International


  • Researcher Offers Solution for Hair Loss

    SINGAPORE: Dr. Lee Chee Wee has developed a hair loss treatment which includes tiny peptides (chains of amino acids) that prevent receptors in hair follicles from coming into contact with hormones that can cause them to fall out. The lotion has been…
    11.11.05

  • Pure Nuff Stuff Offers Chemical-Free Range

    UNITED KINGDOM: Pure ‘Nuff Stuff, a range of hand-made natural cosmetics and toiletries, is said to offer “complete transparency” in its ingredients and raw materials. Pure ‘Nuff Stuff offers a complete range of 100% natur…
    11.11.05

  • EU Authorizes Use Of Titanium Dioxide

    EUROPE: The European Union (EU) commission has pronounced titanium dioxide safe for use as a UV filter in cosmetic products. Previously the ingredient was only provisionally authorized. The 26th Amendment to the European Cosmetics Directive has o…
    11.11.05

  • Dishwasher Uses Sonic Waves

    JAPAN: Sharp Corp. is marketing a dishwasher that cleans and dries dishes using ultrasonic waves and ions. The dishwasher does not rely on detergents, Sharp executives said. The ultrasonic waves create a hot mist that fills the machine during the fir…
    11.11.05

  • For a Vision of Consumers, Visit In-Cosmetics 2003

    FRANCE: In-Cosmetics 2003 will be held in Porte de Versailles, Paris, April 1-3, 2003. A new feature, Vision, has been added to the program. Hosted by trend research and development Promostyl, Vision is a forum focusing on three different consumer li…
    11.11.05

  • LOral Involved in $227 Million Lawsuit

    RUSSIA: A $227 million lawsuit was filed against L’Oréal by Swiss company Temtrade, L’Oréal’s distributor in the Soviet Union and Russia from 1975-1999. Temtrade claimed L’Oréal knowingly violated its excl…
    11.11.05

  • Plimsol Study Says Cosmetic Companies Will Cut Back

    THE UK: Up to a third of cosmetic companies in the UK need to restructure, according to a study by Plimsol Publishing Ltd. The study, Cosmetics—Battle Plans, Special Edition, found that of the 509 companies reviewed, 84 need to take a step back…
    11.11.05

  • New Laser May Reduce Need For Draize Testing

    CANADA: A new method of eye-irritant risk testing involving slaughtered cows is currently under development at the University of Waterloo. The bovine test offers an alternative to Draize testing, according to officials. The Draize test, which invo…
    11.11.05

  • H&R and Dragoco Complete Merger

    GERMANY: Holzminden-based Haarmann & Reimer and Dragoco have completed their anticipated merger under the lead of the EQT Northern Europe Private Equity Funds. The transaction was finalized on Oct. 1. The two flavor and fragrance producers mer…
    11.11.05

  • P&G Licenses Camay Soap To Nirma Ltd.

    INDIA: Procter & Gamble Hygiene and Health Care Ltd. has licensed its Camay soap brand in India to Nirma Ltd. According to the terms of the agreement, Nirma will have exclusive rights to manufacture and market the Camay brand of soap in India.…
    11.11.05

  • Electric Toothbrush Lines Garner Sales for Matsushita

    JAPAN: Matsushita Electric Works Ltd. is racking up sales with its Doltz line of electric toothbrushes. Combined with the sales of Speed Swing toothbrushes introduced last year, the company’s total electric toothbrush sales for this May reached…
    11.11.05

  • Unilever Will Invest $500 Million in Indonesia

    INDONESIA: Jakarta-based PT Unilever Indonesia will invest about $500 million in the Indonesian market during the next 10 years, according to Niall Fitzgerald, global chairman, Unilever PLC. Indonesia has been designated by the company as a sourcing…
    11.11.05

  • DSA and Bellex Form Day Spa Asia-Pacific

    THAILAND: The Day Spa Association has signed a definitive agreement with Bellex Indochina Co. Ltd. to launch the Day Spa Association Asia Pacific (DSAAP) chapter. The chapter serves members from Asia and Oceania and the Day Spa Association China (DSA…
    11.11.05

  • Cognis Evaluates Responses With Emotional Assessment

    GERMANY: Researcher Wolf Eisfeld, Cognis, Düsseldorf, has developed a system for identifying reactions to a cosmetic product’s scent, foam, consistency, feel and other factors. The system, called the Emotional Assessment, was developed in…
    11.11.05

  • Emalab, UOP and Ballestra Install New Lab in the Middle East

    DUBAI: Emalab announced that it signed contracts with UOP LLC and Ballestra for a new plant to be installed in Dubai. The new plant will include UOP’s Pacol/Define and PEP process and the UOP/Cepsa Detal process, company executives said. Th…
    11.11.05

  • Lebanese Protesters Boycott Este Lauder

    LEBANON: On August 9, about 100 people protested outside Aishti, a department store in Beirut, to demand that it stop carrying Estée Lauder products. The protesters accused Estée Lauder of supporting Israel, according to sources. Lebane…
    11.11.05

  • Kao Corp. Acquires John Frieda

    JAPAN: Kao Corp., Tokyo, announced that it will acquire John Frieda Professional Hair Care Inc. The transaction was estimated at $450 million. Kao executives said the acquisition should boost its brand strength and secure a foothold in the world mark…
    11.11.05

  • Marionnaud Purchases Perfumeries

    ITALY: Marionnaud, France, purchased 24 perfumeries in Italy, according to company executives. The acquisitions include 15 purchases from Italian chain Idea Belleza in Liguria, Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna. Two other purchases were Lombardy-based perfu…
    11.11.05

  • Cosmetic Sales Jump Nearly 9% in The Netherlands

    THE NETHERLANDS: Nederlandse Cosmetica Vereniging (NCV), the cosmetic trade association of The Netherlands, reported an 8.8% increase in its cosmetics sales for 2001, to $1.9 billion (retail). Bath and shower products grew 8.2% to $93.2 million.…
    11.11.05

  • Bacteria Thwarts Tooth Decay

    SWEDEN: Researchers are using a genetically-modified bacteria to kill cavity causing Streptococcus mutans. A team from Huddinge Hospital, Stockholm, led by Lennart Hammer-ström, modified Lactobacillus zeae to create antibodies that can stop Stre…
    11.11.05