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Johnson & Johnson to acquire NeoStrata

28-Apr-2016 - The deal, announced just this week, will give J&J a stronger position in the skin care category, particularly the anti-aging segment.

Olvea opens up new shea butter facility in Burkina Faso

28-Apr-2016 - France-based ingredients provider Olvea has upped its shea butter manufacturing capabilities in Burkina Faso with the opening of new processing facility.

Shiseido pushing forward with new travel retail division

26-Apr-2016 - Global beauty retailer Shiseido is pushing ahead with its new entity, Shiseido Travel Retail, with an ambitious sales target of 18.5 billion Yen/USD 169.6 million for this financial year.

Kimberly-Clark results buoyed by emerging markets, but currency translations hit hard

25-Apr-2016 - Kimberly-Clark had a challenging first quarter, hit by currency headwinds that led to declines in all divisions, including personal care, but emerging markets are still growing.

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Latest Estée Lauder exec appointments reflect focus on consumer engagement

21-Apr-2016 - Estée Lauder has announced a series of new executive appointments that focus on the company’s continued focus on digital engagement worldwide.

Seppic and Total Fluides join forces to develop bio-sourced emollients

21-Apr-2016 - French ingredients player Seppic has teamed up with Total Fluides to develop a range of bio-sourced emollients and to explore new development opportunities in the cosmetics market.

Clariant buys stake in Korean ingredients firm

21-Apr-2016 - Clariant, global specialty chemicals firm, has purchased a 17% stake in naturals active ingredients supplier BioSpectrum.

The Mibelle Group takes over P&G’s Ondal Sarl production site enhancing cosmetics business

20-Apr-2016 - The Mibelle Group will purchase Procter & Gamble’s Ondal Sarl production site in Sarreguemines in France as it looks to strengthen its already close business relationship with the consumer goods...

Japanese specialty chemicals firm partners up with global distributor

19-Apr-2016 - Showa Denko, a Japan-based ingredients supplier for the cosmetics industry, has teamed up with international distributor Azelis, to further strengthen its global reach.

Estée Lauder announces new EMEA boss amidst leadership changes

19-Apr-2016 - The Estée Lauder Companies has announced a number of leadership appointments and changes, including Peter Jueptner taking the reins as President, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), with the...

Givaudan rebrands cosmetics business as ‘Active Beauty’ to enhance market presence

19-Apr-2016 - Ingredient supplier Givaudan has rebranded its active cosmetics business as ‘Active Beauty’, unveiling the new identity at the in-cosmetics trade show in Paris as it looks to add more focus...

L’Oréal sees developed markets hold up in Q1 sales

19-Apr-2016 - L’Oréal saw its Group sales rise 1.8% for the first quarter 2016 to €6.55 billion, thanks to gains made in Western Europe and North America offsetting difficulties encountered in some...

L'Oreal feels the heat for involvement in Russia's 'IT Princess'

15-Apr-2016 - L'Oreal Paris is feeling the heat as one of the sponsors of 'IT Princess', a Russian beauty competition claiming to attract more women into science, tech and engineering.

Personal care focus brings positives for Unilever but Group turnover drops in tough conditions

14-Apr-2016 - Personal care sales once again led the way for Unilever in its first quarter 2016 results, although turnover saw a 2% decline due to the strength of the euro and...

Unilever re-enters India’s hair oil segment

13-Apr-2016 - Hindustan Unilever (HUL) has completed its acquisition of an ayurvedic hair and personal care brand in India.

Groupe GM expands international network with new subsidiaries in China and Taiwan

13-Apr-2016 - Paris-based guest amenity company Groupe GM has announced a significant expansion of its international distribution network by opening its own distribution subsidiaries in China and Taiwan, in collaboration with local...

in-cosmetics 2016 Paris in pictures!

13-Apr-2016 - With day one over and two yet to come of the in-cosmetics Paris trade show, take a look through this gallery at a snapshot of some of the highlights so...

Lonza appoints new director of skin care technology

12-Apr-2016 - Lonza’s Consumer Care division has announced that Dr. Russell Elliott will be taking over as the director of skin care technology at the company’s personal care division.

Natura and Symrise obtain UEBT certification for 40 Amazon ingredients

08-Apr-2016 - Natura Cosmetics and Symrise Amazon have obtained a UEBT certification for a total of 40 natural ingredients from the Amazon attesting that the ingredients are ethically sourced from 14 supplier...

Is Procter & Gamble well on the road to recovery?

07-Apr-2016 - A Wall Street analyst’s positive note on Procter & Gamble’s outlook has sent share prices upwards and could be one of the first signs the business is really back on...

Barentz and Innospec ink distribution deal for Personal Care ingredients in Europe

07-Apr-2016 - Barentz International and Innospec have teamed up by signing a long-term distribution agreement to market ingredients for Personal & Home Care throughout a number of countries in Europe.

Unilever cancels contract with palm oil supplier after it breaches deforestation policy

05-Apr-2016 - The Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant has cancelled its contract with palm oil supplier IOI Group after the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) suspended its certification following complaints of deforestation...

Sun Chemical announces price increase ‘with regret’ to meet growing global demand

05-Apr-2016 - Sun Chemical, which produces inks, coatings, and pigments for the cosmetics industry, announces that ‘with regret’ it will raise global prices on cosmetic pigments, preparations and effects as of June 1, 2016.

IMCD establishes a new office in Japan

05-Apr-2016 - Holland-based fine chemicals distributor IMCD has expanded its position in the Asia Pacific region with the opening of an office in Tokyo, Japan.

L’Oréal announces Alexandre Popoff to take on MEA responsibilities

30-Mar-2016 - The beauty behemoth announces that Alexandre Popoff will add the company’s Africa-Middle East zone to his responsibilities, taking over from Geoff Skingsley, who will be returning to his home country...

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