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ALS acquires Mexican lab testing company

By Simon Pitman

Global lab testing business ALS has acquired a major player in the Latin American market for cosmetic and personal care quality testing.

Increased sales boosts profits for Natura

Increased sales boosts profits for Natura

By Simon Pitman

Natura’s latest results for its second quarter shows that the company continues to make big gains, with both sales and profits both showing very strong gains.

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Nestlé acquires personalized (beauty) supplement brand Persona

By Deanna Utroske

Persona relies on genetic data, individual consumer assessments, and algorithmic technology to customize vitamins and supplements. And late last year, the relatively new company added beauty supplements with hair and skin benefits to its product portfolio....

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$15 million in funding for Herbivore means more cooks in the kitchen

By Deanna Utroske

Thanks to this month’s deal with Silas Capital and Stage 1 Fund, the skin care brand that Julia Wills and Alex Kummerow started in their Seattle, Washington, kitchen eight years ago is about to grow exponentially. And the day-to-day operations of the...

Why is Lubrizol pursuing indie brands?  a Cosmetics Design interview with Brandon Ford, Chief Accelerator Director at Lubrizol

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Why is Lubrizol pursuing indie brands?

By Deanna Utroske

The global cosmetics and personal care ingredient supplier hired a chief accelerator director in 2017, invested in One Ocean Beauty in 2018, and this week the company is exhibiting at Uplink Live in New York City. At this year’s BeautyX Capital Summit,...

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Beauty Tech Deal: Cellink to acquire Cytena

By Deanna Utroske

This month, multinational bioprinting technologies company Cellink announced having reached a deal to acquire Cytena for €30.25 million. The Freiburg, Germany – based venture specialises in single-cell printing technology. And the deal will expand Cellink’s...

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BeautyX Capital Summit opens Monday in New York City

By Deanna Utroske

The once-a-year knowledge sharing summit is all about capital raising, funding strategies, and the financial realities of launching and running an independent beauty brand. And the 2019 edition of BeautyX Capital promises to be a must-attend event for...

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Cake Beauty launches in the UK

By Deanna Utroske

This month’s Q2 financial report from MAV Beauty Brands holds out Cake as an exemplar of the global growth potential the company sees for its core hair care business and related cosmetics / personal care brands. With its recent launch in the UK, Cake...

Cutitronics readies for 2020 product launch

Cutitronics readies for 2020 product launch

By Deanna Utroske

The Scotland-based med-tech company debuted its first beauty device to an industry audience at this year’s in-cosmetics global event in Paris. And looking ahead to 2020 when Cutitronics will see its white-label platform and devices hit the consumer market,...

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