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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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Beauty packager Aptar reaches energy management milestone

By Deanna Utroske

In late 2018, the company’s Wisconsin facility secured ISO 50001 certification; an announcement that comes in the midst of ongoing efforts from cosmetics and personal care industry manufacturers and suppliers to reduce their environmental impact.

Givaudan eyes Albert Vielle acquisition

Givaudan eyes Albert Vielle acquisition

By Simon Pitman

Givaudan has confirmed that it is entered into an exclusive agreement to acquire the Albert Vielle business as part of its ambitions to further expand its footprint in the global fragrance market.

L’Oréal’s 2018 beauty round-up

L’Oréal’s 2018 beauty round-up

By Lucy Whitehouse

From its acquisition of major German naturals pioneer Logocos Naturkosmetik AG to its 60 year anniversary in Canada, L’Oréal has made strides in 2018 to maintain its position as industry leader. We take a look at some of the company’s key strategic moves...

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.

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