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Henkel to acquire professional hair brand DevaCurl

By Simon Pitman

Germany-based cosmetics and personal care player Henkel has announced that it is acquiring premium professional hair care brand DevaCurl, which specializes in treatments and products for curly hair.

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KDC/ONE acquires Benchmark Cosmetic Laboratories

By Deanna Utroske

The Canada-based beauty and personal care manufacturer announced the latest in a series of acquisitions this week. This time the company adds California-based prestige manufacturer Benchmark to its global network of product production facilities.

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Sun Chemical is buying BASF pigment business

By Deanna Utroske

In late August, the DIC Corporation (of which Sun Chemical is a subsidiary) announced having entered a definitive agreement with BASF to acquire the company's Colors & Effects global pigments business. BASF Colors & Effects serves several...

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Nestlé acquires personalized (beauty) supplement brand Persona

By Deanna Utroske

Persona relies on genetic data, individual consumer assessments, and algorithmic technology to customize vitamins and supplements. And late last year, the relatively new company added beauty supplements with hair and skin benefits to its product portfolio....

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Beauty Tech Deal: Cellink to acquire Cytena

By Deanna Utroske

This month, multinational bioprinting technologies company Cellink announced having reached a deal to acquire Cytena for €30.25 million. The Freiburg, Germany – based venture specialises in single-cell printing technology. And the deal will expand Cellink’s...

This Month in Fragrance: July 2019

This Month in Fragrance: July 2019

By Deanna Utroske

This July, Symrise shared results of its new AI-powered digital perfumer test in Berlin, beauty and fragrance packager Albéa announced plans for a circular packaging strategy, method soap created scents for its latest limited editions, and product discovery...

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