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Blendtek Ingredients and Fitoplancton Marino team up to bring microalgae ingredients to beauty makers

17-Aug-2017 - In an exclusive deal, announced this month, ingredient distributor and solutions provider Blendtek will be the official supplier of Fitoplancton Marino’s Easyalgae Plankton-Extract ingredient.

Swedish brand develops beauty from within skin care line using resveratrol

17-Aug-2017 - Wellness provider Nutrinovate is launching a new skin care line that is formulated around the natural phenol resveratrol.

Open Academy to promote knowledge sharing for formulators

17-Aug-2017 - Open Academy is set to open its doors this October in Barcelona with the aim of promoting open discussion and learning among cosmetic formulation professionals.

Scientists develop new light therapy to tackle acne

17-Aug-2017 - A group of scientists at the Vanderbilt University Medical Centre have updated a light therapy to kill off bacteria in skin that causes both skin infections and bacteria.

Sephora launches a 'Reddit-style' digital beauty community

16-Aug-2017 - French cosmetics retail player Sephora has made a decisive step into the potential online community by launching a ‘Reddit-style’ platform.

UK natural products market latest: competitive

16-Aug-2017 - Naturals in the UK beauty market have seen sales increase by nearly 30% since 2012 and now the market is facing an  increasingly competitive landscape, according to new research.

Glossybox sale agreed: The Hut Group acquires beauty box player

16-Aug-2017 - Glossybox subscription beauty box service has been snapped up by UK online retail platform company, The Hut Group.

Lush brings subscription service to the UK

15-Aug-2017 - Lush has been running a successful product subscription service in the US, and has announced it will now roll  it out across the UK.

Microbiome takes centre stage at this year’s in-cosmetics Formulation Summit

15-Aug-2017 - With skin care that works with the body’s natural microbiome now firmly established as a hot emerging topic for the industry, in-cosmetics has announced that biobeauty will be the major theme of its Formulation Summit this year.

Indie Beauty Profile

Linda Gillette, Parodi

14-Aug-2017 - In her Indie Beauty Profile, Linda Gillette, founder of Parodi Professional Care, describes how she’s moving a niche personal care line, developed for professionals, into the consumer space. And, she reminds other beauty brand founders to be attentive to both their budgets and their personal wellbeing. 

TerraVia files for bankruptcy as part of Corbion acquisition bid

14-Aug-2017 - California-based algae ingredients supplier Terravia has filed for bankruptcy as part of efforts to enable Corbion to acquire the troubled business.

Symrise enjoys strong half-year showing

11-Aug-2017 - Symrise has released its half-year results, and notes that it has increased sales in all segments and regions, and is one of the fastest-growing companies in the industry.

Husks of berries can have antimicrobial effect in cosmetics

11-Aug-2017 - A research centre in Finland has claimed that the husks of berry seeds may be used in cosmetics to prevent the growth of harmful microbes.

Mintel: 52% of Londoners ‘worried about pollution’

11-Aug-2017 - According to the latest research by market research provider Mintel, consumers in England’s capital are most likely to be concerned about pollution.

L’Oréal, Unilever and Henkel: spotlight on three beauty and personal care giants of Europe

10-Aug-2017 - We take a look at the latest from three of the leading personal care giants in Europe.

Cosmogen pushes Latin America focus

10-Aug-2017 - Cosmogen, a packaging player devoted to cosmetics accessories, brushes and packaging, is set to expand its presence in Latin America.

IMCD to acquire Canadian distributor Lomas

09-Aug-2017 - Netherlands-based IMCD ingredients distributor IMCD has confirmed that it is set to acquire the Canadian distributor Lomas.

Avon reveals details of CEO handover plan

09-Aug-2017 - On the back of disappointing second-quarter results, Avon has confirmed that current CEO, Sheri McCoy, is to step down in spring 2018.

Smartphone searches drive beauty and fashion retail growth

09-Aug-2017 - With m-commerce now a well-established cornerstone of any beauty brand's retail strategy, a new report has highlighted the importance of being search optimized.

Internet retailing: German FMCG report reveals beauty out in front

08-Aug-2017 - A new report from digital market insights firm L2 has revealed that when it comes to mobile site optimisation by consumer goods companies in Germany, beauty is one of the industries out in front.

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