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Doing/Living: The next generation of beauty retail has arrived

22-Jun-2017 - The innovative “humanity first” retail concept opened its doors on West 57th in New York City last Friday. And, Juliet Silva Yee, the venture’s chief creative officer, tells Cosmetics Design that this is only the beginning of conscious commerce.

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 that the company is now moving full speed ahead toward “sustainable profitable growth.”

Ingredient maker Evonik targets the active beauty market

21-Jun-2017 - The specialty chemical company showed an expanded collection of market-ready prototypes, known as the Active Lifestyle Concept, at the NYSCC Suppliers Day event earlier this year in New York City. And with this offering, Evonik is looking to be a go-to partner for active beauty brands.

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 prestige personal care and beauty brands onboard.  

The Estée Lauder Companies has made an investment in DECIEM Abnormal Beauty

20-Jun-2017 - The Canadian company is home to 16 skin care, cosmetics, personal care, grooming, and supplement brands. And Estée Lauder is looking to tap in to DECIEM's creativity and indie beauty edge in what looks like the legacy beauty maker's latest attempt to win with millennials and gen Z.

L’Oréal backs Time Inc.’s new social video brand, The Pretty

20-Jun-2017 - The new content initiative is sponsored exclusively by L’Oréal consumer brands and will leverage the knowhow of several Time Inc. beauty editorial teams. Among The Pretty’s debut series is one that’s all about DIY, showing consumers how to make their own personal care and cosmetic products.

Indie Beauty Profile

Ashley Prange, Au Naturale Cosmetics

19-Jun-2017 - In her Indie Beauty Profile, Ashley Prange CEO of Au Naturale Cosmetics, describes how she has built a brand around the #CleanBeautyRevolution and just how much work her team put into rebranding Au Naturale for the next phase of business.

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.

Is Sheri McCoy on the verge of retiring from Avon?

15-Jun-2017 - Several reputable business news outlets are speculating as much based on an item that ran in the Wall Street Journal yesterday. The direct-sales beauty company certainly has had its share of leadership changes lately, including the appointment of a new global president just this week.

A new president for Avon Products

14-Jun-2017 - At the start of 2017 the direct sales beauty company moved its global business offices from the US to the UK. And in the intervening months there have been several leadership changes at Avon Products. Now, John Higson is retiring and a new global president will join the company.

Coty’s chief scientific officer retires

14-Jun-2017 - Having stayed on to help the company through the P&G brands acquisition and integration, Ralph Macchio is now leaving Coty.

The strategy behind Natura’s offer to acquire The Body Shop

13-Jun-2017 - The Brazilian personal care and cosmetics manufacturer has been keeping its investors up to date on the reasoning and planning behind the company’s proposal to buy The Body Shop from L’Oréal.  For Natura, the brand aligns well with its existing portfolio and would also greatly expand the company’s global and digital reach.

New cosmetics expected to come out of recent CUNY research on melanin

13-Jun-2017 - Last week in the journal Science, researchers from the City University of New York published a paper that outlines their work developing material that not only imitates melanin but that also enables scientists to pick and choose the properties expressed. 

L Catterton invests nearly $30 million in Il Makiage

12-Jun-2017 - The prestige, professional color cosmetics brand announced this month that the private equity firm L Catterton has made a large capital investment that will allow the makeup brand to expand quickly in the US.

Cover Girl encourages consumers to take beauty into the streets

12-Jun-2017 - The color cosmetics brand, owned by Coty, launched a new campaign this month that it’s calling #ProjectPDA, which is designed to make it more socially acceptable to apply makeup in public.

Sheri McCoy is the only woman leading a beauty company on the Fortune 500

08-Jun-2017 - The business magazine has just put out the 2017 edition of its annual list of the most profitable corporations in the US. Among the several personal care and cosmetics companies on the list, only one is led by a CEO who is a woman. A fact that could be a indication of inequality throughout the industry.

L’Oréal launches an in-house app to welcome new hires

08-Jun-2017 - The beauty maker’s Fit Culture App is the first of its kind, a global digital tool that introduces new L’Oréal employees to the ins and outs of company culture—a culture that going forward will clearly be well-grounded in the technology of the times.

Beauty brands are big business for ecommerce platform solution providers

07-Jun-2017 - This week, eBrand Commerce launched a new turnkey ecommerce platform and services offering meant for small and medium brands. And the company’s announcement features its work with beauty clients so heavily, it’s clear eBrand is aiming to get in on the indie beauty boom.

New research on the anti-aging benefits of methylene blue dye

07-Jun-2017 - Scientists at the University of Maryland tested the dye, commonly used as an antiseptic and bacteriologic stain, for its potential as a skin care ingredient and saw very promising results.

Beauty industry stands up for Paris Climate Agreement, despite US plans to back out

06-Jun-2017 - Leading cosmetics and personal care companies, including L’Oréal, The Estée Lauder Companies, and Unilever, remain committed to the Paris Agreement. This despite a recent announcement that this country will be withdrawing from the Agreement that builds on The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

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