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Nov 26, 2012 | 02:53 PM CST

Emerging Markets Soft-Soap the Growth Picture of Global Bath and Body Care

By: Rob Walker, Euromonitor International

Beauty brand owners who offer bath and body care products have become heavily dependent on emerging markets to shore up profitability as economic storms buffet sales in Western Europe and the U.S. But, with key BRIC economies now slowing down, is this safe haven of growth about to close?

Nov 26, 2012 | 11:39 AM CST

Identifying Geographic Drivers for Discovery

By: Valerie Jacobs

From moisturizing concoctions in Aboriginal communities in Australia, to garlic-infused nail polish in the Caribbean and teen blogs inspiring consumers the world over, trends have become more global and more niche.

Nov 26, 2012 | 11:22 AM CST

French FDA to Finance Studies on Exposure to Cosmetics

By: Claire Thévenin

The coming year will see new studies, as well as regulatory changes, for the beauty industry in France and Europe.

Nov 26, 2012 | 11:09 AM CST

Sephora Opens Brick-and-Mortar in Brazil; Plans For 40

New Sephora store at Sao Paulo's JK Iguatemi Mall
By: Fernanda Bonifacio

The growth of the beauty specialty retailer in Brazil shows the continuing importance of the Latin American in the beauty world.

Nov 20, 2012 | 10:02 AM CST

Report Shows Skin Care Dominating Ayurvedic Cosmetics Market in India

Beauty brands in India have been working to create awareness about using the right skin care products and ayurvedic ingredients in recent years, according to Kuick Research.

Nov 19, 2012 | 08:49 AM CST

Henkel Records 6.6% Sales Increase for Q3 2012

Henkel’s beauty care business continued its uptrend in profitable growth during the quarter as nominal sales totaled €908 million, 5.6% above the €860 million generated in the prior-year quarter, and organic sales rose by 3.3%.

Nov 16, 2012 | 10:07 AM CST

Allergan to Acquire Part of SkinMedica

The pharmaceutical giant is acquiring the skin care portion of SkinMedica's business for $350 million, leaving SkinMedica to spin off its recently purchased Colorescience makeup division.

Nov 15, 2012 | 02:01 PM CST

In the Year 2013: What Beauty Experts See for the Future

Fireworks
By: Ada Polla

Beauty industry experts share their expectations for the coming year with Ada Polla and GCI magazine.

Nov 15, 2012 | 01:35 PM CST

L'Oréal USA Expanding Kentucky Production Facility

The plant, which produces Garnier Fructis, L'Oréal Paris ans Soft Sheen-Carson products, will add space, equipment and employees to help meet increased consumer demand for hair care products.

Nov 15, 2012 | 10:59 AM CST

Sally Beauty Sales Climb Over $3.5 Billion for Fiscal Year

For the fiscal 2012 fourth quarter, Sally Beauty recorded consolidated net sales of $882.6 million, an increase of 5.4% from fiscal 2011 fourth quarter attributed to same stores sales growth, the addition of new stores and acquisitions.