International


  • Wella Adds New Color Range

    DUBAI: Wella Professionals has rolled out the Color Touch Plus range, a professional product portfolio aiming to help women choose from a variety of intense colors that leave hair looking vibrant and full of shine, in Dubai. The demi-permanent colors…
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  • Wella Adds New Color Range

    DUBAI: Wella Professionals has rolled out the Color Touch Plus range, a professional product portfolio aiming to help women choose from a variety of intense colors that leave hair looking vibrant and full of shine, in Dubai. The demi-permanent colors…
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  • Shoppers Drug Mart Has High Hopes for Murale

    CANADA: Shoppers Drug Mart—which already controls as much as 20% of Canada’s $1.3 billion prestige cosmetics market—is looking for its new upscale beauty chain Murale to lure in more business. The firm plans to open up to 50 Murale…
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  • Production Begins at Unilever Plant in Cikarang

    INDONESIA: According to a report in The Jakarta Post, PT Unilever Indonesia has opened Asia’s biggest plant for skin care products in Cikarang. The factory, which has a total production capacity of 53,000 tons, will help the company meet overse…
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  • Henkel Supports Local Families In Guatemala

    GUATEMALA: Henkel’s Make an Impact on Tomorrow (MIT) initiative, which supports the volunteer work of Henkel employees and retirees, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. To date, more than 5000 Henkel volunteers have been involved in 7000 proje…
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  • John Lewis Is Retail Favorite; Avon Moves Up The Ranks

    UNITED KINGDOM: John Lewis has been voted the UK’s favorite retailer for the second year in a row in a poll of more than 6000 consumers carried out by Verdict Research. In the survey ,Verdict quizzed customers about where they shopped…
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  • Zorbit Opens Office in China

    CHINA: Zorbit, which designs and manufactures products for the personal care and beauty industries, has opened an office in mainland China, located in the same industrial complex as Zorbit’s core manufacturing base and within great proximity to…
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  • Herbalife Establishes 38th Casa Herbalife

    UKRAINE: The Herbalife Family Foundation (HFF) has established its first Casa Herbalife program in the Ukraine through a partnership with Garmoniya, a center for orphan children in Kharkov. Garmoniya is currently home to more than 60 children, aged f…
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  • NDC Adds New Liquid Detergent

    OMAN: National Detergent Company (NDC), based in Oman, hopes to make a dent in the Middle East market with its new liquid detergent, Bahar Dishdasham, which offers “unmatched whiteness” for white fabrics. The product is a diversification…
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  • Spinning Mascaras are Hot in New Zealand

    NEW ZEALAND: Call it the spinning mascaras wars. New Zealand’s beauty counters were a flutter in December as consumers clamored for these gadgets and beauty giants jockeyed to be first to market. According to reports, Estée Lauder unveil…
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  • Latvias Madara Signs UK Distribution Deal

    UNITED KINGDOM: Latvian natural skin care brand Madara has signed a distribution deal with Pravera Ltd., a British distributor of leading natural brands. This new four-year agreement is part of Madara’s strategy to establish itself in the premi…
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  • Attendance Rises 65% at In-Cosmetics India 2008

    INDIA: BRIC countries are expected to survive the downward trend occurring in other markets. In fact, recent predictions forecast India’s economy to grow 5.1% in 2009. For companies in the cosmetics and toiletries industry the news is even bet…
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  • Skinprint Launches in Asia

    THAILAND: Skinprint is partnering with the Add-Life Anti-Aging Center in Bangkok to launch Skinprint products and services throughout the region. Add-Life Anti-Aging Center, which custom blends nutraceuticals, will reportedly formulate Skinprint&…
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  • Vietnamese Cosmetics Market Shows Promise

    VIETNAM: With more than 60% of its population under the age of 35, Vietnam is poised to be a growth market for cosmetics companies. A number of brands, including Shiseido, L’Oréal and Estée Lauder, are already touting their ware…
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  • CavinKare Launches Adidas Personal Care in India

    INDIA: CavinKare Pvt. Ltd. will launch Coty’s Adidas range of personal care products—deodorant, body spray, shower gel, aftershave and eau de toilette—in India. “We will jointly invest in building the brand in the Indian m…
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  • Cognis Communications Efforts Honored by PR Magazine

    GERMANY: Cognis has received the 2008 European Excellence Award in the “Evaluation” category in recognition of its worldwide corporate communications. The European Excellence Awards honor the best communications and PR activities acros…
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  • Kawaii Tokyo Cosmetics Earns Halal Certification

    SINGAPORE: Force 10’s Kawaii Tokyo cosmetics and skin care brand is available in Singapore, marking the first line of Japanese produced skin care products to earn certification under the Halal standards of Islamic law. The products are availabl…
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  • Cognis Opens Branch Office in New Zealand

    NEW ZEALAND: Cognis has opened a branch office in Auckland, New Zealand to manage the marketing and sales of its products in the country. The company says the move will further strengthen its ties with its local customers, and improve its understandi…
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  • NaTrue Certifies First 100 Products

    BELGIUM: As of Feb. 1, the first 100 products had been certified with the NaTrue Label, a designation that defines transparent and strict criteria for natural and organic cosmetics.This international, not-for-profit certification process was develope…
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  • Companies Add Virtual Makeup Portals

    JAPAN: Virtual makeup websites are making an impact in the Japanese cosmetics market. According to a report in the Nikkei Weekly,to address concerns about trying new shades in drugstores, where there is no consultant, cosmetics makers are offering ma…
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