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gloProfessional Acquired by Private Equity Firm
Swander Pace Capital has purchased the mineral-based beauty brand.
New Asia Joint Venture for Pola Orbis' H2O Plus
H2O Plus creates a new venture with Asia Development Enterprise Co. to expand its reach in China and other Asian countries.
Color Association Reveals Spring/Summer 2013 Trend Forecast
Inspiration board for the Color Association of the United States' Spring/Summer 2013 beauty forecast Developed specifically for the beauty, the forecast takes a more tactile approach to color inspiration, offering a mix of inspiration points, including 3D objects and products.
Researchers Report Feature Contrast as a New Sign of Aging
Research from Gettysburg College in collaboration with CE.R.I.E.S., a department of Chanel Research and Technology, has unveiled a new sign of aging—the contrast between facial features.
Euromonitor Sees Divergence in Beauty, Personal Care
Oru Mohiuddin, senior company analyst at Euromonitor, says, “Beauty and personal care companies have been releasing their results from 2012, and a dichotomy in marketing schemes is becoming increasingly clear.”
Shiseido Initiates Test Facility, Farm for In-house Cultivation of Plant Raw Materials
The beauty company has installed a container-type facility that enables plants to be efficiently grown as raw materials for active ingredients, as well as a test farm, which will commence full-scale operation in April 2013.
Seeking a Better Understanding of the Skin
Beiersdorf has created a new method of skin analysis to help it develop new skin care products.
ICMAD Now Accepting 2013 CITY Award Entries
All entries for the 2013 CITY Awards program are due by April 15, 2013.
Alliance Boots Shifts Contract Manufacturing Strategy
The company announced a new strategic approach for BCM, its contract manufacturing business, which includes a program to improve the efficiency and overall performance of its factory in Nottingham, U.K.
CEO Panel to Help Kick Off CPNA
Cosmoprof North America is featuring the PBA CEO panel as part of its offerings this year, discussing opportunities in the professional beauty sector.

Beauty Packaging News

Acquisitions, Partnerships, Fragrance and Hair Care Options, and More Beauty Packaging News for Early April 2013
New PET Bottles from Promens Wooden beauty packaging, European and Asian expansions, makeup school partnerships, packs from Aptar, Promens, Solev and more beauty packaging news.

Featured Articles

Get a Glimpse: A Beauty Trend Preview from in-cosmetics
By: Imogen Matthews
The Marketing Trends seminars at the 2013 in-cosmetics event in Paris are set to guide beauty brands through the use of water in products; marketing to emerging demographics, countries and regions; developing products for the long-term; and much, much more.
Dedicated Follower of Fashion
By: Jeff Falk
If being trendy is the cornerstone of your beauty brand, you may want to look into building a firmer footing.
Sample Packaging Engagement
By: Abby Penning
Engaging consumers with new or revamped products can be difficult, but developing distinct sampling programs with engaging sample packages is definitely a good start.