October's top stories: Arbonne's skincare beauty tool and Coty's merger with P&G's styling business

Arbonne International has launched cosmetic skincare ultrasonic beauty tool Arbonne Intelligence Genius Ultra, and Coty has completed the merger of The Procter & Gamble Company’s styling businesses. Cosmetics-technology.com wraps up the key headlines from October 2016.


Arbonne introduces skincare ultrasonic beauty tool Intelligence Genius Ultra

Arbonne International has launched cosmetic skincare ultrasonic beauty tool Arbonne Intelligence Genius Ultra.

Arbonne claims this new product helps achieve youthful-looking, radiant skin by combining a parent-pending ultrasonic technology with its anti-aging line RE9 Advanced.  

The Arbonne Genius Ultra is said to boost the application of skincare products onto the outer layers of skin through low-level ultrasonic waves. Emitting around 300,000 waves per minute, the device is designed to help apply Arbonne's skincare serums into the skin's natural ridges to maximise benefits.

Coty completes merger with P&G Specialty Beauty Business

Coty has completed the merger of The Procter & Gamble Company’s styling businesses.

With this merger, Coty will have approximately $9bn in revenue. Camillo Pane will become the new chief executive officer (CEO) following the merger.

Pane said: “It is my great privilege to take over the reins of leadership at such a transformational moment. Today marks a new chapter in Coty’s rich heritage. With this merger, we have brought together a powerful portfolio of much loved beauty brands and some of the world’s most talented people in beauty and consumer goods.

MENAJI launches Makeup Starter Kit for Men

US-based cosmetic company for men MENAJI has launched a new Makeup Starter Kit for Men.

The kit is designed to mask minor skin perfections in an easy-to-use method. It includes two products, an organic concealer MENAJI Urban Camouflage and HDPV Anti-Shine Powder.

MENAJI Urban Camouflage is a concealer, which is claimed to be cruelty-free and free of paraben and fragrance. It also contains anti-oxidants, a skin-nourishing grape seed oil, and natural Vitamin E.

The Estée Lauder Companies to buy BECCA Cosmetics

The Estée Lauder Companies has signed an agreement to acquire makeup brand BECCA Cosmetics.

Launched in 2001, BECCA Cosmetics has seen growth over the last several years. Its product line includes primers, concealers, foundations, blushes, and highlighters, which claim to enhance complexion. Most of the brand’s foundations are available in up to twenty shades.

The Estée Lauder companies' president and chief executive officer Fabrizio Freda said: “BECCA Cosmetics is a wonderful addition to our portfolio of prestige beauty brands.

NeoStrata introduces ProSystem Retinol Peel

US-based skincare products developer NeoStrata Company has launched NeoStrata ProSystem Retinol Peel.

The new product is the company's first peel in the retinol category and it joins NeoStrata's other dermatological peels. The advanced, physician-strength product consists of 3% Retinol and Retinol Boosting Complex.

These components are designed to aid exfoliation, refine the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, help minimise acne, and enhance skin laxity while boosting a bright, even, and clear complexion. The peel can also be used as a cosmetic product for aging skin, acne and photodamage.

Capvis Equity acquires majority stake in Gotha Cosmetics

Capvis Equity IV has acquired a majority stake in Gotha Cosmetics.

A credit affiliate of global investment firm H.I.G. Capital, H.I.G. WhiteHorse has supported Capvis Equity IV by providing a €65m unitranche facility arranged by Credit Suisse.

Italy-based personal care products manufacturer Gotha Cosmetics will use this investment to expand its operations globally. This private label company manufacturers beauty products for skin, lips, and face and was founded in 2005 by Shawn Sedaghat.

Dermatouch launches four new anti-ageing devices

US-based beauty brand Dermatouch has launched four new facial anti-ageing devices that integrate microcurrents, ultrasonic and galvanic wave technology, and UV/LED light therapy.

Each device focuses on specific problem areas that enables users to specialize their treatments.

The devices Dermatouch Dermaclear, Skinforce, Dermalift and Eyesonic are portable, rechargeable and appropriate for all skin types.

Juvéderm Volbella XC available for use in US

Allergan has announced that its latest filler Juvéderm Volbella XC is now available for use in the US.

The new product can be used for lip augmentation and for correction of perioral rhytids (lipstick lines) in adults over the age of 21.

Clinical trials indicate that Juvéderm Volbella XC efficiently increases lip fullness and softens the appearance of lines around the mouth. It is also approved by the FDA and validated to last through one year for both the lips and perioral rhytids with optimal treatment, claimed the company.

JAKKS Pacific acquires C’est Moi

US-based designer, manufacturer and marketer of toys and consumer products JAKKS Pacific has acquired kids cosmetics brand C’est Moi.

C’est Moi targets kids from four to 12-years-old.

The brand's skincare and performance makeup lines are claimed to be safe and allergy-free for younger skin as it uses kid-friendly and quality natural ingredients.

L’Oreal launches My UV Patch in Australia

French cosmetic company L’Oreal has launched My UV Patch, a connectable UV sensor.

The ultra-thin wearable tool was developed by L’Oréal’s Technology Incubator to measure sun exposure. It has been launed In Australia by La Roche-Posay, a sun protection brand of L’Oréal Group.

The water-proof patch monitors the UV exposure in real time and can be worn for around five days. It uses photosensitive dyes, which change colour when they are exposed to radiation.