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Coty to acquire Philosophy

BY Allison Cerra

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Coty said it would acquire Philosophy from global alternative asset manager the Carlyle Group. The acquisition of the Philosophy product line — which is sold in Sephora, Ulta and other premier retailers, and is expected to generate sales of more than $200 million in 2010 — will diversify and enhance Coty’s prestige division.

Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

"Philosophy is one of the beauty industry’s most prestigious brands and a fantastic addition to the Coty family," said Bernd Beetz, Coty CEO. "This acquisition will allow Coty to strengthen its presence in the skin care category, which is one of our key strategic objectives."

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Motif rolls out hand washes at Target

BY Allison Cerra

NEW YORK A new line of hand soaps promises a luxurious scent at an affordable price.

 

Motif is launching a new collection of hand washes just for the holidays, which are available in three rich fragrances and equally striking patterns, and are formulated with the healing and soothing properties of aloe vera. The collection includes:

  • Pomegranate and Rose: Fruity top notes of pomegranate and grapefruit combine with a delicate yet distinct rose floral note;

  • Peppermint Bark: A delicious blend of peppermint, spearmint and a touch of chocolate make this a nostalgic holiday favorite; and

  • Cypress and Pear: A woodland blend of rich cypress, cedar and green moss, sweetened with a touch of pear.

 

Motif hand washes will be available nationwide at Target and will carry a suggested retail price of $2.99 for an 8-oz. bottle.

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NYC New York Color unveils 2011 product offerings

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK NYC New York Color, a Coty brand, is gearing up for spring 2011 with the launch of several new products for eyes, lips and face.

 

NYC New York Color has revamped its line of mascaras and developed specific formulas and brushes to lift, lengthen, volumize or curl lashes. New products include:

  • Sky Rise lengthening mascara ($1.99) with Lift and Stretch technology;

  • City Curls curling mascara ($2.99) with new Curl Xpress technology;

  • Show Time volumizing mascara ($3.99) with Volume Matrix technology;

  • Show Time volumizing waterproof mascara ($3.99) with a flexible polymer system;

  • High Definition separating mascara ($4.99) with Precision Lash technology; and

  • High Definition volumizing mascara ($4.99) with Dual Response technology.

 

To create smoldering, smokey eyes, the brand has developed new Individual Eyes Custom Compact-Smokey Eyes. The all-in-one compact includes a primer, illuminator, four pressed shadows and a double-ended applicator. Each compact is designed to complement eye color, and the shades include smokey browns, smokey blues and smokey greens. The price is $4.99 each.

For long-lasting lipwear, there’s the new Smooch Proof 16HR lip stain ($4.99). The lightweight, transfer-proof stain is available in 10 stay-put shades.

Also for lips, there’s the new liquid lipshine ($2.49). The vitamin-infused lip gloss leaves lips soft and moisturized with up to 20% increased hydration. Liquid lipshine is available in 10 high-shine shades.

For face, there’s the new Skin Matching foundation ($3.99) with shade-adjusting technology, smooth skin liquid concealer ($3.99) to cover under-eye circles and a relaunch of Smooth Skin liquid foundation ($2.99) for ultra-lightweight, blendable coverage.

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