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L'Oréal to Buy Urban Decay
The acquisition would likely cost L'Oréal $350–400 million, benefiting the company's luxe division, which posted notable growth in the first three quarters of 2012.
Double-digit Growth Leads Makeup, Skin Care, Fragrance into the Holidays, According to NPD Group
Fragrance gift sets set to be strong for the holiday period, with skin care and makeup gift sets gaining.
Marc Rey In as President, Coty Prestige U.S.
Rey will also take on the role of regional vice president, Coty Prestige, North America.
Report Shows Skin Care Dominating Ayurvedic Cosmetics Market in India
Beauty brands in India have been working to create awareness about using the right skin care products and ayurvedic ingredients in recent years, according to Kuick Research.
New VP of Fine Fragrance Sales North America for Symrise
Rhona Stokols takes on the role, helping to target fragrance solutions for Symrise clients.
New Pantene Line from P&G Targets Signs of Age in Hair
Pantene AgeDefy hair care products will focus on fighting breakage, dehydration, split ends, unruly grays, lackluster color, thinning and damage.
Successful Cosmoprof Asia Showcases Asian Marketplace, Innovations and Trends
Attendees at Cosmoprof Asia 2012 Exhibitors at the event were up 10% over the 2011 event, and attendees (up 14% over 2011) poured in from around the globe to learn about the latest in the Asian beauty industry.

Featured Articles

Illuminating Natural Beauty
By: Liz Grubow and Valerie Jacobs
The natural beauty trend has diversified, and there are many paths a brand can follow in order to engage consumers seeking a more natural beauty solution.
Beauty Medic, Nomad and Gourmand: The Trends Impacting Beauty
By: Gattefossé
Continuing its look at the key market trends that it sees as playing a growing role in beauty over the next year and beyond, Gattefossé developed three cosmetic market trends in 2012: Beauty Medic, Nomad and Gourmand.
Do Men Really Care About Beauty?
By: Irina Barbalova, Euromonitor International
The male grooming category has demonstrated consistent performance over the recent years of economic instability, and has once again come to the spotlight with a flurry of activity in terms of increased marketing and advertising efforts, as well as many targeted brand expansions.
Not Just a Pretty Face: The Power of a Celebrity Endorsement
Reggie Bush shaving with shaving cream and a razor By: Lisa Doyle
Celebrities go beyond the traditional spokesperson role to develop the brand and connect with consumers.