French cosmetics group Clarins on Friday reported a drop in first-half net income to 24 million euros ($35.38 million) from 36.7 million euros a year earlier and renewed recent caution about the impact of currency swings.
America's obsession with beauty is posing serious problems for the health and economic well-being of women and young girls, according to a report on Monday on the pursuit of physical perfection and the rise in cosmetic surgery.
Shares of Estee Lauder Cos Inc jumped 6.76 percent to $48 in premarket trade on Thursday after the U.S. cosmetics company posted higher quarterly profit, helped by higher sales across all categories and the weak U.S. dollar.
The German cosmetics group Beiersdorf, maker of Nivea creams, benefitted from strong global demand in the second quarter and has coped with the rising cost of raw materials for now, it said on Tuesday, August 5th.
Dutch food products and cosmetics giant Unilever reported on Thursday, July 31st a 19 percent slump in net second-quarter profit on restructuring charges, but a rise in sales beyond analysts' forecasts.