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L'Oréal Sales Climb to $11.7 Billion for First Half of 2013
Strong performances from Western Europe and North America, as well as the beauty company's consumer products, active products and L'Oréal Luxe divisions, help push sales growth over 6%.
Shiseido Looks for Streamlining, Consolidation with New Head Office Location
Shiseido announced it is opening a new head office location, the Shiseido Ginza Building, in October 2013 to bring together several disparate departments to help the company build brand equity for the future.
Organic Monitor Launches Sustainable Beauty Awards
The aim of the new Sustainable Beauty Awards from Organic Monitor is to give recognition to beauty, cosmetic and ingredient firms who are pushing the boundaries of sustainability in the beauty industry.
Inter Parfums Partners with Shanghai Tang for Fragrance Deal
To support the agreement, Inter Parfums is launching a new subsidiary—Inter Parfums USA Hong Kong Limited.
Shampoo to Lead Hair Care Sector Growth in Japan
According to market researcher Canadean, shampoo is set to record the fastest growth in the Japanese hair care sector, while styling agents and hair colorants are also expected to climb.
Unilever Opens Employee Development Center in Singapore
Unilever has opened Four Acres Singapore, the company’s first global leadership development center outside of the UK. This €50 million facility will play a key role in developing the talent to lead Unilever, as it aims to double the size of the business, while halving its environmental impact and increasing its positive social impact.
Aveda Takes Recycling Full Circle
Through a new program, Aveda product packaging that isn't accepted by local recycling centers will now be accepted at certain Aveda locations to ensure full circle use.
Kline Announces Report Addressing Multicultural Beauty Product Needs and Expectations
The new report will differentiate cultures’ needs and desires, the brands they choose, and how and where they buy these products to address this quickly growing market for beauty and grooming.

Beauty Ingredient News

New Ventures, Locations and Facilities, and More Beauty Ingredient News and Launches for Mid July 2013
Discover new launches from Evonik, Natural Sourcing, Botanic Innovations and more, as well as news on the Clariant-Wilmar global amines company, expansions in Asia and Latin America, and more.

Featured Articles

Best Practices for Social Media Strategy Discussed at Beauty Awards
Social beauty award panelists discuss social media strategy By: Abby Penning
The 2013 Women's Health Beauty Awards breakfast event featured a panel of social media forerunners discussing how to engage consumers via brand social media outreach in ways that are not only unique and relevant, but also helpful to the brand.
Humanizing the Online Experience
By: Cindy Engstrom
More online shopping means less chance for that personal interaction that beauty brands so often rely on, but it doesn't have to mean there aren't ways to still build and maintain that kind of relationship with loyal customers.
The Future of Big Data and Beauty: Data Driven Beauty
By: Emily Coleman, Jacqueline Chan, Courtney Das, Eileen Kim, Craig LaManna, Erica Roberson and Lisa Sequino
Are brands drowning in disparate seas of data? How might we develop, test and integrate consumer insights from/in the digital world? Do the strategies differ for mass and luxury, or by industry? What advantages do digital platforms offer in reaching consumers, testing concepts, and micro-targeting the approach to consumers? How does this impact brand perceptions, speed-to-market, or our understanding of markets?