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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 business.

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 its deal with tech provider Aptos.

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 local leaders and residents, it’s not generating nearly as much press as other recent company decisions.

P&G launches Preneur, an experimental retail incubator

17-Jan-2017 - Increasingly today, established cosmetic and personal care companies are launching startup residency programs and R&D incubators. P&G is taking the notion a step further.

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 cosmetics, and fragrance business in the States.

P&G targets zero waste from manufacturing

16-Jan-2017 - As the New Year got underway the CPG and personal care company announced an initiative to further reduce, recycle, and repurpose manufacturing waste. It’s a strategy that presents both new challenges and new opportunities.

Opinion

Two Views: Digital democratizes beauty

12-Jan-2017 - For this installment of Two Views, Cosmetics Design reached out to digital entrepreneurs— Jessica Pritchett and Jihan Thompson—in an effort to better understand how technology is expanding the reach and potential of beauty products and services.

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Less than four weeks left to submit for the Beauty Industry Awards

11-Jan-2017 - The count down to the first ever Cosmetics Design Beauty Industry Awards is well under way and there are now less than four weeks to go for the cut off date for submissions to the three regional competitions.

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.

Consumers value sustainability, shows Unilever data

10-Jan-2017 - The multinational consumer goods company recently released the results of its global consumer survey on sustainability, results which indicate that shoppers in the US are highly motivated to make ‘purpose-led’ purchases.

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 analysts aren’t so optimistic.

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 this week the company has begun employee layoffs.

Beauty news you may have missed over the holiday break

03-Jan-2017 - Several transaction of note took place over the past weeks, including the FDA issuing new guidance on lead in lipstick, Glansaol making its debut by acquiring key beauty brands, and the class action lawsuit against Unilever and its St. Ives brand facial scrub.

Indie Beauty Expo goes to Los Angeles in January

22-Dec-2016 - The leading personal care and cosmetics event for independent brands is happening in LA next month and will include a new feature called Indie Connect, an educational and networking forum for founders and brand owners.

Outstanding beauty and personal care brand innovations of 2016

22-Dec-2016 - Cosmetics Design has gathered up the most compelling products and technologies we’ve covered over the past year. It’s an assortment of innovations in fragrance, color cosmetics, and skin care developed by multinational corporations, startups, industry veterans, and DIY visionaries.

Cheryl Heinonen leaves Avon – sort of – for Macy’s

21-Dec-2016 - The direct sales beauty company is losing its senior vice president of corporate relations and chief communications officer on January 1st, but she’s continuing on with one of her Avon roles. 

2016 fragrance packaging trends that will still matter in the New Year

21-Dec-2016 - Novelty beauty packaging comes and goes, but a few trends Cosmetics Design covered this year will carry over into 2017—for fine fragrance and perhaps some other categories as well.

Top ten cosmetic and personal care trends for 2017

21-Dec-2016 - Cosmetics Design looks ahead to throw some light on the trends that are likely to impact the cosmetics and personal care industry the most throughout the course of 2017.

Don't forget to make your submission to the Beauty Industry Awards!

20-Dec-2016 - The first submissions are coming in for the Beauty Industry Awards so you don't want to miss out on getting your own entries into this industry leading competition that will that highlight the very best in ingredients launches, indie beauty products and professional talent.

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