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Germany reduces heavy metal limits in cosmetics

25-Jul-2017 - The German government has announced a reduction in the limits for ‘technically avoidable’ heavy metals in cosmetics and personal care products.

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H&M on sustainability: insights from the fashion industry

25-Jul-2017 - Sustainability continues to be a lead issue on the beauty industry agenda. We got a supply chain expert’s insight, via Malin Lundahl of H&M.

Microbeads: UK government consultation on ban concludes, responses revealed

25-Jul-2017 - The UK government has released a summary of responses to its recent consultation on its proposed microbead ban, and explained how it is responding to these.

Lush brings in immigration expert to advise concerned staff on Brexit

21-Jul-2017 - Lush, an outspoken brand when it comes to the UK’s decision to withdraw from the EU, has announced it will be offering immigration expert advice to support any of its staff concerned about the impact of Brexit.

Unilever is keeping ahead of its markets

20-Jul-2017 - In its half-year results, Unilever has revealed that it is enjoying profitable growth, keeping it ahead of its market with its profits jumping by a fifth.

Black Beauty and Fashion Awards 2017 launched at UK parliament

20-Jul-2017 - This week saw the launch of the Black Beauty and Fashion Awards. The launch took place in the UK parliament, with UK MP Chi Onwurah saying black beauty will be political until the day it is seen as normal.

Novacap acquires specialty chemicals player Chemoxy

20-Jul-2017 - Novacap, a worldwide player in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries, announced today that it has signed an agreement to acquire Chemoxy International Ltd, a leading contract manufacturer for specialty chemicals and environmentally friendly solvents.

Direct-to-consumer beauty startup Glossier targets Europe

19-Jul-2017 - Glossier is a US beauty startup that operates a direct-to-consumer distribution model: it is now making strides into the European market.

Univar expands European distribution with Hallstar partnership

19-Jul-2017 - Univar BV, subsidiary of Univar Inc., is extending its exclusive agreement in Italy with Hallstar, and the arrangement will now include five additional countries: Spain, Portugal, Greece, France and Benelux.

Lush begins accepting bitcoins for payment

19-Jul-2017 - Global beauty brand Lush has announced it will accept bitcoins for its bathbombs.

Walgreens launches UK brand Sleek MakeUP in the States

18-Jul-2017 - The drugstore chain announced this week that it's bringing color cosmetics brand Sleek MakeUP to the US market, not only at Walgreens locations but also at Ulta Beauty.

Estée Lauder ventures into chatbots

18-Jul-2017 - Estée Lauder has launched a chatbox that will build its augmented reality beauty offering, allowing users to search, virtually try and then purchase lipsticks, all directly through Facebook Messenger.

‘Cruelty-free’ cosmetics market to grow by over 6% in coming years

18-Jul-2017 - A new report suggests that there is still a lot of life in consumer appetite for cruelty-free product claims, with the market set to grow by 6.1% in the period 2017-2023.

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Microbial diversity: 'key benchmark in the coming Third Wave cosmetic revolution'

14-Jul-2017 - The impact of the microbiome on skin care is fast becoming a key area of research and innovation for the beauty and personal care industry. We caught up with a brand at the forefront of development.

Benefit ‘first-to-market’ with digital brows via augmented reality

13-Jul-2017 - Beauty brand benefit has stepped up its augmented reality offering in a new partnership with global cosmetics app developer Meitu.

European consumers assert: ‘Yes, cosmetics matter’

13-Jul-2017 - Sometimes considered non-essential, consumers have come out in support of cosmetics in a recent survey conducted by trade association Cosmetics Europe.

L’Oréal enters new global partnership to leverage YouCam Makeup potential

11-Jul-2017 - Ever apparently on the lookout for new ways to maximise on digital beauty, L’Oréal has announced a new partnership to integrate its makeup collections across worldwide brands into YouCam Makeup, an augmented reality app.

Sustainable Beauty Awards open for entries

07-Jul-2017 - Ecovia Intelligence has announced the launch of its annual Sustainable Beauty Awards, saying it is now accepting submissions.

How the European cosmetics industry contributes to growth and sustainability

07-Jul-2017 - Cosmetics Europe, the leading trade association for the region, has released an updated version of its report on the industry’s efforts towards sustainability.

L’Oréal digital push turns to voice search

07-Jul-2017 - The beauty multinational has also said that despite huge investments in digital in recent years, it struggles to record the return on investment.

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