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Get sustainability right or you may regret it!

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Get sustainability right or you may regret it!

By Simon Pitman

One of the buzz words at this month’s in-cosmetics Global event in Paris was undoubtedly sustainability. It’s been on the radar for years, but it’s not going away. In fact it is only gaining momentum.

Vantage acquires Textron Plimon Natural Oils

Vantage acquires Textron Plimon Natural Oils

By Simon Pitman

Vantage Specialty Chemicals has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Textron Plimon, a specialist in natural oils for the personal care, food and fine chemical industries.

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Mary Kay’s sprit of entrepreneurship impacts women today

By Deanna Utroske

While it was just last month when Mary Kay signed the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles. The company has been focused on women’s entrepreneurship since day one. To find out more about the Mary Kay approach to expanding women’s economic and...

Dixie brands

Khiron and Dixie brands JV targets Latin America

By Simon Pitman

Leading Colombian/Canadian CBD cosmetics player Khiron has teamed up with US-based Dixie brands in a venture aimed at expanding the CBD cosmetic category in Latin America.

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Costa Rica agrees to drop tariffs on Korean cosmetics

By Simon Pitman

The governments of Costa Rica and South Korea have signed a trade agreement that triggers the Central American Free Trade Agreement between the two countries, dropping tariffs on Korean cosmetic imports.

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LG Household & Health Care brings Kbeauty to Canada

By Deanna Utroske

Late last week the Seoul, South Korea – based cosmetics, household, and beverage company announced that it’s bringing the VDL Cosmetics brand to the North American market, opening flagship retail, a pop-shop, and launching a new color collection.

Mary Kay signs onto UN Women’s Empowerment Principles

Mary Kay signs onto UN Women’s Empowerment Principles

By Deanna Utroske

This month, the social sales beauty company added its name to a growing roster of businesses and corporations participating in WEPs. And late last week, when Deborah Gibbins, the company’s chief operating officer, spoke at a United Nations forum focused...

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