Beauty Drives P&G Sales Gains

Beauty continues to be a bright spot at Procter & Gamble. The consumer goods giant reported net sales of $17.4 billion for the quarter ended Dec. 31, with net earnings up 26 percent to $3.2 billion. Earnings per share were $1.25. Net beauty sales for the quarter were up 4 percent year-over-year, to almost $3.4 billion, driven by SK-II and […]

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3 Ways to Stick With Your New Year's Resolution

 Whether it’s to sit less or sleep more, we all have life tweaks we’d love to tick off in the New Year. Making a resolution may seem old-fashioned, but it’s a wise move, according to recent research: People who come up with a New-Year plan really do have more success at making a change than those who don’t. Three tips […]

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What to Watch: 10 Beauty Brands to Acquire in 2019

Beauty is still booming, and these brands are expected to be some of the hottest M&A targets in 2019. Barbara Sturm Barbara Sturm, the doctor behind the eponymous line, has been able to drum up a cult following for her luxury skin-care and supplement products, which contain hero ingredient purslane. The brand has been expanding distribution in the U.S. both […]

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What to Watch: Evine’s Beauty Bet

Home shopping network Evine is betting big on beauty. The television and e-commerce platform is adding Serious Skincare, a brand started by Jennifer Flavin-Stallone and Lisa Stock, as of Jan. 3. Stallone, who is married to Sylvester Stallone, and Stock launched the problem-solution skin-care brand 25 years ago with HSN. It's one of several wellness and beauty brands Evine has added […]

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What Lab-Engineered ‘Naturals’ Mean for the Beauty Industry

If a naturally occurring molecule is replicated in a lab, is it still natural? Who knows? But companies like Ginkgo Bioworks in Boston and Amyris in California are making them, and industry experts contend their increasingly widespread availability could transform the ingredient-sourcing process for beauty companies. Ginkgo has a partnership with flavors and fragrance house Robertet. And Amyris, in addition […]

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