Unilever-owned Lynx deodorant has launched a new campaign fronted by boxer Anthony Joshua, with the tagline #isitokforguys, which challenges perceptions of manly stereotypes.  

Italian private equity firm Investindustrial has placed a bid in the race to acquire L’Oréal-owned The Body Shop, suggesting the company will place a woman at the helm should it be successful.

Royal DSM has announced plans to invest in industrial bio-science company Amyris, while entering into a development cooperation to develop new products with a focus on the growing consumer shift to ‘natural-like products derived from sustainable sources.’

French beauty house L’Oréal Paris has continued to invest in the Festival de Cannes as it celebrates its 20th year as its official partner with an ‘interactive Cannes experience’.

Nivea India has announced the appointment of Neil George as Managing Director, taking over from Rakshit Hargrave, who has been promoted to Senior Vice President, India, Sub Sahara Africa & Head Sales Beiersdorf Near East.

French beauty brand L’Occitane has invested in color cosmetics brand LimeLight by Alcone, which produces natural skin care and make-up products.

AkzoNobel has finalised a joint venture, named ANAVEN, with chemicals manufacturing company Atul to produce monochloroacetic acid (MCA) in India with the two companies set to open a new plant in 2019.

Estée Lauder and travel retailer DFS have joined forces to launch the #BeautyAllNight campaign, which allows consumers to become interactively involved with the brands through the WeChat social media channel.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has announced the launch of a new technology heralded ‘liquid Spanx’ which sees a significant reduction in skin puffiness and is said to be the next big treatment for under eye bags.

French beauty powerhouse Chanel has launched three variants of its best-selling Chance fragrance in travel-friendly gel format, named Chance Three Moods.

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