December 2010



Mary Kay Sales Rep Scores 13th Pink Cadillac


Direct seller’s beauty sales keep rolling along   continue reading »

UK Fragrance Sales Differ By Region


Women from north to south exhibit different buying habits   continue reading »

Inter Parfums and Boucheron Ink 15-year Licensing Deal


The agreement replaces a previous license with L'Oreal.   continue reading »

NPA Celebrates 500th Natural Certification


The NPA Natural Seal helps consumers easily identify products that meet the NPA’s high standard of “natural.”   continue reading »

Dow Corning Named China's 'Most Eco-Friendly' Supplier


An award was given in recognition of the company’s efforts to save natural resources, reduce waste, develop new materials with environmental compatibility.   continue reading »

Beiersdorf to Sell Juvena and Marlies Möller


The decision to sell is based on the company's new skin care focused strategy.   continue reading »

PIA Honors DISC for its Work Environment


It is the eighth time the company has been named to PIA’s Best Workplace list.   continue reading »

Unilever, Alberto Culver Deal Approved by Shareholders


The merger is expected to close in 2011.   continue reading »

L'Oréal Launches YouTube Ad Campaigns in Europe


The five campaigns will promote six fragrance brands.   continue reading »

Alpha Packaging Acquires Progressive Plastics


The purchase adds over 160 stock items to Alpha's product offerings.   continue reading »

NPD Group: Fragrance Sales Back on Track


There's been a marked improvement in prestige fragrance sales over the same period in 2009.   continue reading »

Berlin Packaging Acquires Continental Packaging


The transaction marks Berlin Packaging’s second acquisition in ten months.   continue reading »

Shiseido to Enter Panama in 2011


Sales will be handled by the WISA Group, a Colombian distributor for prestige cosmetics.   continue reading »

Dior to Partner with Icelandic Glacial


The skin care products maker will feature water with a "net zero" carbon footprint.   continue reading »

ITF Unveils Wood-inspired Fragrance


The packaging features a wood motif, enhanced with golden accents.   continue reading »

L'Oréal USA Acquires Peel's Salon Services


The business will become part of SalonCentric, the professional products distribution operation of L’Oréal USA.   continue reading »

Glenroy Launches Award-Winning Website


New website wins a 2010 web2award   continue reading »

Annie Oakley Perfumery Expands for Visitors


Visitors to the Indiana facility can view products being made, and develop there own fragrance.   continue reading »

First African Beauty Expo Announced


The inaugural Black Glamour will take place in South Africa, October 2011.   continue reading »

Biersdorf to Invest Heavily in Skin Care Market


The new strategid direction will streamline the company's product range.   continue reading »

Lady Gaga is MAC's Viva Glam Spokeswoman


The campaign's aim is to raise funds to support the fight against AIDS.   continue reading »

NYC Museum to Explore Fragrance as an Art Form


Exhibit visitors will experience scent through specially-design atomizing machine that will release "the work of art."   continue reading »

HBA Global Announces Call For Speakers


Leaders in all areas of the health, beauty, and personal care industries are invited to submit an application for the June event.   continue reading »

CoverGirl to Launch New Makeup Line with Taylor Swift


NatureLux is designed to deliver a perfectly polished makeup look and a lightweight feel.   continue reading »

Glenroy Launches Flexible Packaging Smartphone App


The app provides tools for conversions and calculations commonly used in the flexible packaging industry.   continue reading »

Jennifer Lopez Becomes Face of L'Oreal


The new American Idol judge will be the face of upcoming makeup and hair care campaigns.   continue reading »

Kohl's to Partner With Vera Wang for Cosmetics Line


The department store has also renewed its long-term deal with Vera Wang.   continue reading »

Beauty Media Network to Light Up Salons


BMN is focused primarily on salons and spas that have large African-American customer bases.   continue reading »

Tesco Beauty Products Get a New Look


The design had to be unisex in some areas and have the potential to extend beyond heath and beauty.   continue reading »

Coty to Buy Chinese Skin Care Company


TJoy is the fourth acquisition that Coty has announced in the past month.   continue reading »

Japan Sees 'Non-Cosmetics' Companies Entering Beauty Market


Fujifilm has ventured into the cosmetics market in an attempt to diversify its sources of revenue.   continue reading »

Avon to Boycott Alberta Oil


The company has asked its transportation partners to avoid high-impact, high-carbon fuels.   continue reading »

Taiki Receives L'Oreal's Quality Excellence Award


The award was given during the L’Oreal Supplier Day Meeting in Hong Kong.   continue reading »

Inaugural FiFi Dubai Winners Announced


Both Arabian and international brands were recognized by the jury as well as consumers.   continue reading »

MAC Artists Volunteer for World AIDS Day


To date, the company has donated more than $190 million to fight HIV/AIDS.   continue reading »

Coty Completes OPI Products Acquisition


The acquisition of the North Hollywood nail polish maker is the New York firm's third in three weeks.   continue reading »

November 2010



Dior Beauty Unveils New Website


The new Dior.com features e-shopping, beauty advice and contests.   continue reading »

Venetian Beauty Launches 24k Gold Products


The company has partnered with a Florida-based skin care manufacturer.   continue reading »

Coty Close to Acquiring Nail Polish Maker OPI


OPI held about 6% of the U.S. nail polish market last year.   continue reading »

Latinas Joining Mary Kay in Record Numbers


The direct seller has increased its Latina independent sales force by 39 percent.   continue reading »

Coty Agrees to Purchase Philosophy


The product line is expected to generate more than $200 million in sales this year.   continue reading »

LVMH, L’Oreal Lose Ruling on $62 Million French Fine


The Cour de Cassation restored the regulator’s fine for “hardcore restrictions” on competition.   continue reading »

MAC Cosmetics to Launch Pink Friday Lipstick


The cotton candy pink shade will be made available to the public only on four specific days.   continue reading »

Coty to Close North Carolina Plant


More than 300 jobs will be be eliminated.   continue reading »

L'Occitane Looks to Expand in U.S. and Italy


The company wants to grow the number of retail outlets in the U.S. from 170 to 300.   continue reading »

Alcan Packaging Beauty Changes Name to Albéa


Announces new company brand name, following its change of ownership in July 2010   continue reading »

Scott Kestenbaum Promoted at Maesa


Now Senior Vice President of Maesa Packaging   continue reading »

Cosmoprof Asia Deemed a Success


The 2010 edition closes with record figures   continue reading »

Fusion Packaging Opens East Coast Office


Located in Secaucus, NJ   continue reading »

Unilever Reveals Ambitious Sustainability Plans


Aims to halve the environmental footprint of its products   continue reading »

Inter Parfums Reports Positive Trends


Sales boosted by Burberry Beauty makeup line   continue reading »

The Fragrance Foundation Pumps Up Campaign


Aims to attract holiday shoppers   continue reading »

Dabur Enters Ethnic Hair Care Market


Expands in U.S., Europe and Africa   continue reading »

Coty Inc. Builds Color Cosmetics Holdings


Acquires leading cosmetic producer in Germany   continue reading »

Katy Perry Collaborates on New Collection


Launches nail polish on the heels of her new fragrance   continue reading »

Inter Parfums Reports Third Quarter Earnings


Reports higher sales in Europe, lower sales in the U.S.   continue reading »

Coty and Lady Gaga Announce Fragrance Deal


The yet-to-be named fragrance line is expected to launch in spring 2012.   continue reading »

Beauty Encounter Unwraps Holiday Gift Guide


The fragrance and beauty online retailer highlights the season's hottest gifts.   continue reading »

House of Fraser Launches New Bobbi Brown Online


Customers can now find Bobbi Brown products online through the House of Fraser site.   continue reading »

L'Oréal and UNESCO Honor Women Scientists


Each of the five scientists will receive $100,000 in recognition of their contribution to science.   continue reading »

Vera Wang Celebrates Anniversary With New Fragrance


The packaging features an elegant faceted bottle embellished with lavender petals.   continue reading »

Barclays Says Estee Lauder is 'Overweight'


Estee Lauder has announced a 36% boost to its annual dividend payout.   continue reading »

Perfumania and Kardashian to Appear on The Apprentice


Perfumania.com will run "The Apprentice Challenge" sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip to NYC and meet Donald Trump.   continue reading »

Mary Kay to Ramp Up Sales Effort in India


The company plans to add 100,000 additional independent beauty consultants.   continue reading »

Avon to Sell its Japanese Subsidiary


The planned sale is consistent with Avon's strategy of focusing its portfolio and investments on direct selling markets with higher growth potential.   continue reading »

Campbell Accused of Perfume Case Perjury


Moodform Mission claims the model lyed about perfume royalties.   continue reading »

Beiersdorf Has Disappointing Third Quarter


The company's UK and Russian business remained strong.   continue reading »

European Sales Lift Elizabeth Arden Profits


The beauty company's sales in Europe rose 14 percent.   continue reading »

Iran Frees Jailed Oriflame Employee


The Tehran office of Oriflame was shut down by authorities in August and five of its employees were arrested.   continue reading »

Modiface Launches Industry Forecasting Tool


ShadeCast provides a ShadeScore to appropriately position the hottest and most sampled colors from the iPhone app.   continue reading »

Alliance Boots Reveals Strong Sales


Strong cash flow and lower interest rates helped reduce net borrowings.   continue reading »

Taylor Swift and Elizabeth Arden Sign Fragrance Deal


The first fragrance will debut in prestige retailers in North America during the fall of 2011.   continue reading »

Prestige Boutique Beautybar.com is Launched


The site features free 1-2 day shipping.   continue reading »

WFFC Continues Charitable Donations


In 2010, several contributions were made to a variety of organizations in the U.S. and abroad.   continue reading »

Sephora Expands Into Mexico


Two store openings are slated for the second half 2011.   continue reading »

October 2010



Mintel: Women Like to Smell How They feel


It seems mood is now the most popular motivator of fragrance choice for women.   continue reading »

DuPont Seeks Entries for Annual Packaging Awards


The competition calls for examples of breakthroughs in packaging innovation, sustainability and waste/cost reduction.   continue reading »

Avon Misses Third Quarter Mark


The company posted a lower-than-expected quarterly profit, pressured by restructuring in China and weak sales in North America.   continue reading »

WFFC to Hold UK Symposium


The symposium will present a diverse list of educational topics.   continue reading »

Fashion Students Assigned Fragrance Project


Students will create an original design interpretation of the One Drop Changes Everything fragrance bottle icon.   continue reading »

OPI May Fetch $1 Billion at Auction


Coty is thought to be the early front-runner.   continue reading »

Greenopia Updates its Green Beauty Guide


Dr. Bronner’s, Organic Essence and SkinnySkinny earned top green honors.   continue reading »

L'Oreal Sales Increase 15%, Beat Estimates


L’Oreal, which opened its first factory in Russia in September, is chasing growth in emerging markets.   continue reading »

Oriflame Cosmetics Pretax Profit Drops


The result is related to the closure of Oriflame's operations in Iran.   continue reading »

Eastman and Marc Rosen Partner for Futuristic Packaging


The Art of Clarity collection was unveiled at Luxe Pack Monaco 2010.   continue reading »

GoGoGirlfriend.com Launches Sampling Program


The website offers members a gift box packed with sample beauty and skin care products.   continue reading »

Carl Edwards is Face of New Avon Fragrance


Turn 4XT will hit markets in November 2010.   continue reading »

Fragrance Foundation Arabia Jury Members Announced


The different award categories are split into “Arabian” and “International," highlighting the role of fragrance in the Arab world.   continue reading »

NPD Group Says Prestige Makeup Sales Rising


Face and Nails were standout segments, outperforming the total makeup category in the first eight months of the year.   continue reading »

Iconic Lip Color Collection is Introduced


The collection is inspired by the beauty and style of old Hollywood favorites.   continue reading »

MWV Creates Sustainable Pump for Hermes


Voyage d'Hermes features MWV's NoC dip tube and a threaded ferrule.   continue reading »

P&G Beauty Launches Men's Anti-aging Serum


Reverse, by Zirh, will be made available in November.   continue reading »

CIBS Welcomes New Members


The organization introduced fourteen newcomers at its October luncheon.   continue reading »

Swiss Prestige Skin Care Brand Enters NA Market


In&Out Different Beauty opened its flagship boutique on New York City's Madison Avenue.   continue reading »

Avon to Close Ohio Plant


More than 400 manufacturing employees will lose their jobs.   continue reading »

Report Reveals What Makes Beauty Ads Compelling


The study also revealed that beauty products are considered a necessity.   continue reading »

FMA Aligns with IFRA, Changes Name


The organization reconfirms its commitment to safety, advocacy, and collaboration on regional and global levels.   continue reading »

Arbonne Unveils Five New Products


The skin care products are made with nutrients from five fruits and vegetables.   continue reading »

Volcanic Perfume to Hit the Market in Iceland


The juice is made from the meltwater of the infamous Eyjafoell eruption.   continue reading »

Lady Gaga to Release a Monster


The singer signed a deal with Coty Inc., and the new fragrance is expected to launch in 2012.   continue reading »

Avon Shares Rise Amid L'Oreal Takeover Rumor


Reports say the French beauty company could offer more than $44 per share for the company.   continue reading »

Maesa and Icing Stores Team Up for New Beauty Line


The Flaunt line uses vintage appeal to target the flirty, fun young woman in her 20’s.   continue reading »

Beverly Hills to Launch Line of Perfumes


The three fragrance set will be the initial products in a Beverly Hills beauty line that will roll out over the next year.   continue reading »

Cosmetic Essence Successfully Restructured


The contract manufacturer has about $300 million in revenue.   continue reading »

Regis Sees Decline In First Quarter Revenues


First quarter total same-store sales decreased 1.5 percent.   continue reading »

Las Vegas Resorts Donate Unused Beauty Products


The products are being used to combat diseases caused by inadequate hygiene across the globe.   continue reading »

Dermstore.com Announces 500th Brand


The online source offers over 17,000 products.   continue reading »

Report Says Personal Care Consumers in Conflict


Datamonitor found that 57% of consumers are concerned about ingredients used in cosmetics and toiletries.   continue reading »

jkr Designs Penhaligon’s New Luxury Fragrance


The packaging gives the Pengaligon’s brand a clean, elegant and more modern look.   continue reading »

Perfumania Revamps its Website


The new site aims to expand its brand and bring additional business to 370 stores.   continue reading »

Sally Beauty Acquires Midwest Beauty Products Firm


The addition of Aerial will extend BSG's distribution reach of professional beauty products in the Midwest region of the U.S.   continue reading »

Epson Announces Three New Printing Products


The company unveiled their latest machinery at Graph Expo in Chicago.   continue reading »

Jordin Sparks Launches Affordable New Scent


A 2.5 oz bottle of Because of You will retail for for an introductory price of $9.50.   continue reading »

MAC Cosmetics Names New Global Brand President


Karen Buglisi adds marketing and global communications to her responsibilities.   continue reading »

Neiman Marcus Names Beauty Award Winners


The winners were selected via an online poll by NM customers.   continue reading »

September 2010



Julianna Margulies is Newest Face of L'Oreal Paris


The actress will make her ad campaign debut in the beginning of 2011.   continue reading »

Estee Lauder Appoints New Artistry Brands VP


Jennifer Balbier will oversee all product development for M*A*C Cosmetics, Bobbi Brown and Smashbox brands.   continue reading »

Procter & Gamble Unveils New Sustainability Vision


P&G will implement a series of 10-year sustainability goals.   continue reading »

CEW Accepting Entries for 2011 Beauty Awards


New this year is the Eco Beauty Award.   continue reading »

Unilever to Acquire Alberto Culver


The transaction is structured as a merger and is subject to approval by owners holding a majority of Alberto Culver's outstanding shares.   continue reading »

Beiersdorf Announces New Appointments


The announcements will be effective in October.   continue reading »

L’Oréal Opens First Factory in Russia


The plant will manufacture shampoos, hair conditioners, and hair-dyes for the L’Oréal Paris and Garnier brands.   continue reading »

L’Oréal PPD Announces Promotions


An Verhulst-Santos has been promoted to managing director, PPD Worldwide.   continue reading »

Japan Leads Anti-aging Skin Care Boom


Mintel Beauty Innovation reports that the Japanese market increased 85 percent over two years.   continue reading »

SPC Releases PRC Guidelines Report


The report facilitates better communication between retailers and brand owners.   continue reading »

WFFC Announces Fall Seminar


The Seminar Committee has lined up accomplished practitioners from the flavor and fragrance industry.   continue reading »

Survey Reveals Flawless Skin is Top Priority


The Majority of women choose cosmetics with SPF protection and other skin benefits.   continue reading »

Dow Corning to Unveil New Beauty Formulas


Three new products will be showcased at Expocosmética.   continue reading »

Avery Dennison Launches New Labeling System


This system labels complex curved surfaces beyond other current labeling processes.   continue reading »

Manic Panic Debuts Vegan Cosmetics Line


The 100% vegan products are designed for the "edgy and bold rock-goth" look.   continue reading »

FIT to Celebrate Marketing Program's 10th Anniversay


Two key program supporters will be honored for their commitment to education.   continue reading »

Sally Beauty Announces Ion Product Giveaway


The contest celebrates the launch of the company's new blog.   continue reading »

Prestige Skincare Plumps Up Sales


New report from NPD shows skin care sales increased in first half 2010   continue reading »

PrePak Holdings Forms Health and Beauty Division


Celeste Health & Beauty will operate in Whippany, NJ   continue reading »

Revlon and Halle Berry Celebrate Fashion’s Night Out New York


Berry, Revlon’s brand ambassador joined global artistic director Gucci Westman at block party   continue reading »

Crabtree & Evelyn Kit Helps Fight Breast Cancer


Donations made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure   continue reading »

Sexy Scents Said to Vary by Locale


Axe brand enlists scent expert for research project   continue reading »

Revlon Names New Global Marketing Officer


Julia Goldin will oversee all marketing activities   continue reading »

Heidi Klum Takes On Role at Coty


Project Runway’s Klum stars as the new face and artistic advisor for Astor brand   continue reading »

Fergie Joins Thousands at Avon's Walk for Breast Cancer


Recording artist and Avon spokesperson participates in closing ceremony   continue reading »

Macy's Launches 'Impulse Beauty' Concept


The new open-sell space showcases boutique beauty brands.   continue reading »

Victorinox Announces New Winter Fragrances


Snow Flower and Snow Power expand the FiFi Award-winning product line.   continue reading »

Neiman Marcus Launches First Beauty Awards


Voters are also invited to enter a sweepstakes.   continue reading »

P&G Plans Global Expansion for Olay


The company also announced that Carrie Underwood will be the Olay celebrity spokeswoman for a new campaign.   continue reading »

New Organic Fragrance Introduced


The collection consists of four fragrances: Citron, Oriental Blossom, Jasmine and Oud.   continue reading »

MAC Cosmetics Launches Beach Collection


The supplier held a summer beach party in Australia to launch the collection.   continue reading »

Korean Cosmetics Exports On Record Pace


The country’s cosmetics exports in the first half increased 38.7 percent, or $240 million, from a year ago.   continue reading »

Bacteria-based Skin Care Line Launched


The Nude skin care serum uses probiotics' skin balancing, protection and anti-aging properties.   continue reading »

Perry Ellis Launches Original Penquin Fragrance


The new fragrance line is designed to target younger consumers.   continue reading »

Ulta Reports Strong First Quarter


The company's revenue grew 17.6 percent to $321.8 million.   continue reading »

China to Set Up Safety System for Beauty Products


It would be China's first system to assess and monitor the safety of cosmetics and skin care products.   continue reading »

AptarGroup to Host Analyst Day


Senior executives from the company will make a presentation and then answer questions from a live audience.   continue reading »

The Soap Girl Launches Botanical Spa Line


A new e-commerce site as also been announced.   continue reading »

Living Proof Issued Two U.S. Patents for Hair Care


PolyfluoroEster technology has the potential to fill performance gaps that currently exist with the widespread use of silicones.   continue reading »

August 2010



Irving Place Capital to Acquire Alpha Packaging


Current management team to stay in place   continue reading »

OPI Not for Sale, Says Founder


Still, the rumors persist.   continue reading »

Prevention Magazine Names Anti-aging Award Winners


This year’s winners are all available for less than $50.   continue reading »

Qosina Makes Inc. 5000 List Again


The company is recognized–for the second straight year–as one of the fastest growing companies.   continue reading »

NJPEC Package of the Year Submission Deadline Extended


The new deadline for submissions is August 31.   continue reading »

First Russian FiFi Awards Announced


The Fragrance Foundation's VP has been invited to the December event as a guest of honor.   continue reading »

Maybelline NY Announces Fashion Week Lineup


Global makeup artist Charlotte Willer will lead the backstage teams.   continue reading »

Iran Shuts Down Oriflame, Detains Five


The company says its Tehran branch was "abruptly shut down" without a disclosed reason.   continue reading »

Jacqueline Bisset to Rep Avon's new 60+ Skin Care Line


The new ANEW skin care line was developed to recapture the appearance of youthful contours.   continue reading »

Cherry Jack Couture Launches Online Store


The bed and bath product line uses natural, raw organic ingredients.   continue reading »

Guthy Renker and Susan Evans Launch New Skin Care Line


The new collection offers nine products including exfoliators, cleansers, and beauty treatments.   continue reading »

Glenroy Having an Award Winning Year


The company is recognized with a "Best of Category" from PIW and is also a "Gold" winner for its flexo work.   continue reading »

Deadline Approaches for NJPEC Package of the Year Awards


Submission deadline is August 27, 2010   continue reading »

Benedicte Bron to be Honored by WFFC


Selected as WFFC 2010 Open Dinner Honoree   continue reading »

Sex Pistols Launch Fragrance


The perfume's packaging was inspired by the hit song God Save the Queen.   continue reading »

Dermablend Introduces Tattoo Primer and Cover


The product serves as a painless, cost-effective alternative to laser removal.   continue reading »

Artistry Offers Chance to Shop with Miss America


The online contest's Grand Prize includes a three day trip to NYC.   continue reading »

Philippe Lahmani to Present 'Cosmeto-textiles' at HBA


The lecture will focus on how the microencapsulation of cosmetic formulations in textiles is set to create a new industry niche.   continue reading »

Bond No. 9 Unveils Texas-inspired Fragrance


There are reportedly only 400 limited edition copies available.   continue reading »

NPD Group: Skincare Interest is Growing


A large majority of makeup users have used a product that contains a skincare benefit in the past year.   continue reading »

Avon Chooses Rexam Pump for Fragrance Line


The XD-11 pump, available in metal or plastic, had a reduced nozzle diameter.   continue reading »

Kroger Makes Strong Beauty Products Push


The grocery chain is more than doubling its line of store-brand beauty products.   continue reading »

Skin Care Helps Estee Lauder Turn 4Q Profit


Full-year net income doubled as revenue rose 6 percent.   continue reading »

Elizabeth Arden Reports Fourth Quarter Profit


The company was helped by cost cutting and higher revenue from its cosmetics and perfume.   continue reading »

P&G Announces Sugarcane-based packaging


The new material, to be used on select beauty products, will be rolled out globally over the next 2 years.   continue reading »

Fragrance Foundation a Part of Fashion's Night Out


The Foundation is sponsoring four colorful and fragrant flower stands strategically located near key retailers in midtown.   continue reading »

Organic Monitor to Host Cosmetics Masterclass


The Masterclass aims to de-mystify natural & organic cosmetic standards for personal care and ingredient firms.   continue reading »

Sibu Beauty Inks Deal with Marketing Firm


The alliance will provide for exposure in both the print and online mediums for Sibu Beauty.   continue reading »

Dana Classic Launches Eco-friendly Fragrance


A portion of the proceeds from the sales will be donated to rainforest preservation.   continue reading »

Topline Names New COO


Vincent Groccia will be responsible for all global operations.   continue reading »

Parlux Fragrances Adds Supply Chain Solution


Manhattan Associates' Warehouse Management solution is designed for optimal collaboration and communication with suppliers and partners.   continue reading »

SephoraMobile for Smartphones is Launched


The new mobile site has many special features including personalized recommendations and easy purchasing.   continue reading »

Report: Girls' Interest in Makeup Fades with Age


The NPD Group says the percentage of the high schoolers using makeup is less than it was a few years ago.   continue reading »

Kaufman Celebrates Centennial Anniversary


Once a small glass-recycling operation, the company has developed into a one-stop packaging source in North America.   continue reading »

Maesa Group Announces Key Personnel Additions


A new U.S. chief financial officer is among the changes.   continue reading »

New Mary J. Blige Fragrance Sets HSN Record


60,000 units were sold in six hours, shattering HSN fragrance records.   continue reading »

Jade-infused Serum Launches in UK


Jade's use as a beauty ingredient dates back over 5,000 years.   continue reading »

P&G Reports 4Q and Fiscal Year-End Results


P&G's beauty net sales increased three percent in fiscal 2010 to $19.5 billion on unit volume growth of three percent.   continue reading »

Dermacyte Oxygen Updates its Packaging


The anti-aging, skin care cream is now available in a 10 ml airless pump.   continue reading »

Harmony Labs Establishes Innovation Department


Former Avon and L'Oreal chemist Natalie Barger will speahead the team.   continue reading »

Coconut Fiber-based Packaging is Announced


The natural fiber composite material is said to be cost-effective.   continue reading »

Shakira Launches New Fragrance


The Grammy Award winner's scent is packaged in a luminous bottle that evokes an oriental dancer.   continue reading »

July 2010



Makeup for Muslims Launched in UK


Muslim businesswoman presents Britain's first range of halal cosmetics, free from alcohol and animal products.   continue reading »

Strong Beauty Sales Growth for Avon


Avon's Beauty sales growth of 9% included gains in all categories: fragrance, color cosmetics, skin care and personal care.   continue reading »

Webinar Announced: Color Management for Cosmetics


The free webinar on Aug. 10 is geared to provide practical information on the latest advances in managing and controlling the color of health and beauty products.   continue reading »

Revlon Reports Second Quarter Results


The company's president says Revlon will continue building strong brands and developing its organizational capability globally.   continue reading »

MAC Cosmetics Apologizes for Controversial Collection


MAC said it will change product names and donate $100,000 to help the women of Ciudad Juarez.   continue reading »

Hamsa Inspired Fragrance is Launched


The symbol looks like a stylized hand and represents the positive power of spirituality.   continue reading »

Inter Parfums and Jones Apparel Sign Fragrance Deal


Firmenich will create the initial Nine West fragrance for Inter Parfums and Jones.   continue reading »

Robert Aliano Named DM Products CEO


Aliano will be responsible for all aspects of company operations, including fragrance creation, packaging and product promotion.   continue reading »

Strong Sales Growth for Alberto-Culver


The company, whose brands also include Nexxus and St. Ives, said revenue increased 19% to $417.6 million.   continue reading »

Alpha Packaging Expands HDPE Cosmo Line


With the addition of new 4-ounce and 16-ounce sizes, Alpha’s HDPE Cosmo line now offers four sizes of these bullet-style bottles.   continue reading »

ICMAD Celebrates 2010 CITY Award Winners


The winners are on display at a micro-site of the organization's website.   continue reading »

Safe Cosmetics Act Introduced


The legislation includes a phase-out of ingredients linked to cancer and birth defects, and full ingredient disclosure.   continue reading »

Beauty Packaging’s HBA Panel to Feature Coty Packaging Pro


Executives from Coty and IRI to address trends in celebrity fragrance packaging.   continue reading »

Ileos Names New CEO


Philippe Gelbat will take over the role previously held by Noël Ancian.   continue reading »

Coty and Roberto Cavalli Announce Fragrance Partnership


The first launch of new fragrances under the new license is expected to be introduced in Spring 2012.   continue reading »

P&G Now Selling Beauty Products on Facebook


Max Factor has become the first Procter & Gamble brand to sell directly to consumers via the social media site.   continue reading »

Natural Products Association Certifies 300 Products


Growing list includes Burt's Bees and Yes To Carrots   continue reading »

DM Products Forms New Beauty Division


Will focus on prestige fragrance and personal care market   continue reading »

Shiseido Expands in the Balkans


The company's cosmetics sales activities overseas now encompass 77 countries and regions worldwide.   continue reading »

Oriflame Implements JDA Fulfillment Software


The system enables the company to reduce its fulfillment planning cycles from monthly to daily and improves supply chain visibility.   continue reading »

Disc Graphics Expands Sales Team


Names 30-year industry veteran   continue reading »

ICMAD Announces Young Designers Competition


Six schools of art and design will join in the 2010 competition.   continue reading »

HBA Announces Macro Trends Webinar



Coffee-Infused Beauty Line Launched


The Barista Bath and Body products will be at the Discover Beauty Pavilion at Cosmoprof North America in Las Vegas.   continue reading »

Registration Now Open for HBA Global Expo


Those that register early can save on conference packaging pricing.   continue reading »

Inter Parfums Inks Deal With Betsey Johnson


The agreement encompasses both direct sales to global Betsey Johnson stores and the e-commerce site.   continue reading »

MAC Cosmetics Inspired by Disney Villains


Among the products are “Innocence Beware," a taupe shade of lipstick with Cruella de Vil’s face adorning the packaging.   continue reading »

L'Oreal Reports Strong Second Quarter


L 'Oreal shares have gained around 6% since January.   continue reading »

Nanotechnology Growing in the Beauty Industry


Global study shows growth in nanotechnology-based personal care products and brands.   continue reading »

2011 FiFi Dates Announced


Save the date for next year’s popular fragrance events.   continue reading »

Qosmedix Introduces Fragrance Sampling Solutions


Useful items for testing fragrance formulas now available   continue reading »

New VP Announced for Aramis


Estee Lauder names new head of Global Communications   continue reading »

Inter Parfums Signs Betsey Johnson


Exclusive contract encompasses fragrance, color cosmetics and personal care products   continue reading »

Bruce Willis Launches Beauty Products Line


Named simply, Bruce Willis, the line includes cologne, hair and body wash, deodorant, and aftershave balm.   continue reading »

Mintel: Eye Makeup Sales Boosting Cosmetics Growth


Mintel says mascara is one of the fastest growing segments in color cosmetics.   continue reading »

Dermalogica Wins UK Beauty Awards


Two of Dermalogica’s newest products were awarded overall winners.   continue reading »

Apriori Beauty Offers Free Product Upgrade


Anyone interested in trying one of their products is encouraged to upgrade an anti-aging product they didn’t like.   continue reading »

Law Firm to Investigate Avon


The probe concerns whether Avon's directors and officers breached their fiduciary duties in connection with the company's potential violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.   continue reading »

Alcan Packaging Beauty Sold to Sun Capital


Alcan Packaging Beauty achieved $748 million in sales in 2009.   continue reading »

Nu Skin Launches Global 'Fresh Faces' Contest


The "Keep Your Age a Mystery" photo challenge will span nearly 50 countries.   continue reading »

LVMH to Bring Sephora to Brazil


The French luxury goods company also now has a 70% stake in Sack's, Brazil's leading beauty retailer.   continue reading »

Schick Survey Reveals Women's Beauty Habits


The razor maker set out discover inside shave habits and beauty routines.   continue reading »

Jane Lauder to Lead Ojon and Origins Brands


She will be responsible for the overall strategic direction, global development, management and growth of both brands.   continue reading »

June 2010



IFRA Refutes Fragrance Health Risk Claims


The international organization believes the claims are scare tactics.   continue reading »

Korean Skin Care Brand Makes U.S. Debut


The star product of the Sulwhasoo collection is the Concentrated Ginseng Cream, which combines roots, berries and water of a rare Korean ginseng.   continue reading »

ICMAD Elects Officers and Directors


The new leaders begin their terms July 1, 2010.   continue reading »

Henkel Awarded for Sustainability Commitment


The company has taken home the Walmart Sustainability Award for the second straight year.   continue reading »

Report: Color Cosmetics Sales Decline in U.S.


The trend is revealed in a new consumer goods report from Euromonitor International.   continue reading »

Aveda Names New Global Educator


Janell Geason, a two-time NAHA Makeup Artist of the Year, will lead Aveda makeup education.   continue reading »

Alpha Introduces Eco-friendly Spray Frost


Full-body spray coatings achieve frosts, uniformly colored finishes and fades.   continue reading »

ICMAD Announces 2010 Cosmetic Innovators of The Year


Nine awards handed out, most to entrepreneurial businesses   continue reading »

CEW Expands Membership to Men


Decision supports the goals of CEW’s Task Force for Advancing Women and Business   continue reading »

Greyson Names Consultants for Trilexon Licensing


The trio of industry professionals will assist in licensing Trilexon to beauty companies worldwide.   continue reading »

Whole Foods to Require USDA Certification on Beauty Products


Products making an “organic” product claim must be certified to the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Organic Program (USDA NOP) standard.   continue reading »

Blackhairplanet.com Ratchets Up Marketing Effort


The website ackowledges the rapid pace at which beauty products are coming online.   continue reading »

Apriori Beauty Launches Celloxylin MD


20EX Acid Peel is a natural alternative to professional treatments.   continue reading »

World Wide Packaging Wins ICMAD Award


Tube in a Tube created for Avon   continue reading »

Kao Skin Care Line Targets Twenty Somethings


Japanese skin care line says women in their 20s have special needs   continue reading »

Anisa International Offers Cash for Cosmetic Brush Design


Manufacturer poses challenge for brushes made with sustainable materials   continue reading »

Tom Ford Beauty Appoints New Leader


Estee Lauder Makeovers: First Smashbox, now Tom Ford   continue reading »

Study: Major Growth for Chinese Cosmetics Market


Fast expansion of diversified cosmetic products along with improving spending power will lead cosmetics sales in China to grow at a CAGR of 12.3%, says RNCOS.   continue reading »

Alexa Chung the New Face for Lacoste


She's the first female celebrity to be signed as the face of a Lacoste fragrance.   continue reading »

Givaudan Launches Fragrance App for iPhone


The company calls the free app a “personal fragrance consultant in your pocket."   continue reading »

HBA Global Moves NYC Office


Included in the move its the Spa and Resorts/Medical Aesthetics Expo.   continue reading »

Sunset Hair Has New Products and Look


The company is targeting new customers with its expanded product range.   continue reading »

Estée Lauder Announces Smashbox Team


LA makeup brand shapes up beside Estée Lauder's MAC and Bobbi Brown   continue reading »

Arylessence Announces New Rose Fragrance Collection


The company says the new fragrances are lighter, fresher, and more like real rose.   continue reading »

Free Webinar Announced: Marketing to Today's Latina


Hispanic women want beauty marketers to speak their language, reports Mintel.   continue reading »

Deadline Extended for HBA Design Awards


IPDA deadline extended to Friday, June 18th   continue reading »

First NutraCosmetic Summit Offers Insight


Sessions focused on product regulatory challenges, science, and business and marketing.   continue reading »

Coty Captures Four FiFis


Women's fragrance wins in prestige and mass appeal.   continue reading »

Great Salt Lake Beauty Products Launched


Ojaván Products contain over 80 minerals and natural elements designed to help rejuvenate and replenish skin.   continue reading »

Big Cats Like Obsession for Men


The Calvin Klein fragrance keeps the animals occupied much longer than other scents.   continue reading »

2010 FiFi Winners Named


Celebrities highlight awards for packaging and fragrance   continue reading »

Manchester United Fragrance Takes Flight


Airline passengers who purchase the fragrance can take part in a soccer-themed drawing.   continue reading »

FiFi Awards to be Announced Tonight


Producers of innovative packaging and sensational scents will be honored tonight.   continue reading »

Natalie Portman to Rep Christian Dior


The brand has yet to reveal which fragrance the actress will represent.   continue reading »

Rebranded Calgon Launches New Website


The new site comes on the heels of a complete rebranding effort including new packaging, logo, product extensions and a new marketing campaign.   continue reading »

Matchmaking Program Announced for Cosmoprof


The program is offered free online to help registered attendees connect with exhibitors before, during and after the event.   continue reading »

AmStem Launches Stem Cell Beauty Products


The HomStem line includes a toner, lotion, essence, neutro cream, eye cream and mist.   continue reading »

Estee Lauder Makeup Stylist Sets World Record


Rick DiCecca, global makeup stylist, applied lipstick on 303 participants to successfully break the previous record of 180 applications.   continue reading »

e.l.f. Celebrates Two Million Online Orders


The lucky 2 millionth purchaser will win an assortment of grand prizes with a total value of $3,500.   continue reading »

Free webinar to focus on short-run label printing


For brands in need of labels, the webinar will discuss the economics and advantages of digital print.   continue reading »

Antique Perfume Bottle Sells for Record Sum at Auction


an engraved Guerlain bottle from 1870 sold for €45,600 at an auction in France.   continue reading »

Global Beauty Group 'Shares' in Joint Venture


The partnership recognizes the importance of the opinions of family and friends in regard to beauty product purchasing.   continue reading »

L'Oreal 'Brandstorm' Competition Finalists Headed to Paris


The winning team at the International Finals will be awarded with a trip worth €10000 and the L'Oreal Brandstorm Cup for their university.   continue reading »

Ulta Releases First Quarter Results


Net sales increased 19.1% to $320.2 million from $268.8 million in the first quarter of 2009.   continue reading »

Avon Expands in India


A brand new 9-acre plan can produce 50 million units per year.   continue reading »

Sibu Beauty Line Now Available at GNC


The sea buckthorn-based products can now be found at 1,300 stores in the U.S.   continue reading »

Deadline Nears for HBA Package Design Awards


All IPDA finalists are displayed in the IPDA Showcase at HBA Global Expo in New york in September.   continue reading »

First FiFi Awards Online Charity Auction Announced


Proceeds will benefit breast cancer research and Usher's New Look Foundation.   continue reading »

Oriflame Has Big Plans for India


The Swedish personal care company will launch 25-30 new products monthly in India.   continue reading »

Chrislie's New Lashem Addresses Irritation


The formula, the company says, provides a delivery system that permeates the active ingredient, an oligo polypeptide, directly to the root of the lash.   continue reading »

May 2010



L'Oréal, Chanel Face Possible Price-fixing Fines in Switzerland


The Swiss competition believes the perfumers aligned their prices to freeze their market shares.   continue reading »

Kardashian Sisters Launch Self-tanning Gel


Kardashian Glamour Tan is the first release from the upcoming Kardashian Beauty line.   continue reading »

Trina's Amazin' Cosmetics Line To Benefit Haiti


The rapper has pledged her support by donating a portion of the proceeds from gloss sales to assist children victimized by the earthquake.   continue reading »

Pantene Airs Live 'Reality Hair Ad'


The ad is part of Pantene's marketing support for its new product line.   continue reading »

FemmeScience Launches New Anti-Aging Product


The company's flagship product targets young women.   continue reading »

Shiseido to Hold Expo at Shanghai Museum


Shiseido launched a new fragrance line called Shanghai Bouquet in commemoration of Expo 2010 Shanghai China.   continue reading »

CEW Names Best Beauty Products of the Year


There were nearly 550 entries, and 155 finalists in 31 categories.   continue reading »

Ralph Lauren Embraces Hibiscus Trend


The new Ralph Lauren Summer Romance takes a tropical twist on the classic romance scent with blooming hibiscus.   continue reading »

Alpha Packaging Launches New HDPE Cylinders


Alpha will be stocking the cylinders in white and natural HDPE, and custom-colored bottles are available.   continue reading »

Report: Major Growth For Russian Cosmetics Market


Color cosmetics currently dominate the industry in terms of revenue generation, the report says.   continue reading »

P&G Launches New 'eStore'


The eStore enlisted 5,000 shoppers to help guide the design and development of the "ideal" on-line shopping site.   continue reading »

Patent Approved for MWV's Fragrance Dispensing System


The patent approval comes just five months after MWV received a Notice of Allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on the patent application.   continue reading »

Kate Hudson to Rep Revlon's Almay


The actress will be the face of new and existing Almay products and will appear in global multi-media campaigns.   continue reading »

Yves Rocher Wins Canadian Fragrance Award


The Michel Girard fragrance has had exceeded its sales goals by 190 percent.   continue reading »

Estee Lauder to Acquire Smashbox Cosmetics


Smashbox's presence in assisted open-sell environments and specialty distribution channels will expand Estee Lauder's product offerings.   continue reading »

Afterglow Launches New Summer Cosmetics Line


The collection features antioxidants and ingredients that help the skin heal from sun exposure.   continue reading »

O.Berk Company Celebrates Centennial Anniversary


During it's 100 years, the company has grown from three to 150 employees.   continue reading »

Scientist Refutes Fragrance Health Risk Report


The Personal Care Products Council chief scientist says the report does a disservice to consumers.   continue reading »

Amway Still Tops Online


The direct seller maintains its number one ranking in online health and beauty sales for the seventh straight year.   continue reading »

Sojitz Enters Mail Order Cosmetics Market


Sojitz Cosmetics has developed the natural naturecia brand, which uses 100% natural water as its base.   continue reading »

P&G Launches Supplier Environmental Sustainability Scorecard


The new tool was developed in conjunction with over twenty leading global suppliers.   continue reading »

Report: Perfumes' Chemical Safety Unknown


The report assessed 17 fragrances bought in both Canada and the U.S. that were tested by an independent laboratory.   continue reading »

Topshop Launches Full Makeup Range


The full collection comes in two parts and will be refreshed twice a season.   continue reading »

Tom Butkiewicz Exits Maesa Group


His resignation as president of Maesa Packaging is effective May 18.   continue reading »

HBA Global Accepting Package Design Award Nominees


The awards honor the year's most innovative packaging in several categories including cosmetics, fragrance, personal care, skin care and sustainability.   continue reading »

Green Beauty Expert Featured in Jillian Michaels' New Book


Padgett offers her top picks for green beauty products and brands, to help women reduce their CCF (cosmetic carbon footprint).   continue reading »

Diamond Packaging Wins FSEA Gold Leaf Awards


The awards showcase Diamond’s folding carton decorating capabilities, including foil stamping and embossing.   continue reading »

Lily Lolo Enters U.S. and Canadian Markets


An award winning UK brand, Lily Lolo is made up of a collection of natural and mineral cosmetics.   continue reading »

Topline Opens Cosmetics Plant in Mexico


The new facility, across the border from McAllen, Texas, is designed with a cleanroom for special filling operations.   continue reading »

Taylor Swift Named New Face of Covergirl


The singer will appear in advertisements starting in January 2011.   continue reading »

Elizabeth Arden Announces 3Q Results


The company's CEO says the the quarter saw strong performance from its core branded products as well as Juicy Couture and Britney Spears fragrances.   continue reading »

NPD: Beauty Product Usage Up Among Tweens


Their findings come in the firm's latest report, "Insight into the Youth Beauty Market."   continue reading »

Maesa Group Announces Key Personnel Appointments


The moves come as the company continues to align its recent acquisitions in the U.S.   continue reading »

Estee Lauder's 3Q Earnings Double


The company was helped by strength in its skincare business and by the launch of high-end fragrance products.   continue reading »

Elizabeth Taylor Launches New 'Violet Eyes' Fragrance


The iconic White Diamonds bottle is presented in a shade of frosted violet glass complemented by a matching reflective cap.   continue reading »

The Fragrance Foundation to Partner with Moscow's Perfumery Club


The FiFi awards will be used as a way to develop the fragrance industry in Russia.   continue reading »

Coty Helps Raise 1.7M For The Fight Against Leukemia


The money raised jointly by Coty and DKMS will help register more than 19,000 bone marrow donors.   continue reading »

April 2010



Avon's Net Profit Falls Amid Charges


The company said it paid significant fees related to its internal investigation into bribery allegations in China.   continue reading »

Arbonne Partners With Fusion to Revamp Cosmetics


Fusion Packaging was chosen to upgrade the packages from traditional glass containers to airless acrylic bottles.   continue reading »

CIBS to Host Ladies Day Spring Luncheon


The May 7 event at the New York Hilton will feature live jazz.   continue reading »

Revlon Reports First Quarter Results


The company will continue to focus on supporting new products like Revlon PhotoReady makeup and Revlon ColorBurst lipstick.   continue reading »

Estee Lauder 3Q Profit Rises


The company attributes the growth to strong international business.   continue reading »

Mintel: Online Beauty Market Poised for Major Growth


The firm says that the female Baby Boomer population is more web-savvy than ever, and could be apt to spend online at beauty sites.   continue reading »

Anisa Names New COO/CFO


Ken Taylor brings to the company over 25 years of business and financial management experience.   continue reading »

Alberto Culver Announces 2Q and First Half Results


Investments in TRESemme helped generate strong growth in the U.S. and abroad, says the company's CEO.   continue reading »

Ulta Appoints New President and COO


Chuck Rubin joins Ulta from Office Depot where he served as president North American retail.   continue reading »

BCBG Max Azria to Enter Fragrance Market


The company, partnering with New Wave Fragrances, is planning an international marketing campaign.   continue reading »

Expanded PXA Set For October


25,000 square feet and 75 booths have been added to the show floor.   continue reading »

A 'Clear Return to Growth' for L'Oréal


Quarterly revenue rose 7.4 percent on a like-for-like basis, the company said.   continue reading »

Covergirl Makeup Receives Best Foundation Award


TRUBlend Liquid Makeup by Covergirl received the 'Best Foundation Award' from the American Cheerleader Magazine for its perfectly natural appearance.   continue reading »

L'Oréal to Acquire Essie


Essie sold about $28 million worth of nail polish in 2009.   continue reading »

Aveeno Launches Sustainability Guide Widget


In celebration of Earth Day, the widget helps gauge one's impact on the environment.   continue reading »

HBA Global Announces New International Sales Director


Based in Paris, Ema Trevena will provide sales outreach and customer support to European beauty and personal care suppliers.   continue reading »

HCT Develops New Brushes For Une


Made from goats hair, the brush handles are constructed of a wood and aluminum combination.   continue reading »

Avon to Webcast 1Q Earnings Conference Call


The webcast and presentation will also be archived on the website for one year.   continue reading »

Blinc to Debut New Line on Canadian Shopping Channel


The partnership brings Blinc's products to more than 7 million households across Canada   continue reading »

Sibu Beauty Launches Green E-Book


The "10 Days to a Greener You" series, written by health, beauty and sustainability experts, celebrates Earth Day 2010.   continue reading »

L'Occitane Seeking Up To $810 Million in Hong Kong IPO


Proceeds from the IPO will be used to expand distribution in high-growth, emerging markets.   continue reading »

MWV to Produce Packaging for L'Oreal's Garnier Nutrisse


MWV will manufacture packaging for 52 Garnier Nutrisse product variations and 242 stock-keeping units.   continue reading »

AptarGroup Reports Record 1st Quarter


Demand from the fragrance and personal care markets helped drive results.   continue reading »

Estee Lauder Names Two New Global Faces


The new models join Hilary Rhoda, Carolyn Murphy, Elizabeth Hurley and Gwyneth Paltrow.   continue reading »

Alpha Packaging Expands Into Europe


The company is opening its first European production facility in Roosendaal, the Netherlands, and has also acquired a local PET blow molder.   continue reading »

Elizabeth Arden to Partner With John Varvatos Apparel


The previous licensee for John Varvatos fragrances and skincare was Shiseido Americas Corporation.   continue reading »

Leighton Meester Named Spokesperson for Herbal Essences


The hair care brand becomes the first worldwide beauty campaign for the actress.   continue reading »

La Prairie Group Reports Steady Growth in 2009


The Swiss company in the premium cosmetics segment achieved stronger growth than the market average.   continue reading »

Clarins Becomes Gold Sponsor of Global Spa Summit


The 2010 Global Spa Summit will be held May 16-19 in Istanbul, Turkey.   continue reading »

Nutra3 Complex Launches New Oral Strips


The products will be on display in September at the Nutra3 Complex booth during the HBA Global Expo in New York.   continue reading »

Avon Suspends Four Execs Amid Bribery Investigtaion


The probe reportedly includes the alleged purchase of international trips for Chinese officials.   continue reading »

Report: Iran is Now World's 7th Largest Cosmetics Consumer


According to an Iranian newspaper, the country spends $2.1 billion on beauty products annually.   continue reading »

CEW Announces Indie Beauty Award Finalists


The winner, determined by the CEW Board of Governors vote, will be revealed on May 21, at the Waldorf Astoria New York.   continue reading »

Stars Line Up for this Year’s FiFis


A star-studded cast adds dazzle to June 10 event   continue reading »

Beauty Packaging Announces Luxe Pack Seminar


Three industry experts lined up to speak on sustainable packaging   continue reading »

Regis Reports Third Quarter Revenues


The company reports that consolidated revenues decreased 2.7 percent in the third fiscal quarter of 2010 to $588 million.   continue reading »

Shiseido to Enter Growing Mongolian Market


The move will expand the firm's presence to 74 countries and regions.   continue reading »

Speakers Announced for ICMAD Workshop


The April 29 event will cover some of the latest regulations governing the industry, with ample time allotted for questions and answers.   continue reading »

Kline Reports Slight Drop in 2009 Cosmetics and Toiletries Sales


Nail polish was the only category to post a double-digit increase, reaching 14.3% growth in 2009.   continue reading »

Michael Kors to Receive Fragrance Foundation HOF Award


Kors will be honored June 10 for his ingenuity, creativity and dedication.   continue reading »

Pari Beauty Announces Makeup Artist Scholarship


Six deserving students will be awarded $1,000 Makeup Artist Scholarships.   continue reading »

TRIA Beauty Launches New At-home Skincare System


To celebrate the launch, TRIA Beauty is opening a temporary pop-up beauty boutique in New York City.   continue reading »

CIBS April Luncheon Features Celeb Makeup Artist


Emmy Award winning artist Eve Pearl will be on hand at the April 14 event.   continue reading »

Finalists Announced for 2010 FiFi Awards


The announcement comes in anticipation of the Finalists Breakfast on April 23.   continue reading »

MWV to Unveil New Low Profile Pump in Bologna


The company says the new low-profile Adagio pump is able to deliver a 0.500ml output of products for the prestige and masstige cosmetics marketplace.   continue reading »

Carson Gray Elias Joins Expanding MS&LGroup


The industry expert will serve as the new SVP, beauty and luxury.   continue reading »

Rio Tinto Mulls Offer for Alcan Beauty


The offer serves as another step toward completing the divestment of Alcan Packaging.   continue reading »

March 2010



International Flavors and Fragrances Releases Q1 Outlook


All categories, including fine fragrance, are still showing improvements in comparison to the period a year ago.   continue reading »

James Alexander Co. Selected for Made in New Jersey Day


The dispensing systems manufacturer was one of just two dozen companies chosen.   continue reading »

HBA Global Now Social Networking


Communities and fan pages can now be found on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.   continue reading »

Elizabeth Arden Inks Fragrance Deal With Kate Spade


A debut fragrance is set to launch in the fall of 2010.   continue reading »

Sustainable Packaging Article Appears in NY Times


Author interviews Beauty Packaging’s editor about efforts in beauty and personal care packaging   continue reading »

HCT-designed New Makeup Line is Launched at Sephora


HCT CA provided a full turnkey service inspired by the designer’s jewelry collections, embracing her passion for all things pink and sparkly.   continue reading »

GPI Seeks Entries for Clear Choice Awards


The award recognizes the contribution glass packaging makes to the image, marketability and sustainability of products.   continue reading »

Arbonne Turns to Fusion Packaging for a Facelift


Dallas-based packaging company provides design and packaging for skin care line   continue reading »

Kao Joins Henkel as World Ethics Leaders


Named as two of the world's most ethical companies for consecutive years   continue reading »

Green Light Signals Upscale Products


Mintel research shows consumers continue to buy natural, despite a difficult economy   continue reading »

Beauty Packaging Welcomes L'Oreal's VP of Packaging to Board of Advisors


Philippe Bonningue VP-packaging and development for corporate operations North America joins BP Board   continue reading »

Avon Acquires UK Skin Care Brand


Direct-seller envisions complementary fit with fast-growing UK-based company   continue reading »

Rexam to Return to Torrington, CT


The cosmetic packaging company will open a warehouse and distribution plant that is currently located in Thomaston.   continue reading »

NPD Study Shows Shoppers Losing Interest in Prestige Beauty


U.S. prestige beauty industry posts declines across the board in 2009; pockets of growth show signs of hope   continue reading »

Maesa Europe and Alinéa Collaborate on Home Fragrance


Four fragrances allow consumers to create their own personal ambiance.   continue reading »

World Wide Packaging Partners with Nu-World Beauty for New Tube Technology


New manufacturing filling technology unveiled   continue reading »

FIT Plans Sustainability Conference for Earth Day


Guest presenters and an FIT panel to provide update on sustainability initiatives.   continue reading »

Unilever Executive Team Faces Restructuring


Vindi Banga leaves Unilever after 33 years   continue reading »

Avon Calls on Women to Help Save the Planet


Launches Hello Green Tomorrow campaign globally.   continue reading »

Neutrogena Introduces ‘Clinical’ Anti-Aging Line


Inspired by bioelectricity, it claims to minimize visible signs of collagen loss   continue reading »

Mary Kay Recognized As Do Gooder


Direct seller receives first-ever “Do Good” stamp from Ladies Home Journal   continue reading »

Estee Lauder Brings Origins to China


Prestige brand launches in Shanghai, corporate executives on hand   continue reading »

Kim Kardashian is the New Face of FusionBeauty


The celebrity will represent the LipFusion franchise as well as the launch of new Illumifill Line Filling Luminizer.   continue reading »

Luxe Pack Shanghai Set for March 30-31


The 3rd edition of the event will feature a special area for sustainable products.   continue reading »

Shiseido Completes Acquisition of Bare Escentuals


Japan-based company pushes ahead with global expansion strategy   continue reading »

CIBS Awards Scholarship at Monthly Luncheon


Rutgers senior Anthony Mele is this year’s winner of the Gene Roberts Memorial Scholarship.   continue reading »

Kline: Naturals Market Resisting Recession


Kline believes that the industry is moving toward a critical mass of acceptance and demand.   continue reading »

Cosmogen Puts the Squeeze on Tubes


Expands the development of its successful Squeeze Family product range   continue reading »

Topline Products and L’Oréal USA Win WorldStar Award


Design excellence award recognizes revolutionary package for L’Oréal Infallible Lipcolour – Vogue Limited Edition   continue reading »

WABC-TV’s Liz Cho to Host ‘Art of Packaging Award’


Awards dinner benefits the “Marc Rosen Scholarship for Graduate Package Design   continue reading »

Cosmoprof Spa & Beauty Adds High-Profile Speakers


Sessions add industry insight within specific areas of the show floor   continue reading »

Helen of Troy Scoops Up Personal Care Brands


Worldwide personal care marketer acquires Pert Plus and Sure   continue reading »

Gillette Looks to Grow in Men's Market


New skin care line to debut in June   continue reading »

Mindy Grossman, CEO, HSN to Speak at CEW Event


Beauty exec to focus on her career path in the industry   continue reading »

ICMAD Hosts Workshop on FDA Cosmetic Regulations


Popular workshop to be held in New York City on April 29   continue reading »

Pentawards 2010 Announces Jury


Leading marketing specialists and designers to judge international competition   continue reading »

Coach Beauty Heads to Department Stores


Estee Lauder announces expansion plans   continue reading »

L’Oreal Paris Pays Lip Service to Rexam


Supplier's laser capability enhances lipstick packaging   continue reading »

Payless Shoes Steps Up to Beauty


Shoe retailer partners with Maesa Group for beauty and body care line   continue reading »

Diamond Packaging Installs State-of-the-Art Press


UV-capable, 8-color Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105 readies for action   continue reading »

Rexam Appoints Former Nestlé Executive


Consumer packaging group names Malcolm Harrison group director Plastic Packaging.   continue reading »

Revlon Hires Finance Pro


Appoints senior vice president, treasurer and investor relations.   continue reading »

Unilever’s Polman Issues Call for Sustainability


Says companies that fail to act may have difficulty surviving   continue reading »

Fragrance Foundation Arabia Moves to Spur Sales


Signs with research firm Euromonitor to help raise standards in the Middle East for the growing fragrance business   continue reading »

Bath and Body Works Tops U.S. Gift Card List


Research shows consumers favor popular retailer   continue reading »

J&J’s Chris Hacker to Speak at NJPEC Event


Packaging design pro will address sustainable design   continue reading »

ProSys Introduces Tube Filler with Hot Air Technology


The redesigned MTS tube filler is ideal for short run and low volume applications.   continue reading »

Cosmopak Releases One-Handed Mascara Twist Pen


The first of its kind in the market   continue reading »

Bare Escentuals’ Sales Grow in Fourth Quarter


Net sales increase 12%   continue reading »

Estée Lauder Establishes Marketing Center, Names Leader


New corporate marketing Center of Excellence to be led by former J & J executive   continue reading »

February 2010



Growing Demand Spurs Jafra’s Expansion


Plant in Querétaro, Mexico, becomes Jafra’s lead manufacturing center   continue reading »

Temptu Makes Summer Makeup Glow


Revolutionary airbrushing system provides consumers with additional choices.   continue reading »

Kalologie Skincare Wins Best Packaging Award


The Anthem Worldwide brand won an Ex Tracts award for Best Packaging at the New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF) Winter 2010 Market.   continue reading »

Study: Outdated Beauty Products Can Cause Infection


Research shows that the majority of women change products only when they run out.   continue reading »

Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna Features Beauty Visionaries


Each beauty sector to highlight a figure who has transformed the industry.   continue reading »

H&M Introduces Organic Skin Care Line


European branches will debut Ecocert-approved line in recyclable packaging   continue reading »

Yves Rocher Marks 50th Anniversary


Will plant 50 million trees over the next five years.   continue reading »

Packaging Industry Associations Merge


New alliance between PPC and NAPA creates expanded, strengthened industry association.   continue reading »

Skin Cancer Foundation Recommends Jane Iredale Makeup


Five Jane Iredale products are recommended as an effective UV sunscreen.   continue reading »

Givaudan Reports Strong 2009


The company's net income increased by 79.3% to CHF 199 million in 2009 from CHF 111 million in 2008.   continue reading »

Rusk Announces Nancy O'Dell as Spokesperson


First professional salon brand to name celebrity spokeswoman   continue reading »

Jafra Enhances Online Image


Refreshed website complements direct sales   continue reading »

CPNA ’10 Boosts Blogger Presence


Best of show products to be posted daily   continue reading »

Mangan Assumes Role at Shiseido


Joins company from Bobbi Brown at Estee Lauder.   continue reading »

IFF Names New Chairman/CEO


Tough gets going at consumer products flavors and fragrances company   continue reading »

Pert Plus Launches 3-in-1 Product Line


New multipurpose product line appeals to men and families   continue reading »

L'Oréal Reports 2009 Sales and Earnings


Based on reported figures, the company's sales, at December 31, 2009, amounted to 17.473 billion euros.   continue reading »

Plantic Technologies Expands Sales of Biopolymer Films


Joint venture with Klöckner Pentaplast brings films to U.S.   continue reading »

Transparent Container Deal Focuses on New Line of Sustainable Packaging


NextLife Packaging Group Acquires Transparent Container   continue reading »

EX•TRACTS Show Names Best New Products


Companies acknowledged for personal care products in five categories   continue reading »

WFFC Announces 2010 Scholarship Award Winners


Women in Flavor & Fragrance Commerce announces recipients of the WFFC scholarship awards for 2010.   continue reading »

Date Announced for FiFi Breakfast


Get ready to kick off June’s awards ceremony.   continue reading »

Hugo Fragrances Challenges Bottle Designers


Hugo design contest ends February 28   continue reading »

Valentine's Day Prompts Rise in Prestige Fragrance Sales


Sales rise for first time in years   continue reading »

Valentino Signs on with Puig


Partnership announced for luxury fine fragrance   continue reading »

Artistry Skin Care Comes to Town for Fashion Week


Artistry celebrates winners of Next Model Search and offers free makeovers on the streets of NYC.   continue reading »

Berlin Packaging Buys All-Pak


Joint venture will provide huge stock inventory   continue reading »

LVMH Adores J'Adore


LVMH attributes rise in sales in part to fragrance.   continue reading »

Annayake Chooses Rexam Pump


The Rexam Nea lotion pump was chosen for the Blanc Japan Whitening Serum, a skin preparation with consumer appeal in Asian markets.   continue reading »

ULTA Launches How-to Ad Campaign


ULTA pairs before and after Images of models with instructional videos   continue reading »

Sally Beauty Reports Record Quarterly Earnings


The company's fiscal first-quarter earnings surged 63% amid growing margins and strong same-store sales.   continue reading »

La Roche-Posay to Distribute Sunscreen in Haiti


The company is donating more than 23,000 tubes of sunscreen to earthquake relief workers.   continue reading »

ICMAD Seeks Entries for 7th 'CITY' Awards


Competition honors creativity, innovation in cosmetic, toiletry and fragrance industry.   continue reading »

Beauty Revenues Rise at Avon


Largest percentage comes from Latin America   continue reading »

Collistar Opts for Lumson's Airless Glass Technology


Lumson's TAG System was chosen for Collistar's new Perfection Serum.   continue reading »

Lysol Releases No-Touch Hand Soap System


Innovative new dispensing tool helps stop the spread of germs   continue reading »

NJPEC Event Features J&J Packaging Exec


Chris Hacker to give presentation on Thursday, March 11   continue reading »

HBA Global Announces Call For Speakers


Educational program set for September 28-30 in NYC   continue reading »

IoPP Elects Vice President


Mary Slaga of TricorBraun named   continue reading »

Ronit Raphael Hits the French Market


The Israeli brand launches its Swiss beauty products line in the Four Seasons Hotel's spa in Paris.   continue reading »

Plaza Packaging Partners with Burt Rigid Box


All production for the two companies will be moved to Burt’s Oneonta, NY, plant.   continue reading »

Alpha Packaging Grows PET Bottle Line


Four 32-oz. narrow-neck bottles introduced   continue reading »

Alberto Culver Reports Growth


Net sales increase in first quarter   continue reading »

January 2010



WFFC Announces 2010 Boards of Directors


General Board and Cincinnati Boards Announced   continue reading »

Arylessence, Inc., Names New Perfumer


Will play major role in fragrance creation   continue reading »

Avon to Webcast Fourth-Quarter Earnings Conference Call


The Feb. 4 webcast and presentation will also be archived on the website for one year.   continue reading »

MWV Reveals Strong Fourth Quarter


The company reduced overhead costs, improved operating productivity and focused on growing markets.   continue reading »

Estee Lauder Announces Sharp Rise in Sales


Second quarter sales climb 11%   continue reading »

Elizabeth Arden Quarter Tops Expectations


Net sales hit $393 million; increase of 6%   continue reading »

P&G Reports Increase in Beauty Sales


Beauty net sales up 7%   continue reading »

Amway Partners with Miss America Pageant


Will be official skin care and cosmetics provider   continue reading »

Kao Launches Hair Care Promotion


Campaign to spread across Asian markets   continue reading »

Parlux Appoints New President & CEO


Neil Katz resigns   continue reading »

Murad Reports Record Year


2009 deemed company's most successful year ever   continue reading »

New UNE Natural Beauty Chooses Alcan


Alcan Packaging Beauty was chosen for its ability to combine eco-design with attractive packaging.   continue reading »

Maesa Brings Beauty to Urban Outfitters


Cosmetics line expands on Kimshi Blue brand   continue reading »

Maybelline Returns to New York Fashion Week


Partnership supports the integration of beauty and fashion   continue reading »

Montblanc Inks Deal with Inter Parfums


Long-term license agreement spans 10-1/2 years   continue reading »

Target to Overhaul Beauty Department


Target has been testing a revamped department called Destination Beauty with improved lighting, testers and other shopping tools in 40 stores.   continue reading »

The Fragrance Foundation Launches New Multimedia Campaign


The campaign makes full use of the internet, social media, print and jumbo plasma billboards.   continue reading »

Telmark Develops Packaging for Real Housewife


Bethenny Frankel collaborates with Telmark Packaging and Ariel Labs   continue reading »

Estée Lauder Sales Exceed Expectations


Financial results to be reported on January 28, 2010   continue reading »

SGD Refinances for Future Success


Strengthens financial structure with Oaktree, launches investment plan   continue reading »

Pretium Packaging and Novapak Announce Merger


Will offer a full range of one-step and two-step PET bottles   continue reading »

PMMI Promotes Two Staff Members


Trade show organizer announces two vice presidents   continue reading »

CEW Hires New VP


Publishing executive joins industry organization in leadership role   continue reading »

Crabtree & Evelyn Plans Emergence from Bankruptcy


Scheduled for the end of January 2010   continue reading »

Cosmetic Specialties International Announces Acquisition


Sustainable packaging is a specialty   continue reading »

Color Cosmetics Next Up at SeaCliff


Beauty packaging and laboratory to offer stock library of products.   continue reading »

Avon Commits $1 Million to Haiti


Money to help earthquake victims   continue reading »

First Aid Beauty Set to Debut on QVC


Premium skin care brand to be sold on-air   continue reading »

HBA Global Expo Expands Beauty Week Events


Spa & Resort/Medical Aesthetics Conference and Expo to become a regular feature   continue reading »

Beauty 360 Launches Prestige Site


CVS/pharmacy introduces online offerings   continue reading »

Fragrance Foundation Restructures FiFi Category


Additional focus on packaging   continue reading »

Avon and Milani To Launch Avatar-Inspired Cosmetics


New scent and nail enamel to debut.   continue reading »

Spa & Resort/Medical Aesthetics at HBA 2010


Conference and expo now part of annual event.   continue reading »

Procter & Gamble Moves Further Toward Diversity


Clement-Holmes elected senior vice president - global diversity and global business services   continue reading »

Shiseido Moves to Acquire Bare Escentuals


Popular brand would operate as a separate division   continue reading »

Estée Lauder Bolsters Board


Beauty company adds hotshot executive   continue reading »

Crabtree & Evelyn to Emerge From Bankruptcy


A leaner, e-centric company is on the way.   continue reading »

P&G Launching Online Store


Internet hub for beauty brands like Olay.   continue reading »

Rexam's Take on 'Lips of Luxury'


Packaging company involved in new book.   continue reading »

Amway Responds to Haiti Disaster


Direct seller commits to earthquake recovery efforts   continue reading »

CIBS Holds First 2010 Luncheon Meeting


Discussed at the meeting were upcoming events and the redesigned CIBS website.   continue reading »

World Wide Introduces New Round Packaging


50mm round one-piece tube offers more options   continue reading »

Turchette Advertising Appoints New PR Director


Alysa McKenna named   continue reading »

ICMAD Hosts Industry Networking Event


The next session will be held in California.   continue reading »

Avon Signs Avatar Star


Zoe Saldana joins the company's premier fragrance portfolio   continue reading »

Dr. Pierre Ricaud Taps Alcan


Company selects sliding brush for latest powder.   continue reading »

Smashbox Cosmetics Names Empire ISIS Brand Ambassador


The company works with makeup and fashion industry professionals, along with celebrities, to create   continue reading »

Old Spice Ranks NFL Teams With 'Swagger'


ESPN analyst Keyshawn Johnson joins Old Spice to announce the first ever Swagger Rankings.   continue reading »

Estée Lauder Names Wood to Lead Global Initiative


Focus on next phase of strategic modernization.   continue reading »

Bobbi Brown Tweets for Beauty


It's all part of a multimedia campaign.   continue reading »

Maesa Helps Old Navy Sail into Personal Care


Partnership steers Old Navy into personal care market   continue reading »

Ulta Announces Growth in Holiday Sales


Holiday comparable store sales increase 7.9%   continue reading »

Helen of Troy Posts Gain in Third


Sales and earnings rise 2%.   continue reading »

Eunice Johnson, Cosmetics Innovator, Dies at 93


Founded Fashion Fair Cosmetics in 1973.   continue reading »

Bendel's Adds Youngblood


A new mineral makeup line for NYC retailer.   continue reading »

Regis Posts 2Q Revenues of $575M


A 2% drop in latest report.   continue reading »

Fragrance Foundation Seeks Technological Breakthroughs


Entries sought for annual FiFi Awards.   continue reading »

Knoll to Exhibit at Paris Packaging Show


The latest innovations for the perfumes and cosmetics sectors.   continue reading »

ZO Health Files Suit Against Obagi Medical Products


Zein Obagi claims firm is hampering sales of his consumer products.   continue reading »

Rimmel Plans Big Launch in U.S.


A range of new products arrive this spring.   continue reading »

It’s a Wonderland for Cosmetics Companies


Color cosmetics companies tie-in to Disney movie.   continue reading »

Gimme Some Lip!


Chanel promotes new lipstick in a big way.   continue reading »

Sales Slip Slightly at Limited Brands


Going forward, company raises 4Q earnings guidance.   continue reading »

Hatlestad is Latest Ambassador at ViaBeauté


To work with salons and spas in San Francisco region.   continue reading »

Jennings and Swaine Appointed at Kolmar


New positions in customer relations and quality assurance.   continue reading »

Fusion Packaging Is a 'Best Place to Work'


Company honored by Dallas Business Journal.   continue reading »

CIBS' Luncheon Meeting Is Jan. 13


A noon start at the Manhattan Club in New York City.   continue reading »

Reverie is Latest Launch from Zoya


New nail polish hues for Spring 2010.   continue reading »

10 Years of SoftSheen-Carson


Brand to kick off anniversary celebration in February.   continue reading »

Padtech to Build Manufacturing Site in New Jersey


The company has secured from investors $5.8 million in funding.   continue reading »

With the Holidays Behind Them, Retail Stores May Close


Macy's shutters five and more may be on the way.   continue reading »

BASF Sells Special Effects Films Business to RMS Packaging


Purchase price is not disclosed.   continue reading »

Research Points to Growth in Sustainable Packaging


Plastics to show greatest increase   continue reading »

Survey Reveals Hair Styling Habits


Results from Sally Beauty poll   continue reading »

Inoac Expands European Presence


Anticipates rise in sales of its PET material   continue reading »

Shiseido Marches on with Expansion Plan


Launches new brand specifically for drugstores in China   continue reading »

Maesa Helped Fresh Ring In Holiday Sales


Provided Setup Holiday Boxes   continue reading »

Sam Boylan Joins CPL Aromas


Analyst joins international fragrance house   continue reading »