Johnson & Johnson has reported a Q3 sales increase of 10.3 percent to $19.7bn, a 3.8 percent rise excluding acquisitions/divestitures on an operational basis, beating industry expectations and leading to the company raising its full-year outlook.

L’Oréal has announced the appointment of Lucia Dumas as the new Executive Vice President of Communication and Public Affairs, effective January 2018. Dumas will also take a position on the company’s Executive Committee.

A Californian federal judge has been called on to certify a lawsuit against the Johnson & Johnson-owned Neutrogena brand regarding the ‘misleading’ naturally-sourced labelling on its Pure & Free sunscreen products.

Japanese drug and cosmetics store chain operator Matsumoto Kiyoshi has signed a memorandum of understanding with Tailung Capital Inc in a move that could see the retailer open stores in Taiwan.

The Tunisian government has come up with ambitious plans to help cut the budget deficit, which could include raising custom taxes on foreign cosmetics importation.

Shiseido, Maybelline and Avon have been named the top-performing make-up brands on Instagram, according to a new report released by Netscribes.

Moroccoanoil has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer. JuE Wong will take up the role, effective immediately.

Global brands are said to be eyeing entry into the Philippines as the country is rapidly becoming the vacation destination of choice for Chinese tourists, according to a report published by the Canadian Inquirer.

Peter Greven has announced the acquisition of Norac Additives for an undisclosed sum, according to a report published by Plastics News.

The Advertising Standards Authority has today ruled that Dragons’ Den-backed self-tan brand Skinny Tan has breached the CAP Code in several different ways.

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