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Mechanical engineers rethink how heat affects the natural curl structure of hair

Rather than studying hair according to ethnicity, researchers from Purdue University are categorizing hair by curl patterns and investigating the threshold at which each can tolerate heat styling. 

Tahira Reid, left, and Amy Marconnet, assistant professors of mechanical engineering at Purdue, with graduate student Jaesik Hahn (Purdue University image/Mark Simons)

Microalgae producer launches organic cosmetics line

Algoid Technologies, a company known as a supplier of microalgae to the beauty industry, has taken the plunge and decided to launch its own organic skin care line.

Design agency Diadeis acquires Kong Rex

By picking up the Brazilian firm, graphics services company Diaeis is expanding its global footprint as well as jockeying to work with leading beauty and personal care companies investing in South America.

LVMH reports strong perfume sales despite China concerns

Despite the Chinese market proving tough for some of LVMH's brands, the luxury goods firm reported a 6 per cent increase in its perfumes and cosmetics division.

Sun Chemicals acquires UK decorative color cosmetics provider

New Jersey-based Sun Chemical and parent company, DIC, have acquired Kingfisher Colours Limited, a privately-owned decorative cosmetics color manufacturer with a global footprint and based in Reading, United Kingdom.