January 3, 2012

Perfume and fragrance retailer Perfumania announced Friday that it will acquire Parlux Fragrances in a deal valued at $170 million.

January 3, 2012

It was a nail-biter of a holiday season for fragrance and, while SymphonyIRI numbers showed a decline in fragrance at food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart) for the 12 weeks ended Nov. 6, the sales within the prestige channel have been on the rise in 2011.

January 3, 2012

The Mentholatum Co. has announced that an independent testing group has found its Oxy Maximum face wash to be an effective acne treatment at a great value and has endorsed it as a “bargain buy.”


January 3, 2012

Whether it’s creating beachy waves, sexy curls or modern ponytails, women aren’t shying away from styling their best fashion accessory: hair. 


January 3, 2012

To celebrate the new year and help beauty mavens recharge their spirits — and pores — beauty retailer Ulta Beauty is kicking off 2012 with its annual Fresh Start Skin Days event, which runs through Jan. 21.

December 21, 2011

Inter Parfums has announced that its Paris-based subsidiary, Interparfums SA — the prestige fragrance company and exclusive worldwide licensee for Burberry fragrance products — and its licensor, global luxury company Burberry Group, are in discussions regarding the establishment of a new operating structure for the Burberry fragrance and beauty business.

December 21, 2011

Skin care brand La Roche-Posay is partnering with Mollie's Fund, the Mollie Biggane Melanoma Foundation, in its mission to increase awareness for melanoma prevention.

December 21, 2011

Proactiv, a maker of acne-fighting skin care products, has announced that Naya Rivera, star of the television show “Glee,” is its newest celebrity ambassador.

December 21, 2011

Dermatologist Neil Sadick has joined forces with other experts at his Park Avenue practice in New York to develop the Sadick Dermatology Group brand, which launches at Sephora inside JCPenney this month.

December 20, 2011

At its annual Analyst Day in New York on Tuesday, CVS Caremark executives outlined strong growth for 2012 and unveiled several new offerings and initiatives that are expected to help drive profitable long-term growth as it works to reinvent pharmacy and focus on its “integration sweet spots.”

December 19, 2011

Family Dollar Stores on Monday named Paul White to the position of EVP and chief merchandising officer. White will report to Mike Bloom, president and COO.

December 19, 2011

Nielsen Holdings on Monday announced that Rick Kash has been appointed vice chair and will join CEO David Calhoun and vice chair Susan Whiting in the office of the CEO. Nielsen also named Mitchell Habib COO.

December 19, 2011

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. — Ulta Beauty has announced that Hervé Defforey has resigned as a member of the company’s board of directors, effective Jan. 28, 2012, at the end of Ulta’s fiscal year.

Defforey, who resides and primarily works overseas, cited the demands of these commitments as the reason for his resignation.

December 16, 2011

L'Oréal has completed its acquisition of sonic skin care device manufacturer Pacific Bioscience Labs, which makes the Clarisonic family of products.

December 16, 2011

Beauty company Living Proof has announced the appointment of Jill Beraud as CEO, effective Jan. 9.

December 16, 2011

Procter & Gamble is emphasizing its "Have You Tried This Yet?" campaign by offering consumers two new ways to test out P&G brands.

December 16, 2011

Remington, a maker of men’s and women’s grooming and styling products, has introduced a mobile site designed to enhance consumers' shopping experience, just in time for the holiday shopping season.

December 15, 2011

Broadway Nails has announced that Nicole Scherzinger, lead singer for The Pussycat Dolls, will be the celebrity brand ambassador for its new imPRESS press-on manicure.

December 15, 2011

Mentholatum on Thursday announced two executive moves. Jean Legros was appointed to the role of senior director of marketing overseeing all brands, and Brian Rola was promoted to senior director of U.S. sales.

December 14, 2011

Hey Dude Skin Care has introduced a new series of men’s skin care and grooming products that was designed to serve the needs of today’s modern “dude."

December 14, 2011

Orabrush has announced the availability of the Orabrush Tongue Foam powered by Orazyme, an enzyme-infused foam that works with the company’s tongue cleaner to help eliminate bad breath.

December 14, 2011

Sally Hansen, a Coty beauty brand, is launching in spring 2012 its new Simply Smooth hair remover and Zero Bumps bikini spray.

December 14, 2011

A new survey by Angus Reid Public Opinion revealed a number of similarities and differences between the holiday shopping habits of people in North America and the United Kingdom.

December 13, 2011

The Ardell brand of faux eyelashes has announced that it is launching new lash styles for spring 2012.