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Clariant opens new facility dedicated to active ingredients

24-Feb-2017 - Specialty chemicals player Clariant has opened a new facility in Toulouse, France, dedicated as the headquarters and laboratories to its active ingredients for personal care.

Euromonitor - global economic uncertainty could spell consumer polarisation

24-Feb-2017 - Many aspects of the European economy and political situation are looking increasingly uncertain. A new report highlights that shifting political allegiance and economic volatility could stunt growth and polarise consumers.

Stora Enso upgrades its flagship carton board for the beauty market

24-Feb-2017 - Emphasizing just how crucially important the perceived quality of secondary beauty packaging is, Stora Enso says it has based the development of an upgraded carton board on consumer insights.

Unilever starts ‘comprehensive review’ after Kraft Heinz withdraws bid

23-Feb-2017 - Unilever has announced that it is undergoing a comprehensive internal review following news that Kraft Heinz has withdrawn its $143bn bid for the company.

Why in-cosmetics Global is focusing on sustainability

22-Feb-2017 - Sustainability will be a core focus at the newly re-branded in-cosmetics Global event, to be held in London in early April. We caught up with the show director to find out more.

Personalisation – how it is affecting the entire beauty supply chain

22-Feb-2017 - Consumer demand for more tailored and personalised beauty and personal care products is impacting every aspect of product development, from packaging through to formulation and beyond. Here we take a look at some recent developments.

Active beauty: Making health and fitness look good

21-Feb-2017 - Market research company, Mintel, reveals that active beauty is set to be a dominant trend in 2017, as companies invest in tools and applications that encourage consumers to focus on health, fitness and beauty.

UK indie beauty brand Illamasqua signs pledge opposing Trump

21-Feb-2017 - Illamasqua, a cosmetics brand known for its ethical stands, claims it is the first British business to make a pledge opposing US President Donald Trump.

Kraft Heinz pulls out of Unilever bidding process

21-Feb-2017 - Food giant Kraft Heinz has pulled out of the bidding process for Anglo-Dutch consumer player Unilever after its $143 billion (€134 billion) bid was turned down at the end of last week.

A new headquarters for New Avon

20-Feb-2017 - After nearly one year as a stand-alone company, the North American social selling beauty company has announced the location of its new offices here in New York City. Soon hundreds of New Avon staff will move from the East Side to Lower Manhattan.

PCHi opens its doors next week

17-Feb-2017 - The PCHi trade show, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, opens for business next week. We take a look at what’s in store.

Cosmetics claims and labelling not up to scratch, finds French govt body

17-Feb-2017 - The French Directorate-General for Competition, Consumer Affairs and the Prevention of Fraud has released a report that states that labelling claims in the country for cosmetics are ‘poorly controlled’.

Will cosmetics and personal care ingredient trade between Australia and the US come undone in the age of Trump?

15-Feb-2017 - To find out how business on the ground is fairing since this country’s new President had his ‘worst call by far’ with a foreign leader, Cosmetics Design caught up with Jacqui Rathner of Naturally Australian Products.

Technical access to 30,000 personal care ingredients: new programme announced

15-Feb-2017 - in-cosmetics, a B2B events series for personal care ingredients, has announced its collaboration with SpecialChem, the B2B digital marketing company specializing in chemicals and materials.

Guest article

What customization means to the personal care industry

13-Feb-2017 - Customization is set to be one of the biggest trends for personal care in 2017 – so just what does it mean to the Personal Care industry and what should brands and formulators be doing to customise their offerings? Here are a few options to consider…

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Clean beauty trend: does it have a future?

10-Feb-2017 - A backlash against the trend of ‘clean eating’ has begun. Does this mean the end for the clean beauty trend?

L’Oréal 2016 results: The Body Shop review for sale confirmed

10-Feb-2017 - L’Oréal released its 2016 results this week, and with it confirmed reports that the global beauty giant is considering a sale of its ethical skin care brand, The Body Shop.

Exclusive interview

What’s new in cosmetic green chemistry?

09-Feb-2017 - We caught up with Dr Barbara Olioso, founder of The Green Chemistry Consultancy, to get her take on the latest in green cosmetics chemistry.

Our anti-pollution forum: two weeks to go

08-Feb-2017 - With just two weeks to go before our free to attend, hour-long anti-pollution forum, we are getting set to consider some of the major questions around the trend.

Will L’Oréal sell The Body Shop?

08-Feb-2017 - The global beauty giant is said to be considering a £1bn sale of the ethical British skin care business, as the retail unit continues to slump in contrast with L’Oréal’s wider performance.

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