September 26, 2012

Consumer products company Spectrum Brands Holdings announced on Wednesday that its Remington personal care division has entered the U.S. women’s hair accessories market with a full line of basic-to-trend hair accessories, accessory storage items and brushes for both adults and teenage girls.

September 26, 2012

Vermont Soap has introduced its new Green Gold organic herbal moisturizer — an age-defying beauty treatment for face, hands, neck and all sun-damaged skin.

September 25, 2012

With an army of 26,000-plus beauty advisers, the expansion of the LOOK Boutique concept, the expertise from its online beauty engine Beauty.com and the Walgreens-Alliance Boots transaction, Walgreens is giving the U.S. mass market beauty world a makeover like no other. 


September 24, 2012

Sports broadcaster Erin Andrews has partnered with Unilever’s Degree Women deodorant to celebrate "Unapologetically Strong" women who aren’t afraid to test their limits and push boundaries.

September 24, 2012

Dollar sales of nail care products in the mass market will reach $2 billion in 2016, according to "The Nail Care Market in the U.S.," a recent report from market research firm Packaged Facts.

September 21, 2012

As students across the country head back to school, Procter & Gamble’s Secret Deodorant brand is gearing up for the second year of its Mean Stinks anti-bullying movement.

September 20, 2012

Tongue cleaner manufacturer Orabrush has added Shekhar Mitra, former Procter & Gamble SVP global prestige and beauty and corporate innovation, to its board of directors.

September 19, 2012

Vichy Laboratoires has announced that its Vichy LiftActiv Serum 10, a multitasking serum that hit shelves this year, has been named a "Beauty Breakthrough" by Allure magazine and has earned the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval.

September 19, 2012

Beauty company Coty has appointed Jean Mortier as president of its Prestige business, effective immediately.

September 19, 2012

GMDC will feature its connectivity tool, GMDC*Connect Powered by Telepresence, to help facilitate more top-to-top meetings with on-site attendees and executives with tight travel schedules at its 2012 HBW Conference, which kicks off Sept. 21 in San Antonio, Texas.

September 19, 2012

Helen of Troy has announced the availability of Beauty Chic, a new line of home spa products for feet, face and skin.

September 19, 2012

Beauty retailer Sephora launched this month at select locations its new Sephora Skincare IQ, which is in-store technology to make addressing skin care concerns faster, smarter and simpler.

September 19, 2012

Procter & Gamble Company and the National Breast Cancer Foundation have kicked off the fifth annual Give Hope program and its “Do It For the Girls!” campaign designed to rally women to take control of their breast health, take action and create an early detection plan in the fight against breast cancer.

September 19, 2012

Palmer’s, the maker of Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula facial care products, has officially launched two new skin care items: the Cocoa Butter Formula Eventone BB cream and Cocoa Butter Formula Eventone dark spot corrector.

September 19, 2012

Revlon’s board has declared a regular dividend of approximately 16.5 cents per share on the Series A Preferred Stock for the period from July 9 through Oct. 8.

September 19, 2012

Specific Beauty — a skin care brand developed by Dr. Heather Woolery-Lloyd, a certified dermatologist who focuses on meeting the skin care needs of women with “multihued skin tones” — has expanded its portfolio with the new Professional Moisture Complex.

September 18, 2012

Do you think that most consumers are using professional whitening services to brighten their smile? Think again.

September 18, 2012

Sales of hair spray experienced a slight lift during the 12 weeks ended July 8, according to SymphonyIRI Group, as beauty mavens continued to turn to styling products to achieve a desired look and lock it in place.


September 18, 2012

L'Oréal Paris has officially announced actress Lea Michele as the brand's newest ambassador.

September 18, 2012

The mouthwash segment experienced a slight uptick, as formulas that offer multiple benefits catch consumers’ attention — a trend that is likely to continue as consumers increasingly seek value.

September 18, 2012

L’Oréal Paris is looking to make the hair color aisle at mass easier to shop and is eliminating the guesswork out of choosing the right hair color shade with its new “My L’Oréal Colorist” mobile app, which serves as a personal color consultant.


September 18, 2012

Physicians Formula is being acquired by private equity firm Swander Pace Capital for $4.25 per share in cash, or approximately $65 million.

September 18, 2012

As of Sept. 15, California became the eighth state in which Amazon.com will levy sales taxes on purchases made by residents in that state. Pennsylvania joined that group two weeks prior. Add to that the five states that don’t have any sales taxes, and that’s 13 states where national brick-and-click retailers are competing on a level playing field with the pure-play online retail juggernaut. 


September 18, 2012

Lately a number of mass merchandise retailers have been taking the little road and opening small-format stores in dense, urban areas. One of the most notable of these is CityTarget, which recently opened in Chicago.