04-Apr-2023 By Kacey Culliney
French beauty major L’Oréal has signed a deal to acquire Natura &Co-owned Australian luxury skin care brand Aesop in a deal set to propel global growth for the cult, clean aesthetic brand.
24-Mar-2023 By Amanda Lim
In this round-up of the business and financial updates in the APAC cosmetics industry, we highlight business developments from Coty, Kosé, Perfect Diary and more.
28-Sep-2022 By Ravyn Cullor
Johnson and Johnson announced Tuesday that the name of its new planned consumer health company will be Kenvue.
26-Sep-2022 By Ravyn Cullor
L’Oréal announced the acquisition of physician-dispensed brand Skinbetter Science, which will become part of the multinational’s Active Cosmetics Division.
15-Aug-2022 By Amanda Lim
Japanese beauty major Shiseido is planning to invest JPY10bn (USD75.5m) in both brand equity and its employees as part of plans to go on the offensive and buck the declining trend of the market.
27-Jul-2022 By Ravyn Cullor
As economies around the world are struggling, a finance expert believes cosmetics companies will have a harder time securing funds.
16-Feb-2022 By Amanda Lim
Beauty major Estée Lauder Companies says it will be increasing its coverage across all channels in China this year to capitalise on the growth potential of its beauty market.
08-Feb-2022 By Kacey Culliney
Personal care major Unilever has split out its operations into five distinct business units to create a more category-focused company, breaking up its largest division beauty and personal care.
16-Nov-2021 By Kacey Culliney
Personal care titan Johnson & Johnson (J&J) will split out its consumer health business to create a new publicly traded company, part of its wider plan to pursue more targeted growth strategies.
16-Jun-2021 By Amanda Lim
In this round-up of financial results, M&As and funding drives in the cosmetics industry, we highlight the first-quarter results from Shiseido, Kao Corp, L’Occitane and more.
17-May-2021 By Amanda Lim
Japanese conglomerate Kao Corporation is working to put its cosmetics division back on a path of high growth with a series of moves including ‘structural reform’ and ramping up marketing spend.
15-Oct-2020 By Kacey Culliney
International beauty major L’Oréal has announced a series of changes at its helm for next year, including the succession of its current CEO and creation of a new business division merging research, innovation and technologies.
17-Sep-2020 By Kacey Culliney
Natura & Co and L’Oréal are two of the top 10 most inclusive and diverse publicly traded companies worldwide in 2020, according to financial market insights firm Refinitiv.
24-Dec-2019 By Kacey Culliney
There was a steady flow of mergers, acquisitions and business partnerships throughout 2019, particularly in fragrances. This round-up spotlights some of the most significant moves of the year.
05-Nov-2019 By Deanna Utroske
Starting in January 2020, Veronique Drecq will lead a new program at the school—supported by Estée Lauder, IFF, and Douglas subsidiary Nocibé—called Leading a Beauty Brand.
10-Aug-2017 By Simon Pitman
IFF has reported strong growth for its second quarter results, with the fragrance side of the business benefiting from recent acquisitions and organic sales growth.
01-Aug-2017 By Deanna Utroske
The skin care brand, made by the biotech ingredient company Amyris and sold at Sephora here in the US, is gearing up for its next market—a move that promises to be a first step toward an international Biossance business.
18-Apr-2017 By Simon Pitman
Biotech player Amyris says that the recent launch of its skin care brand at selected Sephora stores nationwide and online has given the company’s bottom line a significant boost.
25-Aug-2016 By Lucy Whitehouse
SCA, one of the leading global hygiene and forest products companies, has announced it will integrate its Middle East, India and Africa operations into its global consumer goods business unit.
24-Aug-2016 By Deanna Utroske
On Monday, Cullin took on her new role leading the brand’s commercial business and customer experience. The general manager position itself is also new for Bare Escentuals US, and in it Cullin reports to Marc Rey, president and CEO of Shiseido Americas.
14-Jun-2016 By Deanna Utroske
The multinational beauty company announced a CRO role for its Montreal-based L'Oréal Canada subsidiary this month. The new executive will lead retail strategy and customer experience for the company’s branded boutiques and shops.
15-Mar-2016 By Andrew MCDOUGALL
Estee Lauder’s UK & Ireland operation has appointed Janet Saunders to the newly created position of Commercial Vice President/ General Manager, as it looks to leverage further opportunities across its portfolio.
11-Jan-2016 By Deanna Utroske
Privately owned cosmetics and personal care brands garner a lot of attention when it comes to M&A activity, but local financial institutions are backing local brands and helping independent beauty grow too.
26-Aug-2015 By Simon Pitman
Bliss World skincare and spa company president Mike Indursky spoke to Cosmetics Design about the evolution of the business into a broader range of products that will include a full range of color cosmetics as part of its development as a lifestyle brand.
01-Dec-2014 By Deanna Utroske
The tech company works with beauty brands and fashion labels alike to show online shoppers what products look like on a range of models and in a style of their own choosing.
12-Nov-2014 By Simon Pitman
Energizer Holdings, which is soon to be restructured as two separate business units, has reported significant fourth quarter gains on the back of rising personal care sales.
12-Nov-2014 By Deanna Utroske
The skin cleanser along with five other DSE Healthcare Solutions products were purchased by Clarion, a holding corporation newly formed by private equity firm Swander Pace Capital.
24-Sep-2014 By Simon Pitman
Procter & Gamble has exited the pet food category with the sale of the final 10% stake of its remaining interest to consumer products company Spectrum Brand Holdings.
10-Jul-2014 By Simon Pitman
Specialty chemicals provider Surfachem has set up its first subsidiary in Brazil, which will serve several industries, including the supply of surfactants to the personal care sector.
04-Feb-2014 By Simon Pitman
Private equity player TPG Growth has acquired a majority stake in digital cosmetics brand e.l.f., said to be one of the fastest growing cosmetics brands in the US right now.
Elizabeth Arden reported that sales growth in the all-important holiday period remained stagnant, forcing the company to downgrade forecasts for the full year.
Avon Products continues its restructuring and streamlining with the sale of its jewelry unit back to its original owner Rhinestone Holdings, a deal that means a big loss for the cosmetics giant.
07-Nov-2012 By Andrew MCDOUGALL
Despite Fragrance Compounds posting a sales increase in the third quarter, it was to no avail as International Flavors & Fragrances’ revenue dropped.
Beiersdorf cosmetic sales stagnate, but Latin America continues to shine
25-Jan-2012 By Simon Pitman
Beiersdorf has announced preliminary full year sales showing a steady increase in group sales, driven by a strong performance in developing markets, but held back by a sluggish performance from the consumer division led by the Nivea brand.
MWV completes acquisition of Polytop strengthening its global operations
05-Jan-2012 By Pooja Kondhia
Virginia-based MeadWestvaco (MWV) has completed its acquisition of Polytop in a move to strengthen its personal care operations worldwide.
US packaging firm Sonoco has outlined plans to focus on building its blow-molding plastics business in the coming year as part of its strategic and financial update.
08-Nov-2011 By Andrew McDougall
Fragrance player Parlux has announced its unaudited results for the second quarter, crediting its double digit sales growth to the launch of its latest Rihanna scent and the advertising investment made in support of this.
04-Oct-2011 By Andrew McDougall
As sales of natural and organic products pick up in Asia, the market is now being stunted by false marketing claims, mislabelling of products and a lot of consumer confusion.
13-Jul-2011 By Andrew McDougall
Karen Doskow from research company Kline spoke with CosmeticsDesign about the changing face of beauty retailing and distribution.
US and beyond for e.l.f. following investment
11-Jan-2011 By Andrew McDougall
e.l.f. cosmetics has taken on a minority investment from private equity firm TSG in a bid to penetrate the US markets and aim for international expansion.
Beiersdorf full year results in line with lowered expectations
11-Jan-2011 By Simon Pitman
Beiersdorf has announced a full year organic 2010 sales increase of 3.1 percent, in line with the forecast that were recently lowered by costs relating to its restructuring programme.
FTC calls for guidance on what organic and natural mean to consumers
12-Oct-2010 By Katie Bird
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has proposed changes to its Green Guides, designed to help marketers avoid statements that could mislead their consumers, but is calling for more guidance on the consumer perception of natural and organic.
Parlux sales up on new license deals
05-Oct-2009 By Katie Bird
Preliminary results for fragrance manufacturer Parlux show sales up for the second quarter on the back of successful new launches.
Cost savings help Cognis counteract fall in sales
28-Aug-2009 By Simon Pitman
Cost initiatives help counteract flagging sales over the past six months for the personal care ingredient giant Cognis.
MWV reports significant losses following reorganization
29-Apr-2009 By Guy Montague-Jones
MeadWestvaco (MWV) has reported significant first quarter losses following large restructuring charges related to layoffs, asset write-downs, and factory closures.
P&G sells African-American hair care business
01-Apr-2009 By Guy Montague-Jones
Procter & Gamble (P&G) has sold ethnic hair care company Johnson Products to a group of investors for an undisclosed sum.
Helen of Troy buys therapeutic hair care business from P&G
04-Mar-2009 By Guy Montague-Jones
Helen of Troy is widening its portfolio of hair care brands with the acquisition of Infusium 23 from Procter & Gamble.
Takasago expands presence in US fragrance market
Takasago International Corporation has announced the acquisition of New Jersey-based Wessel Fragrances, in an attempt to increase its global footprint.
Premium manufacturers benefit from increase in Indian air travellers
20-Jul-2007 By Louise Prance
Prestige cosmetic manufacturers are predicted to begin adjusting
their travel retail product ranges in an attempt to capitalise on
increasing Indian consumers holidaying abroad.
Nivea brand boosts Beiersdorf Q1 sales
04-May-2007 By Louise Prance
Strong sales in its leading Nivea brand has boosted German personal
care player Beiersdorf's Q1 sales - following increases in sun
products, deodorants and male grooming across all regions.