Cosmetics Archive

BoF Exclusive | Estée Lauder Buys Becca Cosmetics

NEW YORK, United States – The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc., the American beauty conglomerate that owns brands like Clinique, Bobbi Brown and MAC, has signed an agreement to acquire Becca Cosmetics from beauty incubator Luxury Brand Partners. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, although industry sources suggest the conglomerate paid around $200 million for the business, which was founded in 2001 and is set …

Op-Ed | It's Time to End Beauty As Usual

SANTA MONICA, United States — There is a clash happening in Washington, D.C., and it has nothing to do with the 2016 presidential election. Fuelled by an intense debate over the need for federal regulation of the questionable or potentially harmful ingredients used in many personal care and cosmetics products, the policy fight erupted onto the public stage this week in a New York Times editorial, which …