All news articles for November 2018

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Cake Beauty launches in US

By Deanna Utroske

The Canadian brand Heather Reier founded in 2003 was acquired near the start of 2018 and is now expanding into the States through a partnership with the Rite Aid drugstore chain. And, the brand’s new owners have plans to extend the international reach...

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L’Oréal marks 60 years in Canada with new offices

By Deanna Utroske

In 1958, the beauty maker opened in Canada with one division, L'Oréal Coiffure, focused on professional hair products. Now the Canadian subsidiary comprises 4 divisions, 39 brands, and brought in $1.192bn in sales last year.

Avon announces new GM and growth plans in Central America

Avon announces new GM and growth plans in Central America

By Deanna Utroske

Monday, Jorge Leonardo Palomera Ruiz took over as general manager of the CARD markets—Central America and the Dominican Republic—at Avon. His appointment is just the latest in a string of leadership changes at the company since relocating its global headquarters...

Johnson & Johnson to buy Japanese skin care holding company

Johnson & Johnson to buy Japanese skin care holding company

By Deanna Utroske

In a forward-looking statement issued late last month, the consumer packaged goods and pharmaceutical company announced an offer to acquire Ci:z Holdings Co., Ltd., which owns the Dr.Ci:Labo, Labo Labo, and Genomer skin care brands as well as some salon...

Coty wants to lead the beauty industry into a cruelty-free future

Coty wants to lead the beauty industry into a cruelty-free future

By Deanna Utroske

This week the multinational personal care, cosmetics, and fragrance maker announced a new partnership with the advocacy group behind the Leaping Bunny logo. Along with the announcement came news that the Cover Girl makeup brand has been certified by Cruelty...

The beauty industry’s stake in worldwide wellness

Editor’s Spotlight

The beauty industry’s stake in worldwide wellness

By Deanna Utroske

According to the Global Wellness Institute’s 2018 report, wellness is now a $4.2 trillion business; and the beauty, personal care, and anti-aging categories account for $1,083bn of that figure. Here, Cosmetics Design looks at brands and trends navigating...

DSM showcases beauty formulas made for chemists, consumers, and Instagram

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DSM showcases beauty formulas made for chemists, consumers, and Instagram

By Deanna Utroske

At this year’s in-cosmetics North America event, DSM wasn’t showing new ingredients but rather chose to feature new ways to work with familiar inputs and deliver benefits that are very much in vogue with contemporary trends, regulations, and formulator...

Indie Beauty Profile Allison Moss type:A Brands

Indie Beauty Profile

Allison Moss, type:A Brands

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Allison Moss, founder of type:A Brands, shares real insight into how she’s leading a deodorant brand that is changing the category’s packaging norms, helping define the clean beauty movement, and navigating what would seem...

5 takeaways from CEW’s panel event on natural beauty

5 takeaways from CEW’s panel event on natural beauty

By Deanna Utroske

Last week in New York City, Cosmetic Executive Women hosted a discussion among industry leaders asking, What is the New Natural? Answers to this question were mixed but the likes of Tata Harper and Credo co-founder Annie Jackson, who both spoke on the...

4 ways indie founders are approaching hair care

Editor’s Spotlight

4 ways indie founders are approaching hair care

By Deanna Utroske

Startups and niche brands exist in every category and corner of the beauty industry today. However, hair care and styling brands don’t always get the same fanfare that innovative color cosmetics, skin care, and fragrance indies do. Here, Cosmetics Design...

Expo Beauty Show 2018, in photos

Expo Beauty Show 2018

Expo Beauty Show 2018, in photos

By Simon Pitman

The three day Expo Beauty Show closed its doors on Tuesday in Mexico City, confirming another extremely busy show for what is a favorite destination for professional beauty players, platforming domestic players, as well as bigger Latin American and Global...

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