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LVMH posts ‘record’ annual results

31-Jan-2017 - LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton, a major luxury goods group, has released its 2016 annual results, recording a revenue of EUR 37.6bn in 2016.

Unilever releases its full-year 2016 results: sales growth below expectations

31-Jan-2017 - Multinational consumer goods giant Unilever has released its annual report, acknowledging that its performance was beset by challenging market conditions.

J&J to buy Swiss biotech company

31-Jan-2017 - Johnson & Johnson Inc’s latest acquisition - the biggest deal in its 130-year history - of a Swiss biotech company confirms the multinational is looking to bolster its presence outside...

Ulta Beauty establishes its own holding company

31-Jan-2017 - As of January 29, the cosmetics retailer has reorganized its company structure, and Ulta executives believe that the business will be more efficient in this new configuration.

Is there room for innovation in the deodorant category?

30-Jan-2017 - Natural, niche, and startup personal care brands regularly advance new deodorant formats and formulations. Among the latest attempts to disrupt the deodorant market is Switch Fresh, a patented redesign of...

The Sunscreen Innovation Act: COSMED on what you need to know

27-Jan-2017 - With the Susncreen Innovation Act coming into force in the US, we take a look at it from the European market’s perspective. Here’s what you need to know.

Yves Saint Laurent Beauté announces new global beauty director

27-Jan-2017 - YSL, L’Oréal-owned beauty brand, has announced that Tom Pecheux, an industry leader, has been appointed as its new Global Beauty Director.

Beauty buzzwords for 2017 from industry commentators

27-Jan-2017 - With the industry already off to a flying start with innovation in 2017, we take a look at what industry commentators are predicting as the major trends for the year ahead.

Unilever launches women’s anti-dandruff shampoo

26-Jan-2017 - The company’s Dove brand has just announced a new collection of hair care products positioned to compete directly with P&G’s popular Head & Shoulders brand of anti-dandruff shampoo....

Hair loss: untapped potential says latest data from Euromonitor

26-Jan-2017 - Hair loss as an issue holds greater potential for the beauty and personal care industry than is currently being met, according to recent data from a Euromonitor International beauty survey.

P&G ‘world first’ recyclable shampoo bottle: multinational’s European packaging pledge

26-Jan-2017 - Procter and Gamble has announced that its Head & Shoulders brand is set to produce the ‘world’s first’ recyclable shampoo bottle, made from up to 25% recycled beach plastic.

Smashbox expands in the UK: omnichannel retail in focus

26-Jan-2017 - Smashbox Cosmetics is set to expand its physical presence in the UK, with a new store opening this February in Birmingham.

Want to get the latest, global perspective on the anti-pollution trend?

25-Jan-2017 - CosmeticsDesign is gearing up to host an interactive web forum with global industry experts on the ongoing rise of the anti-pollution (or protection) trend.

Beauty boxes hitting the streets in Europe: do they have a future?

25-Jan-2017 - In a sign that the subscription beauty box model may have life in it yet, major player Birchbox has opened its second store in France.

Givaudan receives Fair for Life certification for natural fragrance ingredient

25-Jan-2017 - The fragrance maker sources clove leaf oil from Madagascar and has just announced that this collection network meets environmental management objectives and fair trade standards, qualifying the supply as Fair...

Brushing up with millennials: Euromonitor’s new hair care research

25-Jan-2017 - Euromonitor’s recent beauty survey has revealed that millennials are the most frequent users of all hair care products, with daily hair care usage higher among male consumers.

Photo highlights of the Cosme Tokyo and Cosme Tech event, 2017

25-Jan-2017 - The Cosme Tech and Cosme Tokyo event opened its doors at the Big Sight yesterday, revealing a bigger and more international than ever before. Here are some of the photo...

New study considers how solvents influence skin properties

24-Jan-2017 - A study by researchers at the University of Lund, in Southern Sweden, is taking a closer look at how solvents used in creams and lotions can impact the skin.

Customisable cosmetics: The trend on LG H&H’s lips

24-Jan-2017 - LG Household & Health Care is set to introduce South Korea’s first ever customised skin care solution, the country’s leading daily business newspaper, Pulse, reports.

L’Oréal reveals its top 5 beauty startups

24-Jan-2017 - The beauty giant has announced the first selection of beauty tech startups to come out of its beauty accelerator.

Digital personalised packaging for cosmetics: ‘world first’

24-Jan-2017 - An electronic ink company has partnered with a major beauty packaging player, with the two announcing that the collaboration offers the industry a ‘world first’ digital solution for personalised packaging.

P&G and UNESCO partner to offer refugee girls education programme

24-Jan-2017 - Procter & Gamble, consumer goods multinational, has teamed up with UNESCO to reach and support young Syrian and Jordanian women who are struggling to complete basic education or pursue training...

Shiseido acquires US customization player MatchCo

23-Jan-2017 - Shiseido has continued to expand its international and US footprint with the acquisition of MatchCo, a California-based developer of customized digital tools used in personalization beauty regimes.

Trump White House moves swiftly against issues of import to the cosmetics and personal care industry

23-Jan-2017 - On Friday, inauguration day here in the States, a lot of changes took place as the Obama administration came to an end and a new team took power. As part...

Beiersdorf’s Open Innovation continues to boost industry progress

20-Jan-2017 - Beiersdorf has announced that it is taking its Open Innovation initiative, whereby networking across the personal care industry is promoted via its PearlFinders communication platform, to the next level in 2017.

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