KDC/ONE Acquires French Cosmetics Manufacturer Alkos Group

Knowlton Development Corporation (KDC/ONE), a value-added partner to beauty, health and personal care brands, has announced its acquisition of Paris-based cosmetics manufacturer Alkos Group.

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KDC/ONE brings capital to ALKOS GROUP with the acquisition

" ALKOS Group will have access to the capital needed to continue making essential investments"

KDC/ONE acquires ALKOS Group

Knowlton Development Corporation, a partner to beauty, health and personal care brands, announced the acquisition of Alkos Group, one of the top cosmetics manufacturers in France.

A promising future for our Natural Beauty Collection

ALKOS GROUP was pleased to attend this year again MakeUp in Paris

ALKOS GROUP winner at Oscars Cosmétiques Mag

Success still on the agenda for ALKOS GROUP !

Proud of our Natural formulas : La Chênaie Hydra Lotion awarded by Marie France

One more success for the French Brand la Chênaie thanks to INTERCOSMETIQUES !

KDC/ONE Acquires ALKOS Group

It is with a huge enthusiasm that ALKOS GROUP announces its acquisition by the the Canadian KDC / ONE GROUP which shapes a new era of growth and international expansion.

The whole staff and the leaders are thrilled about this acquisition which will benefit from complementary opportunities in commercial and geographical synergies.

Greenovation @ALKOS !

ALKOS Group introduces at Cosmopack its eco-designed cellulose-based pencils. A breakthrough innovation in the cosmetics market !

Get ready : COSMOPACK is coming !

We are excited to introduce you our new collection on COSMOPACK in Bologna ! Come to discover our new products Booth D6 E5 Hall 15 !

Alkos group bets on innovative concepts matching formula and packaging at MakeUp in New-York

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ALKOS Cosmétiques & INTER Cosmétiques Conformes ISO 22716

ALKOS Group has just inaugurated its new plant near Angers - a 17,000 m² factory

ALKOS’s new site offers a bigger manufacturing capacity (1,400 m²) and a very large surface area for the conditioning workshop (3,000 m²). With this new investment, Inter Cosmétiques will increase its production and manufacturing capacity by about 40%.

To see all the press overview about our new usine, click on “Read More”.

Superstamp, one of ALKOS Group darlings, had a good impact on Cosmopack 2018!

Consumers are looking for fun products, they want to have fun, want graphic effects, an immediate result and “Instagramable” products. Superstamp liner, created by ALKOS, fits all those needs – besides being a 100% vegan product.

Click on “read more” to find out what Cosmetiquemag thinks about our new liner!

Trends, strategy and new factory: Philippe Pavageau talks with the magazine Formes de Luxe

Interviewed by Formes de Luxe, Philippe Pavageau, CEO of ALKOS Group, talks about the market trends, the group strategy and Intercosmétiques' new factory.

Thank You !

Thank you for joining us at Cosmopack and for making this edition a great success for the ALKOS group!

Next stop : Cosmopack Bologna !

The countdown has begun for one of the biggest show of the year, Cosmopack Bologna!

Find us Hall 15 Booth D6 E5 to discover our newest formulas and try our innovative textures !

Cosmopack. March 15 - 18, Bologna Fiere, Italy.

New award for La Chênaie skincare and INTER Cosmétiques

Another success for French brand La Chênaie!
After receiving the Best Cosmetic Product award in the « Hope » category for Crème Jeunesse Jour by Madame Figaro Magazine, La Chênaie and INTER Cosmétiques do it again! This time Santé Magazine (Feb 2018 issue) and a jury of independant scientists and dermatologists awarded the Sérum Lissant Régénérant Pour le Corps as Best Cosmetics of the Year in the "Skincare - Body" category. This award-winning formula was developped in collaboration with our skincare laboratory, INTER Cosmétiques.

Fragrance : the new avatars and perfumed pencils by ALKOS Group

The first 2018 edition of the Formes de Luxe magazine wonders how to reinvent fragrance through new gestures and rituals. ALKOS Group is featured among the most innovative products with its many shapes and sizes and textures of fragrance pencils : Solid Perfume (Jumbo Twist), Perfume Touch Up (sharpenable plastic pencil), Perfume Body Tattoo (brush-pen liner) ...

Happy New Year 2018 from ALKOS Group !

Glitter made our world go round this holidays with our Glitter Liner range : the clever association of a brush eyeliner and a mascara (for lashes and brows!) with a bold glitter finish and a non-sticky formula!

We are ready for 2018 and for all your wooden pencil projects!

With our new fully automated wooden pencil line with over 100 million capacity, we are ready for whatever project you have in mind!

Pantone Color of the Year 2018 x ALKOS Group

Stay ahead of the trends with ALKOS Group!
This year, the Ultra violet shade has been announced Pantone Color of the Year 2018! An enigmatic and deep purple hue that is available as a standard shade for many ALKOS Group products.

Take that, winter! A selection of hydrating and protecting lip balms

Take care of your lips this winter with nourishing and repairing lip balm formulae that will keep your lips supple and hydrated : the easiest way to fight external aggressions such as cold and crisp weather.

Stick, hot-poured, Jumbo Twist or tube lip balms, discover our regulatory-safe and hydrating formulas.

MakeUp in New-York 2017 : press overview

Click on the article to discover the MakeUp in NY press reviews, that includes the show's best moments and ALKOS Group's newest innovations!

Throwback to the Innovation Tree winners of the MakeUp In shows!

ALKOS Group has been part of the Innovation Tree contest of the MakeUp In shows since its beginning, and each year, the jury chose our formulae to be featured in the incredible Innovation Tree of MakeUp in Paris, MakeUp in New-York and MakeUp in Sao Paulo! For MakeUp in New-York 2017, 2 innovative formulae for makeup and skincare were featured in the same Innovation Tree, a first!

Click on the read more button to get a closer look of our winning products!

New fragrance gestures for all perfumes by ALKOS Group

Perfumes now have a new ritual !
With on-the-go fragrance pens, it is easier to get discreet and sensory touch ups throughout the day.

Many formats are available, from plastic sharpenable pens (Perfume Touch'Up) to brush pens (Perfume Body Tattoo), our best-selling Jumbo Twist format (Solid Perfume) and automatic pencils, each of them offering precise and clean application by easily targeting pulse points for a longer lasting scent.

Easy to use and to carry in your everyday bag, fragrance pens make a great innovative sampling or an elegant and luxury gift.

Exfoliating Charcoal Stick wins 2nd place at Best Innovation contest organized by FIT students !

A jury composed of students of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) of New York organized a competition to elect the best innovations among the Innovation Tree winners at the MakeUp in New-York show. After having tested them all, the jury awarded ALKOS Group and its innovative on-the-go mini Exfoliating Charcoal Stick with the 2nd best innovation certificate!

Thanks again to all jury members and bravo to every IT products winners!

ALKOS Group scores 2 products on the MUINY Innovation Tree !

Two new products have earned a spot on the Innovation Tree display at MakeUp in NewYork, a first!

The Perfume Body Tattoo Pencil makes it easy for the user to apply fragrance throughout the day, as it is is designed for discreet touch-ups. Its brush-pencil format makes it easy to draw scented lines on the body. It is available in two versions — transparent or with a color, which allows the user to create scented tattoos.

The Exfoliating Charcoal Stick is a 2-in-1 face mask and exfoliator that unclogs pores, while drawing out excess sebum and oil. The mini stick package is ideal for on-the-go use. The formula contains suspended castor seed microexfoliant particles for gentle exfoliation.

ALKOS Group supports the UN Global Compact

ALKOS Group supports the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact with respect to human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption.

We are committed to making the Global Compact and its principles part of our strategy, culture and day to day operations within our company, and to engaging in collaborative projects which advance the broader Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.

The UN Global Compact is the World's largest corporate sustainability initiative and gathers more than 14.000 companies, non-businesses and NGO organizations.

Save the date : MakeUp in NY is back on September 19/20 !

We will be waiting for you booth 112 for the newest edition of the MakeUp in New-York show, help in Center415, on the famous 5th Avenue! See you there on September 19/20!

Happy Summer Time!

May your summer be as bright and colorful as the Jumbo Twist "100% Made in France" collection ;)

MakeUp in Paris 2017 : press overview

This year again, our new formulae and innovative textures made a splash! Quick overview of this 8th edition of the Parisian makeup and skincare show.

Philippe Pavageau takes office as new CEO of ALKOS Group

First appointed Group General Manager in November 2016, Philippe PAVAGEAU will be taking office as CEO of ALKOS Group with effect on July, 1st 2017. He will be replacing Dominique Vautier, who has decided to retire after 7 years of service.

Philippe Pavageau will be enforcing and continuing the Group strategy, by strengthening its position on the European continent, and by expanding its presence in the United-States and Latin America, mainly by creating new partnerships with local partners.

Airtight packaging is on the rise !

Cosmétiquemag (N°184 June) - Liquid makeup formulae are having a moment in the industry, and private label manufacturers and packaging suppliers need to work together to find the best packaging+formula combination to best deliver outstanding products. ALKOS Group shares its savoir-faire.

ALKOS Group ended this last “Make Up In Paris” edition in style!

Two days of meetings full of exciting exchanges and projects!
This year, a big focus on eyes and lips: the “Metal’Eyes” Eyeliner, a metallic pencils range, the “Mad Matte” Jumbo Twist and the “All Matte Long” Liquid Lipstick, matte and comfortable formulas with a no texture feeling on lips.
You also discovered some surprising and innovative care formulas with our "Exfoliating Charcoal Stick" or the "Aqua Plump Bouncy Mask" and new perfume gestures (pencils, felt tips …).
Thank you again for coming! Next step, MakeUp In NY in September, booth 112, 1st floor!

SAGAL Cosmétiques and the return of solid soaps.

Solid soaps are making their come-back! Expression Cosmétique dedicated a fascinating article describing the processes and challenges of solid soap making, to which ALKOS Group and SAGAL Cosmétiques contributed.

Mad Matte Lipstick : The perfect balance

This creamy lipstick glides easily on the lips to deliver a luminous soft matte finish. From the first swipe, its full-coverage formula loads lips with intense and vibrant color that will not feather. Infused with shea butter and cottonseed extracts, its gentle formula takes care of lips and keeps them hydrated and comfortable.

As seen on Cosmopack 2017 : press review

Click on the "read more" button to read some press reviews of our newest products and innovations launched for Cosmopack as featured in :

Cosmétiquemag, Formes de Luxe and BW Confidential !

Discover our new felt-tip liners collection for eyes, eyebrows and lips, our super trendy "Mad Matte" lipstick or Sun Drops Tinted Lotion for colour cosmetics, and for skincare, stay travel-ready with our Stick With Me butter-on-stick Travel Cleanser and Peel and Reveal 2-step face mask !

INTER Cosmétiques and La Chênaie celebrate the award-winning formula : Crème Jeunesse Jour

La Chênaie received the Beauté Stars prize awarded by Madame Figaro for the Best Cosmetic Product in the « Hope » category (brand of less than 5 years). This award is the result of the votes of a jury made up of 100 celebrities and actresses among the most talented, who tested and loved the Crème Jeunesse Jour La Chênaie. This award-winning formula was developped in collaboration with our skincare laboratory, INTER Cosmétiques.

June 22/23 : Let's meet at the MakeUp in Paris show! Booth K5

We are looking forward to meeting you again soon in Paris at the Carrousel du Louvre on June 22/23 for the MakeUp in Paris show! Meet us booth K5 to get a glimpse of our newest products and innovations!

ALKOS Group focuses on full-service

The article "Full-service, les fournisseurs à plein régime" from Cosmétiquesmag (N°181, March 2017) talks about how the "full-service" trend is taking over the manufacturing and sub-contracting world. For brands, it has become the best solution to launch quality products globally with a short time-to-market.
ALKOS Group shares advice and experience on the topic.

Another successful edition of Cosmopack Bologna for ALKOS Group !

Another year, another success for ALKOS Group at Cosmopack Bologna! We were delighted to share our new products with you and to try our innovative formulae directly in our makeup and skincare studios. Thank you for coming and see you very soon in Paris!

Introducing the first 100% Made in France airtight Jumbo Twist!

Just in time for Cosmopack, ALKOS Group launches its brand new turnkey Jumbo Twist, with a formula + packaging that is 100% Made in France !

New ad campaign for felt-tip liners !

ALKOS Group unveils its new felt-tip liner collection for the 50th edition of the Cosmopack (hall 15 booth D6 E5). Discover an array of felt-tip shapes and gorgeous and intense colors with a 12h long-lasting wear and a flawless smudgeproof finish. Each homologated tip creates different lines or shapes, from thin and precise lines to bolders strokes and graphic creations for endless makeup possibilities for eyes, lips and brows!
Tested in use test : 100 % agree on 12H long-lasting, quick-dry, smudgeproof formula with intense color payoff and perfect definition from the first stroke.

See you soon at Cosmopack hall 15 booth D6 E5 !

ALKOS Group participates to the biggest trade show of the year for the beauty and cosmetics industry that will take place in Bologna, Italy, from March 16th to March 19th : Cosmopack !
Find us Hall 15 booth D6 E5 and our teams will walk you through our new products and innovations in makeup and skincare, including our latest long-lasting felt-tip liners collection for eyes, lips and eyebrows.
See you there !

ALKOS Group at the forefront of make-up innovations in 2016 on Premium Beauty News

In the article "The best of make-up innovation in 2016", Premium Beauty News features the best actors of the beauty industry and this year's makeup trends. ALKOS Group is cited as one of the most innovative cosmetic supplier, with some formulae to remember, like the Moonlight Kiss Fluo Lipsticks that shine under the black light and Perfume Touch'Up, a solid perfume gel pencil.

Happy New Year 2017 !

All of ALKOS Group teams wish you a very Happy New Year, filled with beauty! See you in 2017 ;)

Meet us booth 115 on Feb. 8-9 for MakeUp in Los Angeles!

For the first show of the year, ALKOS Group is pleased to take part in the second edition of MakeUp in Los Angeles that will take place at the Quixote Studios on February 8 and 9 ! You will find us booth 115, stage 1. See you there !

Changes ahead for ALKOS Group

This article from the French weekly edition of Cosmétiquemag hebdo explains ALKOS Group's latest news, including its change of capital, newly appointed General Manager Philippe Pavageau and the growth of full-service projects with comments of Dominique Vautier, current CEO.

We wish you a happy holiday season!

From all of us, to all of you, the whole ALKOS Group team wishes you all the best for the holidays.

2016 overview : ALKOS Group's first press conference !

ALKOS Group invited on Friday, 2nd December 2016 in its new showroom, journalists of the beauty and cosmetics industry to discuss topical subjects and the Group's latest news, such as the appointment of Philippe Pavageau as new General Manager, or the reorganization of the Group's capital. It is the first press conference ever organized by the Group and was the perfect opportunity to discover, or re-discover, ALKOS Group's latest new products and innovative formulae and textures, as well as its best-selling products in makeup, skincare and perfumed soaps and deo sticks.

ALKOS Group takes on MakeUp in Sao Paulo !

For the first time, ALKOS Group will be participating to the MakeUp in Sao Paulo, Brazil show, at the Centro de Convençoes Rebouças. Meet our dedicated export (and expert!) team booth 08 to discover our latest makeup and skincare products!

Active Charcoal Face Mask : a skin clearing ritual

Skin clearing mask, a mind clearing ritual. This cream-mask is enriched with active charcoal extract acts like a magnet to draw out dirt and impurities from pores and remove excess sebum and oil. Skin is dirt-free, finally breathing. Dermatologically tested in use test.

MakeUp in NY innovations feedback : ALKOS Group in pole position !

The MakeUp in NY fair showcased this year's best innovations and new products, and ALKOS Group has made it to the top five ! The IT product for this year, and overall great success, was the clear perfume sharpenable plastic pencil : the Perfume Touch Up.

ALKOS Group invests in industrial expansion

"French cosmetic formulator ALKOS Group is set to open a new industrial site in Anger, France, this coming October."
Discover the full article from Formes de Luxe - Sept. 2016.

Another success for ALKOS Group in New-York

For this sixth edition of the show, ALKOS Group asserted its presence on the Americain market, echoing back to its international ambitions.

Meet us booth T8 for the Cosmetic 360° fair in Paris!

ALKOS Group will take part in the second edition of the Cosmetic 360° fair that will be held on October 13 and 14 at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris. We will be happy to present our latest and newest products and innovations, with a focus on skincare products.

Discover our new collection of felt-tip eyeliners

As seen on the MakeUp in New-York 2016 fair, this unique collection of deep black eyeliners features versatile tips for an easy application and professional makeup result.

Booth 400, 4th floor : see you at MakeUp in New-York!

From Paris to New-York, ALKOS Group takes over the Big Apple this 7th and 8th September 2016 for the MakeUp in New-York fair! Let's meet booth 400, on the 4th floor of the majestic Center548 building, located at the heart of Manhattan.

Get ready for summer with the Moonlight Kiss Fluo Lipsticks!

Fresh and flirty by day, bold and magnetic by night. The fun never stops with these sheer, super glossy neon lispticks that glow under the black light. Lips look plumped and kissable, just in time for summer! Awarded innovative and IT product for the Innovation Tree of the MakeUp in Paris 2016 fair.

MakeUp in Paris : let's meet booth B4 !

This year again, ALKOS Group participates to the MakeUp in Paris fair as one of the key players of the B2B beauty industry.

Cosmopack 2016 Focus on the latest mascaras

ALKOS Group adds mascara to its roster

Interview of Dominique Vautier, CEO of ALKOS Group

Launch of the new stand at Cosmopack 2016

ALKOS Group unveiled its brand new stand for the first time since the launch of the new visual identity upon Cosmopack (Bologna, Italia, 17th-20th March).

New ad campaign for mascaras

ALKOS Group extends its mascara range to offer five powerful formulae, from lash-lifting lengthening mascaras to lash-thickening volumizing ones and a do-it-all curling mascara. Each formula is perfectly delivered by a specific brush (fiber or elastomer) to evenly separate and coat lashes in deep black from the root to the tip, without smudging or clumping.

A new factory for INTER Cosmétiques in 2017!

ALKOS Group announces the opening of a new INTER Cosmétiques factory in Angers in 2017 for formulating, manufacturing and packing beauty skincare and makeup products: a new step in the process of developing its business. Restructuring works will begin late second semester of 2016 and terminate early second semester of 2017.

ALKOS Group gets a makeover!

ALKOS Group revealed its brand new visual identity at Cosmoprof, with a new logo, a new stand and a new website!