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By the Numbers: Softening Declines in the Mass Market

Mass-market color cosmetics was one of the hardest-hit categories in the coronavirus pandemic, but recent figures from IRI should that different segments are slowly rebounding. Eye makeup is inching back, and foundation and concealer showed lower decreases than previously tracked. Lip products, which have faced drops in sales and relevance in the era of the […]

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Granado Celebrates Its 150th Birthday

PARIS — Granado, Brazil’s oldest pharmacy brand, is marking its 150th birthday this year in more ways than one. There’s a commemorative book just published by Assouline that is chockablock with history and memorabilia. Find in it an advertisement dating from the 1950 FIFA World Cup featuring Brazil’s soccer team captain using Granado’s Antiseptic Powder […]

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L’Oréal to Sell Roger & Gallet Brand

PARIS — L’Oréal said Tuesday that it is in exclusive negotiations with the French investment holding concern Impala for the sale of the Roger & Gallet brand. This comes “following a strategic review regarding the best development options” for the French personal-care brand that was born with pharmacy fragrances, L’Oréal said in a statement. Roger […]

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10 Things That Might Be Making You Feel Bloated

We’ve all experienced the dreaded belly bloat now—you know, that uncomfortable feeling of fullness in your stomach. Typically, it crops up after a big meal, or one too many beers, or something we probably shouldn’t have eaten because it just doesn’t make us feel good. The good news? In most cases, a bloated belly is […]

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L’Oréal Signs Agreement for Mugler and Azzaro Fragrances

PARIS — L’Oréal is delving deeper into the designer fragrance category after having signed an agreement to acquire the Mugler brands and Azzaro fragrances from Groupe Clarins. The activities — including Mugler, Thierry Mugler (fashion), Clarins Fragrance Group (or CFG), CFG France, Cosmeurop and CFG U.K. — generated about 340 million euros of sales last […]