All news articles for August 2018

Indie Beauty Expo London is next

Indie Beauty Expo London is next

By Simon Pitman

Last week saw the indie Beauty Expo in New York City platform 250 indie beauty brands, and after the success of this event, the next stop will be London.

IMCD acquires European specialties distributor

IMCD acquires European specialties distributor

By Simon Pitman

Netherlands-based IMCD has confirmed that it has acquired speciality chemicals distributor Volex, as part of its strategy to expand its own distribution footprint in Europe.

Alban Muller launches Ready-To-Beauty concept

Alban Muller launches Ready-To-Beauty concept

By Simon Pitman

France-based natural ingredients provider Alban Muller has launched a new concept designed to make it easier for brands to formulate natural skin care with the right natural ingredients.

Nivea invites creative minds to collaborate on innovation

Nivea invites creative minds to collaborate on innovation

By Simon Pitman

Nivea launched its crowd sourcing innovation think tank Co-Lab earlier this month and has now opened up the initiative to creative minds from the UK, Korea and Brazil to take part in an ‘ideas pitch’.

Conference focuses on biomarine derived ingredients

Conference focuses on biomarine derived ingredients

By Simon Pitman

The BioMarine Business Convention will bring together 350 CEOS and business leaders in Cacais, Portugal, from the 2nd to the 4th of October, when the fourth annual conference will take place.

BASF and Givaudan team up on animal testing alternatives

BASF and Givaudan team up on animal testing alternatives

By Lucy Whitehouse

Working with the Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS), two major players in the ingredients manufacture and supply for the beauty and personal care industry are teaming up to work on animal testing alternatives.

Hair care ingredients to watch, from Mintel

Hair care ingredients to watch, from Mintel

By Lucy Whitehouse

The market research firm suggests that influences from the food industry, and major food trends, are having a big impact onto hair care ingredients.

Counterfeit cosmetics hit headlines in the UK

Counterfeit cosmetics hit headlines in the UK

By Lucy Whitehouse

Brands including Benefit, Dior, Nars and Mac have been the subject of headlines in the UK due to counterfeits worth hundreds of thousands of pounds having been seized.

Vegan beauty: spotlight on the rising trend

Vegan beauty: spotlight on the rising trend

By Lucy Whitehouse

With L’Oréal’s recent Logocos acquisition bringing more vegan claims to the global beauty giant’s portfolio, and Unilever’s vegan personal care brand having just launched in the UK, we take a look at what’s making vegan claims so popular in beauty.

Costa Rica regenerative farm project paves the way for better botanicals

Regenerative agriculture, Part I

Costa Rica regenerative farm paves the way for better botanicals

By Simon Pitman

The rise and rise of the organic and naturals trend in the cosmetics and personal care industry is putting increasing pressure on farmers to produce pesticide-free, sustainable and efficient crops for raw materials.

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