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Jun 05, 2012 | 09:20 AM CDT

Actifirm Names New CEO

Hal Rose takes on the position for the beauty brand, which is a sister company to beauty industry supplier ActiTech.

Jun 04, 2012 | 01:59 PM CDT

Oriflame Expansion in Africa

The company has acquired franchisee businesses in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

Jun 01, 2012 | 12:01 PM CDT

Case Study: Packaging That Inspires Confidence

Frezyderm packaging
By: Tim Eaves

Packaging makes the initial connection with consumers, and this means it requires a significant amount of consideration from brand owners on what kind of message it sends about the brand from the shelf.

Jun 01, 2012 | 11:48 AM CDT

Speaking the Language of Beauty

By: Kevin Marshall

It’s funny how history has a way of stepping in and shaping circumstances when least expected. Take the deceptively simple perfume bottle ...

Jun 01, 2012 | 11:23 AM CDT

Beauty in Layers: Multitasking Ingredients

By: Abby Penning

A variety of ingredients offer more than one claim or benefit; the trick is knowing how to best use that to your brand’s advantage.

Jun 01, 2012 | 11:11 AM CDT

Private Label Lessons From the Recession

By: Lisa Doyle

In a still-recovering economy, private label capitalizes on consumer desire for affordable beauty.

Jun 01, 2012 | 10:52 AM CDT

New Fragrance Brands for Elizabeth Arden

The beauty company acquired three new fragrance brands, including the Ed Hardy suite of scents.

Jun 01, 2012 | 09:48 AM CDT

Transdisciplinary Knowledge for Holistic Innovation

By: David Elliott and Rob Barker

To develop the best ideas and work most creatively, an interactive, transdisciplinary office is likely your best bet for holistic innovation.

Jun 01, 2012 | 09:26 AM CDT

Time for a Fresh POV

By: Alisa Marie Beyer and Kate Helfrich

New thinking on what it takes to develop a cultlike beauty product—and why.

Jun 01, 2012 | 09:10 AM CDT

A New Tax for Cosmetics in France

By: Claire Thévenin

The new tax, requiring cosmetic companies to pay 0.1% of their annual turnover, mimics the country's pharmacovigilance tax system.