All news articles for August 2017

IBE NYC 2017: Trends and highlights

IBE NYC 2017: Trends and highlights

By Deanna Utroske

The Indie Beauty Expo opened its third annual show in New York City last week, and Cosmetics Design was there, meeting with founders, discovering new brands, learning about product launches, and identifying the trends and innovations that are emerging...

CHT Group acquires ICM Silicones

CHT Group acquires ICM Silicones

By Deanna Utroske

The specialty silicones manufacturer, founded by a former Dow chemist, has grown over the years in part thanks to several of its own acquisitions. Now owned by CHT Group, the company is likely to expand its business even further.

(image courtesy of P&G)

P&G discloses fragrance ingredients in personal care products

By Deanna Utroske

This week, the company shared the fragrance ingredients used in the skin care brand Olay and the hair care brand Herbal Essences. And, the consumer goods company has plans to disclose all the fragrance ingredients in all of its products (not just beauty)...

Indian Sequoia buys Faces Cosmetics Canada

Indian Sequoia buys Faces Cosmetics Canada

By Natasha Spencer

In the first move of its kind, venture capital fund, Sequoia Capital India, acquires cosmetics firm, Faces Cosmetics Canada from Everstone Capital.

How beauty brands can get social media right

How beauty brands can get social media right

By Sinead Norenius-Raniere

In today’s digital environment, things move fast especially with social media. So having a clear understanding of what is important and what you should be doing is critical to success both from an engagement standpoint but also a brand standpoint.

A look at the beauty brands on this year’s Inc. 5000

A look at the beauty brands on this year’s Inc. 5000

By Deanna Utroske

The monthly magazine covering news about growing US businesses has issued its latest 5000 list, a roster of “the fastest-growing private firms in America” and the entrepreneurs behind them.

Nagase acquires Fitz Chem Corporation

Nagase acquires Fitz Chem Corporation

By Deanna Utroske

The global specialty chemical distributor is deliberately and incrementally expanding its business in the US, and the acquisition of Fitz Chem gives the company a strong position in the Midwest.

Is Unilever about to acquire Estee Lauder?

Is Unilever about to acquire Estee Lauder?

By Deanna Utroske

Rumors of a takeover began to fly Friday after the Evening Standard published an item, citing unnamed sources, suggesting that Unilever and other interested buyers (multinational cosmetic companies, global investment firms, and holding companies) are...

FIT and Allure Magazine launch online beauty certificate program

FIT and Allure Magazine launch online beauty certificate program

By Deanna Utroske

Online learning in the cosmetics, personal care, and fragrance industries is gaining ground: L’Oreal teamed up with General Assembly on a program for the company’s marketing pros in late 2015, The Fragrance Foundation launched a perfume course early this...

Indie Beauty Profile Rick Sliter BioClarity

Indie Beauty Profile

Rick Sliter, BioClarity

By …as told to Deanna Utroske

In his Indie Beauty Profile, Rick Sliter, CEO of BioClarity describes how he and his colleagues leverged a biotech ingredient idea to launch an acne treatment line, and how beneficial digital word-of-mouth marketing has been to building the brand.