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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...

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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...

Financial Freedom: a conversation with Makeup America! founder Randa Fahmy - US National Debt - CSR - cosmetics - social purpose - women

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Financial Freedom: a conversation with Makeup America! founder Randa Fahmy

By Deanna Utroske

Makeup America! is an indie color cosmetics brand proudly building a business around the value of made-in-America beauty products and a social mission of paying down the US national debit—a unique mission which Fahmy hopes other brands will take up and...

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Aptar partners with Odore on fragrance sample distribution platform

By Deanna Utroske

The internet-of-things sampling platform company announced the partnership last month—a deal that gives Aptar and its beauty dispensers business reach in the digital retail space as well as an additional service Aptar can offer existing and prospective...

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