• FRANCE: Givaudan Active Beauty has
inaugurated its new Skin Expertise Technical
Center in Pomacle, France. According to
Givaudan, the 100-square-meter site is fully dedicated to speed up the evaluation of
the pipeline of ingredients arising from the
technology pillars of the company: blue and
white biotechnologies, green technology
and microbiome research.
Inspired by the pharmaceutical drug
discovery model, this new Expertise
Center is integrated in Givaudan Active
Beauty’s entire discovery chain, offering
high throughput screening (HTS) capabilities to more rapidly identify and select lead compounds with new biological
activities. It will allow for designing new
tests and screening methods targeting
strategic biological functions for the beauty of the skin, such as melanin synthesis,
extracellular matrix components production, inflammatory cascades or detoxification pathways. Candidate compounds
will be qualified on human cells and skin
explants before being further evaluated in
the company’s clinical assessment unit,
to study their kinetic of action and their
activity on volunteers versus placebo. This
new scientific platform will also contribute
to support the strategic R&D activity of
the company on the human skin microbiome in coordination with its metagenom-ics Expertise Center in Toulouse.
“We are extremely proud to inaugurate
this new Skin Expertise Technical Center
in Pomacle. It reveals our strong willing-
ness to constantly extend and enhance
our skills and experience in skin science
to further bring added value to our cus-
tomers. Our skin experts now get a new
opportunity to increase the extent of their
studies, for the crafting of tomorrow’s ac-
tive ingredients,” said Laurent Bourdeau,
head of Active Beauty.
L’Oréal Employees Log
Volunteer Hours on Citizen Day
• CANADA: Every year since 2010,
L’Oréal employees dedicate an entire
workday during the summer to support
NGOs committed to social and environmental initiatives. This includes actions
such as cleanups of natural sites, leading well-being workshops for the elderly,
the refurbishment of welcome centers for
people in fragile situations, and assistance
with résumés. In 2017, a total of 200,000
hours of voluntary work was carried out all
around the world throughout the summer,
including some 2,000 hours in Canada on
June 8 alone.
“Citizen Day has become a key moment
in our company’s life,” said Isabel Marey-Semper, executive vice president communications and public affairs, general manager,
L’Oréal Foundation. “This day, organized
around five axes—disability, fight against
exclusion, acting for employment, intergenerational solidarity and the environment
—requires several months of preparation in
close collaboration with our NGO partners.
The enthusiasm, energy and motivation of
everyone taking part allow us to have a positive and concrete impact on the beneficiaries
of the NGOs that we support.”
Lavo Sold To KIK
• CANADA: Swander Pace Capital has
sold Lavo Inc., a venerable manufacturer
of laundry detergent, household cleaners,
fabric softeners and bleach in Canada, to
KIK Custom Products Inc.
Lavo’s brands include La Parisienne,
Hertel, Springtime, Old Dutch, Arctic
Power and ABC. Lavo also makes private
label laundry products.
Mary Kay Enters Peru
• PERU: Mary Kay Inc. has opened its
newest market, Mary Kay Peru, with headquarters in Lima. This expansion strengthens Mary Kay’s already solid foundation in
Latin America, while providing a flexible
business opportunity to Peruvian entrepreneurs, according to the company.
The move follows the company’s 2015
launch in neighboring Colombia.
In-Cosmetics Asia To Explore
Natural Extracts and Masks
• THAILAND: Three major cosmetics trends that are driving growth, natural
extracts, facial masks and color cosmetics, will be examined at this year’s In-Cosmetics Asia exhibition, which will
be held Oct. 31-Nov. 2 in Bangkok.
The topics are part of the “Spotlight on”
feature, which enables visitors to easily
identify and learn about the latest developments in these highly popular sectors, according to show organizers.
The global natural and organic personal care and cosmetic market is projected to
reach $19.8 billion by 2022, representing
growth of 10.2% from 2016 to 2022, Asia-Pacific is expected to register the highest
annual growth during that time.
More info: www.in-cosmeticsasia.com •
GIVAUDAN ACTIVE BEAUTY
OPENS EXPERTISE CENTER
Givaudan’s new tech center in Pomacle.
Mary Kay staff in Peru.