International


  • In-Focus Looks at the Link Between Beauty and Sex

    PARIS: A year ago, In-Cosmetics launched In-Focus, which organizers say serves as a think tank for attendees to source the latest marketing concepts and technical innovations regarding a specific subject. In 2006, the In-Focus topic was Amazonia. Thi…
    01.10.07

  • Cosmoprof Asia 2006 Draws 1000 Exhibitors

    HONG KONG: In its 11th year, Cosmoprof Asia brought together 1,000 exhibitors from 35 countries to show off innovative products and the latest trends. Cosmoprof Asia launched an International Buyer Program to draw in a group of professional and prest…
    01.10.07

  • Clara International Skin Care Now Available in Middle East

    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Clara International, one of Asia’s largest beauty groups, announced that its range of natural and effective skin care solutions are now available in the Middle East through a partnership with The Beauty Spot, a UAE-based…
    01.10.07

  • Thai Ethoxylate Opens New Fatty Alcohol Ethoxylate Plant

    THAILAND: Thai Ethoxylate Company Limited, a joint venture between Cognis Thailand Limited and PTT Chemical Public Company Limited, inaugurated a new facility in Rayong, Thailand, that will produce fatty alcohol ethoxylates mainly for customers in th…
    01.10.07

  • Givaudan Opens Flavor Center in Shanghai

    CHINA: Givaudan opened its new flavor center in Shanghai. The facility is one of the most modern and complete creation, technology and production centers in the flavor industry globally and is entirely dedicated to the Chinese market and its rising d…
    01.10.07

  • COSi Unveils Two Concept Product Lines

    U.K.: COSi developed two new product lines at a series of workshops held for international brand owners. COSi took inspiration from the fabrics and styles that will appear in mainstream fashion trends for 2007/08. New products from COSi are divide…
    01.10.07

  • Quick Spray Cleaners Win Fans in Japan

    JAPAN: Household cleaners and detergents that enable quick cleaning and laundry washing are enjoying strong demand in Japan, reflecting the increase in the number of working women. Products that can disinfect and deodorize the toilet in addition to…
    01.10.07

  • Dow Chemical Repositions Glycerin Business

    SWITZERLAND: The Dow Chemical Company decided to reposition its Optim glycerin products under the specialty chemicals portfolio with marketing and sales handled by its customer-oriented service company Safechem Europe GmbH, based in Düsseldorf G…
    01.10.07

  • Murer + Wirtz Purchase Brands From Muelhens

    GERMANY: Perfume and cosmetics manufacturer Mäurer + Wirtz has acquired four perfume brands from Muelhens GmbH & Co. These brands include Tosca, Sir Irisch Moos, Extase and 4711. The Muelhens fragrance business has been owned by Procter &…
    01.10.07

  • Rhodia Increases Specialty Surfactant Production

    INDIA: Rhodia Novecare announced the construction of a new surfactant production unit on its Roha site in the Mumbai region. The unit is expected to be operational in the fourth quarter of 2007 and will enable Rhodia to meet the demand of the home an…
    12.05.06

  • P&G To Resume

    CHINA: Procter & Gamble has received the go ahead from Chinese regulators to resume sales of SK II skin care products. SK II products will return to shelves at Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club. The skin care line’s one-month suspension e…
    12.05.06

  • SEPAWA Celebrates

    GERMANY: Executives from the soap, detergent, cosmetics and fragrance industries came out to the SEPAWA congress held in Wurzburg, Germany in October. Representatives from 28 countries participated in the exchange of interdisciplinary scientific expe…
    12.05.06

  • Natura Bisse Brings Luxury

    United Arab Emirates: Setting up its own offices in the Dubai Airport Free Zone, Dubai, cosmetics marketer Natura Bisse International SA is increasing its reach in the Middle East. Nayton Cutino has been appointed as general manager for the c…
    12.05.06

  • Henkel is Bullish on Russia

    RUSSIA: The Russian household and personal care market has been good to Henkel, the maker of Persil detergent and Fa shampoo. In fact, Russia is Henkel’s fastest-growing market, with sales topping $5 million last year. Henkel operates five prod…
    12.05.06

  • COSi Restructures Board

    UNITED KINGDOM: International cosmetics developer and contract manufacturer, COSi, has restructured its board with three senior appointments. David McLemore stepped down as chairman replaced by former chief executive officer Bobby Tolan. Stuart Meld…
    12.05.06

  • The Fragrance Foundation Redesigns FiFi Award Trophy

    MONACO: Denis Boudard, president of QSLD, designed the winning Fragrance Foundation’s FiFi Award trophy to be showcased at the 2007 FiFi Awards. The first phase of the design competition was held at The Fragrance Foundation where a panel of ju…
    12.05.06

  • European Sales of Natural Cosmetics Near $1.2 billion

    EUROPE: Sales of natural & organic cosmetics are projected to surpass the $1.2 billion mark for the first time this year. European revenues have been increasing by more than 20% a year due to widening availability and strengthening consumer deman…
    11.03.06

  • A.S. Watson Opens Flagship Store in Asia

    PHILIPPINES: A.S Watson Group, the retail division of Hutchison Whampoa Limited, recently introduced Marionnaud to the Asian beauty market with the grand opening of its first flagship store in the Mall of Asia in Manila. On the heels of an acqu…
    11.03.06

  • Nu Skin Enterprises

    COSTA RICA: Nu Skin continues its expansion in Central America with the start of operations in Costa Rica. The company will market both Nu Skin personal care and Pharmex nutritional products in Costa Rica. Nu Skin already markets products in Gu…
    11.03.06

  • Top Photographer Leads Quest Internationals Image Makeover

    UNITED KINGDOM: Quest International is unleashing a corporate marketing campaign this fall in order to better communicate its capabilities and mark its success. French fashion photographer Thierry le Goues has been commissioned to create images…
    11.03.06