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L'Oréal Acquires Interconsumer Products Limited
The acquisition of ICP's brands will extend L'Oréal's knowledge of the market and its reach in Kenya and provide a regional manufacturing base for expanded operations.
Leading Beauty Trends for 2013 Discussed by Euromonitor Analyst
Euromonitor International beauty and personal care analyst Nicole Tyrimou identified top beauty industry consumer trends for the year, including the importance of bespoke skin care, shifting hair care attitudes, the evolution of BB creams, and more.
Brand Valuation Company Releases Listing of "Most Valuable Cosmetic Brands"
For the 2013 listing, despite a very slight brand value fall, Olay held its dominant position at the top of the BrandFinance Cosmetics 50 table.
Beauty Industry Acquisition Targets Identified by Kline
Nancy Mills writes, “...a growing number of smaller cosmetic and toiletry companies are contemplating, developing, and/or executing exits. As such, 2013 portends to offer even greater deal flow as many companies look to invest in new growth opportunities.”
Cosmeceuticals to See Growth Rate of 7.7% Over Coming Years
The global cosmeceutical market offers huge potential among the Asian countries, such as Japan, China and India, which are set to attract major players in future.
PZ Cussons Releases Interim Statement for Early 2013
The company reports that it "continues its focus on brand innovation and renovation in all markets as well as cost optimization in all areas of the business."
Focus on Hair Care Digital Branding in Europe from L2
This supplement from digital think tank L2 takes a deeper dive into industry trends and best practices in the EU 5 (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the U.K.) hair care and color market.
Finalists Announced for in-cosmetics' Innovation Zone Best Ingredient Award
The finalists have been announced for in-cosmetics 2013's Innovation Zone Best Ingredient Award. The fifteen finalists, including texturizing agents, anti-aging actives and anti-hair loss systems, give visitors a glimpse of what cosmetic formulation may hold in the future.
Orange Blossom is the Scent for Summer, Says Tru Fragrance
HipNote Orange Blossom features top notes of peach blossom, driftwood and freesia, layered with gardenia, and finished with notes of amber, sand accord and almond milk.
L'Oréal Affirms Development of Business in China
The beauty company laid out its plans for attracting the next generation of Chinese luxury consumers, namely with the introduction of innovations like Clarisonic and Yves Saint Laurent Beauté.

Beauty Packaging News

Organic Certification, Anniversaries, Skin and Sun Care Options, and More Beauty Packaging News for Mid April 2013
Judith Willilams Skin Experts range with packaging by Lumson See new packaging from Lumson, Mega Airless, M&H Plastics and more, as well as more news and innovations coming through the beauty packaging market.

Featured Articles

Multifunctionality: The Sweet (and Sour) Spot for Color Cosmetics
By: Rob Walker, Euromonitor International
Multitasking beauty products are on the rise, with multifunctionality dominating many color brand strategies. The resulting growth is not without a downside.
BB Creams: Beauty Balms, Blemish Base or Just Brilliant Beauty?
The ingredients in BB creams By: Sam Dhatt
The effectiveness of BB creams, like other products, lies in their ingredients.
The Second Moment of Truth
By: Jim Perry
Purchase engagement represents the first moment of truth between a product and a consumer, but the actual application of the product represents a potentially even more important second moment of truth.