The biggest beauty names are in a race to snap up the most dynamic brands globally and Anglo-Dutch consumer-products giant Unilever is one of the most active names, its latest big buy being J-Beauty brand Tatcha.
The headline story on Thursday from Anglo-Dutch consumer products giant Unilever was that sales growth missed analyst expectations in Q4 and that this year would remain challenging. But behind that, beauty was strong.
Unilever did well in H1 on the back of cost cuts and some good brand performances. Its Dove, Sunsilk, Dermalogica, Dollar Shave Club and Living Proof brands all continued to grow strongly during the half.