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Period: August 13, 2016 to August 20, 2016
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Market For Overnight Hair Treatments Has Growth Potential In Asia

In Asia, the market for overnight hair treatment products has huge growth potential, according to Mintel. Growth is likely to be driven by consumers' growing concerns regarding the overall health of their hair and their overall positive experiences with overnight facial masks. According to the market research firm, haircare brands should focus on marketing overnight hair masks as a popular type of hair treatments to consumers who have no prior experience with the category. Consumers in China, where concerns are growing with regards to pollution's impact on the health of hair, are among the region's most important markets.

"Nothing to yawn at: Asia’s overnight hair mask segment is poised for growth", Mintel, August 11, 2016

Cos Bar Plans To Open 35 New Beauty Stores

Cos Bar plans to open 35 new stores in key markets across the US over the next 4‒5 years, according to company co-founder and chief merchandising officer Lily Garfield. Now on its 40 years of business operations, the 14-store chain is one of the first specialty cosmetics retailers. Private equity firm Tengram Capital Partners acquired a majority stake in the company in December 2015, paving the way for the proposed expansion. With Cos Bar valued by industry sources at about $25 million, the company aims to quadruple sales in the next several years. Also, the company, which carries brands, including La Mer, Tom Ford, and Bobbi Brown, is also expanding its cosbar.com online store.

"Cos Bar to Expand Luxe Beauty Concept, Open 35 Doors", Women’s Wear Daily, August 13, 2016

Herbal Essences Launches Free Haircut Campaign In UK

Procter & Gamble's haircare brand Herbal Essences launched the “Free Haircut” summer marketing campaign in the UK. Consumers can avail themselves of a free haircut, which includes a wash and blow dry, when they buy any two bottles of 400ml bottles of Herbal Essences shampoo or conditioner in one transaction. Running until October 31, 2016, the promotion covers all Herbal Essences product lines, including Hello Hydration, Dazzling Shine, and Ignite My Colour.

"Herbal Essences launches ‘Free Haircut’ promotion", Talking Retail, August 15, 2016

Impulse Partners With YouTube Fashionista To Launch Campaign

Unilever's body-spray brand Impulse partnered with YouTube blogger Leanne Lim-Walker for its latest campaign, which aims to promote the brand's “Live Life on Impulse” tagline. Running on both TV and online, the campaign will see Lim-Walker taking on a number of challenges designed to help her “discover new experiences spontaneity.” Produced by TMW Unlimited the ad video will be supported by an online hub designed to give Lim-Walker's fans the chance to live an “Impulse”-driven life.

"YouTuber Leanne Lim-Walker fronts campaign for Unilever's Impulse brand", The Drum, August 15, 2016

L'Oreal Plans To Build Solar Power Installation In Kentucky

L'Oreal plans to build a solar panel installation at its manufacturing facility in Florence, Kentucky. Designed to generate as much as 1.5 megawatts of electricity each year, the proposed solar power project is significant because Kentucky is one of the top coal-producing states in the US. Part of the company's Sharing Beauty with All sustainability initiative, the solar installation will help L'Oreal reduce its carbon footprint by 2020.

"L’Oréal to build solar installation in Kentucky", Cosmetics Design, August 15, 2016

Dove Launches Searching Phase Of Real Beauty Campaign In Australia

Unilever's skincare brand Dove launched the Searching edition of its Dove Campaign for Real Beauty global marketing campaign in Australia. According to the company, the campaign aims to highlight that online search queries by young girls about negative body images, cosmetic surgery, and eating disorder are increasing. Unilever senior brand manager Tessa Black said the campaign also aims to ensure that today's young girls will grow with positive views of how they look.

"Dove Takes Real Beauty Campaign in Search of Self-Esteem Australia", BrandChannel, August 15, 2016

Pond's Launches Acne Clear Facial Care Products In Philippines

Pond's launched the Acne Clear anti-acne products in the Philippines. With local celebrity Julia Barretto as product endorser, the brand promoted the anti-acne kit, which is made up of a facial wash and a clearing gel. Also, the company presented the kit as an over-the-counter cure for acne.

"Pond’s launches new anti-acne products", BusinessWorld , August 15, 2016

Procter & Gamble Launches Twitter Campaign Aimed At College Students

Procter & Gamble launched a mobile marketing campaign on social media platform Twitter aimed at college students. Part of the company's efforts to enlist social media influencers and bloggers, the #CollegeSpeak Twitter party invites college students to join the promotion for a chance to win a gift card. P&G recruited teenage bloggers Caroline Yauck of Citrus & Style and Frannie Acciardo of The Blonde Prep to write sponsored contents describing their favorite P&G shower essentials. While P&G is expanding its presence on photo-heavy and short-post social media platforms, the company is reducing its reliance on Facebook's targeted-marketing features.

"P&G shakes up social targeting strategy with college-centric Twitter party", Mobile Marketer, August 15, 2016

Toothpastes Come With Toxic Chemicals, Report Says

Toothpastes and mouthwashes sold in the US contain potentially toxic chemical ingredients that pose serious health risks to consumers, according to the Cornucopia Institute. Data from the organization's report, "Behind the Dazzling Smile: Toxic Ingredients in Your Toothpaste?," revealed so-called "natural" toothpaste are not necessarily free of these toxic chemicals. Some leading "natural" brands are manufactured by mass-marketed brands, such as Tom's of Maine, which is owned by Colgate-Palmolive. Toothpastes sold in European markets have safer formulations, compared with their US counterparts. According to the Cornucopia Institute, the American Dental Association is "heavily subsidized" by the personal and beauty care industry, raising a conflict of interest.

"Behind the Dazzling Smile: Toxic Ingredients in Your Toothpaste", The Cornucopia Institute, August 16, 2016

Coty Reports Slight Net Revenue Decline In FY 2016

Coty Inc. reported net revenue declined 1 percent to $4.349 billion in fiscal year 2016, with operating income dropping 36 percent to $254.2 million from the previous year. Adjusted operating income increased 3 percent to $622.9 million, compared with the previous year. Reported net income declined 33 percent to $156.9 million, while adjusted net income rose 19 percent to $485.2 million. For the fourth quarter of FY 2016, net revenue rose 6 percent to $1.075 billion as reported, and decreased 1 percent like-for-like. Reported operating loss improved from $23.4 million in the previous year to $2.9 million in FY 2016. Adjusted operating income rose 19 percent to $94.2 million, compared with $79.2 million in the previous year.

"Coty Inc. Reports Fiscal 2016 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results", Coty, August 16, 2016

SC Johnson Receives Honor As 2016 Best Multinational Workplace In Brazil

SC Johnson said it has been recognized by the Great Place to Work Institute as a 2016 Best Multinational Workplace in Brazil. According to the company, it was ranked number 3 on the list of Best Medium-sized Multinational Workplaces. In the four years the list has been published, this year marks the third time the company has earned the recognition.

"SC Johnson Brazil Named Best Multinational Workplace by the Great Place to Work® Institute", SC Johnson , August 16, 2016

Procter & Gamble Names U.S. Olympic Champion Gymnast Crest And Orgullosa Ambassador

Procter & Gamble named U.S. Olympic gymnastics gold and silver medalist Laurie Hernandez as ambassador for the Crest oral care brand and the Orgullosa Latina-empowerment program. As part of the campaign, Hernandez and her mother will appear on August 19, 2016, at the company's Family Home in Rio. Hernandez is the first U.S.-born Latina to make it to the U.S. women's gymnastics team since 1984.

"Laurie Hernandez, U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Champion, Joins the P&G Family as Crest® and Orgullosa Ambassador", Procter & Gamble, August 18, 2016

L'Oreal USA Joins U.S. EPA's Green Power Partnership

L’Oreal USA said it has been added to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership, which acknowledges the company as one of the leading green power users in the country. According to the company, it is using almost 27 million kilowatt-hours of environment-friendly power yearly, enough to meet 33 percent of its electricity requirements. Most of its green power comes from on-site solar power installations and those supplied by utility firms. Its growing adoption of green power is part of the company’s Sharing Beauty with All sustainability initiative, which seeks to reduce its carbon dioxide emission in the US by 60 percent by 2020, compared with its 2005 levels.

"EPA Recognizes L'Oréal USA Among Nation's Leading Green Power Users", L'Oréal, August 18, 2016

Court Rules HUL's Fair & Lovely Patent Part Of Public Domain

Hindustan Unilever's patent for the formulation of its Fair & Lovely fairness cream has expired, according to the Madras High Court. According to the court ruling, the process technology is now part of the public domain and anybody can use it. Also, the court ruling ends the legal dispute between HUL and CavinKare, maker of rival fairness cream Fairever.

"Fair & Lovely is now fair game for all", Financial Express, August 18, 2016

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Procter & Gamble Announces Review Of UK Media Account

Procter & Gamble announced a full review of its media account in the UK. Current media agency Starcom is owned by Publicis Groupe, which lost a big part of P&G's $2.7 billion media account in the US to Omnicom's Hearts & Science network. P&G is the second-largest advertiser in the UK.

"P&G calls full-on media review of £210m UK account", More About Advertising, August 12, 2016

Shiseido Names Zaheer Nooruddin Head Of Digital Marketing In Hong Kong

Shiseido appointed digital PR professional Zaheer Nooruddin as head of the beauty brand's digital marketing operations in Hong Kong. With a decade of experience working in the field of digital communications, Nooruddin was most recently executive director and head of digital innovation at Golin. Nooruddin will report to Shiseido's global chief digital officer Alession Rossi and to Shiseido Hong Kong's group president.

"Shiseido Hires Zaheer Nooruddin To Oversee Digital In Hong Kong", The Holmes Report, August 12, 2016

Fair & Lovely is now fair game for all

Financial Express, August 18, 2016

Teach men skincare essentials, and they’ll be loyal users

Philippine Daily Inquirer, August 19, 2016

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