International

  • Pout Gets More Funds For Growth and Expansion

    March 6, 2007
    UNITED KINGDOM: Pout, Ltd. cosmetics brand has completed a recapitalization that provides additional funds for growth and general operating purposes. Catterton Partners, one of the leading consumer-focused private equity firms in the U.S., is the lea…


  • P&G Chemicals Expands with Feixang Chemicals

    March 6, 2007
    CHINA:: P&G Chemicals announced the expansion of its tertiary amines capacity via its supply and marketing agreement with Feixiang Chemicals Co. Ltd. of China. This has increased Feixiang’s total capacity of fatty alcohol-derived tertiary a…


  • Hair Dye Ingredient Blamed for Higher Allergy Rate

    March 6, 2007
    EUROPE: Rates of allergy to hair dye have jumped in several countries as younger people color their tresses, according to European researchers. Dermatologists cite reports that suggest the incidence of allergy is rising. Para-phenylenediamine (PP…


  • Grayson Associates Form Beauty Packaging JV in China

    March 6, 2007
    CHINA: The consulting firms of Grayson Associates (U.S.) and Innovatize (Shanghai) have combined resources to offer U.S. and European-based companies the opportunity to acquire China-based beauty marketing and supplier companies. The service will see…


  • Ciba Holds Seminar On Globally Harmonized System

    March 6, 2007
    GERMANY: Ciba has launched a seminar series to begin in Cologne, Germany on March 15, 2007 to address the global agreement related to the transport of dangerous goods. The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals seminar…


  • Freeze 24-7 To Take Aim At the Duty-Free Market

    February 16, 2007
    ASIA: Freeze 24-7, known for bringing advanced technologies to the anti-aging category, is cultivating new opportunities among international prestige retailers and travel/duty-free in the global marketplace. While 2004 marked the introduction of…


  • Shiseido Expects Top Position In Japanese Hair Care Market

    February 16, 2007
    JAPAN: Shiseido is expected to become the top manufacturer in the hair care market in Japan for 2006. Based on point-of-sale data, Shiseido controlled 22.9% of the hair care market in the January-November period. Shiseido launched the Tsubaki s…


  • Kao Expects To Turn A Profit In China

    February 16, 2007
    JAPAN: Kao expects its Chinese operations to post a profit on an operating basis in fiscal 2008. Kao will revise its distribution system and start using local wholesalers. The company is scaling back to 50 locations and will continue to direct sales…


  • Missha Opens Two Stores In the United Arab Emirates

    February 16, 2007
    KOREA: Missha, a cosmetics retail chain, opened its first two stores in the United Arab Emirates. New to the Middle East, Missha enjoys a strong following around the world. Al Tayer Group further reinforced its market leadership in the perfumes, cosm…


  • EFCI Conference Explores Animal Alternatives

    February 16, 2007
    FRANCE: A new industry group representing cosmetic ingredients manufacturers and distributors in France hosted the European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients annual conference. The event looked at the impact of REACH on the cosmetic ingredient indu…


  • Unilever Phillippines To Increase Production

    February 16, 2007
    PHILIPPINES: Unilever Philippines is building a new plant in its Paco, Manila property that is expected to increase its production of deodorant products both for domestic and export sale. This expansion is part of Unilever’s growing export of d…


  • Spanish Market for Hair Care Set to Post Highest Growth

    February 16, 2007
    SPAIN: The Spanish market for salon hair care products is expected to post the highest growth rate in Western Europe through 2010. According to a new study by Kline & Company, Salon Hair Care 2005 Volume II: Western Europe, the overall market is…


  • Cosi To Present Color Concepts At Cosmoprof Shanghai

    February 16, 2007
    CHINA: Cosmoprof Shanghai has been chosen by the leading international cosmetic products developer and contract manufacturer, COSi, as a key platform to show its full product range for the first time in China and present its latest color concepts for…


  • Ecolab Establishes Direct Operation with UAE

    February 16, 2007
    UAE: Ecolab Inc. has established a direct operation in the United Arab Emirates. Ecolab previously operated in the country through a distributor, and has purchased that business to form the new direct Ecolab operation in the country. Sales for the ac…


  • NOF Develops Anti-Aging Ingredient for Skin Care

    February 16, 2007
    JAPAN: NOF has developed a cosmetic ingredient based on a structurally modified form of ceramide that functions as an anti-aging cream, smoothing out wrinkles and softening the skin. NOF has already begun supplying samples to 50 companies, including…