• Mibelle Biochemistry’s Participates at Rio+20

    August 1, 2012
    • BRAZIL: From June 13-22, thousands of events were held in the lead-up to and during Rio+20, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development including more than 500 official and side events at the Riocentro Convention Center. Dr. Fred Z&uum…

  • Urban Decay Reverses Course on China

    August 1, 2012
    UD will not sell its edgy products in China. • A month after announcing its intent to sell products in China, Urban Decay said it will not enter the market there due to issues st…

  • Jo Malone Sets Up Shop in Dubai Duty Free

    August 1, 2012
    Officials from the Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (from L to R) on hand at the Jo Malone opening were Jean-Charles Seite, VP/general manager-travel retailing Europe-Middle East-Africa; Cedric Prouve, group president; Fabrizio…

  • Ecolab To Provide Food Safety Training in China

    Ecolab To Provide Food Safety Training in China

    August 1, 2012
    Ecolab To Provide Food Safety Training in China

  • A Lux Deo Heading to India

    June 29, 2012
    • MUMBAI: According to press reports, Unilever plans to expand the Lux brand into the deodorant segment in India. Unilever has expanded the 112-year-old Lux brand into a range of body and hair wash products, but this is the first time it is r…

  • Silab’s New Unit in Brazil to serve South America

    June 29, 2012
     BRAZIL: To sustain its growth and development strategy, Silab has opened Silab South America, in São Paulo, Brazil. The unit will be dedicated to the promotion of the company’s natural cosmetic active ingredients towards all direc…

  • A Lux Deo Heading to India

    June 29, 2012
    A Lux Deo Heading to India

  • PG Will Move beauty/Personal care HQ to Asia

    June 4, 2012
     SINGAPORE: Procter & Gamble will move its skin care, cosmetics and personal care headquarters from Cincinnati, OH to Singapore during the next year, bringing its office closer to the markets where steady sales growth is projected. Citing A…

  • Coty Opens New Flagship Office in Geneva

    Coty Opens New Flagship Office in Geneva

    April 30, 2012
    SWITZERLAND: Coty Inc. has opened a new corporate facility near Geneva, Switzerland. The flagship offices, located in Versoix (Canton Geneva), will complement its headquarters activities in New York and Paris, according to the company.…

  • Nutricosmetics: The Next Big Thing

    Nutricosmetics: The Next Big Thing

    April 30, 2012
    During recent interviews with China’s nutraceutical manufacturers, one of the most frequent questions I have been asking is, “what effects do you expect the upcoming Regulation on Supervision and Administration of Functional (Health) Food…

  • SC Johnson Tests Membership Club Concept in Ghana

    April 2, 2012
    GHANA: Cornell University’s Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise and SC Johnson have launched WOW, a membership-based club that offers products and services to help low-income homemakers care for their homes and families, in the village of…

  • News from Latin America

    News from Latin America

    Sueli Ortega, Correspondent||April 2, 2012
    Avon Brazil Expands Its Social Network

  • Marico Acquires Paras from Reckitt Benckiser

    March 2, 2012
     INDIA: Indian consumer products company Marico Limited has inked a deal to acquire the Paras personal care business from Reckitt Benckiser. Terms of the deal, which includes male grooming, hair care and deodorant brands such as Set Wet, Livon,…

  • Cosmeceuticals in China

    Ally Dai, Happi China||March 1, 2012
    Although the term “cosmeceutical” is difficult to define, products claiming to be cosmeceuticals are increasingly found on the shelves of drugstores and personal care stores throughout China, such as Watsons. Chinese consumers often relat…

  • Pola Acquires Jurlique International

    Pola Acquires Jurlique International

    January 10, 2012
    JAPAN: Pola Orbis Holdings Inc. has acquired Austrian firm Jurlique International Pty. Ltd., a vertically integrated leader in the natural skin care market. Founded in 1985, the company uses plants and botanicals grown on a company owned, 153-a…