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UCLA scientists advance stem cell hair growth technique

18-Aug-2017 - Promoting hair growth using stem cell technology is not new, but scientists from UCLA believe they have advanced the technique by discovering a new way to activate hair stem cells...

Fair Hair Care stamp targets ethical hair extensions

18-Aug-2017 - Hair extensions have often been in the spotlight over allegations of poor business practices, which is why the Fair Hair Care organisation is stepping in with the aim of setting...

The Fragrance Shop announces bumper results and subscriptions

18-Aug-2017 - The Fragrance Shop is going from strength to strength in the UK and on the back of robust financial growth the retailer has just launched a subscriptions service.

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.

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.

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.

Freeman Beauty acquisition signals intent to go global

16-Aug-2017 - Yellow Wood Partners just announced buying the personal care company and has plans to work with the existing senior management team at Freeman Beauty to expand business in current channels...

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.

CPL Aromas launches £1 million scientific research centres in UK and Indonesia

15-Aug-2017 - CPL Aromas, a fragrance house company, has announced the launch of two £1 million scientific research centres.

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...

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Ayurvedic beauty in India part I: Mindfulness and wellbeing

15-Aug-2017 - With Ayurvedic beauty appearing as a core marketing message in India, we asked Joanna Chan, Research Analyst at Euromonitor International why this trend is taking off and how it is...

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...

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.

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Free from claims part II: Removing mistruths

14-Aug-2017 - We continued our conversation with Belinda Carli, Director, Institute of Personal Care Science on how the cosmetics industry needs to change its narrative to stop communicating unnecessarily fearful messages....

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.

Acquisitions boost IFF fragrance results

10-Aug-2017 - IFF has reported strong growth for its second quarter results, with the fragrance side of the business benefiting from recent acquisitions and organic sales growth.

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.

Revealing digital insights on the hair care and colour market

10-Aug-2017 - A new market report from digital analysts L2 has revealed that more established players in the hair care market are coming up against increasingly fierce competition from independent brands.

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