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    23-Nov-2020
    • Version 3.9 of the Natrue Label Criteria will come into force on January 1st, 2021. The Natrue Standard is said to be an internationally applicable benchmark for the formulation of natural and organic cosmetics. With this update, the Label Criteria reportedly will enable producers to develop new natural and organic cosmetics whilst continuing to meet requirements that ensure defined and maximum natural and organic content for each certified product. Further information …

    19-Nov-2020
    • The Fragrance Foundation Germany awarded 15 winners with the “Duftstars” (“Fragrance Stars”) on November 10th. The association honored the laureates during a live broadcast award show. Among the winners were “Sauvage” by Dior, “Libre” by Yves Saint Laurent, “Terre D'Hermes” by Hermès and “Floral Collection Rose” by 4711. Further information ...

    17-Nov-2020
    • Mibelle has launched a new skincare GlowAge that is based on the extract of the leaves of Ziziphus spina-christi. According to the company, the new product prevents and reduces glycation in the skin for a rejuvenated and radiant appearance. It also is said to reduce wrinkles and to feature collagen-restoring power. Further information …

    16-Nov-2020
    • According to data of Euromonitor International, the beauty industry has weathered the current COVID-19 environment quite well. By October, most companies reportedly appear to have recovered from declines in spring, with many above pre-COVID peaks by as much as 10-20 per cent. By taking a view on stock price performances, Euromonitor aims to shed light on how consumer goods companies are faring in the new normal and which industries are proving more resilient. Further information …

    13-Nov-2020
    • Corpack has developed a lipstick packaging made from ash wood. With this packaging, the manufacturer accompanies the debut of French brand Melayci as a beauty brand for women of color. The wood, according to the manufacturer, sources from certified, European sustainable forestry. With its wood grain, every lipstick is said to be unique. Furhter information ... (PDF, 157.9 kB)

    • No less than three cosmetics brands are among the top 10 in the German "Brand of the Year" ranking, which YouGov and the German newspaper Handelsblatt have been publishing regularly since 2015. For the third time in a row, Lego was able to achieve first place. It is followed by dm in 2nd place, Nivea in 7th place, and in 10th place Rossmann is back in the top ranks for the first time. More information ...

    11-Nov-2020
    • With its new skincare Senseryn, Spanish company Provital aims to provide consumers with a novel sensocosmetic scientific approach. According to the manufacturer, its new product helps the skin to become more resistant to everyday's stress situations by delaying skin reaction, reducing itching and redness. Further information …

    09-Nov-2020
    • P&G Beauty intends to offer its hair care brands in Europe in refillable aluminium bottles. From next year on, Head & Shoulders, Pantene Pro-V, Herbal Essences and Aussie will be available in a refill system consisting of an aluminium bottle and a recycable refill bag. Further information ...

    05-Nov-2020
    • German drug store chain dm has introduced a new cleaning tab concept for its range of ecological cleaning agents “Denkmit nature”. This concept comprises cleaning tabs for the bathroom, for several surfaces as well as a spray bottle in which the tab will be dissolved. By installing this concept, the company says it aims to reduce packaging waste and the use of plastic. Further information ...

    04-Nov-2020
    • L'Oréal and the Dutch company Micreos join their expertise in biotechnology. Under the terms of a recently signed agreement, Micreos will give L’Oréal access to its endolysin, a type of active protein in the cosmetic field. With this technology, it is said to be possible to target only unwanted bacteria in the skin flora. Further information …

    02-Nov-2020
    • German drugstore chain dm has extended its “Denkmit nature” series of ecological cleaning agents by detergents. According to the company, the provided heavy duty detergents and detergents for coloureds contain more than 50 percent plant-based tensides. The products are labelled with the EU Ecolabel and the German Blue Angel. They are said to reduce the consumption of energy and water as well as the water pollution. Further information ...

    29-Oct-2020
    • P&G has startet a study to prove industrial feasibility of its HolyGrail Project. With its program, the consumer goods company reportedly aims to enable better sorting and higher-quality recycling rates in the EU by using digital watermarks on the packaging. Thus, the company now cooperates with the European Brands Association, AIM. Further information ..

    28-Oct-2020
    • US-Investment company KKR has named Annie Young-Scrivner as the new CEO of the German beauty company Wella. The appointment will become effective upon close of the previously announced transaction in which KKR is acquiring 60% of Wella from Coty. Further information ...

    23-Oct-2020
    • Lucas Baumann has resigned from his position as CEO at Swiss Rausch AG. He said, he has decided to take on a new challenge in his career. Operational management will now be headed up by Rolf G. Schmid, who last held the position of the Delegate of the Board of Directors. The family business reportedly will continue to be controlled by the owners, that is, the three shareholders Marco Baumann, Lucas Baumann and Tom Baumann, but it will be led by the management team in the future. Further information…

    22-Oct-2020
    • The cosmetics retail company Douglas has join forces with teleshopping provider HSE24. During the TV show “Douglas Beauty Talk by HSE24” selected brands will be presented that the audience can purchase on the TV channel. With this new tv format, Douglas, by its own account, aims to reach new target groups. HSE24 is said to reach 45 million TV households in German speaking countries. Further information…

    21-Oct-2020
    • Coty has launched direct-to-consumer websites for its personality brand Kylie Skin in the UK, France, Germany and Australia. According to the company, these new channels will allow consumers to shop for Kylie Jenner products in local languages and currencies, while avoiding additional customs fees and duties. Moreover, the newly launched direct-to-consumer network allows faster delivery of products to consumers, according to Coty. Further information...

    20-Oct-2020
    • Glas packaging company Gerresheimer expanded its stock of cullet in Tettau, Germany. In order to safeguard the demand for used glass, the batch house was extended during a two-month construction phase, according to the company. Two silos reportedly were created which are twelve meters high and weigh 26 tonnes and in each of which 270 tonnes of cullet can be stored. Gerresheimer is reprocessing post-consumer waste in order to manufacture cosmetics packaging made of recycled glass. Further information…

    16-Oct-2020
    • A joint study of Shiseido and the Massachusetts General Hospital made new findings about the role of Langerhans cells in skin aging. According to the experts, the number of Langerhans precursor cells is reduced in the dermis of aged skin. Going forward, the company aims to apply the results of this study to the development of skincare products. Further information…

    • Since June 2020, the German skincare brand Babor has eliminated the need to wrap the packaging in cellophane in three existing product ranges. The company has already been abandoning the use of this plastic film in their new products for some time now. However, this step has now been implemented for an existing range, the manufacturer says. The company's long-term goal is to reduce virgin plastic by a total of 30 per cent by 2023. Further information ... (PDF, 85.0 kB)

    09-Oct-2020
    • With Lifoslip D 20/112 PP, Lifocolor Farben offers a newly developed anti-scratch additive in its range, according to its own information. It not only strengthens the scratch resistance of the polymer, but additionally prevents the build-up of a white film that can form after using anti-scratch additives and which is especially noticeable on dark surfaces, reports the company. According to Lifocolor Farben, the new formula is intended to be used, for example, in the cosmetics and packaging industry. More Information...

    08-Oct-2020
    • The Corona pandemic has made people more aware of the importance of hygiene. According to its own information, GERLASAN and GERLACH TECHNIK are therefore launching their first proprietary brand of disinfectants. The products address the demand for disinfectants for surfaces, instruments and hands, the company reports. More Information...

    • According to its own information, THG has announced the acquisition of the skincare brand Perricone MD for $60 million. Its skincare formulations address a broad range of dermatological needs, supported by clinical and consumer studies, according to THG. More Information...

    07-Oct-2020
    • According to a report in the Mitteldeutsche Zeitung, the internet retailer Flaconi is moving from Berlin to Halle (Saale). The new logistics centre will embrace 28,000 square metres. Starting in 2021, the company plans to handle the entire logistics at the Halle site, replacing the distribution warehouse in Berlin, the report states. More Information...

    06-Oct-2020
    • Addressing cosmetic brands and consumers’ aspirations for sustainable packaging, Albéa is now ready to manufacture 100 per cent HDPE PCR mascara brushes, according to its own information. The 100 per cent recycled mascara brushes are made in Albéa Tips Studio in Italy, reports the company. More information...

    05-Oct-2020
    • The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has released it’s 2019 Impact Report, highlighting an increase in the uptake of Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO). According to its own information, a total of 7.07 million metric tonnes of CSPO was purchased by the market. Overall sales increased by 13 per cent in 2019, reports the RSPO. More information...

    30-Sep-2020
    • KahlWax has launched a new specialty: a natural fruit wax derived from the peel of oranges. The raw material is paired with berry wax to create a product that combines skin-caring with texture-enhancing and stabilizing properties. The resulting KahlWax 6698 Orange is a cosmetic raw material with a citrus scent, which is suitable for hair and skin care products, reports KahlWax. More information...

    29-Sep-2020
    • Amazon has announced the launch of Luxury Stores, a new shopping experience offering both established and emerging luxury fashion and beauty brands. American fashion house, Oscar de la Renta, unveils the first store featuring its Pre-Fall and Fall/Winter 2020 collections, for example, inclusive a new perfume. Available in the Amazon app by invitation only, Luxury Stores combines the convenience of Amazon with technology like “View in 360”, according to the company. More information...

    28-Sep-2020
    • Artist, producer, actress, and best-selling author, Alicia Keys, has unveiled Keys Soulcare: a new lifestyle brand with e.l.f. Beauty. The full collection launch is planned for early 2021, including skincare and bodycare products, according to e.l.f. Beauty. More information...

    23-Sep-2020
    • Cosmetics Europe has announced an updated version of the Charter and Guiding Principles on Responsible Advertising and Marketing Communications. First adopted in 2012, the Charter has been reviewed to better reflect the challenges of today’s highly digitalised world, according to Cosmetics Europe. More information...

    21-Sep-2020
    • Every razor handle is crafted using at least 70 per cent recycled glass from durable beer bottles and is fully recyclable, reports Bulldog. Both the Original and Sensitive Glass Razors come packaged in plastic free packaging made from recycled card, according to Bulldog. More information...

    18-Sep-2020
    • Whether labels, tubes or composite film packaging, germs can be found on all kinds of surfaces, says Permapack. At the POS, a product passes through different hands and could thus serve as a means of bacteria and virus transportation. Permapack now offers the opportunity to close this gap in hygiene with an antimicrobial dispersion coating. According to the company, after finishing with the varnish, germs on the surface are permanently destroyed in combination with visible light and oxygen. Permapack reports that the varnish is harmless to humans and the appearance of the packaging does not change. More information...

    • According to manufacturer Premi, Lady Bug is a packaging with an eye-catching shape. Thanks to its rotating opening mechanism and one-click closure, it is an on-the-go solution. This packaging can be customized with different kinds of decorations, reports Premi. Lady bug is the ideal packaging for compact powder and poured make-up products, according to Premi. More information...

    17-Sep-2020
    • SystemKosmetik based in Münster am Lech in Bavaria, Germany, received an award for their targeted wastewater pretreatment, which relieves the burden on the municipal wastewater treatment plant. In order to relieve the burden on the wastewater treatment plant., a separate flotation plant for pre-treating the wastewater was put into operation, reports SystemKosmetik. The wastewater plant is automated and the treated water is continuously fed to the municipal treatment plant. The company claims that this contribution enables compliance with all maximum permissible effluent limits in the wastewater treatment plant. More information...

    • Nivea Men “Active Energy Wake-Up Instant Effect Gel” now offers three digitally retrievable experiences via a new type of product packaging, according to Beiersdorf. Scanning the product packaging with Google Lens activates application tips, product information and an interactive encounter with actor and Grimme Prize winner Edin Hasanović, reports Beiersdorf. According to its own information, these experiences were developed especially for the exclusive partnership with Google. Further information…

    15-Sep-2020
    • According to its own information, Henkel is one of more than 85 companies and organizations of the new cross-value chain initiative “HolyGrail 2.0”, launched by AIM, the European Brands Association. The goal of the initiative is to assess whether a digital technology can enable better sorting and higher-quality recycling rates for packaging in the EU. As a pilot project, Henkel will explore this innovative digital watermark technology for a new product range of its fabric softener brand Vernel, according to the company. Further information…

    14-Sep-2020
    • Unilever has announced that it will source 100 per cent of the carbon derived from fossil fuels in its cleaning and laundry product formulations with renewable or recycled carbon. This move is set to transform the sustainability of global cleaning and laundry brands including Omo (Persil), Sunlight, Cif and Domestos, according to Unilever. Further information…

    11-Sep-2020
    • The Mibelle Group has started a pilot project in conjunction with the Migros Cooperative in Aare. From mid-August, laundry and dishwashing detergents are available from vending machines in two supermarkets in Switzerland. Consumers can obtain two different laundry and dishwashing detergents from filling stations, according to the Mibelle Group. Further information…

    09-Sep-2020
    • Werner & Mertz has developed in cooperation with the ink manufacturer Siegwerk Druckfarben, the EPEA Switzerland, and the packaging and paper company Mondi a recyclable printing ink system for flexography. The use of sustainable printing inks is a significant step in designing packaging according to the Cradle-to-Cradle principle, according to Werner & Mertz. Further information…

    02-Sep-2020
    • Symrise has introduced a solution for itchy scalp: According to its own information, SymSoft Scalp soothes scalp itching sensations. It has a complementary mode of action on the regulation of itching mediators to ensure a more comfortable scalp. The development is suitable for use in shampoos, conditioners and other hair care products, says Symrise. Further information…

    26-Aug-2020
    • According to its own information, Henkel signed an agreement with Invincible Brands Holding to acquire a 75 percent stake in a business comprising three fast-growing premium direct-to-consumer brands: HelloBody, Banana Beauty and Mermaid+Me. Through this transaction, Henkel will expand its D2C go-to-market footprint in Beauty Care, says the company. Further information…

    • As the cosmetics manufacturer announced, Kai Boris Bendix took over the executive management of ADA Cosmetics International in July. The 50-year-old has joined ADA from the position of CEO of Cofresco. Prior to this, Kai Bendix spent many years at Beiersdorf, where he managed the businesses in Southeast Asia, India, Bulgaria, Austria and headed the global NIVEA marketing, according to the company. Further information…

    24-Aug-2020
    • Dr Daniel Rothoeft is the new vice chairman of the management board of Sebapharma, according to the company. He is responsible for the departments global marketing, IT, finance, logistics, legal, human resources and administration. Dr Daniel Rothoeft is the successor of Dr Rüdiger Mittendorff, who worked more than 26 years for the company and is now retired, says Sebapharma. Further information…

    • According to its own information, Beiersdorf has opened a new research and innovation center in Shanghai, the biggest outside its headquarters in Hamburg. Beiersdorf invested a total of ten million euros in the new center, according to the company. Further information…

    20-Aug-2020
    • Heinz-Glas reported that Carletta Heinz has succeeded to her father’s position as CEO of the company. Carl-August Heinz managed the Heinz-Glas Group for 43 years. For now, he will be available as consultant to the company. Since December 2013, Carletta Heinz has been working in the Heinz-Glas Group. In addition, since July 2019, she has already been part of the management board. Further information... (PDF, 491.0 kB)

    • During the first nine months of fiscal year 2019/20, Douglas generated e-commerce sales of 640 million euros, an increase of 39.6 percent year-on-year. Vanessa Stützle, Douglas Group CDO: “In the third quarter, our e-commerce business increased by 70.3 percent year-on-year, and the number of new customers even rose by over 90 percent. We are also really pleased to see that this momentum has continued even after stores reopened.” Further information…

    18-Aug-2020
    • Essel Propack Europe, part of the manufacturer of laminated plastic tubes headquartered in Mumbai, has enhanced its 'Platina' tube material to achieve the coveted RecyClass certification for Europe. This is a confirmation that Essel tubes equipped with an HDPE cap are 100 per cent recyclable, according to Essel. RecyClass is an initiative that evaluates the recyclability of plastic packaging in Europe. Further information… (PDF, 455.0 kB)

    14-Aug-2020
    • The online beauty retailer flaconi extends its management board from 15 August 2020. Christoph Honnefelder is appointed as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) and Spokesman of the Management Board. Honnefelder changes over to flaconi from the beauty brand Kylie Cosmetics from Kylie Jenner. Further information…

    13-Aug-2020
    • Recently, Rossmann has opened its first drug store chain store in Valencia. Spain is the first country in Southern Europe, in which Rossmann has expanded. Thereby, Spain is the seventh foreign subsidiary of Rossmann, after Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Albania, the Republic of Kosovo and Turkey. Further information…

    12-Aug-2020
    • Coty announced that Sue Y. Nabi has been appointed Chief Executive Officer, effective 1 September 2020. Nabi is the founder and CEO of the luxury skincare line Orveda. Previously, she served as Worldwide President of L’Oréal and Lancôme. Further information…

    26-Jun-2020
    • The European trade association Cosmetics Europe elected at its 2020 General Assembly a new President and Executive Team for the 2020-2022 term of office. Mr Hervé Toutain (L’ORÉAL) will take over from his predecessor Mr Loïc Armand as a President of Cosmetics Europe supported by Mr Charles François Gaudefroy (UNILEVER) and Mr Ronald Van Welie (NCV) continuing as Vice-Presidents and Ms Isabelle Martin (ESTÉE LAUDER) continuing as Treasurer. Further information...

    25-Jun-2020
    • According to the market research company Mintel, more and more takeovers in the beauty industry are imminent. Big businesses would increasingly acquire small independent brands in order to benefit from their global reach and tap into new consumer groups. The upswing of the internet and the declining brand loyalty of consumers would accelerate the trend. Further information…

    24-Jun-2020
    • L’Oréal signs an agreement to acquire Thayers Natural Remedies, a US-based natural skincare brand from Henry Thayer Company. The brand will be integrated into L’Oréal’s Consumer Products Division. Founded in 1847, Thayers Natural Remedies has a strong skincare heritage and offers a portfolio of high-quality products including toners and astringents. The brand has expanded its distribution from natural grocery stores to a multichannel strategy which includes mass and beauty retailers, drugstores and e-commerce. Thayers Natural Remedies recorded sales of US $44 million in 2019. Further information…

    23-Jun-2020
    • The European premium beauty retailer Douglas is accelerating the expansion of its e-commerce business. This is the result to changes in consumer behavior in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. In this context, Michael Keppel will be starting work as Chief Restructuring Officer at Douglas effective July 1, 2020. In this newly created position, Keppel will be supporting the Management Board headed by Tina Müller. Further information…

    16-Jun-2020
    • COSMOS publishes Version 3.1 of its COSMOS-Standard Control Manual. The new version addresses current configurations of the COSMOS criteria. The update takes effect immediately. The last update was in September 2018. The COSMOS-standard signature is a consumer guarantee for organic and natural cosmetics. COSMOS offers two types of signature for cosmetic products: COSMOS ORGANIC or COSMOS NATURAL. Further information…

    15-Jun-2020
    • Beiersdorf's HIDROFUGAL deodorant range is being expanded by a new division: Men Maximal Schutz. Furthermore, all HIDROFUGAL deodorants will have a simpler and cleaner layout. The relaunch is being supported by a comprehensive communication campaign. The basis of the campaign is the current YouGov study "So schwitzt Deutschland" (How Germans Sweat). Commissioned by HIDROFUGAL, more than 2,000 Germans were asked about the psychological consequences of sweat stains and odours in everyday life and how they influence the choice of clothing. More Information...

    12-Jun-2020
    • US-American cosmetic brand e.l.f. Beauty has announced to expand its skincare portfolio with the launch of a new product line. According to its own information the collection features face and body care products infused with Full Spectrum CBD and is said to refresh, revive, and re-center both the mind and body. Further information…

    10-Jun-2020
    • As part of its long-term strategy to strengthen its in-house bioengineering division, Givaudan has acquired Alderys. Alderys was founded in 2009 and now has 30 employees. The company develops innovative approaches to biologically and technologically extract recyclable materials from renewable resources. Alderys' projects focus on the chemical, cosmetics and food industries. Further information…

    08-Jun-2020
    • Douglas reported its financial results for the first half in fiscal year 2019/20. According to the report in January and February, the European premium beauty retailers initially successfully continued its growth trajectory of the first quarter. In March, Group sales fell by 40.2 percent in comparison to the prior-year month as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic. Further information…

    02-Jun-2020
    • Building on the previously announced merger between IFF and DuPont’s Nutrition & Biosciences business, IFF recently shared the new guiding purpose and vision, operating model and Executive Committee for the combined companies. According to the American flavor and fragrance manufacturer both companies continue to expect that the transaction to close in the first quarter of 2021. More Information…

    27-May-2020
    • The South Corean cosmetics company Amorepacific has acquired a significant minority share of the Australian RATIONALE Group, securing an advisory role and voting rights on the RATIONALE Board of Directors. Together with Amorepacific, RATIONALE aims to realize its global expansion plans across South Korea, the UK, the US, Hong Kong and Singapore by 2025. More Information…

    25-May-2020
    • A study by Contentsquare has monitored the impact of coronavirus on online consumer behaviors. According to analytic online marketing company especially Telco and Consumer Electronics Sectors have experienced a strong digital growth. For the cosmetics sector as well the study has observed an increasing demand for online services like eCommerce. Further information…

    22-May-2020
    • Coty Inc. announced a strategic partnership with global investment firm KKR which will provide the Company with an initial investment of 750 million US-Dollar. Additionally, Coty and KKR signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the sale of a majority in Coty’s Professional Beauty and Retail Hair Businesses including the Wella, Clairol and OPI and at a contemplated enterprise value of 4.3 billion US-Dollar. Further information…

    19-May-2020
    • The natural cosmetic manufacturer Weleda has filled a vacancy of the management of its biggest market: Nadja Holland is appointed as Regional Director Market DACH. She accounts for the natural cosmetics business and the medicinal products business in the for Weleda important markets of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Further information…

    • In the course of its sustainability-programme, Beiersdorf has now purchased shares of Salford Valve Company Ltd. (Salvalco). The British technology company develops and distributes aerosol valves enabling the usage of ecologically sustainable propellants. Thereby, Beiersdorf wants to promote sustainable aerosol innovations in the industry and in its own portfolio. Further information…

    15-May-2020
    • According to its own information, Henkel’s business performance in the first quarter of fiscal 2020 was impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Group sales decreased by 0.8 per cent to 4.9 billion euros. According to Henkel, the Beauty Care business unit recorded a sales decrease of 2.6 per cent. Sales in the Laundry & Home Care business unit increased by 5.3 per cent, says Henkel. Further information…

    • The Douglas Supervisory Board has appointed Vanessa Stützle as Chief Digital Officer and third member of the Management Board alongside Douglas Group CEO Tina Müller and Douglas Group CFO Matthias Born with immediate effect. According to Douglas, Tina Müller will be absent until further notice due to illness. Vanessa Stützle and Matthias Born are jointly taking over the tasks of Tina Müller ad-interim, the company reports. Further information…

    14-May-2020
    • The construction market chain Hornbach and dm have launched a new personal care product line for the male target group. The limited HORNBACH X SEINZ Capsule Collection is now available at the stores of the drugstore chain, at the stores of Hornbach and at the online shop of Hornbach. Further information…

    11-May-2020
    • During the digital annual general meeting of Beiersdorf the Chairman of the Executive Board Stefan De Loecker gave a review of the fiscal year 2019. The company grew by 4.1 per cent. Furthermore, he gave a report about the long-term orientation of the strategy C.A.R.E.+. The program for the future of the company focuses on the topics digital technologies and sales channels, innovations in skin care, entering new growth markets and business fields, fueling growth by increasing productivity and increasing the commitment and contribution to greater sustainability. Further information…

    • L’Occitane Group has announced that in 2020 it joined the OP2B coalition, which launched in September 2019. The partners have committed themselves to jointly developing more environmentally friendly agricultural methods that protect and promote biodiversity. Further information…

    08-May-2020
    • Anjac Health & Beauty has announced the acquisition of Roval Cosmétiques. With this acquisition the manufacturer in the areas of health, beauty and hygiene strengthens its industrial expertise and its position in the beauty and health sector in France. Further information…

    06-May-2020
    • According to its own information, Amorepacific developed a platform technology for a sunscreen material that does not leave white cast, while reflecting UV rays. It is the result of a joint research project from Amorepacific with the research team of Sungkyunkwan University School of Chemical Engineering, reports the company. Further information…

    • Financial News Media reports that the global cosmetic skincare market and the cosmetic market are projected to grow through the next several years. A report from Technavio says that the global cosmetic skincare market size will grow by $38.03 billion during 2020 and 2024. Another report from Statista points out that the global cosmetics market is projected to value at about $758.4 billion by 2025. Further information…

    04-May-2020
    • Henkel is one of the 68 German companies, which appeal to politics to combine measures taken to accomplish the consequences of the Corona crises with climate policy. The alliance was activated by “Stiftung 2°“. Henkel reports that the companies stand up for climate policy as important part of economic and industrial policies. Rossmann, among others, has signed the climate stimulus package too. Further information…

    30-Apr-2020
    • According to its own information, cosmetics packaging manufacturer Cosmogen has merged with dispensing packaging specialist manufacturer PYC. The company will operate under the Cosmogen name. Thereby, Cosmogen will add a turnkey line of spray and airless bottles to its offer. Further information…

    23-Apr-2020
    • Because of the growing demand for hand sanitizers during the Covid-19 pandemic, the market revenue will reach over $11 billion in 2020, registering YOY growth of over 600 per cent from 2019, according to Arizton. Gel-based hand sanitizers will emerge as the most preferred type, reports the market research company. Further information…

    22-Apr-2020
    • According to its own information, Lalique Group has increased Group operating revenue by five per cent year-on-year to EUR 143.5 million. The company expects its results for the current year to be adversely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Further information…

    20-Apr-2020
    • On the basis of new data, the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) considers that the use of aluminium compounds is safe at the following equivalent aluminium concentrations up to: 6.25% in non-spray deodorants or non-spray antiperspirants, 10.60% in spray deodorants or spray antiperspirants, 2.65% in toothpaste and 0.77% in lipstick, according to SCCS. Further information…

    17-Apr-2020
    • In cooperation with the homeshopping presenter Miriam Deforth, HSE24 has launched the anti-aging line MIRI – proud to be. Besides Fashion and Jewellery, Beauty is one of the biggest product ranges of HSE24. According to its own information, the new brand contains 14 face and body care products. Further information…

    16-Apr-2020
    • Amorepacific has launched its new luxury skincare brand SIENU. The Time Brace line, comes in a total of six items – among other things, an eye cream. It contains plant-derived ingredients, according to Amorepacific. Further information…

    14-Apr-2020
    • Hans Holger Gliewe has taken office as the new Chairman of The International Fragrance Association (IFRA). He succeeds Michael Carlos in the role. Gliewe has worked in the fragrance and flavor industries for forty years. Further information…

    08-Apr-2020
    • The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) Board of Governors has announced the appointment of Beverley Postma as new Chief Executive Officer with an expected start date of 1 May 2020. She leaves her current position as a consultant for GreenOcean Group to join RSPO. Further information…

    06-Apr-2020
    • The "Plastics Innovation Centre 4.0" will be built at the Institute for Plastics Processing (IKV) in Industry and Craft at RWTH Aachen University by the year 2022. It will be a completely interconnected research and development environment. According to its own information, the cost of the project will be 19.5 million euros. IKV is aiming to become a world-leading Industry 4.0 centre for the plastics industry. Further information…

    • The manufacturer Toly is launching a 30ml infusion bottle, which follows the trend of natural raw beauty allowing brands to mix formula with real fresh ingredients. The filter allows the formula to become infused with the fermented ingredient making it ideal for any skincare formulation, reports Toly. Further information…

    02-Apr-2020
    • The new CEO at Mäurer & Wirtz is Stephan Kemen. The 37-year-old is the successor of Steffen Seifarth. Kemen joined the company in 2014. He was most recently responsible as Chief Marketing Officer for the overall management of all Mäurer & Wirtz proprietary and licensed brands. Further information…

    01-Apr-2020
    • According to its own information, Shiseido will release their new skincare brand Baum in May 2020. The brand aims to realize a sustainable society that preserves trees for the future, reports the company. Shiseido, for example, will use upcycled wood in product packaging for the new brand and participate in forest conservation activities. Further information…

    27-Mar-2020
    • The company Greentech has developed a new plant extract that stimulates the growth of beneficial microorganisms. According to the company, the new patent is a result of experiments with cross-fertilisation. Further information…

    25-Mar-2020
    • As of now, dm will be marking the products of its own brands that don’t contain any microplastics with a self-made badge. To provide transparency, they’ll carry the imprint “Without microplastics, without water-soluble fully synthetic polymers”, according to dm. Further information…

    23-Mar-2020
    • According to a press release, French luxury goods company LVMH plans to produce hand sanitiser in its perfume factories in France in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. The units are to be handed out to health authorities in France for free. Further information…

    19-Mar-2020
    • “I used to be a bottle – now I love cosmetics.” – Weckerle Cosmetics launches the MYCONIC-slimstick. MYCONIC component consists of 100 per cent monomaterial. Weckerle Cosmetics uses 100 per cent recycled and recyclable PET for the slimstick. Further information…

    17-Mar-2020
    • According to information provided by the company, Symrise was able to increase its sales in the business year 2019 by 8 per cent, reaching EUR 3,408 million, up from EUR 3,154 million. The division Scent & Care reported growth of 7.2 per cent, generating total sales of EUR 1,419 million. Further information…

    16-Mar-2020
    • According to its own information, Mary Kay has joined the Sustainable Packaging Initiative for Cosmetics (SPICE). The initiative’s members, including the likes of L’Oréal, Chanel, Coty and Estée Lauder, are working on realising eco-friendly alternatives for the packaging market. Further information…

    12-Mar-2020
    • According to its own information, Swiss perfume and taste company Firmenich has entered into exclusive negotiations with Ardian regarding the takeover of DRT. The French manufacturer of organic ingredients is to be acquired by Firmenich. Further information…

    11-Mar-2020
    • Regarding the current health situation, the Dr Wolff Group has announced to prepone the planned launch of a hand sanitiser gel under its brand Linola. Originally, the market entry was planned for summer but has now been accelerated. Further information…

    09-Mar-2020
    • After the finalisation of the Kylie Cosmetics acquisition under Pierre Laubies, Coty has now announced the appointment of a new CEO. By summer 2020 Pierre Denis will take over the position. Further information…

    • According to its own information, Henkel introduced its new strategic framework for the future. Among other things, the company will accelerate impactful innovations with increased investments and reshape operating models. A key element of the future direction is an active portfolio management. Henkel has identified brands and categories with a total sales volume of more than one billion euros, predominantly in its consumer businesses, of which around 50 percent are marked to be divested or discontinued by 2021. In addition, M&A will remain an integral part of Henkel’s strategy. Furthermore, Henkel has finished its business year 2019 with mixed results. Nominal turnover increased by 1.1 per cent, reaching EUR 20.1 billion, while organic sales remained stable. Further information…

    06-Mar-2020
    • In a new market survey KPMG has researched which sustainability aspects are valued most by consumers. In the FMCG segment consumers are looking out for potentially harmful ingredients within the finished products and pay attention to packaging materials. Especially safe, non-toxic groceries and cosmetics are perceived as very important. Further information…

    05-Mar-2020
    • According to its own information, Beiersdorf will build a new production facility in Leipzig-Seehausen. With a budget of EUR 220 million the construction marks the company’s biggest single investment. Further information…

    03-Mar-2020
    • According to a new report by Reportlinker, the market for dry shampoos is expected to show growth within the next four years. The market research company predicts that the market for dry shampoos will grow by USD 1.48 billion globally from 2020 to 2024, progressing at a CAGR of nine per cent. Further information…

    28-Feb-2020
    • Givaudan has announced it has completed the acquisition of the North American Flavour, Fragrance and Specialty Ingredients company Ungerer & Company. Givaudan and Ungerer & Company had reached an agreement regarding the acquisition in November 2019. Further information…

    26-Feb-2020
    • South Korean beauty company Amorepacific has presented its annual results for 2019. Overall, the company recorded KRW 6.28 trillion in sales (approximately EUR 4.9 billion), with a growth rate of 3.4 per cent. The results were mainly fueled by Amorepacific’s strong performance on the international market. Further information…

    24-Feb-2020
    • In its newest report, the market research company Reportlinker has published a prognosis regarding the development of the global herbal beauty products market. According to the forecast, the sector will maintain a CAGR of 4.63 per cent until 2024. Further information…

    20-Feb-2020
    • According to its own information, Estée Lauder reported strong financial results for its second quarter ended December 31, 2019. Sales of USD 4.62 billion increased 15 per cent compared to the prior-year period. The strongest performance was delivered in the skin care segment, with an increase in sales of 27 per cent. Further information…

    19-Feb-2020
    • The packaging company Aptar has signed an agreement to acquire FusionPKG, according to its own information. With the North American manufacturer, Aptar plans to expand its portfolio with additional packaging solutions in colour cosmetics and skin care. Further information…

    17-Feb-2020
    • L’Oréal has announced that it has entered in exclusive negotiation for the sale of its Roger & Gallet brand. According to its own information, the French group is currently in negotiations with investment holding Impala. Further information…

    • The luxury goods company Hermès adds a cosmetics line to its product range for the first time. Hermes unveiled its first products from the new beauty division. The company will bring lipsticks on the market this year. Additionally, the company intends to venture into skin care in the future, according to Hermès. Further information…

    14-Feb-2020
    • PharmaCielo plans to distribute its CBD products in Europe. According to its own information, the company signed an agreement with the global distributor CBD Export Global for the European marketing of CBD. Among other things, cosmetics manufacturers are supposed to be delivered. Further information…

    • The market research company Transparency Market Research has predicted the global organic cosmetics market to reach USD 28.66 billion by 2027. A CAGR of 9.2% is predicted. Further information…

    13-Feb-2020
    • Japanese cosmetics company Shiseido has published its annual results. According to its own information, the company generated a record turnover of 1,131.5 billion yen in 2019, with a growth rate of 3.4 per cent. Further information…

    11-Feb-2020
    • Recently, Henkel introduced its new personal and skin care brand Naturale Antica Erboristeria (N.A.E.) to the market. The design and ingredients of the brand were inspired by traditional Italian cosmetics. Furthermore, the brand is certified as natural cosmetics, after the Cosmos Organic Standard, according to Henkel. Further information…

    10-Feb-2020
    • In 2019 the U.S. prestige beauty industry generated a turnover of USD 18.8 billion. While the makeup category was on the decline, the skin care segment showed sales growth of 5 per cent, according to the NPD Group. Further information…

    06-Feb-2020
    • GEKA has announced the expansion of its production site in Bechhofen, Germany. The location’s capacities are to be expanded by 10,000 square metres, by the end of 2020. Furthermore, the packaging manufacturer will invest in modern automation solutions and assembly concepts. Thereby the company aims to strengthen its presence in the high-end sector. Further information…

    05-Feb-2020
    • Colgate-Palmolive will expand its portfolio with the oral care brand Hello. According to its own information, the company has already come to definite terms regarding the takeover of the North American brand. The transaction is planned to come to a close by the end of February. Further information…

    03-Feb-2020
    • According to its own information, North American packaging manufacturer Silgan has signed a binding offer to acquire Albéa’s dispensing business. For USD 900 million the proposed acquisition of the business segment is expected to close in the first half of 2020. Further information…

    30-Jan-2020
    • After Weleda opened three City Spas in the Netherlands as a pilot project, the first location in Germany is following. In Hamburg Blankenese the cosmetics company is now offering massages and facial treatments featuring a selection of Weleda products. Further information…

    • Market research company Grand View Research has published a forecast for the global premium cosmetics market, indicating that the market will grow to reach USD 199.2 billion by 2025. A compound annual growth rate of 7.6 per cent is expected. Growing awareness regarding ingredients in the beauty products and their effects on the body, for example, is driving the market. Further information…

    27-Jan-2020
    • According to its own information, Bayer has started a new research project together with North American biotech company Azitra. The two partners plan to further identify the skin microbiome in order to discover new active ingredients that can potentially be used for the treatment of sensitive or eczema-prone skin. Further information…

    • In the Czech Republic, Rossmann has started an innovative pilot project, aiming to make shopping more sustainable, according to RND. In cooperation with Henkel, the retailer offers its clients the opportunity to refill products like detergents, shower gel and shampoo at designated tap stations, thus saving packaging waste. Further information…

    • At the beginning of January 2020 Weleda completed its management board. Nataliya Yarmolenko joined the executive board as new Chief Commercial Officer, following Andreas Sommer in this position, who had left the company on September 30, 2019, according to Weleda. Further information…

    24-Jan-2020
    • The Bosch Packaging Company is now Syntegon Technology. The former Bosch division was sold to the private equity firm CVC Capital Partners in 2019. Now the packaging manufacturer with an annual turnover of EUR 1.3 billion acts as an independent company. Further information…

    • According to its own information, the Dr. Wolff. Group scored a record turnover in 2019. Following the preliminary figures, the cosmetics and pharmaceutical company generated EUR 313 million in sales in the last year, compared to EUR 309 million in 2018. Further information…

    17-Jan-2020
    • According to its own information, Induplast has acquired packaging manufacturer Verve. With this transaction the Italian group expands its portfolio with a specialist in cosmetic bottles, tottles and jars. Further information…

    • In order to expand its portfolio in the grooming and body care sector, Procter & Gamble has now announced plans to acquire the North American label Billie. The indie company specialises in products for women. Further information…

    13-Jan-2020
    • After Coty finished the acquisition of Kylie Cosmetics and Kylie Skin in the past year, the company is now set on taking the next step within the strategic partnership. In the near future, Christoph Honnefelder, who previously worked for Douglas, will assume the role of CEO for the two brands, according to Coty. Further information…

    09-Jan-2020
    • According to a recent press release by the company, Rossmann finished its financial year 2019 with a record-breaking turnover. For the first time in the history of the company, the drugstore chain generated gross revenue of more than EUR 10 billion. Further information…

    20-Dec-2019
    • According to its own information, L’Oréal has signed a licence agreement with the Italian fashion brand Prada. The long-term partnership grants the company the exclusive rights to manufacture and market cosmetic products under the Prada label. Further information…

    • In 2017 Edeka and Budni opted into a cooperation to expand the drugstore’s business on a national level. For this end, the two partners founded a new cooperation. Now Edeka announced its intention to acquire the majority in the partnership, after the German Cartel Office has finished its assessment. Further information…

    19-Dec-2019
    • According to its own information, French Strand Cosmetics plans to merge with Swiss packaging manufacturer Marvinpac. As of 2018, the two partners are already working together on a joined cosmetics line. Starting in 2020, they plan to form a single business entity in MS BEAUTiLAB. Further information…

    18-Dec-2019
    • In the course of its accelerator-programme, Beiersdorf is now investing in the Korean beauty and tech startup LYLC. The company combines skin care products with multiple online platforms. This portfolio convinced the German investor through its data-based innovation possibilities, according to their own information. Further information…

    16-Dec-2019
    • According to its own information, Clariant has opted into a partnership with manufacturer of natural active ingredients Plant Advanced Technologies (PAT). For a subscription of 10 % equity shares of PAT, Clariant will become the strategic partner for product development and the exclusive global distributor. Further information…

    13-Dec-2019
    • Japanese cosmetics manufacturer Kao announced that its subsidiary e’quipe will launch a new skin care and lifestyle brand. The new label athletia is backed by a clean beauty approach and sustainable production methods. The launch is scheduled for February 2020. Further information…

    11-Dec-2019
    • After joining the sustainability project The Paper Bottle Company in 2019, L’Oréal now announced its first product innovation to be developed in line with the collaboration. Until 2021, the company aims to introduce its first cosmetics bottle made from vegetable fibre to the market. Further information…

    • Luxury goods group Lalique has signed a licensing agreement to create and market fragrances for Brioni, according to its own information. The company plans to schedule its first perfume release under the name of the Italian fashion brand for the end of 2020. Further information…

    09-Dec-2019
    • Etiket Schiller has launched a new sustainable packaging solution. The recently presented plastic labels by the manufacturer from Baden-Württemberg, Germany, are made from equal parts industrial and domestic waste. According to the company, not any new granulate is used during the production process. Further information…

    06-Dec-2019
    • Walgreens Boots Alliance, the parent company of UK-based drugstore chain Boots, plans to expand to Indonesia, according to its own information. In collaboration with MAP, an Indonesian lifestyle retailer, the holding company aims to open its first drugstores in the island state in 2020. Further information…

    04-Dec-2019
    • In order to expand its capabilities in the natural ingredients sector, Givaudan has announced the acquisition of Italian manufacturer Idena. According to the company, the transaction is to be finalised within the first quarter of 2020. Then, the business focusing on plant-derived active ingredients will go over to the French company. Further information…

    03-Dec-2019
    • According to its own information, Indian manufacturer Huhtamaki has launched a recyclable sachet packaging solution for shampoo. The small flexible plastic bags consist of so-called polyolefin and can supposedly be completely returned to the production cycle. Further information…

    02-Dec-2019
    • The packaging manufacturer Berry M&H announced a shift towards recycling-friendly masterbatches in its production of black packaging. The newly introduced alternatives will not contain any carbon black, making the plastic waste more easily identifiable during the sorting process. Further information…

    29-Nov-2019
    • According to its own information, Coty acquired a majority stake in Kylie Cosmetics. For a total sum of USD 600 million, 51 per cent of the brand founded by social media star Kylie Jenner went over to Coty. In the future, the partners aim to expand with the label globally. Further information…

    27-Nov-2019
    • Estée Lauder has announced the acquisition of Korean cosmetics company Have & Be Co. The transaction is expected to come to a close in December this year. Then the skin care brand Dr. Jart+ and the grooming label Do The Right Thing will be managed by the French company. Further information…

    • As recently stated by the company, Faber-Castell Cosmetics has appointed Dagmar Chlosta as new managing director. Simultaneously, the company announced the opening of its new production facility in the USA together with the launch of a new American beauty collection. Further information…

    25-Nov-2019
    • As recently disclosed by the company, Merz will adopt a new organisational structure, effective January 1, 2020, and divide its business into three segments: Aesthetics, Therapeutics and Consumer Care. In implementing this measure, the healthcare company that markets tetesept, aims to strengthen its consumer focus. Further information…

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