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The L’Occitane Group is set to acquire the Florence-based home scent brand (Image: Dr. Vranjes Firenze Instagram)

L’Occitane Group acquires Dr. Vranjes Firenze

By Kirsty Doolan

The group has bought luxury Italian home fragrance brand Dr. Vranjes Firenze, as part of its “strategy to build a geographically balanced portfolio of strong premium beauty and fragrance brands”.

It's been a regulations-packed year for the cosmetics and personal care industry (Image: Getty)

Cosmetic regulations round-up: 2023

By Kirsty Doolan

From PPWR to MoCRA, EPR and deforestation laws, it’s been a regulations-heavy time for the cosmetics industry across the globe. We recap some of the most important regulatory updates in 2023 for companies that sell in the EU, UK and beyond...

More businesses may face accusations of 'greenwashing' as we head into 2024 (Image:Getty)

How can you avoid ‘greenwashing’ accusations?

By Kirsty Doolan

As 2024 dawns among a flurry of new EU regulations designed to make our industry more sustainable, it’s clear that the topic of how to avoid greenwashing claims should be top of every business agenda.

Selfnamed said it's aimed at entrepreneurs looking to start or expand their skin care business; to enable them to sell their own products and build their own brand

Start the week with a startup: Selfnamed

By Kirsty Doolan

Every fortnight we talk to a game-changer startup business about why it exists and how it plans to transform the industry. This week we spoke to CEO and co-founder of Selfnamed, Anete Vabule, about how it plans to make it easier for budding entrepreneurs...

 CEO Anastasia Georgievskaya said the software is being used by some beauty and personal care companies to easily 'test out' the potential effects of a certain skin care line on different population cohorts

Start the week with a startup: Haut.AI

By Kirsty Doolan

Every fortnight we talk to a game-changer startup business about why it exists and how it plans to transform the industry. This week we spoke to Anastasia Georgievskaya, CEO of Haut.AI, the company behind generative AI tool SkinGPT.

The heritage beauty business rebranded earlier this year

Avon set to open physical stores in the UK market

By Kirsty Doolan

Global beauty business Avon is betting on bricks-and-mortar retail as it reveals plans to open new ‘mini beauty boutiques" in the UK to support its traditional sales model.

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e.l.f. results show affordable cosmetics shine

By Simon Pitman

As the cost-of-living crisis continues to bite worldwide, the latest financial results for e.l.f. Beauty underscores how inexpensive cosmetic products are proving to be a winner.

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