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UK investment firm buys up John Masters Organics

25-May-2016 - It’s all about organic beauty these days, and UK investment firm Permira is buying into the trend, having acquired a majority stake in John Masters Organics (JMO).

Puig acquires a stake in fragrance player EB Florals

24-May-2016 - Spain-based fragrance player Puig has acquired a minority stake in the new business Buterbaugh Florals (EB Florals).

Investment company buys majority stake in silicones player BRB

19-May-2016 - Leading Netherlands-based silicones player BRB has been acquired through a majority stake acquisition by investment firm Bencis Capital Partners.

Shiseido's global innovation plan

17-May-2016 - Shiseido, Japan-headquartered beauty giant, has announced that its strategy for innovation going forward will be structured around a ‘hub-and-spoke’ system, as it turns towards fully global R&D.

Another closed door for the Body Shop as EU court dismisses action over Spa Wisdom trade mark dispute

11-May-2016 - The General Court of the European Union has ruled against The Body Shop’s efforts to annul the ‘Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market’ decision to reject its application to register trademark ‘Spa...

Avon Products Q1 results

05-May-2016 - The company made its first quarterly financial report today since having sold the North American business to Cerberus Capital Management.

Record results for Lonza underline gains in personal care

04-May-2016 - Record results for Lonza underline gains in personal careSwitzerland-based fine chemicals player Lonza says that it enjoyed a record first quarter, thanks to gains in...

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.

People On The Move

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.

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