December 2009



Drugstore.com to Acquire Skinstore.com


The acquisition will create one of the largest online beauty retailers, offering a wide array of both mass and prestige products.   continue reading »

Yves Rocher, Eco-Beauty Pioneer, Dead at 79


The French industrialist founded a business empire on the concept of “beauty through plants.”   continue reading »

Calgon Plans Brand Overhaul


The rebranding includes new packaging, logo, product extensions and a new marketing campaign.   continue reading »

Goody to Launch New Marketing Campaign


The brand is staging a transformation in order to become a "modern, confident beauty brand."   continue reading »

Sanofi-Aventis to Acquire Chattem


Company aims to boost its consumer brands.   continue reading »

Sally Beauty Buys Sinelco Group


Distributor serves 35 countries   continue reading »

L'Occitaine Gains J&J Exec


Petrakis was formerly at Neutrogena   continue reading »

New High Glass Introduces Plastics Line


Premiers high-quality plastic bottles, jars and tubes.   continue reading »

Shiseido Builds Overseas Business


Switzerland is next on the beauty company's list   continue reading »

Daisy Garland Blooms at Marc Jacobs


Limited edition EDT for February 2010 release.   continue reading »

Lady Gaga, Cyndi Lauper New Faces of Viva Glam


Fundraising campaign from MAC Cosmetics.   continue reading »

Maesa Joins Forces with Alinéa


New range of home fragrance products out in 2010.   continue reading »

Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Now Available in a Jar


Classic formula in a new application style.   continue reading »

Henkel Wins Packaging Awards


Honors for Dial Yogurt Liquid Soap Refill and Dial Cranberry Antioxidant Bar Soap   continue reading »

Parlux Named 'Most Innovative Marketer of the Year'


Recognition given by WWD Beauty Biz   continue reading »

Yves Rocher Line Counters Environmental Damage


Fights fatigue and anti-aging effects   continue reading »

Kline Study Shows Beauty Brands Must 'Act Locally'


Products, marketing need to mirror geographic consumer habits   continue reading »

Maybelline Taps Alcan for Color Sensational Lipstick


Packaging includes four-color selection in tune with range.   continue reading »

Unilever Suspends Palm Oil Purchases


Questionable supplier investigated   continue reading »

Shiseido Expands in Vietnam


Opens sales subsidiary and factory   continue reading »

Alberto Culver to Acquire Simple Health and Beauty Ltd.


Simple is the second largest skin care brand on a value share basis in the UK, Alberto Culver's largest foreign market.   continue reading »

The Future of Beauty Is Vending Machines


Travel-friendly products available at select U.S. airports from Sephora.   continue reading »

Research Shows Brand Familiarity Rules in Beauty


Beauty differs from consumer goods   continue reading »

Clinique Declares December 11 'Happy Day'


Brand partners with Big Brothers Big Sisters to spread happiness   continue reading »

L'Occitane Hires New Managing Director


Petrakis brings over 15 years of expertise to role.   continue reading »

Kruger is Latest L’Oréal Spokesperson


Actress to represent cosmetics and hair care products.   continue reading »

Murad Sells Three Millionth Acne Kit


provides money-back guarantee   continue reading »

One Bio Launches Beauty and Therapeutic Treatment Product Line


The green product line was officially launched at a Chinese trade show, as the company focuses on the Asia Pacific region.   continue reading »

Maesa Supplies Jacob Beauty With New Natural Lipgloss


Maesa was responsible for handling creative direction, graphic execution, product development and production, quality assurance, and logistics.   continue reading »

Sustainable Packaging Coalition Issues Guidelines


Intended to standardize packaging measurement   continue reading »

Machines Dubuit Launches Printing Machinery for Cosmetics


The company has developed Concept 329, a range of three machines for printing a variety of applications.   continue reading »

RiverPack is Now Available in the U.S.


Global supplier to luxury retailers.   continue reading »

Klockner Pentaplast Honored for Packaging


Recognized for producing high-quality films and more.   continue reading »

Bottega Veneta Signs with Coty


Italian luxury brand enters fragrance market   continue reading »

Ariel Laboratories Partners with Temptu


Airbrush system is popular at Sephora stores nationwide.   continue reading »

Anisa Celebrates More Than an Anniversary


Company unites American and Chinese workers cross culturally to celebrate common achievements   continue reading »

NPD Reports Lessened Decline in Prestige Skin Care


Experiences shallowest declines of the year   continue reading »

Aveeno and TerraCycle Form Eco-friendly Partnership


The companies have created a program to benefit local communities, non-profit organizations and a featured charity.   continue reading »

Paris Court Fines eBay in Fragrance Case


Fines auction site for continued appearance of perfume ads   continue reading »

November 2009



Fragrance Industry Hopes for Flat Sales


Prediction follows four years of flat sales   continue reading »

NPD Pinpoints Makeup Trends


Consumers' favorites announced   continue reading »

CIBS Holiday Ball Takes Place Dec 5


Gala at the New York Hilton   continue reading »

Fashion Fair Features New Packaging


Cosmetics company gets a makeover   continue reading »

Alpha Packaging Earns Award


Honored by Missouri Chamber of Commerce   continue reading »

Murad Skin Care Takes to the Skies


Enters deal with United Airlines   continue reading »

Maesa Packaging to Produce Sephora’s Holiday Gift Boxes


A total of six mixed items of pouches and boxed sets.   continue reading »

DuPont Packaging Awards Contest Opens


Seeking breakthroughs in packaging innovation, sustainability and waste/cost reduction   continue reading »

Rexam Names New CEO


Graham Chipchase to succeed Leslie Van de Walle   continue reading »

Art of Packaging Award to Honor Coty


Catherine Walsh to accept award presented by Bernd Beetz   continue reading »

Estee Lauder Restructures Key Brands


Changes at Bobbi Brown, La Mer and Jo Malone   continue reading »

Sustainability Agencies Join Forces


Nonprofit GreenBlue institute joins forces with Metafore   continue reading »

Lancôme Supports Carla Bruni-Sarkozy Foundation


Aids arts program for underprivileged youth   continue reading »

CIBS Holds First Educational Event


L’Oreal USA’s Sumita Banerjee addresses crowd   continue reading »

Fragrance Could Rebound for Holiday 2009


Department stores could benefit   continue reading »

Unilever Consolidates Personal Care on East Coast


Closes Chicago office   continue reading »

HCP to Open Factory in Mexico


A multitude of manufacturing capabilities at new locale.   continue reading »

Evolving Sustainable Packaging


Evolve Beauty features 100% recycled bottles and jars.   continue reading »

Victorinox Swiss Army Expands Into Fragrance


EDT for men launches at Bloomingdale's nationwide.   continue reading »

Net Sales Up 21% at Inter Parfums


New products add boost to latest financial report   continue reading »

Stila Signs New VP


Marketing exec joins team   continue reading »

Estée Lauder Signs Tom Pecheux


Famous makeup artist tapped as creative director.   continue reading »

Sales Up 8% at Parlux


Net sales of $56.5 million in second quarter report.   continue reading »

Murad Massages Skin Care Deal


Skin care leader launches partnership with massage franchise   continue reading »

The U By Ungaro Color Collection is New at Avon


Company teams up with famous fashion designer.   continue reading »

BareMinerals Introduces Mineral Veil Buffing Brush


Limited edition holiday item in demand.   continue reading »

Shiseido Signs Marketing Deal


Aims to boost cosmetics sales in Greece   continue reading »

Salon/Spa Industry Reports Positive Outlook


Services gain, while retail sales remain slack   continue reading »

October 2009



Prestige Sells Three Shampoo Brands


Prell, Denorex and Zincon on the move for $9 million.   continue reading »

Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna Announces Partnership


Will help promote BeautyEurasia   continue reading »

P&G First Quarter Sales and EPS Exceed Expectations



Elizabeth Arden Says First-Quarter Results Encouraging


First fiscal quarter results released   continue reading »

Avon Reports Third-Quarter Results


Revenue of $2.6 billion   continue reading »

Elizabeth Arden Signs On to Outsource Flexible Packaging


Enters into multi-year contract with Williams Lea   continue reading »

Borghese Expands Its Cura-C Range


New body scrub debuts exclusively at Lord & Taylor.   continue reading »

Alberto Culver Reports Solid Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year


Hair care and skin care brands are helpful.   continue reading »

Benefit to Debut on HSN


Popular cosmetics brand goes live on home shopping television.   continue reading »

ABA Packaging Taps Warford


New national sales manager of ABA Packaging Corporation.   continue reading »

Hinkaty Joins Physicians Formula


Replaces Berry, who will become interim CFO.   continue reading »

Estee Lauder Raises Sales Projections


Projections change after a better first quarter   continue reading »

Avon Rocks with Fergie


Singer signs fragrance deal   continue reading »

Stila Makeup Player to Debut Next Month


Cosmetics set/media player fusion product.   continue reading »

L'Oreal Paris Befriends Hollywood's Walk of Fame


Beauty brand funds renovation and restoration   continue reading »

Sheherazade Chamlou Promoted at SGD North America


Karen Zaccaria-Cockrell appointed sales director   continue reading »

Maesa Expands West Elm Beauty Range


New line of lotions, soap and more.   continue reading »

M·A·C to Debut Lillyland Collection in Early 2010


Cosmetics range pays homage to classic resort brand.   continue reading »

P&G Looks to Developing Regions for Growth


Bob McDonald reveals future goals   continue reading »

Clinique Reveals New Global Flagship Counter


Changes department store model   continue reading »

Walmart.com Launches Beauty Delivery Service


Shop-at-home convenience for health and beauty items   continue reading »

Chanel Debuts Refillable Fragrance


No. 5 now available in refillable flacon.   continue reading »

Burt’s Bees’ Indursky to Kick Off Green Beauty Conference


Company chief marketing officer is the keynote on Oct. 14   continue reading »

NJPEC Night at the Races is Oct. 15


Popular event is back by demand.   continue reading »

Marionnaud To Cut Nearly 600 Jobs


No store closures planned for fragrance retailer.   continue reading »

Elie Saab to Develop Scent for Shiseido


Fashion designer to roll out cosmetics line too.   continue reading »

Sales Rise 5.6% at Helen of Troy


Second quarter and six month increase in report   continue reading »

Valeant Acquires Skin Care Brands from Down Under


Deal includes three Australian names   continue reading »

Sally Beauty Supply Acquires Schoeneman


Distributor deal set for $61 million.   continue reading »

Queen Latifah, Natori and Ecko Boost Business at Parlux


Company posts 8% increase in 2Q net sales   continue reading »

Murad to Debut Limited Edition Lip Balm


SPF 15 pomegranate formulation now in a key chain   continue reading »

Fragrance Foundation Plans Media Blitz


Attempts to halt declining sales.   continue reading »

Actress Felicity Huffman Joins Philosophy to Shower for a Cause


Appearance aids fight against women's cancers   continue reading »

September 2009



Coty’s Creative Director Speaks on Harajuku Lovers and Other Packaging Success Stories



Procter & Gamble Teams with U.S. Olympic Athletes


Cover Girl, Olay and Pantene included   continue reading »

Tag Signature Series Features Celebrity Packaging


Ludacris, Dyrdek and Anthony launch cologne set   continue reading »

Unilever To Acquire Sara Lee Brands


The $1.88 billion deal includes Sara Lee's personal care business.   continue reading »

Avon Targets Wrinkles with Anew Reversalist


Anti-aging formula stimulates new cells   continue reading »

CIBS Holds Fall Meeting at Central Park's Boathouse


Cocktail party next Thursday   continue reading »

Sally Beauty Gets Hold in Puerto Rico


Excellent market for beauty products   continue reading »

Baseball Star Joins Skin Care Brand


Wright to launch new product next month   continue reading »

Unilever Tests Dove Men+Care in Europe


A U.S. launch may be waiting in the wings.   continue reading »

Coty’s Creative Director, Jon Dinapoli, to Lead Q&A Session


One of several industry pros at Beauty Packaging Breakfast Seminar   continue reading »

OPI Victorious in Packaging Lawsuit


Case involved trademark infringement   continue reading »

Estée Lauder To Eliminate Prescriptives


Brand gets the axe due to a tough economic climate.   continue reading »

Beauty Foods are Big


Mintel Beauty Innovation finds 'beauty foods' growing in popularity   continue reading »

P&G Sees Return to Organic Sales Growth in 2Q.


Fiscal year 2010, first quarter outlook revealed.   continue reading »

Mary J. Blige to Accept Award at HBA Global Expo


Grammy Award-winning star joins keynote presentation team   continue reading »

Clinique Teams with Milly for Fashion's Night Out


Counter events take place in New York on September 10   continue reading »

Wet N Wild Joins '3-Free' Fray


New nail lacquers are formaldehyde, toluene, and phthalate-free.   continue reading »

Kiehl's Gets in on Açaí Mania


New line debuts this month.   continue reading »

Ulta Posts Gains in Quarter


Boost comes from new doors.   continue reading »

HBA’s ‘Green’ Conference Highlights Business Strategies for the Beauty Industry


Leading natural and organic innovators to speak   continue reading »

Second Round of Givaudan's Six Scents Concept Bows Next Month


New fragrances from designers like Phillip Lim, Henry Holland and Richard Nicoll.   continue reading »

Mouthwash Leaves Bad Taste in Lawyer's Mouth


Detroit attorney sues P&G over Crest Pro-Health.   continue reading »

Few Bright Spots in a Tough First Half


NPD reports on 2009 so far in U.S. beauty retail industry   continue reading »

P&G To Sponsor Olympics


Big deal estimated to be $15 million.   continue reading »

Pureology Is Going Green


Signs on with Gorbachev's Green Cross International.   continue reading »

August 2009



From Fekkai to Alterna


Beauty veteran Malloy named president of hair care marketer   continue reading »

International Survey in Honor of a Centennial


L'Oréal finds beauty is recession-proof in recent report   continue reading »

New Beauty Range at Sears


Full-service shop for cosmetics, skin care, fragrance and more.   continue reading »

Beiersdorf Bubbles with News of Beauty Line


Partnership forms to develop “sponge-like” cosmetics and skin care products   continue reading »

H2O Plus to Roll Out Anniversary Product


Face Oasis Ultra Hydrator celebrates 20 years of skin care   continue reading »

What Will P&G Do with All that Cash?


Sells pharma unit to Warner Chilcott for an up-front cash payment of $3.1 billion.   continue reading »

Cosmeceutical Brand Expands


Dermelect skin care branches out into nail products   continue reading »

P&G's Director of Sports Marketing Resigns


Jason Dial will try to sign on with a sports property or agency.   continue reading »

New Palette Inspired by 'Twilight'


Julie Hewett Los Angeles debuts special cosmetic kit.   continue reading »

New EDT for Stella McCartney


StellaNude to launch at Sephora this month.   continue reading »

Net Sales Down at Elizabeth Arden


Fiscal year as anticipated, says company   continue reading »

HBA Taps Aveda Founder for Keynote Address


Horst M. Rechelbacher will speak on naturals and organics   continue reading »

Guess? is Latest Fragrance News at Coty


Also obtains distribution rights of existing fragrances.   continue reading »

ICMAD Names Jeff Murad to Board of Directors


Latest member of trade association board.   continue reading »

Lush Wages Ingredient War


Nationwide campaign seeks alternatives   continue reading »

Net Sales Down 10.6% at Inter Parfums


Second quarter results in tune with economy.   continue reading »

New Releases to Help Parlux


Latest report shows financial improvement   continue reading »

Net Sales Impacted at Physicians Formula


Slow going in 3Q, 6Q report   continue reading »

PBA, NCA Agree to Proposed Merger


Industry associations to maximize results together   continue reading »

Beauty Sales Fall at P&G


Recession did some damage in the fourth quarter.   continue reading »

California Gals Favor Prestige Brands


NPD research reveals regional trends   continue reading »

Mastic Spa Debuts on ShopNBC


Greek skin care line features unique ingredient   continue reading »

July 2009



'The Nanny' Goes Green


Fran Drescher to launch natural skin care line   continue reading »

Solid Results for 3Q at Sally Beauty


Stores show stability for fiscal 2009 third quarter.   continue reading »

Profits Fall 20% at Bare Escentuals


Quarterly drop for mineral makeup leader.   continue reading »

Avon Reports Total Revenue of $2.5B


Second quarter report shows numbers down 10%   continue reading »

U.S. Color Cosmetic Slowdown Impacts Revlon


Second quarter report shows 12.2% drop in sales.   continue reading »

Second Quarter Favorable at Nu Skin


Spa products help keep marketer looking good.   continue reading »

Driving Into the Scent Category...


Cadillac launches new fragrance for men.   continue reading »

First Half of 2009 Promising for LVMH


Fragrance and Sephora stores boost business   continue reading »

Sales Down at Alberto Culver


A tough quarter for now, but nine-month report is stable.   continue reading »

New Color Story at CND


Nail polish range to get a rehaul for Fall 2009.   continue reading »

Fashion Designer Issey Miyake's Back in Action


House returns to fragrance fray after 17-year hiatus.   continue reading »

Latest J-Lo Fragrance Targets New Mothers


Lopez's twins inspire 'My Glow' at Coty.   continue reading »

Viktor & Rolf’s 'Eau Mega' On Deck for Fall 2009


L’Oréal to roll out second juice for fashion brand.   continue reading »

Fashion Week Collaboration Between MAC and Milk Studios


Brand to host runway shows, special events and more this September.   continue reading »

Global Initiative Still Underway at Avon


Company plans to cut 1,200 jobs by 2012.   continue reading »

Pop Art Packaging for Latest DKNY Rollout


'Delicious Art' fragrance will feature 1960s design   continue reading »

New Online Locale for Beiersdorf


Product news, videos and more on website   continue reading »

Burt's Bees Salicylic Acid Test


Rolls out natural acne line.   continue reading »

Maybelline New York Sponsors Fashion Week


Two-year commitment starts in September.   continue reading »

L'Oreal Paris Signs Latest Spokesperson


Del Castillo is next face to lead beauty campaign.   continue reading »

Sales Slide at CCA Industries


A 18% drop at health and beauty marketer for 3Q   continue reading »

Joico Wins Stylist Choice Award


K-Pak Deep Penetrating Reconstructor and ISO Option Waves lauded by industry   continue reading »

Parlux Preliminary 1Q Report Features Rise in Sales


Domestic department store sales jump over 50% to $8.4M   continue reading »

Premium Price Fragrance and Makeup Sales Thriving


Niche products reign surpreme in cosmetics, juices; while skin care is down.   continue reading »

Grand Brands Celebrates Overseas Lander Launch


New range of personal care ships to Phillipines, Puerto Rico.   continue reading »

Crabtree & Evelyn Files for Chapter 11


Petition filed in the U.S. only, not international   continue reading »

June 2009



Kirby of Ulta Named Enterpreneur of the Year


Lauded by Ernst & Young for leadership in Midwest region   continue reading »

Kao to Expand Beauty Production in Europe


Acquisition of hair care plant in Germany   continue reading »

More Personnel Moves at Procter & Gamble


New external relations officer after a retirement.   continue reading »

NPD Reports Women Are More Willing to Spend on Beauty Again


However, decline seen in ethnic segement for shopping   continue reading »

CoverGirl Queen Partners with Essence.com


New digital makeover launch.   continue reading »

Social Media Boosts Business


Astral Brands builds online success with integrated strategies   continue reading »

NJPEC's Road Series Kicks Off Summer


Save the date: Thursday, June 25   continue reading »

French Fragrance Company Cuts Jobs


Recession takes its toll.   continue reading »

P&G Buys Zirh


P&G continues its big push into men's grooming.   continue reading »

Elizabeth Arden Signs Claudia Schiffer


Newest face of of Feretti fragrance.   continue reading »

Ulta Adds Cargo to Roster of Brands


Popular cosmetic line to be sold in over 300 locations   continue reading »

It's Official: McDonald is New CEO at P&G


Lafley to remain chairman.   continue reading »

P&G May Name New CEO


McDonald up to lead the company   continue reading »

Things are Looking Up at Ulta


First quarter net sales increase 12.3%   continue reading »

CIBS Holds June 15th Golf Outing


The Cosmetic Industry Buyers and Suppliers (CIBS) will hold   continue reading »

L'Oreal Celebrates a Centenary


Company looks back at its history; announces new charity program   continue reading »

Got a Novel Cosmetic Package? Enter It in the HBA IPDA Awards


Deadline for submission is June 12.   continue reading »

P&G Buys The Art of Shaving


Expands its presence in the men's grooming category.   continue reading »

BeautyEncounter.com Named to Internet Retailer's Top 500


Web site is recognized for third year in a row   continue reading »

Warren-Tricomi Launches at Ricky's Nationwide


High-end hair care line to be sold at trendy beauty boutiques   continue reading »

New Date and Venue for Perfume Expo America


Network at PXA in NYC, June 30-July 2   continue reading »

New CEO at Fusion Brands


Pieper-Vogt to lead beauty business   continue reading »

Clarins USA Restructures Its Sales Force


New vice president of sales and education   continue reading »

May 2009



Coty Dominates the FiFi Awards


Takes top honors in six categories   continue reading »

Kline Projects Moderate Growth for C&T Market


Five-year estimate says less spending now but more later   continue reading »

Pureology Founders to be Honored on July 20


City of Hope's 2009 Spirit of Life Gala will host industry icons   continue reading »

Parlux Feels the Heat of the Economy


Net sales down 30% for fourth quarter   continue reading »

Sally Beauty Picks Up WildAid


Kate Hudson's hair care line gets even bigger.   continue reading »

Internet Posts Slight Increase in Beauty Purchases


Marketplace has opportunity, says NPD   continue reading »

IOPP, NJPEC to Host First Annual Golf Outing


Network and raise funds for students.   continue reading »

OPI Goes Matte for 2009


New color story strike a subtle tone.   continue reading »

Inter Parfums Banks on 2009 Product Rollouts


Sales are down, but company is optimistic on new launches   continue reading »

Mystic Tan Increases Retail Distribution with QVC


At-home sunless tanning products for at-home shoppers   continue reading »

Net Sales Slip at Physicians Formula


First quarter 2009 results see ‘drastic changes’   continue reading »

Sales Drop 3.4% at Elizabeth Arden in 3Q


Travel retail and distributor markets down   continue reading »

Minogue to Illuminate Empire State Building for Coty Cause


Special ceremony to honor Coty-DKMS Linked Against Leukemia partnership   continue reading »

Avon Sees 13% Drop in 1Q


Company plans to offer value to shoppers next   continue reading »

HBA's IPDA Competition Opens



StriVectin Neck Cream Launches on QVC


Anti-aging brand expands into body care   continue reading »

Estée Lauder Posts 10% Loss in 3Q


Adverse impact of global economy on sales, says company   continue reading »

Revlon Signs Biel as New Brand Ambassador


Latest beautiful face for product campaigns and events   continue reading »

April 2009



Pentawards 2009 Competition Opens


Pentawards 2009 Competition Opens   continue reading »

Drop in Sales at P&G for 3Q


Beauty leader falls into step with economy   continue reading »

Economy Impacts Bare Escentuals


First quarter 2009 report sees drop in sales   continue reading »

NPD/IRI Show Channel Shifting in Down Market


Beauty industry POS tracking looks at mass and prestige sales   continue reading »

Brown Beauty Acquires Nutress


Company started protein trend in hair care   continue reading »

Proactiv to Roll Out Double Duty Products


Mask is also lotion; treatment stick works as coverup   continue reading »

NJPEC to Present ‘Innovation: A Process to Success’ on May 28


Dinner will focus on packaging solutions for entrepreneurs   continue reading »

L'Oreal Paris Honors Phang at Tribeca Film Festival


Filmmaker is latest member of ‘Women of Worth’   continue reading »

Procter & Gamble Named as One of InfoWorld's Green 15


Green alternative to travel with ‘Telepresence’ success recognized   continue reading »

Pierce Mattie Forecasts Summer Trends


A golden glow, subtle highlights and more for 2009   continue reading »

Mintel Sees Cheap Chic as Top Trend


Shoppers are seeking out wallet-friendly beauty products   continue reading »

Xen-Tan to Launch on Fred Segal Website


Three tanning products to join the Studio Beauty Mix   continue reading »

New Co-Located Event at HBA Global Expo 2009


Beauty, skin care and spa professionals to meet this September   continue reading »

Cetaphil Products Now Recommended by Pediatricians


Cleansers and moisturizers are suggested for the little ones   continue reading »

P&G Moves Up on Fortune 500


Company is now No. 20 on top corporation roster   continue reading »

P&G Beauty Recruits in Geneva


Two-day program for European graduates   continue reading »

Salon Selectives Moves Over to Beautology Brands


Hair care marketer boosts its portfolio with classic collection   continue reading »

Mintel Identifies What Women Want


New report shows beauty products stand the test of the times   continue reading »

Unilever Completes TIGI Acquisition


Professional hair care business and academies in deal   continue reading »

New Global President at Coty Beauty


Semerari to lead Coty’s mass brand division   continue reading »

Design & Source Holds Lunchtime Seminars


Design & Source Productions Seminars in New York City this April   continue reading »

Redken, TSPA to Award Scholarship


Four students to be selected for program   continue reading »

Pureology is NOCC Sponsor


Exclusive hair care and styling support for fundraisers   continue reading »

Drom Bids Farewell to Former CEO


Dr. Bruno Storp remembered by many   continue reading »

HBA Global Expo Presents Free Webinar on New Product Ideas


On Wednesday, April 29, at 12 noon, HBA Global Expo will present a free webinar, titled “Think Outside the Box: Some Bright Ideas.”   continue reading »

Get Ready for the 2009 Revlon Run/Walk


NY/LA events to take place this May   continue reading »

Mink Eyelashes and More Debut at Fred Segal


Part of new interactive beauty shop at location   continue reading »

Looking to Sell Your Beauty Product? Try a Coupon...


New study shows increase in consumer online coupon usage   continue reading »

Pratt Celebrates 20th Anniversary of the Marc Rosen Scholarship


Event to take place April 21, 2009.   continue reading »

Revlon Adds On to ColorStay Collection


Latest launch in 15-year-old line is liquid lipstick   continue reading »

P&G Sells Johnson Products


RCJP Acquistion, Inc. purchases $23 Million hair care company.   continue reading »

March 2009



The Stars Come Out for the Fifi Awards


The best of the fragrance industry is on display May 27.   continue reading »

Sales Up for 2008 at Physicians Formula


Masstige brand sees positive annual report   continue reading »

Sara Lee May Move to Divest Household Brands


Chairman Barnes confirms there is interest in the $2.3 billion business.   continue reading »

L'Oréal Luxury Group Revamps European Production Operations


Consolidates in the north of France   continue reading »

Milano is Latest Face of Proactiv


Topselling Guthy-Renker brand taps 30-something market   continue reading »

Jordan Joins Revlon's Board of Directors


New leader for bigger board, says company   continue reading »

Victorinox Swiss Army Wins Counterfeit Lawsuit


New York distributors charged with trademark infringement   continue reading »

Allergan Launches Latisse Wishes


Brooke Shields to lead charity campaign   continue reading »

Study Finds Women Are Spending Less on Beauty Products


Shoppers budgeting but still maintaining personal care regimes   continue reading »

It's Official: Freda is Estée Lauder's Next CEO


Will take post on July 1.   continue reading »

New Nanotechnology Ruling in Europe


Cosmetic products to be tested further for safety.   continue reading »

Beauty Beverly Hills to Distribute EMK Line


Exclusive deal for anti-aging product collection   continue reading »

Natural Beauty Summit to Return to NYC


HBA to sponsor second annual green conference   continue reading »

NPD Reports on the State of U.S. Prestige Beauty


Some bright spots recognized in each category   continue reading »

Dior Promotes Darland to President of Perfumes


Former general manager lauded for leadership   continue reading »

Perfume Expo America


Returns to Manhattan   continue reading »

P&G to Receive Open Innovation Partner of Choice Award


Company to be honored in Las Vegas on April 8   continue reading »

New Home for Coty Prestige


Company to relocate to Empire State Building   continue reading »

Kressley and Kardashian Front for Caress


New 'Skinwear' collection of bath, body products debuts   continue reading »

Increased Market Segmentation in European Naturals Market


Organic Monitor finds suppliers are developing products for niche consumer   continue reading »

Yes To, Inc, Welcomes New VP of Sales from L’Oreal


Naturals brand sold at Walgreens to benefit from industry veteran   continue reading »

Inventor Creates DIY Beauty Website


Ideas for crafting at-home cosmetics and skin care   continue reading »

'Strong Finish' at NHT in 4Q Report


New marketing programs planned to continue growth   continue reading »

Brestle to Retire from Estee Lauder


Longtime president will step down this summer   continue reading »

HBA Partners with CEW and ICMAD


Expo to include industry associations in program   continue reading »

Mary Kay to Celebrate Birthday with Benefit Lipsticks


Crème formulations to raise funds for violence prevention   continue reading »

Four Talents for a Fragrance


Special session slated for Cosmoprof Bologna, April 3.   continue reading »

Sara Lee Mulls Sale of Personal Care Business


Unit, which includes household care, could fetch $2 billion.   continue reading »

Revlon Elects Meyers as Chief Science Officer


Position to start in 2010 due to Scancarella's retirement   continue reading »

Nivea Enters Body Wash Category


Exotic ingredients and a heavy foam make the line unique   continue reading »

Highs and Lows at Inter Parfums in 4Q, 2008 Report


Management also revises its 2009 guidance   continue reading »

3C Inc. Moves to New Location


3C Inc., a company with more than 20 years in the stock and custom cosmetics packaging business, has relocated.   continue reading »

NPD Reports Women Spend More on TV Beauty Products


Informercials, shopping networks are strong marketers   continue reading »

Delay in L’Oréal-eBay Court Case


Dispute over counterfeit products pushed back to April   continue reading »

Advanced Beauty Systems Names Matt Smith VP of Marketing


Worked with Snapple, Dr. Pepper brand strategies   continue reading »

M-A-C to Roll Out Viva Glam VI


Fergie headlines latest fundraising campaign   continue reading »

L'Oreal Paris Hits Up LG Fashion Week


Next stop is Canadian celebration of design   continue reading »

Merck To Acquire Schering-Plough for $41 Billion


Where does that leave Coppertone?   continue reading »

Susan Arnold To Retire from P&G


Beauty sales soared under her leadership.   continue reading »

Henkel Plans Multi-City Tour for Hair Care Line


Magnetik by got2b to go on the road   continue reading »

Olay Rolls Out Professional Line


Pro-X aims to reduce appearance of wrinkles   continue reading »

Helen of Troy to Acquire Infusium from P&G


Eighty-year-old hair care brand a staple for stylists   continue reading »

Garnier Fructis to Host Nationwide Contest


Seeking 'American Idol' style singing sensations   continue reading »

Paris Hilton is Fragrance Foundation's Celebrity of the Year


Heiress/actress to be awarded with special FiFi   continue reading »

ZO Skin Health to Target Spa Market


Dr. Obagi products now available outside of physician offices   continue reading »

February 2009



Sales Up at Bare Escentuals


Fiscal 2008 net sales grow 9%, net income rises 11%   continue reading »

NJPEC Presents ‘Sustainable Possibilities’ on March 5th


New Jersey Packaging Executives Club event on March 5 at the Bethwood in Totowa, NJ   continue reading »

Ennis to Lead Revlon International


CFO promoted to company director and president   continue reading »

New Creative Director for Gap Personal Care


McNatton and firm to revamp collection's image   continue reading »

Rexam Invests in Mexico Packaging Plant


Purchase for ownership of plastic packaging locale   continue reading »

Ambi Announces Second Annual Scholarship


Science and medicine program to support minority women   continue reading »

Avon Revisits Its Restructuring Plan


Expects savings and benefits approaching $900 million   continue reading »

Anti-Aging is Top Facial Skin Care Seller, Reports Mintel


New technology and increased interest drive development and sales   continue reading »

MAC Goes Live from Fashion Week on Style.com


Video messages and direct footage from the backstage lounge   continue reading »

Attal Promoted at L'Oreal


Named executive VP and managing director of research in Paris   continue reading »

Bare Escentuals to Launch Buxom Lash in NYC


Interactive campaign includes silhouettes, shows and samples   continue reading »

Color Cosmetics On the Rise for Revlon


Net sales jump 9% for 2008 with product rollouts   continue reading »

M-A-C Cosmetics Debuts Hello Kitty Collection


Tie-in with fundraising auction on eBay   continue reading »

Neutrogena Taps Emma Roberts as Latest Spokesperson


Teen talent to front skin care campaign   continue reading »

Stila, T3 Partner with Barbie for Fashion Week


Experts work with models in honor of Mattel’s 50-year-old top blonde   continue reading »

S&P Turns Negative on Estée Lauder


Cites declining economy and grim retail outlook.   continue reading »

Rexam Announces Fifth Annual Challenge


Contest for foam formulations with a specialty on baby products   continue reading »

Nicole Richie Named Best Tressed for January 2009


'Simple Life' star most popular amongst those seeking hair inspiration online   continue reading »

Lowered Expectations at Physicians Formula


Even though market share is up, sales slip in latest report   continue reading »

Parlux Posts Rise in Sales in Latest Financial Report


Celebrity fragrances sold well at department stores   continue reading »

Varvatos to Debut New Fragrance


Artisan is latest addition to menswear brand portfolio   continue reading »

Kline Anticipates Healthy Growth for Naturals Market


Study shows mass marketers are riding the green wave   continue reading »

Further Financial Woes in Prestige Beauty


Decreased sales at Elizabeth Arden, Estée Lauder   continue reading »

Estée Lauder To Cut Workforce by 6%


Plans call for eliminating 2000 jobs during the next two years.   continue reading »

Skinvisible Signs Dermatology Agreement With RHEI


New partnership introduces Invisicare to China   continue reading »

Aveda Receives PETA Award for Best Cruelty-Free Spa Products


Company noted for animal-friendly practices throughout all aspects of business   continue reading »

Quarterly Drop at Avon, But Full Year 2008 Positive


Total revenue down 9% for 4Q, up 8% to $10.7B   continue reading »

NovaLash Now Available at Ulta Salons


Professional lash extension system in demand at stores   continue reading »

Macy's To Cut 7000 Jobs


Retailer targets regional divisions   continue reading »

Neutrogena Signs Actress Natascha McElhone


New brand ambassador for skin care collection   continue reading »

January 2009



Organic Monitor Gives 2009 Predictions


Natural ingredients top the list   continue reading »

Regis to Sell Trade Secret Division


Stock transaction set to close mid-February   continue reading »

Beauty Falls Flat at P&G in Quarterly Report


Slight drop in sales as expected, says company   continue reading »

Lip Gloss Recalled By Markwins


Beauty products may have risk of lead exposure   continue reading »

MWV to Close Ohio Packaging Plant


Part of cost-cutting initative for the company   continue reading »

Prestige Beauty Industry Takes a Hit


Dollar sales drop 3.3% for 2008 in new NPD report   continue reading »

New CEO at Walgreens


Former president/COO Wasson to lead drugstore chain   continue reading »

Unilever to Buy TIGI and Advanced Education Academies


Acquisition set for $411.5 million in cash by March 2009   continue reading »

Hair Care Brands Strong at Alberto Culver


TRESemme and Nexxus lead the way in sales   continue reading »

Daisy Fuentes Line is Latest Launch at Worthington


New collection set to debut in mass market   continue reading »

Inter Parfums Sees a Rise and a Fall


4Q losses and full-year financial gains in report   continue reading »

P&G Partners with BET in Beauty Campaign


‘My Black is Beautiful’ is theme of television program   continue reading »

Zorbit Acquired by Maesa for $50 Million


France-based company takes full stake in New York beauty marketer   continue reading »

Johnson & Johnson Posts Full-Year and Fourth-Quarter 2008 Results


Full-year sales for 2008 increased 4.3% to $63.7 billion   continue reading »

Free Beauty Products Today at Select Department Stores


Cosmetics settlement allows complimentary items to qualified shoppers   continue reading »

L'Oreal Paris presented Women of Worth Vision Award at Sundance


Limited edition fundrasing compact on sale in honor of commendation   continue reading »

St. Ives Goes to Sundance


Special spa/gallery treats film festival attendees   continue reading »

Judy Collins To Perform at Beyond Beauty Gala


Fifth annual event to take place Feb. 3 in New York.   continue reading »

Sales Slow at Elizabeth Arden


Preliminary second quarter fiscal results revealed   continue reading »

Estée Lauder Lowers 2009 Fiscal Outlook


Change due to global economy, says company   continue reading »

CoverGirl Seeks New Song at Cannes


Last year's win for Pantene brings agency back to France   continue reading »

Organizational Changes at Procter & Gamble


A retirement and a promotion in business development   continue reading »

An Verhulst Named President of L'Oréal USA Professional


Succeeds David Craggs who retires next month.   continue reading »

Bare Escentuals Joins with Go Red for Women


Lipgloss to raise funds for American Heart Association   continue reading »

Comfort Zone Partners with Warren-Tricomi


NYC salon to showcase spa skin care line   continue reading »

No Rise in Sales at Prestige for 3Q Report


Brand predicts revenues in line with prior year   continue reading »

John Lewis Tops List in UK


Avon also places in roster of favorites   continue reading »

Murad Celebrates 20 Years of Skin Care


Special anniversary products to launch throughout 2009   continue reading »

Paris and Jessica Lead at Parlux


Preliminary 6% increase in third quarter net sales   continue reading »

The End of Consumerism?


Wal-Mart CEO sees a fundamental shift in U.S. economy.   continue reading »

New Scents Propel Ferragamo Parfums


Sales jump for the fifth year in a row.   continue reading »

Beiersdorf Posts an 8% Rise in Sales


Core brands shine in preliminary 2008 data.   continue reading »

A New Managing Director for Maurer & Wirtz


Johannes Verhoog succeeds Bert Lehnen as managing director.   continue reading »

Financial Slowdown at Helen of Troy


Sales are lower in 3Q, nine-month report   continue reading »

New Chief Financial Officer Appointed at Coty


Sergio Pedreiro joins global beauty company’s executive team   continue reading »

L’Occitane Calls On Software Company to Improve Global Relations


New data system aims to reduce worldwide operational costs   continue reading »

Regis Reports Decline in Second Quarter


Sales slide 5.4%   continue reading »

Calvin Klein Fragrances Unveils New Campaign


New spin on brand after 15 years on the market   continue reading »

Report Shows Mass Fared Well for Holidays


Chain drugstores cashed in on slimmer wallets for 2008   continue reading »

Lancome’s Latest Launch Has Protein Power


Skin care concentrate said to revitalize skin cells   continue reading »

Alterna Wins Magazine Award


Natural hairspray is reader favorite in New Beauty   continue reading »

RC2 to Expand Baby Care Offerings


Expanded lines from Lamaze, Bella B   continue reading »

Padilla Joins Natural Health Trends


New role as senior VP of marketing for global operations   continue reading »

Whitman Resigns from P&G Board


Personal reasons are cause of resignation   continue reading »