January 19, 2011

Hair accessories brand Goody is gearing up for spring with the launch of its new Modern Organica collection, exclusively available at Target next month.

January 19, 2011

Jason Products, a Hain Celestial brand, is launching in March its new C-Effects pure natural anti-wrinkle day lotion SPF 30 sunscreen, which is positioned as the first in the natural channel to feature SPF 30 for daily use.

January 19, 2011

Attention personal care product marketers and manufacturers: Consumers' attitude toward innovation is not what conventional wisdom has been dictating, and there are differences between their current perception of the industry and desired reality.

January 19, 2011

L'Oréal USA has tapped Moxie Interactive to serve as its digital agency of record, handling all digital media planning and buying for brands representing all L'Oréal USA divisions.

January 19, 2011

Ethnic hair care brand SoftSheen-Carson, which is part of L’Oréal USA, is launching for the mass market in February its new Dark and Lovely Healthy-Gloss 5 relaxer and hair care system, which is positioned as the first hair care system to preserve and restore all five signs of healthy hair: moisture, shine, strength, softness and body.

January 18, 2011

Personal care brand Eos has announced the launch of its new tangerine medicated anti-bacterial Lip Balm Smooth Sphere.

January 18, 2011

Colin Mackenzie has been appointed the new president of GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare North America. Mackenzie succeeds Roger Scarlett-Smith, who is relocating to London to become president of GSK Consumer Healthcare Europe.

January 14, 2011

Walmart is looking to target little beauty mavens in their tweens with the launch of a new beauty brand dubbed GeoGirl, according to published reports.

January 14, 2011

L'Oréal Paris has tapped fashion icon and rock star Gwen Stefani to be the brand's new international face.

January 14, 2011

Coty's Prestige division has signed an agreement with actor Paul Walker to be the new face of the Davidoff Cool Water fragrance advertising campaign that is slated to launch worldwide in July.

January 12, 2011

Classified Cosmetics, a developer of aerosol airbrush makeup, is looking to bring the technology to the mass market with the introduction of Aero Minerale mineral makeup mist at select Walmart stores.

January 12, 2011

JocottBrands, a developer and marketer of branded consumer products, is bringing the new Argan Magic hair care line exclusively to CVS/pharmacy.

January 12, 2011

Dr. Fresh's FireFly children's toothbrush and its licensed counterparts have earned the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance.

January 12, 2011

Reckitt Benckiser has narrowed its carbon footprint by 11% in 2010, the company said.

January 11, 2011

Lornamead is bringing new innovation to hair care with its new Finesse Clean + Simple line, the first dermatologist-tested hypoallergenic shampoo and conditioner developed for the mass market.

January 11, 2011

Newell Rubbermaid, whose portfolio includes the hair accessories brand Goody, has announced that its president and CEO, Mark Ketchum, will retire later this year.

January 10, 2011

Helen of Troy, a marketer and developer of brand-name personal care and household consumer products, posted a boost in third-quarter net sales and net income as its personal care segment benefited from the acquisition of Pert Plus and Sure brands.

January 10, 2011

Image-conscious women don't "dress their age" until they reach 70 years old, according to new research carried out by the retailer Debenhams, a department store group that a strong presence in such categories as women's clothing, shoes, children's wear and beauty.

January 7, 2011

One week after announcing that it would sell off its shoe care business to SC Johnson, Sara Lee is moving ahead with plans to split its business into two units.

January 6, 2011

Dr. Fresh said that it has reintroduced a Binaca brand product.

January 6, 2011

Beauty companies will be looking to get "down to Earth" in 2011, according to Mintel, an independent provider of market intelligence.

January 5, 2011

NEW YORK — Coty’s Sally Hansen brand is looking to take the nail category to a new level with its Salon Effects real nail polish strips.


The strips offer DBP, toluene and formaldehyde-free nail looks that have no dry time and promise to last up to 10 days. Users simply peel, apply, file and go. The strips can be removed with nail polish remover. Each kit, priced at $9.99, includes 16 nail polish strips, a cuticle stick, mini file/buffer and instructions.


The collection includes Simply neons, High-Shine metallics and High-Fashion patterns.

January 5, 2011

NEW YORK — A shift in consumer shopping is helping to fuel sales of women’s fragrances at mass.


“Consumers are shifting their fragrance purchasing from high-end channels, such as department stores, to more mass-market channels, such as drug stores and supermarkets/hypermarkets,” stated research firm Euromonitor International. “While department stores have suffered a drop in foot traffic during the recession, store formats such as supermarkets/hypermarkets and mass merchandisers selling necessities have seen steady traffic levels.”


January 5, 2011

As announced at CVS Caremark's 2010 analyst meeting in October and reported by Drug Store News, the company's retail division is extending its successful ExtraCare loyalty program by officially launching the new ExtraCare Beauty Club, the first-ever beauty club program for the retail pharmacy industry.