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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.

Sahi Cosmetics claims thousands in funding at Michigan Business Challenge

22-Feb-2017 - The independent beauty brand founded by Shelly Sahi won the competition’s top honor this year. Her color cosmetics line caters to “women of Hispanic, Indian, Arabic, Asian, and Mediterranean decent...

IFF financial report shows a lift in fragrance sales for the quarter and the year

21-Feb-2017 - The corporation’s 2016 fragrance business benefited from new captive ingredients, acquisition, innovation in sustainability, and more.

A new headquarters for New Avon

20-Feb-2017 - After nearly one year as a stand-alone company, the North American social selling beauty company has announced the location of its new offices here in New York City. Soon hundreds...

Natural personal care maker Yes To gets $8 million cash infusion

16-Feb-2017 - The California-based company is on track for rapid expansion and will be using the funding to scale the brand quickly and further establish Yes To as a leading clean beauty...

After completing merger with the P&G beauty business, Coty reports Q2 financials

14-Feb-2017 - Now among the biggest cosmetics and personal care companies in the world, Coty announced promising results while acknowledging that there are growing pains ahead.

Elementis acquires SRLH Holdings

14-Feb-2017 - The specialty chemical maker has plans to grow its business with personal care manufacturers in the US and emerging marketing, including Latin America. This deal is very much a part...

Burt’s Bees gets credit for category growth at Clorox

07-Feb-2017 - The consumer products company announced Q2 financial results late last week, and Clorox’s only personal care and color cosmetics brand is responsible for most of the company’s progress in the...

Estée Lauder reports uneven Q2 financials across the Americas region

06-Feb-2017 - Many brands saw a sales increase in North America; the lift in Latin America was not as significant, while in Canada, sales were flat. Globally, skin care and fragrance did...

L’Oréal USA rolls out executive leadership changes

01-Feb-2017 - This week the cosmetics company announced four appointments and a couple of departures. The men taking on new leadership roles across professional products, brands, and HR have all been working...

For Canadian cosmetics companies Mexico is a land of opportunity, say HSBC report

31-Jan-2017 - A newly published report from The Conference Board of Canada, and commissioned by banking and financial services company HSBC, outlines how Canadian businesses can best navigate the realities of the...

Ulta Beauty establishes its own holding company

31-Jan-2017 - As of January 29, the cosmetics retailer has reorganized its company structure, and Ulta executives believe that the business will be more efficient in this new configuration.

Personal care industry executives meet with Trump

30-Jan-2017 - Last week the new President met with 12 business leaders, among them the CEO of Johnson & Johnson. Cosmetics Design reached out to Gorsky to find out how he’ll be...

Sahi Cosmetics participating in University of Michigan's Desai Accelerator

25-Jan-2017 - The color cosmetics startup is among only five businesses invited to join the Winter 2017 cohort of the Desai Accelerator, a program designed to help passionate entrepreneurs, like Sahi Cosmetics...

P&G beauty, hair care, skin care, and grooming sales all up, according to Q2 financials

24-Jan-2017 - Late last week the CPG company announced quarterly earnings, and by CEO David Taylor’s own assessment, “delivered good results…in a difficult operating environment.”

Cosmetics manufacturer Autumn Harp to receive local funding

24-Jan-2017 - The Vermont-based beauty maker has been awarded economic development financing that should, in the end, mean more jobs for residents of the area.

Specialty chemical distributor Azelis acquires Ross Organic

19-Jan-2017 - The deal will see Ross Organic and the team behind the company carry on as a distinct brand and puts Azelis squarely in the natural personal care and cosmetic ingredient...

The Fragrance Outlet leverages digital to grow in store and online

19-Jan-2017 - With plans to lift its store count by more than 10% this year and to create a seamless cross-channel shopping experience for consumers, the fragrance and beauty retailer has expanded...

Revlon announces a complete structural reorganization

18-Jan-2017 - In the interest of global growth and brand agility, the beauty and fragrance company has redesigned how brands, regions, and supporting departments work.

Coty facility coming to Calabasas, California

18-Jan-2017 - The beauty maker’s planed move to a site west of Los Angeles has been approved by both the city’s council and planning committee. And, while the decision has upset select...

Barbara Menarguez takes on top US fragrance and beauty post at Chanel

16-Jan-2017 - Her predecessor left the executive vice president position in December of last year. Now the long-time Chanel finance leader is set to take control of the company’s skin care, color...

Alexandra Papazian accepts general manager role with Shiseido Americas’ brand Laura Mercier

12-Jan-2017 - Papazian will join Shiseido in the coming months to help oversee growth of the company’s global prestige business by leading the recently acquired Laura Mercier color cosmetics and personal care...

L’Oréal pays over $1bn to acquire Valeant skin care brands

11-Jan-2017 - The beauty leader is buying three affordable, skin care brands that will substantially boost L’Oréal’s revenue in the active cosmetics category in the US market.

Milk Makeup makes first private equity deal

10-Jan-2017 - This week, the cosmetics and personal care company announced a partnership with private equity firm Main Post Partners and is looking forward to global growth.

Differentiated beauty strategy bolsters Walgreens Boots Alliance Q1 results

09-Jan-2017 - Company sales for the quarter were down nearly 2% compared to the same period last year, and executives hope beauty will play a part in lifting sales figures. Though some...

Revlon is trimming jobs, offices, and activities to integrate Elizabeth Arden business

04-Jan-2017 - In June, Revlon announced the acquisition of prestige color and fragrance company Elizabeth Arden. By September the deal was final. Last month Revlon began streamlining the two businesses, and now...