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The cruelty-free Leaping Bunny certification covers all of Garnier's product portfolio, including shampoos, conditioners, soap bars and sunscreens (Image: L'Oréal/Garnier)

A ‘milestone’ moment: Garnier now Leaping Bunny certified globally

By Kacey Culliney

L’Oréal’s Garnier brand has received Cruelty Free International’s Leaping Bunny approval on its entire global portfolio after months of work with its vast supplier network – a move that proves exactly what is possible on a mass beauty scale, says the...

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Yooma acquires CBD skin care brand Blossom

By Deanna Utroske

The Toronto, Canada – based wellness company announced plans to purchase 4 brands from EMMAC Life Sciences Group in exchange for shares of Yooma, equivalent to $8.1m US dollars.

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Style Update: Marc Anthony hair care gets a new look

By Deanna Utroske

In recent weeks, the 25-year-old hair brand announced new brand positioning, an updated brand name, and new packaging as well as a Strategic Review Process, which could lead to the sale of company assets.

Canada-headquartered Deciem has seven functional skin care brands, including The Ordinary which has a range of simple but functional face care blends (Image: Getty Images)

Masstige move? Estée Lauder to acquire Deciem in two-part deal

By Kacey Culliney

Prestige beauty major The Estée Lauder Companies will up its investment in mass functional beauty player Deciem, establishing terms for full ownership in three years – a move that will diversify it into the increasingly important masstige market, an expert...

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James B Holcomb moves to Univar Solutions

By Deanna Utroske

At the start of year, the chemical distribution executive joined Univar to lead the company’s ingredient distribution business in North America.

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Personal care contract manufacturer SV Labs acquired by SFEP

By Deanna Utroske

Smith & Vandiver Corporation has been manufacturing beauty and personal care products for multinationals, store brands, and startups since the 1970s. Now, the California – based company is part of the San Francisco Equity Partners investment portfolio.

“architectural renderings of anticipated construction in Dammam 3rd Industrial City” courtesy of Colonial Chemical

Construction begins on Colonial Chemical M.E. Arabia

By Deanna Utroske

Today, the Tennessee-based specialty surfactants company announced that work has begun on a new manufacturing facility that will make the most of regional localization efforts in and beyond Saudi Arabia.

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Lunata Beauty closes $3 million Series A funding round

By Deanna Utroske

The cordless-hair-tool startup, founded by Stacey Boguslavskaya and Monica Abramov in 2017, plans to use the capital to develop new tech, expand internationally, and double the size of the Lunata team.

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Coty – KKR deal is final

By Deanna Utroske

This week the beauty maker completed sale of its Wella business to global investment firm KKR.

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Sensient fragrance business to be acquired

By Deanna Utroske

This week, multinational flavors and fragrance producer Symrise announced having signed an agreement to buy the fragrance and aroma chemicals business of Milwaukee, Wisconsin – based Sensient Technologies. The deal not only expands Symrise’s global reach...

5 Insights on growing a beauty startup into a new market

5 Insights on growing a beauty startup into a new market

By Deanna Utroske

Lori Machiorlette, Co-Founder of the beauty device brand blendSMART, has been importing consumer goods as President in charge of marketing and sales for Worth Products Group for over 15 years. And now in 2020, she’s leveraged her knowledge and contacts...

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