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Aug 06, 2012 | 10:16 AM CDT

L’Occitane Aims to Clarify Stance on Animal Testing

Because of recent media coverage about L’Occitane's product availability in China and that country's animal testing requirements, the company is looking to clarify its position on the topic.

Aug 02, 2012 | 09:44 AM CDT

Mintel Looks at Primary Drivers for Chinese Hair Care Consumers

Purchases driven by performance, followed by brand and function; products have shifted emphasis from treating hair appearance and condition to scalp health.

Aug 01, 2012 | 04:17 PM CDT

Baby Care Shows Dynamism in Face of Aging Demographics, Slowing Economies

By: Rob Walker, Euromonitor International

Baby and child-specific products outperformed all beauty and personal care categories in 2011, generating global retail growth of 7% at fixed US dollar prices. And despite the dual challenge of aging demographics and acute economic instability, the category’s global growth prospects to 2016 look promising. Euromonitor International assesses the main category battlegrounds and identifies where brands ought to be strengthening their positions going forward.

Jul 30, 2012 | 12:45 PM CDT

Organic Monitor Launches Summit in Latin America, Brings Event Back to Asia

Sustainable Cosmetics Summit first Brazilian event focuses on biodiversity and ethical sourcing, sustainable ingredients and marketing best-practices; Hong Kong event to explore sustainable packaging and alternatives to animal testing methods, among other topics.

Jul 27, 2012 | 09:33 AM CDT

L’Occitane to Acquire Majority Stake in Erborian

The acquisition of the Korean skin care brand is a first step into developing a larger presence in the Asian market for L’Occitane.

Jul 25, 2012 | 04:29 PM CDT

Professional Skin Care Market Up

Continued weak consumer spending confidence and the increased use of at-home beauty devices and treatments paint a murkier picture of the category's future, however.

Jul 09, 2012 | 04:41 PM CDT

The Parallel Worlds of Hair Care

By: Rob Walker, Euromonitor International

Developed and emerging markets are currently consuming hair care products in two very diverse, distinct ways—one trading down and the other trading up.

Jul 09, 2012 | 04:00 PM CDT

O Boticário Surpasses McDonald’s to Become Brazil’s Largest Franchise Chain

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By: Fernanda Bonifacio

Opportunities in the Brazilian market spur the growth of retail doors and viability for international brands.

Jul 09, 2012 | 11:31 AM CDT

Urban Decay Suspends China Plans

According to the beauty brand, multiple considerations, including China's animal testing policies, caused the brand to reconsider expansion into China.

Jun 27, 2012 | 01:24 PM CDT

Mary Kay Expands in India

The direct selling beauty business opens a new office in Ludhiana.