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Reckitt Benckiser criticises Unilever Lifebuoy soap advert

The South African ad claimed that the product is the ‘world’s number one selling germ protection soap’

MAC criticised by Muslims for Suhoor make-up tutorial

YouTube video shows consumers how to put on make-up for the pre-dawn meal that Muslims eat before fasting for the rest ...

Harvey Nichols opens store in Qatar capital

The new 80,000sqft space includes three floors and was created in partnership with the Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Group

Protectionism halts cosmetic progress in North Africa

A wave of protectionism is changing consumer behaviour and warping the cosmetics trade in North Africa, as Kaci Racelma, ...

Dubai Mall welcomes Acqua di Parma boutique

With this expansion, the brand hopes to tap into the region’s double-digit growth in the beauty industry

IFF acquires natural ingredients rival Frutarom for $7bn

The deal between the flavour and fragrances giant and Israeli ingredients firm is said to create a 'global leader' in ...

Pure Beauty Global Awards 2018 winners revealed!

Which beauty brands scooped prizes at the inaugural Pure Beauty Global Awards 2018?

Avon reports 'unsatisfactory' results as new CEO announces Q1 net loss

The direct selling beauty brand appointed Jan Zijderveld as its new CEO in February

From Huda to Fouz: Is the Middle East the beauty region of the moment?

Ahead of Beautyworld Middle East 2018, Cosmetics Business explores how the region is reaching a global stage

K-beauty to the UAE: How luxury packaging trends differ around the world

Personal care brands are sourcing and developing luxury packaging adapted to different markets’ cultural preferences. ...

The Meghan effect: How the royals influence beauty

As royal wedding fever hits the nation, Cosmetics Business looks at the ongoing influence of global royalty – from Kate ...

Regulations for selling fragrance in the Middle East

As demand for fragrances in the Middle East continues to grow, Roshini Raj explores the fragrance industry’s regulatory ...

Amorepacific reveals new ambitious global K-beauty expansion plans

The South Korean beauty brand owner will be venturing into a number of new markets this year

The 8 global influencer marketing trends to watch in 2018

Social media and digital influencer analysts have revealed which are the trends to expect to see on Instagram and WeChat