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Specialty chemical distributor Azelis acquires Ross Organic

19-Jan-2017 - The deal will see Ross Organic and the team behind the company carry on as a distinct brand and puts Azelis squarely in the natural personal care and cosmetic ingredient...

The Fragrance Outlet leverages digital to grow in store and online

19-Jan-2017 - With plans to lift its store count by more than 10% this year and to create a seamless cross-channel shopping experience for consumers, the fragrance and beauty retailer has expanded...

Revlon announces a complete structural reorganization

18-Jan-2017 - In the interest of global growth and brand agility, the beauty and fragrance company has redesigned how brands, regions, and supporting departments work.

Coty facility coming to Calabasas, California

18-Jan-2017 - The beauty maker’s planed move to a site west of Los Angeles has been approved by both the city’s council and planning committee. And, while the decision has upset select...

Avantium acquires Liquid Light patent portfolio

17-Jan-2017 - The chemical tech company Avantium has announced the purchase of 100+ pending and granted patents for making CO2 into various materials, including specialty chemicals with applications in cosmetics and personal care.

Barbara Menarguez takes on top US fragrance and beauty post at Chanel

16-Jan-2017 - Her predecessor left the executive vice president position in December of last year. Now the long-time Chanel finance leader is set to take control of the company’s skin care, color...

Alexandra Papazian accepts general manager role with Shiseido Americas’ brand Laura Mercier

12-Jan-2017 - Papazian will join Shiseido in the coming months to help oversee growth of the company’s global prestige business by leading the recently acquired Laura Mercier color cosmetics and personal care...

L’Oréal pays over $1bn to acquire Valeant skin care brands

11-Jan-2017 - The beauty leader is buying three affordable, skin care brands that will substantially boost L’Oréal’s revenue in the active cosmetics category in the US market.

Coty to buy 60% of popular cosmetics and skin care ecommerce platform

11-Jan-2017 - The beauty company announced plans Tuesday to partner with the mobile-first social selling platform Younique. 

Milk Makeup makes first private equity deal

10-Jan-2017 - This week, the cosmetics and personal care company announced a partnership with private equity firm Main Post Partners and is looking forward to global growth.

Differentiated beauty strategy bolsters Walgreens Boots Alliance Q1 results

09-Jan-2017 - Company sales for the quarter were down nearly 2% compared to the same period last year, and executives hope beauty will play a part in lifting sales figures. Though some...

Innospec completes surfactants acquisition

06-Jan-2017 - Global specialty chemicals company Innospec has completed its acquisition of the European Personal Care and Home Care business of Huntsman Corp.

Tara Poseley joins Paula’s Choice Skincare as CEO

05-Jan-2017 - The company has formally announced Poseley’s appointment and is looking to leverage her expertise as a brand visionary to grow Paula’s Choice to its next level.

Seppic acquires naturals active ingredients division from Bayer

05-Jan-2017 - Seppic, a major ingredients player in the beauty and personal care industry, has confirmed the acquisition of Serdex, a division of Bayer.

Revlon is trimming jobs, offices, and activities to integrate Elizabeth Arden business

04-Jan-2017 - In June, Revlon announced the acquisition of prestige color and fragrance company Elizabeth Arden. By September the deal was final. Last month Revlon began streamlining the two businesses, and now...

Yves Rocher expands in Nigeria

04-Jan-2017 - Having launched its first store presence in Nigeria last year, French beauty brand Yves Rocher has taken a step forward with the opening of its second outlet.

Beauty news you may have missed over the holiday break

03-Jan-2017 - Several transaction of note took place over the past weeks, including the FDA issuing new guidance on lead in lipstick, Glansaol making its debut by acquiring key beauty brands, and...

Indian start-up raises funds for caffeine-infused personal care range

03-Jan-2017 - As brands seek to combine the powerful properties and mainstream accessibility of the food and drinks industry in the beauty sector, MCaffeine represents India's first caffeine-infused personal care brand and...

Indie Beauty Expo goes to Los Angeles in January

22-Dec-2016 - The leading personal care and cosmetics event for independent brands is happening in LA next month and will include a new feature called Indie Connect, an educational and networking forum...

Cheryl Heinonen leaves Avon – sort of – for Macy’s

21-Dec-2016 - The direct sales beauty company is losing its senior vice president of corporate relations and chief communications officer on January 1st, but she’s continuing on with one of her Avon...

Eurofragance opens Singapore fragrance facility

21-Dec-2016 - Spanish fragrance designer and manufacturer, Eurofragance, inaugurates its Singapore plant as part of its corporate strategy to access growth opportunities in APAC.

Living Proof to become a Unilever brand in 2017

20-Dec-2016 - The multinational consumer goods company announced plans this month to acquire Living Proof, a prestige hair care company best known, perhaps, for being co-owned by businesswoman and actress Jennifer Aniston.

P&G debuts Citizenship Report

20-Dec-2016 - The consumer packaged goods company’s annual sustainability report has been replaced for 2016 with a Citizenship Report covering environmental sustainability, gender equality, community impact, and more.

New silica plant coming to Tennessee

19-Dec-2016 - Chemical maker Wacker announced this month that the company will build a new production facility in Charleston, Tennessee; a project that will expand silica production by over 10,000 metric tons.

Ingredient maker J.M. Huber sells off silica business

15-Dec-2016 - In a deal announced this week, specialty chemical company Evonik has acquired the J.M. Huber silica business for more than $600m. It’s a transaction that will up the company’s position...

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