August 30, 2011

Responding to weekend press reports, consumer products company Spectrum Brands issued a statement indicating that it has not offered to acquire King of Shaves, a U.K.-based company with whom Spectrum has a multiyear distribution agreement through its Remington North America division.

August 30, 2011

Oral care company Sunstar Americas has inked a licensing agreement with film and entertainment company Lucasfilm to launch a new line of manual and power toothbrushes featuring iconic characters and lightsabers from the “Star Wars” film saga and “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” television series.

August 29, 2011

Tennis champion Serena Williams joined OPI co-founder Suzi Weiss-Fischmann at a New York City event on Aug. 25 to officially launch the final series of nail lacquers in her Glam Slam! by OPI promotion, which kicked off earlier this year.

August 26, 2011

Female DJs are the newest trendsetters for what is hot in music, style and pop culture, and Unilever’s Dove Go Fresh deodorant and body mist and MTV are spotlighting three up-and-coming DJs in a new video series, titled "Dove Fresh Spin," in an effort to bring this emerging set of style mavens to women everywhere.

August 25, 2011

This holiday season, OPI is paying homage to America’s Muppet friends as they hit the big screen in Disney’s “The Muppets” with a limited-edition collection of Muppet-inspired nail lacquers available beginning in November at nail salons, Ulta and JCPenney.

August 25, 2011

To help combat the negative effects of tooth decay among America’s underserved children, oral care company Plackers, which makes disposable dental flossers, has announced its continued partnership with Oral Health America, a national, charitable nonprofit dedicated to increasing access to oral health care.

August 24, 2011

As expected, sales of sun care products experienced a boost in the most recent 12 weeks, according to SymphonyIRI Group, and it is likely that a greater consumer awareness of the dangers of the sun’s harmful rays and product innovation helped fuel growth.


August 24, 2011

Brynwood Partners VI L.P. has announced that High Ridge Brands, its portfolio company and owner of the North American Zest personal cleansing franchise, has signed a purchase agreement with Unilever to acquire the Alberto VO5 brand and marketing rights in the United States and Puerto Rico; as well as the rights to the Rave brand and marketing rights worldwide.

August 24, 2011

Bath and beauty brand Calgon, which is managed by Ilex Consumer Products Group, has unveiled new holiday gift sets that are available at Walgreens.

August 24, 2011

Many consumers continue to express desire for natural and organic personal care products, and that holds especially true when it comes to baby care.


August 24, 2011

Looking to promote its new men’s grooming line, now available chain-wide at Duane Reade, the a|MEN|ity brand set up shop at Duane Reade’s flagship store at 40 Wall St., on Wednesday, to educate men on the brand, hand out samples and offer shaves and mini massages.

August 24, 2011

SUPPLIER NEWS — Coty has announced that in September it will launch the new Celine Dion Signature, which marks the latest addition to the Celine Dion portfolio of fragrances. Celine Dion Signature will be available in September at mass merchandisers and drug outlets in the United States and Europe.


August 24, 2011

Hair care brand Sally Hershberger is launching at CVS stores in September two new kits to help beauty mavens go glam this holiday season.

August 24, 2011

The eyes still have it. This is especially true when it comes to mascara, and Maybelline New York is continuing its quest to bring beauty mavens the look of lush, false lashes with its new Falsies Flared by Volum’ Express.


August 22, 2011

Estée Lauder — whose brands include M•A•C, Aveda, Bumble and Bumble, American Beauty, Flirt! and GoodSkin Labs — has announced the retirement of Richard Kunes, EVP and CFO, on or about June 30, 2013.

August 19, 2011

HappyMe announced that its skin care line now is available at mass retailers.

August 18, 2011

Derma e Natural Bodycare has announced the hiring of Marcia Derwin as mid-Atlantic regional sales manager, a new role to support the double-digit growth that the company is currently experiencing and to help increase its national business.

August 18, 2011

Those within the mass-market beauty industry are wise not to rest on their laurels, as research indicates that sales of prestige makeup and skin care in U.S. department stores surpassed pre-recession volume in the first half of 2011, according to market research company the NPD Group.

August 18, 2011

Most body care products promote claims of being long-lasting, nongreasy or effective on dry skin but, according to the findings of a new Mintel report, most lotion wearers are not happy with the products they have to choose from.

August 17, 2011

At-home skin care devices are expected to be the next billion-dollar market, according to a recently published report by consulting and research firm Kline & Co.

August 17, 2011

Clearasil, a skin care brand from Reckitt Benckiser, has launched the "Rock Your Skin" Guitar Sweepstakes, giving Facebook fans the chance to win an autographed Gibson Melody Maker Les Paul guitar.

August 17, 2011

Innovative Beauty has unleashed “a little color” in the nail segment with its new Pixel brand of high-shine nail lacquer that hit Ulta stores in early July.

August 17, 2011

L'Oréal Paris has expanded its roster of experts with the addition of New York dermatologist Gervaise Gerstner as the brand’s new professional ambassador.

August 17, 2011

After seasons of sparkle nails, Violent Lips is putting the trend front and center with Glitteratti temporary lip tattoos.