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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