US beauty retailer Ulta has reported a strong Q4 results with revenue increasing 24.6 percent at $1.58 billion, beating a Thomas Reuters expectation of $1.54 billion.

US personal care company Kimberly-Clark is facing a lawsuit which challenges the company’s ‘natural’ claims for its Huggies Natural Care Baby Wipes.

Beauty giant Shiseido has transferred the production of its Elixir skin care range from Vietnam to Japan in a bid to capitalize on the growing desire for made-in-Japan products in China, according to a report by asis.nikkei.com.

Infopro Digital has announced the acquisition of communications and events specialist Beauteam, a move which will boost the group’s presence in the B2B events market, challenging the likes of EasyFairs.

UK model Neelam Gill has been named as the first British Indian face of beauty powerhouse L’Oréal Paris UK.

The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) Research & Development team has unveiled a new biomechanical eye model that mimics the mechanical stress on peri-orbital skin caused by blinking, which will allow the US prestige beauty giant to investigate the cellular impact as a function of age.

Speaking to The Drum ahead of his appearance at the ISBA conference held yesterday,  L’Oréal UK & Ireland Chief Marketing Officer, Hugh Pile, revealed that he believes the key to an agile and effective marketing team lies in specialist staff who ‘know where their role ends and another begins’.

Ohio-based Maroon Group has announced the acquisition of specialty chemical distributor Lincoln Fine Ingredients. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

BASF has cut the ribbon on its biggest R&D investment in South Asia to date. The specialty chemicals supplier inaugurated its new Innovation Campus Asia Pacific in Mumbai, India last week, and expects its total investment in the project to reach €50 million.

Sephora announced the 10 female business leaders selected to participate in the 2017 Sephora Accelerate Cohort program yesterday.

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