All news articles for July 2018

blueberry, cranberry and green tea extracts (image courtesy of Mazza Innovation)

Beauty and fragrance ingredient maker Sensient acquires Mazza

By Deanna Utroske

Founded in 2011, Mazza Innovation has made a name for itself over the years for its botanical extraction technology—a process that is solvent free and instead uses pressurized low polarity water. It’s tech that Sensient will now leverage to develop clean...

Avon product brochure goes digital

Avon product brochure goes digital

By Deanna Utroske

The multinational social-sales beauty brand is continually revamping its business these days. There have been drastic changes in leadership, real estate, product manufacturing…the list goes on. But Avon hopes the move to digital brochures—in 12 countries...

Skin care is working for the industry and for consumers, says NPD

Skin care is working for the industry and for consumers, says NPD

By Deanna Utroske

A new report--2018 Makeup In-Depth Consumer Report—from the global market information provider shows that in the US, skin care is not only selling well as a stand-alone category but is also a popular benefit of multifunctional makeup.

Coty teams with DKSH in Asia

Coty teams with DKSH in Asia

By Deanna Utroske

Again Coty has partnered with the market expansion services company, in this instance to advance the beauty maker’s professional hair care business in Singapore and Malaysia.

Khiron Life Sciences adds CBD skin care and body care

Khiron Life Sciences adds CBD skin care and body care

By Deanna Utroske

A Colombian government institution has just given the medical cannabis company the go ahead to make, sell, and export several CBD wellness products. The announcement comes amid a wave of (incremental) progress in the Americas region towards the widespread...

Feminine care fragrances get an on-trend update with Vagisil launch of wipes and washes

Feminine care fragrances get an on-trend update

By Deanna Utroske

In response to consumer concerns, the legacy feminine care brand Vagisil recently launched a new line of products scented and tested for delicate, sensitive skin.

image courtesy of Eurofragrance

Eurofragrance upgrades production facility in Mexico

By Deanna Utroske

The international fragrance maker has embarked on a two-phase facility improvement project, which will in turn expand the company’s capabilities—blending raw materials, essential oils, and molecules—in Mexico and the surrounding region.

“We are not perfect” says L’Oréal veteran about the beauty industry

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“We are not perfect” says L’Oréal veteran about the beauty industry

By Lucy Whitehouse

The cosmetics industry in Europe is living through a challenging time: Brexit is looming, for one thing, and for another, the industry is under frequent, intense scrutiny for its practices and impact (bans on microplastics and animal testing are key examples)....

Indie Beauty Profile Michelle Matthewman Caim & Able

Indie Beauty Profile

Michelle Matthewman, Caim & Able

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Michelle Matthewman, managing director of Caim & Able (a personal care brand centered on the topical benefits of magnesium), has a realistic take on the time commitment required to run a personal care startup. And, she...

image courtesy of the brand

RevitaLash brand expands into hair care

By Deanna Utroske

This month, the 12-year-old lash and brow conditioner brand announced a line extension into hair care, launching three volumizing products formulated for fine and thinning hair.

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