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Symrise says acquisition of renewable materials provider Pinova puts accent on sustainability

24-Nov-2015 - Symrise's acquisition of US-based natural and renewable materials provider Pinova Holdings is part of the ingredients provider efforts to increase its sustainability profile for fragrances.

Drug giant Pfizer aims to buy Botox-maker Allergan in $160bn deal

23-Nov-2015 - US pharmaceuticals player Pfizer has agreed to buy Botox-maker Allergan for an estimated $160bn in a deal that will create the largest drug-maker in the world.

Estée Lauder puts John Demsey in charge of Clinique and men’s skin care

23-Nov-2015 - Estée Lauder Companies has announced additional responsibilities for executive group president John Demsey, while also promoting Jane Hertzmark Hudis to group president.

LVMH implements €5 million+ internal carbon fund in environmental drive

20-Nov-2015 - Ahead of an important month for climate change with the COP21 in Paris in December, luxury goods maker LVMH has announced, for the first time in its history, that it...

Nu Skin reaches top-five list of anti-aging companies to invest in

19-Nov-2015 - Nu Skin Enterprises joins a list of sophisticated biotech and drug companies as one of the best anti-aging companies to invest in.

Shiseido CEO speaks on Japanese beauty brands and 'emotional fulfillment'

17-Nov-2015 - According to Shiseido CEO Masahiko Uotani, although Japanese beauty brands are on top of technology, functionality and service, there's still some work to be done on brand identity and connecting with the consumer....

Ratings agency warns on Avon Products’ debt levels

16-Nov-2015 - Years of poor performance have taken a big toll on Avon Products' balance sheet, with credit ratings agency Fitch Solutions now warning that the cost of protecting the business from...

Cosmetics Compact

Cosmetics Compact: A mixed bag of results for industry’s top players

13-Nov-2015 - The Cosmetics Compact is your compact source of the latest new headlines from the last few weeks, taking a glance at what has been happening in the cosmetics industry.

Symrise achieves new all-time highs for growth as cosmetics ingredients boosts Scent & Care

12-Nov-2015 - Ingredient supplier Symrise outperformed the overall market in the first nine months of 2015 and significantly boosted its earnings, thanks to strong demand in all of its segments and regions. 

Henkel profits up but European challenges remain

12-Nov-2015 - Henkel posted a better-than-expected increase in profits for its third quarter, with its Beauty business seeing particular gains in Russia and North America; but challenges still remain in Western Europe...

Henkel commits to sustainability strategy as climate change focus takes centre stage

11-Nov-2015 - Henkel has confirmed its commitment to becoming more sustainable by ensuring that its products contribute to reducing CO2 emissions as part of its ‘Factor 3’ strategy.

Sirona presents new glycoprotein research for anti-ageing with hopes of European collaboration

10-Nov-2015 - Canada-based cosmetic ingredient firm Sirona Biochem has presented new glycoprotein research for the anti-ageing market and says the potential is there for new collaborative projects in the industry in Europe.

So Coty, why London? CFO gives the relocation reasons…

10-Nov-2015 - Coty is relocating its headquarters to London to ensure it is not in the same location as any divisional management offices empowering the business, and also to attract talent to...

Croda bags Certified Sustainable Palm Oil for its global manufacturing facilities

09-Nov-2015 - With the growing importance on sourcing and processing sustainable palm oil, Croda has fulfilled requirements for all of its manufacturing facilities to comply with industry standards.

Beiersdorf outlook positive as earnings beat estimates thanks to new products

06-Nov-2015 - Beiersdorf posted earnings that beat estimates thanks to new products and higher prices, leading to the Hamburg-headquartered firm raising its profit guidance for 2015.

Coty reveals mixed bag for its first quarter results

05-Nov-2015 - It’s been a busy week for Coty, with announcements for another big acquisition, reorganization plans and now first quarter results that show profits are up while revenues are down.

L'Oréal and Unilever recognised as climate change fighting leaders by CDP

05-Nov-2015 - L’Oréal and Unilever have both been awarded an ‘A’ ranking for Performance by global NGO CDP (formally the Carbon Disclosure Project) and included in the CDP Climate Performance Leadership Index...

Q3 results show Revlon US sales up nearly 5%

04-Nov-2015 - Today the beauty company announce its quarterly results and highlighted top performing product segments in the US and globally.

Avon posts big losses against currency headwinds and shaky global economy

04-Nov-2015 - Avon Products was hit harder than most by a strong dollar, together with a slow performance from its North American operations and economic challenges in developing markets such as Brazil.

Coty Europe shakes up its internal communications with new partnership

04-Nov-2015 - Coty Europe announces its partnership with Olive Communications in a deal which will see the High Wycombe-based company handle all integrated communications, such as voice and data management, for the...

Coty relocates HQ to London as part of major structural changes

03-Nov-2015 - Coty has announced a complete restructuring of its business operations and executive team, while also making the decision to relocate its executive management office to London.

Coty pays $1 billion to acquire Hypermarcas beauty business in Brazil

02-Nov-2015 - Coty has taken its second bold acquisition move this year after it announced plans to buy the Brazilian beauty and personal care brand holder Hypermarcas.

Advance retail orders and prestige drive Estée Lauder results

02-Nov-2015 - Estée Lauder has delivered strong first quarter results that have helped counter on-going headwinds from foreign currency translations, while also giving profits a significant boost.

L’Oréal insists sales slowdown is temporary after just missing expectations

30-Oct-2015 - The French cosmetics maker missed its third quarter sales expectations with the Luxe division facing difficulties in Asia and Travel Retail, but company CEO Jean-Paul Agon insists the slowdown is...

It’s official! The dates are confirmed for in-cosmetics North America

29-Oct-2015 - Reed Exhibitions has taken the bold move of adding a fifth event to its burgeoning in-cosmetics portfolio after it confirmed the dates for in-cosmetics North America.

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