment-friendly products as part of Lion’s “…


  • J&J Acquires Chinas Dabao Cosmetics Co. Ltd.

    September 11, 2008
    CHINA: Johnson & Johnson (China) Investment Co., Ltd. has acquired Beijing Dabao Cosmetics Co., Ltd., which touts a wide range of personal care brands in the country, including brands such as Sod Milk, Beauty Day Cream and Sod Protein Milk.…