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Markwins Beauty Brands acquires Lorac Cosmetics

Markwins Beauty Brands acquires Lorac Cosmetics

By Deanna Utroske

The privately-owned beauty company is known for its portfolio of non-competing color cosmetics brands, like Physicians Formula and wet n wild. With this latest deal, Markwins adds an MUA brand to the mix and there are plans to expand Markwins with acquisitions...

Specialty chemical distributor HORN acquired by IMCD

Specialty chemical distributor HORN acquired by IMCD

By Deanna Utroske

The beauty and personal care ingredient distributor has a good track record here in the States and has strategically partnered with regional ingredient makers over the years. Now, Netherlands-based IMCD has seized the opportunity to grow in the US market...

Jill Scalamandre is new president of Bare Escentuals Beauty at Shiseido

Jill Scalamandre is new president of Bare Escentuals Beauty at Shiseido

By Deanna Utroske

On Friday, the accomplished beauty executive became president of the Bare Escentuals business, taking leadership of two color brands: bareMinerals and BUXOM. The new role is in addition to her work as president of Shiseido’s Global Makeup Center of Excellence,...

Chemyunion and the Latin America advantage in the beauty business

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Chemyunion and the Latin American advantage in the beauty business

By Deanna Utroske

At this year’s in-cosmetics global event, Cosmetics Design sat down with Sérgio Gonçalves, international business director at Chemyunion, to learn about a new ingredient that could win out in the illusive yet ever-promising men’s skin care market; what...

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Debra G. Perelman ascends to CEO at Revlon

By Deanna Utroske

Last Wednesday, Perelman became president and CEO of the multinational beauty company. Her overarching objectives are to accelerate Revlon’s growth and foster disruptive and innovative change from within the cosmetics and personal care company.

Natural beauty ingredient maker Earthoil acquired by Univar

Natural beauty ingredient maker Earthoil acquired by Univar

By Deanna Utroske

In a deal expected to close this month, the global specialty chemical and ingredient distributor is buying Earthoil from Treatt. It’s a strategic move by Univar to further its natural, personal care ingredient business worldwide.

L'Oréal acquires Korean color cosmetics company Stylenanda, founded by Kim So-hee

L'Oréal acquires Korean color cosmetics company Stylenanda

By Deanna Utroske

The global K-Beauty movement has, until now, been premised largely on skin care. When this deal closes, the multinational beauty corporation will be in a position to bring Korean makeup to the world—thanks to Kim So-hee and the multimillion dollar brand...

Estée Lauder appoints two new board members

Estée Lauder appoints two new board members

By Simon Pitman

Estée Lauder Companies has announced that Jennifer Human and Jennifer Tejada have been elected to the board of directors as well as the company’s audit committee.

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