International

  • Amway Enters Color Cosmetics Business

    January 4, 2008
    INDIA: Amway India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the $6.4 billion Amway Corporation, will enter the color cosmetics category here with a range of four nail hues, six lip shades, one eyeliner and one eyeshadow. The new products will be marketed throug…


  • Unilever Launches Signal Social Mission

    January 4, 2008
    MIDDLE EAST: Unilever Oral Care, the manufacturer of Signal toothpaste, has launched the Signal Social Mission in the Middle East, which will have the single focus of encouraging children to brush twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste. The ann…


  • Kao Angles Toward Skin-Lightening Products

    January 4, 2008
    JAPAN: Kao Corp. researchers have discovered that melanocytes, which are located in the bottom layer of the skin epidermis, are not the only cells involved in determining skin color. The company has found that keratinocytes affect the activity of mel…


  • Episciences Strikes Deal With UK, China Distributors

    January 4, 2008
    UK: Episciences, Inc. of Boise, ID, signed distribution agreements with Eden Aesthetics of Danbury, England and HYC of Hong Kong. Eden Aesthetics is a distributor of personal care products to physicians, estheticians and beauty therapists in the…


  • Kracie Home Products To Debut Amino Acid-Based Cosmetics

    January 4, 2008
    JAPAN: Kracie Home Products Ltd. this year plans to introduce a line of cosmetics based on amino acids that are used in a wide range of foods. The mid-priced products, which include beauty essences and other skin care items, will be sold at drug stor…


  • Cosmoprof Attracts A Global Audience

    January 4, 2008
    ASIA: International attendance rose 5% at Cosmoprof Asia. By country, the show attracted top 10 buyers from China, Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines and the U.S. for a total of over 37,000 visitors. A…


  • Lonza Celebrates Opening Of Canada Facility

    January 4, 2008
    CANADA: Lonza held an opening event for its newly-acquired plant in Shawinigan, Canada. The plant is dedicated to the production of Pro-KTM, which is a new addition to Lonza’s nutrition portfolio. The plant just successfully passed its ISO-9001…


  • CND Welcomes New Distributors In United Kingdom, Ireland

    January 4, 2008
    UNITED KINGDOM: CND, a marketer of professional nail, hand and foot beauty products, added two distributors in the United Kingdom (UK) and Ireland. In the UK, CND products will be represented by Sweet Squared, a new distribution company that ha…


  • Cognis Expands Its Sterol Ester Plant in Germany

    January 4, 2008
    GERMANY: Global specialty chemicals supplier Cognis has expanded its sterol ester production capacities at its plant in Illertissen, Germany. The new facility at the company’s international Nutrition & Health Competence Center is used for t…


  • Kitchen Detergents Market Temporarily Drops

    December 4, 2007
    JAPAN: Domestic shipments of kitchen detergents dropped 4.2% to $391 million in 2006. However, the decline in market price appeared to be coming to an end as demand for detergents for washer/dryers as well as high-performance products was expanding.…


  • Toothpaste Shipments Rise in Past Year

    December 4, 2007
    JAPAN: Domestic shipments of toothpaste in 2006 rose 2.4% to $733 million. The more expensive, high-value-added products, designed to be effective in preventing dental diseases and bad breath, showed strong sales, causing the average unit price of to…


  • Sircuit Branches Out

    December 4, 2007
    AUSTRALIA: Sircuit Cosmeceuticals, Inc. has added Australia and New Zealand to its distribution roster by partnering with Inskin Cosmetics Group Pty. Ltd. Based in Los Angeles, CA, Sircuit is considered to be the leader in the formulation of advanced…


  • Aveda Supports Nepals Forest With Holiday Gift Project

    December 4, 2007
    INDIA: As part of the 2007 Holiday Gift Collection, Aveda is introducing a gift box wrapped entirely in Lokta paper from Nepal, a craft that has survived more than 500 years. Aveda joined a partnership of Non Government Organizations (NGO) and lo…


  • Domestic Cosmetic Shipments Decrease

    December 4, 2007
    JAPAN: Domestic shipments of cosmetics dropped 1.2% to $11.2 billion in 2006 from the previous year. Shiseido Co. remained the industry leader due to its aggressive product releases as part of its “Megabrand Strategy,” which concentrates…


  • Cosmetic Changes in China

    December 4, 2007
    CHINA: After arriving in the Chinese market last year, Oriflame, Europe’s largest cosmetic direct sales company, says it is now trying to apply for direct selling licenses in more provinces. It got its first direct selling license from the Mini…