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    18-Oct-2021
    • The German drugstore chain Müller has entered into a cooperation with the German social brand share. With over 80 products, share reportedly offers social alternatives for everyday consumption decisions in order to enable everyone, for example, to have access to food, drinking water and hygiene. Since the end of September, Müller has been selling the products permanently in all branches in Germany and Austria in the stationery, food, confectionery, body and hair care product ranges. A donation will be generated from the sale, which will be used to finance aid measures, according to the company. Further information …

    15-Oct-2021
    • The German drug store chain Rossmann is one of 69 companies that are demanding an "ambitious cross-sectoral climate policy" from the future governing parties. The alliance is made up of companies from all key sectors of the German economy. With their appeal they are directed at the parties that are currently exploring the possibilities of a governing coalition. As the later federal government, it should set up an implementation offensive for climate neutrality within the first 100 days that meets the goals of the Paris climate protection agreement. The German economy reportedly wants to send a clear signal for ambitious climate protection in the new legislative period. Further information …

    11-Oct-2021
    • The German retail chain Rossmann becomes a member of the RTG Retail Trade Group. According to the company, it is the first German drugstore in the cooperation, which bundles among other things the purchasing for merchandise, technical purchasing, eCommerce technologies and supply chain management of its members. Other members are currently the German retail companies Real, Metro Germany, Globus, Bartels-Langness, Bünting, Netto ApS, Tegut, Klaas & Kock and Georg Jos. Cheese. RTG reportedly is considered to be one of the largest trading cooperations in Germany. Further information …

    • Werner & Mertz intends to continue using Siegwerk's specially developed printing ink system in the future. It was initially used for the completely recyclable stand-up pouch from the German manufacturer of cleaning agents. According to the company, this is the first flexible packaging that achieved Cradle-to-Cradle certification for its recyclability and circularity and thereby achieved gold status in all categories. One component was the development of sustainable inks on self-adhesive labels and on films for pouches. According to Werner & Mertz, the technology fits into the certified environmentally friendly concept of the packaging and the sustainability strategy of the company. It is said to be used now by the manufacturer in other projects. Further information …

    08-Oct-2021
    • Austrian TV presenter Victoria Swarovski has started her own beauty brand. The "Orimei" line stands for clean beauty, which is said to work against a variety of skin problems while creating a glowing complexion that no longer needs make-up. The products of the brand reportedly are vegan and are made from natural active ingredients and vegetable oils. These include natural hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, a natural vitamin A alternative, an upcycling active ingredient from the remains of pumpkin seed processing and natural mineral pigments. Further information …

    • Coty launches “Kylie Baby”, the new brand by Kylie Jenner. The brand reportedly offers a range of bath time essentials. All products are said to consist of safe and gentle formulas with naturally derived ingredients and botanicals designed to take care of sensitive skin and delicate hair. According to the manufacturer, they have all been formulated to be clean, vegan, cruelty free, gluten free, fragrance free, hypoallergenic, pediatrician and dermatologist tested. The brand will be available exclusively on its own website. Further information …

    07-Oct-2021
    • Paperboard manufacturer Holmen Iggesund recently presented its prototype “Conic” for a new wood-based packaging solution. It is said to use an emerging technology to replace plastics with natural materials for formable products. The initial prototype has been developed for the cosmetics industry. It consists of a conical shaped refill that could be used for creams or liquid soaps and a transparent holder. The pots look like they are made from plastic and the holder looks like glass. But they are all made from wood fibres, the company states. Further information …

    01-Oct-2021
    • Coty has partnered with technology company Perfect Corp. Together, the companies aim to enhance the digital marketing of the cosmetics company's brands with augmented reality and artificial intelligence. This is said to include virtual cosmetic try-ons, online skin diagnostics and data-driven personalization for the brands as well as for the fragrance portfolio. In addition to e-commerce, the companies also want to enrich in-store shopping with digital offers. In the future, there reportedly will be contactless product experiences, also in order to meet the growing need for hygiene and safety. Further information …

    30-Sep-2021
    • The global shipments of aluminium aerosol containers fell by 3.9 percent to around 2.9 billion units in the first half of 2021. These are the figures the International Organization of Aluminum Aerosol Container Manufacturers (Aerobal) reports about its members. In particular, sales of the entire cosmetics sector suffered from the pandemic-related restrictions of consumers in the reporting period. Because the latter went out less, the deliveries to the deodorant market fell by almost 2 percent, and deliveries to the hairspray segment even fell by a double-digit rate. Further information …

    27-Sep-2021
    • The L’Occitane Group has announced the appointment of André J. Hoffmann as new CEO, effective from September 16, 2021. After more than 25 years heading the company, and at 74 years of age, Reinold Geiger has stepped down from this position. He continues to be the Chairman of the Board and Executive Director. In addition to his new role, Hoffmann will continue to be the Vice-Chairman of the Board and Executive Director. Further information …

    22-Sep-2021
    • The deliveries of aluminium, plastic and laminate tubes increased by 0.5 per cent to around 6 billion units in the first half of 2021. This reports the European tube manufacturers association etma. The deliveries to the cosmetics market increased by 2 per cent. According to the association, this can be attributed to the increasing mobility of consumers after the hard lockdowns. The reopening of hairdressing and beauty salons after the temporary closings caused by the pandemic reportedly also had a positive effect in this segment. Further information …

    20-Sep-2021
    • Corpack has presented lipstick containers made from monomaterial. They consist exclusively of PET, which makes them easier to sort and recycle than packaging made from a mix of materials. Alternatively, the lipstick can also be made from recycled PET (rPET). This improves the recycling rate and reduces CO2 emissions, the company said. Both PET / rPET materials have food grade certification and can be fully recycled. Further information …

    17-Sep-2021
    • The packaging manufacturer Constantia Flexibles, by its own account, has succeeded in industrial recycling of EcoLam laminates. The production waste from different laminates, including EVOH (ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer), metallization, adhesives and inks, was shredded and then reprocessed into regranulates by partner company Erema on an industrial scale. These regranulates reportedly were converted into a new blown film, which was then used in the lamination of new EcoLam materials as a sealant. Depending on the ink system used, recycled content of up to 80 per cent in the lamination film was achieved, the company claims. Further information …

    16-Sep-2021
    • The “GER Coffer” from Gernetic International was the only packaging solution from the cosmetics sector to receive this year's European Carton Excellence Award from ProCarton. It was created for two face creams to celebrate the brand's 50th anniversary. The case consists of two parts. A hexagonal box contains the product and is securely enclosed by a banderole. The jury was shown above all by the "special unwrapping experience" made possible by the concept. The cartonboard packaging was made by Billerud Korsnäs. Further information …

    13-Sep-2021
    • Dirk Roßmann, founder and partner of the German drugstore chain Rossmann, will retire as managing director of Dirk Rossmann GmbH on September 30th, 2021 after reaching the age of 75. His younger son and designated successor Raoul Roßmann (36) will be the management spokesman. He has been Managing Director for Purchasing and Marketing since 2015. Dirk Roßmann remains on the advisory board of the drugstore company as well as managing director and spokesman for Rossmann Beteiligungs GmbH. Further information …

    09-Sep-2021
    • Wella Company has appointed three C-suite executives to its Leadership Team. Virginie Costa joins as Global Chief Financial Officer. According to the company, she is one of only seven female CFOs among the top 25 beauty companies. Gretchen Koback Pursel joins as Global Chief People Officer and Hugh Dineen joins as President of Global Brands and Global Chief Marketing Officer. The appointments, effective immediately, are said to underscore the company's growth plan which commenced on December 1, 2020 when the company returned to independent operating status, led by Kohlberg Kravis and Roberts that invested a majority-equity stake. Further information …

    07-Sep-2021
    • On September 10, Kao will be releasing the sheet mask “Smile Performer”. According to the company, this product is intended to bring back smiling faces. It will be released together with a range of companion products from Kao’s brand Kanebo. The sheet mask is said to add radiance, creating a smiling impression. The sheet reportedly brings a natural smile to the face by lifting the cheeks, the corners of the mouth, and jawline for about 10 minutes. Saturated with concentrated serum, the thick, elastic sheet material is said to ensure a reliable seal with the skin contours. Beauty care face masks have stayed as popular as ever during the COVID-19 pandemic in Japan. Further information …

    06-Sep-2021
    • Shiseido Americas Corporation, part of the Shiseido group, has determined to sell the related assets of prestige makeup brands bareMinerals, Buxom, and Laura Mercier to an entity owned by independent private equity partnership Advent International. Regarding the transfer of the French business related to the brands and all its employees to Advent, a final decision will be made after completion of the consultation processes with employee representatives, the company stated. Under its medium-to-long-term business strategy, the Shiseido group reportedly shifts to a new business structure, with skin beauty positioned as its core category. Thus, it is taking steps to prioritize its brands and to adapt its portfolio to the new strategy. Further information …

    03-Sep-2021
    • The German FruchtBar food brand has expanded its portfolio to include the cosmetics / care products segment for children. The first product to be launched is “Wunderbunt Nagelfarbe”. According to the manufacturer, it is a water-based, vegan, cruelty-free nail colour, without any parabens or other allergenic fragrances. It is said to wash off easily with soap and water, meaning no nail polish remover is necessary. According to the brand, the cosmetic product is the first in the field of child-friendly nail colours that is available both online and in brick-and-mortar stores in Germany. Further Information …

    02-Sep-2021
    • Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) have reported net sales of 16.22 billion US-dollars for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2021. According to the group, this corresponds to an increase of 13 per cent. Net sales grew in every region and in most product categories. This is said to reflect the gradual reopening of brick-and-mortar retail stores in certain markets compared to the prior year when several retail locations closed during the second half due to COVID-19, the company adds. Sales in the group's makeup division reportedly climbed for the first time in more than a year, surging 76 per cent in the fourth quarter. The company expects to continue its net sales recovery in the 2022 fiscal year. Further information …

    01-Sep-2021
    • Packaging manufacturer Gerresheimer produces flacons for Oriflame’s new Swedish Experience Perfumes made from PCR glass. According to the company, the use of the post-consumer recycled glass reduces energy consumption and waste. Furthermore, Eco-Design principles and a reduced glass weight are said to reflect the sustainability standards of the brand and the packaging manufacturer. Both Gerresheimer production sites for cosmetic packaging in Momignies, Belgium and Tettau, Germany reportedly are leading producers of glass containers in PCR, the company stated. Further information

    02-Aug-2021
    • Lubrizol Life Science - Beauty has introduced its PemuPur Start polymer. This is said to be an emulsifier for skin and sun care formulations that are both naturally derived and refreshing. According to the company, PemuPur provides emulsion stabilization at low use levels from 0.5 to 1.0 weight per cent and up to 50 per cent oil content. It is said to limit the need for co-emulsifiers. These characteristics, coupled with its limited surface activity, make it ideal for creating mild, fluid and sprayable emulsions suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin, the company adds. Further information ...

    • COVID-19 has a strong impact on the purchasing habits of Chinese consumers. This is one of the findings of Bain & Company’s latest China Shopper Report. According to the consulting company, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sales were flat in China in 2020 vs. 2019, with several shifts across price segments, categories and channels. One of the reported trends that took root in the pandemic are community group buys, where Internet platforms sell to “community captains” who handle delivery throughout the neighborhood. The authors of the study conclude that for their activities in China, brands need to restructure their portfolio to boost efficiency and lower cost in the new deflationary, volume-driven growth environment. Further information ...

    30-Jul-2021
    • Babor's head of R&D, Dr. Andrea Weber is the new President of the German Society for Scientific and Applied Cosmetics (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Wissenschaftliche und Angewandte Kosmetik; DGK). The biology graduate has been working for the cosmetics industry since 1996 and has been responsible for skill enhancement in the DGK Presidium since 2013. In addition, she works for several national and international associations in the field of beauty and body care. Further information … (, )

    • The German drugstore chain Rossmann has launched an online shop in Denmark. According to the company, it is considered a pioneer because the concept of a drugstore - as is common in Germany - does not exist in its Scandinavian neighbouring country. The product range reportedly includes around 10,000 items in the categories care & fragrance, cosmetics, household, baby & child, nutrition, health and animals. Both private label and industrial products are available in the Danish online shop. Further information …

    27-Jul-2021
    • Thomas Jorberg is the new Chairman of the Board of Directors of the German natural cosmetics company Weleda. The 64-year-old is, among others, Spokesman of the Management Board of GLS Bank in Bochum and has been a member of the Weleda Board of Directors since June 2020. Dr. Andreas Jäschke remains vice president. Further information …

    23-Jul-2021
    • Unilever and the U.S.-based synthetic biology company Arzeda have entered a strategic partnership. According to the companies, they aim to apply the latest advances in digital biology to discovering and designing new enzymes. Over the next three years, Unilever is said to apply Arzeda’s digital biology techniques to its own product innovations across its cleaning and laundry portfolio. Arzeda learns from the enzymes already in nature, and uses a combination of physics-based computational protein design and deep learning to optimise their functionalities. The company reportedly is able to design new versions with unique benefits. Further information …

    19-Jul-2021
    • With Far Away Beyond, Avon has unveiled the first parfum using Upcycled Vanilla Extract. This is said to be made from 100 per cent upcycled vanilla beans which would otherwise be discarded. The vanilla beans reportedly were sustainably and ethically sourced from Madagascar in collaboration with local communities that are directly benefiting from sustainable partnerships. The innovative double distillation process is said to reveal new vanilla notes like smokey and woody with a salty-sweetness. Further information ...

    16-Jul-2021
    • P&G's Gillette and Gillette Venus have introduced a fully recyclable cardboard packaging for their system razors in April 2021. The conversion is said to save the company 545 tons of plastic annually. In an interview, Gabriele Hässig, P&G Managing Director for Communication and Sustainability, is satisfied with the initial sales figures. Accordingly, the new packaging is very well received and consumers praise the easy recycling on social media. Further information …

    14-Jul-2021
    • The Supervisory Board of Beiersdorf AG has appointed Patrick Rasquinet and Oswald Barckhahn to the Executive Board. Effective July 1, 2021, Rasquinet took over responsibility for the Pharmacy & Selective division (Eucerin, Hansaplast, La Prairie) from Vincent Warnery, who was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Beiersdorf on May 1. Barckhahn will be appointed to the Executive Board effective October 15, 2021. After a transition phase he will assume responsibility for the cosmetics business in Europe and North America. He will succeed Thomas Ingelfinger who will retire in 2022. Further information …

    09-Jul-2021
    • Aptar Beauty + Home has supported Boticario Group for their latest fragrance line called O.U.i. The latter reportedly is the first brand in Latin America using the manufacturer's fragrance refilling solution and fragrance overcaps. The packaging is said to allow the bottle to be refilled up to three times. The launch comprises eight women, men and unisex scents as well as 20 body care products. Further information …

    • Coty has relaunched its brand Kylie Cosmetics completely. The Kylie Jenner products now hit the stores with improved, vegan formulas. According to the manufacturer, these updated formulas have been created without animal oils, parabens, or gluten, along with a long list of over 1,600 other potentially harmful and irritating ingredients. For the first time, the products will be available worldwide together with Kylie Skin care via a joint new website. Consumers will also be able to shop the brand through select brick and mortar retailers. Further information …

    • Tubex Aluminium Tubes has unveiled a monomaterial tube in order to offer a sustainable alternative for sample sachets. “Monotube” reportedly is made of recycled aluminium from base to tip, and features a snap-off closure that can reseal the tube. REN Clean Skincare is the first luxury beauty brand to offer its samples in the Monotube. By using the tube instead of difficult to recycle sachets, the company aims to make a further step towards a Zero Waste target. Further information …

    08-Jul-2021
    • The actress Scarlett Johansson is now also among the cosmetics entrepreneurs. She has announced that she is to launch her own skincare brand in early 2022. The co-founder and CEO is entrepreneur and beauty executive Kate Foster. The funding is provided by the investment company The Najafi Companies, which also has experience in the cosmetics sector. Further information …

    • Dr. Edgar Endlein, Head of Research & Development at Werner & Mertz, has received the Meyer-Galow Prize for Business Chemistry. According to the company, he has been awarded for his development to convert sustainable household and personal care products to surfactants made from native European vegetable oils. A larger variety of surfactants could be ensured in this way. The prize is endowed with 10,000 euros and is sponsored by the eponymous German foundation. It reportedly awards sustainable chemical innovations with special value for society. Further information …

    07-Jul-2021
    • Beiersdorf, by its own account, is planning to build a supply chain hub for the European market in Leipzig, in the immediate vicinity of the company’s new production plant. In addition to the 220 million euros for the Leipzig plant, the Group aims to invest 170 million euros in the new hub over the next few years. This is said to be the company’s largest investment worldwide at a single location. Further information …

    05-Jul-2021
    • Symrise has unveiled the next generation of its 1,2-alkanediols. With Hydrolite 7 green, the manufacturer gives a response to the growing demand for “green” personal care products. According to the company, the new seven-carbon alkanediol comes from 100 per cent bio-based sources, derived from sustainably sourced castor bean oil. The multifunctional reportedly is a clear, colorless neat ingredient that can go into a variety of traditional or natural cosmetic formulations, and works with all skin types. Further information …

    01-Jul-2021
    • The beauty and household care industry demonstrated a high level of innovation in 2020. According to figures of the German market research organization GfK that were now presented by the the German Personal Care and Detergent Industry Association IKW, 32 per cent of all items in the personal care and cosmetics segment and 28 per cent of products in the laundry, cleaning and household products segment were new products last year. The average share of new products in the overall FMCG market was significantly lower at 22 percent, IKW adds. These figures reportedly are also a result of the pandemic, which has created increased demand for hygiene products. For example, many new products were created in the soaps/syndets (45 per cent) and wet wipes (48 per cent) segments. Further information …

    28-Jun-2021
    • With Belsil DADM 3240 E, Munich-based chemical Group Wacker has developed a novel silicone co-emulsion for hair care products. According to the company, the product ensures a care effect even in small doses. The emulsion consists of two silicones, forming a loose network structure around the hair, conditioning it and providing lasting protection, the manufacturer states. Possible applications are said to be shampoo formulations, conditioners and leave-in products.

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    25-Jun-2021
    • Zalando and Sephora have agreed on a strategic partnership for the online distribution of Prestige Beauty. Sephora is said to be one of the world's leading omnichannel prestige beauty retailers. According to the companies, they together aim to create an “unrivalled online prestige beauty experience”. With regard to this, Sephora reportedly will bring its assortment of several thousand beauty products from more than 300 brands to Zalando. The partnership is to start with the launch in Germany in Q4 2021 and is set to be rolled out to other Zalando markets as of 2022.

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    18-Jun-2021
    • The US-based skincare brand Paula's Choice will become a part of Unilever. The Group announced that it has signed a takeover agreement. Paula's Choice is said to be a pioneer of science-backed products and direct to consumer (DTC) e-commerce. For example, the brand is able to demystify the science behind skin care using content and digital tools. These include an “Ingredient Dictionary” that breaks down the research behind nearly 4,000 ingredients, and the so-called Expert Advice, a curated online hub of skin care and ingredient knowledge. Further information …

    17-Jun-2021
    • Corpack has developed a sustainable cap made of Sughera for Maison Matine’s new perfume collection “Refresh”. According to the packaging company, Sughera is composed of 70 per cent recycled cork bits and 30 per cent synthetic rubber mixture. It reportedly can be produced in several forms and is said to give components a soft touch feel and a natural look. Further information …

    15-Jun-2021
    • Iberchem, a subsidiary of Croda International, has completed the acquisition of French fine fragrance company Parfex as of 1 June 2021. Parfex is said to play an important role in Iberchem’s plan to increase its offering of sustainable and natural certified fragrances. Furthermore, the company's headquarters in Grasse is to be hosting a new creative centre for the Group’s fine fragrance activities. In addition, the acquisition reportedly enhances Iberchem’s presence in the European market and increases its portfolio of naturally sourced ingredients targeted at premium markets. Further information …

    11-Jun-2021
    • The Managing Director of the German contract manufacturer etol died on May 16 at the age of 68 after a serious illness. Hanspeter Söllner-Trippwas considered a link in the Tripp family and has driven and shaped the development of the etol group in Oppenau and Oberkirch for over three decades, according to the company. He was considered a passionate entrepreneur and visionary. Further information …

    10-Jun-2021
    • E.l.f. Beauty has increased its net sales by 12 per cent to 318.1 million US-dollars in 2020. According to the company, this growth was primarily driven by its strength in e-commerce, international, and its national retailers. The financial year 2021 reportedly has also started with positive figures. For the first quarter, the beauty company reported net sales increasing 24 per cent to 92.7 million US-dollars. Further information …

    • The CBD-infused cosmetics market is to grow by 2.22 billion US-dollars during 2020-2024. This development is expected by the analysts of Technavio in their recently published study. The report offers an analysis of the impact of the Corona pandemic on this market in optimistic, probable, and pessimistic forecast scenarios. According to the research, the big players in the trend market will include the Cronos Group and Elixinol Global among others. Further information …

    08-Jun-2021
    • Coty has appointed Andrew Stanleick to CEO for the beauty business created by Kylie Jenner. In addition, Stanleick will also manage Kim Kardashian West’s business for Coty with a focus for both brands on driving global expansion and entry into new beauty categories. According to the company, Stanleick will assume these responsibilities in addition to his current role as Coty EVP Americas. Kim and Kylie Jenner and their teams reportedly will continue to lead product and communication initiatives of their brands. Further information ...

    • Fable Investments, subsidiary of Natura & Co, has invested in British perfumer Lyn Harris’s Perfumer H. Fable's investments reportedly are rooted in the principles of Natura & Co's to whom belong the brands Avon, Natura, The Body Shop and Aesop. Perfumer H was founded by Lyn Harris in London in 2015. According to Harris, the self-image of her company is “to touch people with the art of perfume making“. The perfumer focuses on sustainability, such as refillable bottles. Further information ...

    04-Jun-2021
    • Quadpack now offers Sulapac jars designed for water-based formulations. The packaging manufacturer expanded its Sulapac Nordic Collection with a 50ml jar enriched with a new bio-based barrier. The range made of wood-based biocomposite material comprised 15ml, 30ml and 50ml jars for oil-based and waterless products up to now. Further information …

    02-Jun-2021
    • For the fifth year in a row, L’Oréal is recognized as one of the leading companies in Supply Chain. In a worldwide ranking of research and advisory company Gartner, the group was awarded the ninth position of 25. The company reportedly was recognized in particular for its agility, digital transformation, and performance in sustainability. Every year, Gartner evaluates the Supply Chain of 300 companies with regard to Resilience & Agility, Data & Technology, and Sustainability. Further information …

    31-May-2021
    • The e-commerce company for fashion, lifestyle and beauty The Hut Group (THG) has reported a revenue growth of 41.5 per cent in 2020. According to the company, its preliminary results have revenues of 1.6 billion British pounds (about 1.8 billion euros). Following the acquisition of Dermstore, US revenue participation is expected to account for over 20 per cent. In 2021, the group reportedly aims to invest in 3.6 million square feet of fulfilment and personalisation capacity in the medium-term at key locations globally. Furthermore, the group will be opening studios in close proximity to its Manchester Head Office, offering high quality video production and photography capabilities for its brands and clients. Further information …

    • Fashion retailer Zara has unveiled its own cosmetics line. It is available worldwide under the name of Zara Beauty. According to the company, the line comprises a full range of beauty products for eyes, lips, face and nails. The compounds reportedly were designed by make-up artist Diane Kendal. They will be sold in refillable containers and come in over 130 shades. The cosmetics are said to be featured in the brand's stores as a new section, and are available to purchase online. In addition, customers can discover the entire collection virtually in 22 stores accompanied by personalised beauty tips. Further information ...

    28-May-2021
    • Packaging manufacturer Tubex has announced its collaboration with PreZero Pyral. The company specializes in the recycling of aluminium packaging. The collaboration aims to form a closed-loop in recycling post-consumer aluminium packaging, according to the companies. Tubex and its raw material supplier developed a patented alloy where the customer can choose the share of recycling material. The collaboration with PreZero Pyral reportedly is to ensure that the aluminum post-consumer recycled material is not diverted or taken from other closed loops. Further information …

    • In the past twelve months, the prices for aluminium and plastics have risen significantly. The European Tube Manufacturers Association, etma, reports price increases for the last year (April 2020 – April 2021) by around 60 per cent for aluminium and between roughly 75 to 90 per cent for plastics such as HDPE, LDPE and PP. General capacity cuts in the plastics industry and the rising demand for plastics in the quickly recovering Chinese and US economies have already led to shortages of plastics used in tube production, according to the association. Further information …

    27-May-2021
    • The US-based packaging supplier Berlin Packaging announced the acquisition of Raepak Limited. With this transaction, the company reportedly expands its offering for cosmetics and personal care products. Raepak is a supplier of plastic packaging for the cosmetics and personal care end-markets. The British company delivers, among others, pumps, sprayers, dispensers and closures for the beauty industry. The products reportedly include a range of recyclable and eco-friendly packaging. Further information …

    26-May-2021
    • The first quarter of 2021 went well for Unilever. According to the company, underlying sales were up 5.7 per cent during the first three months. Beauty and Personal Care grew by 2.3 per cent. In particular, CEO Alan Jope refers to the Prestige Beauty business achieving a double-digit growth. Furthermore, he announced that the group is building a new business unit. Under the name Elida Beauty Unilever will be comprising a number of our smaller beauty and personal care brands in the future. Further information ...

    25-May-2021
    • IKW, the German Cosmetic, Toiletry, Perfumery and Detergent Association, has elected a new board as scheduled. The chairman Georg Held (L’Oréal Germany), the deputy chairwoman Gabriele Hässig (Procter & Gamble Service) and the treasurer Christoph Harras-Wolff (Dr. Kurt Wolff) were confirmed in their offices. New to the 15-member management team is Dr. Daniel Rothoeft (Sebapharma). Further information …

    20-May-2021
    • In an own research study, Beiersdorf refuted the assumption that artificial blue light is harmful to the skin. According to its own information, the research team reportedly has proven that the amount of artificial blue light of laptops, tablets, and smartphones emitted during their conventional use is not enough to trigger harmful skin effects. The negative impact of increased screen use due to the coronavirus – for example, as a result of more online meetings or increased use of smartphones – is therefore scientifically untenable, the company stated. Further information ...

    19-May-2021
    • Henkel reports a good start to fiscal 2021, achieving organic sales growth of 7.7 per cent in the first quarter. Group sales are said to have reached around 5 billion euros, an increase of 0.8 per cent in nominal terms. CEO Carsten Knobel said that with industrial demand recovering at a stronger rate than originally expected, the Group is optimistic about business development over the rest of the year despite the continued uncertainty. Thus, the company has raised its sales and earnings guidance. Further information …

    17-May-2021
    • Shiseido and Dolce & Gabbana have entered into a partial termination of their beauty license agreement. This change will be effective from 2022 on for all markets and all activities except for those carried out from France.The French company Beauté Prestige International is reportedly considering to conclude the license activities carried out from France by end of this year and to pursue the production and distribution of Dolce & Gabbana Beauty products, on a worldwide scale, for a minimum 12-month period starting 2022. Negotiations have already been initiated, according to the companies. Further information …

    10-May-2021
    • With group sales growing by 6.3 per cent, Beiersdorf recorded a solid start to the fiscal year 2021 on pre-crisis level. According to the group, sales for the first quarter stood at 1.9 billion euros. The group reported an increased demand for skin care in particular. Further information

    • The natural cosmetics manufacturer Weleda is participating in an unpackaged project with liquid products. Since April, four of its body care products have been available in three stores of the German organic company Alnatura without packaging. Customers can bottle oils and shower gels at an unpacked station. They can use their own containers for this or purchase empty containers in the store. Further Information

    07-May-2021
    • Belano medical and Henkel Beauty Care have launched the new St. Biomé skin care range. It is based on the microbiotic active ingredient "stimulans" developed by Belano. According to the companies, it enables natural care and a balanced skin microbiome. With the bio-based microbiotic active ingredient, St. Biomé is said to support the natural self-healing and defenses of the skin. Further Information

    • In London, Amazon has launched its own salon. According to media reports, it will initially be open to employees only, before it opens to bookings for the general public in the coming weeks. In the salon the company is said to trial the latest industry technology. For example, customers are said to experiment with different virtual hair colours using augmented reality technology. Furthermore, they can get information about a product of interest by point-and-learn technology on a display and then order it on Amazon. Further information

    06-May-2021
    • The German drugstore chain Rossmann has increased its group turnover in 2020 by 5.7 percent to 10.35 billion euros. In Germany in particular, the company was able to record good figures, as the drugstores, as a system-relevant offer, were allowed to remain open during the corona pandemic. The company reports its sales in Germany at 7.33 billion euros, which corresponds to an increase of 4.7 percent compared to the previous year. Further Information

    • Lumson has unveiled TAL that is said to be the first airless system in an aluminum container. TAL stands for Techno Airless Aluminum. According to the company, it guarantees the protection of the formula thanks to a pouch technology. As aluminum is said to be a material that is easy to decorate, TAL can be customized with different decorations and finishes. Furthermore, it reportedly is 100 per cent recyclable guaranteeing an easy separation of the plastic and aluminum components. Further information

    04-May-2021
    • Heinz-Glas invests in more eco-solutions for its glass production at its site in Działdowo, Poland. Among others, the reconstruction of the electric glass furnace has started, which reportedly will allow the production of packaging from opal glass, flint glass, and PCR (Post Consumer Recycling Glass). The carried-out activities include the construction of a hall for the purposes of a glass furnace and investments in new production equipment, allowing for any cullet composition. Further information

    30-Apr-2021
    • According to its own information, the drugstore chain dm is getting ready to enter the Polish market. With headquarters ready in Breslau, the preparations for opening its first stores are well underway, reports dm. The construction and opening of the Polish dm stores will be supervised by Markus Trojansky, Head of Expansion and the dm stores in East Germany. Further information …

      Source: https://newsroom.dm.de/pressreleases/dm-sichtet-markteintritt-in-polen-3091688

    • According to their latest financial figures of the first quarter of 2021, L'Oréal has achieved an increase of sales of 10.2 per cent (like-for-like). Based on reported figures, the growth was 5.4 per cent. In absolute figures, sales were 7.61 billion euros. The group announced that three divisions achieved double-digit growth. E-commerce sales grew at 47.2 per cent. Further information …

      Source: https://www.loreal-finance.com/eng/news-release/first-quarter-2021-sales

    28-Apr-2021
    • According to its own information, Mktg Industry has introduced the first loose powders’ jar with swifter, completely made in cardboard/paper and customizable in any size. It is a new eco-friendly solution specifically designed for cosmetics powder formulas, reports the company. The holes of the swifter can be customized according to the formula inside or to the client’s request.

      Further information

      Source: http://www.mktgindustry.com/en/products.php#produzione_38-1

    23-Apr-2021
    • With its Sacred Patch®, BASF can help manufacturers to develop skin care products that promote emotional well-being while addressing common signs of sensitive skin, according to its own information. Sacred Patch is based on BASF’s MicroPatch® technology to harness the potential of the valuable algal extract sacran, reports the company. Further information …

    19-Apr-2021
    • With Apibreeze, Provital has introduced a natural active ingredient that reportedly offers a mild skin renewal together with biotechnological polyhydroxy acids (PHAs) as gluconolactone and lactobionic acid. According to the company, the ingredient is based on a multi-flower honey that is locally produced combining a moisturizing effect and sustainable production. Further information …

    16-Apr-2021
    • Hamburg-based company Cannacare Health has announced the launch of a cosmetics line with organic CBD under the brand Canobo, in collaboration with TV star and entertainer Jorge González. The range consists of nine skin care products and is now available online and at selected pharmacies and drugstores, the company reports. Furthermore, the former shareholders of Cannacare Health recently agreed to sell all shares in CannaCare Health GmbH to the Dutch subsidiary of Elixinol Global Limited (Australia) under the terms of a notarised purchase agreement. More information ...

    14-Apr-2021
    • The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) and specialty materials provider Eastman have announced a global memorandum of understanding that will enable ELC to take strides towards its 2025 sustainable packaging goals. Through the agreement, ELC and its portfolio of brands will begin incorporating packaging solutions enabled by Eastman’s molecular recycling technologies and portfolio of Renew resins with up to 100 per cent certified recycled content, according to the company. Further Information ...

    • Royal DSM has announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire the flavor and fragrance (F&F) bio-based intermediates business of Amyris, Inc. According to its own information, DSM will acquire the business currently consisting of seven intermediate products. Further Information ...

    12-Apr-2021
    • For the ingredients of its spa line, Babor has its own bees pollinate “Elsbeeren'' berries. According to the company, eight bee colonies have had a new home near the company headquarters in Aachen for a year now. Around 400,000 bees will inhabit the hives in summer. The “Elsbeeren '' grow on one of the company's plantations in a protected part of the forest in the Eifel. Further Information ...

    08-Apr-2021
    • L'Oréal now has a minority stake in the environmental tech startup Gjosa. This Swiss company reportedly develops water-saving solutions. L’Oréal and Gjosa are said to have been working together since 2015 to optimize shampoo rinse technologies with the objective to save water. At the latest CES in January 2021, they together presented the L’Oréal Water Saver, a sustainable hair care system for the salon and at-home beauty routine. Further information ...

    07-Apr-2021
    • The VKE Cosmetics Association has confirmed Markus Grefer as President for the next term of office from 2021 to 2023. According to the association, Grefer and his board team want to implement the # VKE2025 strategy project during this period. With this strategy, the VKE, by its own account, aims to optimize its previous fields of action, to align the organization in a modern and digital manner and thus to proactively address future topics for the cosmetics industry. Further information …

    06-Apr-2021
    • The printing company Etiket Schiller is offering its labels “100% Cotton” that are made entirely of cotton. According to the manufacturer, they are available in the basic color white and in black. They can be enhanced with various finishing techniques. The natural product cotton with its special feel is said to put the finishing in the foreground and to ensure a high recognition value, according to the company. More information ...

    01-Apr-2021
    • With Chronoglow, Givaudan Active Beauty has unveiled an active ingredient that reportedly is crafted by fractionation and empowered by artificial intelligence (AI). According to the company, it is able to mimic botanical epigenetic mechanisms for skin care benefits. The active ingredient is said to regulate the skin genetic information without modifying it. It reportedly rejuvenates the skin at different cellular levels, and protects skin cells from senescence and oxidation. Further information ...

    31-Mar-2021
    • BASF has signed two partnership agreements with companies that specialize in biosurfactants. The strategic alliance with Allied Carbon Solutions, a Japan-based commercial provider of surfactants from biomass, includes an equity stake and entails an exclusive technology cooperation, commercial agreement and product development for sophorolipids. Furthermore, the German manufacturer has entered a strategic technology cooperation with UK-based start-up company Holiferm to develop a state-of-the-art production process for biosurfactant products. Further information …

    29-Mar-2021
    • For a trial period starting in April, Kneipp will be offering its „Intensiv Handcreme“ in paper tubes. In an interview with the magazine „Packaging 360°“, Philipp Keil, Head of Packaging Materials Management at Kneipp, reports, that this packaging alternative will arrive in a limited edition of 2,000 in the company's own stores. The tube is said to be a test intended to explore various options for future packaging regarding sustainability as well as personalized designs. Further information ...

    26-Mar-2021
    • With Chisel, packaging manufacturer Lumson has introduced a new design for droppers. This development is said to be unique because of its push down button. According to the company, Chisel helps customers to realize an exclusive design for cosmetic bottles as well as an ease of use without any product waste. Further information …

    • Huhtamaki blueloop laminate tubes now have been certified as fully recyclable within the high-density polyethylene (HDPE) container stream. The certification was undertaken by RecyClass, which is said to be an independent cross-industry initiative working to advance plastic packaging recyclability. According to Huhtamaki, blueloop tubes are polyethylene (PE) based tubes developed together with partners Plastuni Lisses and Zalesi. Further information …

    25-Mar-2021
    • Despite the effects of the corona pandemic, Weleda AG reportedly was able to maintain its total sales of around 424 million euros in 2020, almost at the previous year's level (429 million euros). In the core business of natural cosmetics, sales worldwide increased by 1.9 percent to around 333 million euros, according to the company. Further information …

    19-Mar-2021
    • British supplier Croda International is to acquire the worldwide business activities of France-based company Alban Muller. With a revenue of 18 million euros for the financial year 2020, the latter is said to be a leader in the segment of natural and botanical ingredients for the global beauty industry. The acquisition reportedly expands Croda’s portfolio of sustainable active ingredients for personal care products. Further information ...

    16-Mar-2021
    • E.l.f. Cosmetics have launched a new limited-edition-beauty-line taking inspiration from the menu of the Chipotle Mexican Grill chain. This line reportedly comprises products like an avocado-shaped sponge, Make It Hot lip gloss, and an Eyes Chips Face cosmetic bag with the look of the chips bags of the chain. The goods are said to be available for sale on both brands’ sites and on livestream selling app Ntwrk. Further information …

    • The German drugstore chain Müller will offer microbiotic and medical skincare products from Belano Medical. They reportedly will be available as a private label under the name “Aveo Med Microbiome”. According to Belano, the company has so far concentrated on sales of its skincare products with the lactic acid active ingredient "stimulans" on channels such as cosmetic institutes or pharmacies. The introduction into the range of the drugstore partner is said to make the products accessible to a broad audience. Further information …

    12-Mar-2021
    • Packaging manufacturer Corpack now also offers screw caps made of Sughera for cosmetic tubes. According to the company, this sustainable material is made from 70 per cent recycled cork pieces and a synthetic rubber compound (30 per cent). With a natural look and feel, Sughera is said to emphasize the naturalness of the content like for example natural cosmetics. Further information …

    11-Mar-2021
    • The Fragrance Foundation Germany has elected Udo Heuser as its new president. The CEO and managing partner of the Nobilis Group succeeds Thomas Rieder. He is said to give up the position in order to concentrate on his role as managing director at Clarins. According to the organization, Heuser is planning a comprehensive realignment of the Fragrance Foundation. A new integration of the trading partners, the concentration on the end consumer and a creative cooperation with media houses reportedly will be in the focus. Further information ...

    10-Mar-2021
    • The Swiss packaging manufacturer Hoffmann Neopac has unveiled the Lightweight Tube. According to the company, this tube comprises up to 30 per cent less virgin materials. It is available in plastic tube diameters ranging from 30-50mm, and in four substrate varieties. Materials reduction reportedly is most prominent in the tubes’ wall thickness, which has been reduced from 0.5 mm to 0.35 mm. Low profile closures are said to be also in the development. Further information …

    05-Mar-2021
    • The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) announced that it is to increase its investment in the Canadian-based multi-brand company, Deciem Beauty Group from approximately 29 per cent to approximately 76 per cent. With this step, ELC reportedly intends to expand its investment in the company behind fast-growing skin care brands The Ordinary and NIOD, and to achieve full ownership in three years. Further information …

    04-Mar-2021
    • Dr. Thomas Gibtner is the new managing director of the manufacturer of cosmetics Neo Cos. He succeds Wilhelm Kühn, who has retired at the end of February.

    • The packaging manufacturer Bomotrendline has a new managing director. Marco Constantino has headed the company since the beginning of the year. He succeeds Adolf Benedikt Brodscholl, who started transferring the business to Constantino at the beginning of 2020. Further information … (PDF, 442.7 kB)

    03-Mar-2021
    • The Swiss packaging manufacturer Permapack has produced composite film sachets in different colours for the “Sternen-Bad” line by “Dresdner Essenz”. These are bath salt mixtures that are based on the twelve zodiac signs. Each sign has its own scent and packaging colour. On the front side of the sachet, the customer can receive a scent note of the content via an "aroma hole". Further information ...

    • Lageen Tubes has introduced a new range of mono-material tubes. The Israeli packaging manufacturer, by its own account, manufactures the body, head and the cap of the tube from polyethylene (PE). Monomaterial packaging is considered to be easier to recycle. According to the manufacturer, the material used is a food-grade PE and complies with US and European regulations as well as the ISO 9001:2015 standard. This reportedly makes the tubes suitable for food and pharmaceuticals as well as for toiletries and cosmetics. Further information ...

    01-Mar-2021
    • German drug store chain Rossmann has launched a four-part natural cosmetics series for its Babydream brand. According to the company, it intends to respond to the needs of sensitive baby skin and the demands of sustainability-conscious parents. The products are said to be dermatologically confirmed and to meet the standards of the Natrue seal for certified natural cosmetics. They reportedly are also vegan, free from perfume, microplastics and mineral oil. Further information …

    • According to cosmetics group Beiersdorf, the coronavirus pandemic has significantly affected the business performance in 2020. At 7.025 billion euros, sales reportedly were down 5.7 per cent on the previous year in organic terms. Despite this, the company – by its own account – was able to increase its investments for sustainability, digitalization, and growth markets, and to gain market share in all core brands. Further information ...

    26-Feb-2021
    • Greentech Group, manufacturer of ingredients from natural sources, has announced a partnership with Phytograde, European distributor of raw materials rich in cannabinoids. Together, the companies intend to reportedly unlock the potential of Cannabidiol and other phytocannabinoids as natural active ingredients for cosmetic, dermocosmetic, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical applications. Further information …

    24-Feb-2021
    • Mäurer & Wirtz has launched a new sustainability programme. Under the umbrella title of #futurevalues the manufacturer of fragrances and beauty products intends to further expand its environmental and social measures. An internal sustainability team is said to steer the development and implementation of the concepts. According to the company, one initial success is the conversion of packaging parts from plastics to renewable fibrous materials. This is said to save 28 tonnes of plastic annually. Further information …

    22-Feb-2021
    • Sandra Banholzer will become new CEO of Swiss cosmetics company Rausch effective 1 July. The 44-year-old is currently working for M-Industry, where she is responsible for the international brands and private label business. Thus, she is the first person from outside the owner family taking over operational leadership of the company. She succeeds Lucas Baumann, who resigned as CEO in October 2020. Further information …

    17-Feb-2021
    • Shiseido intends to carry out a fundamental transformation with Skin Beauty as its core business, and aim to become „the world’s No. 1 company in this field“ by 2030. As part of its recently released strategy for the three years from 2021 to 2023, the company aims to build a “powerful portfolio” centered on Skin Beauty brands and to accelerate innovation. Further information …

    15-Feb-2021
    • The Dutch company Fasten has launched a new refillable cosmetic cream jar that combines several sustainability criteria. According to the manufacturer, the monomaterial solution made from recycled PP realises a 70 per cent reduction on materials compared to a standard cream jar. Debossing replaces the ink printing, and thanks to folding the cartonboard the secondary packaging doesn't need any gluing. Further information ...

    12-Feb-2021
    • In 2020, Unilever has increased its sales by 1.9 per cent. Commenting on the annual figures, CEO Alan Jope said the group delivered a „step change in operational excellence“. One result of this reportedly has been a plus in market share in over 60 per cent of the group's business in the last quarter. Further information …

    11-Feb-2021
    • Gabriel-Chemie has unveiled the latest edition of its yearly published “Colour Vision” trend series. With this collection, the company aims to offer a source of inspiration for the development of product and colour concepts. This year's collection was created under the impressions of the pandemic. It is characterised by sensoric effects in a combination of marking as well as effect and natural colours, according to the company. The manufacturer wants to reflect a new start and give people courage and confidence for the future.
      Further information …

    09-Feb-2021
    • US-based beauty company Coty announced the planned closure of its manufacturing site in Cologne, Germany. The move comes as the group consolidates global fragrance operations. The Cologne site currently employs approximately 300 people and produces a range of fragrance products. According to the company, the closure will occur in stages and is expected to be completed by Summer 2022. Further information …

    • German detergent and care product manufacturer Fit increased its sales by 20 percent from 172 million to 206 million euros last year. The company sees one reason in its specially developed disinfectant, which in 2020 represented 2.5 percent of sales. Its cosmetics brand Fenjal also grew by almost 20 percent thanks to newly launched products and an advertising campaign with the former supermodel Tatjana Patitz, according to the manufacturer. Further information ...

    05-Feb-2021
    • Kneipp has presented its new facial skin care series Mindful Skin. According to the company, this series is the result of five years of skin model research and dermatological studies. It is characterized by the fact that it reportedly activates natural skin processes for more hydration, energy and protection against environmental influences. In addition, the folding boxes are produced in a CO2-neutral way and each product in the series contains recycled plastics made from marine plastic, according to the company. Further information ...

    02-Feb-2021
    • Corpack has developed a new packaging design for the hair care brand Marlies Möller. According to the company, it aimed to combine the styles of the newer hair care lines with rounded shapes and of the traditional square shape of the existing hair care ranges. The result is a new square-to-round design ensuring recognizability and representing dynamic and modernity. Furthermore, the new bottles are produced with a 50 per cent content of recycled PET. Further information … (PDF, 138.6 kB)

    01-Feb-2021
    • The drugstore chain Rossmann can now offer its natural cosmetics brand Alterra in a completely climate-neutral way. This applies to the entire product range, which includes 260 items, according to the company. All CO2 emissions from the entire product life cycle comprising raw materials to packaging and logistics are compensated. According to Rossmann, this is the first private label for which this has been implemented. Further information ...

    29-Jan-2021
    • Effective March 1, Dr. Gitta Neufang will take over the management of the Research & Development of Beiersdorf. She will succeed Dr. May Shana'a, who will retire. Neufang is currently responsible for Beiersdorf’s Pharmacy Brands. She for example has driven the dermatological skin care expertise of the Eucerin business, the group reported. Further information ...

    27-Jan-2021
    • With Adipoless Eco, Wesource, Seppic's brand of cosmetic active ingredients, reportedly has developed a more natural version of its silhouette and anti-dark circle active ingredient of the same name. This new element is said to be derived from quinoa. According to its own information, it revitalizes the eyes by limiting dark circles. Capillaries are strengthened & skin elasticity is maintained. Further information ...

    25-Jan-2021
    • Novio Packaging and Flacopac merged on January 1, 2021. According to the packaging providers, the Swiss sister company Deflaco is not part of the merger. Flacopac joined the Novio Packaging Group in 2019 and was not yet fully legally integrated. The next step is now to merge the two German companies to a larger European organization. The company will take the name Novio Packaging, a Berlin Packaging company. Further information ...

    • With sales of 10.35 billion euros, German drugstore chain Rossmann has achieved growth of 3.5 per cent in 2020. According to the company, the figures developed well especially in Germany. On the other hand, the foreign subsidiaries were more severely affected by the Corona pandemic. In Germany, sales reportedly increased by 4.7 percent to 7.33 billion euros. Further information …

    22-Jan-2021
    • Sederma, a company of Croda Group, has introduced Feminage. According to the manufacturer, this is a new ingredient, an extract of Engelhardia, dedicated to women over 50 experiencing loss of skin elasticity and firmness caused by glycation and oxidation events and related to oestrogenic decline. Further information…

    • L’Oréal has unveiled its “Water Saver” haircare system for the salon and at-home beauty routine. This system applies the principle of air fractioning used in rocket engines to water flows, according to the company. Water droplets collide according to a defined direction and uniform distribution. This is said to reduce the water droplets size by 10X and accelerates their speed, ensuring every drop of water is used in the hair washing and rinsing process, reports L’Oréal. Further information …

    21-Jan-2021
    • British e-commerce company The Hut Group (THG) is to take over Dermstore.com. The latter is said to be the number one pure-play online retailer of prestige skincare and specialty beauty brands in the USA. It reportedly was established in 1999 in order to provide online access to professional grade skincare in the USA. According to THG, it acquires the company for 350 million $. Further information...

    • The Cosmetic Professional Association (Verband Cosmetic Professional; VCP) has elected a new board. Dr. Helmut Drees now is the new chairman. He is a member of the management board of Dr. Babor. Dr. Christian Rimpler did not stand for re-election after 14 years. In order to further increase the effectiveness of the association and to better map the industry segments represented in the organization in the future, the VCP has also expanded its board of directors by three additional members. Further information ...

    19-Jan-2021
    • L’Oréal announced that it is to acquire the Japanese company Takami Co. This company develops and markets products licensed by the skincare brand Takami, owned by Doctor Hiroshi Takami, founder of two dermatological clinics in Tokyo. L’Oréal also said that it renewed a long term brand licensing agreement with Doctor Takami and signed a collaboration contract with the Takami clinics. Further information ...

    15-Jan-2021
    • Jennifer Lopez has introduced JLo Beauty, a new skincare collection. This collection is said to stand for the ageless beauty of the 51-year-old singer and actress, according to the manufacturer Ascendant Beauty LLC. The JLo Beauty collection features eight formulas, according to its own information. Further information ...

    14-Jan-2021
    • The European container glass industry has presented a new quality seal for glass. With this, the industry associations reportedly want to illustrate the environmental and health benefits of glass packaging. The new seal is now available for licensed use, according to the German association BV Glas. Further information …

    06-Jan-2021
    • Douglas has started construction works on a new distribution center in Hamm, Germany. From August 2022, the first orders from the online stores in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Netherlands reportedly will be shipped from there. With the new logistics center, the supply chain service provider Avarto is tripling capacity for Douglas. In the past ten years, the Beauty retailer’s online sales are said to have grown by an average of 35 percent per year. Further information …

    16-Dec-2020
    • Coty has announced that Stefano Curti will join the company as Chief Brands Officer, Consumer Beauty, while Alexis Vaganay will be promoted to Chief Commercial Officer, Consumer Beauty. The appointments come as CEO Sue Y. Nabi strengthens her leadership team, following the recent additions of Isabelle Bonfanti as Chief Commercial Officer, Luxury, and Jean-Denis Mariani as Chief Digital Officer, reports the company. Further information...

    11-Dec-2020
    • In November 2020, Ariane Grandel, DR. GRANDEL Managing Director and Brand Ambassador, was elected to the board of the VCP Verband Cosmetic Professional e.V. The VCP actively represents the common professional and technical interests of providers in the field of professional service cosmetics. More information ...

    10-Dec-2020
    • According to its own information, the Kurz InLine Foiling decoration technology is compatible with the HDPE containers recycling stream, independent testing confirms. The InLine Foiling decoration, which allows for obtaining silver and gold effects, is applied on HDPE tubes and bottles, says Kurz. Further information...

    09-Dec-2020
    • Coty has announced the completion, on November 30, 2020, of the sale of a majority stake in its Professional and Retail Hair business – including the Wella, Clairol, OPI and ghd brands to KKR. As part of the transaction, Coty has received net cash proceeds of approximately $2.5 billion, and will retain a 40 per cent stake in the business, according to its own information. Further information...

    • Coty has announced the completion, on November 30, 2020, of the sale of a majority stake in its Professional and Retail Hair business – including the Wella, Clairol, OPI and ghd brands to KKR. As part of the transaction, Coty has received net cash proceeds of approximately $2.5 billion, and will retain a 40 per cent stake in the business, according to its own information. Further information...

    07-Dec-2020
    • Henkel brand Love Nature can now be sampled at refill stations across five different outlets of the Müller drugstore chain, the company has announced. The range includes the off-the-shelf bathroom cleaner and all-purpose cleaner as well as refillable washing powder and detergent, explains Müller. According to Müller's own statement, customers can pick up empty bottles to be refilled and used again. Further information...

    04-Dec-2020
    • Unilever has unificated its British and its Dutch part of the Group to one single parent company with headquarters in London. According to the company, there will be no change to the operations, locations, activities or staffing levels as a result of this unification. Further information …

    03-Dec-2020
    • Shiseido has discovered that age-related inflammatory factors accelerate cell aging. The company investigated IL-8, that is a type of waste product collected by lymphatic vessels in the skin. For a long time, it was unclear how such factors affect epidermal stem cells, says Shiseido. Now, the company reportedly has revealed that with IL-8 one inflammatory factor causes damage to epidermal stem cells and affects the barrier function of the skin. Further information …

    30-Nov-2020
    • Spanish speciality chemical company Croda is to acquire Spanish fragrance provider Iberchem for a total consideration of 820 million euros. The latter has been majority-owned by French investment firm Eurazeo since 2017. According to the companies, Iberchem will remain an independent entity with extensive support from Croda. Further information ...

    27-Nov-2020
    • The ForumRezyklat alliance has grown by seven more members. Der Grüne Punkt, Kao, Greiner Packaging and Werner & Mertz among others now also belong to the corporate and political forum founded by dm-drogerie markt in 2018 to establish a circular economy in the field of packaging. Further information ...

    26-Nov-2020
    • Italian packaging provider Mktg Industry has introduced its Eco Beauty Stick made from cardboard and paper in an oval shape. The company states that the packaging is fully recyclable and is able to replace plastic packaging often used for deodorant, sunscreen products or body balms. Further information ...

    25-Nov-2020
    • Two toxicological evaluations confirmed that LDPE NCY recyclates from German recycling company APK are suitable for flexible and rigid cosmetics packaging. According to APK, the recyclates which are produced in their specially developed Newcycling process fulfil the REACH requirements and conformity to the provisions set out in the General Product Safety Directive as well as in the Regulation on Cosmetic Products. Further information ...

    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
    • 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)

    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…

    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…

    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…

    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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