International

  • Cosmoprof in Brazil Is a Success

    March 4, 2008
    BRAZIL: The first edition of the Cosmoprof Experience, a Cosmoprof project destined to develop in the medium term and to generate the new edition of Cosmoprof Latin America already in 2009, was held on Jan. 8-11 in the framework of the Rio Fashion We…


  • Kao Gains Shelf Space At Major Asian Retailers

    March 4, 2008
    JAPAN: Kao Corporation is joining forces with 25 major retailers in Asia outside Japan, including Indonesia’s Matahari and Malaysia’s Giant. Kao hopes to achieve annual growth of more than 10% in Asian sales and seeks to narrow the lead o…


  • Men’s Cosmetics Strong in 2007

    March 4, 2008
    HONG KONG: According to the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, at the cosmetics counters in the Dongfang Commercial Building and in the Intime Department Store, a growing range of men’s items are on the shelves, ranging from cologne, shaving…


  • Analysts Warm to Kao’s Sales Despite Profit Drop

    March 4, 2008
    JAPAN: Although Kao Corp.’s profit edged down in the April-December term due to higher material costs, analysts are giving a thumbs up to the firm’s solid domestic sales of personal care and consumer goods. Kao reported a 2% year-on-ye…


  • Unilever’s Second Rainwater Harvesting Plan in India

    March 4, 2008
    INDIA: Greening Barrens is Hindustan Unilever Ltd.’s new corporate social responsibility program at Mandka Village in Vidarbha, reported The Hindu Business Line. According to the The Hindu Business Line, this is the second rainwater-harvest…


  • Cologne Gains Traction Among Men in Japan

    March 4, 2008
    JAPAN: A Nikkei Weekly point-of-sale (POS) survey shows Unilever’s new brands rank first through third among top 10 bestsellers as young men grow concerned about body odor. While long-established brands tend to be the bestsellers, Unilever Jap…


  • Henkel Aims to Boost Presence in India

    March 4, 2008
    INDIA: Henkel India says its latest initiative, “May I Help You?”, aims to build the brand by making the corporate identity more visible. Trained assistants will aid customers to shop around the store and provide advice on the catego…


  • Shiseido Creates Novel Hyaluronic Acid Molecule

    March 4, 2008
    JAPAN: Shiseido Co. has developed technology for producing hyaluronic acid with less than one-1,000th the molecular weight of conventional products, according to Nikkei Weekly. The supershort hyaluronic acid molecule has two repeats of glucuronic…


  • NHT Holds Ceremony in Taiwan

    March 4, 2008
    TAIWAN: International direct selling company Natural Health Trends Corp. (NHT) held an annual recognition ceremony on Jan. 12 to celebrate last year’s outstanding sales performance. About 600 guests attended this recognition and celebration…


  • The Soil Association Bans Nano Ingredients

    February 7, 2008
    UNITED KINGDOM: In what is thought to be the first-ever regulation of nanotechnology, a British organic certifier will prohibit the inclusion of manufactured nanoparticles in products. The new ban was put in place by the Soil Association, t…


  • Indena Acclaimed by SiCC

    February 7, 2008
    ITALY: Indena has won the 2007 Mauro Prevedello Prize, awarded by the Italian Society of Chemistry and Cosmetology (SiCC) for the most effective technical-scientific communication addressed to professionals. Indena’s communication work on &l…


  • Ottawa Considers Phosphates Ban

    February 7, 2008
    CANADA: The federal government is considering banning phosphates in a variety of household and industrial products, according to The Canadian Press. Environment Canada plans to hire experts to analyze the “socioeconomic and environmental impac…


  • Cosmetics Exhibition Comes To Ho Chi Minh City

    February 7, 2008
    VIETNAM: Around 200 companies from 25 countries and territories will participate in an exhibition on cosmetics, beauty care and spas in Ho Chi Minh City in April. The organizers, Malaysia’s ACMI Services and Vietnam’s Minh Vi Exhibiti…


  • Unilever Signs with IBM For Latin American Operations

    February 7, 2008
    BRAZIL: IBM announced it has signed an agreement with Unilever to transform and manage strategic sourcing and procurement operations for the company’s Latin American operations. The five-year agreement is an expansion of an existing global a…


  • Skinvisible Signs Marketing Agreement for India

    February 7, 2008
    INDIA: Skinvisible, Inc. announced that it has signed a marketing agreement with Avani International for India. This follows Skinvisible’s recent announcement that it was granted a comprehensive patent in India for Skinvisible’s propr…