L’Oréal USA has announced that, thanks to its efforts to up its use of renewable energy, is has been invited to join the EPA’s Green Power Partnership Top 100 list of the country’s largest green power users.

The Cambodian Interior Ministry’s Counter Counterfeit Committee has seized some 70 tonnes of counterfeit cosmetics, estimated to be worth US$100 million, according to a report published by the Khmer Times. Five people have been arrested in connection to the raid.

Johnson & Johnson has been confirmed as exclusive advertising partner for a new content initiative, launched by YouTube at a star-studded gala event last week, according to a report published by The Drum.

AkzoNobel has announced that it has declined the third unsolicited offer made by PPG Industries to acquire the company.

Unilever-owned Dove has taken its Real Beauty message to another level with the launch of a series of limited-edition Dove nutrium mousse body wash bottles in varying sizes designed to reflect the diversity of women’s body shapes, according to a report published by AdWeek.

Revlon has released its results for the first quarter of the financial year. The combined company reported a drop in net sales of 5.8 percent to US$594.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017 on a Pro Forma basis, and an operating loss of US$6.6 million (Pro Forma Adjusted) compared to an operating income of US$20.1 million in the prior-year period. Adjusted EBITDA was down 47 percent, driven by net sales declines in North America across all segments.

Forever 21 is rumored to be launching standalone beauty boutiques, according to a report published by Bustle.

Unilever Philippines is set to export halal products to Southeast Asia and Australia, having gained certification for its Cavite facility, according to a report published by Business Mirror.

With tattoos becoming more popular than ever and the minimal tattoo trend taking social media by storm, the US Food and Drugs Administration is warning consumers to proceed with caution. The US regulatory body has updated its consumer Q&A page on tattoos, having received 363 adverse reaction reports between 2004 and 2016 related to infections from contaminated tattoo inks and allergic reactions to the dyes.

Givaudan has announced a one-off investment in French start-up Sensorwake – the company behind the world’s first olfactive alarm clock.

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