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Beiersdorf: sales up at the Nivea manufacturer

19-Jan-2017 - Beiersdorf has poster ‘better than expected’ sales for 2016, with organic sales growing by 3.2% across the Group, particularly boosted by brands like Nivea, Eucerin and La Prairie in its Consumer division.

Department stores in the UK thank beauty for boosted sales

18-Jan-2017 - Debenhams, a leading department store chain in the UK, has used the strong recent performance of its beauty offerings to defend the future of the retail format.

Avantium acquires Liquid Light patent portfolio

17-Jan-2017 - The chemical tech company Avantium has announced the purchase of 100+ pending and granted patents for making CO2 into various materials, including specialty chemicals with applications in cosmetics and personal care.

Moana Skincare teams up to target Europe and the Middle East

17-Jan-2017 - New Zealand-based organic skin care brand, Moana Skincare has entered into a partnership agreement with active ingredient developer Aqua Bio Technology (ABT).

Barbara Menarguez takes on top US fragrance and beauty post at Chanel

16-Jan-2017 - Her predecessor left the executive vice president position in December of last year. Now the long-time Chanel finance leader is set to take control of the company’s skin care, color...

AmorePacific enters Middle East market

16-Jan-2017 - The South Korean beauty leader has teamed up with retail franchise operator, Aishaya Group, to expand its presence in the Middle East.

L’Oréal pays over $1bn to acquire Valeant skin care brands

11-Jan-2017 - The beauty leader is buying three affordable, skin care brands that will substantially boost L’Oréal’s revenue in the active cosmetics category in the US market.

Coty to buy 60% of popular cosmetics and skin care ecommerce platform

11-Jan-2017 - The beauty company announced plans Tuesday to partner with the mobile-first social selling platform Younique. 

Milk Makeup makes first private equity deal

10-Jan-2017 - This week, the cosmetics and personal care company announced a partnership with private equity firm Main Post Partners and is looking forward to global growth.

Differentiated beauty strategy bolsters Walgreens Boots Alliance Q1 results

09-Jan-2017 - Company sales for the quarter were down nearly 2% compared to the same period last year, and executives hope beauty will play a part in lifting sales figures. Though some...

Innospec completes surfactants acquisition

06-Jan-2017 - Global specialty chemicals company Innospec has completed its acquisition of the European Personal Care and Home Care business of Huntsman Corp.

Seppic acquires naturals active ingredients division from Bayer

05-Jan-2017 - Seppic, a major ingredients player in the beauty and personal care industry, has confirmed the acquisition of Serdex, a division of Bayer.

Premium beauty and skin care: Unilever’s acquisitions focus

05-Jan-2017 - In the two years since the beginning of 2015, Unilever has acquired 10 brands: we take a look at what they say about the company’s strategic vision.

Revlon is trimming jobs, offices, and activities to integrate Elizabeth Arden business

04-Jan-2017 - In June, Revlon announced the acquisition of prestige color and fragrance company Elizabeth Arden. By September the deal was final. Last month Revlon began streamlining the two businesses, and now...

Yves Rocher expands in Nigeria

04-Jan-2017 - Having launched its first store presence in Nigeria last year, French beauty brand Yves Rocher has taken a step forward with the opening of its second outlet.

Unilever new multi-million manufacturing plant in Dubai

03-Jan-2017 - Consumer goods giant Unilever is opening a new $272 million plant in Dubai, dedicated to the production of beauty and personal care products.

Beauty news you may have missed over the holiday break

03-Jan-2017 - Several transaction of note took place over the past weeks, including the FDA issuing new guidance on lead in lipstick, Glansaol making its debut by acquiring key beauty brands, and...

L’Oréal kicks off the year with further investment in startups

03-Jan-2017 - L’Oréal, an industry leader when it comes to exploring the potential of digital for beauty, has announced it will be investing in an early stage fund managed by Partech Ventures,...

Cheryl Heinonen leaves Avon – sort of – for Macy’s

21-Dec-2016 - The direct sales beauty company is losing its senior vice president of corporate relations and chief communications officer on January 1st, but she’s continuing on with one of her Avon...

Eurofragance opens Singapore fragrance facility

21-Dec-2016 - Spanish fragrance designer and manufacturer, Eurofragance, inaugurates its Singapore plant as part of its corporate strategy to access growth opportunities in APAC.

Top beauty mergers and acquisitions of 2016

21-Dec-2016 - It has been a busy year for M&A activity for both cosmetics brands and manufacturers, with big deals being brokered that increase the global footprint of some of the biggest...

Latest data on the global beauty: market downgrade due to spending cuts

20-Dec-2016 - Euromonitor International, a market research firm, has released its Q4 data for the global beauty and personal care market, downgrading its forecast model to USD 4.4 billion.

Bogart fragrance and cosmetics acquisition strengthens presence in Germany

16-Dec-2016 - Bogart has announced that it will be expanding its offering of creation, manufacture and commercialization of luxury fragrances and cosmetics with the acquisition of HC Parfumerie Group.

Ingredient maker J.M. Huber sells off silica business

15-Dec-2016 - In a deal announced this week, specialty chemical company Evonik has acquired the J.M. Huber silica business for more than $600m. It’s a transaction that will up the company’s position...

AkzoNobel to make MCA in India

14-Dec-2016 - The specialty chemical maker has struck a deal with Atul to manufacture monochloroacetic acid, an ingredient used in multiple industries, including cosmetics. 

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