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Which multinational beauty corporation will buy Vogue International?

25-May-2016 - The hair care and personal care manufacturer could be valued at as much as $3bn in the deal, and companies including L’Oreal and Unilever have reportedly bid on Vogue.

UK investment firm buys up John Masters Organics

25-May-2016 - It’s all about organic beauty these days, and UK investment firm Permira is buying into the trend, having acquired a majority stake in John Masters Organics (JMO).

Makeup in New York gets a new venue and announces partnership with L’Oreal

24-May-2016 - This September’s edition of the B to B cosmetics industry event will be in Manhattan (rather than Brooklyn, as announced earlier) and will advance communication between suppliers and the L’Oreal...

Puig acquires a stake in fragrance player EB Florals

24-May-2016 - Spain-based fragrance player Puig has acquired a minority stake in the new business Buterbaugh Florals (EB Florals).

Clayton Dubilier Rice acquiring High Ridge Brands

23-May-2016 - The deal, set to close next month, is expected to lead to more personal care brand acquisitions by the private investment firm.

Philippines soap brand going global

18-May-2016 - A personal care company in the Philippines has announced it is expanding its operations due to increasing global demand.

Elizabeth Arden to acquire Christina Aguilera fragrances

12-May-2016 - Today, the prestige beauty company announced its plans to buy the global rights to all seven of the recording artist’s fragrance brands, a move that’s right in line with Elizabeth...

Sales and profits are up at IFF

11-May-2016 - At the start of this week, the company announced its Q1 results, and on a currency neutral basis, the numbers look good.

Elizabeth Arden Q3 results show sales growth

10-May-2016 - At constant currency rates, the company is reporting good news for both the Elizabeth Arden brand and others owned by the company. With several strategic initiatives in place, the company...

Avon Products Q1 results

05-May-2016 - The company made its first quarterly financial report today since having sold the North American business to Cerberus Capital Management.

Aurochemicals plant expansion underway

04-May-2016 - The aroma chemical manufacturer is nearly doubling the size of its Washingtonville, New York–based fragrance and flavor facility and has plans to grow much larger in the next few years.  ...

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.

People On The Move

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.