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WASO skin care (image courtesy of Shiseido)

Shiseido’s new brand WASO launches in US next month

By Deanna Utroske

The skin care product line, tailored to meet the needs and expectations of millennials, somehow manages to encompass nearly every trend associated with this unique generation of beauty consumers.

Kimberly Mokosso, President of Illume (image courtesy of the company)

Kimberly Mokosso is the new president of Illume

By Deanna Utroske

The personal care and home fragrance company announced today that Kimberly Mokosso has accepted the new role at Illume and is set to oversee strategic growth and help ensure the company delivers exceptional financial results.

Ross Organic receives the 2016 Distributor of the Year Award from BASF Colors & Effects (image courtesy of Ross Organic)

Colors & Effects announces distributor of the year

By Deanna Utroske

The global pigments brand of chemical maker BASF awarded Ross Organic with the first-ever distributor of the year award, a notable milestone for both companies and a sign of things to come as well.

Barbara De Laere joins Estée Lauder Companies as VP, GM of Aveda NA

Barbara De Laere joins The Estée Lauder Companies

By Deanna Utroske

Early this month the beauty maker announced that De Laere—who’s held several VP and GM roles with L’Oréal over the past 15+ years—has taken on the challenge of growing Estée Lauder’s Aveda brand.

Innovating ‘beyond dreams’: IFSCC opens its doors

Innovating ‘beyond dreams’: IFSCC opens its doors

By Lucy Whitehouse

The International Federation of the Society of Cosmetics Chemists has opened its doors for this years edition of its annual congress, inviting delegates to look ‘beyond dreams into new frontiers’.

image courtesy of 24 Seven

Two Views: In the beauty business, people sell product

By Deanna Utroske

In this installment of Two Views, Lisa Marie Ringus, EVP of global sales and business development at the creative staffing and recruiting firm 24 Seven, and Alexa Tonner, SVP of influencer marketing agency Collectively consider the impact that passionate,...

Unilever North American president Kees Kruythoff and executive vice president of personal care, USA Tamara Rogers

Unilever takes a page from the indie beauty playbook

By Deanna Utroske

At a CEW event last week in New York City, executives from the multinational personal care company spoke about how Unilever is leveraging the stories behind its core brands to premiumize its products.

TCH acquires beauty-from-within company Organic Holdings

TCH acquires beauty-from-within company Organic Holdings

By Deanna Utroske

The category continues to evolve as consumers equate wellness with beauty and brands pair up topical products with ingestibles. And, deals like this one suggest that there is a wider market for nutritional beauty product.

Schwan relocates headquarters to Rutherford County

Schwan relocates headquarters to Rutherford County


Schwan Cosmetics has moved its USA headquarters from New Jersey to Rutherford County in North Carolina in order to take advantage of a higher quality of life and a more skilled work force.


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