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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.

SC Johnson to acquire Method soap brand

18-Sep-2017 - The household chemical and product maker announced the forthcoming transaction late last week. It’s a deal that will add Method’s hand and body soaps to the SC Johnson portfolio. ...

Henkel confirms acquisition of Nattura Laboratorios

06-Sep-2017 - Henkel has confirmed the closing of its acquisition of Nattura Laboratorios, a move that expands its footprint in the Latin American professional hair care market.

A look at the beauty brands on this year’s Inc. 5000

30-Aug-2017 - The monthly magazine covering news about growing US businesses has issued its latest 5000 list, a roster of “the fastest-growing private firms in America” and the entrepreneurs behind them.

Coty financial results show consumer beauty brands not doing well

29-Aug-2017 - The global beauty corporation released Q4 and full-year results this month, disclosing how Coty’s acquisitions of not only the P&G Beauty Business but also of ghd and Younique are impacting...

Is Unilever about to acquire Estee Lauder?

28-Aug-2017 - Rumors of a takeover began to fly Friday after the Evening Standard published an item, citing unnamed sources, suggesting that Unilever and other interested buyers (multinational cosmetic companies, global investment...

Indie beauty brand Sahi Cosmetics secures six-figure funding

24-Aug-2017 - The startup color cosmetics brand catering to the needs of women with medium complexions and yellow or olive undertones announced today the receipt of seed funding from the Zell Lurie...

Dubai-based vegan cosmetics line hits the US

22-Aug-2017 - Indie beauty brands Luscious Cosmetics has made the leap into the huge US markets, after expanding rapidly thanks to its focus on a vegan cruelty-free colour cosmetics.

Freeman Beauty acquisition signals intent to go global

16-Aug-2017 - Yellow Wood Partners just announced buying the personal care company and has plans to work with the existing senior management team at Freeman Beauty to expand business in current channels...

TerraVia files for bankruptcy as part of Corbion acquisition bid

14-Aug-2017 - California-based algae ingredients supplier Terravia has filed for bankruptcy as part of efforts to enable Corbion to acquire the troubled business.

Avon struggles continue as losses mount

08-Aug-2017 - In a continuation of its recent poor performances, Avon again announced a quarterly loss with its most recent, second-quarter statement.

Colorescience announces new funding and new board member

02-Aug-2017 - The beauty brand, known for its color products that function like skin care and sell primarily in the pro channel, has just completed a series C funding round and is...

Lubrizol and Essential Ingredients expand distribution partnership

25-Jul-2017 - The specialty chemical company and ingredients distributor have worked together here in the eastern States for 10 years, and now that relationship covers even more territory.

Strategic Solutions International debuts unprecedented beauty insights tool

20-Jul-2017 - At Cosmoprof North America this month, SSI CEO Romina Brown launched her company’s newest research platform, a cloud-based interface that provides not only the usual cosmetics and personal care figures...

Avon Products says this is the last leadership change, for now

22-Jun-2017 - This week the direct sales beauty company announced the appointment of a new chief operating officer. And in making the announcement, Avon Products assured investors, the industry, and the public...

Hourglass will become Unilever’s first color cosmetics brand

21-Jun-2017 - The personal care company announced on Tuesday that a deal has been struck to acquire the makeup brand Hourglass. It’s the latest in a string of Unilever acquisitions to bring...

Alex Keith steps up to lead P&G’s streamlined beauty business

19-Jun-2017 - Following last year’s divesture of dozens of brands, P&G still does a multibillion dollar business in beauty. And as of next month, Keith, who’s been with the company since 1989...

Perfume manufacturer Agilex Fragrance acquired by Firmenich

15-Jun-2017 - Once a part of Firmenich, the New Jersey – based perfume and fragrance maker will continue to focus on serving mid-sized companies and on decreasing speed-to-market.

Sabine Chalmers is first woman to join Coty board of directors

18-Apr-2017 - Just six months after becoming the world’s third largest beauty company (thanks to the acquisition of what had been P&G’s specialty beauty business) the personal care, fragrance, and cosmetics company...


Two Views: The business implications of a beauty brand story

13-Apr-2017 - This installment of Two Views features experts in PR and beauty brand building on the value of story in today’s cosmetics and personal care market.  Stephanie Scott, CEO at First...

L Catterton invests to make TULA the leading probiotic skin care brand

29-Mar-2017 - This week, the premium beauty brand announced that it has accepted a significant capital investment from the new and powerful L Catterton firm. Both parties anticipate being partners for the...

CAA Industries could soon acquire Porcelana skin whitening brand

27-Mar-2017 - This month the health and beauty products maker announced that the company has entered a license agreement with Ultimark, giving CAA rights to sell the Porcelana brand globally.

Ten beauty entrepreneurs earn spots in this year’s Sephora Accelerate program

09-Mar-2017 - The announcement of the new cohort came yesterday, which was, as luck would have it, International Women’s Day. It’s the second year running of the company initiative to support women...

At Coty, there will soon be a new president of consumer beauty

09-Mar-2017 - Esi Eggleston Bracey, who has overseen the consumer beauty portfolio at Coty since the company finalized the acquisition of P&G’s specialty beauty business in October of last year, will leave...

Washington DC and the state of beauty industry

06-Mar-2017 - A week ago Monday, the Personal Care Products Council convened a panel, as part of the organization’s annual meeting, to discuss the ramifications that the new Presidential administration’s legislative endeavors...

Elizabeth Arden: A beauty brand turnaround case study

06-Mar-2017 - Last summer Revlon got into the prestige beauty business in a big way by acquiring Elizabeth Arden. Some two years before that deal, Elizabeth Arden invested in an Air Paris...

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