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Raw materials supplier HORN to distribute Bayliss Botanicals’ organic ingredients

31-Mar-2016 - In a deal announced yesterday, the California-based ingredients distributor will now offer its personal and cosmetics customers organic flower and herbal distillates from a company long-known for its commitment to...

Ashland launches new polymer targeting rinse-off cleansing products

31-Mar-2016 - Fine chemicals player Ashland has just announced the launch of its Surfa Thix N Polymer, an all-in-one solution for a wide variety of rinse-off consumer cleansing products.

Aclaris Theraputics buys up rights to JAK inhibitor hair loss technology

31-Mar-2016 - Aclaris Technology has confirmed the acquisition of Vixens Pharmaceuticals – a company that holds the intellectual property rights to technology relating to Janus Kinase (JAK) inhibitors for the treatment of...

$10 million Suave hair loss settlement back in court

31-Mar-2016 - Unilever faced multiple class action suits when consumers using a Suave Professional product reported hair loss and scalp burns. Late last week the Seventh Circuit decided on an appeal from class...

Face oils could hold big opportunity in UK prestige skin care

31-Mar-2016 - The prestige women’s skin care market in the UK has seen big double-digit growth thanks to the growing popularity of face oils, demonstrating that the growth of new categories provide...

Sheep oil makes its entrance to the North American beauty market

30-Mar-2016 - A lip balm based on sheep oil sourced in Australia is making its debut in the US, which the manufacturers claim is the first of its kind to hit the...

Lush turns sprouting massage bars into PR win

30-Mar-2016 - Lush’s Sprouting massage bars. The story has taken the internet by storm during the past week, as more and more consumers report that beans in the bars sprouted in showers...

L’Oréal’s success with video on Pinterest is good news for beauty advertisers

30-Mar-2016 - The social network has been sharing data recently that suggests beauty and hair care brands do particularly well with consumers on its platform, and new numbers show video content there...

Romaco ramps up cosmetics packaging

30-Mar-2016 - The company has just hired a new business development director for the North American region, with expertise squarely in the beauty industry.

Clarins targets Asian consumers with skin whitening range

30-Mar-2016 - Premium skin care brand Clarins has spoken of its focus on skin whitening in its strategy to target Asian consumers.

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Pigments & Organics: Innovation in nail color

30-Mar-2016 - Mineral makeup remains popular in the color cosmetics category, while clean beauty alternatives and organic infusions are nudging in on the beauty market. Here, Suzanne Roberta of Adesse New York...

New science makes organic synthesis easier

29-Mar-2016 - Chemists from the University of Texas at Arlington and North Carolina State University have documented a water-based process that could lessen industry’s dependence on solvents.

Avon strikes deal with activist investors, avoids proxy contest

29-Mar-2016 - Avon Products has come to an agreement with an activist investment group led by Barington Capital, which means the investors have a say in the appointment of an independent director...

Biomod Concepts’ anti-aging masks bring modern beauty to the private label market

29-Mar-2016 - The beauty and health technology company leverages its patented and proprietary systems in innovative ways and just launched water-free balm masks, announcing that they’ll be in stores this spring.

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Revlon names Fabian Garcia as its CEO

29-Mar-2016 - Having spent a little over a month without a leader, the Revlon board of executives has announced that Fabian Garcia is making the jump from Colgate-Palmolive to become the new...

Special Newsletter - Colour Cosmetics

A pick of the latest colour cosmetics packs

29-Mar-2016 - With so much choice in the colour cosmetics category and so many brands jostling for attention, it can be difficult to stand out. Here, market researcher Mintel has picked out...

In-cosmetics North America announces Formulation Lab

28-Mar-2016 - Reed Exhibitions has revealed that its first ever in-cosmetics North America event will also include the Formulation Lab concept.

Oriflame coming to US and Brazil

28-Mar-2016 - The direct-sales beauty company is scouting out new growth markets and has plans to launch operations in both North and South America.

Consumer demand sparks MyChelle sun care line extension

28-Mar-2016 - Continuing to focus on products that mitigate consumer safety concerns and have minimal environmental impact, the Colorado-based company has added new SPF and after-sun items to its portfolio.

Special Newsletter - Colour Cosmetics

How specialty retailers are shaping the new color cosmetic landscape

25-Mar-2016 - In both the US and worldwide the run away success of Sephora is serving to boost newer, fresher and independent color cosmetics that are bringing a new dynamic to the...

Special Newsletter - Colour Cosmetics

The lowdown on colour regulation in Europe

25-Mar-2016 - Colour plays a vital role in the cosmetics industry, but manufacturers can sometimes be faced with the challenges that arise from the regulations surrounding colour and colourants. Here we sat...

P&G relocating 100+ beauty employees

24-Mar-2016 - The multinational product maker is relocating staff in advance of closing its deal with Coty.  

Sally Beauty wants to do more with data

24-Mar-2016 - The beauty supply distributor and retailer is responding to point-of-sale data more swiftly than ever with prescriptive analytic software.

Firmenich opens new fragrance facility in Argentina

24-Mar-2016 - Swiss fragrance and flavors players Firmenich has opened its new production facility in Buenos Aires, Argentina, adding to a wave of investment in the country after a new government recently...

Nanotech research could uncover new ways of formulating multifunctional products

24-Mar-2016 - New research has come to light that could optimize the manner in which liquid formulations dry, enhancing both the application and efficacy of sunscreens and other beauty products.

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