Author: Georgina Caldwell

Now Revlon Chief Accounting Officer quits to ‘pursue a new career opportunity’

Revlon Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer & Controller Wendel Kralovich tendered his resignation at the end of November and left the company last week, according to an SEC filing made by the company. The reason given for Kralovich’s departure was ‘to pursue a new career opportunity’. His Linkedin profile is yet to be updated to reflect the recent change. Kralovich joined Revlon last October, and his departure is by no means the only sudden senior leadership change this year – COO Chris Peterson left back in July while former CEO Fabian Garcia resigned in January....


Maintaining the status quo: Brexit won’t change animal testing, says UK government

Cruelty Free International has welcomed a statement from the UK government confirming that it has no plans to reduce current EU restrictions on cosmetics tested on animals. Dr Lisa Cameron, Chair of the All Parliamentary Dog Welfare Group asked the Secretary of State in a parliamentary question whether the UK plans to maintain the current ban in future bilateral trade agreements. The response from Kelly Tolhurst, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, confirmed that is the government’s intention. However, with the UK set to leave the European Union in March 2019, Cruelty Free International...


IFF recognised for ‘exceptional’ environmental performance in Euronext Vigeo World 120

International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) has been named to the Euronext Vigeo World 120 Index, a ranking that recognises companies for exceptional environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance. IFF is said to be the only among its industry cohort to make the cut. “I am truly delighted to be among the highest-ranking companies for corporate responsibility,” said Andreas Fibig, IFF Chairman & CEO. “Sustainability is a vital part of our business strategy and I am proud that our employees believe deeply in its value. Their commitment to making the world a better place is what drives sustainability at IFF.”...


Nivea launches accelerator program for K-beauty start-ups

Beiersdorf-owned Nivea has announced plans to establish an innovation hub for the next gen of K-beauty entrepreneurs. The hub will be sponsored by Nivea in partnership with WeWork and grant selected start-ups access to Beiersdorf’s global market reach and leading expertise in the skin care industry. The selection process for the first cohort will commence in the first quarter of 2019 and the hub will be based at the WeWork co-working space in Seoul’s Hongdae district. “Many companies build accelerators in their home country. We want to be where the future of skin care begins. We are embracing the...


Zara drops a make-up line just in time for Christmas

Zara has announced the imminent launch of a make-up line, according to a report published by Allure magazine. The collection is the fast-fashion brand’s first foray into make-up for more than a decade. The collection comprises a nine liquid lipsticks, eight matte lipsticks and a trio including one of each and a lip pencil, and is made in France. The shades, which range from bold red to brown were used on models in the Zara AW18 campaign shoot and hit Zara’s website last...