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Unilever Adds Kate Somerville Skincare to Its Prestige Brands

Unilever has acquired leading independent prestige brand Kate Somerville Skincare. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

Federal Bill Introduced on Oversight of Personal-Care Products

On April 20, U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) introduced and U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) co-sponsored the Personal Care Products Safety Act, which they say will protect consumers and streamline industry compliance by strengthening the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s authority to regulate ingredients in personal-care products.

2014: The Year in Review

How well did you follow beauty news this past year? Take our quiz and find out. Have fun!

1.) Sally Beauty Supply celebrated its ...

A. 60th anniversary
B. 50th anniversary
C. 40th anniversary
D. 75th anniversary

2.) For the first time ever, the Professional Beauty Association presented ...

A. a distributor executive conference
B. an event for beauty store owners
C. an executive summit
D. ISSE in Long Beach, California

Plastic Microbeads Legislation Update From the Professional Beauty Association

Plastic Microbeads Legislation Update From the Professional Beauty Association

Beauty Store Business attended the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors' 2014 Cosmetic/Technical Regulatory Forum March 6 at the Le Meridien Delfina in Santa Monica, California. One of the many topics discussed there was pending state legislation across the United States banning the use of plastic microbeads in beauty products.

After the event, we asked Myra Y. Irizarry Reddy, director of government affairs at the Professional Beauty Association—who also attended the ICMAD forum—for an update.

Unilever to Sell Soft & Beautiful, TCB, Pro-Line Comb-Thru to Strength of Nature

Unilever to Sell Soft & Beautiful, TCB, Pro-Line Comb-Thru to Strength of Nature

Unilever announced Nov. 19 that it has signed an agreement for the sale of its Soft & Beautiful, TCB and Pro-Line Comb-Thru brands to Strength of Nature for an undisclosed amount. The sale excludes TCB’s business in Africa.

Free U.S. PINCHme Sampling Site With Many Beauty Products to Debut in October

Free U.S. PINCHme Sampling Site With Many Beauty Products to Debut

On your mark. Get set. Go! Launching this October in the United States with a totally new concept will be PINCHme. It's a revolutionary digital platform that will allow its members to sample up to four consumer packaged goods of their choice—from beauty and personal-care products to food and home supplies—every week at no cost whatsoever in exchange for their feedback about the products.