International

  • Unilever Forms JV in Cuba

    Unilever Forms JV in Cuba

    January 15, 2016
    Will sell personal care and home care products in 2017.


  • Cleaning Chemical Demand Soars in India

    Cleaning Chemical Demand Soars in India

    January 11, 2016
    Study predicts annual gains of 21% through 2020.


  • China Amends Cosmetic Ingredient List

    China Amends Cosmetic Ingredient List

    January 7, 2016
    CFDA adds nine ingredients.


  • Ecover Sells I&I Cleaning Business

    January 4, 2016
    THE NETHERLANDS: Ecover has sold its B2B business, Ecover Professional, to Greenspeed, part of MGS International B.V. Rijswijk-ZH, a Netherlands-based wholesaler for the professional cleaning industry. This follows a decision by Ecover to focus exclu…


  • Scot Barber Shop Business Sees Spike in Openings

    January 4, 2016
    SCOTLAND: According to research conducted by the British Barbers’ Association and premium men’s grooming brand The Bluebeards Revenge, there has been a 15% increase in barbershop openings over the past twelve months in Scotland, with the…


  • PartyLite Moves into Spain

    January 4, 2016
    SPAIN: PartyLite has expanded into Spain with an exclusive distributor, Cosmetics MCY SLL Technology and Distribution. The move marks the 19th European country where the direct seller is actively doing business. PartyLite launched its collaboratio…


  • Galderma Opens Office in Dubai

    January 4, 2016
    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Galderma S. A. has opened a branch office in Dubai Healthcare City. As the regional headquarters for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, Galderma’s Dubai office will serve as a hub for the Middle East region to establ…


  • Henkel Signs CEO Climate Leaders Pledge

    January 4, 2016
    GERMANY: Ahead of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris, Henkel signed the CEO Climate Leaders pledge—an open letter signed by the heads of 78 global companies that urged world leaders…


  • Evonik Inks New Distributor Deal

    January 4, 2016
    COLOMBIA: Effective December 2015, Evonik is cooperating with a new contract distributor for its cosmetic products and services in the Andean region. The Colombian chemical company Disan has taken over support services for regional customers and key…


  • Is North Korea Stepping Up Its Beauty Business?

    January 4, 2016
    NORTH KOREA: For years, the cosmetics industry has looked to Korea—make that South Korea—for inspiration. But Seoul won’t have the peninsula all to itself much longer if North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-un gets his way. According to a…


  • Asian Acne Board Research Grant Supported by Galderma

    January 4, 2016
    SWITZERLAND: The Asian Acne Board (AAB) and Galderma are inviting candidates to apply for a research grant of $10,000 to contribute to the improvement of best practices in the management of acne. The AAB research grant with the unrestricted s…


  • Halal Cosmetics Demand Is Rising

    January 4, 2016
    SAUDI ARABIA: Driven by religious preference for all things halal, sales of cosmetic halal products in Saudi Arabia are expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 15% from 2015 to 2020, according a new report by TechSci Research. Halal cosmetics are fre…


  • YSL’s Museum Worthy Skin Care SKU

    January 4, 2016
    GERMANY: YSL Beauté’s Forever Youth Liberator Serum is now part of a Berlin museum’s newly inaugurated permanent exhibition dedicated to glycans. After being closed for renovations, the Berlin-based Sugar Museum has reopene…


  • In China, Big Company Depends on Big Data

    In China, Big Company Depends on Big Data

    January 4, 2016
    Shanghai Jahwa United Co. inks deal with Alibaba.


  • Metrosexuals Are All the Rage...in China

    Metrosexuals Are All the Rage...in China

    January 1, 2016
    A billion-dollar market with room to grow.