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Kline Shows Growth of At-home Skin Care Devices in China
The Chinese market's extraordinary gain is partly attributed to the aggressive growth of market leader Nu Skin, which, fueled by the expansion of the number of its representatives in 2012, registered gains of over 100% for its Galvanic Spa device.
Ulta CEO Departing for Michaels
Chuck Rubin is leaving beauty retailer Ulta for arts-and-crafts and décor retailer Michaels.
Unilever to Invest in Aerosol Deodorant Facility in India
The new facility will represent an investment of €50 million by Unilever and its ongoing commitment to the emerging markets in Asia.
Coty and Puig Dissolve Fragrance Deal
Both companies are seeking to further branch out into the North American fragrance market themselves.
Carly Rae Jepsen Becomes Ambassador for Burt's Bees Brand Güd
The pop songstress will appear in a multimedia marketing campaign for the natural brand, which targets young women, that will debut this spring.
CEW, 24 Seven Survey Beauty Industry's Career Evolution
The survey, which will publish its results this summer, looks to provide insight on the attitudes and behaviors of those working in the beauty industry.
Natural Makeup Making Strides
Kline & Company sees increases in interest in the natural makeup segment, with ingredients from the ancient world making appearances.
Beauty Looks to the Past to See the Future
A GCI-moderated panel at Cosmoprof North America will look at how beauty trends of old are being revamped for a greater consumer impact in today's marketplace.

Financial News

Pola Orbis Posts 8.5% Sales Increase for 2012
Pola Orbis Holdings Inc. released its operating results for fiscal 2012, noting that consolidated net sales for fiscal 2012 grew 8.5% year on year, to ¥180 billion, partly reflecting firm sales centering on the Pola-brand business and the inclusion of earnings from Jurlique.
Oriflame Reports 2012 Financial Results
Oriflame’s CEO Magnus Brännström commented, “I am pleased to see an improvement of the sales development compared to the third quarter.”

Featured Articles

Finding New Potential in Old Ingredients
By: Shyam Gupta, PhD, and John Stanek
An exploration of the untapped potential in aloe vera, and insights to unlocking that potential, provides ideas for creating successful aloe-based products as well as a road map to other such innovations.
Yes To Grapefruit Debuts
By: Nancy Jeffries
Brand founder Ido Leffler introduces new line, scheduled to hit Target shelves in March 2013; seven SKU line "targeted for people who are just starting to see the signs of aging, when age spots and sun spots start to appear on the face and body.”

Beauty Packaging News

Makeup Palettes, Aerosols, Bottle-in-Bag Technology and More Beauty Packaging News for Late February 2013
Lancome's L'Absolu Voyage makeup palette, created by Topline Products' Primapack New packaging innovations from Topline, Unilever, Aptar, M&H Plastics, Rieke, Mega Airless and more, as well as new hires and promotions in the beauty packaging world.