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New insights on anti-aging skin care from in-cosmetics

28-Jul-2016 - The personal care ingredients event producer, in collaboration with Euromonitor International, has just published analysis on the future of the category.

Men’s grooming and skin care trends now include multi-masking

28-Jul-2016 - Among consumers spending on masks and driving the skin care subcategory are young men, according to Connecticut-based Mënaji. The company specializes in care and color for men and sees multi-masking as a rising trend.

Mary Kay’s new app helps sell beauty products and supports enterprising consultants

28-Jul-2016 - The direct-sales cosmetics and personal care company has launched a new digital app that acts as a virtual assistant and makes mobile transactions a matter of course for the company’s on-the-go team of sales representatives.

Coty names a new CEO

27-Jul-2016 - The appointment won’t take effect until later this year, once the Coty P&G deal is formally closed. Fittingly, the new executive has experience integrating acquisitions in and beyond the US.  

FDA links imported skin care and anti-aging products to mercury poisoning

27-Jul-2016 - The US Food and Drug Administration is circulating a consumer update advising against the use of any beauty product formulated with mercury, which the organization doesn’t (for the most part) allow in cosmetics.

Spending on beauty up in China, despite cooling economy

27-Jul-2016 - Chinese consumers are still keen to spend on beauty in China, according to newly released research from Mintel, with the majority of those surveyed stating they spent more on facial skin care in 2015 compared to 2014.

Walmart announces chemical watch list

26-Jul-2016 - This month the retailer asked suppliers to change product labeling and eventually reformulate to remove eight ingredients of concern. While the focus is on household goods for now, proponents of ‘clean beauty’ see it as a step in the right direction.  

Executive leadership changes at Estée Lauder Companies

25-Jul-2016 - This month the cosmetics maker announced two in-house appointments to strengthen the global reach of its Origins and Jo Malone London brands. One is already in effect, while the other is set to take place this fall.

Women rising in the ranks at Markwins Beauty Brands

25-Jul-2016 - The private cosmetics company owns popular labels such as wet n wild, Black Radiance, Bonne Bell, Lip Smacker, and Physicians Formula; and now, in a move to restructure Markwins’ leadership, in-house promotions are being announced.   

L’Oréal will acquire IT Cosmetics

25-Jul-2016 - Friday afternoon, the self-proclaimed world’s leading beauty company announced the signing of a deal to purchase skin care and makeup brand IT Cosmetics for over $1bn — validation of IT Cosmetics’ hard-earned reputation for innovation and consumer loyalty.  

Unilever expands in men’s grooming with Dollar Shave Club acquisition

22-Jul-2016 - The Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant has expanded its footprint in the men’s grooming space with the acquisition of Dollar Shave Club, one of the fastest growing personal care businesses in North America.

Revlon shares an early look at Q2 financial results, following Elizabeth Arden acquisition announcement

21-Jul-2016 - The quarter ended for Revlon at the end of last month and the company will hold its official results call at the end of next week; in the meantime, some of the numbers look good.

IFF Lucas Meyer Cosmetics invests to pick up more active cosmetic and botanical extracts

21-Jul-2016 - This week the company announced its investment in the materials development company Bio ForeXtra, a logical move given last year’s acquisition of Lucas Meyer and IFF’s intention to fortify its cosmetic ingredients business.

Mary Kay’s new Texas production facility to open in 2018

20-Jul-2016 - The company announced the exact site location last week and is set to begin construction this September on a multi-million dollar complex that will accommodate Mary Kay’s R&D team as well.

New sites are introducing retailers to sustainable indie beauty brands

20-Jul-2016 - Independent and niche personal care is all the rage, and stores looking to meet consumer expectations and negotiate wholesale relationships with desirable, reliable brands are turning to sites like Kind Eye for Business. To find out more, Cosmetics Design checked in with that site’s co-founder Rachel Murray.

New data on public perception of cosmetic and personal care brands

19-Jul-2016 - The research and consulting company YouGov has just released its mid-year BrandIndex, reporting on the skin care and hair care brands that US consumers have a distinctly positive impression of.

IFF and Unilever partner to help vetiver farmers in Haiti

19-Jul-2016 - International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) and Unilever have teamed up on a project that also involves leading non-governmental agencies to enhance the lives of vetiver farmers in Haiti.

Kariderm founder reveals how his brand supports communities in Burkina Faso

18-Jul-2016 - Cosmetics Design recently caught up with the founder and president of Kariderm, a Canada-based natural skin care line that was established off the back of sourcing sustainable ingredients that help rural communities in Burkina Faso, in West Africa. Now the company is looking to extend its footprint beyond the domestic market and the U.S. market is at the top of the list. 

Ranking the most trusted cosmetics and personal care online retailers in Canada

18-Jul-2016 - BrandSpark International, a brand, marketing, and product innovation firm specializing in consumer packaged goods just released the results of its ecommerce study, and earlier this year rated beauty brands across dozens of categories.

Religious retailer launches Cupcakes and Jesus cosmetics for teens and tweens

18-Jul-2016 - It’s an exclusive new brand from Family Christian meant to fill consumers’ “need for alternatives from secular…options,” according to the company, which began selling the collection of beauty products, clothing, and accessories just last Friday.

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