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Japanese Skin Inc drives 'one size fits one' trend in the US

30-Sep-2014 - After seeing success in Asia, premium Japanese brand 'Skin Inc' has made its debut in the US by signing a deal with Sephora to stock its customised serums.

Avon cleared of bribery charges in China

30-Sep-2014 - Cosmetics maker Avon has been cleared of the bribery charges it faced in China by a New York Judge, in a case that had been ongoing for a number of...

L’Oréal inaugurates carbon neutral hair care facility

26-Sep-2014 - L’Oréal has opened its brand new hair care production facility in Burgos, Northern Spain, which has been designed as a biomass plant, enabling the cosmetics giant to term it carbon...

How I got to the top

How I got to the top: Jill Scalamandre, CEW chairperson and CMO for skin care at Coty

24-Sep-2014 - Jill Scalamandre has had an illustrious career involving some of the leading and highest profile cosmetics brands in the business, but it is probably the eleven years she has spent as...

P&G sharpens focus on personal care and household by exiting pet care

24-Sep-2014 - Procter & Gamble has exited the pet food category with the sale of the final 10% stake of its remaining interest  to consumer products company Spectrum Brand Holdings.

Concept II Cosmetics wards off big competition as it continues U.S expansion

24-Sep-2014 - Despite competition from much larger producers, the company under new direction of two entrepreneurs expanded into 21 new foreign markets in 2013 and the first half of 2014, with sights...

Evonik signs deal with Univar to cater to Northeastern US

22-Sep-2014 - Evonik is expanding into Northeast of the US by appointing Univar to distribute its’ personal care products.

Spero Energy commercializes lignin-producing technology for fragrance industry

22-Sep-2014 - Technology provider Spero Energy is commercializing technology that creates high-value, renewable chemicals used in the flavor and fragrance industry from wood lignin, which could mean a more environmentally-friendly way of...

3D Harvard make-up invention to change the whole beauty game

18-Sep-2014 - ‘3D' printing is the buzz word of the moment in the cosmetics industry. The latest innovation in the area claims consumers can make their own colour cosmetic formulations at home...

BASF backs passing of Sunscreen Innovation Act

18-Sep-2014 - The Sunscreen Innovation Act, approved by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) this week has been backed by chemical company BASF.

CoverGirl finds itself in the middle of a call to boycott the NFL

16-Sep-2014 - NFL's official beauty partner CoverGirl found itself in the middle of a protest against domestic violence when one of its' ads was photoshopped to look like the model had a...

Russia’s sanctions slowing down cosmetics business

16-Sep-2014 - Global personal care players are reporting the Russian cosmetics market to have slowed down due to sanctions imposed on Russia by western countries as well as the ongoing military conflict...

NYX Cosmetics announces beauty vlogging champion

15-Sep-2014 - NYX Cosmetics has announced this year’s winner of its annual video content competition, which pits beauty bloggers against each other in order to determine the ‘Beauty Vlogger of the Year’....

Murad skincare marks 25th Anniversary by moving into retail

11-Sep-2014 - The brand known by name by it’s founder Dr. Howard Murad, M.D., is moving into retail with a flagship boutique that aims to bridge the gap between beauty and health...

L'Oreal now uniting ecommerce with professional beauty segment

11-Sep-2014 - L’Oreal has launched a new partnership with online beauty service StyleSeat which will provide the professional beauty segment an ecommerce platform.

Nerium International expands headquarters and breaks into Mexico

08-Sep-2014 - Nerium International , a Texas-based skin care company is doubling the size of its Addison headquarters, as well as expanding its commercial footprint into the Mexico market.

Cosmetics Design is looking for a news reporter

08-Sep-2014 - The Cosmetics Design team is looking to expand its coverage of the cosmetics and personal care industry in the Americas and would love to hear from you if you think...

M&A activity hots up as the US economy improves

03-Sep-2014 - As many of the leading cosmetics and personal care players emerge from the economic downturn relatively unscathed, it seems that now looks like a good time to go corporate shopping.

Mary Kay appoints new VP Corp. Comms and CSR

02-Sep-2014 - Cosmetics seller Mary Kay announces the promotion of Crayton W. Webb to Vice President of Corporate Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility.

Coty reports flat revenues for last quarter and full year

02-Sep-2014 - Coty has reported flat sales revenues for its last quarter of the financial year on a struggling North American market, while profits bow under the weight of restructuring.

Elizabeth Arden mulls tender offer from private equity investors

28-Aug-2014 - Troubled fragrance and luxury cosmetics player Elizabeth Arden is contemplating a tender offer from the affiliates of private equity investor Rhône Capital.

Oriflame results hit by geopolitical tensions in Ukraine and Russia

26-Aug-2014 - The continued political tensions in Ukraine and Russia are impacting Sweden-based Oriflame, underlined by the fact that the direct sales player's latest quarterly results show falling sales.

Courts throw out Allergan’s effort to stop Valeant bid

25-Aug-2014 - Valeant is pressing on with its hostile bid for Allergan after a California district court ruled that legal proceedings by Allergan would not be given the go ahead.

M&A a high priority for Estée Lauder

21-Aug-2014 - Estée Lauder sees merger & acquisition activity as a high priority as it looks to grow more following strong financial results.

Colgate brand suffers following triclosan concerns

21-Aug-2014 - The global rating for the Colgate-Palmolive brand has taken a hit according to the UK-based YouGov BrandIndex, which indicates its ‘buzz score’ has fallen to a 14 month low.

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