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Univar adds Sino Lion ingredients in US

By Deanna Utroske

The personal care and cosmetics ingredient distributor announced a new partnership this month, one that not only expands Univar’s sustainable ingredients portfolio but that will also generate new so-called green prototype product formulations for beauty...

Alan Jope, incoming CEO (photo via Unilever)

Unilever’s next CEO is current president of beauty and personal care

By Deanna Utroske

At the start of the New Year, Alan Jope will take over as CEO of the multinational consumer goods company. Having most recently led the beauty and personal care business—Unilever’s largest division—and been with company his entire career, Jope has the...

medical cannabis company Khiron to launch CBD cosmeceuticals (skin care and body care) in Peru

Khiron to launch CBD cosmeceuticals in Peru

By Deanna Utroske

The Canadian company announced this week that Peru's executive director of DIGEMID has approved commercialization of the Khiron CBD skin care and body care brand Kuida. This announcement is the latest news from a company working swiftly and diligently...

Beauty ingredient maker Croda opens marine biotech center in Canada

Croda opens marine biotech center in Canada

By Deanna Utroske

The specialty chemical maker is looking to the marine environment and biotechnology as a sustainable alternative to conventional personal care ingredient manufacturing. And having acquired Prince Edward Island – based Nautilus Biosciences at the start...

Coty announces new CEO and shifts corporate focus to financials

Coty announces new CEO and shifts corporate focus to financials

By Deanna Utroske

Camillo Pane took on the CEO role in July of 2016 just about one year after he joined Coty’s category development team. Now Pane is out and Pierre Laubies, an executive who’s apparently adept at reducing the debt burden of CPG companies, is in as CEO...

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The conscious beauty supply chain

By Deanna Utroske

Conscious personal care consumers, mission-driven fragrance brands, and feel-good cosmetics marketing campaigns are hard to miss now days. So smart suppliers and distributors are not only helping beauty makers tell more nuanced ingredient stories, they...

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Cake Beauty launches in US

By Deanna Utroske

The Canadian brand Heather Reier founded in 2003 was acquired near the start of 2018 and is now expanding into the States through a partnership with the Rite Aid drugstore chain. And, the brand’s new owners have plans to extend the international reach...

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L’Oréal marks 60 years in Canada with new offices

By Deanna Utroske

In 1958, the beauty maker opened in Canada with one division, L'Oréal Coiffure, focused on professional hair products. Now the Canadian subsidiary comprises 4 divisions, 39 brands, and brought in $1.192bn in sales last year.

Avon announces new GM and growth plans in Central America

Avon announces new GM and growth plans in Central America

By Deanna Utroske

Monday, Jorge Leonardo Palomera Ruiz took over as general manager of the CARD markets—Central America and the Dominican Republic—at Avon. His appointment is just the latest in a string of leadership changes at the company since relocating its global headquarters...

Johnson & Johnson to buy Japanese skin care holding company

Johnson & Johnson to buy Japanese skin care holding company

By Deanna Utroske

In a forward-looking statement issued late last month, the consumer packaged goods and pharmaceutical company announced an offer to acquire Ci:z Holdings Co., Ltd., which owns the Dr.Ci:Labo, Labo Labo, and Genomer skin care brands as well as some salon...

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