The Dubai Central Laboratory (DCL) has launched a new system in which to verify the authenticity of halal cosmetics and personal care products.

UK-based naturals personal care maker Lush has showcased photographs from its Valentine’s Day advertising campaign that features same-sex couples, a move hailed by social media users.

Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) has announced the appointment of make-up artist Tom Pecheux as Global Beauty Director.

The Body Shop has realigned its management structure due to a group reshuffle, with Simon Coble being promoted to Deputy Zone Manager for North America and EMEA.

Personal care company PZ Cusson has reported a pre-tax profit fall of 37.8 percent for the six months ending November 2016, with a poor performance in Nigeria and a lull in fake tan sales hitting results.

Personal care provider Johnson & Johnson could possibly look to sell its diabetes units following mixed fourth quarter results and in an attempt to boost future growth.

Schwarzkopf maker Henkel’s beauty business has reduced its label liner waste to zero thanks to a partnership with self-adhesive label maker UPM Raflatac, which created a recycling program to solve the problem.

Spanish fine fragrance and flavors company Iberchem has announced the opening of a new facility in Ghana that hopes to develop its steady growth in South Africa.

US packaging company WestRock has acquired its smaller rival Multi Packaging Solutions International in a $1.39 deal.

K beauty giant AmorePacific has signed an agreement with wireless carrier SK Telecom in order to share data and develop new beauty items based on the Internet of Things (IoT).

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