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A new CEO sets to work at New Avon LLC

03-May-2016 - Just last week the privately owned, stand-alone North American business got a new chief executive, an appointment from outside the company that was announced just weeks after New Avon LLC...

Colgate hit by separation of Venezuela business and currency headwinds

02-May-2016 - Colgate-Palmolive revealed a significant fall in its first quarter results, but despite the downwards trend, a healthy increase in unit volumes point to a healthier underlying performance.

Brazil’s Natura Cosmetics posts a loss for Q1

02-May-2016 - Multinationals are edging in to the South American region while the economy is down; but for the time being, this quarter’s results don’t look good for the local direct-sales beauty...

Johnson & Johnson to acquire NeoStrata

28-Apr-2016 - The deal, announced just this week, will give J&J a stronger position in the skin care category, particularly the anti-aging segment.

Shiseido pushing forward with new travel retail division

26-Apr-2016 - Global beauty retailer Shiseido is pushing ahead with its new entity, Shiseido Travel Retail, with an ambitious sales target of 18.5 billion Yen/USD 169.6 million for this financial year.

Kimberly-Clark results buoyed by emerging markets, but currency translations hit hard

25-Apr-2016 - Kimberly-Clark had a challenging first quarter, hit by currency headwinds that led to declines in all divisions, including personal care, but emerging markets are still growing.

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Latest Estée Lauder exec appointments reflect focus on consumer engagement

21-Apr-2016 - Estée Lauder has announced a series of new executive appointments that focus on the company’s continued focus on digital engagement worldwide.

Seppic and Total Fluides join forces to develop bio-sourced emollients

21-Apr-2016 - French ingredients player Seppic has teamed up with Total Fluides to develop a range of bio-sourced emollients and to explore new development opportunities in the cosmetics market.

Direct Selling brands ranked

20-Apr-2016 - A notable direct selling and network marketing publication just released its 2016 list of revenue leading companies. Several cosmetics and personal care businesses made the cut.

The Mibelle Group takes over P&G’s Ondal Sarl production site enhancing cosmetics business

20-Apr-2016 - The Mibelle Group will purchase Procter & Gamble’s Ondal Sarl production site in Sarreguemines in France as it looks to strengthen its already close business relationship with the consumer goods...

How to make natural cosmetics both compliant and successful?

19-Apr-2016 - Natural and organic cosmetic and personal care products continue to grow well ahead of average growth rates for the market as a whole, but meeting regulation requirements does not always make...

L’Oréal sees developed markets hold up in Q1 sales

19-Apr-2016 - L’Oréal saw its Group sales rise 1.8% for the first quarter 2016 to €6.55 billion, thanks to gains made in Western Europe and North America offsetting difficulties encountered in some...

P&G faces lawsuit over pregnant Dolce & Gabbana beauty consultant

18-Apr-2016 - Procter & Gamble is being slapped with another high profile lawsuit, and this time it is a beauty consultant for its Dolce & Gabbana color cosmetics range who is claiming...

Dead Sea beauty company bought by leading China investment firm

14-Apr-2016 - Ahava, an Israeli skin care company, has been bought by Chinese investment giants Fosun Group for a reported USD 77 million.

Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance joins the S&P 500

14-Apr-2016 - At the close of trading tomorrow, the beauty company will take its place on the market indicator list alongside other industry leaders, including Estee Lauder Cos., International Flavors & Fragrances,...

Sustainable Council calls for a 'shift' to increase transparency requirements

12-Apr-2016 - The American Sustainable Business Council is calling for transparency in cosmetics labelling and a reform of the sector’s legislation at a time when Congress is meeting to discuss investment in clean energy....

Lonza appoints new director of skin care technology

12-Apr-2016 - Lonza’s Consumer Care division has announced that Dr. Russell Elliott will be taking over as the director of skin care technology at the company’s personal care division.

Is Procter & Gamble well on the road to recovery?

07-Apr-2016 - A Wall Street analyst’s positive note on Procter & Gamble’s outlook has sent share prices upwards and could be one of the first signs the business is really back on...

Ulta Beauty announces plans for satellite headquarters

05-Apr-2016 - The private label brand and beauty retailer has its offices in Bolingbrook, Illinois, a west suburb of Chicago, and this summer Ulta will open space in the heart of the...

PDC Brands acquires Original Additions

05-Apr-2016 - With this latest cosmetics company acquisition, PDC secures its industry position further and sets the stage for international business as well.

Unilever cancels contract with palm oil supplier after it breaches deforestation policy

05-Apr-2016 - The Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant has cancelled its contract with palm oil supplier IOI Group after the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) suspended its certification following complaints of deforestation...

Will Old Spice lawsuit hurt Procter & Gamble?

04-Apr-2016 - P&G has been facing up to the challenge of flat sales and a significant restructuring of the business, but more challenges come as it is slapped with a lawsuit on...

Hair care company Strength of Nature acquired

04-Apr-2016 - GCPL is strategically growing though acquisitions, particularly in hair care for women of African descent, and with this latest deal the India-based company gains market share as well as US-specific...

Raw materials supplier HORN to distribute Bayliss Botanicals’ organic ingredients

31-Mar-2016 - In a deal announced yesterday, the California-based ingredients distributor will now offer its personal and cosmetics customers organic flower and herbal distillates from a company long-known for its commitment to...

Aclaris Theraputics buys up rights to JAK inhibitor hair loss technology

31-Mar-2016 - Aclaris Technology has confirmed the acquisition of Vixens Pharmaceuticals – a company that holds the intellectual property rights to technology relating to Janus Kinase (JAK) inhibitors for the treatment of...

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