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Alternatives to animal testing for next generation ingredients

23-Jun-2017 - Ahead of a new Open Academy for the industry in Europe, we caught up with one of the speakers on alternative testing methods.

Is cellulose the answer to eco-friendly microbeads?

23-Jun-2017 - Scientists at the University of Bath have developed biodegradable microbeads from a sustainable source that could be a viable alternative to plastic microbeads.

Avon Products says this is the last leadership change, for now

22-Jun-2017 - This week the direct sales beauty company announced the appointment of a new chief operating officer. And in making the announcement, Avon Products assured investors, the industry, and the public that the company is now moving full speed ahead toward “sustainable profitable growth.”

Carbios makes progress on biorecycling of PET plastic

22-Jun-2017 - French bioplastics player Carbios says it has made significant advances in the production of PET oligomers made out of terephthalic acid derived from its biorecycling process of PET plastic bottles.

Topical treatment offers safer tanning

22-Jun-2017 - Scientists at the Harvard Medical School say they have developed a way of increasing skin pigmentation in levels using a topically applied compound.

Ingredient maker Evonik targets the active beauty market

21-Jun-2017 - The specialty chemical company showed an expanded collection of market-ready prototypes, known as the Active Lifestyle Concept, at the NYSCC Suppliers Day event earlier this year in New York City. And with this offering, Evonik is looking to be a go-to partner for active beauty brands.

Hourglass will become Unilever’s first color cosmetics brand

21-Jun-2017 - The personal care company announced on Tuesday that a deal has been struck to acquire the makeup brand Hourglass. It’s the latest in a string of Unilever acquisitions to bring prestige personal care and beauty brands onboard.  

What does it take to launch a probiotic skin care range?

21-Jun-2017 - We caught up with BeBe & Bella probiotics skin care founder Allison Krebs-Bensch to find out more about what it takes to launch a brand in this rapidly evolving space.

BASF steps up sustainable palm oil efforts

20-Jun-2017 - With 20 of its production sites worldwide now accredited in line with RSPO standards, BASF has announced ‘good progress’ has been made in its efforts to move away from palm oil that is not certified sustainable.

SEPAWA Congress 2017 calls for papers: final day

20-Jun-2017 - The  SEPAWA annual congress for the detergents/cleansers, cosmetics and perfumery industry in Europe has put out its final, extended call for submissions.

Probiotics skincare – a small niche with massive potential

20-Jun-2017 - The probiotics trend is one of the fastest growing in the skin care category right now, mainly because it simultaneously hits on key consumer demands that include wellness and natural.

Organic spotlight: Azelis earns new COSMOS certification for UK specialities business

16-Jun-2017 - Azelis, a leading specialty chemicals player, has announced it is expanding its organic specialities business, looking at ‘new markets and growth opportunities’.

L’Occitane announces ‘record highs’ in annual results for FY2017

16-Jun-2017 - L’Occitane has released its FY2017 results, and sees its net profit up 16.2% to EUR 132.4 million, the highest since its listing, while gross margin reached a ‘historical high’ of 83.3% (up 0.5 points).

L’Oreal presents ‘connected beauty’ innovations

16-Jun-2017 - L’Oréal has presented its flagship connected beauty innovations this week at the Viva Technology Paris show, with Lancome’s custom made foundation technology and an updated Makeup Genius (augmented reality app) version the key items.

Tune in to our probiotics skin care webinar – June 21st

15-Jun-2017 - As part of our seventh annual edition of the Skincare Ingredients online conference, we are bringing you a carefully curated discussion panel to shine the spotlight on the fast evolving probiotic trend.

Symrise scoops gold status for sustainability management

15-Jun-2017 - Symrise has made the sustainability of its supply chain a key part of its business strategy and that goal has paid off with a gold status award from EcoVadis for its sustainability management.

A new president for Avon Products

14-Jun-2017 - At the start of 2017 the direct sales beauty company moved its global business offices from the US to the UK. And in the intervening months there have been several leadership changes at Avon Products. Now, John Higson is retiring and a new global president will join the company.

L’Oréal teams up with partner to bridge digital skills gap

14-Jun-2017 - L’Oréal has teamed up with educational provider General Assembly to create a digital training programme aimed at CMOs and hiring managers.

Save the date for our 2017 Skincare Ingredients conference – June 21st

14-Jun-2017 - Cosmetics Design is readying its seventh annual edition of the Skincare Ingredients online conference, a chance to keep up to date on trends, network and stay on top of this fast-moving category.

The strategy behind Natura’s offer to acquire The Body Shop

13-Jun-2017 - The Brazilian personal care and cosmetics manufacturer has been keeping its investors up to date on the reasoning and planning behind the company’s proposal to buy The Body Shop from L’Oréal.  For Natura, the brand aligns well with its existing portfolio and would also greatly expand the company’s global and digital reach.

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