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Top 5 most-read stories March 2020: L’Oréal and Unilever patents, Hermès cosmetics and COVID-19 response
A compilation of CosmeticsDesign-Europe’s most-read news from March 2020 shows interest in scientific and brand innovation, as well as the ongoing industry response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Beauty patents, product launches indicate future innovation
International beauty major L'Oréal and international personal care major Unilever both filed patents for their latest formula innovations.
L'Oréal filed a collection of three on sunscreen formulations and Unilever on a skin care formula using prebiotics.
News that French perfume house Hermès was foraying into colour cosmetics also captured attention, with its launch of a lipstick line.
COVID-19 beauty industry response
Unsurprisingly, interest also peaked around news that the British Beauty Council was lobbying government around financial support for SMEs, along with L'Oréal's European 'solidarity plan'.
Click through to take a look through CosmeticsDesign-Europe's Top 5 most-read pieces from March 2020.