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October 14, 2011

The Consumer Goods Technology Group has awarded beauty company Coty Inc. with its Outstanding Achievement Award for Most Innovative Company for 2011.

NEW YORK — The Consumer Goods Technology Group has awarded beauty company Coty Inc. with its Outstanding Achievement Award for Most Innovative Company for 2011.

October 11, 2011

Colomer USA’s ethnic hair care brand Creme of Nature has partnered with Look Good…Feel Better to educate people on the services available for women who are battling cancer and want to enhance their appearance.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Colomer USA’s ethnic hair care brand Creme of Nature has partnered with Look Good…Feel Better to educate people on the services available for women who are battling cancer and want to enhance their appearance.

Throughout October and November, Look Good…Feel Better leaflets can be found inside Creme of Nature product packaging to help spread the word about the organization and the support it provides for women who are undergoing cancer treatment.

October 11, 2011

Maybelline New York has stepped into the lip treatment category with the creation of its new Baby Lips Repairing Lip balm with SPF 20, available at mass market retailers beginning in October.

SUPPLIER NEWS — Maybelline New York has stepped into the lip treatment category with the creation of its new Baby Lips Repairing Lip balm with SPF 20, available at mass market retailers beginning in October. Baby Lips Repairing Lip has a suggested retail price of $3.99 each and comes in six SKUs: Quenched and Peppermint (both clear) and tinted shades called Cherry Me, Pink Punch, Grape Vine and Peach Kiss.


September 14, 2011

Estée Lauder announced that its Aramis and designer fragrances division will assume the exclusive worldwide license for the fragrance business of Marni, a Milan-based luxury fashion company founded by Consuelo and Gianni Castiglioni in 1994.

NEW YORK — Estée Lauder announced that its Aramis and designer fragrances division will assume the exclusive worldwide license for the fragrance business of Marni, a Milan-based luxury fashion company founded by Consuelo and Gianni Castiglioni in 1994.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

September 12, 2011

It is no secret that nail polish is hot, and today’s beauty mavens are changing their nail shades as frequently as they change shoes or purses to complete an outfit or look. So why not offer a broad assortment of shades packaged in smaller bottles?

NEW YORK — It is no secret that nail polish is hot, and today’s beauty mavens are changing their nail shades as frequently as they change shoes or purses to complete an outfit or look. So why not offer a broad assortment of shades packaged in smaller bottles; after all, how many women finish an entire bottle of nail 
polish? Enter Pixel from Innovative Beauty.


September 8, 2011

Unilever’s hair styling brand Tresemme has returned as the official hair care sponsor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2012 for the seventh consecutive season.

NEW YORK — Unilever’s hair styling brand Tresemme has returned as the official hair care sponsor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2012 for the seventh consecutive season.

From a new location within Lincoln Center to a brand new mobile site and an outdoor advertising campaign, the brand's presence will be felt more than ever during this year’s Fashion Week, which runs Sept. 8 to 15 at Lincoln Center in New York City.

September 6, 2011

Nail care brand Essie Cosmetics is making its mark on Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week for spring 2012 by creating exclusive backstage nail looks.

NEW YORK — Nail care brand Essie Cosmetics is making its mark on Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week for spring 2012 by creating exclusive backstage nail looks.

The Essie team, and founder and creative director Essie Weingarten, will lend beauty expertise throughout the week. Essie will collaborate with such designers as DKNY, DKNY AMEX, Pamela Love, L.A.M.B., Zac Posen, Carolina Herrera and Tory Burch. Essie also is working with Haven Spa to provide color inspiration for Prism, Edun, Rebecca Minkoff and Preen. Chado Ralph Rucci also will use Essie nail color in its fashion show.

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.

NEW YORK — 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.

Packaged in mini bottles, the new Pixel brand is aptly named after the single point in a graphic image.

In an effort to bring even greater flexibility and accessibility to nail enamel and to appeal to a wide range of beauty mavens regardless of age, geographic location or season, the collection is comprised of 72 different shades priced at $2.49 each.

August 17, 2011

After seasons of sparkle nails, Violent Lips is putting the trend front and center with Glitteratti temporary lip tattoos.

NEW YORK — After seasons of sparkle nails, Violent Lips is putting the trend front and center with Glitteratti temporary lip tattoos.

Available exclusively at Sephora in five shades — red, pink, gold, silver and blue — each Glitteratti temporary lip tattoo offers sparkles that promise to stay put.

Violent Lips temporary lip tattoos are FDA-approved, vegan skin-safe transfers, tested on supermodels, not animals, and made in America, the company stated.

August 15, 2011

Elizabeth Arden has amended its long-term license agreement with Liz Claiborne to acquire the trademarks for the Curve fragrance brands and selected other smaller fragrance brands.

NEW YORK — Elizabeth Arden has amended its long-term license agreement with Liz Claiborne to acquire the trademarks for the Curve fragrance brands and selected other smaller fragrance brands.

The amendment also includes a lower effective royalty rate for the remaining licensed fragrance brands, including Juicy Couture and Lucky Brand fragrances, reduces the future minimum guaranteed royalties for the term of the license and requires a pre-payment of royalties for the remainder of calendar 2011.

July 19, 2011

Look out, plumbers: A new drain-cleaning kit has come to town.

RACINE, Wis. — Look out, plumbers: A new drain cleaning kit has come to town.

SC Johnson has boosted its Drano line with Drano Snake Plus, which promises to resolve the toughest clogs and touts a money-back guarantee. The product combines a flexible, easy-to-use 18-in. tool with a powerful pro concentrate gel that directly clings to the clog.

As part of the product launch, Drano has tapped Melinda and Rob Babiak of the online network LookWhatMomFound.com as the brand's newest representatives.

July 18, 2011

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

SOUTH DEERFIELD, Mass. — Yankee Candle is welcoming autumn with a new collection of scented candles.

Available now, Yankee Candle's fall fragrance collection includes such scents as:

  • Nature's Paintbrush: A blend of citrus, sandalwood, amber and musk, this woodsy fragrance is splashed with a hint of spice to evoke the rich colors of the outdoors;

  • Over the River: A fresh, nature-inspired scent that features relaxing fragrance notes of mandarin, soft oakmoss, soothing lavender and calming sandalwood;

July 13, 2011

Hair care brand TRESemme has announced that it will once again make a splash, showcasing chic styles on and off the runway as the official sponsor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2012 in Miami from July 14 to 18.

MELROSE PARK, Ill. — Hair care brand TRESemme has announced that it will once again make a splash, showcasing chic styles on and off the runway as the official sponsor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2012 in Miami from July 14 to 18. 

July 8, 2011

Fitness and nutrition programs have been core parts of employer-based wellness programs before, including the ones Take Care operates for such employers as Harrah's Casinos. But, by taking an ownership position in the company that provides the fitness offering, Walgreens/Take Care has the opportunity to look for creative ways to bring new wellness-type programs to its stores through its retail clinics, perhaps even as part of a larger weight-loss management program. For example, RediClinic recently announced a new weight-loss program, Weigh Forward, which it offers in H-E-B stores.

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT — Fitness and nutrition programs have been core parts of employer-based wellness programs before, including the ones Take Care operates for such employers as Harrah's Casinos. But, by taking an ownership position in the company that provides the fitness offering, Walgreens/Take Care has the opportunity to look for creative ways to bring new wellness-type programs to its stores through its retail clinics, perhaps even as part of a larger weight-loss management program.

July 5, 2011

It has been a bit of an uphill battle for fragrance within the mass market, but industry sources remain optimistic as “new” continues to drive much of the business and celebrity scents remain in the spotlight.

It has been a bit of an uphill battle for fragrance within the mass market, but industry sources remain optimistic as “new” continues to drive much of the business and celebrity scents remain in the spotlight.

“The celebrity fragrances trend shows no signs of abating as there are still A-list stars who have just put their names to fragrances in the United States, such as Lady Gaga.

May 31, 2011

Khloé Kardashian-Odom — known from such reality shows as E!'s "Keeping up with the Kardashians," "Khloé and Lamar" and "Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami" — is participating in the 2011 "Nivea Good-bye Cellulite, Hello Bikini! Challenge," a four-week program that combines fitness, nutrition, style and skin care with Nivea Good-bye Cellulite products.

WILTON, Conn. — Khloé Kardashian-Odom — known from such reality shows as E!'s "Keeping up with the Kardashians," "Khloé and Lamar" and "Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami" — is participating in the 2011 "Nivea Good-bye Cellulite, Hello Bikini! Challenge," a four-week program that combines fitness, nutrition, style and skin care with Nivea Good-bye Cellulite products.

May 20, 2011

To better connect with today's beauty consumers, mass market retailers should consider implementing a multisensory playground or a "BeautySphere," engaging them with a calendar of in-store pop-up activities and implementing a "roving endcap" as a cost-effective way to execute new ideas and highlight new products. Those were just some of the ideas that emerged Thursday evening during the Fashion Institute of Technology Class of 2011 Capstone presentations and graduation reception in New York.

NEW YORK — To better connect with today's beauty consumers, mass market retailers should consider implementing a multisensory playground or a "BeautySphere," engaging them with a calendar of in-store pop-up activities and implementing a "roving endcap" as a cost-effective way to execute new ideas and highlight new products. Those were just some of the ideas that emerged Thursday evening during the Fashion Institute of Technology Class of 2011 Capstone presentations and graduation reception in New York.

May 13, 2011

L'Oréal's luxury products division has selected R/GA as its digital agency of record, responsible for the digital strategy of such brands as Kiehl's, Lancome and Giorgio Armani Beauty.

NEW YORK — L'Oréal's luxury products division has selected R/GA as its digital agency of record, responsible for the digital strategy of such brands as Kiehl's, Lancome and Giorgio Armani Beauty.

The agency will focus on building digital solutions aimed at strengthening the connection between the beauty company and its consumers. The R/GA team will work on everything from platform development, creative and media planning, to the iteration and implementation of mobile, social and retail initiatives.

May 11, 2011

Veet's newest hair removal products build on the belief that a groomed bikini line tops summer appearance must-haves among women, according to a survey conducted on the brand's behalf.

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Veet's newest hair removal products build on the belief that a groomed bikini line tops summer appearance must-haves among women, according to a survey conducted on the brand's behalf.

The "2011 Veet Survey" found that among U.S. women ages 18 years and older, 74% of respondents said they believed a groomed bikini line is the No. 1 must-have this beach season, more so than having a toned body (17%). What's more, 83% of women said they would rather hit the beach 5 lbs. heavier than with a visibly ungroomed bikini line.

May 5, 2011

The Fragrance Foundation has announced that Halle Berry and Fergie are among the celebrities to be honored during the annual FiFi Awards Celebration in late May.

NEW YORK — The Fragrance Foundation has announced that Halle Berry and Fergie are among the celebrities to be honored during the annual FiFi Awards Celebration in late May.

More than 800 guests will mix and mingle with the talents being honored on May 25 at Lincoln Center in New York. Thirty-eight crystal statuettes will be awarded.

Taking home the 2011 FiFi Fragrance Celebrity of the Year Award is actress Berry. The award is to honor a celebrity who has embraced and promoted the world of fragrance over a period of time.

April 4, 2011

Unilever is looking to help women "go sleeveless" with confidence with the launch of its new Dove Ultimate Go Sleeveless deodorant.

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — A recent study found that nearly 100% of women think their underarms are unattractive, while more than half said that the condition on their underarms impacts their wardrobe choices. In response to this, Unilever is looking to help women "go sleeveless" with confidence with the launch of its new Dove Ultimate Go Sleeveless deodorant.

March 31, 2011

The Estée Lauder Cos., whose brands include Estée Lauder, Aveda, Bumble and Bumble, American Beauty and Flirt!, has announced that its Aramis and Designer Fragrances division will assume the exclusive worldwide license for the fragrance and grooming business of Ermenegildo Zegna Group, a Milan-based men’s luxury clothing and accessory business.

NEW YORK — The Estée Lauder Cos., whose brands include Estée Lauder, Aveda, Bumble and Bumble, American Beauty and Flirt!, has announced that its Aramis and Designer Fragrances division will assume the exclusive worldwide license for the fragrance and grooming business of Ermenegildo Zegna Group, a Milan-based men’s luxury clothing and accessory business.

March 30, 2011

French beauty company L'Oréal Paris has tapped French model Madame Ines de la Fressange to join its family of brand ambassadors.

PARIS — French beauty company L'Oréal Paris has tapped French model Madame Ines de la Fressange to join its family of brand ambassadors.

She joins the L'Oréal Paris family of spokeswomen, which includes Milla Jovovich, Beyonce Knowles, Diane Keaton, Diane Kruger, Evangline Lilly, Eva Longoria, Jennifer Lopez, Andie MacDowell, Julianna Margulies, Aimee Mullins, Freida Pinto, Gwen Stefani and Kerry Washington.

March 11, 2011

Essie Cosmetics has joined forces with shoe brand Toms Shoes to support a global campaign to raise awareness of the millions of children at risk for disease and infection as they grow up without shoes.

NEW YORK — Essie Cosmetics has joined forces with shoe brand Toms Shoes to support a global campaign to raise awareness of the millions of children at risk for disease and infection as they grow up without shoes.

As part of the One Day Without Shoes campaign, which kicks off April 5, Essie this week said it would give away a bottle of its limited-edition One Day Without Blues nail color, a light-blue shade designed to mirror the Toms Shoes flag, to the first 5,000 people that sign up.

March 2, 2011

Apna International has launched at Target a new fragrance collection called Tattooed By Inky, which features fragrances for both men and women.

MINNEAPOLIS — Apna International has launched at Target a new fragrance collection called Tattooed By Inky, which features fragrances for both men and women.

The collection of body sprays is geared toward a young and trendy audience. The Tattooed By Inky collection features five scents — two for men, two for women and one unisex.

The body sprays are priced at $5.99 each and include:

  • Monkey Business (male), which has a blend of leather, lavender, pepper and sandalwood;