Interparfums has reported that its operating profit leapt 53 percent to €33.1 million in the first half of the financial year, despite a 40 percent rise in advertising costs according to a report published by Reuters. Operating margin hit 15.8 percent.

Brazilian natural, organic and vegan cosmetics brand Surya Brasil has returned from a week-long trip to Guatemala in conjunction with the Whole Planet Foundation to discover first-hand the results of their joint philanthropy.

Reckitt Benckiser and Hindustan Unilever have both been granted an ad interim injunction to prevent Patanjali from broadcasting a television commercial that allegedly slams ‘chemical-based soaps’ and makes thinly veiled references denigrating Lux, Pears, Dove, Lifebuoy and Dettol products, according to a report published by LiveMint.

ModiFace has launched a new 3D real-time hair coloration app. The augmented reality specialist’s latest iOS11-compatible technology allows users to virtually try on a variety of hair colors through live video to find their ideal shade.

Beiersdorf has announced that its former CEO, Hans-Otto Wobcke has died aged 87, according to a report published by European Supermarket Magazine.

Activist investor Nelson Peltz has unveiled a 93-page-long white paper, which details his plans to transform Procter & Gamble, according to a report published by CNBC.

Coty has announced the appointment of Daniel Ramos as Chief Scientific Officer and EVP R&D, effective September 15.  

Lush has curated an exhibition in London that charts the history of packaging and challenges the concept of today’s ‘throwaway culture’, according to a report published by Reuters.

Innospec has announced that it has finalized the registration of its wholly owned enterprise in China. Innospec Chemical (Beijing) Co Ltd was formally registered in July and will begin trading on October 1, replacing the company’s representative office.

L’Oréal has announced that it has concluded the sale of The Body Shop to Natura Cosmeticos.

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