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French beauty trade with China hit an all-time high in 2021, representing €1.9bn in business, with the APAC country now the 'leading destination' for exports [Getty Images]

French beauty achieves ‘record’ year in 2021 exports: FEBEA

By Kacey Culliney

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...

Many of these consumers cite concerns around the safety of formulations for human health but also the impact on the environment - unfounded concerns says FEBEA [Getty Images]

FEBEA: 4 in 10 French never use or inadequately use sunscreen

By Kacey Culliney

A survey has found that 40% of French consumers either don’t apply adequate amounts of sunscreen or don’t use any at all, with a large majority citing fear of toxic ingredients and environmental pollution as concerns.

French natural and organic beauty brand Lady Green will launch new skin care products this year and makeup items next year as demand for beauty products targeting blemished skin soars (Image: Lady Green)

Special Edition: Active skin care - protection and healing in a post-COVID world

Blemished skin care blooming: Lady Green to expand makeup and face care to plug demand

By Kacey Culliney

Demands for natural, organic and effective beauty products developed for acne-prone and blemished skin are rising fast, particularly with the onset of COVID-19 and prolonged mask-wearing causing flare-ups, says the founder of French beauty brand Lady...

FEBEA said several million units of hydroalcoholic gel would reach the market in the coming days, notably hospitals, nursing homes and pharmacies (Getty Images)

COVID-19: French beauty mobilises to produce hydroalcoholic gels

By Kacey Culliney

The French Federation for Beauty Companies (FEBEA) will mobilise its network to ramp up production of hygiene and hydroalcoholic products, following calls from the Ministry of Health to assist amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

L’Oréal double-digit sales growth boosted by weak euro

First Quarter Sales

L’Oréal double-digit sales growth boosted by weak euro

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

The weak euro provided a ‘very positive currency impact’ for L’Oréal’s first quarter sales after the market slowed in Europe, with acceleration expected later in the year.

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