African Focus

The new destination for development

Micheal Colson and Neil Kacharia at in-cosmetics BarcelonaDespite her diversity, complicated distribution network and political challenges, Africa’s personal care industry is thriving. Pharmaceutical & Cosmetic Review discovers interesting insights into doing business on this unique continent.

Grab your piece of the African pie

Africa, an enticing emerging marketRoland Berger Strategy Consultants, a leading global agency that combines sound analyses with creative strategies, focused its attention on emerging markets in the research document entitled Africa, the New ‘Eldorado’ for Beauty, Cosmetics and Personal Care Players.

Expansion in store for West African markets

loreal and_cfao_sign_production_and_distribution_agreement_for_ivory_coastOn 9 March L’Oréal and CFAO announced the signing of a protocol agreement covering the production and distribution of cosmetic products in Ivory Coast. L'Oréal, worldwide leader in cosmetics present in over 130 countries, will draw on its expertise in beauty products and the strength of its consumer brands to accelerate its expansion into key markets in French-speaking West Africa.

New R&D lab for Henkel Beauty Care South Africa

Stefan Geister, Henkel’s regional director of market expansion in sub-Saharan AfricaA significant milestone in advancing the local ethnic hair care market, the launch of Henkel Beauty Care’s South African research and development (R&D) laboratory on 6 March 2015 is putting our country on the map as a producer of world-class personal care products.

Working together to reduce skin cancer


Working togetherFor the past two years, BASF has been supporting the Regional Dermatology Training Centre (RDTC) in Moshi, Tanzania in the development of an improved sunscreen for the high number of people with albinism in the country. The centre’s team introduced its concept and first results at this year’s World Congress on Cancers of the Skin, which took place from 3 to 6 September in Edinburgh, Scotland last year.

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