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Cargill Beauty eyes expansion into the Latin American market

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By Simon Pitman

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With the aim of further diversifying the Cargill business beyond the mainstay food arena, Cargill Beauty was born earlier this year. In this video, Cargill executives explain why both Brazil and the Latin American army will form a vital part of this ambition.

At the recent in-cosmetics LATAM edition, held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the Cosmetics Design team caught up with Stephane Lecoutiere, global marketing director and Tony Jaillot, general manager, who explained about the importance of the Latin American market to the business development, as well as highlighting some of the ingredient solutions the company will be targeting the market with. 

The executives discussed how the company is redefining itself as more than just a food-focused business, even though it has been a cosmetics and personal care ingredient player for many years now. 

It is a major player in texturizers, ethanol glycerin, polyols, and plant-derived lipids. Cargill Beauty plans to build on this portfolio and to also extent its global reach, to eventually become one of the biggest players in the beauty and personal care arena, worldwide. 

The company is currently targeting the market with its Actigum VSX 20 texturizer, a rheology modifier that is nature-derived and recommended for a wide variety of products, including skin care, sun care and hair care.

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