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Cosmetics Design's top LATAM stories

Cosmetics Design's top LATAM stories

By Simon Pitman

We are bringing you some of the highlights from our recent Latin American beauty market coverage, which includes interesting moves from brands and suppliers, industry expos and market trends.

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.

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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Kao acquiring prestige hair care brand Oribe

By Deanna Utroske

Late last year the global salon products company announced the signing of a deal to buy Oribe Hair Care. As part of the agreement, brand co-founder Daniel Kaner will join the Kao management team as president of Oribe.

Ariana Grande and the celebrity fragrance business

Ariana Grande and the celebrity fragrance business

By Deanna Utroske

Influencer and celebrity brands aren’t what they used to be, and recording artist Ariana Grande’s fragrance partnership with LUXE Brands is a case in point. Late last year the franchise passed the $150 million retail sales milestone.

Huda Beauty to launch HB Investments

Huda Beauty to launch HB Investments

By Deanna Utroske

Today, TSG Consumer Partners announced that the firm has acquired a minority stake in the color cosmetics brand. With this funding, Huda Beauty has plans to build a more global business and launch a program that will fund and mentor entrepreneurs in the...

Natural personal care proves to be good business for Clorox

Natural personal care proves to be good business for Clorox

By Deanna Utroske

The Clorox Company announced Q1 2018 financial results this week and it’s clear that the Burt’s Bees personal care and cosmetics brand is doing well for the company, despite its being the only beauty brand in the Clorox portfolio.