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Discover our market-leading skin microbiome conference

Discover our market-leading skin microbiome conference

By Lucy Whitehouse

With the potential of the skin’s microbiome offering totally new avenues for formulation, product development and brand launches, our first Cosmetics Design Summit will be dedicated to Skin Microbiome Innovation.

Alan Jope, incoming CEO (photo via Unilever)

Unilever’s next CEO is current president of beauty and personal care

By Deanna Utroske

At the start of the New Year, Alan Jope will take over as CEO of the multinational consumer goods company. Having most recently led the beauty and personal care business—Unilever’s largest division—and been with company his entire career, Jope has the...

Symrise freshens up its online image

Symrise freshens up its online image

By Simon Pitman

Germany based ingredients and fragrance provider Symrise has freshened up its portal to the world with a complete redesign and relaunch of its website.

Lesaffre confirms acquisition of biotech firm Gnosis

Lesaffre confirms acquisition of biotech firm Gnosis

By Simon Pitman

Yeast and fermentation global specialists Lesaffre has confirmed the full acquisition of Italian biotech company Gnosis, which specialises in fermentation derived ingredient and finished products.

L'Oréal makes key executive appointments

L'Oréal makes key executive appointments

By Simon Pitman

L'Oréal has announced a number of new executive appointments, including the position of chief financial officer, and a new head of the company’s Luxe division.

Beauty ingredient maker Croda opens marine biotech center in Canada

Croda opens marine biotech center in Canada

By Deanna Utroske

The specialty chemical maker is looking to the marine environment and biotechnology as a sustainable alternative to conventional personal care ingredient manufacturing. And having acquired Prince Edward Island – based Nautilus Biosciences at the start...

BASF expands presence in sub-Saharan Africa

BASF expands presence in sub-Saharan Africa

By Lucy Whitehouse

BASF Personal Care says increasing its presence in sub-Saharan Africa allows it to respond to a personal care market that is “growing fast and holds great potential”.

Coty announces new CEO and shifts corporate focus to financials

Coty announces new CEO and shifts corporate focus to financials

By Deanna Utroske

Camillo Pane took on the CEO role in July of 2016 just about one year after he joined Coty’s category development team. Now Pane is out and Pierre Laubies, an executive who’s apparently adept at reducing the debt burden of CPG companies, is in as CEO...

image courtesy of L’Oréal Canada

L’Oréal marks 60 years in Canada with new offices

By Deanna Utroske

In 1958, the beauty maker opened in Canada with one division, L'Oréal Coiffure, focused on professional hair products. Now the Canadian subsidiary comprises 4 divisions, 39 brands, and brought in $1.192bn in sales last year.

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