International

  • European Sales of Natural Cosmetics Near $1.2 billion

    November 3, 2006
    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…


  • Nalco Expands in Europe

    October 4, 2006
    ENGLAND: Nalco Company entered a partnership with S&D Chemicals Ltd. and S&D Chesham GmbH to expand its sales and service in the European personal care and household markets. S&D Chemicals Ltd. will distribute Nalco’s Solamer UV-…


  • Japanese Marketers Push

    October 4, 2006
    TOKYO: Major Japanese manufacturers of personal care products are rushing to market their high-end toothpaste, shampoo and other goods to affluent shoppers in Southeast Asia. Lion Corp. plans to market its upscale Dentor Systema line of products&nda…


  • Beyond Beauty Paris Brings Industry Experts Together

    October 4, 2006
    PARIS: In September the four trade shows organized by ITEC France were held to provide a global solution to the concerns of all managers in the production chain of a product. The four shows included, Cosmeeting, Spa & Institut, Creative, and In…


  • Kao Expands

    October 4, 2006
    TOKYO: Kao Corp. subsidiary Kanebo Cosmetics Inc. plans to expand its Chinese marketing network. The company expects sales in China to exceed $170 million by fiscal 2010. The company will also boost the number of department stores that sell its prod…


  • APAESA Receives

    October 4, 2006
    GUATEMALA: APAESA, which has a joint venture with Premier Specialties Inc., Middlesex, NJ, continues its commitment to total quality by achieving its second follow up for the ISO 9001:2000 certification received from BSi in April 2005.…


  • Japanese Firms

    October 4, 2006
    TOKYO: The National Institute of Health Sciences and seven firms, including Shiseido Co. and Kao Corp. are developing a practical version of a cosmetics allergen test that uses human cells instead of laboratory animals. Shiseido and Kao co-develope…


  • Fuji Film Set to Enter Personal Care Segment

    October 4, 2006
    ● TOKYO: Fuji Photo Film Co., a maker of film used in flat panel displays, will started selling cosmetics in September in an effort to add new products to replace waning revenue from photographic film. The company will offer skin care and nutr…


  • South Korean

    September 8, 2006
    SOUTH KOREA: According to Asia Pulse news, South Korean cosmetic imports, especially to Chinese-speaking countries, increased sharply in 2005. South Korea exported more than $222 million in cosmetics last year (excluding perfumes and bat…


  • AOCS To Hold 98th Annual Meeting Expo in Qubec

    September 8, 2006
    CANADA: The American Oil Chemists’ Society’s (AOCS) 98th annual meeting and expo will take place May 13-16, 2007 in Québec City, QC, Canada, with nearly 2,000 expected to attend. The meeting is a joint world congress with the…


  • Reed Exhibitions Acquires Tradeshows from Step

    September 8, 2006
    LONDON: Reed Exhibitions Ltd announced the acquisition of three exhibitions, Cosmetic and Household Ingredients (CHi), Personal Care and Homecare Ingredients (PCHi) and Personal Care Ingredients Asia (PCIA) from UK-based Step Exhibitions. CHi t…


  • Sensiva SC 50 Approved

    September 8, 2006
    AUSTRALIA: Sensiva SC 50 (INCI designation: ethylhexylglycerin), a multifunctional cosmetic additive from Schülke & Mayr GmbH, is now approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of Australia. This approval allows the product…


  • New Expo Center to Host Cosmoprof Shanghai 2007

    September 8, 2006
    CHINA: Cosmoprof Shanghai, debuting Jan. 31-Feb. 3 2007, is a regional extension of Cosmoprof Asia. The all-China beauty event is geared for selected manufacturers and buyers looking to develop a quality distribution system, and to foreign inve…


  • Avon Recruits

    September 8, 2006
    ● CHINA: Avon Products (China) Co., Ltd. said that it has recruited more than 114,000 licensed sales promoters, and more than 31,000 additional applicants are in various stages of the certification process just months after the company wa…


  • Paris To Host 2008

    September 8, 2006
    ● FRANCE: The 7th World Surfactants Congress (CESIO 2008) will convene at the Palais des Congrés, Paris, France on June 22-25, 2008. Organized by the French Association for Surfactants (ASPA), on behalf of the European Committee of…