As the economy gets ugly, droves of out-of-work Australians, male and female, are finding a career in beauty really pays. Avon, the largest direct selling beauty company in the world, has recruited more than 7,000 door-to-door saleswomen -- and men -- in February alone.
Shiseido is entering phase two of its strategy for global development; the launch of a new line of make-up reflects the desire of the Japanese brand to underline its capacity for innovation and to further its influence at home and abroad.
For those who dismiss Miss Universe contests as parades of vacuous beauties in bikinis gushing about world peace, Japan has an alternative. The Miss Universe Japan pageant is creating a new daredevil beauty queen through a punishing boot camp that would make many men cry.
Li & Fung plans to expand its health, beauty and cosmetics business through acquisitions, aiming to double revenue from the sector to $1 billion by 2010, Managing Director William Fung said on Wednesday 13 May.
Major palm oil buyers face being graded for their green credentials after figures showing they have bought only a fraction of the sustainable palm oil available, environmental group WWF said on Tuesday 12 May.
Stockpiles of cars, mobile phones and beauty products that piled up during the global downturn are being whittled away but restocking will do little to boost growth as cautious firms adjust to lower inventories.
Beauty product maker Aveda, a company with a long history of environmental concern, has earned Cradle-to-Cradle (C2C) certification for seven products and also earned an endorsement naming it a C2C Company.
Revlon, which according to Jessica Biel “embodies today’s modern woman”, has returned the compliment and chosen her as their latest ambassador, joining Halle Berry, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Connelly, Elle MacPherson, Beau Garrett in the role.