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L’Oréal results hit by negative impact from currency exchange

29-Jul-2016 - Although the cosmetics giant posted strong like-for-like results, on a reported basis the company’s second quarter performance shows a big impact from a weakened Euro.

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...

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...

Cosmetics and fragrance help lift LVMH sales

28-Jul-2016 - A strong performance from cosmetics and fragrances, as well as retail division Sephora, helped buoy group sales that have been hit by poorer sales in the domestic market, France.

Hard Candy cosmetics brings suit against P&G’s Katy Perry Cover Girl collection

27-Jul-2016 - The legal dispute is essentially about a heart icon used on the product packaging. And, P&G maintains that, “we did not take inspiration from Hard Candy but from a common...

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)...

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...

Inter Parfums Q2 numbers

26-Jul-2016 - The fragrance and beauty innovator announced its most recent financial figures, showing impressive net sales. And now Inter Parfums is looking ahead to the second half of the year and...

This year’s beauty industry job market looks good for talent

26-Jul-2016 - At last night’s CEW event in New York City, job experts from 24 Seven and The Estée Lauder Companies shared insights about the current state of hiring and employment among...

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...

European Commission gives nod to nano titanium dioxide as UV filter

26-Jul-2016 - The European Commission has confirmed an amendment to the list of accepted ultraviolet (UV) filters will now include nano-sized titanium dioxide.

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Jane Iredale discusses how she intends to grow her established color cosmetics brand

21-Jul-2016 - Jane Iredale is one of the most venerated names in the natural color cosmetics category, largely because the brand was the first to establish this category, almost 20 years ago....

What to expect from this year’s in-cosmetics Asia

21-Jul-2016 - A big emphasis is set to be placed on R&D at this year’s in-cosmetics Asia, which is due to take place in Bangkok, Thailand, 8 - 10 November.

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...

Marie Thadal talks about taking over as NYSCC chair in 2017

20-Jul-2016 - Marie Thadal will be next year's Chair for the New York Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists. We spoke with Thadal to find out about her reaction to the...

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 on the Trends in Asia: customisation

20-Jul-2016 - Four key trends are tipped to define the skin care market in Asia in the coming years, according to research from Euromonitor International. In this series of specials, Cosmetics Design...

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