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Valeant Pharmaceuticals to Acquire Obagi for Approximately $344 Million
Following the successful completion of the tender offer, a wholly owned subsidiary of Valeant will merge with Obagi.
Net-A-Porter Adds Beauty Offerings
A highly select edit of 11 brands including Chantecaille, Natura Bissé, Aesop, Le Metier de Beaute, 3 Lab, Beauty Works West, Philip B, Joya, Ilia, Sarah Chapman and James Read will kickstart a phased launch.
CEW(UK) Announces 2013 Beauty Award Finalists
The winners of the CEW(UK) 2013 Beauty Awards will be announced April 26, 2013.
Fragrance Market Smelling Sweet in Brazil
Euromonitor looks at the growth possibilities for the premium fragrance market in Brazil, urged on by the Internet and lower unit prices.
Beauty Sampling Program to Debut at Cosmoprof North America
Getting in on the beauty sampling trend, Cosmprof North America is launching Beautique, an on-floor sampling opportunity at the 2013 edition of the beauty trade show.
Fierce Competition in Mass Beauty in 2012 Shows Where Brands Shine, Lack
A blog post from Kline & Company focuses on the challenges and opportunities in the mass beauty category, one of the most competitive in the industry.
MAC, Neutrogena Among Harris Interactive's Brands of the Year
Findings from the 2013 Harris Poll EquiTrend study show many luxury brands made gains in brand equity over the past year.
Zappos Tour a New Option for Cosmoprof North America 2013
Attendees to the 2013 Cosmoprof North America (CPNA) event in July can take a tour of the Zappos' headquarters in Las Vegas during the show through a collaboration with the online retailer, CPNA and the PBA.
Potential Broader View of ADA May Impact Online Retailers
The Wall Street Journal reports the U.S. Department of Justice expected to issue new regulations on website accessibility later in 2013, taking a broader view of the ADA's jurisdiction over websites; expanded boundaries of ADA already being tested in lawsuits.
International Beauty Interest Piques at Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna
The event saw a 14% increase in visitors and a 22% increase in visitors from abroad.
Facial Oils on the Rise
A blog post from The NPD Group's Larissa Jensen tracks the recent rise of consumer interest in facial skin care oils.

Beauty Ingredient News

Anniversaries, Awards, Investments and More Beauty Ingredient News and Launches for Late March 2013
Learn about the latest launches and news from the beauty ingredient realm, including new products set to appear at in-cosmetics 2013 from Indena, Clariant and Induchem, as well as news from Oxiteno, Coast Southwest, AkzoNobel and beyond.

Featured Articles

Record Attendance for CEW's 2013 Beauty Product Demo
By: Nancy Jeffries
Annual event featured 635 beauty products, the largest number in the event's 60-year history; drew more than 2,300 industry professionals.
Formulating Innovative Anti-aging Skin Care: A Q&A with L'Oréal's Gabrielle Sore
By: Katie Anderson
Here, Gabrielle Sore, scientific communication director of skin care for L'Oréal Research and Innovation, shares her thoughts on skin aging and the ingredients and techniques available to formulators that deliver new and more effective skin care products.
Using Content Marketing to Show Product Evidence
By: Sarah Ban
Proof of scientific claims are important to many consumers when they choose what products to purchase, particularly if they’re looking to remedy a certain issue such as aging or acne, and content marketing—through blogs, e-books, and other info and products—can be used as a long-term, long-form version of ad and/or label copy to convince customers of a product's statements.
Art and Science Come Together
By: Marny Bielefeldt
Merging the technical manufacturing needs for packaging production with the artistic viewpoint that is true to a beauty brand helps create an ideal beauty package.