Consumer goods major Unilever will unify its split Anglo-Dutch legal structure into a single parent company in the UK – a move set to future-proof business, especially important during COVID-19, its CEO says.
The ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has accelerated and morphed consumer trends, catapulting safety and hygiene to the fore and increasing the relevance of blockchain and biotech in beauty, says a trends expert.
Non-animal tests on chemical substances continue to be widely used in the EU, with read-across studies most popular and in vitro methods gaining traction, according to the European Chemicals Agency’s (ECHA) latest report.
Spanish fashion and fragrance firm Puig will acquire a majority stake in Charlotte Tilbury – an interesting move given rumoured competition from Unilever, though one that makes a lot of sense given company strategies, according to market experts.
The ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has halted life as we know it, with beauty hit especially hard and forced to reassess how it can remain relevant. But some brands have continued with product development and launches – prepared...
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UK indie brand Beauty Kitchen has launched a refillable organic hand sanitiser spray, providing an alternative to single-use plastic products it says are littering the market during the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
This month, the marine ingredient startup announced the opening of a production plant that uses leading-edge photobioreactor technology to produce microalgae at the scale and quality needed for industrial use.
French packaging major Albéa has completed the divestment of its dispensing systems, metal and Brazil businesses to US packaging firm Silgan, now refocusing on tubes, rigid cosmetic packaging and beauty solutions, its CEO says.
Global flavour and fragrance major Givaudan has completed the acquisition of Italian botanical specialist Indena and announced plans to acquire French biotech firm Alderys – all part of a wider drive to strengthen active beauty capabilities.
Italian cosmetics ingredient company Res Pharma Industriale has launched an ‘easy-to-manage’ emulsifier it believes has considerable potential for the Asian beauty market, after receiving initial interest from China and Thailand.