December 7, 2010


NEW YORK — Macy’s is complementing its traditional beauty counters with an open-sell space of niche beauty brands, dubbed Impulse Beauty.


By October, the open-sell concept had made its way into more than 50 Macy’s stores across the country, including the Herald Square location in New York. An additional 50 Macy’s stores will debut the concept in 2011.


December 7, 2010

Procter & Gamble has inked a multiyear partnership with National Hockey League star Alex Ovechkin to serve as a Gillette brand ambassador.

December 7, 2010

Plackers, a maker of disposable dental flossers, has expanded its line of oral care products with Brush and Learn by Plackers Kids, a series of musical toothbrushes for children.

December 7, 2010

Supplier News — Coty officially has announced that it is working with Lady Gaga to develop and market the American pop singer’s first signature fragrance. The yet-to-be named fragrance will launch in spring 2012. Distributed worldwide, the fragrance will be managed by the Coty Beauty division in close collaboration with Lady Gaga, who will be creative director, and her Haus of Gaga team.


December 7, 2010

NEW YORK — Upscale beauty brand Shiseido celebrated its fall and holiday makeup and skin care collections with its first-ever Pop-Up Beauty Boutique in New York. The Shiseido Pop-Up Beauty Boutique, located across the street from Bloomingdale’s at Third Avenue and 59th Street, was open Nov. 12 to 19. 


Beauty mavens who stopped by the two-story boutique could learn about the brand’s newest collections, including the fall 2010 Shiseido Makeup and Limited Edition Holiday Palette created by Dick Page, the brand’s makeup artistic director.


December 7, 2010

Kohl's has announced plans to expand its Simply Vera Vera Wang collection into cosmetics in spring 2012 in Kohl's stores nationwide and online at Kohls.com.

December 6, 2010

Coty has added Chinese skin care company, TJoy, to its skin care portfolio, which provides Coty a solid foothold in China through TJoy's existing distribution channels, and also gives Coty a platform to expand its research and development capabilities.

December 6, 2010

L'Oréal Paris has selected recording artist and actress Jennifer Lopez as its newest global brand ambassador.

December 6, 2010

ModiFace, a provider of virtual makeover technologies, has announced the launch of its new iPhone application, dubbed "MakeUp Live," which is a virtual makeover tool.

December 6, 2010

Sara Lee announced on Monday that it has completed the sale of its global body care and European detergents businesses to Unilever for 1.21 billion euro ($1.6 billion).

December 1, 2010

Skin care company Beiersdorf has established an independent affiliate in Vietnam called "Beiersdorf Vietnam Limited," laying the groundwork for further growth in Southeast Asia and for meeting the rising demand for skin care products in Vietnam.

December 1, 2010

Carma Labs on Wednesday announced two new limited-edition flavors: Carmex Lime Twist and Carmex Vanilla Click Sticks.

December 1, 2010

Derma e Natural Bodycare, a manufacturer of natural skin care products, has announced the continued support of the nonprofit Special Olympics Southern California.

November 30, 2010

AmLactin is positioning its moisturizing body lotion as the perfect stocking stuffer for the holiday season.

November 29, 2010

It's official. Coty, whose brands include Sally Hansen nail care products, has announced plans to acquire OPI Products, a maker of professional nail salon products.

November 29, 2010

Crest Oral-B is recognizing registered dental hygienists who go above and beyond the call of duty with the new Pros in the Profession award program. The brand also has introduced the new Clinical Pro-Health System for gingivitis.

November 24, 2010

Just one week after clearing the antitrust hurdle to acquire American Safety Razor, Energizer announced that its acquisition of the company now is complete.

November 22, 2010

Aveeno has developed new products and teamed up with the National Eczema Association ...

November 22, 2010

A global beauty company will expand with its acquisition of a premier skin care and cosmetics company ...

November 22, 2010

Philosophy is rolling out a commemorative, limited edition of one of its popular moisturizers ...

November 21, 2010

Aveeno, a Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Co. brand, has developed new products and teamed...

November 21, 2010

Borba, a maker of nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals, is expanding its portfolio with an exclusive Walgreens...

November 21, 2010

EcoTools is brushing up on its cosmetic accessories....

November 21, 2010

A new line of hand soaps promises a luxurious scent at an affordable price ...