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YouTube Gains Industry Appeal as "Vloggers" Push Prestige Beauty
Think tank L2 says beauty brands aren't only trying to get their products into the hands of "vloggers," or video bloggers, they are also peppering vlogger videos with InVideo ads.
CEW, NPD Trend Presentation Looks at Growth of Prestige Market in 2012
The NPD Group's Karen Grant noted, "growth remains positive for both the prestige and mass channels." However, "The trend of prestige beauty outpacing mass beauty continues to be evident since the recessionary period of 2009 and will likely continue into 2013."
Bespoke Skin Care Options Helping Prestige Market, Says Euromonitor
According to an analyst insight article focused on the U.K., cautious consumer spending has created a challenge for prestige beauty that offers two choices: either create offerings at lower prices or increase perceived value for money and therefore prices. In skin care, the latter option appears to be working.
Boots UK Debuts Service to Color Match Foundation for Customers
In a collaboration with X-Rite, the pharmacy and beauty brand have debuted the No7 Foundation Match Made Service in 668 stores in the U.K.
2013 FiFi Indie Award Winner Named
The Fragrance Foundation named the winner of the 2013 Indie FiFi Award at the Elements Showcase event in New York.
2013 Art of Packaging Award to Honor Estée Lauder's Veronique Gabai-Pinksy
The event, which will take place April 30, 2013, in New York, recognizes the packaging work of Gabai-Pinksy through Estée Lauder's Aramis and Designer Fragrances, BeautyBank and IdeaBank.

Financial News

P&G Financial Results for October–December 2012 at High End of Expectations
Consequently, the company is raising its guidance for 2013.
Q4, Full Year 2012 Financials for Unilever Show Broad Growth
The company's Sunsilk hair care brand joined the company's group of €1 billion brands, and Unilever's personal care division recorded a turnover of €4.7 billion for the fourth quarter of 2012 and of €18.1 billion for full year 2012.
Beiersdorf Steady in Preliminary 2012 Financials
The owner of the Nivea, Eucerin and La Prairie skin care brand grew sales 4.7% during the fiscal year, with gains in BRIC markets.
L’Occitane Net Sales Increase 17.6%
For the nine months ended December 31, 2012, L’Occitane recorded net sales of €801.3 million, pushed by growth in emerging markets Russia and China as well as the U.S.
PZ Cussons Grows Revenue 2.7% for Six Months Ended November 30
Revenue growth was achieved in the U.K., Poland, Indonesia and in the smaller markets of Kenya, Ghana, Thailand and the Middle East for the company.
Inter Parfums' 2012 Sales Rise to Record $654.1 Million
Although fourth quarter net sales dropped for the company, the performance was better than expected, and the company's U.S.-based sales for full year 2012 were $82.3 million, a 31.1% leap from 2011’s $62.8 million.

Featured Article

A Packaging Makeover: Using Advanced Sourcing for Innovation
By: Jennifer Sikora
Using advanced sourcing software can help beauty brand owners better source packaging for their products, as well develop smarter, more innovative ways to package.

Beauty Ingredient News

Social Media, New Research, and More Beauty Ingredient News and Launches for Late January 2013
Learn the latest beauty ingredient news, including lash-lengthening research from Shiseido, collaborations with Evolva, natural options for skin care and body care, and beyond.