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    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
    • 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 …

    • 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 …

    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
    • 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 …

    • 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 …

    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
    • 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)

    • 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.

    03-Mar-2021
    • 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 ...

    • 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 ...

    01-Mar-2021
    • 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 ...

    • 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 …

    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
    • 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 ...

    • 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 …

    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
    • 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 …

    • 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…

    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
    • 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
    • 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...

    • 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...

    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
    • 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…

    • 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…

    24-Aug-2020
    • 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…

    • 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…

    20-Aug-2020
    • 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…

    • 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)

    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
    • 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…

    • 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…

    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
    • 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…

    • 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…

    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…

    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…

    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…

    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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