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French Antitrust authority fines personal care players €605.9 million

19-Dec-2014 - France’s Competition Authority (Autorité de la concurrence) has issued a fine to 11 personal and home care companies, which includes L’Oréal, Unilever, and Beiersdorf, over allegations of a conspiracy to...

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Happy Holidays 2014 from William Reed Business Media!

18-Dec-2014 - The holidays are fast upon us, so let’s put ‘business’ to one side and get into the festive mood. To keep in the spirit of things, we’ve got a ‘gift’...

Avon settles long-standing bribery case with $15m fine

18-Dec-2014 - Avon Products confirmed a settle with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to its long-standing litigation concerning overseas business practices.

Color cosmetics maker Intercos partners with Catterton private equity

17-Dec-2014 - The equity firm is acquiring a minority stake in Intercos to expedite the beauty supplier’s international expansion.

PCPC legal chief receives FDLI award

15-Dec-2014 - The Personal Care Products Council announces that its general counsel, Elizabeth Anderson, has received the 2014 Distinguished Service & Leadership Award from the Food & Drug Law Institute (FDLI) for...

Estée Lauder performance gets thumbs up from analysts

11-Dec-2014 - On the back of strong quarterly results published last month, Estée Lauder has been given the seal of approval by a number of financial analysts this week.

People on the move – the latest industry appointments

10-Dec-2014 - Latest hiring and promotions this month in include key appointments at fine chemicals provider Charkit, a cosmetics dedicated executive at silicones provider Shin Etsu.

Coty announces new corporate website

09-Dec-2014 - Today’s site relaunch comes as a total refresh of the company’s corporate online presence, complete with a new employee intranet.

Naturex further expands its footprint in Chile with sales office

09-Dec-2014 - Botanical extract player Naturex is opening a subsidiary in Chile to strengthen its position in Latin America, in a move that builds on its January 2014 acquisition of the Chile...

Strong mass make-up sales and e-commerce boost aid strong Q3 for Ulta Beauty

08-Dec-2014 - Cosmetics retailer Ulta Beauty has reached new heights after a strong third quarter saw profits rise 30% thanks to a good mass make-up performance.

ChromaDex sells pterostilbene product line in favor of ingredients business

04-Dec-2014 - The natural products company unloaded BluScience for $750,000 to refocus on ingredient technologies and sales for several industries, including cosmetics.

Luxury cosmetics company Elite Therapeutics talks acquisition with ViaSpace

02-Dec-2014 - The bioenergy company has signed a letter of intent to acquire Elite Therapeutics, and if the deal looks beneficial to both companies it will likely close in Q1 of 2015.

Lancôme and Sight Commerce partner on personalized shopping technology

01-Dec-2014 - The tech company works with beauty brands and fashion labels alike to show online shoppers what products look like on a range of models and in a style of their...

L’Oreal and Nestle end Inneov venture

28-Nov-2014 - Cosmetics manufacturer L’Oreal and food giant Nestle have announced they will end the activity of their joint venture Innéov during the course of the first quarter 2015. 

Clariant achieves Cosmetics GMP for all dedicated sites

26-Nov-2014 - Swiss supplier Clariant has completed global ISO22716 and EFfci Cosmetics Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification for all 22 of its dedicated cosmetics ingredients sites, including core-toll manufacturers. 

Lonza selects Koda to distribute personal care products in Canada and several US states

25-Nov-2014 - Beginning in December, Koda Care becomes the exclusive third-party distributor of Lonza personal care products in select regions of North America.

Avon divides its Latin American business in two

19-Nov-2014 - Avon Products has announced the division of its Latin American business, which will soon be separated into southern and northern countries as part of aims to strengthen marketing and field management....

Revlon rebrands with a global tagline and comprehensive marketing campaign

19-Nov-2014 - In what’s being called a re-launch of the Revlon brand, the cosmetics company’s new marketing initiative centers on the phrase ‘Love is On’ and incorporates an array of media....

Ingredient shipping delays slow production at Emilia Cosmetics facility in Mississippi

18-Nov-2014 - The company, which has been operating the facility DeKalb, Mississippi, since April, has laid off nearly half of the employees there until delayed ingredient shipments arrive.

Investors shy away from Nu Skin as profits fall on China troubles

18-Nov-2014 - Nu Skin share prices have continued to take a beating following the release of results on November 4th that showed a big drop in profits and a weaker outlook.

News in brief

Consumer products container manufacturer Plastipak to acquire APPE packaging

13-Nov-2014 - APPE designs and manufactures rigid, plastic PET bottles and containers for the personal care industry, and following this purchase that company’s facilities and learnings will bolster Plastipak’s assets in the...

E-commerce beauty company Birchbox launches in Canada

13-Nov-2014 - The company opened a dedicated Canadian website this month and its first customized try-learn-buy packages of luxury samples will ship out this December.

Light therapy products company La Lumiere to broaden its consumer reach and further innovations

12-Nov-2014 - The company announced its intention to launch an extensive ad campaign introducing its first skincare device, the illuMask, to more consumers; grow existing marketing and distribution; and further R&D. ...

News in brief

Makeup remover Albolene acquired by Clarion

12-Nov-2014 - The skin cleanser along with five other DSE Healthcare Solutions products were purchased by Clarion, a holding corporation newly formed by private equity firm Swander Pace Capital.

Energizer Q4 gains driven by personal care acqusitions

12-Nov-2014 - Energizer Holdings, which is soon to be restructured as two separate business units, has reported significant fourth quarter gains on the back of rising personal care sales.

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