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Design agency Diadeis acquires Kong Rex

04-Aug-2015 - By picking up the Brazilian firm, graphics services company Diaeis is expanding its global footprint as well as jockeying to work with leading beauty and personal care companies investing in South America.

LVMH reports strong perfume sales despite China concerns

04-Aug-2015 - Despite the Chinese market proving tough for some of LVMH's brands, the luxury goods firm reported a 6 per cent increase in its perfumes and cosmetics division.

L’Oréal reports optimistic half-year results

03-Aug-2015 - Business for the beauty giant is booming everywhere—except in Brazil—and the success of some niche brands acquired by the company says a lot about evolving consumer behavior and which business models work well in the current economy.

Retail Trend: Digital beauty brands opening storefront shops

30-Jul-2015 - Cosmetics brands and ecommerce generalists that launched as pure play digital ventures are shifting to omni-channel commerce, and a new report from global market research firm Kline looks into the phenomenon.  

Microalgae-derived betaine surfactant hits the market

29-Jul-2015 - BASF has commercialized algal betaine as a personal care ingredient made with Solazyme’s AlgaPūr microalgae oils that’s intended for use in skin care and hair care formulations.

Avon pledges to clean up palm oil supply chain

29-Jul-2015 - The direct-sales beauty company just updated its Palm Oil Promise document with stringent objectives and supplier guidelines that are more socially responsible when it comes to environmental and human rights concerns.

First Aid Beauty gets a financial boost

28-Jul-2015 - Castanea Partners has made an investment in the prestige skin care company, commonly known as FAB, and is focused on what lies ahead. 

Cosmetics advertising in women’s print magazines under scrutiny

28-Jul-2015 - Research published in the Journal of Global Fashion Marketing illustrates what content comes across as deceptive, what claims are believable, and which sorts of ads consumers trust most. 

Shiseido announces new leadership in the US, Canada, and Brazil

28-Jul-2015 - Next month Marc Rey steps in as president and CEO of Shiseido Americas; it’s part of the company’s shift to regional headquarters systems and the vision 2020 initiative.

IFF’s Lucas Meyer acquisition gets thumbs up from investment world

28-Jul-2015 - IFF’s acquisition of cosmetic ingredients player Lucas Meyer is a step in the right direction, according to investment experts tuned in to the deal.

Elizabeth Arden focuses on Southeast Asia expansion

28-Jul-2015 - The global cosmetics player has appointed a new president, JuE Wong, effective August 3th, and has also signed an agreement with prestige beauty distributor Luxasia Ventures as it sets its sights on Southeast Asia expansion.

Skin care and beauty brands ranked according to social consumer posts

27-Jul-2015 - A newly released research report from the social analytics solutions firm NetBase includes a listing of the top 30 brands according to the frequency and sentiment with which consumers post about beauty, feeling beautiful, and the like.

Cosmoprof North America 2015 breaks records

27-Jul-2015 - The Cosmoprof North America event topped-off records for attendance and exhibitor numbers as the organizer seals its reputation by forging the biggest B2B industry event in North America.

Evonik opens new US facility

27-Jul-2015 - The specialty chemicals company cut the ribbon on its Richmond Business and Innovation Center last week, setting the stage for further growth in North America and a new innovations strategy across the Evonik business.

Stream2Sea sun care takes safety testing to the extreme

27-Jul-2015 - Company founder Autumn Blum is overseeing meticulous product testing on delicate zebrafish and coral larvae “so that we can state, with complete confidence, that we are the safest product on the shelves,” she says. 

Ingrid Jackel steps in as CEO at Yes To

23-Jul-2015 - The natural skin and hair care company is positioning itself for innovation and growth with this latest appointment; Jackel most previously led one of the fastest growing cosmetic businesses in the mass category.

Are sunscreen and sun exposure guidelines unhealthy?

22-Jul-2015 - Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to numerous health conditions, and now an organization in Canada is calling for public health groups to advise consumers about the benefits of moderate UV exposure.

Chatters hair care acquired by ONCAP

22-Jul-2015 - The Canadian company’s salons double as retail shops for hair care, styling tools, color cosmetics and more. Now with ONCAP’s support, the franchise aims to scale its existing business model to reach even more shoppers across the country.

Market for personal care delivery systems set for big growth

22-Jul-2015 - Demand for technically advanced cosmetic and personal care formulations is set to further grow the market for cosmetic and personal care delivery systems.

Neenah packaging acquires FiberMark

21-Jul-2015 - With this deal, the Georgia-based cosmetics and fragrance packager is growing its premium business and bringing new technical capabilities in-house.

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