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Estée Lauder, The Honest Company, Colgate, and Nestlé sign Equal Pay Pledge

08-Dec-2016 - These cosmetic and personal care companies signed on to the White House Equal Pay Pledge yesterday, helping bring the total number of businesses in the US working to reduce the...

Barbara De Laere joins The Estée Lauder Companies

08-Dec-2016 - Early this month the beauty maker announced that De Laere—who’s held several VP and GM roles with L’Oréal over the past 15+ years—has taken on the challenge of growing Estée Lauder’s Aveda...

France backing beauty with investment scheme

08-Dec-2016 - A French funding and development organisation recently launched a new ‘Performance Accelerator’ programme, and picked out ingredients manufacturer Alban Muller as one of its first companies to back.

Reader Survey Results

Beauty and personal care ingredient prices will go up under a Trump administration, readers tell Cosmetics Design

07-Dec-2016 - Last month Cosmetics Design ran a reader survey to gauge your sense of how the next four years will reshape the industry. The results are in—likely new policy on trade...

O.Berk acquires VPI Packaging

07-Dec-2016 - The two New Jersey – based packaging companies announced the deal this week, highlighting that O.Berk picks up VPI’s portfolio of luxury personal care products and services.

Australia partners with Amyris to create Southeast Asia biotechnology hub

07-Dec-2016 - The Queensland Government in Australia collaborates with Amyris to create a new platform for sustainable ingredient production in APAC.

Human Rights Campaign 2017 Corporate Equality Index includes personal care and cosmetics suppliers and manufacturers

06-Dec-2016 - Over 500 companies scored a perfect 100 on the advocacy group’s annual list of companies with LGBT-inclusive policies and practices, among them, Avon Products, Estée Lauder Companies, Unilever, and many...

Jane Pinda joins Fragrance West as VP of sales

06-Dec-2016 - As a fragrance sales executive, Pinda is an expert at developing business in new territories and identifying opportunities for growth. Fragrance West calls this a “strategic move to further fortify...

Avon headquarters leaves the US

06-Dec-2016 - As of January 2017 the direct-sales beauty company known as Avon Products will operate it global business from offices in the UK. And just this month, Avon announced the appointment...

Estée Lauder releases 2016 Future Beautiful report

05-Dec-2016 - The report highlights the beauty makers’ corporate responsibility goals and initiatives: “We believe that citizenship and sustainability are essential to our success as a business and our responsibilities as a...

Emily Weiss’s beauty brand Glossier just raised millions in series B funding

01-Dec-2016 - With this investment, the digitally native skin care and makeup company has plans to take its community global, open retail stores, and launch product in additional personal care and cosmetic...

Kolmar Korea takes majority share in CSR Cosmetics

30-Nov-2016 - The South Korean cosmetics original development manufacturer (ODM), Kolmar Korea, announces its acquisition of an 85% stake in CSR Cosmetics Solutions.

Olaplex sues L’Oréal USA

28-Nov-2016 - The California-based professional hair care maker filed suit this month, claiming L’Oréal infringed on its patent and engaged in false advertising.

Personal care contract manufacturer KDC acquires Thibiant International

22-Nov-2016 - In partnership with private equity firm Novacap, KDC is moving heavily into beauty product development and manufacturing in an effort to reach $1bn in annual sales. This is just the...

A new president for Mary Kay North America

22-Nov-2016 - This month, the direct-sales beauty company named a new leader for its business in the US and Canada. Mary Kay selected a company veteran to succeed Darrell Overcash when he...

Pacifica Beauty partners with Alliance Consumer Growth

22-Nov-2016 - The indie beauty and personal care company announced recently that it has accepted a growth equity investment from ACG, the same firm that’s partnered with Nudestix and Tata Harper Skincare....

South Korea makes first APAC free trade agreement with Central America

22-Nov-2016 - The trade ministry of South Korea, APAC’s leading cosmetics hub, has reached free trade agreements with six Latin American countries - Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, Guatemala and Nicaragua....

In an open letter to Donald Trump, cosmetic and personal care corporations stand up for Paris Climate Agreement

21-Nov-2016 - In a coordinated effort by some 300+ businesses, ingredient makers and major corporations including Unilever and L’Oréal call on new and current leaders to support a low-carbon economy and keep...

Institute of Personal Care Science gears up for global expansion

17-Nov-2016 - The Institute of Personal Care Science (IPCS) has announced it is getting set to expand its offering of educational programmes for the industry on a global scale.

Cosmetic and personal care ingredient maker Mapric has been acquired

16-Nov-2016 - GreenTech, a French biotechnology company that makes ingredients for the personal care and cosmetics industry (as well as for pharma and nutra), is, with this latest deal, jockeying to become...

Sally Beauty Holdings reports on full year 2016 financial results

16-Nov-2016 - The Texas-based beauty distributor and retailer announced Q4 and full year results Tuesday and is targeting single-digit growth in the year ahead.

Too Faced acquired by Estée Lauder in the beauty company’s biggest deal yet

15-Nov-2016 - This week Estée Lauder announced that it will pay over $1bn for the millennial-facing color cosmetics brand—a deal that will likely be complete by the end of the year....

Estée Lauder now owns the BECCA brand

15-Nov-2016 - It was less than a month ago Cosmetics Design reported that Estée Lauder was acquiring makeup company brand BECCA Cosmetics. That deal is now final, and the company’s prestige market...

MonoSol sees the beauty of dissolvable pods, packs, and films

14-Nov-2016 - The manufacturing company behind P&G’s Tide Pods for laundry and Cascade Action Pacs for automatic dishwashers is expanding into cosmetics and personal care.

Special Newsletter: Sustainaibility

Why are Unilever and L’Oréal leading the way on sustainability?

11-Nov-2016 - The biggest cosmetic and personal care players are making huge inroads on their sustainability objectives, consistently raising the bar in an effort to reduce energy and waste.

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