June 16, 2011

Unilever's offer to shed some of its bar soap business to win United Kingdom competition approval for its acquisition of hair and personal care products manufacturer Alberto Culver was accepted by the U.K. Office of Fair Trading.

June 16, 2011

Hair depilatory brand Veet has announced the launch of the 28 Days of Beautiful Facebook application, a way for consumers to engage with the brand, share beauty secrets, receive exclusive offers and discounts, and get insider tips from the Veet Smooth Patrol — a panel of three celebrity experts in the fields of fitness, fashion and beauty.

June 15, 2011

Ethnic beauty brand African Pride hair care is bringing its beauty suite to the 2011 Essence Music Festival in New Orleans.

June 15, 2011

Beauty mavens now can explore beauty items, get a beauty consultation, and read and write product reviews from the palm of their hand via a new multibranded mobile application from Procter & Gamble Beauty & Grooming.

June 15, 2011

Schick, an Energizer Holdings brand, is launching a men's scented razor, the Xtreme3 Refresh, which will feature scratch-and-sniff packaging, according to a New York Times article.

June 15, 2011

Sunbow officially unveiled at a press event in New York on Wednesday its new line of sun care products specially designed for children.

June 15, 2011

One month after the observance of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, the Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday it is taking measures to assure all sunscreen products are safe and effective.

June 10, 2011

Total U.S. beauty sales in both the food/drug/mass and prestige channels experienced similar trends in first quarter 2011, according to market research providers NPD and SymphonyIRI, although makeup sales fared slightly better within the food/drug/mass channel.

June 10, 2011

Increasingly, social media is leveling the playing field for small- and mid-sized brand marketers, opening new, more affordable and more effective avenues to communicate with consumers versus such traditional media as TV and radio. And new research suggests the balance of power already may be tipping in favor of social marketing, particularly in certain categories and definitely among certain consumers.

June 9, 2011

Lexington has received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for marketing the HairMax LaserComb Lux 9 to treat female pattern hair loss, the manufacturer has announced.

June 8, 2011

Dr. Fresh, a maker of personal care products, perhaps best known for its FireFly flashing toothbrush for children, has announced that a Wilmington dentist has won recognition for making pediatric dental services available to uninsured, needy local families.

June 8, 2011

Oasis Consumer Healthcare, a maker of oral health products, has announced the launch of Oasis Age Essential, which it is positioning as the first over-the-counter, clinical-strength formula designed to support the changing mouth conditions of adults ages 50 years and older.

June 8, 2011

Skin by Monica, an all-natural line of skin and hair care products for women, men and babies, is expanding its distribution and will be available in select Walgreens locations in August.

June 8, 2011

Beauty retailer Ulta had a "terrific start to the year," as it posted strong double-digit gains in both net sales and same-store sales during the first quarter.

June 7, 2011

The total prestige lip segment rose 7% to $185.2 million in U.S. department stores, with the shining star being lip color, according to beauty market research conducted by NPD.

June 7, 2011

Procter & Gamble has announced a string of organizational changes, including the appointment of Patrice Louvet as president of global male grooming.

June 7, 2011

The Private Label Manufacturers Association is highlighting brands that speak to Hispanic shoppers through a new pavilion that will be displayed at the group's 2011 Private Label Trade Show in November.

June 6, 2011

Unilever's Axe Hair brand has announced that it is partnering with the nonprofit organization Wounded Warrior Project and promoting its new Axe Buzzed Look cream + SPF 15, its newest styling product.

June 2, 2011

Canadian retailer Shoppers Drug Mart has announced that it now is carrying the Boots No7 Protect & Perfect intense body serum exclusively in its stores for C$29.

June 2, 2011

Sunflower Farmers Market, a chain of 33 grocery outlets, now is carrying an array of TCCD International's Naturally Fresh Deodorant Crystal products.

June 2, 2011

Tom's of Maine has announced the launch of its new natural Simply White fluoride toothpaste, which contains no bleaching agents or artificial flavors.

June 1, 2011

Pat McGrath, makeup artist and global creative design director for Procter & Gamble's CoverGirl brand, has teamed up with LeSportsac for the second year in a row. This time, they've collaborated on an eight-piece pro-inspired cosmetic bag collection.

June 1, 2011

Fusion Brands, the parent company of beauty brands FusionBeauty and Clean, has partnered with Sony Pictures and CBS Consumer Products to launch Jabot Cosmetics, a fictional beauty brand that will become available for purchase to consumers.

June 1, 2011

Global health services company Cigna has hired former Alberto Culver executive Ralph Nicoletti to serve as EVP and CFO, effective June 20.