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Eileen Francis

Reporter – US

Eileen Francis is a reporter for “The Tan Sheet,” where she follows news on OTC drug and nutritional product manufacturing, regulation, legislation, finance and research. She previously served as a reporter and editor of “The Rose Sheet,” IBI’s source for in-depth coverage of the cosmetics industry. Early in her career, Eileen worked in public relations and as a writer for a lobbying firm. Outside of IBI, her freelance work includes articles on business, art and travel.

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L’Oréal Tackles Age-Old Problems With Home Hair Color, Spurred By Pandemic Demand

The French beauty giant plans to launch its Colorsonic at-home hair color device with oscillating nozzle in early 2023. L’Oreal showcased the product, along with a breakthrough hair color “reader” and custom mixing system for salon use, at the CES 2022 tech show in Las Vegas.

Beauty Innovation

Beauty M&A In 2021 Vies With Pre-Pandemic Levels: Capstone Partners Discusses

Beauty merger and acquisition activity accelerated in the US last year, with 75 deals by mid-October 2021, versus 48 in the prior-year period, according to investment banking firm Capstone Partners’ recent Beauty & Wellness report.

Beauty M & A

Rihanna’s Fenty Was Top-Earning Celebrity Beauty Brand In 2021

Pop star Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty brand accounted for more than a third of global celebrity beauty brand sales in 2021, finds sports betting site OLBG.com. Jessica Alba’s Honest Company and Kylie Jenner’s Kylie Cosmetics finished second and third, respectively.

Beauty Advertising, Marketing & Sales

CEOs Urge ‘Civility’ In Supply Chain Dealings; ‘We’re Going To Come Out Of This At Some Point’

Today’s global supply chain is trying, but there’s opportunity amid the frustrations for companies to strengthen vendor and customer relations that pay off down the road, according to contract manufacturing and consumer product CEOs speaking to HBW Insight.

International Supply Chain

‘Go Try To Find Some Zinc Gluconate’: The Dietary Supplement Supply Chain Entering 2022

Ingredients for immune health supplements are in short supply as high demand persists in the US. CEOs Mark LeDoux of Natural Alternatives International and Jim Emme of NOW Health Group, both on the Natural Products Association’s board of directors, discuss ongoing supply issues and best practices to avoid problems.

United States Supply Chain

US Makeup Sales Remain Down Versus Pre-Pandamic; ‘Above-The-Mask’ Products Continue To Lead

Overall US makeup sales in the US were still lower in 2021 (to 4 December) compared with pre-pandemic figures, but a number of sub-categories showed marked improvement late in the year, according to a Jefferies Equity Research report. Notably, eye makeup sales rose 1.9% in the final weeks of the analyzed period.

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