L’Oréal has created a new role for its Luxe division on the back of the unit’s steady growth and increasing number of brands. Cyril Chapuy has been named Deputy General Manager L’Oréal Luxe in charge of international brands.

Donald Trump is rumored to be planning to nominate Scott Gottlieb to the role of Commissioner of the Food and Drugs Administration, according to a report published by CNN.

Australian women are prioritising ‘cruelty-free’ over other characteristics when buying cosmetics, according to a study carried out by Roy Morgan and reported by Finder.  

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is currently investigating the theft of cosmetics valued at US$4.5 million, according to a report published by Teen Vogue.

AkzoNobel has announced a review of strategic options for the separation of its Specialty Chemicals business, which could see the €4.8 billion unit become an independent listed entity.

Emmanual Osti, former head of L’Occitane, is joining forces with CVS Capital Partners to put forward a £850 million bid for The Body Shop, according to a report by The Sunday Times.

A new lipidomics study published in Scientific Reports showed that a ‘high inter-individual variation of the lipid profile of each person, could become the basis for the development of personalized cosmetics.’

Henkel has acquired Mexican hair care brand Nattura Laboratorios, based in Mexico with associated companies in the USA, Colombia and Spain.

Women are said to be boosting the consumption market in China thanks to a rise in the ‘sheconomy’ – an influx of female consumers.

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) has welcomed the European Parliament Committee’s recent commitment to 100 percent certified sustainable palm oil, after its decision to adopt the own-initiative report titled ‘Palm Oil and Deforestation of Rainforests.

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