greater advantages to the local markets, as
they are fully capable of providing quicker
customer response time as well as opportunities for enhanced customer engagement and potential collaboration projects,
said the company.
The revamped facilities are likely to
strengthen overall customer relationships
and communication with formulators’
firms in the longer term by leveraging
the benefits of localization. This will help
bridge the gap between Croda and its customers while enabling close collaboration
with local formulators on new product
developments to meet their unique individual requirements. With the expanded
site capabilities, increased support can be
offered to both existing and new customers for resolving common issues involving
Apart from practical skills-develop-ment, the laboratories will also allow customers to attend training workshops on
site to learn about Croda’s new product
launches and insight into current market
trends for personal care, health care, crop
care and home care markets.
More info: www.croda.com,
Now at Major Dubai Spa
• UAE: FarmHouse Fresh has formed an
exclusive partnership with the Heavenly
Spa by Westin at The Westin Dubai. The
spa will be the UAE’s premier destination
for FarmHouse Fresh“Farm to Table”treat-ments. Created and tailored by Westin, the
new 4,000 square-meter luxury spa rivals
the largest spas in Dubai and spans the
entire length of the hotel’s sixth floor.
“We are so proud to have been se-
lected by the Heavenly Spa by Westin
and it couldn’t have been a better spa
debut for our brand in the UAE,” said
Shannon McLinden, CEO of FarmHouse
Fresh, which uses organic and natural in-
gredients in its wide array of epicurean-
inspired face, bath and body products.
“This spa places importance on the guest’s
well-being, and carefully selected brands
featuring only all-natural products for its
services and retail.”
The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City has
more than 1,000 guest rooms.
Will Train Improvements
• FRANCE: A high-speed train could derail
Chanel’s fragrance activities in Grasse. The
luxury beauty company said it may need
to leave its perfume site in France if state-owned SNCF reroutes a high-speed train
line through the area near Cote d’Azure,
which is where Chanel farms flowers that
are “indispensable” for the creation of its
luxury perfumes like Chanel No. 5.
According to Chanel, “the construction
of a viaduct and the regular passage of high-
speed trains over these fields of flowers”
would force the company“to cease support-
ing its artisanal activities in the region.”
Chanel contends it takes approximately
1,000 jasmine flowers to make a 30ml bottle
of its No 5 perfume.
Part of Chanel’s perfume production
has been located in the region for decades
and the town near the Cote d’Azure is often
considered the world capital of perfume.
SNCF says it wants to alleviate congestion between Marseilles to Nice with improvements that will cut an entire hour off
the trip between the two towns.
Tide purclean Partners
With Nelly Furtado
• CANADA: P&G’s Tide purclean has
teamed with Grammy Award-winning
Canadian singer-songwriter and advocate
for the environment Nelly Furtado to introduce the brand’s new partnership with
WWF-Canada in support of the Count for
Back in November, every time someone
tweeted to @Tide, sharing an action they
take to help the environment, using both
#purclean and #CountForNature, the
P&G brand donated $1 to WWF-Canada’s
Count for Nature Campaign.
New DIY Beauty Kit Brand
Focuses on Fresh & Natural
• FRANCE: Oleum Vera is a new line of
DIY beauty kits with a focus on the natural,
the fresh and the edible.
“I believe many of us are now looking to
get back to basics: a few carefully sourced,
natural ingredients rather than a list of 20
unpronounceable ones,” said Founder and
CEO Jonathan Coutu.
Oleum Vera is starting off with six kits focusing on one area of“homecooked”beauty:
cleansing, moisturizing, whole body care,
spa-style pampering, hair care, and men’s
body care. Each kit includes an assortment
of plant-based oils and essential oils, and in
some cases, powdered clays, algae, and dried
flower petals. The kits are certified 100% organic, and each one comes with a booklet
filled with customizable recipes and illustrated how-to’s, according to the company.
Sustainable Cosmetics Summit
Series Continues in May
• UNITED KINGDOM: Some of the
pressing sustainability issues facing the
cosmetics industry were debated at the
Asia-Pacific and European editions of the
Sustainable Cosmetics Summit, according
to London-based show manager Organic
Monitor. These international events were
held Paris in October and Hong Kong in
November last year.
At the Paris venue, Organic Monitor
presented the winners of the 2016
Sustainable Beauty Awards in Green
Formulations category, Weleda was the
winner with its Evening Primrose Body
and Face Care range. The Natrue-certified
range is designed for mature skin, having
anti-aging qualities. The Australian company Synthesis Organics is runner-up with its
premium range of organic skin care products. The products are made from locally
grown certified organic ingredients. Other
finalists were Esse Probiotic Skincare and
Urtekram with its coconut range.