Actress Scarlett Johansson has announced the imminent launch of a new skincare brand, together with Co-Founder, entrepreneur and beauty/fashion executive, Kate Foster.
Intimacy brand Maude has raised U.S.$5.8 million in an oversubscribed Series A funding round, led by beauty and wellness-focused fund True Beauty Ventures.
Silo Wellness has announced the launch of Marley One in collaboration with the family of Bob Marley, which it claims is the first global functional and psychedelic mushroom consumer brand.
UK health and wellness retailer Holland & Barrett has launched into China via Alibaba’s Tmall site.
Avon has announced the appointment of Frances Largeman-Roth as its new Nutrition and Wellness Brand Ambassador.
Canadian wellness platform Yooma has announced that it will be discontinuing operations in China, effective immediately.
Beauty and wellness platform Fresha has raised some US$100 million in a series C funding round led by General Atlantic with strategic participation from Huda Kattan.
Argentina has published a draft regulatory framework for the development of the medical cannabis and industrial hemp industry, according to a report published by El Planteo.
Rapper Sean Combs, known as P Diddy, has teamed up with Salesforce to launch a digital marketplace for Black-owned brands, named Shop Circulate.
Natura &Co has announced the launch of Fable Investments, a purpose-driven corporate investment vehicle designed to support high-growth, differentiated and innovative companies in the health and wellness space.
Bloomingdales has jumped on the self-care trend with the launch of a sexual wellness shop aimed at helping shoppers to enhance their sex life and boost body positivity, according to a report published by The Zoe Report.
Med-spa Ever/Body has raised $38 million in a Series B funding round, led by Tiger Global Management, as consultations, botox and male clients all experience huge growth during the pandemic.
Google is set to pilot an AI-powered dermatology assist tool to make it easier to identify skin conditions. The internet search engine’s web-based application analyses skin from three images taken with a phone camera and a questionnaire and will provide users with a list of possible matching conditions that they can then research further.
Oatly Group announced the pricing of its initial public offering on May 19, 2021, with trading commencing the following day. Some 84.376,000 American Depositary Shares were offered at US$17 a-piece.
Jessica Alba’s brainchild the Honest Company is set to list on the Nasdaq exchange at a valuation of $1.4bn, signalling a comeback for the business, according to a report by the FT.com.
Seppic has announced the acquisition of nutricosmetics ingredients supplier EPI France for an undisclosed sum.
Saudi Arabia’s Food and Drug regulator, SFDA, has drafted a regulation that, if passed into law, would require the majority of imported food products to be halal-certified, according to a report published by Salaam Gateway, quoting Gulf Trade.
Unilever has moved further into the wellness world with the acquisition of the holistic U.S. based Onnit.
Scottish CBD brand Voyager is set to list on Aquis Stock Exchange Growth Market.
Nestlé has confirmed it is in talks regarding a buyout of Bountiful Country, the company behind Nature’s Bounty vitamins, according to a report by the FT.
Amyris has announced that it has agreed to acquire Beauty Labs International. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.
Jessica Alba’s CPG company, The Honest Company has filed a Form S-1 Registration Statement with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
Amyris has announced a five-year partnership with Reese Witherspoon as Global Brand Ambassador for its Biossance brand.
The American Herbal Products Association (APHA) has published a Hemp Lexicon in order to standardize the terminology used in the cultivation, processing, manufacturing and labelling of hemp and products derived from hemp in the U.S.
Wellness start-up Clevr Blends has welcomed a high-profile investor on board, according to a report published by Haute Living. Meghan Markle is said to have invested an undisclosed amount in the latte-mix brand.