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Beauty products caught in an ugly trade war

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Beauty products caught in an ugly trade war

By Aliza R. Karetnick

As global players, the well-being of cosmetics and personal care companies depends, in large measure, on an open international marketplace free from excessive duties, which have a tendency to depress manufacturing growth and, in turn, dampen robust industry...

Grace Ray is the new CEO of Milani Cosmetics

Grace Ray is the new CEO of Milani Cosmetics

By Deanna Utroske

In June, the private equity firm Gryphon Investors invested heavily in the masstige beauty brand. Now Grace Ray, a cosmetics and personal care industry leader, has accepted the board’s invitation to join the company as CEO at the end of the month. And...

P&G global headquarters (image courtesy of the company)

P&G will acquire indie skin care brand FAB

By Deanna Utroske

Reports are circulating this week that P&G will pay close to $250m for the popular skin care brand founded by Lilli Gordon and known as First Aid Beauty.

nail polish and color cosmetics brand butter London has been acquired by Astral Brands

butter London has been acquired

By Deanna Utroske

Late last week the color cosmetics brand best known for its 3-free nail polish was acquired by Astral Brands. It’s the latest resolute move from this privately help beauty corporation as it buys and builds brands on the way to becoming a formidable power...

blueberry, cranberry and green tea extracts (image courtesy of Mazza Innovation)

Beauty and fragrance ingredient maker Sensient acquires Mazza

By Deanna Utroske

Founded in 2011, Mazza Innovation has made a name for itself over the years for its botanical extraction technology—a process that is solvent free and instead uses pressurized low polarity water. It’s tech that Sensient will now leverage to develop clean...

Coty teams with DKSH in Asia

Coty teams with DKSH in Asia

By Deanna Utroske

Again Coty has partnered with the market expansion services company, in this instance to advance the beauty maker’s professional hair care business in Singapore and Malaysia.

image courtesy of Eurofragrance

Eurofragrance upgrades production facility in Mexico

By Deanna Utroske

The international fragrance maker has embarked on a two-phase facility improvement project, which will in turn expand the company’s capabilities—blending raw materials, essential oils, and molecules—in Mexico and the surrounding region.

“We are not perfect” says L’Oréal veteran about the beauty industry

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“We are not perfect” says L’Oréal veteran about the beauty industry

By Lucy Whitehouse

The cosmetics industry in Europe is living through a challenging time: Brexit is looming, for one thing, and for another, the industry is under frequent, intense scrutiny for its practices and impact (bans on microplastics and animal testing are key examples)....

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