International

  • P&G To Resume

    December 5, 2006
    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…


  • SEPAWA Celebrates

    December 5, 2006
    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…


  • Natura Bisse Brings Luxury

    December 5, 2006
    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…


  • Henkel is Bullish on Russia

    December 5, 2006
    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…


  • COSi Restructures Board

    December 5, 2006
    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…


  • The Fragrance Foundation Redesigns FiFi Award Trophy

    December 5, 2006
    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…


  • 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…


  • A.S. Watson Opens Flagship Store in Asia

    November 3, 2006
    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…


  • Nu Skin Enterprises

    November 3, 2006
    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…


  • Top Photographer Leads Quest Internationals Image Makeover

    November 3, 2006
    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…


  • Sensiva SC 50 Approved

    November 3, 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…


  • Reed Acquires Tradeshows

    November 3, 2006
    ● UNITED KINGDOM: 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 Ex…


  • Cosmoprof Celebrates 40th Anniversary in 2007

    November 3, 2006
    ● ITALY: Cosmoprof brings international exhibitors, buyers and businesses together for its 40th anniversary. The event consists of four parts. Perfumery and Cosmetics will incorporate displays showcasing artistic…


  • 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…


  • 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…