February 29, 2012

Driving innovation in the year ahead is beauty that’s “plugged in” and encompasses electricity and energy, according to Mintel Beauty and Personal Care, which also predicted that packaging will reflect the increase in interactivity between virtual and real worlds, making greater use of sound, video and QR codes. Enter Kinetique.

February 29, 2012

Murad, whose products are sold at salons, spas, Sephora and Ulta, is bringing to market in March its new Time Release retinol concentrate for deep wrinkles, featuring new technology that is designed to control the release of retinol over time for maximum performance while improving the stability and efficacy of the product.

February 29, 2012

Hair care company Boca Cosmetics Group has announced that its Zelo keratin hair straightening kit and hair gloss now are available at Navarro Discount Pharmacy.

February 28, 2012

Hamacher Resource Group has created a workshop designed to help consumer packaged goods manufacturers in the health, beauty and wellness industry increase sales within the independent pharmacy segment through healthcare distributors.

February 28, 2012

Markwins Beauty’s value cosmetics brand Wet 'n Wild has signed a deal with DMV Diedrichs Markenvertrieb to launch the brand in the German market.

February 24, 2012

Procter & Gamble unveiled a larger than expected cost-savings program that involves cutting a total of 5,700 nonmanufacturing jobs in an effort to trim costs by the end of fiscal 2016, said P&G CEO Bob McDonald during the company’s annual Consumer Analyst Group of New York conference in Boca Raton, Fla.

February 24, 2012

Online advertising is overtaking print advertising, according to a new video report by David Merrefield on PLMALive.

February 23, 2012

Aldata, developer of retail and distribution improvement software, on Thursday announced that Crossmark will employ Aldata’s Shelf Planning and Space Automation solutions to tailor product assortments for its leading retail and manufacturing clients.

February 23, 2012

The Cetaphil brand of cleansers and moisturizers has announced the launch of Cetaphil DermaControl products for acne-prone skin.

February 23, 2012

Coupons.com on Thursday announced the appointment of Dawn Lepore, former chairman and CEO of Drugstore.com, to its board of directors.

February 22, 2012

There is a significant opportunity in facial skin care for men, according to a recent study by market research firm NPD Group. The challenge, however, is getting him engaged.

February 22, 2012

Dr. Duve Babies & Kids, a product line that aims to provide healthy skin care solutions for little ones, is entering the U.S. market through a partnership with Nutritional Products International.

February 22, 2012

Recent research conducted by Procter & Gamble’s Gillette reveals that facial hair styling is a common practice undertaken by nearly 40% of men in North America and that this process is critical in defining their look.

February 22, 2012

Johnson & Johnson on Tuesday named Alex Gorsky CEO of the company, effective April 26, the date of the company’s annual meeting of shareholders.

February 22, 2012

Kinerase, a division of Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America, has announced its second annual "Change Your Skin, Change Your Life" campaign, for which it will partner with four charities throughout the year to make financial contributions.

February 22, 2012

Mode beauty brand, which was developed by second-generation cosmetics purveyors Cristina Samuels and Jennifer Isaac, has created the new Natural Skin High Performance Hydrating foundation.

February 22, 2012

Cosmetics brand Wet 'n Wild, which is a division of Markwins Beauty Products, has named pop star Fergie as its global beauty ambassador beginning in 2012.

February 22, 2012

L'Oréal is looking to spread its Kiehl’s skin care brand across the United Kingdom this year, according to a published report in The Telegraph.

February 17, 2012

A decade ago, Unilever’s Axe revolutionized the American grooming industry with its launch and has since become a leading men’s grooming brand. Now the brand is aiming to make history again with its first-ever fragrance for her. Enter Anarchy.


February 17, 2012

To raise awareness of kids’ oral health during the American Dental Association’s National Children’s Dental Health Month, Procter & Gamble’s Crest and Oral-B have partnered with Dr. Jennifer Salzer, a dentist, orthodontist and mom, to help parents and children brush up on healthy oral care habits.

February 17, 2012

In the United States, beauty sales in both the mass and prestige channels were positive month after month in 2011, but prestige beauty took the spotlight in 2011, according to market research company The NDP Group.


February 17, 2012

Church & Dwight’s Nair has developed a line of hair removal creams and waxes for the body and face that are inspired by the hair removal and skin care secrets of Brazil.

February 17, 2012

Beauty company Revlon posted a 4.5% sales gain in 2011, driven in part by its acquisition of Sinful Colors and higher sales of Revlon and Almay color cosmetics, and Revlon ColorSilk hair color.

February 17, 2012

Men’s body grooming has grown in popularity, especially among the younger generation, resulting in growth in the men’s grooming/shaving scissors segment at mass.