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How does Benefit Cosmetics dominate the brow market so successfully?

26-May-2017 - Benefit Cosmetics is something of a brow behemoth: according to NPD market research, it enjoys a 50% UK market share in the £20m category - a category that has grown...

The Estée Lauder Companies announce new leadership for skin care, hair, and color cosmetics brands

24-May-2017 - This week the beauty company announced new executives and a leadership transition plan that will affect four prestige and luxury brands. The changes taking place are meant to ensure accelerated...

Dr. Straetmans GmbH acquired by Evonik

24-May-2017 - Evonik has acquired Hamburg-based cosmetics ingredients manufacturer Dr Straetmans GmbH for reportedly just under 100 million euros ($107 million).

Nordic consumer goods player expands in personal care

24-May-2017 - Orkla, a leading supplier of branded consumer goods and concept solutions in the Nordic region, has announced it is making strides into personal care.

Euromonitor analyst weighs in on Colgate-Palmolive potential sale

23-May-2017 - Euromonitor, a market research provider, has released analyst insight on the potential Colgate-Palmolive sale.

Unilever eyes Latin American markets with major new acquisition

23-May-2017 - Unilever has announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the personal care and home care brands of Quala, a Latin American consumer goods company.

L’Occitane speeds up expansion into colour makeup

19-May-2017 - L’Occitane International S.A. has announced it is taking a 40% stake in US-based natural skin care and personalized makeup company, LimeLight.

Unilever begins share buy-back programme

19-May-2017 - Today, Unilever has begun its previously announced share buyback programme.

Givaudan targets startup potential with latest investment

17-May-2017 - Major fragrance player Givaudan has announced that it is investing in a Sensorwake, a French startup company in the consumer tech sector.

DSM buys into Amyris with equity investment

17-May-2017 - Royal DSM, global ingredients player, has announced it will make an equity investment into industrial bioscience company Amyris.

Avon first quarter results: Brazil potential?

16-May-2017 - Avon has released Q1 results for 2017 largely in line with expectations, with revenues down by 1% year on year on a constant dollar basis.

L’Oreal enters partnership to promote innovative sustainability

16-May-2017 - Beauty giant L’Oréal has signed a memorandum of understanding to promote solutions for sustainable production at its sites globally.

China prepares for Industry 4.0 lead

15-May-2017 - As the Chinese government pushes ahead with its Made in China 2025 strategy, Euromonitor International reports the leading APAC cosmetics market is set to overtake Germany for the position of...

Safic-Alcan Poland acquires personal care distributor

12-May-2017 - Safic-Alcan Poland, distributor of specialty chemicals and subsidiary of the Safic-Alcan Group, has announced the acquisition of Cosmetics Partner, a Polish distributor specialized in the personal care sector.

Symrise enjoys ‘seamless’ first quarter results

12-May-2017 - Symrise, a major flavours, fragrances and ingredients player, has released its Q1 results for 2017, and described itself as having “seamless continued its strong performance from the previous year”.

GRI Group Ltd acquires I Love Cosmetics

11-May-2017 - Chemical ingredients manufacturer GRI Group has acquired a global beauty and personal care brand owner, I Love Cosmetics Ltd.

Croda on renewable manufacture

11-May-2017 - Sustainability is firmly in the spotlight for the industry, and Croda’s efforts indicate it is one ingredients company taking the opportunity seriously.

IFF results put fragrance and personal care in the shadows

10-May-2017 - IFF posted strong first quarter results, but the breakdown shows that its fragrance and personal care business growth was well behind that of the flavors division.

Groupe GM’s global distribution deal for SAMPAR

09-May-2017 - A leading amenities player in the hospitality industry, Groupe GM, has announced a continued collaboration with a leading Spanish hotel chain with a specially created SAMPAR Paris range.

Global business support spurs China’s growth

08-May-2017 - As China remains a dominant make up producer, particularly in areas of innovation such as lip care, the next ten years are expected to bring increased overseas investment, governmental backing...

Tweens shampoo gets ‘major’ European supply deal

04-May-2017 - A small-scale UK brand specialising in hair care products for ‘tweenagers’ has secured a deal with German company, Gieseke, for Europe-wide distribution.

Birkenstock ready for skin care expansion

03-May-2017 - German manufacturer most famous for its cork sandals, Birkenstock, is taking the plunge into skin care, hoping to maximise on its ‘wholesome’ brand image to court consumer demand for naturals.

Mintel analysis on consumer trust in Europe

03-May-2017 - The latest consumer research from Mintel suggests that deteriorating engagement with politics and the media is having a knock-on negative effect on consumer trust in FMCGs companies in Europe.

Multi Packaging Solutions acquires Paris Art Label Company

02-May-2017 - The deal, completed just this week, will expand the print services and packaging solutions that MPS offers the cosmetics industry.

Gattefossé celebrates opening of new personal care applications lab in US

01-May-2017 - Last week at the Consulate General of France in New York City the ingredient maker held an event for clients, partners, and the press in celebration of the new North America...

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