Business & Financial

Sephora Accelerate 2018 is open for applications

Sephora Accelerate 2018 is open for applications

By Deanna Utroske

The beauty retailer is now accepting applications for its program supporting women entrepreneurs in the cosmetics, personal care, and fragrance industries. Though founders need not be beauty brand leaders to apply; Sephora is also actively recruiting...

Lion Equity Partners acquires Vivabox USA

Lion Equity Partners acquires Vivabox USA

By Deanna Utroske

The Denver, Colorado – based private investment firm announced completion of the deal recently and now has plans to grow the cosmetics and personal care sampler box maker’s business organically and strategically by acquisition.

Arizona jojoba farm (image courtesy of Vantage)

Vantage expands jojoba exfoliant production facility

By Deanna Utroske

This week, the specialty ingredient maker announced that its jojoba exfoliant plant is newly enlarged—a development that Vantage hopes will further secure the company’s position as an industry-leading supplier of naturally based exfoliants for use in...

JAFRA debuts new millennial collection

JAFRA debuts new millennial collection

By Deanna Utroske

The global direct-sales beauty company announced its latest collection of color cosmetics and fragrance late last month. The new Girl Squad product range is meant to appeal to younger beauty consumers.

Unilever will acquire Carver Korea

Unilever will acquire Carver Korea

By Deanna Utroske

The consumer goods company announced the pending deal this week, giving a clear indication that Unilever is  still shifting its brand portfolio more heavily toward personal care and beauty.

Coty revives beauty brand founder Sally Hansen

Coty revives beauty brand founder Sally Hansen

By Deanna Utroske

After founding her eponymous cosmetics company in 1946 and working for decades in the beauty industry as a retailer, brand leader, columnist, and more, Sally Hansen was written out of history only to be reanimated by a marketing expert in the 21st century.

the September collectable Birchbox illustrated by Juliet Meeks (image courtesy of Birchbox)

Beauty subscription service Birchbox turns 7

By Deanna Utroske

The cosmetics and personal care products sampling business celebrates its seventh anniversary this month with a collectible box series and customer appreciation offers.  

SC Johnson to acquire Method soap brand

SC Johnson to acquire Method soap brand

By Deanna Utroske

The household chemical and product maker announced the forthcoming transaction late last week. It’s a deal that will add Method’s hand and body soaps to the SC Johnson portfolio.

Coty announces next chief scientific officer

Coty announces next chief scientific officer

By Deanna Utroske

Coty’s previous CSO retired from the company earlier this summer having, as his final project, stayed on to help the Coty team integrate the P&G beauty brands. Friday, the new chief scientist starts to work.

Personal care chemical supplier Wacker marks 40 years in Brazil

Personal care chemical supplier Wacker marks 40 years in Brazil

By Deanna Utroske

The ingredient maker celebrated the milestone Monday in São Paulo, where the company’s American headquarters are located. Wacker isn’t resting on its laurels though, the company has already begun building its next multifunctional facility in South America.