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Canada-headquartered Deciem has seven functional skin care brands, including The Ordinary which has a range of simple but functional face care blends (Image: Getty Images)

Masstige move? Estée Lauder to acquire Deciem in two-part deal

By Kacey Culliney

Prestige beauty major The Estée Lauder Companies will up its investment in mass functional beauty player Deciem, establishing terms for full ownership in three years – a move that will diversify it into the increasingly important masstige market, an expert...

Through the acquisition, Givaudan takes on Myrissi's E-COs Technology - a sensory translator able to connect fragrance, colour and emotion together using a powerful AI-powered database and deep learning technologies (Getty Images)

Storytelling scents: Givaudan to acquire AI sensory specialist Myrissi

By Kacey Culliney

Fragrance-flavour major Givaudan will acquire French artificial intelligence (AI) firm Myrissi to take on its cutting-edge sensory translating tech that connects smell, colour and emotions, enabling innovative storytelling and fresh consumer engagement...

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The Hut Group just acquired Perricone MD for $60 million cash

By Deanna Utroske

The UK-based ecommerce company partners with and purchases lifestyle, fashion, nutrition, and beauty brands to help them win in the D2C marketplace. And that’s exactly where this popular prestige skin care brand is going.

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Sun Chemical is buying BASF pigment business

By Deanna Utroske

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

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