NuGene International, Inc. reported that sales more than doubled to $536,363 in Q2. A spokesperson for the company attributed the increase to its ongoing focus on expanding its distribution through professional channels, including dermatologists, pla… Read More »
Ashland Specialty Ingredients recently presented the merits of its Escalol S UV filter as an important ingredient in highly efficient broad-spectrum sun care products. This single ingredient helps filter out sunburn-causing UVB, as well as dermis pen… Read More »
LivingSocial is entering the appointment-booking category and is testing the waters with the beauty sector. The company has rolled out FastBook from LivingSocial as a pilot to consumers in Austin. Consumers can book and confirm a massage, facial or n… Read More »
Just like stopping the car to ask for directions, it appears that when it comes to facial skin care, men don’t think they need any help.
While some 80% of men use grooming products, facial skin care is the category with the biggest opport… Read More »
BASF has opened its new clinical and consumer testing center at its 160,000 square foot R&D facility in Tarrytown, NY. The new Tarrytown Consumer Testing Center (TCTC) is equipped with the most sophisticated clinical instrumentation available for… Read More »
Recent trends in color cosmetics are leading to shifts in how US consumers are allocating their beauty spending, according to Mintel’s Color Cosmetics US 2015 report. One of the latest trends driving interest in the category is bold, groomed br… Read More »
The at-home spa market is an important one in Europe, where the cost of having professional treatments is less affordable and culturally less of a norm compared to markets such as Asia. Traditionally positioned as a luxury investment or a pampering e… Read More »
Professional skin care brand FarmHouse Fresh has introduced 100%-natural, handcrafted Facial Buffing Biscuits ($24). Recommended for normal to oily skin, Strawberry Lavender (pictured) contains strawberry extract, which is rich in polyphenols and vit… Read More »
Despite high interest in natural and organic cosmetic products by European consumers, the market is highly fragmented with very few brands having a strong presence throughout the region. The main issue is in the definition; natural is a very loose te… Read More »
Sales: $1.0 billion
Key Personnel: Joseph Nissim, founder; Soly Benveniste, chief executive officer.
Major Products: Beauty—Collistar makeup and skin treatments, tanning products, hair care and men&rs… Read More »
Sales: $1.6 billion
Key Personnel: Satoshi Suzuki, president and chief executive officer; Naoki Kume, director and vice president, finance; Yutaka Den, chief global business officer.
Major Products: Skin care, cosm… Read More »
Sales: $1.7 billion
Key Personnel: Kazutoshi Kobayashi, president.
Major Products: Skin care, cosmetics and toiletries sold under several brand names including Decorte (formerly Cosme Decorte), AQ, Awake, Jill Stuar… Read More »
Sales: $2.7 billion
Key Personnel: Antônio Luiz da Cunha Seabra, founder and board member; Pedro Luiz Barreiros Passos, chairman and co-founder; Roberto Oliveira de Lima, chief executive officer; José Roberto L… Read More »
Sales: $27.4 billion
Key Personnel: Jean-Paul Agon, chairman and chief executive officer; Laurent Attal, executive vice president, research and innovation; Nicolas Hieronimus, president, selective divisions; Barbara Laverno… Read More »