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Let's revisit the top 10 articles on CosmeticsDesign in December. © Getty Images -  Elina Kovtunova

Top 10 CosmeticsDesign articles from December

By Ravyn Cullor

Despite the holiday break, plenty of things happened in cosmetics in December. Below, you can revisit some of the top articles on CosmeticsDesign in the last month of 2021.

Elkimia accepts Government of Canada funding to expand

Elkimia Inc. accepts Government of Canada funding to expand

By Deanna Utroske

The sun care ingredient company is based in the National Research Council facility in Montreal, Québec. And thanks to the government’s economic recovery efforts, Elkimia is buying new equipment and developing more sun care actives.

5 Insights on alternative funding for beauty startups

5 Insights on alternative funding for beauty startups

By Deanna Utroske

ATHR Beauty, the brand Tiila Abbitt is leading to “disrupt the $500 billion beauty industry with clean and sustainable makeup that works,” is in the midst of a funding raise; but it’s not the usual sort.

Amyris sells flavors and fragrance business to DSM

Amyris sells flavors and fragrance business to DSM

By Deanna Utroske

In a deal expected to close today, DSM is buying the synthetic biotechnology company’s flavor and fragrance intermediates business to augment its own aroma ingredients offerings and bring bio-based fragrance inputs to the cosmetics industry.

Style Update: Marc Anthony hair care gets a new look

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...