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Douglas becomes ‘leading perfumery chain’ in Spain

21-Jul-2017 - A leading retailer in the European beauty market, Douglas, has become a dominant player in Spain due to the acquisition of perfumery business Bodybell.

Intercos and Cosmint: new partnership set to create major B2B beauty group

21-Jul-2017 - Intercos, a leading player on the international colour cosmetics and skin care scene, and Cosmint, a major manufacturer of skin, hair and body care, have announced a partnership.

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...

Strategic Solutions International debuts unprecedented beauty insights tool

20-Jul-2017 - At Cosmoprof North America this month, SSI CEO Romina Brown launched her company’s newest research platform, a cloud-based interface that provides not only the usual cosmetics and personal care figures...

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...

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...

At Cosmoprof NA, innovative tech promises fast, flawless beauty solutions

19-Jul-2017 - Skin care, hair care, color cosmetics—the list goes on. Even as inventive beauty entrepreneurs develop new products, tools, and technologies that are changing consumer beauty routines and spending habits, ingredient-driven...

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.

Madison Reed is “operationally blowing up the salon channel”

18-Jul-2017 - Two months ago Madison Reed partnered with Ulta to sell hair color kits and bring its AI chatbot tool in-store. Cosmetics Design spoke with Amy Errett, CEO of Madison Reed,...

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.

DSM new partnership to strengthen its global UV filters portfolio

18-Jul-2017 - Global chemicals player DSM has announced an exclusive partnership with Nanjing Cosmos Chemical Co., Ltd., in a move that it says will allow it to offer the largest portfolio of...

Chlitina establishes a regenerative medicine platform with Tongji University

17-Jul-2017 - Taiwanese skin care and beauty salon franchise, Chlitina, announces its collaboration with Tongji University to create a regenerative medicine platform.

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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...

News focus

Spotlight on European skin care market: Euromonitor exclusive

14-Jul-2017 - We take a look at the current state of the market, getting expert analyst insight into market size, growth, key trends and leading and emerging brands.

SIMPPAR 2017 review: sweet smell of success at Paris event

14-Jul-2017 - The Salon International des Matières Premières pour la Parfumerie continued to build on its profile of a well-respected fragrance industry event in this year’s recent edition in Paris....

DNA Diagnostics Center launches skin care test kit for consumers

13-Jul-2017 - The genetic testing laboratory has served hospitals, government agencies, lawyers, and individuals for 20 years. And now the company is putting a line of DNA testing kits on retail shelves.

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.

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.

Dollar Shave Club asserts it remains disruptive following Unilever acquisition

13-Jul-2017 - Recently bought by consumer goods giant Unilever, disruptive razor subscription player Dollar Shave Club asserts it still has its edge.

BWX Limited acquires Mineral Fusion Natural Brands

12-Jul-2017 - The natural personal care and cosmetics brand was previously owned by private equity firm North Castle Partners. That firm often partners with beauty and currently owns the Palladio Beauty Group...

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