International

  • Croda Adds Optisol UV Sunscreen to Portfolio

    April 11, 2006
    l UK: Croda Personal Care has signed an exclusive agreement with UK-based Oxonica plc, a leading European technology group, to distribute Oxonica’s Optisol photostable UV absorber into the international personal care market. Croda will provide…


  • P&G Enters Clean-Water Deal For Dominican Republic

    April 11, 2006
    DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Procter & Gamble Co. has teamed with a nonprofit group to distribute water purification systems in the Dominican Republic in a continued effort to help eliminate disease in poorer countries. The arrangement, with Popul…


  • New Consulting Firm

    April 11, 2006
    CHINA: Thomas Wetherell has formed a new business consulting company, Innovatize, Inc., specializing in strategic and brand consulting for the cosmetics/personal care industry in China. Mr. Wetherell, whose past positions include managing director, C…


  • Amway Boosting

    April 11, 2006
    MALAYSIA: Amway Malaysia Holdings Bhd will intensify promotional activities and launch more products this year to counter sluggish consumer demand, said executive director Paul Yee. He said Amway expected to launch more than 14 new products th…


  • Unilevers Sales Hurt By Counterfeits in Kenya

    April 11, 2006
    l KENYA: Unilever says it is losing millions of dollars annually to counterfeiters, and has appealed to government officials to enact laws with stiffer penalties. The manufacturer of branded foods and home and personal care products say current…


  • Sweetener May Promote Eyelash Growth

    April 11, 2006
    JAPAN: Shiseido Co. announced that it has conducted experiments that suggest the natural sweetener stevia can promote the growth of eyelashes. The cosmetics maker cultured cells found at the root of the eyelash in the presence of steviosides,…


  • Super Sol Takes Unilever Products Off Shelves

    April 11, 2006
    ISRAEL: Super Sol recently began removing Unilever products from shelves following a recent contract disagreement with Unilever over higher margins and better terms of trade for the supermarket chain in 2006. Super Sol removed leading Unilever…


  • Study Raises Questions

    April 11, 2006
    KENYA: Popular products used to disinfect lab and hospital surfaces are not strong enough to kill the disease-causing bacteria, according to a new study. The study by Dr. Willie Githui of the Kenya Medical Research Institute found that to eff…


  • Skin and Formulation Symposium Set For France

    April 11, 2006
    FRANCE: The “Skin and Formulation 2nd Symposium” will take place on October 9 and 10, in the “Palais des Congrès,” Versailles. The program will focus on advances in topical formulations for improved skin delivery. There…


  • Beiersdorf Realigns

    April 11, 2006
    GERMANY: Beiersdorf AG’s European consumer supply chain is being realigned. In February, the company transfered product groups from Hamburg, Germany to Argentona, Spain. All affected employees were offered new positions in other areas in Hambur…



  • Procter & Gamble Puts Hold on Argentine Prices

    March 9, 2006
    ARGENTINA: Procter & Gamble Co. has agreed to freeze prices on 31 products in Argentina after the country’s president started asking consumer products makers to stop raising prices for at least a year. The efforts by president Nestor Kirch…


  • Sunscreens with New Functions for Sale in Japan

    March 9, 2006
    ● TOKYO: Three major Japanese cosmetics manufacturers are set to introduce sunscreens featuring distinct new functions. Shiseido Co. will release sunscreens under the Anessa brand that can be easily washed away without the use of a specia…


  • SCJs Philippines Unit

    March 9, 2006
    THE PHILIPPINES: Reinhard A. Schellner, general manager of SC Johnson & Son, Inc. in the Philippines, announced that it is locally manufacturing household cleaning product Mr. Muscle. Introduced in the Philippines last year, Mr. Muscle is w…


  • P&G Chemicals Ceases

    March 9, 2006
    UK: P&G Chemicals has ceased glycerin production at its West Thurrock plant in London. The site produced approximately 12,500 tons of glycerin and employed almost 400 people, ten of those in the glycerin refinery business. Those affected by the c…