Business & Financial

Marc Anthony Cosmetics acquires Cake Beauty

Marc Anthony Cosmetics acquires Cake Beauty

By Deanna Utroske

The indie hair care brand out of Canada would like to be that country’s leading beauty company and a bigger contender in the global cosmetics and personal care business too. This week’s deal with Cake Beauty is a next step on that journey.

The Estée Lauder Companies Q2 results

The Estée Lauder Companies Q2 results

By Deanna Utroske

Makeup and skin care continue to do well for the company, while this quarter’s results were uniquely impacted by the recent US tax reform bill, and for the immediate future, the company is banking on digital marketing and prestige beauty.

Shiseido Americas acquires biomaterial tech company Olivo Laboratories

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Shiseido Americas acquires biomaterial tech company Olivo Laboratories

By Deanna Utroske

This month, the personal care and cosmetics company announced having bought “substantially all of the assets of Olivo Laboratories,” a venture led by CEO Amy Schulman. The deal includes Olivo’s so-called second-skin technology, which Shiseido plans to...

Crown Laboratories acquires self-tanning brand Vita Liberata

Crown Laboratories acquires self-tanning brand Vita Liberata

By Deanna Utroske

Late last week the pharmaceutical and consumer products company announced it has acquired the organic sunless tanning and skin care brand founded by CEO Alyson Hogg. Crown Laboratories sees the global brand as a fitting addition to their existing sun...

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Beautycounter secures investments to fund accelerated growth

By Deanna Utroske

The skin care and cosmetics company launched and led by Gregg Renfrew announced receipt of new funding from Mousse Partners that will facilitate her brand’s expansion and, by extension, further her mission to overhaul the beauty and personal care industry’s...