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Beauty and transparency: why is honesty now so essential for brands?

Beauty and transparency: why is honesty now so essential for brands?

By Lucy Whitehouse

We caught up with Kezzler, a company that offers technology to digitize individual products in the supply chain to give them a unique, secure and traceable identity, on the rising demand for transparency in the beauty industry. This Editor’s Spotlight...

Holland & Barrett launches CBD-infused cosmetics range

Holland & Barrett launches CBD-infused cosmetics range

By Lucy Whitehouse

In a sign that the European market may be ready for the rising cannabis-related skin care products that has been sweeping the US, Eos Scientific has launched their Ambience range across the UK.

Beiersdorf announces executive reshuffle

Beiersdorf announces executive reshuffle

By Simon Pitman

Beiersdorf has announced two executive reshuffles, the appointment of Asim Naseer as chief marketing office took effect on January 1st, while Ramon A. Mirt will head the Near East and Americas region from March.

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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.

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.

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...

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

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

By Lucy Whitehouse

From a push with its eco beauty brand and an effort towards natural microplastics, to the company’s new CEO coming from the division, Unilever’s beauty business has had a big year in 2018. We take a look in this Editor’s Spotlight.

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Croda invests further in Cutitronics

By Deanna Utroske

The beauty ingredient maker announced this week that it is putting even more money into Cutitronics, a health tech company that’s developing consumer skin care devices to deliver customized product and to gather data. The companies are at work on a devise...

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