Estée Lauder Posts 8% Q1 Sales Gains

Top growth drivers were skin care globally, the Asia/Pacific region and emerging markets, the global online and travel retail channels, and most brands, including Estée Lauder, M•A•C, La Mer, Tom Ford and Origins.

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Natural Brand Babo Botanicals Acquired

Laboratoires Expanscience, a family-owned French pharmaceutical and dermo-cosmetics company specializing in skin care, has acquired Babo Botanicals, the U.S.-based botanically-infused mineral skin care brand for babies and adults.

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NPD: Q2 U.S. Prestige Beauty Sales +6%

Skin care continues to outpace makeup, with the biggest driver for the segment remaining consumers’ interest in wellness, clean ingredients and natural brands.

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