International beauty major The Estée Lauder Companies and French luxury fashion house Balmain have entered into a license agreement to collaboratively develop and launch an inclusive prestige beauty line next year.
The UK’s second-biggest health and beauty retailer Superdrug is defying the cost-of-living crisis and upping its game in premium beauty brands as it broadens its offer beyond its lower price point core.
Beauty must hasten sustainability action in the face of current biodiversity and climate crises, and collaboration will be a critical way forward along with focus on regenerative agriculture, says the chief sustainability officer at LVMH’s Parfums Christian...
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.
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Personal care major Unilever has reported a net sales rise for its third quarter (Q3) of 2021, with strong growth in the Americas and across its prestige beauty division, but the future will prove challenging as price inflation continues.
L’Oréal couture brand Valentino has launched its first makeup collection in Dubai and Seoul airports, laying the path for a strong return to beauty travel retail for the conglomerate, an executive says.
Beauty major L’Oréal and luxury fashion house Prada are driving international noise around their first fragrance launch – an innovation that marks the first of many designed to build out a highly competitive global beauty brand, an executive says.
Deciem-owned prestige skin care brand NIOD is launching into a dedicated corner at French department store La Samaritaine – a move the company hopes will push it into the spotlight to follow in the footsteps of sister brand The Ordinary.
Prestige beauty major Estée Lauder Companies has developed a reusable pump device that simultaneously cools and dispenses product and a single-use cosmetic pad with a self-heating function and preloaded formulation.
UK e-commerce major The Hut Group has acquired premium British online retailer Cult Beauty in a deal that forms part of an incredible digital surge in beauty and healthcare for the group, says the retail research head at Mintel.
Sephora’s partnership with e-commerce fashion major Zalando will capitalise on the online momentum built up by the German player over the past 18 months and may inspire other cross-sector collaborations, but is there a risk it could compromise the beauty...
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Unilever and its prestige brand Hourglass have developed a vegan carmine alternative after years of supplier collaboration – a patent-pending innovation it plans to open-source in the coming year, says the global vice president of R&D for prestige.
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.
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.
Digital marketing and communications agency The Beauty Makers has developed a concept range of CBD makeup under its brand incubator that it says plugs real market opportunities and is an organic evolution of current trends.
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.
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.
A round-up of CosmeticsDesign-Europe’s most-read news from January 2021 shows interest in blue light protection ingredients, a move from France to bypass China animal testing and market challenges around growth in the wake of COVID-19.
Luxury cosmetic and fragrance markets in the UK, France and Germany have all shown signs of recovery thanks to growth in e-commerce, particularly in prestige perfumes and skin care, finds The NPD Group.
The global luxury goods market will shrink dramatically in the face of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, with significant downgrades expected in Switzerland, Germany, Italy and France, says Euromonitor International.
France remains Europe’s most important prestige fragrance market and its top 10 best-selling list reveals a love of classic, designer French scents, with Dior and Chanel holding six spots, according to Suburbia.