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Apr 10, 2012 | 12:02 PM CDT

If Selling is in Your Future, Move Quickly

By: George Spilka

Heeding global market signs, investment banker and acquisition consultant George Spilka suggests the time is now for selling a business. This updated article also now includes contact information for Spilka.

Apr 09, 2012 | 09:29 AM CDT

Kao Announces Various Executive Changes

Among the roles to change hands are president and CEO, as well as chairman of the board, and more.

Apr 09, 2012 | 08:31 AM CDT

Avon Names New CEO

Shari McCoy, formerly of Johnson & Johnson, will take on the role at Avon, which recently rejected an acquisition bid from Coty.

Apr 06, 2012 | 02:43 PM CDT

Brazil Behind Coty's Avon Bid

By: Abby Penning

Gaining a greater foothold in the South American beauty battleground was a key target in Coty's $10 billion acquisition proposal for Avon, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Apr 05, 2012 | 01:20 PM CDT

PCPC Experts Offers Insights Into U.S.; EU Regulations

By: Jeff Falk

Leading up to a Personal Care Product Council presentation at the Natural Beauty Summit America conference, the council's Francine Lamoriello and Farah Ahmed discuss efforts toward harmonization of cosmetic regulations and standards, as well as the differences and similarities of U.S. and EU regulations.

Apr 04, 2012 | 05:12 PM CDT

Silicones in the Crosshairs

By: Steve Herman

A brief look at why concerns over the use of silicones have been raised and why they won't likely become the lightning rod other ingredient types have become.

Apr 04, 2012 | 04:43 PM CDT

Senescence: Reversing the Clock on Skin Aging

By: Shyam Gupta, PhD, and Linda Walker

Preventing skin aging by targeting multiple causes with a single bullet is of primal scientific and consumer interest. Treatments based on cellular anti-senescence can offer this single solution to multiple skin ailments, including skin aging.

Apr 04, 2012 | 04:24 PM CDT

Science with the Glamour: Ingredients' Brand Impact

By: Abby Penning

Beyond their obvious functional value, ingredients can be integral to the story beauty brands share with consumers.

Apr 04, 2012 | 04:06 PM CDT

Sustainability Drives Game Changing Innovation in Beauty

By: Rob Walker, Euromonitor International

With sustainability, social responsibility and environmental integrity as key components of the long-term operational landscape in beauty, new choices in ecologically friendly packaging could be a catalyst to a radical shake up of the packaging mix.

Apr 04, 2012 | 03:45 PM CDT

The Process of Product Development

By: Darrin C. Duber-Smith and Gregory Black

The beauty industry is hypercompetitive, and on-shelf success requires that new product development is conducted as scientifically as possible, utilizing proven models and due diligence.