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North American market for thioglycolates to skyrocket

30-Sep-2015 - The ingredient, central to hair removal products and useful in other personal care items, will be increasingly in demand through 2023, according to new data from Transparency Market Research.

The cost of greater visibility in Asia? A stake in the business for some international players!

30-Sep-2015 - In an effort to gain real visibility in Singapore; French skin care brand, Crème Simon has signed a deal with MediaCorp, an expert in print, online and TV platforms in return for a...

Beauty brands send too many emails!

29-Sep-2015 - One marketing services company has new data on open rates and send volumes that could help beauty brands adjust their consumer email strategies to greater effect.

Schwan Cosmetics opens new pencil manufacturing facility

28-Sep-2015 - The German company celebrates the grand opening of its new US site this month and will be producing the its signature products there—color cosmetic pencils for eyes, lips, face and...

Lonza forms partnership in South America with ingredients player Lamberti

24-Sep-2015 - The Lonza Consumer Care Business has signed a long-term commercial collaboration with Lamberti as a means of extending its reach in the personal and home care ingredients market in South...

Ashland spin-off creates more focused consumer specialty chemicals business

23-Sep-2015 - Chemicals player Ashland has decided to enhance the focus of its business by dividing into separate specialty chemical and industrial lubricants businesses.

Amore Pacific targets unique positioning in the Colombian skin care market

22-Sep-2015 - As part of plans to expand beyond Asia, South Korean cosmetics player Amore Pacific says Colombia is a likely contender as a new market to enter, and the skin care...

Amway invests $25 million in second Vietnam facility

22-Sep-2015 - Amway has invested in $25 million in a Binh Duong based facility that will focus on beauty from within brand, Nutrilite as part of its 'long-term commitment to Vietnam.'

Amore Pacific mulls entering the Colombia market

21-Sep-2015 - As part of moves to expand its market reach beyond Asia, Amore Pacific executives are on a mission to gauge whether Colombia will be one of the next new markets...

Kao and AkzoNobel named sustainability leaders by Dow Jones

18-Sep-2015 - Kao has been named as the 2015 industry group leader in the Household & Personal Products  category of the 2015 Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the second consecutive...

Avon’s fortunes continue to rollercoaster as possible new SEC probe comes to light

17-Sep-2015 - Avon Products could be facing another SEC probe, just a few days after more positive news broke that the company is in discussions with private equity companies to make bids for the business....

In Brazil, beauty and health purchases account for over 10% of ecommerce spending

17-Sep-2015 - Combined sales of cosmetics, perfume and health products make this the fourth largest category, and ecommerce growth in all categories is up 16% for the first half of the year,...

P&G targets a 30% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions

17-Sep-2015 - Procter & Gamble is aiming to raise the bar on its sustainability profile after announcing ambitious plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its production facilities by 30% by the year 2020.

L’Oréal announces new France management structure and appoints new GM

17-Sep-2015 - The beauty behemoth has appointed Hervé Navellou from within to head up L’Oréal France as General Manager and strengthen its governance in its home market by creating a new management...

L'Oreal invests further in US video content with new partnership

16-Sep-2015 - In partnering up with global advertising software platform TubeMogul, L’Oreal has made yet another stride towards establishing itself as a beauty industry leader when it comes to digital strategies.

Colombian cosmetics companies get the hot house treatment

16-Sep-2015 - As part of the government-backed drive to broaden and expand the Colombian cosmetics industry, some of the key domestic players are getting hot house treatment in an effort to boost...

Contém 1G signs on to distribute Amyris skin care in Brazil

15-Sep-2015 - The new product line centers on an ingredient—Neossance Squalane—made from that country’s own sugar cane. And the partnership will go beyond shared distribution channels to include a manufacturing relationship. ...

Country Profile: Colombia

Colombia turns to the cosmetics industry to help diversify the economy

15-Sep-2015 - Too much focus on energy and commodities has left the Colombian economy vulnerable to global economic cycles. But with a renewed emphasis on diversification, the country’s cosmetics and personal care...

ULTA faces class action

14-Sep-2015 - The cosmetics retailer has been accused by former shop managers in California of misclassifying their employment status to avoid paying overtime wages.

Frutarom makes 10th acquisition of the year and hints at more…

11-Sep-2015 - Ingredient supplier Frutarom has kept its acquisition momentum up with its 10th of the year, having purchased 79% of the shares of the Spanish company Nutrafur, who specialise in the...

Country Profile: Colombia

Natura carves out a piece of the pie in Colombia

10-Sep-2015 - In just a few years Brazil-based Natura has risen from nothing to become a major cosmetics player in the Colombian market. Here, Natura’s head of the Colombian operations tells the...

Burberry sees success in China with 'beauty box' concept

10-Sep-2015 - International luxury fashion house and beauty brand, Burberry has opened its third 'beauty box' in China - a concept that offers personalised and digital experiences in colour cosmetics, skin care,...

Country Profile: Colombia

Colombian trade body targets international partnership to grow cosmetics industry

09-Sep-2015 - The Colombian government has big ambitions for the cosmetics and personal care industry and is charging the National Business Association of Colombia (ANDI) with laying the foundations for the growth....

LVMH swipes Apple exec for head of digital role in a bid to boost online presence

09-Sep-2015 - The announcement of the hiring of former Apple executive, Ian Rogers, as LVMH’s new head of digital confirms the luxury goods multinational is rising to meet the promise of e-retailing...

Edgewell Personal Care divests blades business

08-Sep-2015 - Edgewell Personal Care has confirmed the sale of its Industrial Blades division to AccuTec Blades in a move that aims to further streamline the newly independent business.

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