International

  • Episciences Strikes Deal With UK, China Distributors

    January 4, 2008
    UK: Episciences, Inc. of Boise, ID, signed distribution agreements with Eden Aesthetics of Danbury, England and HYC of Hong Kong. Eden Aesthetics is a distributor of personal care products to physicians, estheticians and beauty therapists in the…


  • Kao Angles Toward Skin-Lightening Products

    January 4, 2008
    JAPAN: Kao Corp. researchers have discovered that melanocytes, which are located in the bottom layer of the skin epidermis, are not the only cells involved in determining skin color. The company has found that keratinocytes affect the activity of mel…


  • Unilever Launches Signal Social Mission

    January 4, 2008
    MIDDLE EAST: Unilever Oral Care, the manufacturer of Signal toothpaste, has launched the Signal Social Mission in the Middle East, which will have the single focus of encouraging children to brush twice daily with a fluoride toothpaste. The ann…


  • Amway Enters Color Cosmetics Business

    January 4, 2008
    INDIA: Amway India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the $6.4 billion Amway Corporation, will enter the color cosmetics category here with a range of four nail hues, six lip shades, one eyeliner and one eyeshadow. The new products will be marketed throug…


  • P&G Wins Commendation For Open Minds Program

    January 4, 2008
    MALAYSIA: Procter & Gamble (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (P&G) was named a recipient at the recent inaugural Prime Minister’s Corporate Social Responsibility awards for its Open Minds program. Open Minds, which was established in 1999, helps child…


  • Dabur Sets Up Nigerian Unit

    January 4, 2008
    AFRICA: Dabur India announced plans for a $4 million toothpaste manufacturing facility in Nigeria. The facility is being set up by African Consumer Care Ltd, (AFCL), a joint venture between Dabur International Ltd with 90% stake in the venture and Da…


  • First Perfume Bar in Brunei

    January 4, 2008
    BRUNEI: Mercier Boutique is set to launch Brunei’s first perfume bar at The Mall in Gadong. Featuring a wide variety of fragrances imported from France, the perfume bar is the first of its kind to be introduced in the Sultanate. Customers ca…


  • LOral Reboots Online Business Strategy Game for Students

    January 4, 2008
    FRANCE: In 2000, L’Oréal started an online business and strategy competition for undergraduate and graduate-level business students worldwide. Now in its eighth year, the L’Oréal e-Strat Challenge gives students in their fin…


  • Gary Farn Adds Miller Harris

    January 4, 2008
    ENGLAND: Miller Harris, the London-based perfume house, and Gary Farn Ltd., the U.S. sales and marketing firm responsible for the distribution of designer and lifestyle fragrance brands, have announced an agreement for the dispensation of the Miller…


  • Injuction Against Wipro Ad

    January 4, 2008
    INDIA: Godrej Consumer Products Ltd (GCPL), marketers of Ezee liquid detergent, has obtained an injunction in a Punjab Court against an advertisement released by Wipro Consumer Care and Lighting (WCCL) for its liquid detergent brand Wipro SafeWash.…


  • The Taiki Group Celebrates Manufacturing Milestone

    December 4, 2007
    MALAYSIA: The Taiki Group, the world’s leading producer and supplier of cosmetic sponges, celebrated two major milestones within its Taiki Malaysia manufacturing facilities—the 10th anniversary of the original factory and the grand openin…


  • New Locations Announced For In-Cosmetics 2009, 2010

    December 4, 2007
    GERMANY: Munich will be the venue for the 2009 edition of In-Cosmetics. The event will take place April 21-23 and will be located at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre. The 2008 event will be held in Amsterdam. According to Richard Hesk, group exhib…


  • Lion Corporation Impacted By Bug Spray Recalls

    December 4, 2007
    JAPAN: Major household products manufacturer Lion Corporation is likely to lower its group net profit forecast for the fiscal year ending in December to roughly $30.4 million, a drop of 37% on the year. The company had earlier predicted its net profi…


  • New Additive Helps Cosmetics, Lotions Penetrate Skin

    December 4, 2007
    JAPAN: Nippon Fine Chemical Co. has developed an oil-based agent that helps hair care products and lotions penetrate hair and skin more easily. The new agent has a three-dimensional molecular structure, composed of dicarboxylic acid, which increases…


  • Cosmetic Changes in China

    December 4, 2007
    CHINA: After arriving in the Chinese market last year, Oriflame, Europe’s largest cosmetic direct sales company, says it is now trying to apply for direct selling licenses in more provinces. It got its first direct selling license from the Mini…