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Tunisia: Prickly pear producers predict cacti cosmetics cash-in

Tunisia: Prickly pear producers predict cacti cosmetics cash-in

Rows of sprawling cacti fill a valley in central Tunisia, where producers are hoping the spiky fruit can fuel a cosmetics cash-in....

Brazilian companies expand their presence in the Middle Eastern CT&F market

Brazilian companies expand their presence in the Middle Eastern CT&F market

Supported by the Beautycare Brazil sectoral project, 55 companies participated in the Middle East’s largest fair of the CT&F sector,...

Beautycare Brazil takes 52 companies to Beautyworld Middle East 2022

Beautycare Brazil takes 52 companies to Beautyworld Middle East 2022

Beautycare Brazil, the Internationalization Project of the Brazilian Cosmetics, Toiletries and Fragrances Industry and its correlates,...

Skin whitening products remain popular in Cameroon despite risks

Skin whitening products remain popular in Cameroon despite risks

Back in the spotlight when Cameroon’s health ministry on August 19 banned the import, production and distribution of cosmetic and...

Despite very low collection rates, Nigeria tries to recycle wastes

Despite very low collection rates, Nigeria tries to recycle wastes

While Nigerian lawmakers are being discussing the adoption of an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) to make manufacturers or...

Short hair, don't care: Saudi working women embrace cropped locks

Short hair, don’t care: Saudi working women embrace cropped locks

When Saudi doctor Safi took a new job at a hospital in the capital, she decided to offset her standard white lab coat with a look she...

Rihanna set to launch Fenty Beauty and Fenty Skin across Africa

Rihanna set to launch Fenty Beauty and Fenty Skin across Africa

Starting May 27, the brands Fenty Beauty and Fenty Skin will be available for purchase in several African countries. "Every launch is...

Curls bounce back in Cairo as natural hair styles become trendy

Curls bounce back in Cairo as natural hair styles become trendy

"Shaggy," "messy," "unprofessional". Natural curls were once looked down upon in Egypt, where Western beauty standards favoured sleek,...

Third edition of Beautyworld Saudi Arabia to open doors in Riyadh next week

Third edition of Beautyworld Saudi Arabia to open doors in Riyadh next week

The third Beautyworld Saudi Arabia - the Kingdom’s only dedicated exhibition for beauty products, hair, fragrances, and wellbeing - will...

Sales of unisex fragrances expected to grow in Saudi Arabia and the Emirates

Sales of unisex fragrances expected to grow in Saudi Arabia and the Emirates

The fragrance market is expected to return to growth in the United Arab Emirates and in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia after having been...

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The post-pandemic skincare reboot

The post-pandemic skincare reboot

Healthy not perfect, is the new skincare mantra, as consumers prioritize care for the long term over short-term beautification. As...

Connecting skin and wellness through cosmetic innovations

Connecting skin and wellness through cosmetic innovations

Traditional cosmetic products have been overpassed by a more holistic concept that goes beyond the physical appearance and focuses more...

Cosmetic Ingredients - April 2022

Cosmetic Ingredients - April 2022

After two years marked by a pandemic and a succession of unprecedented global lockdowns, the face of the global cosmetics market has...

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