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Laline expands into Canada

By Deanna Utroske

The personal care brand (which is a subsidiary of Fox Group, an apparel retailer based in Israel) entered the Canadian beauty market place late last month. And within the next several months, Laline will open a handful of retail locations across Ontario.

SVBeautyTech accelerator opens with 9 companies

SVBeautyTech accelerator opens with 9 companies

By Deanna Utroske

Claire Chang of igniteXL has teamed up with Draper University on a new project calculated to bolster early-stage startups that are levering technology to disrupt business as usual in the cosmetics and personal care industry. The inaugural SVBeautyTech...

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Bell Flavors & Fragrances opens in Indonesia and Thailand

By Deanna Utroske

At the end of June, the personal care and fine fragrance ingredient supplier announced the opening of two new facilities in Asia. Bell has confidence that the additional presence in these countries and access to local market intelligence will enrich the...

Agilex goes transcontinental with Fragrance West acquisition

Agilex goes transcontinental with Fragrance West acquisition

By Deanna Utroske

This week, New Jersey – based Agilex Fragrances announced the acquisition of California-based Fragrance West. As a result of the deal, Agilex has manufacturing facilities on both coasts, a fact that the company believes will be a distinct advantage in...

Markwins Beauty Brands acquires Lorac Cosmetics

Markwins Beauty Brands acquires Lorac Cosmetics

By Deanna Utroske

The privately-owned beauty company is known for its portfolio of non-competing color cosmetics brands, like Physicians Formula and wet n wild. With this latest deal, Markwins adds an MUA brand to the mix and there are plans to expand Markwins with acquisitions...

Specialty chemical distributor HORN acquired by IMCD

Specialty chemical distributor HORN acquired by IMCD

By Deanna Utroske

The beauty and personal care ingredient distributor has a good track record here in the States and has strategically partnered with regional ingredient makers over the years. Now, Netherlands-based IMCD has seized the opportunity to grow in the US market...

Jill Scalamandre is new president of Bare Escentuals Beauty at Shiseido

Jill Scalamandre is new president of Bare Escentuals Beauty at Shiseido

By Deanna Utroske

On Friday, the accomplished beauty executive became president of the Bare Escentuals business, taking leadership of two color brands: bareMinerals and BUXOM. The new role is in addition to her work as president of Shiseido’s Global Makeup Center of Excellence,...

Chemyunion and the Latin America advantage in the beauty business

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Chemyunion and the Latin American advantage in the beauty business

By Deanna Utroske

At this year’s in-cosmetics global event, Cosmetics Design sat down with Sérgio Gonçalves, international business director at Chemyunion, to learn about a new ingredient that could win out in the illusive yet ever-promising men’s skin care market; what...

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