Estee Lauder has reopened its Ion Orchard branch following a makeover, according to a report published by Inside Retail Asia.
The Malaysian Health Ministry has ruled that some nine cosmetic products found to contain mercury or hydroquinone can no longer be sold in the country, according to a report published by The Star.
Walmart has increased its majority stake in India’s e-commerce giant Flipkart, leading a $1.2 billion financing round, with the round valuing the company at $24.9 billion, according to TechCrunch.
Sa Sa Holdings has announced a turnover drop of 67.9 percent for the three months ending 30th June, with the company hit by a drastic fall in mainland tourists during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Shiseido is set to market hand sanitizer to the general public from August, according to a report published by the Japan Times.
Procter & Gamble’s Oral B brand has filed a lawsuit against rival Colgate for misleading Australian consumers over the effectiveness of its Colgate Optic White Renewal whitening toothpaste, according to a report published by The New Daily.
Australian e-sports club, The Chiefs have welcomed leading men’s skin care and grooming brand, L’Oréal Paris Men Expert as a major partner for 2020.
Lush has decided to shut its Hong Kong flagship permanently after sales dwindled in the face of months of protests and COVID-19-related restrictions, according to a report published by Inside Retail Asia.
An Indian court has ruled that consumer goods maker Emami must give Hindustan Unilever seven days before it begins legal proceedings regarding the ‘Glow & Handsome’ trademark.
Indonesian beauty tech start-up Social Bella has raised US$58 million in an ongoing Series E funding round from Temasek, Pavilion Capital and Jungle Ventures.
CBD specialist Wuhan General Group has announced that it has signed a letter of intent to pursue a partnership with Jugular in order to create a specialized division that focuses on marketable innovation within the nutraceutical sector.
Sephora has promoted Alia Gogi to President of Sephora Asia with immediate effect. Gogi’s appointment, together with the promotions of Sarah Boyd and Maggie Chan further enhances the ‘strong presence of women’ in the LVMH-owned retailer’s senior leadership team.
The owner of popular Chinese beauty brand Perfect Diary is gearing up for an IPO, according to a report published by Bloomberg, and to that end has appointed Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley to advise.
A.S. Watson pledges to reduce plastic waste; becomes first health and beauty retailer signee of New Plastic Economy
A.S. Watson Group has become one of the first health and beauty retailers to sign up to New Plastics Economy (NPE) Global Commitment, in a bid to reduce plastic waste.
Henkel’s Schwarzkopf has become the first Australian advertiser to launch a collections campaign via social media site Pinterest.
A team of researchers at Singapore’s National University has discovered a bio-friendly way to extract chitin and chitosan from crab shells – a by-product of the shellfish industry, according to a report published by Bloomberg Green.
Sailor Moon has teamed up with cosmetics brand Maquillage to launch a foundation range in Japan via the Premium Bandai platform, according to a report published by Anime News Network.
Unilever has announced that it is taking the next step in the evolution of its portfolio to a more inclusive vision of beauty, which includes the removal of the words ‘fair/fairness’, ‘white/whitening’ and ‘light/lightening’ from all product packs and communication.
South Korea’s Fair Trade Commission has given the go-ahead for the proposed acquisition of US jewellery brand Tiffany by luxury conglomerate LVMH, according to a report published by The Investor.
Colgate Palmolive is said to be considering a rebrand of its Chinese toothpaste Darlie as a result of the call-to-action for brands to do better amidst the Black Lives Matter movement.
Shiseido has announced the 10 grant recipients for 13th Shiseido Female Researcher Science Grant.
Unilever is facing a range of Change.org petitions calling for it to drop its Fair & Lovely whitening brand, which is sold across Asia, in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Beiersdorf has launched the second edition of its global start-up acceleration program, Nivea Accelerator (NX) in Seoul.
Johnson & Johnson has announced that it will cease the sale of skin whitening products, according to a report published by Reuters.
China’s Hainan province has upped the duty free allowance for visitors as well as increasing the number of goods that qualify for the tax exemption.
An appeal bought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) against a court ruling that found Kimberly-Clark had not misled consumers over its Kleenex Cottonelle Flushable Cleansing Cloths has been dismissed, according to a report published by The Guardian.
Victoria Beckham has settled a trademark battle with Sydney-based skincare brand Skinlab over the use of the ‘VB’ initials on products.
Mumbai-based salon and beauty owners are said to be wearing black arm bands and staging sit-ins outside their premises in protest against the government’s exclusion of the sector in its Mission Begin Again, according to a report by mid-day.
Shiseido is set to cut the ribbon on a new beauty facility, named Beauty Square on Thursday.
Nivea India has launched onto social media platform TikTok with a campaign named #SharetheCare, according to a report published by Exchange4Media.
Wangfuijing Group has been awarded a license for duty free retail, according to a report published by Reuters.
Shiseido has announced the promotion of Jiayun Fang to the position of Asia Pacific Sustainability Manager.
Maybelline Thailand launches new AR campaign to ‘share positivity digitally’ during COVID-19 pandemic
Maybelline Thailand has launched its new #SpreadGoodVibes campaign through MRM Thailand in a bid to ‘share positivity digitally during the COVID-19 pandemic”, according to Branding In Asia.
Shares in C-beauty companies have experienced an uptick as investors bet on a wholesale switch towards cheaper, local brands in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report published by Bloomberg.
AmorePacific has laid out a set of principles that its employees must adhere to going forward, according to a report published by Yonhap News.
The former CEO of K-beauty brand Skinfood has been sentenced to five years in prison after he was found guilty of stealing some KRW12 billion from the company’s e-commerce revenue, according to a report published by The Korea Times.
L’Oréal has launched the new YSL Beauty Worldwide Flagship Store in Shanghai as it looks to capitalize on the flourishing domestic fragrance market.
Duty Free products hit local shelves as South Korean government looks to boost sector during COVID-19 pandemic
South Korean duty-free operators have been given the go-ahead to sell their products via local retail channels, following the easing of government restrictions in a bid to bolster the sector amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report by Yonhap News Agency.
LG Household & Health Care has completed its deal to purchase the licence for GlaxoSmithKline’s Physiogel in Asia and the U.S.
Onitsuka Tiger has teamed up with Shu Uemura to launch a coordinated collection that comprises a pair of sneakers and 11 beauty products, according to a report published by Lifestyle Asia.
Revlon has rolled out its popular facial roller, which claims to eliminate excess oil, soar on to the Australian market, according to a report published by The Daily Mail.
AmorePacific hosted a pop-up shop to enable single mom business owners to sell their wares, according to a report published by The Korea Herald.
Estee Lauder has welcomed a new brand ambassador on board for its Chinese market, according to a report published by Sixth Tone. Female fighter Zhang Weili will front campaigns for the brand’s make-up range.
Chanel is under investigation by The Korean Free Trade Commission (KFTC) in South Korea for allegedly flaunting the country’s Free Trade Act, according to a report by RLI.com.
Japanese consumers are focusing on skincare and personal hygiene as opposed to make-up as social distancing measures continue, according to a report by Asia Nikkei.
Private equity group ShawKwei and Partners has invested an undisclosed sum in Hong Kong’s International Cosmetics Suppliers, according to a report published by Business Times.
Lancôme Singapore has launched an audiobook club, Behind the Cover, which aims to celebrate women writers as well as boost literacy among women from disadvantaged backgrounds, according to a report published by AFP Relax.
Sephora has announced the launch of its Sephora Tmall Global Flagship Store in partnership with China’s Alibaba-owned e-commerce platform Tmall.
ITC’s Savlon brand has launched a hand sanitizer in a sachet format, which it is claiming to be the cheapest on the global market.
Amorepacific has announced it has acquired a minority stake in luxury Australian skincare brand Rationale, in a move which will expand its foothold in the personalised cosmetics market – one of its future R&D priorities.