August 18, 2011

Those within the mass-market beauty industry are wise not to rest on their laurels, as research indicates that sales of prestige makeup and skin care in U.S. department stores surpassed pre-recession volume in the first half of 2011, according to market research company the NPD Group.

August 17, 2011

Innovative Beauty has unleashed “a little color” in the nail segment with its new Pixel brand of high-shine nail lacquer that hit Ulta stores in early July.

August 10, 2011

Revlon has signed celebrities Emma Stone and Olivia Wilde as global brand ambassadors for the Revlon brand.

August 8, 2011

Black Radiance, a Markwins beauty brand, has hired Robyn Turner as its newest brand manager.

August 2, 2011

NYX Professional Makeup has tapped industry veteran Scott Friedman as CEO. Friedman succeeds Toni Ko, who will transition to the role of founder and chief creative director.

July 28, 2011

Revlon, which has been taking steps to improve its capital structure, posted a boost in second-quarter net sales, largely due to the inclusion of the recently acquired Sinful Colors brand and higher net sales of Revlon color cosmetics.

July 27, 2011

Total sales of prestige makeup experienced healthy gains during the first five months of the year, thanks to trends in dramatic eyes, soft lip shades and bold and bright nail colors, according to new beauty market research by NPD.

July 25, 2011

Unilever has announced changes to its category and go-to-market structure to further support its growth plans and allow for a more efficient rollout of increasingly bigger and more scalable innovations.

July 21, 2011

Women in the higher-income bracket won't object to buying private-label cosmetics if they think that their quality and performance are on par with national brands, according to recent Mintel research.

July 21, 2011

Canadian retailer Shoppers Drug Mart posted a boost in second-quarter sales, thanks in large part to continued strength and sales growth in over-the-counter medications, cosmetics, and food and confection, the company announced on Thursday.

July 20, 2011

Maybelline New York has introduced its new Falsies Flared by Volum' Express mascara — the latest way to get instant false lash glam in a tube.

July 18, 2011

Yankee Candle is welcoming autumn with a new collection of scented candles.

July 14, 2011

Hyperpigmentation is a common, usually harmless condition that can be caused by a host of factors. While treatments are plentiful, many contain the controversial ingredient hydroquinone. Enter La Roche-Posay's Mela-D Pigment Control concentrated dark spot correcting serum, which does not contain hydroquinone.

July 8, 2011

Market research company Kline recently announced a series of complimentary webinars in the coming weeks around the personal care, home care and healthcare industries.

July 7, 2011

I Love Cosmetics is a U.K.-based company that made waves at NACDS Marketplace with its collection of mouth-watering “I Love …” products for bath and body. Now coming to the U.S. market, I Love … is a brand that plays off the fragrances of childhood with body and bath products that really do smell good enough to eat.

July 7, 2011

The adorable, vibrant packaging that has a playful take on modern femininity is what initially caught our eye, but it’s what’s inside the formulas of Love & Toast by Margot Elena that also makes this line special.

July 7, 2011

The Soho brand, which is known for its soft-sided cosmetic bags and beauty cases, highlighted at NACDS Marketplace its new collection of ergonomically designed makeup brushes for the mass market.

July 7, 2011

True Natural Cosmetics promoted at the conference its line of 100% bio-based sun protection and self-tanning products made with 100% renewable biological material. Organic plant oils and flower extracts and the star ingredient — cupuacu butter, which is packed with essential fatty acids — power Biobased True sun care products.

July 6, 2011

Celebrity makeup artist and critically acclaimed "brow king" Ramy Gafni has rolled out his Fall in Love makeup collection for fall 2011 — a re-release of his classic fall favorites.

July 5, 2011


Total U.S. beauty sales may be trending similar in the mass and prestige channels but with different drivers, according to market research provider the NPD Group.


June 29, 2011

Canus Fresh Goat's Milk Skin Care has announced the expansion of its new Nature by Canus facial wellness line with the development of a hydrating cleanser and a night renewal facial cream.

June 29, 2011

Bainbridge and Knight has entered the organic hair and beauty cosmetics realm.

June 29, 2011

Legislation has been introduced that would require stricter labeling requirements of cosmetics and personal care products and give the Food and Drug Administration recall authority for products that are misbranded, adulterated or otherwise fail to meet safety standards.

June 26, 2011

Love & Toast by Margot Elena puts a fresh face on natural with its colorful, fashion-forward packaging. The collection includes fragrance, body care, lip care and hair care. All of the brand’s body care products are more than 97% natural.