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Brand divestment and new CEO signal P&G’s focus shift away from Beauty

31-Jul-2015 - It has been a busy time for Procter & Gamble with the brand divestment to Coty and the announcement of its new CEO and this all acts as evidence that...

Nudestix: The indie beauty brand that’s a case study in consumer behavior

30-Jul-2015 - Company founder and president Jenny Frankel spoke with Cosmetics Design about how millennial women see cosmetics as an accessory and how brands can innovate to fit cosmetics cleanly into their...

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...

Venezuelan currency woes wipe $2bn off another weak quarter for P&G

30-Jul-2015 - Procter & Gamble has announced a disappointing set of financial results as sales drop for the sixth consecutive quarter and profits take a massive hit on unfavourable currency exchange and...

Avon results continue to be hit by a strong US dollar

30-Jul-2015 - Avon Products revealed that revenues for the current quarter slipped by 17% as the company continues to do battle in the face of a strong US dollar that is impacting...

L2 reports global brands are missing opportunities for localization in Asia

30-Jul-2015 - According to market researcher 'L2 Think Tank', while China has taken over as the biggest market for e-commerce, most global brands present in the country have failed to capitalize on localized...

Bolder eyebrows trend sees spike in eyebrow make-up sales

29-Jul-2015 - The trend for more prominent eyebrows is leading to rising demand for eyebrow pencils and make-up, according to the latest market report from research provider Mintel.

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...

Revlon reports sliding sales on Venezuela market exit

29-Jul-2015 - Revlon has reported a significant slide in its second quarter results following its exit from the Venezuela market, which left a hole in revenues.

P&G Beauty chief to become company’s new CEO

29-Jul-2015 - Procter & Gamble announces that David S. Taylor, Group President of Global Beauty, Grooming and Health Care, will succeed A.G. Lafley as the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer....

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...

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...

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...

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...

Unilever expecting further growth after posting solid Q2 results

24-Jul-2015 - Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever says it expects to make further growth over the next half year having acquired four brands to boost its skin care portfolio in the last...

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...

Research finds a woman’s fragrance is top secret

23-Jul-2015 - The chances of a woman spreading the good news about her favorite fragrance are minimal, if new research from the Brigham Young University is to be believed.

People on the Move – the latest industry appointment

23-Jul-2015 - The latest edition of people on the move features key appointments from a cross-section of beauty providers, including Crabtree and Evelyn, Sibu Beauty and Estée Lauder.

Shiseido enters new skin research agreement with CBRC

23-Jul-2015 - Shiseido has entered into a new collaboration agreement with the dermatology research centre at Massachusetts General Hospital in the US for collaborative research into skin biology as well as efforts...

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