YSL Beaute has teamed up with Women’s Aid in a bid to raise awareness of gender-based violence in the UK. The L’Oreal-owned beauty brand’s Abuse Is Not Love campaign aims to educate 2 million people worldwide on the signs of abuse by 2030.
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.
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.
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.
European authorities have approved Farfetch’s acquisition of a 47.5% stake in Yoox Net-A-Porter (YNAP) from Richemont.
The French Parliament has unanimously passed a bipartisan bill aimed at regulating social media influencers, introducing penalties like jail time or fines for violations.
German shoppers have been stockpiling glitter as an EU ban on microbeads approaches. Loose glitter will no longer be sold in the European Union from October 15 as part of a wider drive to reduce the release of microplastics into the environment.
The International Fragrance Association and Cosmetics Europe have issued a statement welcoming the European Parliament’s support for the revision of the Regulation on the Classification, Labeling and Packaging of Chemical Substances and Mixtures (CLP).
French prosecutors are currently investigating a transaction between Bernard Arnault, the CEO of LVMH, and a Russian businessman over suspicions of possible money laundering.
The UK’s Office for Product Safety and Standards has invited interested parties to submit any scientific information relevant to the safety assessment of nanomaterials used in cosmetics.