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L'Oreal to launch multi-cultural division starting with Carol's Daughter acquisition

21-Oct-2014 - L'Oreal signed this week to acquire the multicultural beauty brand and plans for it to continue under current leadership while making full use of its expertise in the multicultural beauty...

Symrise further invests in African market to strengthen presence

21-Oct-2014 - Symrise is strengthening its presence in the fast-growing West African with a new location in Lagos, Nigeria which will cover the Scent & Care and Flavour & Nutrition segments.

DSM finds French and Russian consumers favour ‘skin glow’ benefits

17-Oct-2014 - Following a study where Russian and French consumers were found to favour 'glowing' benefits from base care products, DSM has launched a new marketing concept around naturally glowing skin.

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DSM announces new Personal Care appointment

17-Oct-2014 - DSM’s Personal Care Business Unit announces a new management appointment as Gaëlle Bathany-Di Mascio joins as Head Global Key Account Management. 

Procter & Gamble sets new sustainability objectives across the supply chain

15-Oct-2014 - The company announced this week its intentions to further limit water use and packaging as well as to take advantage of more renewable materials by 2020.

CPL Aromas reports record turnover on strong emerging market sales

15-Oct-2014 - UK-based ingredients and fragrance company CPL Aromas says it has reported record revenues off the back of particularly strong sales in emerging markets worldwide.

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Yves Rocher cuts Ireland jobs

14-Oct-2014 - Yves Rocher will be cutting approximately 30 jobs in Ireland as it looks to move its operations back to France.

Clinique opens first pop-up skin lab

10-Oct-2014 - Estée Lauder’s Clinique has invested in a skin lab that will offer consumers interactive personalised consultations. 

Givaudan meets third-quarter forecasts despite Europe's slowdown

10-Oct-2014 - Despite a weaker performance in Europe and North America, Givaudan seen a rise of 4.3% in sales thanks to strong demand in emerging markets in the third quarter.

Induchem to present research on skin delta opioid receptors at IFSCC

09-Oct-2014 - Induchem is set to present its' research around the evaluation of skin delta opioid receptors and the stimulation of hair follicle stem cells in reactivating hair growth at this year's IFSCC...


Experts give mixed response on Coty’s Bourjois acquisition

08-Oct-2014 - Shares have risen in Coty since it announced its intention to acquire luxury fragrance and color cosmetics brand Bourjois from Chanel, but a Euromonitor analysts says the deal does not...

Holland & Barrett accused of 'exploiting racism to make money' by stocking skin-whitening product

08-Oct-2014 - The health food giant found itself in the spotlight after equality charities accused it of “exploiting racism to make money” by stocking Dr Organic's Royal Jelly Skin Body Whitening Cream....

Coty puts $239m bid in for Chanel’s Bourjois cosmetics brand

08-Oct-2014 - Fragrance, colour cosmetics and skin care brand owner Coty has confirmed a binding offer to acquire Bourjois cosmetics from Paris-based fashion house Chanel.

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DSM makes four major appointments within its personal care division

07-Oct-2014 - Switzerland-based DSM has made four management appointments within its personal care business, targeting the direction of its North American, EMEA and global operations.

Unilever and P&G both hit by US lawsuits alleging deceptive deodorant packaging

07-Oct-2014 - Two of the world’s biggest deodorant players have been hit by lawsuits alleging that consumers are being deceived into thinking the packaging contains more deodorant formula than it actually does....

Caldic expands silicones capabilities for cosmetics with acquisition

07-Oct-2014 - Netherlands-based ingredients and fine chemicals provider Caldic has expanded its silicones capabilities with the acquisition of silicones manufacturer RoRe Technologies.

French flavor and fragrance player Robertet sets up facility in NJ

02-Oct-2014 - Robertet has expanded its operations on the other side of the Atlantic following the opening of a $20m fragrance and flavors facility in Mount Olive, New Jersey.

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L’Oreal suspends business travel to Hong Kong amid protests

01-Oct-2014 - L’Oreal has put in place a ban restricting all staff from travelling to Hong Kong for business until October 6, due to the mounting unrest there.

Naturex reveals ambition to 'work outside a rigid model'

01-Oct-2014 - A year after publishing its' 'Sustainability Principles', Naturex has released its first 'Pathfinder' report which reveals the company's objectives in the area of sustainability.

Informa creates global cluster for beauty events

30-Sep-2014 - Switzerland-based Informa Exhibitions has established the Informa Beauty Cluster, designed to reinforce and highlight its growing portfolio of global beauty industry events.

L’Oréal inaugurates carbon neutral hair care facility

26-Sep-2014 - L’Oréal has opened its brand new hair care production facility in Burgos, Northern Spain, which has been designed as a biomass plant, enabling the cosmetics giant to term it carbon...

Fermentalg granted patent for mixotrophic process to breed microalgae

24-Sep-2014 - French firm Fermentalg has announced that it has been awarded a new active ingredient patent to protect its state-of-the-art technology for its mixotrophic process to breed microalgae.

Evonik signs deal with Univar to cater to Northeastern US

22-Sep-2014 - Evonik is expanding into Northeast of the US by appointing Univar to distribute its’ personal care products.

Barentz opens South African office to tap 1bn-strong sub-Sahara

22-Sep-2014 - Dutch supplier Barentz has opened an office in Johannesburg, South Africa, as it builds its presence in the 1bn populated sub-Sahara in food and nutrition, pharmaceuticals, personal care and animal...

3D Harvard make-up invention to change the whole beauty game

18-Sep-2014 - ‘3D' printing is the buzz word of the moment in the cosmetics industry. The latest innovation in the area claims consumers can make their own colour cosmetic formulations at home...

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