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IFF financial report shows a lift in fragrance sales for the quarter and the year

21-Feb-2017 - The corporation’s 2016 fragrance business benefited from new captive ingredients, acquisition, innovation in sustainability, and more.

A new headquarters for New Avon

20-Feb-2017 - After nearly one year as a stand-alone company, the North American social selling beauty company has announced the location of its new offices here in New York City. Soon hundreds...

Natural personal care maker Yes To gets $8 million cash infusion

16-Feb-2017 - The California-based company is on track for rapid expansion and will be using the funding to scale the brand quickly and further establish Yes To as a leading clean beauty...

Will cosmetics and personal care ingredient trade between Australia and the US come undone in the age of Trump?

15-Feb-2017 - To find out how business on the ground is fairing since this country’s new President had his ‘worst call by far’ with a foreign leader, Cosmetics Design caught up with...

AmorePacific: Do business results indicate move away from Korea?

15-Feb-2017 - As AmorePacific displays a positive picture of its 2016 business results, we consider whether the conglomerate’s efforts to up its presence in APAC counterparts Thailand and Singapore is an attempt...

After completing merger with the P&G beauty business, Coty reports Q2 financials

14-Feb-2017 - Now among the biggest cosmetics and personal care companies in the world, Coty announced promising results while acknowledging that there are growing pains ahead.

Colors & Effects announces distributor of the year

14-Feb-2017 - The global pigments brand of chemical maker BASF awarded Ross Organic with the first-ever distributor of the year award, a notable milestone for both companies and a sign of things...

Elementis acquires SRLH Holdings

14-Feb-2017 - The specialty chemical maker has plans to grow its business with personal care manufacturers in the US and emerging marketing, including Latin America. This deal is very much a part...

Renowned beauty editor Linda Wells accepts senior executive roll at Revlon

13-Feb-2017 - As of today, the founding editor in chief of Allure magazine is Revlon’s chief creative officer, a post that will see Wells engaged with every brand in the cosmetics and...

Victoria Jackson to be inducted into National Women’s Hall of Fame

09-Feb-2017 - The organization, which has been honoring and celebrating the contributions of women since 1969, announced its 2017 honorees this week. Cosmetics entrepreneur Victoria Jackson is among the 10 women to...

Mountain Rose Herbs proves to be a pacesetter for sustainability in the personal care industry

08-Feb-2017 - The natural products maker and retailer launched as a mission-driven company in 1987 with the “core belief that people, plants, and planet are more important than profit.” And now Mountain...

Burt’s Bees gets credit for category growth at Clorox

07-Feb-2017 - The consumer products company announced Q2 financial results late last week, and Clorox’s only personal care and color cosmetics brand is responsible for most of the company’s progress in the...

Bulldog pushes forward with US expansion

07-Feb-2017 - British skin care brand for men, Bulldog, has announced it is expanding its presence in the US.

Estée Lauder reports uneven Q2 financials across the Americas region

06-Feb-2017 - Many brands saw a sales increase in North America; the lift in Latin America was not as significant, while in Canada, sales were flat. Globally, skin care and fragrance did...

All Beauty Water doubles down on functional food strategy

06-Feb-2017 - The beauty-from-within beverage maker has been selected to join a food-focused business accelerator with the aim of making products like All Beauty Water part of women’s everyday beauty routines.

Beauty and anti-aging is by far the largest sector in the $3.7 trillion wellness economy

02-Feb-2017 - That is according to newly released data from the Global Wellness Institute.  The non-profit, focused on research, innovation, and advocacy, held an event in New York City this week to...

L’Oréal USA rolls out executive leadership changes

01-Feb-2017 - This week the cosmetics company announced four appointments and a couple of departures. The men taking on new leadership roles across professional products, brands, and HR have all been working...

For Canadian cosmetics companies Mexico is a land of opportunity, say HSBC report

31-Jan-2017 - A newly published report from The Conference Board of Canada, and commissioned by banking and financial services company HSBC, outlines how Canadian businesses can best navigate the realities of the...

Ulta Beauty establishes its own holding company

31-Jan-2017 - As of January 29, the cosmetics retailer has reorganized its company structure, and Ulta executives believe that the business will be more efficient in this new configuration.

Lubrizol gives its North American skin care active ingredients brands a single name

31-Jan-2017 - Going forward the company’s skin care actives businesses will share one name and one headquarters here in the States.

Personal care industry executives meet with Trump

30-Jan-2017 - Last week the new President met with 12 business leaders, among them the CEO of Johnson & Johnson. Cosmetics Design reached out to Gorsky to find out how he’ll be...

Sahi Cosmetics participating in University of Michigan's Desai Accelerator

25-Jan-2017 - The color cosmetics startup is among only five businesses invited to join the Winter 2017 cohort of the Desai Accelerator, a program designed to help passionate entrepreneurs, like Sahi Cosmetics...

Cosmax releases new vision to achieve K beauty and ODM dominance

25-Jan-2017 - To mark its 25th anniversary, leading South Korean beauty manufacturer and distributor, Cosmax, sets out its ambitious vision for 2017.

P&G beauty, hair care, skin care, and grooming sales all up, according to Q2 financials

24-Jan-2017 - Late last week the CPG company announced quarterly earnings, and by CEO David Taylor’s own assessment, “delivered good results…in a difficult operating environment.”

Cosmetics manufacturer Autumn Harp to receive local funding

24-Jan-2017 - The Vermont-based beauty maker has been awarded economic development financing that should, in the end, mean more jobs for residents of the area.