Huda Kattan thinks that the beauty industry has a long way to go before it can consider itself inclusive. The owner of Huda Beauty said that representation is moving ‘at a snail’s pace’ and that the beauty industry is sexist.
The Perfume Shop, in partnership with L’Oréal, has launched the UK’s first multi-brand fragrance refill station in its Nottingham store.
Revolution Beauty, a London-listed cosmetics group, is in advanced discussions with its founder Adam Minto and former colleague Tom Allsworth regarding multimillion-pound payments.
HeiQ, a leader in textile innovation, has developed HeiQ Skin Care, a 100% biobased textile finishing technology.
Biomel, a company specialising in plant-based gut health products, has received a £5.5 million investment from Iris Ventures, a venture capital firm.
The General Court of the European Court of Justice ruled that Symrise AG, a German cosmetics manufacturer, must conduct animal testing on two ingredients used in sunscreens.
Balenciaga is extending its Balenciaga Music project from playlists to its fashion collections with some clever garment tech that allows an exclusive track to be played via a NFC chip embedded into limited edition T-shirts and hoodies.
Japanese jewelry brand Mikimoto has signed a fragrance license agreement with Lalique Group covering a collection of perfumes and crystal editions, stretching through 2035.
Spain’s CCOO union, which represents warehouse and delivery workers, is calling on Amazon staff to stage a one-hour protest per shift on November 27, 2023 – otherwise known as cyber Monday.
L’Oreal has announced that it has priced a public bond offering for €1.5 billion. The offering comprises two tranches: a €800 million, three-year fixed rate bond paying 3.375 percent per annum; and a €700 million, six-year fixed rate bond paying 3.375 percent per annum.
Tesco is following in the footsteps of the likes of Amazon and upping its beauty game. The UK-based supermarket has added some 300 beauty products to its website, from well known brands such as Rimmel and Sally Hansen.
Walgreens is set to pay £1 billion to offload the Boots pension scheme, a move reported by The Sunday Times
Haut.AI, a European company at the forefront of generative AI in the beauty and skincare industry, has raised €2 million in seed funding from LongeVC and the venture capital arm of Grupo Boticário shareholders.
Reckitt Benckiser has announced that Chris Sinclair will retire as Chair and step down from the board, having completed full 9-year term next year following the AGM in May. Sir Jeremy Darroch has been named as his successor.
Natura &Co has announced that it has agree to sell The Body Shop to private equity firm, Aurelius for an enterprise value of £207 million – a far cry from the £880 million purchase price the Brazilian firm is rumored to have paid L’Oreal in 2017.
Avon has announced an ‘exciting new chapter’ in its 137-year history. The Natura &Co-owned direct sales brand is set to open a series of bricks and mortar stores in the UK, Brazil and South Africa.
KraveBeauty has launched a duo of products designed to showcase its new commitment to responsibly and sustainably sourced ingredients. The brand ‘hit reset’ on its sourcing practices, aiming to gain full visibility into the process, improve working conditions and contribute to climate resilience.
L’Oréal Groupe and Cosmo International Fragrances have formed a partnership to introduce a new Green Sciences-based extraction process for creating fine fragrances.
Asket, a Stockholm-based company, has introduced an “impact receipt” for its garments, detailing environmental data such as carbon emissions, water use, energy consumption, and the impacts of shipping and packaging.
Asos, the online fashion retailer, is set to open its first physical pop-up store in London. This innovative venture, named “Asos In Real Life,” will open from November 23 to 26, coinciding with the Black Friday shopping season.
The Body Shop and Cruelty Free International are reigniting their fight against animal testing and calling for an outright ban on animal testing in the UK after the government’s stealth reintroduction of the practice via legislation that aligned the UK rules with REACH post Brexit.
KaDeWe has narrowly averted becoming the victim of a cyber attack, with help from the Cyber Crime Unit of the Berlin police. The department store had to switch to emergency operation mode briefly while the threat was neutralized.
Decree has announced the completion of a financing round led by Natalia Vodianova, Timon Afinsky and Harry Blain. Vodianova will also take a seat on the Board of the doctor-led skin care brand.
Zegna has announced a long-term licensing agreement with Give Back Beauty covering the creation, production, marketing and distribution of fragrances and cosmetic products under the designer label.
René Benko has been dismissed from the helm of his real estate company, Signa, due to a financial shortfall impacting the firm’s extensive portfolio, which includes notable properties such as Selfridges and the Chrysler Building.
Puig has enlarged its Barcelona headquarters with a second tower, doubling its workspace.
Dior has unveiled its new, re-birthed baby care line. The LVMH-owned brand’s Perfume Creation Director, Francis Kurkdjian has created a new scent for the range, Bonne Etoile.
As part of its recently announced action plan to ‘drive growth and unlock potential’, Unilever is dialling back on its pursuit of ‘purpose’ for some of its brands.
After Unilever’s shareholders rejected its remuneration report in May, and following meetings with a series of its largest investors, the UK-based FMCG giant has determined to freeze CEO Hein Schumacher’s pay.
Lush has announced the opening of a new location in London’s Covent Garden. The space will operate as a festive pop up in the lead up to the holidays before being expanded to include a spa in spring 2024.
Chanel has announced the appointment of Nadege Winter as Director of Ideation and Creative Influence Strategies. In this newly created role, Winter will craft strategic concepts for major upcoming influence programs as well as create and grow an ‘influence council’.
Sephora has announced the promotion of Deborah Yeh to Global Chief Marketing Officer. Yeh will take over from Steve Lesnaud, effective November 3.
Clariant has announced that it has agreed to acquire Lucas Meyer Cosmetics from IFF for US$810 million. The deal is subject to regulatory approval and is expected to close early next year.
Unilever has selected Fernando Fernandez as its new Chief Financial Officer (CFO), with his role commencing on January 1, 2024.
Beiersdorf AG reported an 11.2% increase in organic growth in the third quarter of 2023, reaching a total of €7.3 billion in Group sales.
Manchester City has renewed its global partnership with Unilever-owned Rexona, a relationship that has been in place since 2018 for the men’s team and was extended to include the women’s team in 2020.
Unilever has reported its results for the third quarter of the current financial year. The UK-based FMCG manufacturer branded its 5.2 percent underlying sales growth as ‘solid’. Turnover dropped 3.8 percent to €15.2 billion as a result of disposals and currency fluctuations.
L’Oreal Italia has named Ninell Sobiecka President and CEO, effective January, 2024. Sobiecka succeeds Emmanuel Goulin who was recently promoted to President of Travel Retail.
Unilever has settled in principle in a case over its use of the catch phrase ‘Not Done Yet’ to market its Degree deodorant brand. The UK-based FMCG manufacturer was challenged by the I’m Not Done Yet Foundation. Terms of the settlement have not been disclosed.
L’Oreal will no longer commercialize its Decleor brand. The French beauty giant will cease to offer the skin care range for retail.
Hermes has published its results for the nine months to September 30, 2023 and third quarter. The luxury accessories label saw sales rise 16 percent versus to €3,365 million in the three months to September 30, 2023 versus the prior-year period, bringing yoy sales growth for the first nine months of the financial year to 22 percent at constant exchange rates.
Anna Bartle has been appointed the Global Head of Sustainability Content and Engagement at CHANEL, reporting directly to the Chief Sustainability Officer, Kate Wylie.
European authorities have approved Farfetch’s acquisition of a 47.5% stake in Yoox Net-A-Porter (YNAP) from Richemont.
L’Oreal reported an increase in third-quarter sales, particularly in Europe and the United States, but experienced a decline in North Asia with sales down by 4.8%.
The French Parliament has unanimously passed a bipartisan bill aimed at regulating social media influencers, introducing penalties like jail time or fines for violations.
Hermes has unveiled its first foray into the realm of eye make-up. The French designer’s new range, dubbed Le Regard, comprises a selection of mascaras, eyeshadow palettes and make-up brushes.
THG has reported its results for the third quarter of the current financial year. The UK owner of Look Fantastic saw revenue dip 2.1 percent on a constant currency basis for the three months to September 30, 2023.
Charlotte Tilbury saw turnover soar an impressive 38 percent in the 12 months ended December 31, 2022. The UK, Europe, Australia and Middle East markets all contributed to this strong performance, for a total of £310.1 million.
Elemis has partnered with Morro-owner, Xampla to develop plastic-free, bio-degradable sample sachets.
Liha Beauty has raised £1 million via a funding round led by private equity. The investment follows the £200,000 raised by the UK-based organic skin care brand pre-pandemic.