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Estée Lauder announces executive shake up at GlamGlow

28-Sep-2016 - Twenty months after acquiring GlamGlow, the Estée Lauder Companies has restructured its executive leadership in a bid to keep the skin care brand buzzing.

Cargill eyes expansion of its personal care business

27-Sep-2016 - Agrofood giant Cargill is aiming to expand its footprint in the cosmetics and personal care arena, and has announced a new leader to head up the global team.

Big changes on the horizon for L’Oréal device brand Clarisonic

22-Sep-2016 - This week the cosmetics company filed documents with the Washington State government and issued a statement, making it clear that production of the company’s face and body cleaning devices will...

Buying Beauty: a look at the latest cosmetics and personal care acquisitions

21-Sep-2016 - M&A activity has been coming along at a pretty good clip lately, and some of the most recent deals exemplify the current state of the beauty industry.

Korea Kolmar buys Process Technologies and Packaging

20-Sep-2016 - In a multimillion dollar deal announced just yesterday, Kolmar (under the company name Seokoh) has acquired PTP to expedite expansion into this region’s cosmetics marketplace.

Unilever acquires Seventh Generation

20-Sep-2016 - The multinational CPG company announced yesterday that it has signed a deal to purchase the plant-based personal care and household cleaners company known as Seventh Generation—thereby shoring up its position...

LG Household & Health Care develops South Korea’s first cosmetics-only facility

20-Sep-2016 - Following a record-breaking Q1 and Q2 2016, LG Care is continuing to develop its cosmetics industrial complex in South Korea.

Revlon’s developments so far in 2016

19-Sep-2016 - Multinational cosmetics firm, Revlon has seen a fair amount of role re-structuring higher up the chain and M&A activity in 2016. Here, we take stock of the most newsworthy movements…...

Beautycounter brings in new executive leaders

14-Sep-2016 - The ‘safer skincare’ and ‘cleaner cosmetics’ company announced this week that four men, with significant industry experience, have joined the Beautycounter team. And, one company-founding executive is on her way...

Revlon completes Elizabeth Arden acquisition

13-Sep-2016 - It’s a done deal! Revlon confirmed last week that the acquisition was successful and that the combined company—a “global beauty enterprise”–now operates with Revlon as the parent company and is...

e.l.f. Beauty announces IPO terms

13-Sep-2016 - The cosmetics, skin care, and beauty tools company filed an amendment with the Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday, outlining e.l.f.'s market value, price per share, and number of shares to be...

Brexit - the cosmetics industry response

09-Sep-2016 - Dominating headlines since June, Brexit has reverberated through homes, industries and boardrooms alike as the Brits consider how leaving the EU will ultimately affect the UK. Here’s what the cosmetics...

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What happens to sustainability policy during political or economic crisis?

07-Sep-2016 - Pursuing sustainability goals can often prove both time-consuming and costly for cosmetics and personal care companies to implement, so what is the best course of action during a crisis?

Cargill to focus on personal care ingredients with new appointment

06-Sep-2016 - Cargill, a leading ingredients supplier for the food industry, has made a decisive move into personal care with the appointment of an industry expert to lead its activities and global...


Two Views: In the beauty business, people sell product

01-Sep-2016 - In this installment of Two Views, Lisa Marie Ringus, EVP of global sales and business development at the creative staffing and recruiting firm 24 Seven, and Alexa Tonner, SVP of...

Major global hygiene company focuses on Middle East, India and Africa

25-Aug-2016 - SCA, one of the leading global hygiene and forest products companies, has announced it will integrate its Middle East, India and Africa operations into its global consumer goods business unit.

Estée Lauder year-end and Q4 results show a lift in sales

24-Aug-2016 - Late last week the beauty and fragrance manufacturer announced its most recent financial results, with sales up in all categories, makeup performing best, and a net sales increase across the...

Kathy Cullin is now general manager of Bare Escentuals US

24-Aug-2016 - On Monday, Cullin took on her new role leading the brand’s commercial business and customer experience. The general manager position itself is also new for Bare Escentuals US, and in...

Coty Q4 and year-end results

18-Aug-2016 - The cosmetics, skin care, and fragrance company announced its latest financials this week, showing a decline in revenue for the year, better numbers on a quarterly basis, and optimism about...

Beauty makes an appearance on this year’s Inc. 5000

18-Aug-2016 - The popular magazine for entrepreneurs and business owners ranks the fastest growing private companies, and three beauty industry firms made the grade for 2016.

On-demand beauty: beauty marketplace acquisition confirms UK enthusiasm

18-Aug-2016 - The rise of apps and websites linking consumers with beauty services has been on the rise globally in the past few years: a recent London acquisition suggests the UK market...

‘90s skin care brand Joey New York plays the market

16-Aug-2016 - This month RAR Beauty LLC, the company that owns Joey New York, made a large number of shares available—a move that could set the personal care company in a good...

Elizabeth Arden year-end financial results are in

15-Aug-2016 - This month the prestige beauty company, which will merge with Revlon by the end of 2016, announced its Q4 and year-end numbers, showing a good performance financially and strategically.  

Memebox tallies nearly $70m in funding

11-Aug-2016 - The mobile-first beauty company plans to greatly expand its branded cosmetics and personal care portfolio as well as to grow the business in new markets.  

Where will New Avon LLC go next?

11-Aug-2016 - The privately held direct-sales beauty company will likely remain in the greater New York City area. For its new location, however, New Avon is considering sites and incentives on either...

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