December 2008



Olay Takes 'Best in Show' in National Shopper Competition


The Best New Product Awards (BNPA) selects top choices for the year   continue reading »

Despite Economic Slide, Japan's Cosmetic Market Remains Strong


Sales expected to rise 3% in 2008.   continue reading »

Too Face Launches The Smurfette Collection


Color cosmetics line debuts next month.   continue reading »

The Top 10 Natural Cosmetic Ingredients for 2009


Benefits are the key driver in the new year.   continue reading »

Better Skin Just by Sleeping?


Bed Bath & Beyond to Sell Wrinkle-Busting Bedding Collection   continue reading »

FDA Approves Latisse for Eyelash Growth


Allergan drug was originally developed for glaucoma.   continue reading »

Only Two Shopping Days Left...


and sales are lousy.   continue reading »

Pert Plus To Launch Men's Line


New line set to debut next month.   continue reading »

Lawsuits of the Rich and Famous


L'Oréal heiress has her day in court.   continue reading »

Zirh To Launch Natural Skin Care Line for Men


Zirh Natural to debut at Sephora in early 2009.   continue reading »

Improvement at Revlon


BMO Capital Markets analyst likes what she sees at cosmetics company.   continue reading »

Better Business Bureau Division Supports L'Oréal Ad


Rejects P&G challenge over L'Oréal Excellence Créme.   continue reading »

Bare Escentuals Down but not Out


Growth slows to 3% in third quarter.   continue reading »

Men's Grooming Picks Up Speed


More entries in advanced product formulation.   continue reading »

Stila Cosmetics Names Deanna Kangas as President and CEO


Kangas, a 20-year veteran, had been CMO at Stila.   continue reading »

Hydroderm Loses Lawsuit Against Actress


Teri Hatcher defends herself against $2.8 million lawsuit.   continue reading »

Bonne Bell Redesigns Lip Smacker Website


New look includes celebrity news, music downloads, movie buzz, book sections, quizzes, polls, avatars and more.   continue reading »

Colgate Appoints Ian Cook as Chairman


Reuben Mark to retire from board.   continue reading »

P&G Trims 2Q Sales Outlook


Also ceases pharmaceutical R&D.   continue reading »

Pam Bailey To Head Grocery Manufacturers Association


Mark Pollak named interim CEO of the Personal Care Product Council.   continue reading »

Coty and Puig Expand Distribution Agreement


Coty Beauty to distribute additional Puig Beauty fragrance brands.   continue reading »

Avon To Launch Courteney Cox Signature Scent


Spotlight will launch in April.   continue reading »

Coty Signs Faith Hill


Grammy Award winner to debut signature fragrance.   continue reading »

Same Store Sales Decline in November


Wal-Mart proves the exception to the rule.   continue reading »

Cyber Monday Sales Surge 15%


Online purchases increase to $846 million.   continue reading »

Zorbit Joins Forces with Maesa


Zorbit Joins Forces with Maesa   continue reading »

November 2008



Is Diddy the King of All Fragrances?


Estée Lauder expects big things from the talented entertainer.   continue reading »

Beauty Packaging Announces Board of Advisors


Beauty Packaging has announced its formation of a Board of Advisors—industry leaders who will help ensure that readers stay informed and up-to-date on relevant issues.   continue reading »

Inter Parfum's Revises 2008 Guidance


Lower estimates blamed on stronger U.S. dollar.   continue reading »

P&G's Incredible Shrinking Energy Footprint


Cuts water and energy consumption by 50% since 2002.   continue reading »

Supermodel Carol Alt Goes Raw on HSN


New beauty line debuts next month.   continue reading »

Sales Rise 5% for Sally Beauty


Expects another strong year in 2009.   continue reading »

P&G and Google Trade Employees


Part of an effort to learn how to target customers   continue reading »

Space Going Fast at Luxe Pack New York


50% of the exhibit space is already sold.   continue reading »

2008 CIBS Holiday Ball Set for December 6



Oriflame Opens R&D Center in Ireland


A €2.4 million facility will ultimately employ 127.   continue reading »

Inter Parfums' Profit Jumps 9% in Third Quarter


New launches propel gains.   continue reading »

Coffee Gives P&G's Earnings a Jolt


Company expects bigger gain from sale of Folgers.   continue reading »

Consumers Put Restrictions on Holiday Spending


Accenture survey finds 88% will spend the same or less than in 2007.   continue reading »

Shiseido Pays Lip Service To Recession Fears


Will roll out new lipstick line in February.   continue reading »

Will Weak October Sales Haunt the Holiday Season?


Many retailers post frightening results.   continue reading »

Elizabeth Arden's Q1 Sales Rise 4.6%


Gains were as expected, despite global weakness.   continue reading »

Spectrum Brands Faces Delisting on NYSE


Market cap falls below $75 million.   continue reading »

Unit Sales Boosts Revlon's Third Quarter Results


Reports sales and earnings gains in third quarter.   continue reading »

Beiersdorf Reiterates Outlook


Cosmetic maker puts on a brave face   continue reading »

Parlux To Buy Back Shares


Purchase will include up to 1,000,000 shares   continue reading »

Physician's Formula Posts Small Gain in Third


Sales top $20 million.   continue reading »

P&G's Stengel To Launch Agency


Jim Stengel LLC will focus on purpose-driven marketing   continue reading »

Nu Skin Launches Ageloc Technology


System said to attack aging before it happens.   continue reading »

October 2008



Phil Kowalczyk Named President of The Body Shop Americas


A former COO with women's apparel specialty brand Talbots Inc.   continue reading »

Bare Escentuals Reports a 12% Gain in Profit


But analysts were expecting more.   continue reading »

L'Oréal Trims 4Q Forecast


Sales remain strong through September.   continue reading »

Lush Goes Vegan on Nov. 1


World Vegan Day is Saturday.   continue reading »

Avon's Beauty Product Sales Soar 15% in Q3


Double-digit gains in color, fragrance and personal care.   continue reading »

A Strong Q3 Reported by Colgate


Profit exceeds expectations.   continue reading »

Estée Lauder Renovates R&D Center in Canada


Cosmetic chemists concentrate on color.   continue reading »

P&G's First Quarter Profit Rises 9%


Emerging markets and higher prices boost results.   continue reading »

Estée Lauder Cuts Profit Forecast


But first quarter profit and sales soar.   continue reading »

Alberto-Culver 4Q Profit Quadruples on Unit Sale


Boost due to sale of Cedderoth business.   continue reading »

Shiseido Has High Hopes for China


As global sales slow, prospects remain bright in the country.   continue reading »

Inter Parfum's Sales Surge in Third


A 21% gain to $123.5 million.   continue reading »

Estée Lauder Rolls Out Time Zone Line and Wrinke Reducing Moisturizers


Billed as the first moisturizer to target lines and wrinkles.   continue reading »

Raise Prices and Lose Out to Private Label


Marketers see shares decline in tough economic times.   continue reading »

The Village Company Acquires Mr. Bubble


Acquires the No. 1 children's bubble bath in the U.S. from Ascendia Brands.   continue reading »

Zirh Holdings and Jafra Cosmetics Form Partnership


Zirh will create exclusive skin care and fragrance products for sale within the Jafra sales network.   continue reading »

Ethnic Personal Care Sales Are Growing 7%


Market is expected to reach $3.3 billion by 2012.   continue reading »

NPA Certifies First Batch of Natural Personal Care Products


List includes products from Aubrey Organics, Burt's Bees and JR Watkins-Natural Apothecary.   continue reading »

Why the Rich are Rich


In the current economy, the highest-Income affluents have cut their spending the most.   continue reading »

Makeup Plays a Powerful Role


Kanebo researchers study how cosmetics impact women.   continue reading »

Allergan and Clinique Launch Clinique Medical


New line said to complement select in-office cosmetic procedures.   continue reading »

Analyst Likes Parlux and Revlon


Zacks rates both beauty companies a buy.   continue reading »

Consumer Product Sales Surge at J&J


Double digit gains driven by Listerine and Neutrogena.   continue reading »

What, Me Worry? Lafley Reassures P&G Investors


Procter has the products to succeed in difficult times.   continue reading »

New Dawn Formula Cleans Dishes and Beautifies Hands


Targeted enzymes turn chores into a beauty routine.   continue reading »

Naterra International Buys Baby Magic


Acquires brand from Ascendia   continue reading »

Nadal and Lanvin Are a Perfect Match


Tennis star to launch fragrance next year   continue reading »

September 2008



Axe Hair Care Set to Debut in December


New line includes shampoos, conditioners and styling products.   continue reading »

More Cost-Cutting Is on the Way


Consumer products companies look for more savings   continue reading »

Symrise Buys Manheimer


Recent acquisitions make Symrise an air care power.   continue reading »

Brazil's Cosmetics Exports Jump 21% in 2008


Sales exceeded $420 million   continue reading »

As Economy Slides, Cosmetics Sector Looks Beautiful


But will share prices test "recession-resistant" profile?   continue reading »

Enrique Puig Dies at 68


Was managing director of Antonio Puig Perfumes   continue reading »

Deadline for 2009 CEW Awards is Oct. 20


Enter now for a chance to win!   continue reading »

Alberto-Culver Appoints New President


Kenneth 'Casey' Keller to lead U.S. company   continue reading »

DeGeneres is Newest Face at Cover Girl


Television host, comedian set for new advertising campaign   continue reading »

Too Faced Teams With Kipling for Holiday 2008


Beauty bags to feature popular cosmetic combinations   continue reading »

Coty Earns Highest Revenues Yet


Double-digit sales, profit growth for sixth consecutive fiscal year   continue reading »

Sothys Introduces Eco-Certified Organic Beauty Range


Products feature natural triple-plant moisturizing complex   continue reading »

Palmer’s Goes Pink for October


Sales of specially-marked lotions to benefit Komen for the Cure   continue reading »

Laetitia Casta Named Face of Notorious


Model/actress now to front for Ralph Lauren   continue reading »

Three Custom Color to Sell Fundraising Lip Gloss


Copper shine product to support American Diabetes Association   continue reading »

Ulta Posts 2Q, Half Year Gains


Net sales, net income up in both fiscal reports   continue reading »

P&G Purchases Nioxin Research Laboratories, Inc.


Goal in acquisition is to focus on expanding market   continue reading »

Bonne Bell Recalls Children's Cosmetics Accessory Bags


Risk of lead exposure said cause of action, according to CPSC   continue reading »

Helen of Troy Supports Fashion Rocks


Bed Head Tigi and Vidal Sassoon launch new products   continue reading »

August 2008



MAC to Blog Via Twitter at Fashion Week


Backstage beauty updates live from Spring 2009 shows   continue reading »

CND Russian Competitors Excel at Nailympics


Nail design pros take first, third place in contest   continue reading »

Zoya Selected for Fashion Week 2009 Nail Care


Professional lacquer will be the official brand for Toni Maticevski   continue reading »

HBA Global Announces Finalists for IPDA 2008


Winners to be announced Sept. 9 at dinner   continue reading »

Model Reorg Merges with Perfumania


Quality King Fragrance, Scents of Worth and Five Star Fragrance acquired   continue reading »

P&G Files Infringement Lawsuit Against RNA


Trade issues over Herbal Essences logo, design   continue reading »

Polcer Named Executive VP at Estée Lauder


To oversee global supply chain for company   continue reading »

TreSemme to Sponsor Fashion Week


Also back with The CW’s ‘Stylista’ program   continue reading »

Barielle Inks National Distribution Deal with CVS


Collection for nails will feature exclusive products at stores   continue reading »

L’Oréal Paris Brings Beauty Pavilion to State Fair


Interactive booth showcases trends in cosmetics, personal care   continue reading »

World of Naturals To Be Explored at HBA Conferences


Educational forums offer a peek into green materials   continue reading »

Elizabeth Arden Reports Sales Rise


Fiscal year’s net sales up 1.2% to $1.14 billion   continue reading »

Business Blossoming at Estée Lauder


Net sales rose 12% to $7.91 billion for fiscal year   continue reading »

Sephora Teams Up with OPI


New collection to debut this month   continue reading »

Pangea Organics Partners with HSN


Naturals line to make on-air debut at end of August   continue reading »

Physicians Formula Posts Latest Financial Report


Minerals and organics add boost to company sales   continue reading »

Sales Up at Inter Parfums, Inc.


Company reports record 2Q results   continue reading »

Jimmy Choo Founder Joins Revlon


Tamara Mellon elected to Board of Directors   continue reading »

Net Sales Drop 26% at Parlux


Unavailable inventory to blame, says company   continue reading »

On10, Disney Collaborate for Holiday Collection


Lip balm and gift sets will retail as Sephora exclusive   continue reading »

P&G Posts Positive Sales Growth for 2Q, Fiscal 2008


Ten percent net sales boost for quarter, 9% for year   continue reading »

LVMH Taps Dutreil as Chairman


Responsibilities include representation in North America   continue reading »

J&J Acquires Chinese Cosmetics Company


Beijing Dabao Cosmetics Co. Ltd. is a successful brand in China   continue reading »

July 2008



2Q Sales Jump 8% at Revlon


New product rollouts attributed to boost   continue reading »

Net Income Up 22% at Bare Escentuals


Minerals leader reports favorable 2Q results   continue reading »

Second Quarter Looking Good at Avon


Total revenue up 17%, beauty sales jump 19%   continue reading »

ICMAD Prepares for Young Designers' Competition


Contest attracts students from across the nation   continue reading »

Revlon Sells Non-Core Brazilian Brands


$104 million transaction for Bozzano, more   continue reading »

More Moves at M·A·C Cosmetics


Jessel named senior vice president of global marketing   continue reading »

Hamilton Named L’Oréal USA President of Luxury Products


Fondu and Greenberg also move up the line   continue reading »

Inter Parfums Reports 20% Increase in 2Q Sales


Net sales reached $99.1 million, says company   continue reading »

Caracappa of Estée Lauder Passes at 59


Longtime company leader excelled in packaging arena   continue reading »

Avon Debuts Patrick Dempsey Unscripted


Signature men's fragrance for Fall 2008   continue reading »

Revlon Signs Connelly as Latest Brand Ambassador


Actress will represent brand globally in new campaign   continue reading »

Estée Lauder Purchases Stake in Indian Beauty Brand


Ayurvedic formulations of Forest Essentials entice company   continue reading »

Coty Aims to Boost Cosmetics Portfolio


Makeup currently 15% of annual sales   continue reading »

Revlon Posts Strong Preliminary 2Q Results


Net sales increase 8%, mass retail share to 14%   continue reading »

Personnel Changes at Estée Lauder


Promotions at M·A·C, Bobbi Brown brands   continue reading »

New Global Marketing Officer Appointed at P&G


Stengel to retire after 25 years of service   continue reading »

P&G Confirms 4Q Guidance


Growth in line so far for outlook   continue reading »

Coty to Launch Fundraising Fragrance for Metropolitan Opera


Company to donate proceeds from limited edition scent sales   continue reading »

President, CEO Departs from Jafra


Frank Mineo leaves cosmetics company   continue reading »

Coty Inc. Introduces New Faces of Rimmel London


Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Lily Cole to join Kate Moss   continue reading »

Estée Lauder Signs Agreement with Lane Crawford Joyce Group


Jo Malone brand to expand in Asian market   continue reading »

Stephan Co. Acquires Bowman Barber and Beauty Supply


Latest purchase is Wilmington, NC-based company   continue reading »

Inter Parfums Inks Deal with Bebe


Six-year global plan for product line   continue reading »

Kate Hudson Introduces WildAid on HSN


New eco-friendly hair care line from actress and stylist   continue reading »

Elizabeth Arden Responds to Oscar de la Renta Complaint


Alleged unauthorized sale of fragrance products, says claim   continue reading »

Almay Signs Bibb as Brand Ambassador


Newest face in global cosmetics campaign   continue reading »

June 2008



CEO at Tarte, Inc. Honored by Ernest & Young


Cosmetics company leader excels in retail, consumer services   continue reading »

Fragrance Foundation to Honor Michael Gould


Bloomingdale’s head will join Circle of Champions   continue reading »

Sale Into Style with QVC Fundraiser


Brands to assist OCRF   continue reading »

Sally Beauty Appoints Karen Fugate to VP of Investor Relations


Latest hire to company management team   continue reading »

HBA Expo Set for NYC this September


More than 50 sessions in conference program   continue reading »

Duane Reade Data to be Included in IRI Reviews


New information from metropolitan area drugstores   continue reading »

IFF's Chief Financial Officer to Step Down


New CFO expected to be named by July 31   continue reading »

Mary Kay Hosts Compact Recycling Drive


Patrons to return older models as part of campaign   continue reading »

Ouidad Launches on HSN


New products designed for curly tresses   continue reading »

Skinvisible Appoints New VP of Business Development & Marketing


Focus on driving business growth for brand   continue reading »

Coty Prestige to Debut New Skin Care Brand


Home Skin Lab will target aging, more for women   continue reading »

Elizabeth Arden Signs Fragrance Deal With Liz Claiborne


Are two Elizabeths better than one?   continue reading »

Estée Lauder Companies Taps M2M for Media Assistance


Deal features extensive plan for 12 international countries   continue reading »

Sales Up at Parlux for Fiscal 2008 Earnings


New licenses, reduced operated costs imperative to boost   continue reading »

Jane Lauder Named Senior VP, General Manager of Origins


Appointment is effective July 1, 2008   continue reading »

Parlux Fragrances Signs Queen Latifah


Hip-hop icon to launch first fragrance in 2009   continue reading »

Industry Mourns Loss of Yves Saint Laurent


French fashion, beauty legend passes at 71   continue reading »

May 2008



Murad Names Joan Lunden as Face of Resurgence


‘GMA’ host introduces new skin care line   continue reading »

VMV Hypoallergenics Signs Distribution Deal with Bliss


Catalog to feature line of skin care, cosmetics   continue reading »

Elizabeth Arden Acquires Liz Claiborne Fragrance Licenses


Brands include Juicy Couture, Usher, Curve by Liz Claiborne, Lucky Brand and the Liz, Realities, Bora Bora and Mambo fragrances.   continue reading »

Dr. Perricone is HBA Expo Keynote Speaker


Skin care expert to discuss anti-aging methods   continue reading »

Skateboarder Sheckler is Newest Face of Proactiv Solution


Brand also celebrates 10th national television campaign   continue reading »

Avon Presents Signature Bond Girl 007


New women's fragrance for Fall 2008   continue reading »

Daisy Marc Jacobs is Women's Luxe Fragrance of the Year


Coty takes home five FiFi Awards   continue reading »

Portico Spa Scheduled to Re-Launch in 2009


Home and spa brand boasts new eco-conscious direction   continue reading »

Henkel Donates to Chinese Earthquake Victims


Monetary, product donations via the Henkel Friendship Initiative   continue reading »

P&G Places Connecticut Clairol Site on the Market


Mixed-use property features plant, offices and more   continue reading »

Alberto-Culver Sells Cederroth in Sweden


Location manufactures and markets consumer products   continue reading »

Human Pheromone Sciences Announces First Quarter Results


Results impacted by downturn in U.S. beauty market   continue reading »

First Quarter Jump at Natural Health Trends


Net sales were $11.4 million from December to March   continue reading »

Tween Beauty Habits Are on the Rise


Variety is key in product selection   continue reading »

Organizational Changes at P&G for 2008


A retirement and a promotion   continue reading »

Rimmel to Boost International Presence with More Models


New faces to work alongside Kate Moss   continue reading »

SoftSheen-Carson Sponsors Skating Gala


Event raises funds for NYC youth program   continue reading »

Record First Quarter Results at Inter Parfums, Inc.


Net sales jump 45%, net income up 50%   continue reading »

Estée Lauder Sees 11% Sales Increase


Company reports strong international growth   continue reading »

CEW Selects Best Products for 2008


Winners in makeup, skin care, hair care and more!   continue reading »

Bousquet-Chavanne Resigns from Estée Lauder


More turmoil at the top   continue reading »

Minerals Strong at Bare Escentuals in 1Q Report


First quarter sales increase 21%, net income expands 26%   continue reading »

Revlon Posts First Quarter Decrease for 2008


Net sales dropped 2.5% in report   continue reading »

Elizabeth Arden Sees Third Quarter Drop


Net sales decrease 4.0% in 3Q results   continue reading »

April 2008



P&G Reports Favorable First Quarter 2008


Net sales increased 9% to $20.5 billion   continue reading »

Inter Parfums Inks International Deal with Gap


Four-year agreement for overseas expansion   continue reading »

Who Will Make the FiFi Hall of Fame?


Finalists announced for 2008 commendation   continue reading »

Beauty Boosts Avon’s First Quarter


A 14% rise in total revenue   continue reading »

Alberto-Culver Reports Strong 2Q, First Half 2008


Rise in net sales, gross profit margin   continue reading »

Here Are the FiFi Finalists


Winners to be revealed on May 20   continue reading »

Revlon Signs Gucci Westman as Global Artistic Director


Famous makeup artist joins the team   continue reading »

Jurlique Establishes LOHAS Scholarship for Earth Day


Students can attend annual gathering in Colorado   continue reading »

Board Changes at Procter & Gamble


Mr. Smith to retire after 13 years of service   continue reading »

Revlon Run/Walk for Women Celebrates 15 Years


Annual fundraiser to be held in Los Angeles on May 10   continue reading »

Euromonitor International Opens New Office in Dubai


The newest location for marketing intelligence firm.   continue reading »

Mizani Hosts Soiree in Los Angeles


Salon brand Mizani hosted an exclusive event last month at the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica, CA.   continue reading »

The Stephan Co. Reports 47% Earnings Increase for 2007


Personal and hair care product manufacturer The Stephan Co. posted a rise in its financial results for the year ended Dec. 31, 2007.   continue reading »

PureOlogy Partners With NOCC


The company evolved its partnership with the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC) as the organization’s official hair care and styling partner.   continue reading »

Estée Lauder Celebrates 13-Year Partnership With Hurley


The year 2008 marks the thirteenth anniversary of Elizabeth Hurley's partnership with Estée Lauder.   continue reading »

Vera Wang to Join Fifi Hall of Fame for 2008


The Fragrance Foundation will honor Vera Wang with the Hall of Fame award at the 2008 FiFi Awards on May 20 in New York City.   continue reading »

Coty Signs Distribution Agreement With Gemini


Coty has entered into an agreement with Gemini Cosmetics for the distribution of Coty Beauty’s prestige brands.   continue reading »

Estée Lauder Names New Executive VP, Global Communications


The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. has appointed Alexandra C. Trower as executive vice president, global communications.   continue reading »

Lierac Paris Expands Into CVS Stores


Lierac Paris, a European anti-aging skin care line, continues its expansion in the United States.   continue reading »

The Fragrance Foundation Announces 2008 FiFi Finalists


The Fragrance Foundation posted the top ten finalists for the 2008 FiFi Awards.   continue reading »

Finesse Rolls Out Revitalizing Formula


Finesse has boosted its hair care offerings with the addition of a new revitalizing shampoo and conditioner.   continue reading »

Coty, HSN Partner for Sales This Spring


Coty Inc. announced a new partnership with HSN and HSN.com.   continue reading »

The Body Shop, MTV Launch Limited Edition Lip Butter


R&B artist Estelle has joined The Body Shop and MTV to launch a new campaign raising HIV and AIDS awareness.   continue reading »

L’Oréal Paris Celebrates Third Annual Women of Worth Program


L’Oréal Paris will continue to recognize, celebrate and support women who actively serve others in their communities with its third annual Women of Worth grassroots awards program.   continue reading »

Stephane de la Faverie Promoted at L'Oréal USA


L'Oréal USA announced the promotion of Stephane de la Faverie to general manager, Giorgio Armani Beauty.   continue reading »

Rite Aid Launches New Exclusive Skin Care, Bath and Body Lines


Mass marketer Rite Aid Corporation premiered a multitude of new products.   continue reading »

March 2008



Revlon Signs Elle Macpherson as New Global Brand Ambassador


Elle Macpherson—entrepreneur, actress and supermodel—has been signed to represent Revlon globally.   continue reading »

Joico Launches Re:Nu Age Defy Line in NYC


Joico has gotten one step closer to tapping the proverbial fountain of youth.   continue reading »

P&G To Acquire Frederic Fekkai


Acquisition adds salon brand to P&G's arsenal   continue reading »

Ulta Sees Boost in Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2007


Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Inc. posted a rise in sales for both its fourth quarter and full year 2007.   continue reading »

Mintel Launches New Platform for Market Research


Mintel has launched Mintel Oxygen, a new online platform for its market research reports.   continue reading »

Avon, Marimekko Partner for Cosmetic Line


Avon Products, Inc. has exclusively collaborated with Finnish textile and clothing design company Marimekko.   continue reading »

Coty Partners with Halle Berry for Fragrance


Coty Inc. announced the signing of Oscar-award winning actress Halle Berry to market her debut fragrance.   continue reading »

Avon and Ungaro to Introduce Signature Fragrances


Avon has collaborated with fashion house Emanuel Ungaro Maison to create two signature fragrances.   continue reading »

K-C to Acquire Remaining Interest In South African Affiliate


Kimberly-Clark Corporation (K-C) announced it has reached an agreement to purchase the remaining stake in its South African subsidiary, Kimberly-Clark of South Africa (K-CSA).   continue reading »

The Fragrance Foundation Announces 2008 FiFi Finalists


The Fragrance Foundation revealed the top ten finalists in each distribution category for the 2008 Fragrance of the Year FiFi Award.   continue reading »

New Survey on Safety of Cleaning Products


More than eight out of ten Americans recognize that the cleaning products they buy are safe when used as directed.   continue reading »

P&G to Carry Out Data Pilot Project with SAND


SAND Technology Inc., an international provider of intelligent enterprise information management software, has signed a deal with Procter & Gamble (P&G) for a pilot project to evaluate the benefits of nearline storage (NLS).   continue reading »

Record 4Q, Year-End Results at Inter Parfums, Inc.


Inter Parfums, Inc. announced record results for the fourth quarter and year that ended Dec. 31, 2007.   continue reading »

Physicians Formula Posts Profitable 4Q and Year-End 2007


Physicians Formula Holdings, Inc. posted its financial results for the three and 12 months that ended Dec. 31, 2007.   continue reading »

Olay and ASDS Host Annual Free Skin Screenings


Marcia Cross will be the spokesperson for "Skin Cancer Takes Friends," the annual awareness campaign that encourages skin cancer prevention and detection through a national offering of free screenings.   continue reading »

Scott's Liquid Gold Announces 2007 Operating Results


Household and skin care company Scott's Liquid Gold announced its operating results for the year 2007.   continue reading »

IRI Reveals Most Successful New Brands


The most successful new consumer packaged goods (CPG) brands were recently revealed by Information Resources, Inc (IRI).   continue reading »

Management Changes at Kimberly-Clark


Steve Kalmanson, group president of Kimberly-Clark Corporation’s North Atlantic consumer products business, is retiring following a more than 30-year career with the company.   continue reading »

New Cosmetic Standards Big for 2008


Organic Monitor sees 2008 as a defining year in which the adoption of private standards leads to a clear demarcation between pure natural/organic cosmetic and pseudo products.   continue reading »

BeautyBank and HSN to Launch Made-for-TV Beauty Brand


Estée Lauder subsidiary BeautyBank plans to launch a first-to-market beauty brand specifically developed for HSN and HSN.com.   continue reading »

First U.S. Organic Standard for Beauty, Personal Care


Organic And Sustainable Industry Standards (OASIS), the first organic standard for the U.S. beauty and personal care market, recently launched.   continue reading »

IRI, NPD Join Forces to Launch Cross Channel Tracking Product


nformation Resources, Inc. (IRI) and The NPD Group, Inc. are partnering to launch the Beauty Cross Channel Monitor, the U.S. beauty industry’s first and only cross-channel, retail tracking product.   continue reading »

Natural Health Trends Corp. Appoints Leader of European Operations


International direct-selling company Natural Health Trends Corp. appointed Paolo Giuliani to direct subsidiary operations in Europe.   continue reading »

Unilever Combines Home & Personal Care with Foods


Building on the success of its One Unilever program, the company now intends to combine its Home & Personal Care and Foods into a single category.   continue reading »

Palomar and P&G Enter New License Agreement


Researcher and developer of light-based systems for cosmetic treatment Palomar Medical Technologies, Inc. has entered into a non-exclusive license agreement with Procter & Gamble (P&G) regarding home-use light-based hair removal devices for women.   continue reading »

February 2008



Coty, Playboy to Develop Men's Fragrance Line


Coty Inc. has entered into a license agreement with Playboy Enterprises, Inc. to develop a new, global men’s fragrance line under the Playboy brand name.   continue reading »

The Healing Garden to Bloom in Spring 2008


The Healing Garden’s pulling out all the stops to revitalize and restore winter skin with new botanical bath and body collections featuring an exclusive herbal nutrient complex.   continue reading »

Revlon Reports Fourth Quarter, Full Year Results


Revlon, Inc. released its results for the fourth quarter and full year ended Dec. 31, 2007.   continue reading »

Bare Escentuals Posts Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results


Mineral makeup giant Bare Escentuals, Inc. posted financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended Dec. 30, 2007.   continue reading »

NPD Names Maury Group President for Europe


The NPD Group, Inc. has named Michel Maury as group president for its business in Europe.   continue reading »

Salon Selectives Steps Out Again


Salon Selectives will be back on store shelves starting March 1.   continue reading »

Super Charge Skin with Murad Vitalic


Super Charge the Skin with Murad Vitalic Featuring Energizing Pomegranate Complex   continue reading »

New Survey Finds 53% of Adults Link Fresh Scents to Mood Boosts


A new 2008 scent survey sponsored by Mr. Clean and Swiffer finds that 53% of men and women say a fresh scent in the home would strongly improve their mood.   continue reading »

New Products Drive Colgate


Future depends on a range of launches   continue reading »

Coty, Kosé Sign New Distribution Deal for Rimmel


Coty Inc. and Kosé Corporation have entered into a licensing agreement to distribute and manufacture Rimmel products in China.   continue reading »

New Venue Announced for 2010 SDA Convention



Organizational Changes at Procter & Gamble


Procter & Gamble announced a handful of organizational changes at the company.   continue reading »

Professional Skin Care Gaining Ground as Alternative to Surgery


Two new reports by independent market analyst Datamonitor show consumers’ desire to improve personal appearance is on the rise.   continue reading »

M·A·C Debuts Limited Edition Fafi Collection


M·A·C Cosmetics has rolled out its highly anticipated limited edition Fafi collection.   continue reading »

Jill Birkett Appointed Event Director, HBA Global Expo


JILL BIRKETT APPOINTED EVENT DIRECTOR FOR HBA GLOBAL EXPO   continue reading »

L'Oréal Paris Introduces Infallible Never Fail Lipcolour


L'Oréal Paris Introduces Infallible Never Fail Lipcolour in RED CARPET RED in Celebration of the 80th Annual Academy Awards(   continue reading »

Tide to Go Super Bowl Ad Voted No. 1 in Contest


YouTube announced that the Tide to Go "Talking Stain" ad was selected by consumers as the No. 1 ad in their 2008 Super Bowl advertising poll.   continue reading »

Origins Awarded Green Power Leadership Club Membership


Natural-based beauty and wellness brand Origins has been awarded membership to the Green Power Leadership Club by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).   continue reading »

Old Spice Launches New Pro Strength Product


Old Spice launched a television advertising campaign starring Will Ferrell in character from the upcoming New Line Cinema feature film   continue reading »

SCC Announces Annual Scientific Seminar


The Society of Cosmetic Chemists will hold its Annual Scientific Seminar on June 5-6 at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa located in Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, FL.   continue reading »

Bomboy Named VP of Global Communications at BeautyBank


BeautyBank, a division of The Estée Lauder Companies, announced the appointment of Catherine Bomboy to the position of vice president, global communications BeautyBank, effective Feb 11.   continue reading »

New Report Says Over 170 Million U.S. Consumers Use Beauty Products


In 2007, three out of four men ages 18-64 told consumer and retail information provider The NPD Group they wear fragrance and nine out of 10 women ages 18 and older say they use skin care, makeup or fragrance.   continue reading »

NPD Reports Men’s Fragrance Sells Best for Valentine’s Day


NPD Reports Men’s Fragrance Sells Best for Valentine’s Day   continue reading »

Household Cleaning Products Go Green, Upscale


The hot spot for accelerated growth and highly profitable sales is in higher-end, eco-friendly products.   continue reading »

Dr. Gloyer Receives SDA Distinguished Service Award


Dr. Stewart Gloyer, who recently retired from Evonik Goldschmidt Corporation after nearly 40 years of service in the chemical industry, is the 2008 recipient of The Soap and Detergent Association (SDA) Elva Walker Spillane Distinguished Service Award.   continue reading »

Avon Reports 4Q Total Revenue Up 17%


Avon Products, Inc. reported that its fourth-quarter 2007 total revenue grew 17% to $3.1 billion.   continue reading »

Hain Celestial Reports 20% Jump in Sales


Natural and organic personal care products company The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. reported results for its second fiscal quarter ended Dec. 31, 2007.   continue reading »

HBA Early Bird Deadline is Feb. 14


The early bird deadline for the HBA Spring Conference on Well-Being and Prestige Packaging is Feb. 14.   continue reading »

John Bailey Responds to Study on Phthalates in Baby Care Products


STATEMENT BY JOHN BAILEY, CHIEF SCIENTIST PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS COUNCIL   continue reading »

Evonik Degussa, Clariant Awarded by Henkel


Henkel's Laundry & Home Care business sector awarded prizes to two outstanding suppliers.   continue reading »

Estée Lauder Delivers Strong Second Quarter Results


The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. reported $2.31 billion in net sales for its fiscal second quarter ended Dec. 31, 2007.   continue reading »

Second Quarter Financial Boost at Elizabeth Arden


Elizabeth Arden, Inc. announced financial results for the second fiscal quarter and six months ended Dec. 31, 2007.   continue reading »

January 2008



Rise in 2Q Sales at P&G


The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) reported net sales growth of 9% to $21.6 billion for the second quarter.   continue reading »

Colgate Reports Strong Fourth Quarter



NPD Group Announces Winners of First Consumer Choice Awards


The NPD Group Inc. surveyed women across the country to find out which prestige beauty brands have the most buzz.   continue reading »

Kline Analysts Say Clinique-Allergan Deal Sets Beauty Industry Precedent


Beauty industry analysts at worldwide consulting and research firm Kline & Company are calling the recent announcement by Estée Lauder to marry its powerhouse Clinique brand with specialty pharmaceutical company Allergan a shrewd diversification strategy   continue reading »

Elizabeth Arden Signs Licensing Agreement with Aeffe


Global prestige beauty company Elizabeth Arden, Inc. has entered into an exclusive long-term global licensing agreement with Aeffe S.p.A. for the development, marketing and distribution of fragrance, cosmetics and skincare products with Italian fashion de   continue reading »

OmniReliant Holdings Acquires Topical Pharmaceutical Patent


OmniReliant Holdings, Inc. of Tampa, FL has formally acquired the rights to a unique patented topical pharmaceutical product.   continue reading »

Clinique Collaborates with Allergan for Skin Care Line


Clinique Laboratories, LLC has collaborated with global medical aesthetics company Allergan, Inc. on a new skin care line to be sold exclusively in U.S. physicians’ offices.   continue reading »

L'Oréal To Acquire YSL Beauté


Deal with PPR worth 1.15 billion euros   continue reading »

ICMAD Announces Fifth Annual CITY Awards


The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) announces its fifth annual CITY Awards for Cosmetic Innovators of The Year.   continue reading »

Obagi Medical Products Introduces ELASTIderm System


New Line Proven to Reduce the Visible Signs of Aging on Chest and Neck Area   continue reading »

P&G Signs with Appleton for Microencapsulation Technology


Appleton, a developer of capsule chemistries and applications, has signed a supply agreement with Procter & Gamble.   continue reading »

Hans F. Hansen - Skincare For Men


Hans F. Hansen - Skincare For Men   continue reading »

Luxe Pack Announces 2008 Events


There are a variety of Luxe Pack events scheduled around the globe this year—from New York City to Shanghai.   continue reading »

L'Oreal Initiates Nationwide Recall of Lightening Kits


L'Oreal has initiated a voluntary recall from retail stores in the United States for the L'Oreal Paris Dream Blonde (Baby's Breath Blonde #100 Ultra Lightening) Bleach and Lightening care kit.   continue reading »

Akkad Promoted to Newly-Created Position at Estée Lauder


Susan Akkad has been named senior vice president corporate marketing, diversity at Estée Lauder Companies Inc.   continue reading »

P&G Beauty Rolls Out New At-Home Color System


Perfect 10 by Nice 'n Easy is a new, high-performance permanent color crème from P&G Beauty.   continue reading »

Minx Nails Hits High-End Salons


Minx Nails Become an Exciting Differentiator for High-End Salons   continue reading »

Guthy-Renker Acquires Hair Restoration System


Direct response television company Guthy-Renker has acquired Scalp Med, a hair restoration system.   continue reading »

UK Organic Certifier Bans Nano Ingredients


A British organic certifier announced that it would prohibit the inclusion of manufactured nanoparticles in products it certifies.   continue reading »

Inter Parfums Names Andy Clarke President of Specialty Retail


Inter Parfums, Inc. announced that Andy Clarke has been named president of Inter Parfums USA LLC – Specialty Retail Division.   continue reading »

Skincare Company Dismissed Without Prejudice from Patent Infringement Lawsuit


Skincare Company Dismissed Without Prejudice from Patent Infringement Lawsuit Filed by Allergan, Inc.   continue reading »

Call for Papers for NYSCC Spring Seminar


The NYSCC will present its Spring Seminar on April 8 in Jersey City, NJ.   continue reading »

Acquired Coty Brands Boost Ascendia’s Third Quarter


Ascendia Brands, Inc. reported preliminary operating results for its 13 weeks that ended Nov, 24, 2007.   continue reading »

New President at Victoria's Secret Beauty


Shashi Batra has been appointed as president of Victoria's Secret Beauty.   continue reading »

Japanese Cosmetic Pioneer Shu Uemura Passes at 79


Shu Uemura, the celebrated Japanese makeup artist and founder of the Shu Uemura cosmetics brand sold to L'Oreal in 2003, died of pneumonia Dec. 29.   continue reading »

Procter & Gamble Announces Appointment of Director


P&G announced the appointment of Patricia A. Woertz, chairman and chief executive officer of Archer Daniels Midland Corporation, to the company's board of directors.   continue reading »

Avon to Cut 2,400 Positions in Financial Plan


Avon Products Inc. announced it plans to cut 2,400 jobs as part of a multi-year restructuring plan.   continue reading »

P&G Files Infringement Lawsuit Against Blue Cross Labs


Procter & Gamble has filed a lawsuit against Blue Cross Laboratories of Santa Clarita, CA, for the infringement of its Herbal Essences packaging.   continue reading »

Physicians Formula Honored for Launch Strategy


Physicians Formula won the 2007 WWD Industry Award for the Best Executed Launch Strategy.   continue reading »

SCC Announces 2008 Continuing Education Programs


The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (SCC) Continuing Education Advisory Committee announced the schedule of classes for January-April 2008.   continue reading »

Industry Mourns Loss of Dr. Goddard


Renowned colloids and surface scientist Dr. Desmond Goddard recently passed away.   continue reading »

Minnesota Bans Mercury From Cosmetics


Minnesota Bans Mercury From Cosmetics, Scents   continue reading »

Malie Kaua'i Introduces 'Beauty that Beautifies our Earth'


'Beauty that Beautifies our Earth'   continue reading »

Avon Partners with MSNBC Financial Expert


Avon Products, Inc. announced a new partnership with Suze Orman, renowned personal finance expert.   continue reading »

L'Oréal Award to be Presented at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival


L'Oréal Paris and Women In Film to Present the L'Oreal Paris Women of Worth 'Vision' Award at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival   continue reading »

New Report Delves Into Naturals Trend


The Benchmarking Company’s newly-released Pink Report uncovers the attitudes, fears and aspirations of two specific groups of women.   continue reading »