Beauty and fragrance manufacturer Coty reports that the growth of its prestige beauty business in China is outstripping the market, with the firm predicting that the luxury sector, in particular, is ripe for future growth.
International trade of French beauty and personal care products was up 2.5% in 2021 versus 2019, largely due to rising trade of makeup, face care and perfumes and record growth rates in exports to China and the US, says the French Federation for Beauty...
Consumer goods major Unilever has reported growth in full-year 2021 net sales and net profit, with a strong performance in beauty and personal care, but has said a dramatic rise in input costs remains a considerable challenge.
International beauty major L’Oréal has reported a significant rise in full-year 2021 sales and net profit globally, with Latin America and North Asia performing particularly well and business in its Luxe and Active Cosmetics divisions leading the surge.
L’Oréal brand Urban Decay has made its first mark in China’s travel retail channel, following previous launches on Tmall and in Sephora outlets, after being buoyed by changes to the animal testing regime.
Last year saw a rash of personal care product recalls. CosmeticsDesign discussed the connection between the recalls and what to learn from them with Harpreet Sareen, Manager, Quality and Regulatory Consulting at Eurofins.
Premiumisation, improved augmented reality services, greater sampling opportunities and the growing popularity of e-commerce outside of Asia’s major cities can propel online sales growth across the beauty category in 2022, says Singapore-based site Shopee.
International personal care major Colgate-Palmolive is continuing to take worldwide pricing action and strengthen innovation and productivity to counter the ongoing cost inflation crisis, its chief financial officer says.
Retail major A.S. Watson has grown digital beauty engagement across Superdrug and ICI PARIS XL with an AI-powered skin advisor tool co-developed with Finnish beauty tech firm Revieve – an innovation it plans to rollout across Asia next year.
Beauty major L’Oréal has signed an agreement to acquire US superfood skin care specialist Youth to the People in a move set to deepen its ethical offering in an increasingly competitive market, say experts.
British well-being brand NEOM is partnering with retailer Anthropology to expand into the US market. CosmeticsDesign spoke with NEOM founder Nicola Elliott about the international expansion, the well-being space and the brand's "everywoman"...
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Sanofi is to acquire Origimm Biotechnology in a move that gives the pharma giants a candidate to develop a first-in-class acne vaccine, which targets the skin microbiome and bacterial antigens that cause the skin condition.
A round-up of CosmeticsDesign-Europe’s most-read news from November 2021 shows interest in EC regulatory updates on CMR chemicals, Unilever’s duo of patents on metal-free antiperspirants and insights on sustainability and consumer trends.
Arkay was recently recognized for its philanthropic efforts around Alzheimer’s, and the company’s CEO attributes their success to authenticity, realistic giving goals and integration into the business.
Cosmetics major Lush will close all global social media accounts across Instagram, Facebook, TikTok and Snapchat this month, stating they will remain closed until the platforms provide a safer environment for users.
Japanese beauty and personal giant Shiseido will be making “aggressive marketing investments” in the fourth quarter to capitalise on what it believes is the beginning of market recovery from this year’s COVID-19 resurgence.
Japanese cosmetics company Shiseido has recorded a 194.8% surge in operating profits as sales grew in all regions except for its home market thanks to its skin beauty and prestige brands, as well as the strength of its e-commerce business.
Over the last couple of years, we have seen beauty companies radically scale up sustainable action and pledges, shifting from linear to circular ways of working. While the push for circularity is stronger than ever, there remains a host of challenges...
Hong Kong-listed L’Occitane’s latest quarterly sales figures of the 2022 fiscal year have outperformed those from before the pandemic thanks to the performance of key brands, online sales and offline recovery.