Burmax Appoints Don Kittleson New VP of Sales

The Burmax Company, a leading manufacturer, importer, and distributor of professional beauty and spa supplies, announced today the appointment of Don Kittleson as its new vice president of sales for its dealer division. Kittleson replaces Jay Ohlrich who will be retiring at the end of the year. A well-known and respected figure in the professional beauty industry, Kittleson brings more than 20 years of experience to the role.

CoverGirl Receives Leaping Bunny Certification by Cruelty Free International

The cruelty-free movement continues its momentum with beauty giant CoverGirl “leaping” on board. Coty, one of the world’s largest beauty companies, has obtained Leaping Bunny certification by Cruelty Free International for CoverGirl. CoverGirl is now announced the largest makeup brand to be certified, marking an extensive, ethical step forward for the beauty industry in ending animal testing for cosmetics.

Laboratoires Expanscience Acquires Babo Botanicals

French pharmaceutical and dermo-cosmetics company Laboratoires Expanscience has announced its acquisition of plant-based skincare company Babo Botanicals.

Inspired by her search for safe and natural skincare products for her children, Kate Solomon founded Babo Botanicals in 2010 to produce botanically infused skin and hair care for babies, children and adults with sensitive skin.