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Apr 04, 2012 | 03:03 PM CDT

Becoming an Engagement Brand

By: Katja Bartholmess and Ron Robinson

Social media allows beauty brands to share more with their consumers and to have their consumers share more with them.

Apr 04, 2012 | 02:27 PM CDT

The Rules of Engagement

By: Daniela Ciocan

Retail is the final touch point for beauty brands and consumers, and it can make or a break a sale. But with e-commerce and continually progressing technology, the retail environment's evolution is fast—and requires smart strategies from the brands on the shelves.

Apr 04, 2012 | 11:00 AM CDT

ICMAD Announces Janet Gurwitch as ICMAD 2012 CITY Awards Presenter

Gurwitch, the creator of Laura Mercier Cosmetics, will speak about what is takes to make it in today's beauty industry at the June 20 event in New York.

Apr 04, 2012 | 09:05 AM CDT

Natural vs. Nature-inspired: Brand Considerations and Reaching Consumers

The natural beauty market has been evolving toward more effective and truly natural products and away from simply naturally inspired products, notes Kline & Company. But is it the most effective strategy for brands aiming to succeed in the segment?

Apr 04, 2012 | 08:08 AM CDT

Natural vs. Nature-inspired: Brand Considerations and Reaching Consumers

The natural beauty market has been evolving toward more effective and truly natural products and away from simply naturally inspired products, notes Kline & Company. But is it the most effective strategy for brands aiming to succeed in the segment?

Apr 03, 2012 | 04:03 PM CDT

A Rush and a Push

By: Jeff Falk

Gearing up for the month's ahead, this month's issue focuses on outside influences on development and design, the process of product development, sustainability in beauty, the color cosmetic market and much more.

Apr 03, 2012 | 09:30 AM CDT

Golden Sun/Newhall Laboratories Acquires Several Henkel Brands

Brands involved in the transaction include hair care brands L.A. Looks, Dep Sport and Zero Frizz, female deodorant brand Soft & Dri, and soap and body wash brand Pure & Natural.

Apr 03, 2012 | 09:28 AM CDT

High Ridge Brands Co. Purchases Coast Soap Brand From Henkel

High Ridge Brands Co., a portfolio company of Brynwood Partners VI, also recently purchased the Zest, Alberto VO5 and Rave brands, and another Brynwood Partners company purchased several other Henkel brands.

Apr 02, 2012 | 02:45 PM CDT

The Future Bright for Color Cosmetics Despite Economic Gloom

By: Rob Walker, Euromonitor International

While 2012 is a year of numerous strategic challenges for color cosmetics, creative and innovative product development, together with savvy and bold investment in emerging markets, will yield opportunities.

Apr 02, 2012 | 02:15 PM CDT

Colorful Insights

By: Cathy Christensen

Insights on hot hues, sophisticated shades, fun finishes and more in this review of cosmetic color trends for spring/summer 2012.