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Hard Candy cosmetics brings suit against P&G’s Katy Perry Cover Girl collection

27-Jul-2016 - The legal dispute is essentially about a heart icon used on the product packaging. And, P&G maintains that, “we did not take inspiration from Hard Candy but from a common...

Coty names a new CEO

27-Jul-2016 - The appointment won’t take effect until later this year, once the Coty P&G deal is formally closed. Fittingly, the new executive has experience integrating acquisitions in and beyond the US.  ...

Spending on beauty up in China, despite cooling economy

27-Jul-2016 - Chinese consumers are still keen to spend on beauty in China, according to newly released research from Mintel, with the majority of those surveyed stating they spent more on facial...

Inter Parfums Q2 numbers

26-Jul-2016 - The fragrance and beauty innovator announced its most recent financial figures, showing impressive net sales. And now Inter Parfums is looking ahead to the second half of the year and...

This year’s beauty industry job market looks good for talent

26-Jul-2016 - At last night’s CEW event in New York City, job experts from 24 Seven and The Estée Lauder Companies shared insights about the current state of hiring and employment among...

Executive leadership changes at Estée Lauder Companies

25-Jul-2016 - This month the cosmetics maker announced two in-house appointments to strengthen the global reach of its Origins and Jo Malone London brands. One is already in effect, while the other...

Women rising in the ranks at Markwins Beauty Brands

25-Jul-2016 - The private cosmetics company owns popular labels such as wet n wild, Black Radiance, Bonne Bell, Lip Smacker, and Physicians Formula; and now, in a move to restructure Markwins’ leadership,...

L’Oréal will acquire IT Cosmetics

25-Jul-2016 - Friday afternoon, the self-proclaimed world’s leading beauty company announced the signing of a deal to purchase skin care and makeup brand IT Cosmetics for over $1bn — validation of IT...

Unilever expands in men’s grooming with Dollar Shave Club acquisition

22-Jul-2016 - The Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant has expanded its footprint in the men’s grooming space with the acquisition of Dollar Shave Club, one of the fastest growing personal care businesses in...

Revlon shares an early look at Q2 financial results, following Elizabeth Arden acquisition announcement

21-Jul-2016 - The quarter ended for Revlon at the end of last month and the company will hold its official results call at the end of next week; in the meantime, some...

IFF Lucas Meyer Cosmetics invests to pick up more active cosmetic and botanical extracts

21-Jul-2016 - This week the company announced its investment in the materials development company Bio ForeXtra, a logical move given last year’s acquisition of Lucas Meyer and IFF’s intention to fortify its...

Mary Kay’s new Texas production facility to open in 2018

20-Jul-2016 - The company announced the exact site location last week and is set to begin construction this September on a multi-million dollar complex that will accommodate Mary Kay’s R&D team as...

Marie Thadal talks about taking over as NYSCC chair in 2017

20-Jul-2016 - Marie Thadal will be next year's Chair for the New York Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists. We spoke with Thadal to find out about her reaction to the...

New sites are introducing retailers to sustainable indie beauty brands

20-Jul-2016 - Independent and niche personal care is all the rage, and stores looking to meet consumer expectations and negotiate wholesale relationships with desirable, reliable brands are turning to sites like Kind...

Ray Ordiales talks about his stint as chair of the NYSCC

19-Jul-2016 - Cosmetics Design recently caught up with Rey Ordiales, the out-going Chair for New York Chapter of the Society of Cosmetics Chemists. During the conversation he spoke about the challenges that...

L’Oreal confirms offer to buy niche thermal water skin care player

15-Jul-2016 - The world’s biggest cosmetics company has confirmed that it is going ahead with the acquisition of a tiny France-based skin player with a very long name.

Naterra International to open offices and branded retail in Korea

13-Jul-2016 - The Texas beauty company will open corporate offices in Seoul later this summer in the same building, where early this week, its TIGI cosmetics and hair care flagship store opened...

Prell, Denorex, and Zincon bought by Scott’s Liquid Gold

12-Jul-2016 - The three mainstay consumer hair care brands, previously owned by Ultimark Products of Pennsylvania, were acquired for several million dollars and will be folded into Scott’s existing health and beauty...

Johnson & Johnson buys into Japanese skin care and cosmetics company Dr.Ci:Labo

12-Jul-2016 - The deal announced this week includes widespread sales rights to select products and is also meant to improve J&J’s prowess in the skin care sector.

Pamela Gill Alabaster takes on two leadership jobs with Revlon

12-Jul-2016 - This month, the beauty company announced that Alabaster accepted an appointment to serve as head of Revlon’s global corporate communications and to take the lead on corporate social responsibility as...

Meri Baregamian accepts CEO role at beauty company Bliss

11-Jul-2016 - Late last week the company announced that Baregamian has joined Bliss as CEO, and it’s expected that she will grow the brand for a bigger and better future in the...

Changes in the ranks at Fragrance West

07-Jul-2016 - The Van Nuys, California–based creative perfumery and fragrance manufacturer recently announced several senior staff appointments that company president Christina Fiduccia believes will meaningfully advance Fragrance West’s standing in the industry....

Colors & Effects, a new global pigments brand from BASF

04-Jul-2016 - For the first time, under the new arrangement, BASF will have a dedicated global pigments team serving the cosmetics industry. The idea behind the new brand is that all industry...

Geotech expands its pigments business with acquisition

29-Jun-2016 - The Netherlands-based Geotech International has increased its footprint in the pigments market with the acquisition of Paillettes et Pigments (PEP).

Beautycounter buys the Nude natural skin care line from LVMH

28-Jun-2016 - Not to be left out of the M&A game this summer, Beautycounter posted news of the acquisition on its Instagram page yesterday evening, saying “and the Beautycounter family just got...

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