San Francisco Equity Partners Takes Majority Stake in Japonesque

Posted: March 31, 2015

San Francisco Equity Partners has acquired a majority stake in beauty tools and color cosmetic firm Japonesque, which has a "deep heritage of creating cutting edge beauty products inspired by the professional makeup tools used in Kabuki theatre in Japan."

Japonesque’s product line includes makeup brushes, eyelash curlers, tweezers, makeup cases and other beauty accessories. It recently launched into color cosmetics.

Janonesque's products are sold at prestige beauty, drug and mass channels, and the new partnership is expected to capitalize on these growing distribution channels.

San Francisco Equity Partners previously aided in the development of Method Home, Yes To and ICU Eyewear,



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Editor’s Note: A New Role

Posted: March 31, 2015


“Love of beauty is Taste. The creation of beauty is Art.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”
-Steve Jobs

I am delighted to have been named Editor in Chief of GCI Magazine, the go-to source of information for brand leaders and marketers. And I thank Jeff Falk, who continues with Allured Business Media as our Events Marketing Manager, for his leadership as Editor in Chief over the years.

I look forward to working with the beauty industry's many innovative brand builders and thought leaders and exploring the challenges and opportunities they see ahead.

While I continue as Editor in Chief of Perfumer Flavorist and Program Director of Flavorcon and the World Perfumery Congress, I will be expanding my presence at key beauty industry events. I hope to see you soon.

Until then, make sure you're subscribed to GCIThen be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for real-time updates.

And, of course, you can find me on LinkedIn.

I look forward to working with this fascinating industry. Let's get started.

-Jeb Gleason-Allured



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Lubrizol Achieves GMP for Polymers and Emulsifiers

Posted: March 31, 2015

The Lubrizol Corporation (Cleveland, Ohio) has been awarded the Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification according to the European Federation for Cosmetics Ingredients (EFfCI) for its acrylic acid polymers and polymeric emulsifiers production site in Kallo, Belgium.

The GMP certification is based on guidelines pertaining to maintaining product quality and industry hygiene during the manufacturing process.

"We are extremely proud of this achievement," said Jeff Carey, global product management director for Lubrizol personal and home care. "Lubrizol's team of experts in RD, manufacturing, logistics and customer service all take quality seriously. We develop each and every product to meet the high quality standards that our customers demand. It's all part of our growth strategy to provides solutions to the personal care global market."



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UPDATE: Photos: Cosmoprof/Cosmopack 2015, Bologna

Posted: March 23, 2015

Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna 2015, taking place March 20

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23, reported growth on its exhibition floor, including with an increase of 10.9% in the perfumery/cosmetics section.

Click here for a small selection of photos from the show.

The event hosted 27 national collectives and focused on connecting international buyers with international distributors and brands.

The co-located Cosmopack pavilion, which opened a day earlier than the main event, grew 5.9% and hosted companies from 33 countries. The event unveiled Mascara Factory, a recreation of a mascara filling line that highlighted packaging and packaging/filling machinery exhibitors. The event featured 420 exhibitors from 33 countries.

Duccio Campagnoli, president of Bologna Fiere (the exhibition center) and Fabio Rossello, president of Cosmetica Italia (that Italian association that represents the industry) welcomed visitors at the opening ceremony of Mascara Factory.

Show Stats

  • The event featured more than 240,000 visitors, 80,000 of whom were from abroad.
  • The show included 2,493 exhibitors, of which 70% came from abroad.
  • Cosmoprof also featured 27 country pavilions, including the United States, France, Korea, China, Taiwan, Poland, Germany, Colombia, Greece, Belgium, Spain, Pakistan, Turkey, Malaysia, Australia, Singapore, Japan, New Zealand, Oceania, the United Kingdom, Israel and Peru.


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Shah Joins Micro Powders

Posted: March 30, 2015

Micro Powders has named Arvind Shah as senior chemist of the company's personal care division

He is responsible for the development of new products for skin care, color cosmetics, hair care and other applications within the personal care market.

Shah has more than 30 years of experience in the cosmetic industry, including roles with Revlon, PG, and Avon.

He holds 12 patents and was the recipient of Avon’s Chairman Award.

 



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GCI Social: Follow us on Twitter and Facebook

Posted: March 23, 2015

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Follow and like us for real-time beauty industry news and insights.

 

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Procter & Gamble Launching Beauty Innovation Center

Posted: March 23, 2015

According to multiple reports, Procter Gamble will close its Sharon Woods Innovation Center and unite its beauty and oral care technical experts in a single facility in the Mason Business Park.

The move comes as the company explores the potential spinoff of beauty brands, including the recent sale of Rochas to Inter Parfums.

  • Expansion cost: $300 million
  • Expansion size: 500,000 square feet; total post-expansion: 1.65 million square feet
  • Employees: 1,150 employees


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Lonza Names New VP Personal Care North America

Posted: March 26, 2015

Vito Cataldo has been appointed marketing manager, personal care, North America, at Lonza (South Plainfield, New Jersey).

He is responsible for coordinating all North America commercial marketing activities related to personal care, including application technology, regulatory, manufacturing and sales support.

Cataldo has been with Lonza since 2007, and previously held the role of global product manager, personal care.

 



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Unilever Expands in Nigeria to Capture Beauty & Personal Care Growth

Posted: March 27, 2015

Nigeria is the largest beauty and personal care market in Africa, after South Africa, so it was no surprise that Unilever recently boosted its equity stake in Unilever Nigeria PLC from 50.04% to a maximum of 75%.

"This proposal demonstrates our commitment to the Unilever Nigeria business and confidence in the long-term growth prospects of the company and consumer goods sector in Nigeria," said  Bruno Witvoet, executive vice president of Unilever Africa.

Sub-Saharan Africa's economies are some of the fastest-growing in the world, competing with giants such as Russia and Brazil. According to one report, the African beauty market will double over the next decade.

A number of beauty and personal care companies are operating in Nigeria, including L'Oréal and PG, as well as Indian companies such as Marico and Godrej.

Suppliers have moved into the country to capture growth as well, including Symrise, which recently formed its Nigerian unit in Lagos. The company will develop a facility for applications, offices and sales for its scent and care segments.



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Unilever Zero Waste Expands

Posted: March 26, 2015

Unilever North America (Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey) has achieved 100% zero waste to landfill (ZLF) at all dedicated distribution centers in North America.

The ZLF target for its global factories was reached in January as part of the company's Unilever Sustainable Living Plan.

Reaching ZLF requires inventory management, packaging recycling, composting and other tactics.

According to the company, "Eliminating waste in distribution centers resulted in cost savings of more than $1.9 million in 2013 ... It has meant reconsidering every single material that is consumed in a factory and distribution center – from reusing packing materials from supplier deliveries to food waste from staff cafeterias."

“Reaching 100% zero waste to landfill on all waste streams at our North America distribution centers is a great example of how we are putting our sustainability strategy into action and reducing our environmental footprint to strengthen our business, as well as our commitment to partnership and collaboration,” said Reginaldo Ecclissato, SVP Americas supply chain and chairman, Unilever Americas Supply Chain Company.

 “The Unilever Supply Chain team worked closely with our distribution centers to ensure each location had the right tools to achieve 100% zero waste to landfill,” said Wendy Herrick, Vice President Logistics Customer Service Unilever, North America, Supply Chain. “Sustainability is at the core of our business strategy and this milestone is an important step in reducing our environmental footprint.”



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