Unilever has announced that is has signed an agreement to acquire luxury color cosmetics brand Hourglass for an undisclosed sum. The deal is expected to complete in the third quarter of 2017, subject to regulatory requirements.

Nollywood actor Adunni Ade has been named as a brand ambassador for Ghanaian make-up brand Omolewa Cosmetics to support its recent launch onto the Nigerian market.

Firmenich has appointed Julien Firmenich as Vice President, Sales, Ingredients.

Meitu has announced the launch of a new AR experience for its MakeupPlus app. Counter is a virtual cosmetics counter, allowing users to try on and shop products in augmented reality via their hand-held devices.

Lancôme is rolling out an original social campaign, called Dare to Shine – the L’Oréal-owned luxury brand’s first cross-border collaboration with holiday accommodation booking site Airbnb, according to a report published by Marketing Interactive.  

Coty has been announced as one of the Principal Partners of an exhibition due to debut at London’s Somerset House tomorrow.

After a three-year delay, the European Commission has published its first inventory of nanomaterials in cosmetics on the EU market, according to a report published by Chemical Watch.

The Chairman of SaSa International has revealed that sales have been affected by the ongoing row between China and South Korea over THAAD (Terminal High Altitude Area Defense) missiles, according to a report published by Asia Nikkei. The Hong Kong perfumery chain saw average spend drop 2.8 percent over the last fiscal year, while turnover was down 0.6 percent and profit dove 14.8 percent.

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