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BeautyX Capital opens Monday in New York City

By Deanna Utroske

Founders of indie beauty and wellness businesses have one final chance to take advantage of a BeautyX educational event this year. The two-day seminar on financing, funding, and investor capital—complete with panel discussions, case studies, networking...

Beauty products caught in an ugly trade war

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Beauty products caught in an ugly trade war

By Aliza R. Karetnick

As global players, the well-being of cosmetics and personal care companies depends, in large measure, on an open international marketplace free from excessive duties, which have a tendency to depress manufacturing growth and, in turn, dampen robust industry...

Grace Ray is the new CEO of Milani Cosmetics

Grace Ray is the new CEO of Milani Cosmetics

By Deanna Utroske

In June, the private equity firm Gryphon Investors invested heavily in the masstige beauty brand. Now Grace Ray, a cosmetics and personal care industry leader, has accepted the board’s invitation to join the company as CEO at the end of the month. And...

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P&G will acquire indie skin care brand FAB

By Deanna Utroske

Reports are circulating this week that P&G will pay close to $250m for the popular skin care brand founded by Lilli Gordon and known as First Aid Beauty.

nail polish and color cosmetics brand butter London has been acquired by Astral Brands

butter London has been acquired

By Deanna Utroske

Late last week the color cosmetics brand best known for its 3-free nail polish was acquired by Astral Brands. It’s the latest resolute move from this privately help beauty corporation as it buys and builds brands on the way to becoming a formidable power...

Coty teams with DKSH in Asia

Coty teams with DKSH in Asia

By Deanna Utroske

Again Coty has partnered with the market expansion services company, in this instance to advance the beauty maker’s professional hair care business in Singapore and Malaysia.

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Eurofragrance upgrades production facility in Mexico

By Deanna Utroske

The international fragrance maker has embarked on a two-phase facility improvement project, which will in turn expand the company’s capabilities—blending raw materials, essential oils, and molecules—in Mexico and the surrounding region.

Beauty Pitch Angels event returns to CosmoProf NA for 2018

Beauty Pitch Angels event returns to CosmoProf NA for 2018

By Deanna Utroske

Registration is open through the end of June for both entrepreneurs and investors interested in participating in the event next month. The Beauty Pitch Angels program is essentially an interactive venue for emerging cosmetics and personal care brands...

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...

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,...

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