November 26, 2012

L’Oréal has signed an agreement with Castanea Partners to acquire the fashion-forward, edgy beauty brand Urban Decay.

November 14, 2012

Skin care brand Murad — which was founded by Howard Murad, a board-certified dermatologist-trained pharmacist — has named Fred Gysi as CFO.

October 17, 2012

BECCA Cosmetics will debut a collection at select Sephora stores in October, the company announced. The iconic beauty line, which originated in Australia, currently has global distribution in 30 countries and is known for its commitment to offering a wide range of color cosmetics.

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.

August 21, 2012

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Murad, whose skin care products are available at such retailers as Ulta Beauty and Sephora, has announced the addition of the new Pore & Line Minimizing Hydrator to its Anti-Aging Acne Line, which was created to simultaneously reduce acne and aging concerns.

June 15, 2012

This month, DSN C2B Mobile Insights presents the Drug Store Shopping Report Card. We asked our C2Bers to rate their most recent trip to the drug store — or wherever it is they go primarily to shop for pharmacy and health and beauty items. We received more than 1,500 responses from all over the country.

June 8, 2012

Boldface Licensing + Branding, a celebrity beauty license company, has announced the launch of its initial license for color cosmetics: Khroma Beauty by Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian.

May 2, 2012

Murad, whose skin care brand is sold at several retail locations, including Sephora and Ulta, has announced the launch of its new age-diffusing firming mask, which is the latest innovation for its anti-aging Resurgence line.

April 25, 2012

Total prestige beauty in China — which is those products sold mainly in department stores and Sephora stores in the top 10 cities in mainland China — rose 21% in 2011 compared with 2010, according to beauty market research by NPD.

April 16, 2012

Given all the attention around the hotly contested Express Scripts-Medco merger, we thought we’d ask our C2B consumer reporters, if all things were equal and every pharmacy accepted their insurance, what would be the most important factors in choosing a pharmacy? Ninety-four percent said location/convenience, followed by customer service (50%). That's just a taste of what they told us.

March 9, 2012

In the first DSN/C2B Mobile Insights report, we examine what consumers think about shopping for health and beauty online vs. brick-and-mortar retailers. Overall, nearly 8-of-10 consumers bought health-and-beauty-aid items online in the past year. Did they leave your store to buy? Did they use their smartphones to make a purchase and use YOUR STORE as a “showroom” for ANOTHER RETAILER’S website?

1) Have you purchased a health or beauty product online in the past year?

February 29, 2012

Murad, whose products are sold at salons, spas, Sephora and Ulta, is bringing to market in March its new Time Release retinol concentrate for deep wrinkles, featuring new technology that is designed to control the release of retinol over time for maximum performance while improving the stability and efficacy of the product.

December 21, 2011

Dermatologist Neil Sadick has joined forces with other experts at his Park Avenue practice in New York to develop the Sadick Dermatology Group brand, which launches at Sephora inside JCPenney this month.

November 8, 2011

Skin care company Murad, whose products are sold at several locations, including Sephora and Ulta, has named Beverly Parsons as COO.

October 19, 2011

Hair care brand Living Proof, which is sold at such retailers as Sephora and Ulta, has launched its latest breakthrough in hair care: Restore.

October 11, 2011

New York City’s Meatpacking District is now the home of Sephora’s 16th Manhattan location — a stunning beauty destination that opened in mid-September and incorporates innovative design, state-of-the-art services and exclusive brands.


September 21, 2011

Sephora celebrated on Sept. 16 the opening of its newest store in New York City’s Meatpacking District, marking the beauty retailer’s 16th Manhattan location. The new location incorporates innovative design, state-of-the-art services and exclusive brands.

June 17, 2011

The fate of beauty initiatives at JCPenney, along with a lot of the company's other plans, just became a lot less clear following the hiring of former Apple executive Ron Johnson as CEO.

April 15, 2011

Women who long for smooth, manageable hair but don't want to spend their money on a pricey salon treatment now will have a new at-home option with the launch of KeratinPerfect at Sephora in May.

March 16, 2011

Murad, whose skin care products are sold at select retail locations, including Sephora and Ulta, has announced the launch of Complete Reform with glyco firming complex, the latest anti-aging treatment product in the company's Age Reform line.

March 9, 2011

The president of Procter & Gamble's global hair care business is taking on a new role at Sephora.

March 9, 2011

Solazyme will launch its anti-aging skin care line through distribution at Sephora and QVC.

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.


November 22, 2010

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