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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.

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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. ...

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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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Flexible cosmetics packaging in Cuba to benefit from Mexican investment

11-Nov-2014 - Industrial Expomayab of Mexico is investing in Cuba’s Light Industry group to take on 82% of that country’s flexible packaging needs, according to

New product launches drive strong sales gains for Inter Perfums

11-Nov-2014 - Fragrance and cosmetics provider Inter Parfums has posted strong gains in its third quarter results, mainly off the back of a raft of new product launches.

Coty making ‘gradual progress’ amidst structural changes and tough fragrance market

11-Nov-2014 - Coty is struggling to grow its non-core brands in a tough North American fragrance market, reporting flat revenue for the first quarter, however it is meeting expectations and interim CEO...

New luxury skin care company Bellatorra goes international, starting with Singapore

11-Nov-2014 - The California-based company, which officially launched November 5th, has already announced plans to take its skin care products global, with designs on the European, Asian and Australian markets.

Brazilian personal care chemicals and ingredients distributor D'Altomare Química acquired by Univar

10-Nov-2014 - Univar chose D'Altomare Química to help develop its South American market and position the chemical distributor as a solution-oriented service provider in the personal care sector.

Estée Lauder acquiring fragrance brand Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle

10-Nov-2014 - Estée Lauder is acquiring the prestige fragrance brand, currently available in Paris, London, and the US, and taking it global.

QVC adds one-touch fingerprint purchasing to its iPhone shopping app

06-Nov-2014 - The video and e-commerce retailer will enhance its mobile shopping app with Apple’s fingerprint sensor technology, Touch ID, facilitating single-touch mobile purchasing transactions.

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Redken selects Brazilian Lea T for new ads

05-Nov-2014 - Advertising for the company’s Chromatics hair colour line will begin featuring Lea T in 2015. Serving as ‘brand muse,’ she’ll appear in both print and social campaigns for the hair...

Nu Skin revenues tumble, highlighted by a 50% decline in China

05-Nov-2014 - Nu Skin’s third quarter revenues show a big fall as the company continues to suffer from a crackdown on its practices in China earlier this year, and problems in other...

Estée Lauder profits down and sales forecast is cut

04-Nov-2014 - The Estée Lauder Companies have reported a significant drop in its first quarter sales and net profit, leading it to reduce its outlook on future revenues.

US cosmetics brands partner with Suning for e-commerce distribution in China

04-Nov-2014 - Burt's Bees, Maybelline, Weleda and Revlon, among other US personal care brands, will be available via the company’s USA Overseas Shopping Flagship Store launching next month.

Argentine government suspends P&G’s operations

03-Nov-2014 - The government of Argentina has suspended Procter & Gamble’s operations in the country, stating it is investigating the company for suspected tax fraud.

Estée Lauder acquires luxury skin care player Rodin olio lusso

03-Nov-2014 - Estée Lauder is continuing its acquisition course, having confirmed the acquisition of New York-based luxury skin care player Rodin olio lusso.

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A window in on L’Oréal’s digital marketing strategy in Japan

30-Oct-2014 - Junko Miyano, digital marketing manager, Nihon L’Oréal, L’Oreal’s Japanese subsidiary, talked to Cosmetics Design about the company’s digital marketing strategy in the country. Started in 2006, it has evolved rapidly...

Avon turnaround on track as company posts Q3 profit

30-Oct-2014 - Avon Products has made progress in its turnaround bid by posting third quarter net income attributable to the company of $91.4 million, versus a loss of $5.5 million a year earlier.

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