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Notino named Europe’s top cross-border beauty player

By Kirsty Doolan

Cross-Border Commerce Europe has just released its 'Top 250 Fashion & Beauty Retail Europe' report, which ranks the top online fashion and beauty retailers and marketplaces across the EU, UK, Switzerland and Norway.

Acquisitions boost IFF fragrance results

Acquisitions boost IFF fragrance results

By Simon Pitman

IFF has reported strong growth for its second quarter results, with the fragrance side of the business benefiting from recent acquisitions and organic sales growth.

Biossance skin care prepares to launch in Canada

Biossance skin care prepares to launch in Canada

By Deanna Utroske

The skin care brand, made by the biotech ingredient company Amyris and sold at Sephora here in the US, is gearing up for its next market—a move that promises to be a first step toward an international Biossance business.

Biossance skin care brand helps boost Amyris sales

Biossance skin care brand helps boost Amyris sales

By Simon Pitman

Biotech player Amyris says that the recent launch of its skin care brand at selected Sephora stores nationwide and online has given the company’s bottom line a significant boost.

Kathy Cullin is now general manager of Bare Escentuals US

Kathy Cullin is now general manager of Bare Escentuals US

By Deanna Utroske

On Monday, Cullin took on her new role leading the brand’s commercial business and customer experience. The general manager position itself is also new for Bare Escentuals US, and in it Cullin reports to Marc Rey, president and CEO of Shiseido Americas.

Indie beauty gets backing from community banks

Indie beauty gets backing from community banks

By Deanna Utroske

Privately owned cosmetics and personal care brands garner a lot of attention when it comes to M&A activity, but local financial institutions are backing local brands and helping independent beauty grow too.

Makeup remover Albolene acquired by Clarion

Makeup remover Albolene acquired by Clarion

By Deanna Utroske

The skin cleanser along with five other DSE Healthcare Solutions products were purchased by Clarion, a holding corporation newly formed by private equity firm Swander Pace Capital.

Surfachem forms Brazilian joint venture subsidiary

Surfachem forms Brazilian joint venture subsidiary

By Simon Pitman

Specialty chemicals provider Surfachem has set up its first subsidiary in Brazil, which will serve several industries, including the supply of surfactants to the personal care sector.

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