Bret Michaels' Condition A Challenge For Pantene; Tweens Are The New Cosmetics Consumer

Recent hospitalization of rocker Bret Michaels for a brain Hemorrhage may force P&G to revisit its Pantene Reality Star Contest [ADAGE]

Use of certain cosmetics like mascara and eyeliner is rising dramatically amongst girls 8 - 12, while all other age groups are reportedly using less. [NYT]




Zellweger Goes Under The "Knife"; Burberry's Color Cosmetics Plans


Actress Renée Zellweger turned to the seriously personal touch for her new pixie cut short hair. [PEOPLE]


Uber trendy British fashion house Burberry will launch a new color cosmetic line. [WWD]




Essie Defects To The French; Fifi Hall-of-Fame Nominees; SPF-Boosting Ingredient Identified


April 22, 2010

The finalists for consideration for the Fifi hall of fame award have been announed. The award recognizes excellence in fragrances that have been on the market for at least 15 years. [COSMETICWORLD]


Doyenne of nail color, Essie Weingarten has signed a deal with L'Oreal USA to acquire the eponymous brand. [WWD]


Bayer Material Science claims to have identified an unexpected SPF-boosting benefit to an ingredient. Video: [COSMETICSDESIGN]


Bad times and a new tax have tanning bed business struggling. [AP]





Hilson Signs with Avon; Marilyn's No. 5 Bottles on The Auction Block

April 13th, 2010

The famous Chanel bottles owned by Marilyn Monroe will be auctioned at the Hollywood Legends Auction in Las Vegas in June. [SCENTEDSALAMANDER]


Two-time Grammy winner Keri Hilson replaces Jennifer Hudson as Avon's Imari face. The company also signs celebrity makeup artist Paul Innis. [WWD]



P&G focuses on Design; CR Says Sunscreens Are Better Bet Than Anti-Aging Serums


April 12, 2010

P&G is concentrating on reinvigorating brands through packaging design innovation. [ADAGE]


After its recent report on top skincare products, Consumer Reports says that sunscreen may be a better investment than expensive anti-aging serums. [COSMETICSDESIGN]


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