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Intercos and Cosmint: new partnership set to create major B2B beauty group

21-Jul-2017 - Intercos, a leading player on the international colour cosmetics and skin care scene, and Cosmint, a major manufacturer of skin, hair and body care, have announced a partnership.

Douglas becomes ‘leading perfumery chain’ in Spain

21-Jul-2017 - A leading retailer in the European beauty market, Douglas, has become a dominant player in Spain due to the acquisition of perfumery business Bodybell.

Lush brings in immigration expert to advise concerned staff on Brexit

21-Jul-2017 - Lush, an outspoken brand when it comes to the UK’s decision to withdraw from the EU, has announced it will be offering immigration expert advice to support any of its...

Strategic Solutions International debuts unprecedented beauty insights tool

20-Jul-2017 - At Cosmoprof North America this month, SSI CEO Romina Brown launched her company’s newest research platform, a cloud-based interface that provides not only the usual cosmetics and personal care figures...

Unilever is keeping ahead of its markets

20-Jul-2017 - In its half-year results, Unilever has revealed that it is enjoying profitable growth, keeping it ahead of its market with its profits jumping by a fifth.

Novacap acquires specialty chemicals player Chemoxy

20-Jul-2017 - Novacap, a worldwide player in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries, announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire Chemoxy International Ltd, a leading contract manufacturer for specialty chemicals...

Direct-to-consumer beauty startup Glossier targets Europe

19-Jul-2017 - Glossier is a US beauty startup that operates a direct-to-consumer distribution model: it is now making strides into the European market.

Univar expands European distribution with Hallstar partnership

19-Jul-2017 - Univar BV, subsidiary of Univar Inc., is extending its exclusive agreement in Italy with Hallstar, and the arrangement will now include five additional countries: Spain, Portugal, Greece, France and Benelux.

DSM new partnership to strengthen its global UV filters portfolio

18-Jul-2017 - Global chemicals player DSM has announced an exclusive partnership with Nanjing Cosmos Chemical Co., Ltd., in a move that it says will allow it to offer the largest portfolio of...

Dollar Shave Club asserts it remains disruptive following Unilever acquisition

13-Jul-2017 - Recently bought by consumer goods giant Unilever, disruptive razor subscription player Dollar Shave Club asserts it still has its edge.

BWX Limited acquires Mineral Fusion Natural Brands

12-Jul-2017 - The natural personal care and cosmetics brand was previously owned by private equity firm North Castle Partners. That firm often partners with beauty and currently owns the Palladio Beauty Group...

Symrise climate strategy wins external approval

12-Jul-2017 - The Science Based Targets initiative, organised by various climate and environmental groups and watchdogs, has approved Symrise’s climate strategy, which includes the target of reducing carbon emissions by 17.5% by 2030.

Mary Kay’s newest market is Peru

11-Jul-2017 - The direst-sales cosmetics and personal care company announced late last week the addition of another Latin American country to its territory. As competitor brands in the channel leverage various strategies...

Beiersdorf to open new headquarters and research centre

11-Jul-2017 - Beiersdorf, a leading personal care manufacturer in Germany, has announced it will build a new EUR 230 million headquarters and research centre.

Amazon to launch in South Korea marketplace

10-Jul-2017 - E-commerce giant, Amazon, is getting ready to launch in South Korea as it advertises a variety of job positions in Seoul.

How the European cosmetics industry contributes to growth and sustainability

07-Jul-2017 - Cosmetics Europe, the leading trade association for the region, has released an updated version of its report on the industry’s efforts towards sustainability.

L’Oréal ranked among top 5 ‘dynamic companies’

06-Jul-2017 - The global beauty giant has been picked out as among the top five most dynamic companies worldwide by Universum’s ‘World’s Most Attractive Employers’ ranking.

Korean TV icon Lee Min Ho wins cosmetics infringement case

04-Jul-2017 - Popular Korean celebrity,  Lee Min Ho receives $87,000 (€76,281) in damages for the unauthorised use of his image by a face mask brand.

Baby Dove in hot water over breastfeeding advert

04-Jul-2017 - Baby Dove has found itself up against backlash in the UK for a recent advertising campaign.

How to turn formulations and products into meaningful brand identities

30-Jun-2017 - Ahead of a new Open Academy for the industry in Europe, we caught up with one of the speakers on ‘The Formulation of Cosmetics - Creating a Product Brand’.

L’Oréal doing it for the women: gender equality award win

29-Jun-2017 - In a sign that the major global employer is working towards a strong profile on internal gender equality, L’Oréal has received Equileap’s award for the issue.

L’Oréal sale of The Body Shop signed with Natura Cosmeticos

27-Jun-2017 - L’Oréal has announced that the contract for the sale of The Body Shop to Natura has been signed.

Avon Products says this is the last leadership change, for now

22-Jun-2017 - This week the direct sales beauty company announced the appointment of a new chief operating officer. And in making the announcement, Avon Products assured investors, the industry, and the public...

Hourglass will become Unilever’s first color cosmetics brand

21-Jun-2017 - The personal care company announced on Tuesday that a deal has been struck to acquire the makeup brand Hourglass. It’s the latest in a string of Unilever acquisitions to bring...

The Estée Lauder Companies has made an investment in DECIEM Abnormal Beauty

20-Jun-2017 - The Canadian company is home to 16 skin care, cosmetics, personal care, grooming, and supplement brands. And Estée Lauder is looking to tap in to DECIEM's creativity and indie beauty...

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