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Clariant opens new facility dedicated to active ingredients

24-Feb-2017 - Specialty chemicals player Clariant has opened a new facility in Toulouse, France, dedicated as the headquarters and laboratories to its active ingredients for personal care.


Where politics and beauty meet

23-Feb-2017 - New leadership took over the United States not two months ago, and already executive orders, emerging policy platforms, and the pandemonium of an experiment in business-tycoon-as-government-official have warranted a new...

Unilever starts ‘comprehensive review’ after Kraft Heinz withdraws bid

23-Feb-2017 - Unilever has announced that it is undergoing a comprehensive internal review following news that Kraft Heinz has withdrawn its $143bn bid for the company.

UK indie beauty brand Illamasqua signs pledge opposing Trump

21-Feb-2017 - Illamasqua, a cosmetics brand known for its ethical stands, claims it is the first British business to make a pledge opposing US President Donald Trump.

Kraft Heinz pulls out of Unilever bidding process

21-Feb-2017 - Food giant Kraft Heinz has pulled out of the bidding process for Anglo-Dutch consumer player Unilever after its $143 billion (€134 billion) bid was turned down at the end of last week.

A new headquarters for New Avon

20-Feb-2017 - After nearly one year as a stand-alone company, the North American social selling beauty company has announced the location of its new offices here in New York City. Soon hundreds...

Beiersdorf intensifies its marketing strategy

16-Feb-2017 - Beiersdorf, consumer goods company, has announced it is pushing forward its communications for its Nivea brand.

Will cosmetics and personal care ingredient trade between Australia and the US come undone in the age of Trump?

15-Feb-2017 - To find out how business on the ground is fairing since this country’s new President had his ‘worst call by far’ with a foreign leader, Cosmetics Design caught up with...

After completing merger with the P&G beauty business, Coty reports Q2 financials

14-Feb-2017 - Now among the biggest cosmetics and personal care companies in the world, Coty announced promising results while acknowledging that there are growing pains ahead.

Colors & Effects announces distributor of the year

14-Feb-2017 - The global pigments brand of chemical maker BASF awarded Ross Organic with the first-ever distributor of the year award, a notable milestone for both companies and a sign of things...

Eurofragance enjoys strong 2016 performance

14-Feb-2017 - The Spain-based fragrance player has enjoyed growth of 9%, reaching a turnover of EUR 68.8 million in 2016.

Evonik expands its cosmetics product and tech portfolio

14-Feb-2017 - Major global specialty chemicals company Evonik has acquired a specialty additives business, in a move that it believes will benefit its cosmetics profile.

L’Oréal 2016 results: The Body Shop review for sale confirmed

10-Feb-2017 - L’Oréal released its 2016 results this week, and with it confirmed reports that the global beauty giant is considering a sale of its ethical skin care brand, The Body Shop....

News in brief

BRB silicones enjoys successful facilities expansion

10-Feb-2017 - BRB, a silicones, additives, chemicals and lubricants company, last year opened a new silicones plant in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and a research and development centre in Ittervoort, the Netherlands, last...

BASF announces new head of global development

10-Feb-2017 - The global specialty chemicals company has announced the appointment of Piyada Charoensirisomboon as its new vice president for global development of personal care.

Beiersdorf appointment highlights brand agenda

09-Feb-2017 - German consumer goods player Beiersdorf has appointed a new board member to oversee its Eucerin skin care, La Prairie anti-ageing and Hansaplast wound care brands.

Unilever’s new ingredient transparency initiative

08-Feb-2017 - Consumer goods multinational Unilever has announced a new ingredient transparency initiative for its home and personal care brands, specifically focussing on fragrances.

Will L’Oréal sell The Body Shop?

08-Feb-2017 - The global beauty giant is said to be considering a £1bn sale of the ethical British skin care business, as the retail unit continues to slump in contrast with L’Oréal’s...

India moves towards cashless beauty buys amidst demonetisation decision

07-Feb-2017 - Mintel, the UK-based market research company presents the dilemma facing retailers in India in 2017 and going forward, following its demonetisation move.

Givaudan’s 2016 results: hit by sluggish emerging markets

07-Feb-2017 - The Swiss fragrance and flavours company’s latest figures, released last week, show that it failed to meet market expectations in 2016.

Bulldog pushes forward with US expansion

07-Feb-2017 - British skin care brand for men, Bulldog, has announced it is expanding its presence in the US.

Amorepacific: expansion into the Middle East

03-Feb-2017 - A leader among Korean beauty players, AmorePacific Group, has announced its expansion into the Middle East region.

L’Oreal wins recognition for gender diversity

02-Feb-2017 - L’Oréal has received a Grand Prize for gender diversity, picked out as a winner of the first Gender Diversity Awards to be held by Ethics & Boards and the Institut...

Brexit industry advice: CTPA releases position paper

01-Feb-2017 - The UK Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery association has released a position paper that considers the main implications of Brexit onto the beauty and personal care market.

LVMH posts ‘record’ annual results

31-Jan-2017 - LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, a major luxury goods group, has released its 2016 annual results, recording a revenue of EUR 37.6bn in 2016.