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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...

BASF inaugurates “Care Evaluation Salon” for hair and skin care in Nigeria

BASF inaugurates “Care Evaluation Salon” for hair and skin care in Nigeria

BASF’s Care Creations division has opened an evaluation salon for personal care at its site in Lagos, Nigeria. The new facilities will...

Middle East luxury retail pioneer Michel Chalhoub died at 89

Middle East luxury retail pioneer Michel Chalhoub died at 89

Michel Chalhoub, founder and chairman of the Chalhoub Group, passed away on July 30th, 2021. As a legacy, he leaves behind him a group...

Surya Brasil records double digit growth and aims for Africa

Surya Brasil records double digit growth and aims for Africa

Focusing on semi-permanent natural hair dyes the brand recorded 15% sales growth in Brazil in 2020 and is forecasting 20% growth in...

Jendaya, a new luxury e-commerce platform focused on Africa

Jendaya, a new luxury e-commerce platform focused on Africa

Prada, Givenchy, and Marine Serre are just some of the labels that will be available on this new luxury platform aimed at African...

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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...

AI at the heart of global regulatory compliance and cosmetic...

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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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