Author: Georgina Caldwell

REN Clean Skincare to debut 100 percent recycled bottle made from reclaimed ocean plastic

REN Clean Skincare is set to become one step closer to achieving its goal of becoming a Zero Waste company with the launch of a new green packaging solution for its award-winning Atlantic Kelp and Magnesium Body Wash. The Unilever-owned prestige brand has partnered with TerraCycle to create a 100 percent recycled bottle containing 20 percent reclaimed ocean plastic. The bottles will hit shelves from late summer 2018. To further reduce the environmental impact of the bottle, each will be fitted with a metal-free pump. The new hybrid recycled / ocean plastic packaging will; be phased in across the...

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The Worth it Show: L’Oréal Paris to broadcast live talk show from Cannes Film Festival

L’Oréal Paris has announced that it is to stage a series of live talk shows during Cannes Film Festival this year. Partner of the event for 21 years, the French beauty brand will broadcast seven shows from May 8th through 14th live from the legendary Martinez Beach. The public-facing The Worth It show, which will be accessible to both festival goers and the public on the Croisette, will pay homage to cinema and beauty, hosting the brand’s most renowned ambassadors and personalities from the film industry in a bid to give voice to women from the cinema industry. L’Oréal...

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L’Occitane FY 2018: China is now our second-largest market

L’Occitane has issued an unaudited trading update for the year ended 31 March, 2018 (FY 2018). The French naturals brand, saw net sales climb 4.6 percent at constant rates (-0.3 percent reported) to €1.319 billion. China, Brazil, the US and Hong Kong were the group’s fastest growing markets, with sales in China accelerating 20.5 percent (in local currency terms) to make the country the company’s second-largest market on a like-for-like basis. Meanwhile, sales in the US were up 8.3 percent thanks to a ‘significant pick-up’ in retail in the last fiscal quarter. “We concluded FY2018 with a strong final...

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Nothing to hide: SC Johnson shares ingredient selection criteria in new transparency drive

SC Johnson has published its ingredient selection criteria within its 26th annual sustainability report, The Science Inside. The Greenlist program, as the initiative is known, is designed to help the company select ingredients that better protect human health and the environment. “We know consumers today are more interested than ever in the products they bring into their homes,” said Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO of SC Johnson. “What matters most is the trust consumers place in our company and that they count on our products to be effective and safe. We believe it’s our responsibility to give people the...

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LG Household & Health Care buys Avon Japan for ¥10.5 billion

LG Household & Health Care has acquired all 4 million shares in Avon Japan for the sum of ¥10.5 billion, according to a report published by Pulse News. The K-beauty giant has also reported record profit for the first quarter of the financial year, with operating profit leaping 9.2 percent to KRW283.7 billion and sales up 6.5 percent to KRW1.66 trillion. The beauty care division was the star of the show, growing income 20.2 percent to reach KRW212 billion while sales climbed 12.1 percent to 947.7 billion. The purchase, which will be completed via LG’s wholly owned Japanese subsidiary...

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