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Ashland invests in true-to-life global personal care testing capabilities

30-Nov-2015 - Ashland says that continued investment in its personal care testing capabilities has now bought it closer to true-to-life consumer and clinical evaluations for personal care formulation on a global basis.

New research highlights accumulative effect of cosmetics compounds in mammals

30-Nov-2015 - Traces of compounds from cosmetics and personal care products found in U.S. mammals are being assessed for accumulative effects by a team of scientists at the State University of New...

Croda announces new head of personal care

30-Nov-2015 - Croda International will be appointing Sandra Breene as head of the company’s global head of personal care and actives following the retirement of Kevin Gallagher at the end of the...

Clariant and Beraca complete strategic alliance in Personal Care

27-Nov-2015 - Ingredient suppliers Clariant and Beraca announce that the strategic partnership deal which sees the former acquire 30% of shares in the Brazilian firm’s Health & Personal Care Division, has been...

Beauty without Boundaries: How ‘multicultural’ product lines are reshaping the entire industry

25-Nov-2015 - At this week’s CEW Beauty Insider event in New York City, a panel of multicultural beauty market leaders discussed the transition to a psychographic and needs-based cosmetics and personal care...

L’Oréal opens its first branded content production studio in Montreal, Canada

25-Nov-2015 - At the company’s worldwide Content Factory employees will create original digital assets to share brand stories, education and inspiration with consumers.

Croda lab investment aims to give customers faster response times and more claims

25-Nov-2015 - Croda’s US division, part of the world’s largest cosmetic ingredients operation, says that significant investment at its laboratory facilities is helping to raise the bar on response times and product claims....

Is a turnaround finally in sight for troubled Avon?

25-Nov-2015 - After several years of steep decline for one of the biggest cosmetic players in the world, a positive rating from Citibank has sent stock prices surging amidst renewed hopes of...

Adding chelants to hair care products can reduce hair damage

25-Nov-2015 - Procter & Gamble scientists have found that adding chelants such as EDDS and histidine to shampoos and conditioners could reduce the damage caused by free radicals and keep hair healthier.

Symrise says acquisition of renewable materials provider Pinova puts accent on sustainability

24-Nov-2015 - Symrise's acquisition of US-based natural and renewable materials provider Pinova Holdings is part of the ingredients provider efforts to increase its sustainability profile for fragrances.

Cosmetics and personal care industries have room for more women leaders

24-Nov-2015 - This month, the Women’s Forum of New York held its third biennial event honoring companies striving to achieve gender balance on their corporate boards and just over 10 beauty companies...

Brazilian cosmetics labeler Prakolar acquired

24-Nov-2015 - This weekend, Japan’s SATO, a global auto-ID supplier with solutions for supply chain management, tracking, labels, RFID and more, announced its purchase of the São Paulo–based company. ...

The Village Company acquires key brands from High Ridge Brands

24-Nov-2015 - Private label player The Village Company has announced the acquisition of a number of hair care and deodorant brands from the High Ridge Brands company.

More research needed into stretch mark causes before any treatment can be effective

24-Nov-2015 - A new study has urged caution when it comes to purchasing skin creams and lotions designed to prevent and reduce stretch marks, having investigated the causes, and stating that there...

Drug giant Pfizer aims to buy Botox-maker Allergan in $160bn deal

23-Nov-2015 - US pharmaceuticals player Pfizer has agreed to buy Botox-maker Allergan for an estimated $160bn in a deal that will create the largest drug-maker in the world.

New consumer app ranks brands according to ethical practices

23-Nov-2015 - Good On You is set to be a global cross-industry resource for conscientious shoppers. It’s grading fashion brands now and will rate cosmetics and personal care companies in 2016. 

Estée Lauder puts John Demsey in charge of Clinique and men’s skin care

23-Nov-2015 - Estée Lauder Companies has announced additional responsibilities for executive group president John Demsey, while also promoting Jane Hertzmark Hudis to group president.

Coty launches gender-free Calvin Klein fragrance for millennial market

20-Nov-2015 - Coty is launching its new gender-free fragrance under the Calvin Klein brand as it looks to target the millennial generation with a minimalist design and dual-faceted scent.

CD Buzz: Video analysis of biotech ingredient and sensorial formulation trends

20-Nov-2015 - Sensorial product formulations are progressing and piggybacking on the wellbeing trend, while biotechnology is benefiting suppliers and manufacturers across categories in dynamic new ways.

Nu Skin reaches top-five list of anti-aging companies to invest in

19-Nov-2015 - Nu Skin Enterprises joins a list of sophisticated biotech and drug companies as one of the best anti-aging companies to invest in.

A milestone moment for natural personal care

19-Nov-2015 - The independent California Baby brand celebrates its 20th anniversary this month and is doubling down to be an even more influential leader in the natural space with products for consumers...

New research aims to optimize anti-bacterial skin wash

19-Nov-2015 - US researchers are conducting studies that could eventually determine the optimal levels of bacteria on hands and how it can influence overall skin and human health.

Raspberry extract shows strong anti-ageing potential

19-Nov-2015 - Research carried out by two biotechnology companies has found that an extract from the raspberry plant is effective in promoting skin hydration and protecting the cells from excessive water loss,...

Save the date for the Cosmetics Design Hair Care Forum: December 10th!

18-Nov-2015 - The annual Cosmetics Design Hair Care Forum will be aired on December 10th at 10:30am EST/ 16.30pm Paris Time, providing all the latest in hair care trends, with a specific focus...

Sephora CEO reveals the new store concept you’ve been waiting for

18-Nov-2015 - Speaking at a sold-out CEW event last night in New York City, Calvin McDonald, Americas President and CEO of the prestige beauty retailer, shared the inside story of Sephora’s reimaged...

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