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  • Sweetener May Promote Eyelash Growth

    JAPAN: Shiseido Co. announced that it has conducted experiments that suggest the natural sweetener stevia can promote the growth of eyelashes. The cosmetics maker cultured cells found at the root of the eyelash in the presence of steviosides,…
    04.11.06

  • Super Sol Takes Unilever Products Off Shelves

    ISRAEL: Super Sol recently began removing Unilever products from shelves following a recent contract disagreement with Unilever over higher margins and better terms of trade for the supermarket chain in 2006. Super Sol removed leading Unilever…
    04.11.06

  • Study Raises Questions

    KENYA: Popular products used to disinfect lab and hospital surfaces are not strong enough to kill the disease-causing bacteria, according to a new study. The study by Dr. Willie Githui of the Kenya Medical Research Institute found that to eff…
    04.11.06

  • Skin and Formulation Symposium Set For France

    FRANCE: The “Skin and Formulation 2nd Symposium” will take place on October 9 and 10, in the “Palais des Congrès,” Versailles. The program will focus on advances in topical formulations for improved skin delivery. There…
    04.11.06

  • Beiersdorf Realigns

    GERMANY: Beiersdorf AG’s European consumer supply chain is being realigned. In February, the company transfered product groups from Hamburg, Germany to Argentona, Spain. All affected employees were offered new positions in other areas in Hambur…
    04.11.06


  • Procter & Gamble Puts Hold on Argentine Prices

    ARGENTINA: Procter & Gamble Co. has agreed to freeze prices on 31 products in Argentina after the country’s president started asking consumer products makers to stop raising prices for at least a year. The efforts by president Nestor Kirch…
    03.09.06

  • Sunscreens with New Functions for Sale in Japan

    ● TOKYO: Three major Japanese cosmetics manufacturers are set to introduce sunscreens featuring distinct new functions. Shiseido Co. will release sunscreens under the Anessa brand that can be easily washed away without the use of a specia…
    03.09.06

  • SCJs Philippines Unit

    THE PHILIPPINES: Reinhard A. Schellner, general manager of SC Johnson & Son, Inc. in the Philippines, announced that it is locally manufacturing household cleaning product Mr. Muscle. Introduced in the Philippines last year, Mr. Muscle is w…
    03.09.06

  • P&G Chemicals Ceases

    UK: P&G Chemicals has ceased glycerin production at its West Thurrock plant in London. The site produced approximately 12,500 tons of glycerin and employed almost 400 people, ten of those in the glycerin refinery business. Those affected by the c…
    03.09.06

  • Ajinomoto To Sell Lipsticks with Amino Acids

    ● TOKYO: The Ajinomoto Company plans to expand the lineup of its Jino brand of cosmetics by offering lipsticks containing eight types of amino acids. The amino acids, which include alanine, proline and arginine, help keep lips moist and m…
    03.09.06

  • Beraca Takes First Place in Von Martius Tech Award

    BRAZIL: Beraca Ingredients recently won the Von Martius Environmental Award in the technology category. The award recognizes the ecological contribution of companies, public organizations and individuals who promote economical, social and cultural de…
    02.14.06

  • InterCHARM 2005

    InterCHARM 2005 Is a Success l RUSSIA: InterCHARM’s 12th global beauty event took place on Nov. 10-14 at the Moscow Solokniki exhibition center. According to organizers, ExpoMediaGroup Staraya Krepost, the largest industry expo in eas…
    02.14.06

  • Shiseido Takes

    Shiseido Takes Skin Care to China l JAPAN: Shiseido Co. will start selling skin care “pharmaceuticals” in China in an attempt to keep in step with rival Japanese drug manufacturers. They will partner with Pharmalink, a pharmaceuticals…
    02.14.06

  • New Products To Boost Malaysian Amway Sales

    MALAYSIA: Amway Holdings Bhd will launch new products and begin marketing promotions to increase sales this year, said managing director Low Han Kee. The company expected demand to remain sluggish owing to the global slowdown resulting from contin…
    02.14.06

  • Kao Gets Green Light

    Kao Gets Green Light To Buy Kanebo l JAPAN: Kao has received the go-ahead to buy Kanebo and Kanebo Cosmetics, Japan’s second biggest cosmetics business after Shiseido, in a stock deal valued at $2.27 billion from the Industrial Revitalizat…
    02.14.06

  • Indena To Sell Extracts

    ITALY: The Italian Group Indena has disclosed a preliminary agreement to transfer its cosmetic fluid extract lines, including the Phytelene and Cosmelene brands, to the French phytocosmetic specialists Greentech SA. The deal follows Indena’s de…
    02.14.06

  • Japan Approves Preservative

    l JAPAN: Arch Personal Care Products, L.P. has announced that polyaminopropyl biguanide, the active ingredient in Cosmocil CQ, has been approved by the Japanese Pharmaceutical and Food Safety Bureau and added to its positive list of preservatives. Th…
    02.14.06

  • Charterhouse Capital Buys Nocib Majority Stake

    Charterhouse Capital Buys Nocibé Majority Stake l FRANCE: Three investors in French perfumery chain Nocibé have decided to sell their stake in the retailer. Bridgeport Capital, Three Cities Research and Intermediate Capital Group ha…
    02.14.06

  • Toly Opens New

    Toly Opens New Factory in China l CHINA: Toly Products, European cosmetic packaging manufacturers, recently opened a new factory in Shenzhen, China. Toly China was formed last year as a joint venture between Toly, Pentagon and Wilson Lam of Chi…
    02.14.06