Financial focus

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.

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.

A look at the beauty brands on this year’s Inc. 5000

A look at the beauty brands on this year’s Inc. 5000

By Deanna Utroske

The monthly magazine covering news about growing US businesses has issued its latest 5000 list, a roster of “the fastest-growing private firms in America” and the entrepreneurs behind them.

Is Unilever about to acquire Estee Lauder?

Is Unilever about to acquire Estee Lauder?

By Deanna Utroske

Rumors of a takeover began to fly Friday after the Evening Standard published an item, citing unnamed sources, suggesting that Unilever and other interested buyers (multinational cosmetic companies, global investment firms, and holding companies) are...

Dubai-based vegan cosmetics line hits the US

Dubai-based vegan cosmetics line hits the US

By Simon Pitman

Indie beauty brands Luscious Cosmetics has made the leap into the huge US markets, after expanding rapidly thanks to its focus on a vegan cruelty-free colour cosmetics.

Freeman Beauty acquisition signals intent to go global

Freeman Beauty acquisition signals intent to go global

By Deanna Utroske

Yellow Wood Partners just announced buying the personal care company and has plans to work with the existing senior management team at Freeman Beauty to expand business in current channels as well as into new markets internationally.

Avon struggles continue as losses mount

Avon struggles continue as losses mount

By Lucy Whitehouse

In a continuation of its recent poor performances, Avon again announced a quarterly loss with its most recent, second-quarter statement.

Colorescience announces new funding and new board member

Colorescience announces new funding and new board member

By Deanna Utroske

The beauty brand, known for its color products that function like skin care and sell primarily in the pro channel, has just completed a series C funding round and is welcoming Adele Oliva to its board.