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.

The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) association and Professional Beauty Association (PBA) have announced their joint support for The Safe Cosmetics Modernization Act, a bill which was reintroduced by Congressman Pete Sessions in January.

Henkel has reported sales in excess of €5 billion for the first time as it delivered a ‘strong performance’ in the first quarter of the financial year.

Kanebo is gunning for a global presence, with a European roll-out planned for the Japanese cosmetics manufacturer’s eponymous skin care line this fall, and a Chinese launch pencilled in for 2020, according to a report published by Asia Nikkei.

Unilever Plc is set to make a cash injection to the tune of N38 billion into the Anglo-Dutch FMCG manufacturer’s Nigerian unit, according to a report published by The Nation.

Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics has partnered with Death Penalty Focus to launch a US-wide campaign calling for the end of the death penalty.

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