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willa skin care acquired

willa skin care acquired

By Deanna Utroske

Origami Owl bought the tween, teen, and young women’s brand late last month to extend the company’s social selling business into personal care and cosmetics.

image courtesy of Lancôme

Lancôme expands custom color cosmetics offering in US market

By Deanna Utroske

The luxury beauty brand is investing further in the personalization trend and showcasing its proprietary shade-matching technology more widely by offering Le Teint Particulier Custom Made Makeup in new key markets across the States.

IT Cosmetics product image courtesy of L’Oréal

L’Oréal will acquire IT Cosmetics

By Deanna Utroske

Friday afternoon, the self-proclaimed world’s leading beauty company announced the signing of a deal to purchase skin care and makeup brand IT Cosmetics for over $1bn — validation of IT Cosmetics’ hard-earned reputation for innovation and consumer loyalty.  

Indian brand launches campaign against skin whitening

Indian brand launches campaign against skin whitening

By Lucy Whitehouse

Banjara’s, a herbal skin care brand in India, has launched a marketing campaign that makes a point of rejecting the traditional focus on skin lightening, a trend which dominates across Asia.

Katsunori Yoshida, executive vice president of Shiseido’s Americas Innovation Center (third from the left) at the AIC ribbon cutting. Also pictured: Marc Rey, president & CEO of Shiseido Americas (left), Masahiko Uotani, president & group CEO of Shiseido, and Yoichi Shimatani, chief research & development officer of Shiseido (right).

How Shiseido makes makeup

By Deanna Utroske

Katsunori Yoshida, executive vice president of Shiseido’s newly operational Americas Innovation Center, talked with Cosmetics Design about how the company innovates, what differentiates brands and regions, and the forthcoming cosmetic that will revolutionize...

Stopping grey hair with science

Stopping grey hair with science

By Deanna Utroske

NYU researchers Makoto Takeo, Wendy Lee, and their team have identified the molecular pathway that manages hair (and skin) color. And this latest ‘cure for grey’ is making headlines well beyond the hair care and beauty industries.

The Brown Crayon Project rallies support online

The Brown Crayon Project rallies support online

By Deanna Utroske

The safe-enough-for-kids indie naturals brand developed for people of color launched a campaign on the crowd-funding site Kickstarter yesterday and by midnight was very nearly halfway to its goal.

Colorescience takes on debt to expand the brand

Colorescience takes on debt to expand the brand

By Deanna Utroske

The sun care cosmetics company is looking to reach new markets and have a larger retail presence. Multimillion-dollar financing from the Life Sciences Group of Bridge Bank will help with that.

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