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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.

Avon headquarters leaves the US

06-Dec-2016 - As of January 2017 the direct-sales beauty company known as Avon Products will operate it global business from offices in the UK. And just this month, Avon announced the appointment...

A new president for Mary Kay North America

22-Nov-2016 - This month, the direct-sales beauty company named a new leader for its business in the US and Canada. Mary Kay selected a company veteran to succeed Darrell Overcash when he...

Pacifica Beauty partners with Alliance Consumer Growth

22-Nov-2016 - The indie beauty and personal care company announced recently that it has accepted a growth equity investment from ACG, the same firm that’s partnered with Nudestix and Tata Harper Skincare....

Cosmetic and personal care ingredient maker Mapric has been acquired

16-Nov-2016 - GreenTech, a French biotechnology company that makes ingredients for the personal care and cosmetics industry (as well as for pharma and nutra), is, with this latest deal, jockeying to become...

Sally Beauty Holdings reports on full year 2016 financial results

16-Nov-2016 - The Texas-based beauty distributor and retailer announced Q4 and full year results Tuesday and is targeting single-digit growth in the year ahead.

Too Faced acquired by Estée Lauder in the beauty company’s biggest deal yet

15-Nov-2016 - This week Estée Lauder announced that it will pay over $1bn for the millennial-facing color cosmetics brand—a deal that will likely be complete by the end of the year....

Estée Lauder now owns the BECCA brand

15-Nov-2016 - It was less than a month ago Cosmetics Design reported that Estée Lauder was acquiring makeup company brand BECCA Cosmetics. That deal is now final, and the company’s prestige market...

Natura cosmetics looks to the future, with new CEO

08-Nov-2016 - Following Roberto Lima’s resignation, the beauty company has appointed a successor and is continuing with its current strategy into the New Year.

IFF acquiring Fragrance Resources

07-Nov-2016 - This month, the international flavor and fragrance company announced plans to buy Fragrance Resources and thereby further focus on regional opportunities in fine fragrance, beauty, personal care, and more.

ABIPHEC president discusses the future of the Brazilian cosmetics industry

01-Nov-2016 - The Brazilian cosmetics and personal care industry has faced enormous challenges over the course of the last year, but, as the president of the country's industry association points out, the...

Clariant chooses ethnically diverse Brazil as new global hair care center

31-Oct-2016 - Clariant has opted to locate its new global hair care research and development facility in Brazil, on account of the wide ranging ethnic diversity in the country’s population of 206...

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.

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