Unipex Innovations changes name to Lucas Meyer Cosmetics
Cosmetic ingredients supplier Unipex Innovations, a subsidiary of the Unipex Group, is launching its new name and global brand identity: Lucas Meyer Cosmetics.
Integrating multi-channel distribution leads to success for beauty brands
Multi-channel shoppers are driving the multi-channel distribution trend for breauty products. These shoppers continue to spend more than those consumers who are content with a single channel.
Estee Lauder was buoyed by a double-digit increase in second quarter earnings thanks to an unexpected boost from holiday sales and strong growth in emerging markets.
Women in higher income brackets are just as likely, if not more likely to look to make a saving on cosmetics products, states a recent survey.
Japanese player Pola Orbis buys up skin care brand H20 Plus
Pola Orbis, a leading Japanese cosmetic company, has signed a definitive agreement to buy H20 Plus, a developer of marine-based luxury skin care and hair care products.
Rexam pump takes on a new twist
Rexam Personal Care has launched its new XD 11 Twist fragrance pump at the PCD Congress in Paris building on the success of its current pump range as well as offering an eco-friendly aspect.
Crown ups slim line aerosol packaging production due to high demand
Crown Aerosol Packaging North America has expanded its production of slim line aerosol packaging on the back of strong demand for portable and convenient products.
Hispanics break the mold and continue buying brands, study
Latest research has shown that lower income, Spanish-dominant Hispanics are still buying name brand personal care products at a higher rate than their English-dominant counterparts.
Beauty products are non-negotiable regardless of budget, study
Consumers see beauty products as necessary to maintain their look and health despite tight budgets, according to About.com’s 2010 beauty study.
Brand strategist Nadia Yousif spoke to CosmeticsDesign.com USA to explain the basic rules on how international brands can successfully target the US market.
Biodiversity, innovation and new trends are strong themes at Beyond Beauty 2010
With a strong focus on the natural and organic movement and other emerging trends, Beyond Beauty 2010, a 4 day event that combines three separate shows and features more than fifty conferences, opened its doors on 12th September in Paris.
Consumer magazine rates best anti-aging creams
US consumer magazine Prevention says it relied on scientific testing to rate the best anti-aging creams in six different catgories for its Defy Your Age seal.
Collagenna skin care purchased by Axia Group
Cosmetics and nutricosmetics company Collagenna Skin Care Products has been bought by Axia Group.
Cosmetic companies score highly in green stakes: survey
Being seen as ‘green’ is becoming a fundamental attribute for all brands, according to the findings of the 2010 Imagepower Green Brands Survey that polled over 9,000 people in eight countries including France, Germany, China and Brazil.
HBA to hold brand equity and packaging design webinar
Health and Beauty America (HBA) has announced that it is holding a webinar on May 7, entitled Brand Equity & Iconic Design.
Potential of social media to be explored at Sustainable Cosmetics Summit
The use of social media to communicate brand values and encourage sustainability will be one of the topics explored at this year’s Sustainable Cosmetics Summit hosted by Organic Monitor in New York.
Maesa creates beauty range for Urban Outfitters
Lifestyle specialty retailer Urban Outfitters has extended its product portfolio to include a cosmetics and fragrance line as an extension of one of its existing private label brands, Kimishi Blue.
P&G upgraded on the strength of its brands
Procter & Gamble had its financial rating upgraded by Moody’s from ‘negative’ to ‘stable’ today on the strength of its business prospects.
Cosmetics players missing out on brand licensing's ‘easy’ money
Cosmetics companies could make big money by licensing out their brands, especially in difficult economic times.
Beiersdorf rebrands one of the biggest names in personal care
The Nivea brand has been redesigned to give it more of a global identity and harmonise the many different personal care and cosmetics sub-categories it is present in.
Private label drives growth in organic and natural markets
Private label natural and organic products are gaining market share in Europe but far from stealing sales from established brands they are pushing the growth of the sector.
Courts bar Gucci relatives from using its trademark in the US
US district judges have ruled that relatives of the Gucci family can no longer market products using a similar trademark to that used by the Gucci business.
Countdown begins to Luxe Pack New York
Preparations are well underway for Luxe Pack New York, an event that organizers expect to be stronger than ever despite the recession.
Do we really need all that packaging?
Secondary packaging can serve to protect a product and also to give it a more up market appearance, but with consumers becoming both more eco- and budget-conscious its demise could be imminent.
Value cosmetics will be key to beating the economic downturn
With word out that consumers are increasingly focused on value for money, providing personal care products that fulfill this criteria is now the big challenge facing manufacturers.
Value more important than price even in recession, says survey
Consumers are willing to pay higher prices as long as they are getting what they perceive to be good value for money, according to a survey by Brandkeys.
Recommendations on European trade mark case are "bad news" for L'Oreal
L’Oreal has suffered another setback in its long-running legal battle against Bellure, the Belgium perfume makers which sold discount scents on their similarity to big brands.
Dr. Fresh acquires oral care brands from Ascendia Group
US personal care player Dr. Fresh has bought up three oral care brands – Binaca, Tek and Dentax – from the Ascendia Group.
New Unilever CEO charged with turning business around
Anglo-Dutch personal care and food giant Unilever has appointed a new CEO, Paul Polman, to replace the outgoing company head Patrick Cescau.
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Revlon sells off brands in Brazil
Revlon has sold a number of its Brazilian lines in order to concentrate on its core brands around the world.
Japan focuses on speciality beauty stores
Focusing on small speciality retailers in Japan as opposed to
department and drugstore channels may be the way forward, according
to Japanese media.
Oral care company buys pharmaceutical division from Coty
Church and Dwight has announced plans to acquire Del
Pharmaceuticals, the maker of oral analgesic product brand Orajel,
from global cosmetics and fragrance player Coty.
Phillips-Van Heusen signs IZOD fragrance agreement
The design apparel brand owner has signed an agreement with Gemini
Cosmetics that will see it market and distribute fragrances for men
and women under the PVH IZOD brand.
Miss Beverly Hills wins battle to uphold cosmetics name
The chairman of Miss Beverly Hills Inc says that the US courts have
upheld its legal battle to branding rights for the Miss Beverly
Hills name, a brand that has been used to market cosmetics,
fragrances and spa products.
Pfizer sues P&G over mouthwash ad claims
The ever-competitive personal care industry sees yet another law
suit this month. This time Pfizer, maker of Listerine mouthwash is
suing Procter & Gamble over advertising claims made about a
Procter & Gamble files lawsuit over mouth rinse
Proctor & Gamble has filed a US lawsuit against a private label
manufacturer of health and beauty products, Vi-Jon Industries,
alleging that the company copied its branding and packaging to
market a similar product designed to...
Competition heats up in China skin care market
The race between home-made, joint-venture and imported skin care
products is becoming increasingly fierce as the market matures and
segmentation becomes more defined.
Crayola creates 'squeeze' packaging for kids
Schroeder & Tremayne has updated its Crayola children's foaming
hand and soap packaging, two years after it was first introduced.
The new packaging aims to give the product more appeal by making it
interactive, reports Simon...
Church & Dwight completes acquisition of Armkel
Owners of the Arm & Hammer brand name Church & Dwight has
reported that it has completed the previously announced purchase of
the remaining 50 per cent of Armkel that it did not previously own.
IMI acquires POP design specialist
UK-based engineering group IMI is to branch out into cosmetic
retail display design with its £47 million acquisition of Artform
International, a European specialist in Point-of-Purchase
development and manufacturing.
Arden acquires global Gant license
Elizabeth Arden subsidiary, Elizabeth Arden, International, has
entered into an exclusive licensing agreement with Gant to
manufacture and distribute its fragrances and associated products.