Personal care giant Colgate-Palmolive has seen net sales rise for the first quarter (Q1) of 2021, bolstered by a particularly strong surge in APAC, thus continuing its growth trajectory despite ongoing COVID-19-related volatilities.
Kao Corporation is working to reinforce the online presence of its high-end beauty brand SENSAI in key markets such as Japan, China and Europe, in order to strengthen its position in the prestige skin care market.
Japanese beauty major Shiseido has announced that it will partially terminate the exclusive global license with Dolce & Gabbana regarding the product development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of its beauty products.
Personal care major Unilever has finalised the separation of its smaller beauty and personal care brands, now set to operate under a standalone business ‘Elida Beauty’ where executives will decide next moves for generating growth.
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German beauty gummy brand IvyBears has established its Asia headquarters in Singapore to boost business and distribution in Asia-Pacific and North Africa, on the back of its first regional launches in Hong Kong, Thailand, the Philippines and China last...
French cosmetics giant L’Oréal sees a bright future for its brands in the Asia Pacific travel retail market, which it believes will become a major driver of its future growth, spurred on by demand from China.
US luxury brand RéVive Skincare wants to expand its international footprint further and continue fast-paced product launches beyond North America, notably Eastern and Western Europe and the Middle East, its CEO says.
Personal care major Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has reported a global sales rise for the first quarter of 2021, fuelled by pharmaceuticals and medical devices, but its consumer health division saw overall sales decline despite strength in oral and...
International beauty major L’Oréal has reported a surge in global sales for the first quarter of 2021, though activity in Western Europe remains in decline because of the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 crisis, its CEO says.
The investment community is finally backing businesses with strong sustainability agendas and aligning with environmentalists on what diverse and inclusive supply chains should look like, says the co-founder and CEO of certification firm Positive Luxury.
CEO and mother of four Naomi Whittel was born on an organic biodynamic farm in Switzerland and raised in Europe. She said she was destined to work in health and wellness and couldn’t imagine doing anything else.
Croda International-owned Iberchem Group has signed an agreement to acquire French fragrance house Parfex to strengthen sustainable and natural certified offerings and enhance European market presence.
A round-up of CosmeticsDesign-Europe’s most-read news from March 2021 shows interest in Colgate-Palmolive’s design-led innovation strategy, Garnier’s Leaping Bunny certification and L’Oréal and Typology’s green beauty objectives.
The number of beauty and personal care companies working to get products Cradle to Cradle (C2C) certified is soaring, set to double this year, and efforts are coming all types of businesses, according to an executive.
DSM has today (31 March) agreed to acquire the flavour and fragrance (F&F) business of US-based biotech firm Amyris, extending its portfolio with bio-based ingredients for the flavor and fragrance and cosmetics industries.
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International beauty major L’Oréal has made a minority investment in Swiss environmental tech startup Gjosa – a move set to advance its ongoing partnership and development of a smart, sustainable hair care system for salons and the home.
India-based organic beauty brand Juicy Chemistry has its sights set on the US, Europe and domestic expansion, while at the same time exploring a raft of organic NPD opportunities after securing $6.3m in Series A funding.
British indie brand Five Dot Botanics has secured listings with The Hut Group on two of its mass beauty sites Lookfantastic and Mankind – a move set to take the natural, minimalist skin care conversation mainstream, its founder says.
French direct-to-consumer (D2C) startup Typology has achieved B Corp certification just two years after launch – a move of great significance to its founder who wants to carve out a positive impact brand.
A round-up of CosmeticsDesign-Europe’s most-read news from February 2021 shows interest in Unilever’s beauty divestiture plans, the CosIng listing of natural whole-hemp CBD and research into sustainability and active skin care trends amidst COVID-19.
L’Oréal’s Garnier brand has received Cruelty Free International’s Leaping Bunny approval on its entire global portfolio after months of work with its vast supplier network – a move that proves exactly what is possible on a mass beauty scale, says the...
TikTok has expanded its partnership with Shopify across Europe, giving beauty brands direct access to run and manage social media ad campaigns via the e-commerce platform – a move that will create buzz amongst a highly engaged and diverse mass of beauty...
Prestige beauty major The Estée Lauder Companies will up its investment in mass functional beauty player Deciem, establishing terms for full ownership in three years – a move that will diversify it into the increasingly important masstige market, an expert...
Procter & Gamble will continue to prioritise superior product design, packaging, and retail execution because it is a far-reaching opportunity that can strengthen long-term competitiveness, says its vice chairman, COO and CFO.
Japanese personal care major Kao Corporation is prioritising investments in digital technology as part of its plans to radically reform its cosmetics unit which has been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Personal care major Unilever has begun the process of separating out some of its smaller beauty and personal care brands as part of a portfolio reshuffle that will also see potential acquisitions in prestige beauty, according to its CEO.
International beauty major L’Oréal has reported an overall loss in net profit for the full year of 2020, despite a spike in sales for the fourth quarter, most notably in active cosmetics and across China.
Personal care major Beiersdorf is building a multidisciplinary technology centre at its headquarters site that will merge research, development and production in a move set to drive competition and future-proof innovation, its senior VP of supply chain...
Japanese cosmetics major Shiseido Company saw its financial performance continue to dip in the fourth quarter, resulting in a 18.6% decrease in net sales and an 86.9% loss in operating profits for the full year of 2020.
Fragrance-flavour major Givaudan will acquire French artificial intelligence (AI) firm Myrissi to take on its cutting-edge sensory translating tech that connects smell, colour and emotions, enabling innovative storytelling and fresh consumer engagement...
International beauty major Revlon has partnered with MDR Brand Management to create a global brand extension strategy that takes it into new spaces and drives deeper consumer engagement across the EMEA, APAC and Americas.
Japanese cosmetic giant Shiseido Company has announced the decision to sell its low-cost personal care business to CVC Capital Partners in a deal worth 160 billion yen ($1.5bn) in order to focus on its more high-end cosmetic brands.
Bulgarian online retailer Undone Store has added South Korean skin care brand Boutijour into its portfolio in January 2021 as it looks to double the number of brands on the store by the end of this year.
Personal care giant Colgate-Palmolive has reported a net sales rise for the fourth quarter and full year of 2020 – growth it says can be continued with the right strategies, particularly around premium innovation.