All news articles for January 2019

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Vantage Specialty Chemicals acquires German surfactant maker

By Deanna Utroske

The personal care ingredient maker announced the deal late last week. By adding LEUNA-Tenside GmbH to the Vantage business, the company hopes to expand its specialty personal care offerings and grow its reach in Europe.

Packaging innovations for ecology: Luxe Pack sustainability focus

Packaging innovations for ecology: Luxe Pack sustainability focus

By Lucy Whitehouse

Packaging in cosmetics and personal care has never been under more scrutiny than it is today, thanks to the rising consumer and regulator interest in sustainability. This year’s ew Luxe Pack ‘Edition Speciale’ trade show is set to put the issue at the...

Avon’s 2018: what did the beauty giant get up to?

Avon’s 2018: what did the beauty giant get up to?

By Lucy Whitehouse

From its appointment of a new CEO at the start of the year, through to its strides to push forward its business in APAC while cutting back in the US, Avon had a busy year with its efforts to boost its market share.

Cosmetics carcinogens after Brexit? CTPA smacks down suggestion

Cosmetics carcinogens after Brexit? CTPA smacks down suggestion

By Lucy Whitehouse

The UK’s cosmetics trade association has asserted that “cosmetic products will continue to be safe after Brexit”, following recent media coverage that suggested standards on safety for beauty may slip in the UK once it leaves the EU.

XO Balm: new naturals indie brand launch

XO Balm: new naturals indie brand launch

By Lucy Whitehouse

XO Balm is an indie, clean and minimal skin health product, combining natural ingredients with sustainable packaging. The brand says it aims to appeal to those who want to care for their skin and the planet. We caught up with founder Charlotte Libby.

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Avon Products sells its manufacturing business in China to TheFaceShop

By Deanna Utroske

This week the global beauty company announced having reached an agreement with TheFaceShop, a subsidiary of LG Household & Health Care Ltd, to sell is China-based manufacturing operation. And while Avon will profit financially from the sale, initially...

Symrise achieves UEBT membership

Symrise achieves UEBT membership

By Lucy Whitehouse

The first leading flavor & fragrance house to join UEBT as a whole, Symrise has made strides in asserting its credentials when it comes to biodiversity conservation and ethical sourcing: two hot topics under the umbrella of sustainability.

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