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Reader Survey Results

Beauty and personal care ingredient prices will go up under a Trump administration, readers tell Cosmetics Design

07-Dec-2016 - Last month Cosmetics Design ran a reader survey to gauge your sense of how the next four years will reshape the industry. The results are in—likely new policy on trade...

Avon headquarters leaves the US

06-Dec-2016 - As of January 2017 the direct-sales beauty company known as Avon Products will operate it global business from offices in the UK. And just this month, Avon announced the appointment...

Henkel opens beauty care plant near Moscow

06-Dec-2016 - Henkel, multinational consumer goods company, has announced the opening of a beauty care facility in Russia.

Indian Sanghvi Brands opens first Clarins spa

06-Dec-2016 - Luxury salon and spa management company, Sanghvi Brands, launches India’s first Spa by Clarins at the new W Hotel in Goa.

NARS Cosmetics founder awarded top French honour

02-Dec-2016 - The founder of popular French beauty brand NARS has been recognised for his contribution to the upholding of French ideals, with the Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur.

Estée Lauder puts consumer first in the face of Brexit

02-Dec-2016 - Beauty giant Estée Lauder has been vocal about its intention to put the consumer first in the face of UK price increases resulting from the falling pound.

Shiseido Group becomes EMEA partner of Women’s Forum Global Meeting

02-Dec-2016 - Shiseido is making strides to strengthen further its European presence, becoming the new partner of the Women’s Forum Global Meeting.

Brexit boost to prestige beauty market

30-Nov-2016 - New research has revealed that the market for prestige beauty has enjoyed strong growth in the post-Brexit months.

Kolmar Korea takes majority share in CSR Cosmetics

30-Nov-2016 - The South Korean cosmetics original development manufacturer (ODM), Kolmar Korea, announces its acquisition of an 85% stake in CSR Cosmetics Solutions.

Coty completes ghd acquisition

30-Nov-2016 - The much discussed acquisition of British hair appliance company ghd by US beauty giant Coty has now been completed.

Olaplex sues L’Oréal USA

28-Nov-2016 - The California-based professional hair care maker filed suit this month, claiming L’Oréal infringed on its patent and engaged in false advertising.

Lush pledges to defend digital rights

23-Nov-2016 - Beauty brand Lush has announced it is joining forces with digital rights organisation, Access Now, in its global campaign to oppose government ordered internet shutdowns.

L’Oréal, IFF and Givaudan: among global leaders in tackling climate change

22-Nov-2016 - Several key players in the beauty and personal care industry have been picked out as leaders when it comes to tackling climate change by the new CDP scoring system.

Solabia acquisition of Algues & Mer: pollution-free algae in focus

22-Nov-2016 - Solabia, ingredients manufacturer, has announced the acquisition of a France-based company that specialises in biosphere-sourced materials.

In an open letter to Donald Trump, cosmetic and personal care corporations stand up for Paris Climate Agreement

21-Nov-2016 - In a coordinated effort by some 300+ businesses, ingredient makers and major corporations including Unilever and L’Oréal call on new and current leaders to support a low-carbon economy and keep...

Institute of Personal Care Science gears up for global expansion

17-Nov-2016 - The Institute of Personal Care Science (IPCS) has announced it is getting set to expand its offering of educational programmes for the industry on a global scale.

Exclusive interview

How brands can evolve in personal care market part III

17-Nov-2016 - Part III: Using science and nature to launch productsIn the final part of our interview, we spoke to Vito Consiglio, Vice President, Personal and Home Care, Ashland, about how Ashland...

Cosmetic and personal care ingredient maker Mapric has been acquired

16-Nov-2016 - GreenTech, a French biotechnology company that makes ingredients for the personal care and cosmetics industry (as well as for pharma and nutra), is, with this latest deal, jockeying to become...

Croda shows confidence in Iran: new office opens

16-Nov-2016 - The specialty chemicals company recently celebrated the official opening of its Croda Pars office in Tehran, the country’s business capital.

Special Newsletter: Sustainaibility

Why are Unilever and L’Oréal leading the way on sustainability?

11-Nov-2016 - The biggest cosmetic and personal care players are making huge inroads on their sustainability objectives, consistently raising the bar in an effort to reduce energy and waste.

Croda invests in three new laboratories in APAC

10-Nov-2016 - Croda International, the British speciality chemicals company, has furthered its plans to open three new laboratories in Greater China, Republic of Korea and Indonesia.

Reader Survey

How will the next presidential administration affect the cosmetics and personal care industry?

10-Nov-2016 - This week the US elected a new president and the whole world is watching to see what comes next. Cosmetics Design has put together a brief, anonymous survey to gather...

Henkel launches CSR hairdressing project in Romania

10-Nov-2016 - Schwarzkopf manufacturer Henkel has launched a CSR project in Romania aimed at giving women greater confidence through hairdressing. 

Shin-Etsu Chemical expands silicone business

09-Nov-2016 - Shin-Etsu Chemical plans to build a new plant in Japan and expand its technical centre in Japan to grow its silicones business.

News in brief

Toyo Ink merges subsidiary companies in France

08-Nov-2016 - Japanese Toyo Ink SC Holdings merges multiple subsidiary companies based in France in a bid to reach the European market.

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