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Examining the financial movements of all the big players, from ingredients suppliers to packaging providers. Volatile oil prices, banking turmoil and nervous consumers are forcing companies to rethink their business strategies. Articles will dig into the shifting landscape, reveal how the cosmetics world is adapting and break news of the latest financial results and market data.

Net sales flat at P&G

26-Oct-2016 - The consumer packaged goods company release its Q1 results on Tuesday, the first such report since P&G completed its divesture of specialty beauty brands to Coty.

Sales are up double-digits at Inter Parfums

26-Oct-2016 - The fragrance company will release its official Q3 results early next month. In the meantime, it’s safe to say that new fragrances are selling big in this country.

Estée Lauder is acquiring BECCA cosmetics

24-Oct-2016 - Late last week the global beauty maker announced that it is buying prestige color cosmetics and complexion product company Becca. And things are expected to wrap up quickly; Estée Lauder...

JAKKS Pacific Acquires skin care and color cosmetics brand C’est Moi

18-Oct-2016 - The toy and kids consumer product company has opted to diversify its business a bit by adding makeup to its product portfolio. For C’est Moi the deal is a chance...

Cosmetic ingredient maker Polykon clears land for new US manufacturing facility

13-Oct-2016 - Wednesday, the company hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking at the White Oak Technology Park near Richmond, Virginia, and is on track to begin shipping ingredients to the likes of L’Oréal and...

Bellami Hair acquires Mirabella Beauty

13-Oct-2016 - Bellami is aiming to become “one of the leading beauty brands in the world,” and the acquisition of color cosmetics company Mirabella is one small part of the plan, which...

Farouk Systems strengthens hair care partnership with Korea’s LG H&H

12-Oct-2016 - The two companies already collaborate, but a new deal lets Farouk and LG H&H advance manufacturing and distribution internationally.

Shiseido Americas gets serious about prestige beauty

12-Oct-2016 - The company is grouping related brands to gain a larger presence in the market; and this week announced it has hired an LVMH veteran as president of its new Beauty...

Trish McEvoy files suit against Too Faced Cosmetics

06-Oct-2016 - The legal dispute between the two makeup companies is an issue of trademark, and by extension brand identity, messaging, and consumer loyalty.

At P&G, over 15 beauty and personal care brands remain

04-Oct-2016 - Coty has completed the acquisition of 41 P&G brands. But that CPG company still owns many big names in beauty and has plans to remain a market leader with advancing...

As of today, Coty is the world’s third-largest beauty company

03-Oct-2016 - Having now completed the acquisition of P&G’s specialty beauty business, which doubled the company’s annual revenue, Coty takes its place as a global leader in fragrance, color cosmetics, and professional...

Coty joins S&P 500 and investors like it

29-Sep-2016 - Coty has been added to the Standard & Poor’s 500, an announcement that drew applause from the investment world and sent stock prices on the up.

Big changes on the horizon for L’Oréal device brand Clarisonic

22-Sep-2016 - This week the cosmetics company filed documents with the Washington State government and issued a statement, making it clear that production of the company’s face and body cleaning devices will...

Buying Beauty: a look at the latest cosmetics and personal care acquisitions

21-Sep-2016 - M&A activity has been coming along at a pretty good clip lately, and some of the most recent deals exemplify the current state of the beauty industry.

Korea Kolmar buys Process Technologies and Packaging

20-Sep-2016 - In a multimillion dollar deal announced just yesterday, Kolmar (under the company name Seokoh) has acquired PTP to expedite expansion into this region’s cosmetics marketplace.

Revlon completes Elizabeth Arden acquisition

13-Sep-2016 - It’s a done deal! Revlon confirmed last week that the acquisition was successful and that the combined company—a “global beauty enterprise”–now operates with Revlon as the parent company and is...

e.l.f. Beauty announces IPO terms

13-Sep-2016 - The cosmetics, skin care, and beauty tools company filed an amendment with the Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday, outlining e.l.f.'s market value, price per share, and number of shares to be...

Estée Lauder year-end and Q4 results show a lift in sales

24-Aug-2016 - Late last week the beauty and fragrance manufacturer announced its most recent financial results, with sales up in all categories, makeup performing best, and a net sales increase across the...

Kathy Cullin is now general manager of Bare Escentuals US

24-Aug-2016 - On Monday, Cullin took on her new role leading the brand’s commercial business and customer experience. The general manager position itself is also new for Bare Escentuals US, and in...

Coty Q4 and year-end results

18-Aug-2016 - The cosmetics, skin care, and fragrance company announced its latest financials this week, showing a decline in revenue for the year, better numbers on a quarterly basis, and optimism about...

Beauty makes an appearance on this year’s Inc. 5000

18-Aug-2016 - The popular magazine for entrepreneurs and business owners ranks the fastest growing private companies, and three beauty industry firms made the grade for 2016.

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CD Buzz: Indie Beauty Focus

18-Aug-2016 - Ahead of the Indie Beauty Expo in New York City this month, the Cosmetics Design takes a look at what to expect at the event, as well as what's happening...

Elizabeth Arden year-end financial results are in

15-Aug-2016 - This month the prestige beauty company, which will merge with Revlon by the end of 2016, announced its Q4 and year-end numbers, showing a good performance financially and strategically.  

Where will New Avon LLC go next?

11-Aug-2016 - The privately held direct-sales beauty company will likely remain in the greater New York City area. For its new location, however, New Avon is considering sites and incentives on either...

Second quarter financial results from IFF

10-Aug-2016 - This week the fragrance and flavor maker announced Q2 strategic accomplishments and financials. From a currency neutral perspective, company sales are growing—in North America by 5%.

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