Hindustan Unilever Ltd, India's largest consumer goods company, reported a 2.7 percent fall in net profit for the June quarter, disappointing investors and knocking its shares down from a nine-year high touched earlier in the session.
Britain's Croda International Plc, a manufacturer of ingredients for cosmetics and personal care products, reported a 14% fall in first-half pretax profit as losses in its industrial specialties division offset growth from its core consumer care business.
If you look upon fitness addicts as shallow narcissists suffering grimly for the body beautiful, it may be time to look again; most dedicated exercisers view working out as their apple a day, not their path to preening perfection, a new poll showed.
European Union nations adopted a ban on seal products, which can be used in cosmetics and medicine, from Canada, despite a threat from the Canadian government to take the matter to world trade's governing body.
RPC Group Plc, a supplier of plastic packaging, said its first-quarter operating profit was ahead of the same period last year as a fall in sales volumes in cosmetics and personal care sectors was more than offset by lower costs and improved margins.
A French court will examine whether the elderly heiress to the L'Oreal fortune, Europe's richest woman, was in her right mind when she lavished gifts worth close to $1.4 billion on a younger male friend.