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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.
A Thirst for Beauty
Mintel sees an uptick in consumer demand for products that feature hydration and moisturization, and more and more beauty brands are innovating using water.
Is Selling Beauty Brands in P&G's Future?
A new blog post from Euromonitor discusses the potential realignment of P&G's beauty and personal care division.
Kline Examines Amazon's Place in Beauty Retailing
Kline's Nancy Mills sees the online retailer looking to take a larger bite of the beauty retailing marketplace.
CEW Announces Nominees for 2013 Achiever Awards
Nominees include women from Clinique, QVC, Revlon and Maybelline New York/Garnier/Essie.
Hawaiian Tropic Revamping Brand Image
The iconic sun care brand is retiring its Miss Hawaiian Tropic Bikini Contests and is launching an online for a new spokesperson to serve as the face of Hawaiian Tropic.
Pola Orbis Dissolving Pola USA Inc.
The company is looking to concentrate its management resources in Asia.
Beauty M&A Possibilities Abound, According to Kline
With its new Cosmetics & Toiletries USA report available, Kline & Company is surveying the U.S.'s beauty industry as primed for acquisition activity.
New Head for La Roche-Posay
Angela Bennett takes on the role as head of the skin care brand, also being named its vice president.
Workshop for Digital Success to Take Place at Cosmoprof North America will host the “Cornerstones of Successful Digital Marketing Campaigns Worskshop,” a series of one-on-one meetings focusing on how to reinforce a strong marketing strategy and an impactful online presence.
Winners Announced for Cosmetics & Toiletries R&D Awards
Cosmetics & Toiletries is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 R&D Awards.

Financial News

L'Oréal Sales at €5.93 Billion for First Quarter 2013
Highlights from the report include strong growth in the consumer products, L'Oréal Luxe and active cosmetics divisions, while professional products weakened. Also, the company saw new records for market share in Western Europe and North America.
LVMH Reports €6.9 Billion in Sales for Q1 2013
For its perfumes and cosmetics division, LVMH saw organic revenue growth of 5%, while the selective retailing division also gained 17%.
European Sales Pick Up Slack for US Drop for Inter Parfums
Based on the strength of its Q1 2013 sales, the company is raising its 2013 guidance and currently expects net sales to reach approximately $510 million for the year.
Oriflame 2012 Sales Down But Profit Up
Direct seller impacted by downturn in Europe but gains on the strength of Latin America and Asia; partnerships and celebrity spokesmodel integral to global brand efforts.
Pola Orbis Beauty Sales Grow 9.1% in Fiscal 2012
Parent company of Jurlique and H2O Plus grows on the strength of its skin care brands.
Neutrogena, Listerine Help J&J Increase Sales for Q1 2013
J&J's worldwide consumer division recorded sales of $3.7 billion for the quarter.
Beiersdorf Holds Annual General Meeting
The company reflects on the success on some of its latest branding and innovation endeavors, including its focus on the Nivea line.

Featured Articles

Take Your Color Business to the Next Level
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As consumers’ thirst for amazing clinical results continues to grow, a new segment of the beauty shelf is sitting up and taking notice—color.
Strength in Innovation
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How creative thoughts and actions lead to revolutionary products.
Consistently Compelling: Building a Beauty Brand Throughout the User Journey
By: Thomas Marzano, via InnoCos USA
Building a brand is like growing a personality. Everything we do says something about who we are, and in a brand’s case, about how it is perceived. If consumer perceptions shape a brand’s success, then it is crucial for brands to behave consistently compellingly throughout the user journey.