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Beauty subscription service Birchbox turns 7

21-Sep-2017 - The cosmetics and personal care products sampling business celebrates its seventh anniversary this month with a collectible box series and customer appreciation offers.  

SC Johnson to acquire Method soap brand

18-Sep-2017 - The household chemical and product maker announced the forthcoming transaction late last week. It’s a deal that will add Method’s hand and body soaps to the SC Johnson portfolio. ...

Coty announces next chief scientific officer

12-Sep-2017 - Coty’s previous CSO retired from the company earlier this summer having, as his final project, stayed on to help the Coty team integrate the P&G beauty brands. Friday, the new...

L’Oréal expands Russian manufacturing for new skin care brands

12-Sep-2017 - The world’s biggest cosmetics company has expanded its Russian manufacturing capabilities in an effort to boost production of its L’Oréal Paris and Garnier skin care products.

Henkel’s Beauty Care business gets new US facility

06-Sep-2017 - The European personal care corporation has just opened a newly consolidated North American headquarters and announced plans to add on more space for R&D in the coming months.  ...

Henkel confirms acquisition of Nattura Laboratorios

06-Sep-2017 - Henkel has confirmed the closing of its acquisition of Nattura Laboratorios, a move that expands its footprint in the Latin American professional hair care market.

Personal care chemical supplier Wacker marks 40 years in Brazil

05-Sep-2017 - The ingredient maker celebrated the milestone Monday in São Paulo, where the company’s American headquarters are located. Wacker isn’t resting on its laurels though, the company has already begun building...

CHT Group acquires ICM Silicones

31-Aug-2017 - The specialty silicones manufacturer, founded by a former Dow chemist, has grown over the years in part thanks to several of its own acquisitions. Now owned by CHT Group, the...

A look at the beauty brands on this year’s Inc. 5000

30-Aug-2017 - The monthly magazine covering news about growing US businesses has issued its latest 5000 list, a roster of “the fastest-growing private firms in America” and the entrepreneurs behind them.

Indian Sequoia buys Faces Cosmetics Canada

30-Aug-2017 - In the first move of its kind, venture capital fund, Sequoia Capital India, acquires cosmetics firm, Faces Cosmetics Canada from Everstone Capital.

Coty financial results show consumer beauty brands not doing well

29-Aug-2017 - The global beauty corporation released Q4 and full-year results this month, disclosing how Coty’s acquisitions of not only the P&G Beauty Business but also of ghd and Younique are impacting...

Nagase acquires Fitz Chem Corporation

29-Aug-2017 - The global specialty chemical distributor is deliberately and incrementally expanding its business in the US, and the acquisition of Fitz Chem gives the company a strong position in the Midwest.

Chinese hair and personal care distributor acquires Cicabel

29-Aug-2017 - Grand Fan Group, a supplier of hair, body wash and care brands, has bought the Cicabel brand from French pharmaceutical producer, Santinov.

Is Unilever about to acquire Estee Lauder?

28-Aug-2017 - Rumors of a takeover began to fly Friday after the Evening Standard published an item, citing unnamed sources, suggesting that Unilever and other interested buyers (multinational cosmetic companies, global investment...

FIT and Allure Magazine launch online beauty certificate program

28-Aug-2017 - Online learning in the cosmetics, personal care, and fragrance industries is gaining ground: L’Oreal teamed up with General Assembly on a program for the company’s marketing pros in late 2015,...

Acme-Hardesty partners with Botaneco

24-Aug-2017 - Ingredient distributor Acme-Hardesty announced the partnership this week. And it’s only the latest step on Botaneco’s journey in the cosmetics and personal care industry.    

Indie beauty brand Sahi Cosmetics secures six-figure funding

24-Aug-2017 - The startup color cosmetics brand catering to the needs of women with medium complexions and yellow or olive undertones announced today the receipt of seed funding from the Zell Lurie...

Will a new academic program in industrial color coatings technology benefit the beauty industry?

22-Aug-2017 - The non-profit arm of paintings and coating company PPG has donated funds that will allow North Dakota State University to create a graduate level program in color technology. And color...

Dubai-based vegan cosmetics line hits the US

22-Aug-2017 - Indie beauty brands Luscious Cosmetics has made the leap into the huge US markets, after expanding rapidly thanks to its focus on a vegan cruelty-free colour cosmetics.

Ann S. Plimpton will soon be the new board chair at Inolex

17-Aug-2017 - As the specialty ingredients company positions its business squarely in the cosmetics and personal care industry, the announcement of a new incoming board chair underscores the company’s new focus as...

Freeman Beauty acquisition signals intent to go global

16-Aug-2017 - Yellow Wood Partners just announced buying the personal care company and has plans to work with the existing senior management team at Freeman Beauty to expand business in current channels...

TerraVia files for bankruptcy as part of Corbion acquisition bid

14-Aug-2017 - California-based algae ingredients supplier Terravia has filed for bankruptcy as part of efforts to enable Corbion to acquire the troubled business.

Symrise enjoys strong half-year showing

11-Aug-2017 - Symrise has released its half-year results, and notes that it has increased sales in all segments and regions, and is one of the fastest-growing companies in the industry.

Euromonitor: L’Oréal, Unilever and Henkel: spotlight on three beauty and personal care giants of Europe

10-Aug-2017 - We take a look at the latest from three of the leading personal care giants in Europe.

Acquisitions boost IFF fragrance results

10-Aug-2017 - IFF has reported strong growth for its second quarter results, with the fragrance side of the business benefiting from recent acquisitions and organic sales growth.

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