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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.

Pat Schneider accepts CEO role at Biova

24-Apr-2017 - The privately held natural skin care ingredient maker announced the new appointment just this week and is looking forward to advancing its market position under her leadership.

At L’Oréal, it’s full speed ahead on sustainability

20-Apr-2017 - This Saturday is Earth Day, a global celebration that brings attention to environmental protection needs and initiatives. To coincide with the event, L’Oréal has release its 2016 progress report on...

Sabine Chalmers is first woman to join Coty board of directors

18-Apr-2017 - Just six months after becoming the world’s third largest beauty company (thanks to the acquisition of what had been P&G’s specialty beauty business) the personal care, fragrance, and cosmetics company...

Revlon’s latest leadership change advances company-wide reorganization

18-Apr-2017 - Early this year the global beauty and fragrance company announced plans for a complete reorg, following its 2016 acquisition of Elizabeth Arden. Now the company has hired a chief operating...

Biossance skin care brand helps boost Amyris sales

18-Apr-2017 - Biotech player Amyris says that the recent launch of its skin care brand at selected Sephora stores nationwide and online has given the company’s bottom line a significant boost.

Cargill launches a more focused and clearly defined beauty division

12-Apr-2017 - Agrifood giant Cargill officially launched its Cargill Beauty division at last week’s in-cosmetics Global event in London, in a bid to stake out its territory in the cosmetics and personal...

Colour cosmetics trend forecast revealed: Spring/Summer 2019

07-Apr-2017 - BASF, a leading chemicals company, has collaborated with leading colour company Pantone to unveil  a ‘Spring / Summer 2019 Color Trend Forecast’.

L Catterton invests to make TULA the leading probiotic skin care brand

29-Mar-2017 - This week, the premium beauty brand announced that it has accepted a significant capital investment from the new and powerful L Catterton firm. Both parties anticipate being partners for the...

New organization aims to streamline natural and organic category

28-Mar-2017 - Natural and organic players often come across significant challenges when trying to navigate this area of the industry in North America, but a new organization aims to change all that.

CAA Industries could soon acquire Porcelana skin whitening brand

27-Mar-2017 - This month the health and beauty products maker announced that the company has entered a license agreement with Ultimark, giving CAA rights to sell the Porcelana brand globally.

Eurofragrance to expand fine fragrance business in Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean

23-Mar-2017 - This month the Barcelona-based company announced plans to grow its presence and production capacity in Latin America. As part of its strategy, Eurofragrance has hired a new general manager for...

L’Oreal launches "Worth It Rewards" program

22-Mar-2017 - Putting a whole new spin on crowd funding and philanthropy, L’Oréal has reimagined corporate social responsibility as consumer social reasonability with its new cross-category rewards / charity giving program.

Avon Products to hire a new UK-based General Counsel

21-Mar-2017 - On Monday, the social-selling beauty company announced that the current chief ethics officer and chief compliance offer will be retiring from Avon as soon as a successor is chosen.

Henkel acquires North American professional hair care player

14-Mar-2017 - Germany-based consumer goods giant Henkel has increased its footprint in the North America professional hair care category with the acquisition of Mexican business Nattura Laboratorie.

Erbaviva: A beauty brand turnaround case study

13-Mar-2017 - Last August, the organic personal care company Erbaviva celebrated its 20th anniversary and launched new collections in the facial skin care and men’s grooming categories. Before the fanfare came the...

Ten beauty entrepreneurs earn spots in this year’s Sephora Accelerate program

09-Mar-2017 - The announcement of the new cohort came yesterday, which was, as luck would have it, International Women’s Day. It’s the second year running of the company initiative to support women...

At Coty, there will soon be a new president of consumer beauty

09-Mar-2017 - Esi Eggleston Bracey, who has overseen the consumer beauty portfolio at Coty since the company finalized the acquisition of P&G’s specialty beauty business in October of last year, will leave...

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