Fashion & beauty
REN Skincare partners with Surfrider Foundation on ‘Clean to Planet’ initiative
In the latest indication of the burgeoning ‘clean beauty’ trend, British label REN Clean Skincare has announced its collaboration with the Surfrider Foundation on a ‘Clean to Skin, Clean to Planet’ initiative.
Firmenich commits to 100% certified gender equality employer status in 2018
Switzerland-based Firmenich has renewed its pledge to achieve company-wide parity, announcing its commitment to becoming a 100% certified gender equality employer in 2018.
L’Occitane hits the road with the launch of the ‘L'Occi Truck’
L'Occitane en Provence is set to expand its experiential retail strategy with the launch of the L'Occi Truck – the debut traveling pop-up experience for the brand.
Cosmetic industry supplier World Wide Packaging acquired by Bain Capital
Global private equity firm Bain Capital is acquiring US-based World Wide Packaging LLC, a leading global provider of cosmetic packaging.
Cruelty Free International joins forces with 100 influencers: EU push for worldwide animal testing ban
Gervais’ signature has appeared among those of 100 celebrities, policymakers, retailers, scientists and animal experts in a letter addressed to European leaders and Heads of Member State governments, calling on the EU to exert its influence in pushing for a global end to cosmetics animal testing.
ASOS launches first own-brand beauty range
While the fashion behemoth has been selling third-party beauty and grooming products for a number of years, the range will be the brand’s first in-house collection.
Welsh government to ban use of microbeads
Wales has become the latest country to outlaw the use of plastic microbeads in cosmetics, following the same decision by the UK government in September 2016.
Chanel releases first fragrance in 15 years
The new Chanel perfume ‘Gabrielle Chanel’ went on sale worldwide this weekend, marking the brand’s first major fragrance launch since ‘Chance’ in 2002.