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Natura &Co - one year in to the Commitment to Life

By Deanna Utroske

This month, the Brazil-based multinational beauty maker shared an update on its Commitment to Life, a corporate social responsibility initiative focused on “some of the world’s most pressing issues” first announced in June 2020.

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In Brazil, cross-industry collaboration is helping combat COVID-19

By Deanna Utroske

Latin America is now the epicenter of the Coronavirus pandemic. And cosmetics and personal care professionals have been stepping up to help in that region for weeks. Now, one grassroots campaign in Brazil is betting on the power of collaboration.

'Our aspiration is to build not just the best beauty company in the world, but the best beauty company for the world,' says Natura & Co group CEO Roberto Marques (Getty Images)

The future of a Natura-Avon beauty powerhouse?

By Kacey Culliney

Natura & Co has finalised its Avon acquisition, creating a global pure-play beauty giant and direct-to-consumer leader – a mega-business it wants to use to fight the climate crisis, champion cruelty-free, female empowerment and local communities.

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Highlights from our 2019 coverage of the LATAM region

By Simon Pitman

It has been an interesting year in the Latin American region, with economic and political volatility, environmental issues and sustainability all underpinning what has happened in the beauty industry.

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Andean Community delays harmonization bill for safer cosmetics

By Andean Community delays harmonization bill for safer cosmetics

The Andean Community has agreed to delay the introduction of legislation designed to update regulatory framework for cosmetic and personal care products in the region for another 6 months.

Urban Juve confirms six more Latin American markets

Urban Juve confirms six more Latin American markets

By Simon Pitman

On the back of continued strong growth, The Yield Growth Corp, owner of the hemp-based Urban Juve skin care brand, has confirmed it is moving into six more Latin American markets.

Natura defends environmentalists’ work in the Amazon

Natura defends environmentalists’ work in Amazon

By Simon Pitman

In light of criticism by the Brazil government towards NGOs working towards protecting the Amazon region, Natura has come out in defense of environmental protection the region.

Safic-Alcan UK won the Laura Marshall Memorial Award for Innovation at SCS Formulate last month for its 'flexible solid' exfoliating and cleansing pad pictured

Special Edition Newsletter: Water Reduction Formulation

A solid future: Could flexible pads mark a fresh sustainable cleansing movement?

By Kacey Culliney

Solids have gained plenty of traction as a sustainable alternative in personal care, requiring less water and packaging. And with innovation lathering up nicely, the future suggests innovative variants beyond the traditional soap bar may soon win shelf...

Latin America helps buoy Clariant’s financial performance

Latin America helps buoy Clariant’s financial performance

By Simon Pitman

Specialty chemicals players Clariant has overcome challenging conditions in North America and China, as well as the Care Chemicals division, thanks to strong results in its new markets, particularly in Latin America.

How sustainability is impacting the LATAM male grooming category

Special Edition: LATAM Male Grooming

Argentine men’s grooming brand focuses on sustainability

By Simon Pitman

Dandy is a cosmetics and personal care brand out of Buenos Aires, Argentina, that is focusing in on two of the biggest trends in the Latin America market – men’s grooming and sustainability.

Beraca's passion fruit extract is big for male skin care

Speical Edition: LATAM Male Grooming

How do Latin American men relate to the naturals trend?

By Simon Pitman

In Latin America the naturals trends has swept the region, impacting product launches across the board. That impact has also been seen in the fast-growing men’s grooming category.

In-cosmetics Latin America draws biggest crowd to date

In-cosmetics Latin America draws biggest crowd to date

By Simon Pitman

It was the sixth edition of in-cosmetics Latin America and it also pulled in the biggest ever visitor numbers, with the total now confirmed at 4,700 formulation professionals, a jump of 18% on the previous year.

What was Belleza Y Salud all about in 2019?

What was Belleza Y Salud all about in 2019?

By Simon Pitman

We spoke to Marcela Sanchez, Belleza Y Salud project manager, to find out what was new and innovative about this year’s event, the 18th annual edition.

Belleza Y Salud 2019, in photos

Belleza Y Salud 2019, in photos

By Simon Pitman

This year's Belleza Y Salud saw a 10% increase in exhibitor numbers and the organizers were expecting a similar increase in visitors. Here we bring you some of the highlights in this photo gallery dedicated to the event.

Chemyunion eyes further expansion into Europe

Chemyunion eyes further expansion into Europe

By Simon Pitman

Chemyunion has taken huge strides in recent years, expanding its main facilities in Sao Paulo, while also setting up a US headquarters in New Jersey, but now it is looking to Europe.

The five biggest trends at in-cosmetics Latin America 2019

The five biggest trends at in-cosmetics Latin America 2019

By Simon Pitman

The Latin American market for beauty and personal care has seen huge strides in both innovation and growth. And although it is not a world leader in trends, there is still plenty going on to keep the industry busy.

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Belleza Y Salud highlights barber fest and education

By Simon Pitman

Although this year’s Belleza Y Salud event will have a specific focus on nail art and nail care, the organizers also have a lot of other draws planned for the event, including the Barber Fest and an extensive educational program.

Jamaican authorities eye expansion into medical cannabis

Jamaican authorities eye expansion into medical cannabis

By Simon Pitman

The Cannabis Licensing Authority (CLA), of Jamaica, has moved to raise the number of conditional approvals for medicinal cannabis, which includes applications for consumer products such as beauty and personal care.

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