All news articles for March 2020

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Groupe Marcelle reduces operations and begins layoffs

By Deanna Utroske

As of Monday, March 30, the Canada-based beauty maker will begin scaling back operations and implementing temporary layoffs in response to the Coronavirus global health and financial crisis.

Henkel has released funds, will distribute products, ramp up disinfectant production and support smaller business partners (Getty Images)

Henkel launches global solidarity program amid COVID-19 outbreak

By Kacey Culliney

Personal care major Henkel is donating €2m to COVID-19 response funds and will supply five million units of personal and household hygiene products to charities and health authorities amid the ongoing global coronavirus pandemic.

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New FDA guidance on hand sanitizer production

By Deanna Utroske

Late last week, as part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s ongoing efforts to keep pace with this country’s needs during the Coronavirus pandemic, new guidance documents were issued addressing both manufacturers and pharmacists.

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L’Oréal closes all retail in Canada

By Deanna Utroske

The beauty maker announced this week that all L’Oréal – owned stores across the country are closed “until further notice to help protect employees and customers from the threat of COVID-19.”

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Evonik has developed vegan biotech collagen

By Deanna Utroske

Right now, the specialty chemical company is positioning the technology for use in the medical and pharmaceutical sectors; but it’s altogether likely the new collagen platform will find its way into beauty as well.

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19 ways the beauty industry is responding to CoronaVirus

By Deanna Utroske

It wasn’t until 2020 that coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) became a factor of import in the cosmetics and personal care industry. But by now, no matter where in the world you are, the virus has changed things. Here Cosmetics Design looks at how our...

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