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L’Oréal struggles in U.S. as sales slow down

A sales slowdown in the U.S. and the effects of currency shifts have seen a slight drop in L’Oréal’s first quarter sales, though the alarm bells haven’t quite gone off for senior management just yet.

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In another step forward in the campaign to end animal testing in cosmetics, California's Senate approved a measure by State Senator Marty Block urging the country to follow in other region’s footsteps and implement a ban.

In this latest video interview with Dow Europe, Stéphanie Sandrock-Beunat, global beauty care strategic marketing manager, explains how the company's latest ingredient launches have been developed around the concept of providing, multi-functionality and enhanced sensorial feel at an affordable price. 

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L’Oréal chief vows to get back on track after Q1 slowdown from CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com

L'Oréal first quarter sales dropped 2.2% as demand for mass market products and brands such as Garnier and Maybelline slows, but company CEO Jean-Paul Agon is confident that the French firm will bounce back as quickly as next quarter.

Symrise launches new sun care ingredient from CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com

German ingredients supplier Symrise has launched SymTio S, a patent-pending novel sunscreen ingredient consisting of micro fine titanium dioxide coated with the ester cetearyl nonanoate.

Chinese e-retailing giant Jumei ready for $400 million US IPO from CosmeticsDesign-Asia.com

Jumei, one of the largest Chinese retailers of beauty products online by volume, has filed to raise up to $400 million at its upcoming IPO in the US.

Pond’s moves to leverage India’s strengthening male grooming from CosmeticsDesign-Asia.com

The upcoming growth predicted for India’s male grooming sector is an opportunity that Pond’s, a beauty brand from Hindustan Unilever (HUL), is looking to exploit in the near future, with a launch of a range aimed specifically at men.

Sephora expands into Australia: region continues to diversify from CosmeticsDesign-Asia.com

International beauty brand Sephora’s upcoming expansion into Australia participates in the ongoing diversification of the region’s cosmetics market, and will mean domestic players will need to continue to up their game with innovation.

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A picture’s worth 1000 words… Instagram boasts beauty brand opportunity

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The consumer dedicated division of the market researcher has compiled an interactive report exclusively for Cosmetics Design readers...

Ground-breaking anti-aging discovery from Antarctic fish gets L’Oréal excited
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Time to understand the online conversation – it’s shaping the beauty agenda

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The new beauty agenda and product demand are heavily influenced by online communities that just keep growing...

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