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Palette Naturals: year one as a startup fragrance supplier

Palette Naturals: year one as a startup fragrance supplier

By Deanna Utroske

Last year, Miriam Vareldzis launched a new venture—a beauty industry supply business dedicated to natural fragrance and ingredient transparency. Today, Palette Naturals has clients in 8 countries and the company’s fragrance accords are used in skin care,...

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Packaging maker Amcor invests millions in facility expansion and updates

By Deanna Utroske

Late last week the company hosted a ground-breaking ceremony in Madison, Wisconsin, where Amcor will be improving and building on to its current production plant in the area. The company’s decision to invest in growth will augment not only Amcor’s packaging...

Avon cuts back US operations

Avon cuts back US operations

By Deanna Utroske

The direct-sales beauty, personal care, and wellness company announced plans this week to streamline operations in New York State. Avon is closing offices and reducing staff, all in an effort to “fuel growth,” according to company executives.

Beauty brand maker HauteHouse launches Theorie hair care line in Canada

Beauty brand maker HauteHouse launches Theorie hair care line in Canada

By Deanna Utroske

The global hair care and hair styling company announced this month that the brand Theorie is launching a line of hair care in Canada. The Theorie Sage collection is comprised of products formulated with very of-the-moment ingredients like argan, charcoal,...

Momentive Performance Materials to be acquired

Momentive Performance Materials to be acquired

By Deanna Utroske

The New York-based beauty and personal care ingredient maker announced this week that a collective of South Korean entities will acquire Momentive in a deal valued at just over $3 billion.

Asha Ramesh, CEO, Sabinsa USA

Sabinsa USA gets a new CEO

By Simon Pitman

Botanical-based ingredients player Sabinsa has announced that its USA operations has appointed a new CEO and member of the board of directors – Asha Ramesh.

Why soil health is pivotal to producing the highest grade botanicals

Regenerative agriculture, Part II

Why soil health is pivotal to producing the highest grade botanicals

By Simon Pitman

Regenerative agriculture is slowly making inroads into the consumer mindset but still remains a mystery to most. To get to grips with the concept this article takes a look at the most important element: the soil.

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BeautyX Capital opens Monday in New York City

By Deanna Utroske

Founders of indie beauty and wellness businesses have one final chance to take advantage of a BeautyX educational event this year. The two-day seminar on financing, funding, and investor capital—complete with panel discussions, case studies, networking...

i5 Beauty Foundry: a new one-stop shop for beauty brand leaders

i5 Beauty Foundry: a new one-stop shop for beauty brand leaders

By Deanna Utroske

Support services for cosmetics and personal care startups are showing up in every corner of the industry. And new brand founders can get a multitude of help from PR firms, ingredient makers, contract manufacturers, packaging companies. Still, full-service...

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