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Avon Products says this is the last leadership change, for now

22-Jun-2017 - This week the direct sales beauty company announced the appointment of a new chief operating officer. And in making the announcement, Avon Products assured investors, the industry, and the public...

Hourglass will become Unilever’s first color cosmetics brand

21-Jun-2017 - The personal care company announced on Tuesday that a deal has been struck to acquire the makeup brand Hourglass. It’s the latest in a string of Unilever acquisitions to bring...

The Estée Lauder Companies has made an investment in DECIEM Abnormal Beauty

20-Jun-2017 - The Canadian company is home to 16 skin care, cosmetics, personal care, grooming, and supplement brands. And Estée Lauder is looking to tap in to DECIEM's creativity and indie beauty...

Yes To gets $56 million from Viking Global Investors

20-Jun-2017 - The minority investment is a matter of course as the natural personal care company grows and its capitalization changes. As a natural beauty pacesetter, under the direction of CEO Ingrid...

Alex Keith steps up to lead P&G’s streamlined beauty business

19-Jun-2017 - Following last year’s divesture of dozens of brands, P&G still does a multibillion dollar business in beauty. And as of next month, Keith, who’s been with the company since 1989...

Perfume manufacturer Agilex Fragrance acquired by Firmenich

15-Jun-2017 - Once a part of Firmenich, the New Jersey – based perfume and fragrance maker will continue to focus on serving mid-sized companies and on decreasing speed-to-market.

Is Sheri McCoy on the verge of retiring from Avon?

15-Jun-2017 - Several reputable business news outlets are speculating as much based on an item that ran in the Wall Street Journal yesterday. The direct-sales beauty company certainly has had its share of...

A new president for Avon Products

14-Jun-2017 - At the start of 2017 the direct sales beauty company moved its global business offices from the US to the UK. And in the intervening months there have been several...

The strategy behind Natura’s offer to acquire The Body Shop

13-Jun-2017 - The Brazilian personal care and cosmetics manufacturer has been keeping its investors up to date on the reasoning and planning behind the company’s proposal to buy The Body Shop from...

L Catterton invests nearly $30 million in Il Makiage

12-Jun-2017 - The prestige, professional color cosmetics brand announced this month that the private equity firm L Catterton has made a large capital investment that will allow the makeup brand to expand...

L'Oréal receives ‘firm offer’ for The Body Shop from Natura Cosméticos

09-Jun-2017 - The multinational parent company of personal care and cosmetics brand The Body Shop is in exclusive talks with Natura Cosméticos, it has announced.

Sheri McCoy is the only woman leading a beauty company on the Fortune 500

08-Jun-2017 - The business magazine has just put out the 2017 edition of its annual list of the most profitable corporations in the US. Among the several personal care and cosmetics companies...

Kimberly Mokosso is the new president of Illume

08-Jun-2017 - The personal care and home fragrance company announced today that Kimberly Mokosso has accepted the new role at Illume and is set to oversee strategic growth and help ensure the...

Clé de Peau Beauté opens Singapore boutique

06-Jun-2017 - Shiseido-owned prestige brand Clé de Peau Beauté is launching its first free-standing boutique in Singapore.

Beauty and wellness company PDC Brands is being sold

06-Jun-2017 - The private investment firm Yellow Woods currently owns PDC and its many mass-market hair, cosmetics, fragrance, and body care brands. This month a new firm announced plans to buy PDC,...

DevaCurl acquired

30-May-2017 - The prestige and professional hair care company has been in business for over 20 years. And as products for curly and textured hair are gradually more welcome in the mainstream...

Fragrance innovator Ardra Bio among start-ups at Johnson & Johnson incubator

30-May-2017 - The JLABS @ Toronto is now home to 40 start-up companies, more than double the number involved when the incubator opened one year ago. Start-ups supported by the company span...

Laura Mercier Cosmetics launches in Canada

25-May-2017 - Having been acquired by Shiseido Americas Corporation last year, the prestige brand’s portfolio of color cosmetics, skin care, bath and body care, and fragrance is now available in Canadia. Several...

The Estée Lauder Companies announce new leadership for skin care, hair, and color cosmetics brands

24-May-2017 - This week the beauty company announced new executives and a leadership transition plan that will affect four prestige and luxury brands. The changes taking place are meant to ensure accelerated...

Ashland acquires Pharmachem, making new inroads in the fragrance industry

23-May-2017 - Earlier this month the specialty chemical company announced the completion of an all-cash deal that adds flavour, fragrance, and nutraceutical ingredients to the Ashland portfolio.

Unilever eyes Latin American markets with major new acquisition

23-May-2017 - Unilever has announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the personal care and home care brands of Quala, a Latin American consumer goods company.

Northwest Cosmetic Laboratories acquires Dream Team Beaute

18-May-2017 - The prestige color cosmetics and skin care contract manufacturer, headquartered in Idaho, has just announced completion of a deal that boosts the company’s powder production capabilities, expands services to West...

IFF results put fragrance and personal care in the shadows

10-May-2017 - IFF posted strong first quarter results, but the breakdown shows that its fragrance and personal care business growth was well behind that of the flavors division.

Multi Packaging Solutions acquires Paris Art Label Company

02-May-2017 - The deal, completed just this week, will expand the print services and packaging solutions that MPS offers the cosmetics industry.

How to engage with the trade press: top tips revealed

27-Apr-2017 - At the recent in-cosmetics Global tradeshow, CosmeticsDesign presented a workshop on how to engage with the B2B press. Here, we reveal the highlights.

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