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Personal care manufacturer KDC/ONE makes second acquisition this month

By Deanna Utroske

The Canadian company announced this week that it has reached a deal to acquire Swallowfield’s beauty manufacturing business. The news comes just 2 weeks after KDC/ONE acquired Alkos and again furthers the company’s presence and capabilities in Europe.

Health & Happiness Group (H&H Group), NewH2, signs an agreement to acquire a minority stake in personalised skin care provider Proven Skincare.

H&H Group invests in AI-focused Proven Skincare

By Natasha Spencer

The innovation branch of Health & Happiness Group (H&H Group), NewH2, signs an agreement to acquire a minority stake in personalised skin care provider Proven Skincare and its artificial intelligence (AI) technology.

Biesterfeld and Carrubba expand collaboration in Europe. ©Biesterfeld Spezialchemie

Biesterfeld and Carrubba expand collaboration in Europe

By Natasha Spencer

Speciality chemicals distributor, Biesterfeld Spezialchemie, is growing its existing relationship with flavour, fragrance and botanical extract name, Carrubba by expanding it into the European marketplace.

Beiersdorf: the multinational’s 2019 performance so far

Beiersdorf: the multinational’s 2019 performance so far

By Lucy Whitehouse

Beiersdorf, German parent company of major skin care brands including Nivea and Eucerin, kicked off 2019 with a new strategy and an additional investment program announced. We take a look at where it’s got to so far this year.

Chinese cosmetics regulation: how does it work?

Chinese cosmetics regulation: how does it work?

By Tjaša Grum, CE.way Regulatory Consultants

In this Editor’s Spotlight, we get an expert overview on thee Chinese cosmetics market regulations: which organisations regulate the market, and what do they require from beauty players?

AMSilk acquired by ingredients player Givaudan

AMSilk acquired by ingredients player Givaudan

By Lucy Whitehouse

In a sign that the fragrance, flavours and beauty ingredients player is keen to push forward the scale of its Active Beauty division, Givaudan has acquired the world’s first industrial supplier of vegan silk biopolymers.

Croda expands French site

Croda expands French site

By Lucy Whitehouse

The ingredients supplier has announced that it is expanding its capabilities in France for its Crodarom subsidiary, which produces botanicals extracts.

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