International

  • Japanese Women Take to At-Home Beauty Products

    October 7, 2008
    JAPAN: More Japanese women are buying home-use beauty care products that mimic more expensive treatments available at beauty salons. Devices promising similar effects to those at beauty parlors are posting big gains, according to reports. Some of the…


  • Nivea Features New Men’s Product in TV, Print Campaign

    October 7, 2008
    INDIA: Nivea India is supporting its male grooming business with a new television commercial and print campaign. The spots feature its new whitening product, Nivea for Men Whitening & Oil Control. Part of German personal care giant Beiersdorf, Ni…


  • 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…


  • J&J Acquires China’s 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.…


  • 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 “…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Laboratoires Sérobiologiques 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…


  • 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…


  • Good Weather Boosts Godrej’s 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…