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Tribe Dynamics: Q4 Global Beauty Report

In this special report, Tribe Dynamics analyzes global brands’ Q4 EMV performance to uncover the influencer strategies driving success around the globe.

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Fekkai Commits to Clean Hair Care Formulas, Sustainable Packaging

Frédric said that his single-minded focus on evolving in the clean hair care space is partly driven by wanting to redress the misconceptions around non-toxic shampoos and conditioners.

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Indie Beauty Buzz: January’s Big Launches

CEW Beauty News is kicking off the New Year by compiling a list of the most notable indie beauty launches hitting shelves this month. From plant-powered hair care lines to…

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Google Lens + L’Oréal Aim to Innovate Hair Color Selection at Retail

L’Oréal has partnered with Google Lens to innovate its Garnier Virtual Shade Selector so consumers can use virtual try-on tech from their smartphone.

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Hello Products Acquired by Colgate Palmolive; Considers Expanding Outside Oral Care

The oral care brand is setting up for a banner year with new launches and expansion into Ulta.

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5 Minutes with Victoria Kirby

Victoria has taken her expertise and contacts into a new role heading up content (and more) for Wonderskin.

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Life Imitates Art: “Schitt’s Creek” Collabs with Beekman 1802 on Body Line

Pop TV’s successful comedy series, Schitt’s Creek, has collaborated with beauty brand Beekman 1802 to create a personal care line.

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Indie Spotlight: Yuni Beauty Primed for Growth

Here, CEW Beauty News spoke to Emmanuel Rey, Co-Founder, Yuni Beauty, about choosing relevant retail partners, staying competitive and marketing to core consumers.

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Target’s New Multicultural Hair Care Line Hits Bullseye in Scalp Care

TPH by Taraji, co-created by actress Taraji P. Henson features an 18-item collection, highlighted by scalp care.

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7 Predictions for Retail This Year

“Traditional [retail] models no longer work as their supply chains are too slow, they are too disconnected with personalized experiences modern shoppers seek and they do not bring diverse enough…

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Kline: Beauty’s Booming Indies

In this special report, Kline looks at emerging trends and growth opportunities for indie beauty brands, retailer initiatives to nurture them and how indies are faring around the globe, including Brazil and China.

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Mintel: Two Key Forces Will Disrupt the Beauty Consumer Landscape

“Over the next 10 years, two distinct forces of change will disrupt the consumer landscape, causing ripples and waves across industries worldwide,” according to a new report by Mintel called,…

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Kat Von D Exits Namesake Beauty Line

After a 12-year partnership with Kendo Brands, Kat Von D has departed from Kat Von D Beauty to pursue other endeavors.

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5 Minutes with RéVive’s Elana Drell Szyfer

Here, Elana talks with Beauty News about how she helped position the line for success, and also brought back its original founder to build consumer loyalty.

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Indie Spotlight: Teadora Eyes Growth via Bergdorf Goodman’s Clean Beauty Initiative

Teadora is eyeing growth in 2020 with its first retail partnership

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What Will the Future Bring to Beauty M&A?

The $532 billion global beauty industry continues its rapid growth, supported by tremendous levels of innovation, a burgeoning landscape of digital native brands, and many investors putting significant capital and…

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Tribe Dynamics: December’s Top 10 Cosmetics, Skin Care and Hair Brands on Social

In this report, Tribe Dynamics shared the top cosmetics, skin care and hair brands on social media for December 2019, revealing several successful influencer brand programs within each category.

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CES: News from The Sands Expo, Suites at The Venetian and CES Innovation Award Honorees

Hundreds of companies lined The Sands Expo, mostly those in the digital beauty, health, wellness and smart home realms. But in addition to the exhibitors at The Sands, hundreds of…

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Euromonitor: Top 10 Global Consumer Trends 2020

These trends provide insight into changing consumer values, exploring how consumer behavior is shifting and causing disruption for businesses globally.

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Violet Grey HQ Hosts Event for Danielle Lauder’s New Makeup Range

Danielle Lauder may be the scion of an illustrious beauty empire, but it’s not like she played with eyeshadow palettes in her childhood bedroom. “Although I grew up around beauty,…

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5 Minutes with Mike Indursky

Here, Mike talks about his newly-launched, privately-financed product line, Hear Me Raw, an ingredient and performance based concept that’s also sustainable (and pretty) that’s been in his head for years.

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NPD: Three Beauty Predictions for 2020

While a proverbial crystal ball does not exist, there are a few assumptions The NPD Group feels comfortable making on what to expect will happen in the 2020’s.

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Murad Relaunches Signature Products, Creates Ads Featuring Diverse Consumers

With a new ad campaign, revamped packaging and product overhaul, Murad is looking to showcase its expertise in the retinol category.

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Indie Spotlight: Cocokind CEO Hosts Call to Spark Consumer Engagement

The brand invited consumers to call in to hear key company insights, ranging from retail updates to sustainability initiatives.

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JuE Wong Named CEO of Olaplex

As CEO, JuE will focus on broadening Olaplex’s product line, enhancing customer loyalty and expanding global distribution.

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SkinCeuticals to Roll Out Aesthetics Destinations

SkinCeuticals is partnering with physicians in the U.S. to roll out its first-ever physical retail and aesthetic skin care destinations across the U.S.

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Florence By Mills is on a Mission to Own Gen Z

The newly-launched skin and makeup brand, co-developed by 15-year-old “Stranger Things” star Millie Bobby Brown, and Beach House Group, a brand incubator based in Los Angeles, is a brand by Gen Z for Gen Z.

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Winky Lux Opens NYC Store

After hosting many a pop-up across the country, indie makeup brand Winky Lux is gearing up for two permanent retail locations.

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Sephora Ups Wellness Offerings with Goop, Saint Jane

The retailer has begun carrying Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop and will now stock Saint Jane Beauty in its stores.

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How To Stay Ahead in the Booming Skin Care Market

In a beauty market previously dominated by color cosmetics, skin care is the segment to watch.

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L’Oréal Taps Cheryl Vitali to Lead its American Luxe Brands

Cheryl Vitali has been appointed to the newly created position of Global President of L’Oréal’s portfolio of American luxury brands – Urban Decay, It Cosmetics, Clarisonic, and Kiehl’s.

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NPD Promotes Larissa Jensen to VP, Industry Advisor, U.S. Beauty

Larissa Jensen has been promoted to Vice President, Industry Advisor for the The NPD Group’s U.S. Beauty business.

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CEW Beauty News Explores CES 2020 Tech Trends

Dozens of lifestyle tech trends are already emerging at CES, including devices that facilitate virtual medical diagnoses; the first scientifically-proven scent created to improve sleep; next generation AI-driven skin analysis tools; and dozens of in-home based fitness systems.

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Preen.me: The Clean Side of Mica

As consumers pressure the beauty industry to clean up its act, this Preen.Me Special Report hones in on Mica, a widely used ingredient in cosmetics products that has recently been scrutinized and is becoming a platform for big change.

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Kristin Ess Launches Fragrance-Free Collection

Kristin Ess has expanded her hugely successful luxury hair care line at Target to now include a collection of seven fragrance-free products.

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Youtuber Launches Hair Care Line at Walmart

The 40-year-old  has added brand mogul to her resume with the launch of Hairitage, a 16-SKU hair care assortment developed in partnership with beauty brand incubator, Maesa.

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Beauty’s New Search Engine: Mira

The AI-powered search engine, Mira, is designed to empower users to find beauty products tailored to their specific needs, with a view to creating personalized communities.

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5 Minutes with Showfields CEO Tal Zvi Nathanel

This year, Showfields entered the New York City retail scene with the tagline, “the most interesting store in the world,” and subsequently disrupted traditional retail by merging rotating Instagrammable pop-up…

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Comme des Garçons Founder Opens Paris-Based Beauty Boutique

Rei Kawakubo, the founder of fashion label Comme des Garçons, has opened Dover Street Parfums Market, a boutique offering up an eclectic range of fragrance, skin care and makeup brands from around the world.

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Kopari Beauty Launches CBD Collection

The company will debut a three-SKU hemp-derived CBD-infused collection, using full-spectrum CBD powder and 100 percent organic coconut.

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Harrods Unveils Revamped Beauty Hall

After a year-long renovation, London’s most iconic department store in Knightsbridge reveals its new skin care emporium.

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Supergoop Repackages, Reformulates and Rebrands for 2020

Supergoop has repackaged and reformulated its 28-item lineup in order to ease to product discovery and to better address today’s current sustainability concerns.

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Tribe Dynamics: How to Build Your 2020 Influencer Strategy

Drawing on trends and data from 2019, Tribe Dynamics created a comprehensive report unpacking the influencer marketing tactics that spelled success for this year’s winning brands, and outlining key strategies for your brand to get ahead in 2020.

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5 Minutes with Moon Juice Founder Amanda Chantal Bacon

CEW Beauty News recently chatted with Amanda about her journey from a career in fine dining to becoming a wellness visionary with a company that’s estimated to generate $60 million in sales.

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Redefining Past, Present and Future: The Story of Masahiko Uotani and Shiseido

Over the course of five years this distinguished executive has shifted the direction of the entire company, in terms of culture, strategy and revenue.

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Helen of Troy Buys Drybar Products Biz

Helen of Troy announced Thursday that it had entered into an agreement to acquire Drybar Products LLC.

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New Avon Reps, Amazon, Ulta Beauty to Sell Belif Skin Care in 2020

Expansion plans are in the works for K-Beauty skin care brand, belif.

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Amorepacific Buys Minority Stake in Milk Makeup

The global beauty conglomerate joins Main Post Partners and Alliance Consumer Growth as minority shareholders, forming a strategic partnership that will help Milk Makeup as it eyes expansion into the South Korean marketplace.

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Kline: What’s Next in Beauty – 2020 & Beyond

In this special report, Kline explores some of the most talked-about topics that are driving the boom in today’s beauty horizon and beyond, including personalization, sustainability, intimate care, technology and online. 

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DTC Beauty Pop-Up Partners with Fashion Retail Trade Event

After a successful first year, experiential popup, Unfiltered Experience, is returning to Las Vegas in February 2020.

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Jody Pinson: Inspiring Beauty Discovery at Walmart

Jody Pinson, VP of Beauty, Walmart, discusses the way the retailer inspires consumers to discover it’s selection of beauty solutions including elevating the in-store experiencing, utilizing technology and “retail-tainment” to interact and engage with customers.

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Ulta Beauty Promotes Four Key Executives

Ulta Beauty has named Monica Arnaudo Chief Merchandising Officer. In this position Monica will lead the retailer’s entire merchandising and assortment strategy team going forward. Since joining Ulta Beauty in…

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Indie Spotlight: How Priori Became a $10M Brand in Two Years

Here, CEW Beauty News looks at the three major strategies that led to the brand’s rapid ascension.

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Macy’s Nata Dvir: Translating Online Experiences to Stores

Nata Dvir, SVP/General Manager Beauty, Leased & Food, Macy’s, discusses the ways the retailer brings new experiences to its store environment, including introducing a new interactive fragrance bar. She also…

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Tribe Dynamics: November’s Top 10 Cosmetics, Skin Care and Hair Brands on Social

In this report, Tribe Dynamics shared the top cosmetics, skin care and hair brands on social media for November 2019, revealing several successful influencer brand programs within each category. Top…

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Laura Geller Beauty Targets L.A.’s Skid Row with Empowerment Campaign

Laura Geller Beauty is giving back in a powerful way this holiday season in collaboration with Beauty 2 The Streetz, a non-profit that provides meals, showers and beauty treatments to…

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Fashion Platform Who What Wear Dives into Beauty

Who What Wear is looking to cement its authority in beauty by holding its first beauty-themed event, taking over a pop-up location on trendy Melrose Place.

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Beauty’s Breakout Business Leaders: The 6 Female Founders Changing the Face of Beauty

See the who, what and why on each company selected for this year’s event.

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Walmart’s Top 8 Beauty Launches for 2020

From exclusive, clean skin care brands to lash extension kits to an at-home version of microneedling, the world’s largest retailer is out to prove that innovation in beauty at scale can be realized.

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5 Minutes with Drybar CEO John Heffner

John talks about a number of things, including what he refers to as the Drybar effect, what keeps him up at night and his passions outside of the beauty industry.

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Take sampling to the next level

Research reveals getting products into people’s hands is one of the top sales drivers in the beauty industry.

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Saskia Wilson-Brown Discusses Her Scent Innovator Award & Establishing The Institute for Art and Olfaction

Saskia Wilson-Brown, Director & Founder, The Institute for Art and Olfaction, discusses receiving the 2019 Scent Innovator Achiever Award means to her.

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First Aid Beauty Launches Pharmaceutical-Inspired Product Duo

Building on its problem-solution heritage, First Aid Beauty has launched a new franchise, FAB Pharma, a collection of pharmacy-inspired skin care products.

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5 Minutes with Virtue Labs’ Melisse Shaban

Here, Melisse shares how she’s growing the business, marketing strategies to reach consumers and advice for entrepreneurs.

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P&G’s Alex Keith: What Makes a Great Leader?

In this video she discuses the qualities of a great leader, how her leadership style has evolved and gives advice to other CEOs.

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5 Minutes with Face Haus CEO Richard Dantas

In 2013, Face Haus, the brainchild of businesswomen Karey Burke, Dawn Olmstead and Jenn Worley, opened its first door in Los Angeles, offering streamlined spa-grade facials in a modern, open…

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Company to Watch: Beachwaver

Last week The Beachwaver added Sephora.com to its roster, becoming one of a highly selective range of tools offered by the retailer.

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What’s Driving Excitement in Q4 at P&G, Sephora, Hourglass, Shiseido, L’Oréal Luxe

Executives from P&G, Sephora, Hourglass, Shiseido Americas, and L’Oréal Luxe discuss major Q4 initiatives for each of their respective companies.

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Beautycounter’s CEO Testifies in House Cosmetic Reform Hearing

Gregg Renfrew, Beautycounter’s Founder and CEO, testified as an expert witness in a congressional hearing to encourage greater consumer protection in cosmetics.

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NARS’ Cara Sabin to Lead Sundial as Richelieu Dennis Transitions to Board Role

Prior to her appointment, Cara held the position of Vice President of Marketing for NARS Cosmetics’ Americas business.

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Spate: 2019 Year-in-Beauty Report

In this report, Spate analyzes billions of data signals in beauty to highlight top trends in brands, ingredients and product claims across categories.

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Cancer and Careers’ Holiday Luncheon, Fundraiser to Honor Qurate Retail Group

For almost two decades, Cancer and Careers has been helping people diagnosed with cancer navigate the workplace. And every year the charity looks to its Beauty of Giving Luncheon to help…

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Naturopathica Opens UES Location

Naturopathica, one of the first clean, holistic skin care brands founded by Barbara Close more than 25 years ago, is opening its third health center.

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What it Means to be a CEW Achiever Award Honoree

The 2019 CEW Achiever Awards honorees discuss the importance of the award, both personally and professionally. Featured in this video are: • Megan Grant, President, L’Oréal Luxe • Carisa Janes,…

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What Retailers Can Learn from Macy’s and Walmart’s Omnichannel Strategies

Macy’s and Walmart, two of beauty’s biggest retailers, have successfully executed an assortment of new initiatives to keep consumers engaged and increase online and in-store traffic. Nata Dvir, SVP, General…

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Waterless Beauty Floods Market

Brands are developing waterless products yielding concentrated formulas with a higher percentage of actives.

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Il Makiage Bolsters Tech Strongarm with NeoWize Acquisition

Il Makiage, the digital-first prestige beauty brand, has acquired NeoWize, a Y Combinator-backed data science startup that develops advanced active machine learning algorithms. Il Makiage and NeoWize look to innovate...

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E-Commerce Platform Leverages In-Demand Make Up Artist, Hair Stylist Product Reviews

Consumer reviewers, move over. The pros are being tapped for their opinions on everything from skin care to make up to dry shampoo. The idea for a professional-based beauty e-commerce…

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Beautycounter: Campaigning for Real Change

Moss Studio + Magazine examined the creative trends and visual strategies behind the Honorees of CEW’s Female Founders (announced this past spring) to identify exactly what it is that makes…

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Veronique Gabai Restrategizes After Barneys Closure

    In September, before autumn began to embrace Manhattan, fragrance veteran and brand expert, Veronique Gabai, began to build publicity for her newly-launched, eponymous line of fragrances to be…

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Givaudan Launches NYC Pop-Up My Bloom

Last week Givaudan celebrated the launch of its new pop-up in Manhattan’s West Village called My Bloom. The fragrance house invited beauty writers, editors and influencers to tour the exhibition…

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Kendo Names New President, Exec Team

Kendo, the innovative beauty brand incubator owned by LVMH, has named Kristin Walcott, formerly Kendo SVP, Global General Manager, as President, effective January 2020. In this role Kristin, will continue…

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Memebox Rebrands to MBX, Appoints New President

Memebox, the K-Beauty brand incubator that creates products and also partners with retailers to help them identify white space, has named beauty industry veteran, Allison Slater Ray, as the company’s…

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Korres Enters Post-Menopausal Niche with White Pine Meno-Reverse

Korres is tapping into a largely overlooked segment of beauty consumers, post-menopausal women, with its White Pine Meno-Reverse Collection. By 2020, more than 50 million women in the U.S. will…

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James Charles to Host YouTube’s First Beauty Influencer Competition

Following a long line of shows purporting to be the “Project Runway” of beauty, YouTube is creating a new one — with an influencer spin. Former CoverGirl spokesperson, beauty influencer…

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Unbound Opportunities Await in Hair Tools

Sales of styling tools are heating up, outpacing volume gains across the entire hair care category, according to Nielsen data. Emerging hairstyles, especially beachy waves and soft, loose curls are…

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Madison Reed: Education and Visual Strategy Unite

Moss Studio + Magazine examined the creative trends and visual strategies behind the Honorees of CEW’s Female Founders (announced this past spring) to identify exactly what it is that makes…

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J&J Relaunches Spa Inspired + Science Skin Care Line Exuviance

Johnson & Johnson-owned skin care brand, Exuviance, has undergone a full rebrand, including a new logo, website and packaging to reinforce its positioning as a spa-inspired skin care brand powered by science.

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#FlashBackFriday: Vintage Hair Dryers

Did you know that hair dryers originally resembled tubas, elephant trunks and astronaut helmets?

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Tara Simon to Leave Ulta Beauty

After seven and a half successful years, Tara Simon, SVP Prestige Merchandising, is leaving Ulta Beauty.

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Tribe Dynamics: Indie Debrief Q3 2019

The firm reveals exclusive insights into trending and up-and-coming brands, their online communities, and the top-performing earned content created about them.

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NPD: Will Holiday 2019 Be a Beauty?

If history repeats itself, U.S. prestige beauty sales performance during the holiday season will be the opposite of how the market performed in the first nine months of the year.

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M.A.C Taps Coty Exec for New SVP Global Marketing Role

Beauty industry veteran Ukonwa Ojo has joined M.A.C Cosmetics in the newly-created position of Senior Vice President, Global Marketing, effective December 2.

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PE Firm Advent Buys Olaplex

Private equity firm, Advent International, has agreed to acquire Olaplex, the professional hair care brand known best for fighting hair damage during a chemical service, such as a color treatment.

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Makeup Museum to Debut May 2020

Makeup Museum will be a semi-permanent experience devoted to the history of makeup, preservation of antique beauty artifacts, exploration of trends, and a look at the future.

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Economy Concerns Won’t Impact Beauty Hiring Market

Forecasts of an impending recession won’t impact job opportunities in the beauty industry. That’s one of the messages from preliminary feedback from the most recent Beauty Job Market study

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Beauty’s Latest Buying Binge: Kylie Cosmetics, Dr. Jart+

The rumored deal for Coty Inc. to take a majority stake in Kylie Cosmetics became a reality Monday. Coty, which is still digesting its 2015 purchase of 41 brands from…

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5 Minutes with Augustinus Bader Co-founder, Charles Rosier—with CEO Maureen Case

Here, Charles and Maureen talk about the rise of one of the most successful indie beauty brands to hit the market in the past several years.

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Cosmetify: What’s The Most Searched Beauty Brand by Country?

Online beauty discovery platform, Cosmetify, has released their Cosmetify Index, which reveals a 2019 rundown of the beauty industry, including each country’s most searched beauty brand.

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How Conair Kin Plans to Modernize At-Home Hair Styling

“I’ve always been somewhat the black sheep in the family, so I had to do something a little bit different,” said Sophia Wojczak, the granddaughter of Conair founder Leandro Rizzuto….

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Tribe Dynamics: October’s Top 10 Cosmetics, Skin Care and Hair Brands on Social

In this report, Tribe Dynamics shared the top cosmetics, skin care and hair brands on social media for October 2019, revealing several successful influencer brand programs within each category. Top…

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Ipsy Uses Consumer Data to Create it’s Own Beauty Brand

The company revealed its first brand, Complex Culture, consisting of eight vegan, cruelty-free makeup brushes and two makeup bags.

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Kline: Professional Skin Care Market Trends

In this special report, Kline analyzes key trends emerging in the professional skin care market include wellness, aesthetic bars, as well as CBD products and treatments.

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Shoptalk Commits to Female Only Speaker Lineup in 2020

Retail trade show Shoptalk has announced that its fifth annual event in 2020 will feature only women speakers and moderators.

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The $500M Beauty Brand That Might Be Under Your Radar

Revolution’s founders, Adam Minto and Tom Allsworth, said they leveraged their experience in beauty manufacturing with a knack for identifying emerging consumer trends ahead of the industry.

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Cosmetify: 2019’s Highest Searched Beauty Stars

Here, the individuals who have seen the biggest increase in consumer interest compared to 2018, according to Google Trends data.

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DevaCurl Acquired by Henkel

Henkel is aiming to strengthen its professional hair care portfolio with the acquisition of Deva Parent Holdings, Inc., the owner of leading curly hair brand DevaCurl.

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Multicultural Think Tank Raises $30M for Beauty Brand Development

Ready to Beauty, the industry’s first global think tank dedicated to multicultural entrepreneurs and brands, is set to launch a Capital Growth Fund.

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Cosmetify: 2019’s Hottest Beauty Brands Ranked

Online beauty discovery platform, Cosmetify, has released their Cosmetify Index, which reveals a 2019 rundown of the beauty industry, including the top 200 beauty brands of the year.

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NPD: U.S. Prestige Makeup Sales Continue Decline in Q3

Sales of U.S. prestige beauty products reached $4.2 billion in Q3, a 1 percent increase over 2018, according to The NPD Group.

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Summer Fridays – Marrying Influencer with Innovator

By implementing tried and tested visual strategies from their already established platforms, Lauren Gores-Ireland and Marianna Hewitt have created an influencer/innovator balance that shines bright in the Summer Fridays campaigns.

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5 Minutes with Dr. Howard Sobel on Re-entering Retail Skin Care

  Cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Howard Sobel is about to re-enter the beauty arena after a 10-year hiatus, a respite that was more out of circumstance than desire. Dr. Sobel, for…

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What Consumers Want for Holiday: Spate’s Beauty Holiday Wishlist Report 2019

In this report, SPATE analyzes billions of data signals in beauty to highlight some of the top trends that consumers will be adding to their holiday wishlists this year. The…

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Cos Bar CEO David Olsen Joins Private Equity Firm

David Olsen, most recently CEO of private equity-backed Cos Bar, has joined Highlander Partners, L.P., a leading Dallas-based middle market private equity firm, as a Managing Director. In this role,…

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Josie Maran Launches Serum That Amps Up Retinol Activity

Los Angeles-based Josie Maran Cosmetics, one of the pioneers in the clean beauty space, is celebrating her latest launch — a weightless, clean serum packaged in a pink bottle called Argan Beta-Retinoid Pink Algae Serum.

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NPD Advises Brands, Retailers to Strike a Balance with Holiday Promotions

Deals are blurring the lines between prestige and mass.

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Good Science Beauty: Where Science Meets Skin Care

The skin care category is showing the healthiest gains in all of beauty; sales were up 7.4% for the second quarter of 2019 to $1.4 billion, according to The NPD…

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2020 Skin Care and Wellness Trends

As 2019 draws to a close, CEW’s Beauty News looks to next year’s key skin care and wellness trends.

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From B2B to B2C: Anisa Beauty Launches Makeup + Skin Care Tools

Designed to simplify beauty routines, Anisa Beauty features sleek, purple-hued tools divided into three collections.

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New World Natural Brands Acquires 18.21 Man Made

The deal marks New World’s fourth acquisition in the beauty and personal care space since 2018.

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MUTHA Celebrates Violet Grey Launch

Hope Smith – a former aesthetician – celebrated her new brand, MUTHA, with an elaborate lunch at her Malibu estate in late October.

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Get Your Product Samples into the Right Hands

In just seven years, SoPost has grown quickly into one of the largest digital sampling platforms in the industry with more than 200 brands, including beauty powerhouses L’Oréal, Estée Lauder and Philosophy on its roster.

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Beauty’s Sustainability Innovations

CEW’s Beauty News presents the brands with pioneering initiatives in prioritizing sustainability in the quest to both look good and do good for the planet.

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Indie Spotlight: Tower 28 Aims to Bring Clean, Affordable Cosmetics for Sensitive Skin

In its first year, the brand – which is privately funded – has already secured retail partnerships with Credo and Sephora.

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CBD Brand Sagely Naturals Enters Skin Care

With its new Brightening Skincare category, Los Angeles-based CBD brand, Sagely Naturals, is hoping to address the needs of customers who already love the brand’s pain-alleviating and sleep-enhancing products.

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Beautycounter Appoints Gina Boswell to Board

Counter Brands, LLC, parent company of Beautycounter, has announced the appointment of Gina Boswell to its Board of Directors.

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Tribe Dynamics: Q3 2019 Global Beauty Report

In this special report, Tribe Dynamics analyzes global brands’ Q3 EMV performance to uncover the influencer strategies driving success around the globe.

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CEW’s Indie65 Event: What You Missed

On Tuesday evening, October 22, more than 100 beauty industry executives and influencers celebrated 65 of the most interesting beauty companies at CEW’s first annual Indie65 event.

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Birkenstock Natural Skin Care Launches

In an unexpected move, Birkenstock, yes, that Birkenstock, has launched a range of vegan, natural skin care products called, appropriately, Natural Skin Care.

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Tata Harper Line Gets Revamp

School House, the New York-based creative agency, has partnered with Tata Harper to elevate its Supernaturals product collection with new packaging, including minimal-impact, air-tight custom glass componentry.

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Why the K-Beauty Boom is Far from Over

Alicia Yoon discusses how K-Beauty forever changed skin care and what’s next for her burgeoning business.

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CEW Unveils First-Ever Indie Beauty Report

Recognizing the influence independent beauty companies are having on the industry, CEW has created, Indie65 Report, the first-ever comprehensive listing of the 65 most interesting indie beauty firms.

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CVS Expands BeautyIRL, GlamSquad to 50 Locations

After a successful pilot phase, CVS will begin rolling out it’s shop-in-shop beauty experience, BeautyIRL, to nearly 50 new locations across the country by the end of the year.

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CBD Reimagined: Natureofthings

In creating natureofthings, a Los Angeles-based line of bath, skin and digestible powders products, three founders were united in their vision: items only needed three things – plants (specifically CBD),…

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Clean Beauty Retailer Roven Opens Eco-Chic Boutique

The multi-brand, clean beauty retailer comes from San Francisco-based Grove Collaborative, a natural home products and personal care company, which reached $1 billion in valuation in September.

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Missed CEW’s 2019 Achiever Awards Celebration? View the Online Journal.

On October 18, more than 1,000 guests filled the New York Hilton Midtown to honor eight female executives for their leadership and contributions to the beauty industry at Cosmetic Executive…

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Tribe Dynamics: September’s Top 10 Cosmetics, Skin Care and Hair Brands on Social

In this report, Tribe Dynamics shared the top cosmetics, skin care and hair brands on social media for September 2019, revealing several successful influencer brand programs within each category.

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NYX Founder Re-enters Beauty with Incubator, Color Products

Free from her non-compete clause following the sale of NYX to L’Oréal for a reported $500 million in 2014, Toni’s beauty re-entry proves she wants to shake up the industry—again.

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Botox Cosmetic Celebrates 30th Anniversary

The milestone coincides with a media event parent company Allergan hosted this week at a Midtown Manhattan WeWork location to laud its anniversary.

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CBD Claims – What Brands Can Legally Say in This Hazy New Zone

Brand managers often have questions about the types of claims they can garner from an I-HUT with brands containing these ingredients.

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M·A·C Cosmetics Taps Drew Elliott for Global Creative Director Role

Drew Elliott will step down from his position as Editor-in-Chief of Paper Magazine to join M·A·C Cosmetics as Senior Vice President, Global Creative Director, effective October 28.

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New Avon to Launch Cross-Branded LG Collections

The new innovations are driven by its access to LG H&H’s R&D and technology, and are designed to modernize Avon’s offerings influenced by top trends using the latest formulas.

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Sephora Promotes Management to Fuel Omni-Retail Strategy

The LVMH-owned retailer is hoping the new streamlined, cross-functional collaborations will aid in strengthening its holistic client engagement journey and strategy.

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Kline: Meeting the Challenges and Opportunities in Male Grooming

In this special report, Kline analyzes the size, product trends, business opportunities, and outlook for the U.S. male grooming segment.

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Multicultural Think Tank Hosts First Pop-Up Experience at Saks

The pop up featured more than 12 brands and their founders representing every category of beauty.

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Garnier Unveils New Launches and Charity Initiative

Boasting a bevy of newness in the next few months, here’s what’s launching in the brand’s hair care, hair color and skin care portfolios — plus a charitable component for the brand.

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Neiman Marcus Debuts Clean Beauty Shop

The luxury retailer’s Clean Beauty shop features items that are free of parabens, paraffins, phthalates, sulfates and silicone, as well as animal testing.

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How AI-Led NakedPoppy Aims to be the Amazon of Clean Beauty

The subscription-free site uses an intelligent proprietary technology to aggregate clean beauty recommendations into a personalized, shoppable boutique.

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How Drunk Elephant Bolsters Shiseido’s Clean Beauty Mission

After more than a year of speculation, in the end, Shiseido Co. emerged as the victor in nabbing Drunk Elephant, a trailblazing brand in the booming “clean beauty” segment. The…

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Credo Beauty’s CEO Talks Key Growth Strategies

Dawn Dobras, CEO of Credo, talks about the retailer’s growth strategies.

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Beauty Publishing Legend John G. Ledes Dies

John was the Editor and Publisher of Beauty Fashion and Cosmetic World, industry trade publications known for glossy event photography, business scoops and reports from the trenches of the retail industry.

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3 Skin Care Brands with a Personalized Spin

Here’s what you need to know about new ranges from Atolla, Fresh Chemistry, and Hop & Cotton. 

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Biossance Launches Online School for Clean Beauty

Skin care brand Biossance is aiming to be the go-to resource for education on clean beauty with the launch of its new platform, The Clean Academy.

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Glamsquad Taps IT Cosmetics Exec

Glamsquad, the omni-channel beauty brand and on-demand service app, has hired Regina Baptista as Chief Marketing Officer to help oversee the company.

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Beautycounter Taps New COO, CCO

Beautycounter’s parent company, Counter Brands, LLC, announced effective immediately Ana Badell as Chief Operating Officer, and Patty Wu as Chief Commercial Officer.

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CBD Retailer Charters Growth Plan to Own the Market

CEW Beauty News traces the ascent of Canadian retailer Green Growth Brands, which aims to own the CBD space with a rapidly-expanding portfolio of cannabis brands.

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NPD Blog: The Beauty of Sustainability

Consumer interest in sustainability is driving growth for brands that have embraced eco-consciousness today.

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Unilever-Owned AHC’s U.S. Launch

AHC’s offerings are focused on two consumer spaces in high demand: age management and hydration/nourishment.

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Nunzio Salon Creates Hair and Scalp Treatment Using Oxygen Machine

Oxilogica is a multi-step treatment designed to immediately detoxify hair from build-up and grime, unclog the scalp and reignite hair growth.

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Indeed Laboratories CEO Talks Strategy

Dimitra Davidson didn’t create Indeed Laboratories, but she’s in the driver’s seat. Most recently she shepherded the Canadian-based skin care brand back into the U.S. with its debut in 425…

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Kline: What Keeps the Natural Beauty Market Rising?

In this special report, Kline provides an analysis of the dynamic natural and organic beauty and personal care market, including leading companies, key performing categories, and he growth of the “truly natural” segment.

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Alpyn Beauty Bolsters Distribution

Alpyn Beauty has landed several new distribution deals, beginning October 2019.

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Sephora Exec Mary Beth Laughton to Lead Athleta

The Sephora veteran has joined Gap Inc. as President and Chief Executive Officer.

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New Fall Launches from Neutrogena, Aveeno, and Clean & Clear

Earlier this month, Johnson & Johnson hosted beauty editors at a skin health preview at Hudson Dermatology, showcasing new product launches from Neutrogena, Aveeno and Clean & Clear for fall. Below, a roundup of what’s hitting shelves now.

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Credo Commits to Clean Fragrance with New Policy

The move looks to help regulate the scent category at retail, beginning in October.

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Shiseido + CBRC Extend Alliance

The new agreement will be effective July 2021 through June 2027.

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Beyond Skin Deep: Top Ingredient Trends in Beauty & Wellness

In this special report, Spate uncovers new consumer behaviors and intents around ingredients, by analyzing over 500M data signals from across the web.

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Tribe Dynamics: Top Indie Brands of Q2 2019

Tribe Dynamics’ quarterly Indie Beauty Debrief showcases notable independent beauty brands across cosmetics, skincare, and haircare.

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5 Minutes with Tracee Ellis Ross

Pattern was developed to cater to the unmet needs of the diverse textured hair community.

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The (Female-Led) Sextech Revolution

A new wave of female tech entrepreneurs are leading sextech, a category where technology, sex toys, health and wellness converge.

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Former Elle Beauty Editor Launches Starface Brand

Former Elle beauty editor Julie Schott, has entered the scene with her new range of pimple patches.

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Curel Launches Japanese Facial Range in U.S. Exclusive to Ulta Beauty

Designed for dry, sensitive skin, the collection incorporates the Japanese skin care ritual of deep but gentle double cleansing and also double moisturizing, a concept that’s new to most Americans.

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Benefit Names CEO

Benefit Cosmetics has a new CEO: Christie Fleischer.

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Madison Reed to Franchise Color Bars

The prestige hair color brand will begin franchising its hair color bar concept under a new joint venture with Franworth, a leading consulting firm focused on value creation for franchisors and franchisees.

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Tribe Dynamics: August’s Top 10 Cosmetics, Skin Care and Hair Brands on Social

In this report, Tribe Dynamics shared the top cosmetics, skin care and hair brands on social media for August 2019, revealing several successful influencer brand programs within each category.

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SEPHORiA: Inside the Event Shaping Next-Generation Retail

From Instagrammable content to live brand activations to facetime with celebrities and influencers, CEW Beauty News attended the immersive event to learn how Sephora is using it as a new model for meaningful real-life moments and commerce.

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Solving Beauty’s Billion-Dollar Problem

A Better Way to Manage In-Store Talent Today, beauty brands spend billions of dollars on in-store talent to drive sell-through, increase brand loyalty and improve consumer engagement. And yet, there is no effective way for brands to…

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Victoria Beckham Launches Beauty Collection

The release of the digital-first brand coordinated with her fashion range’s spring 2020 runway show at London Fashion Week.

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Natural Beauty Arrives at Walmart: Earth to Skin

Clean skin care has made its way to Walmart and its website. The retailer’s new proprietary brand, Earth to Skin, includes “carefully selected powerful ingredients from the earth to formulate our clean, safe, uncompromising products,” according to the company.

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Beauty’s Inclusive Brands

Radical inclusivity goes beyond 40 shades of foundation, to redefine beauty with a broad range of skin care and makeup products that serve the needs of racially and ethnically diverse consumers. CEW’s Beauty News presents the brands that offer options for all.

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Fekkai Unveils Clean Line: Pure

The Pure Collection marks the serial entrepreneur’s first product launch since re-acquiring his namesake brand in November 2018.

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5 Minutes with Honest Beauty Execs Jessica Alba & Nick Vlahos

Building a $1 billion brand is a lofty goal. But after spending time with The Honest Company’s Founder Jessica Alba and CEO Nick Vlahos it seems the personal care company, which according to industry sources is estimated to end 2019 with $325 million in sales, is on a growth track.

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CEW’s Leonard Lauder Event Date Changes, Expands to Bigger Location

At the October 28 event, Mr. Lauder is expected to share his personal experience building the business, thoughts on the evolving beauty landscape, insights on disruptive market strategies and his greatest lessons.

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Viola Davis Named L’Oréal Paris Global Brand Ambassador

L’Oréal Paris has added Viola Davis to it family of celebrity global brand ambassadors.

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Maybelline New York x Ashley Longshore Limited Edition Collection

Pop artist Ashley Longshore has partnered with Maybelline to create a collectable range of six top-selling Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink shades packaged in custom sleeves

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How AS Beauty Plans to Reposition Laura Geller Beauty and Julep for Growth

By utilizing its combined expertise in brand building, marketing and operations, AS Beauty is hoping to enhance each brand’s growth trajectories, while establishing itself as major player in beauty.

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Dermstore Modernizes Image with Rebranding

Dermstore is aiming to modernize its brand perception with a full rebranding initiative, which began rolling out in August to coincide with its 20th anniversary.

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Beauty Heroes Opens Flagship

Located at 817 Grant Ave in downtown Novato, the 1,200-square foot beauty boutique, which opened August 26, has been designed to reflect the e-commerce site’s sense of approachability.

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Indie Spotlight: How HoliFrog Plans to Become a $1M Brand in 12 Months

Inspired by the permeability of frog’s skins, HoliFrog aims to deliver bioactive ingredients during face washing, when pores are more open for optimum skin health.

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Deirdre Stanley Named EVP & General Counsel, Estée Lauder

Her responsibilities will include acting as a strategic advisor to the organization and to Estée Lauder’s Board of Directors on complex global legal issues and the company’s business interests.

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Stéphane Rinderknech to Succeed Frédéric Rozé at L’Oréal USA

Stéphane will report to Frédéric who will take on the position of Executive Vice President, Americas.

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Kline: How Successful Beauty Retailers Win Customers in Asia

In this special report, Kline presents a robust analysis of the ever-changing environment for retailing cosmetics and toiletries in the direct and specialty store channels

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Indie Spotlight: How a Former Beauty Exec Traded Career Burnout for a Startup

After 20 years as an executive in the cosmetics industry, Michele Gough Baril left her demanding job as Smashbox’s VP of Consumer Engagement in 2013 in search of a slower…

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IT Cosmetics Co-Founders, President Exit L’Oréal

IT Cosmetics Co-Founders, President Exit L’Oréal Co-Founder & CEO Jamie Kern Lima and Co-Founder & CEO Paulo Lima will exit L’Oréal next month, at the end of their contract. Eleven…

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Rising Gender Neutral Brands

CEW’s Beauty News reviews some of the newest players in this growing category.

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Influenster Acquired by Bazaarvoice to Enhance UGC Solutions

Through the acquisition, Bazaarvoice will gain access to Influenster’s 6 million-member community, allowing both companies to build relationships with new and existing customers.

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Wander Beauty: Social Media, Distribution and Launches

With 2019 sales estimated to reach $40 million, this predominantly direct-to-consumer brand has cornered the on-the-go, multitasking, busy-millennials niche.

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How AI is Shaping Fragrance

Artificial intelligence and data-driven algorithms are heralding a new era for the fragrance industry, which is being transformed by machine learning. CEW’s Beauty News presents the newest ways that AI-powered technology is reshaping the world of perfumery.

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Indie Spotlight: Beauty Bakerie on Track to Hit $15M in Sales

Beauty entrepreneur Cashmere Nicole’s dessert-themed cosmetics line, Beauty Bakerie, is on track to bring in $12 million to $15 million this year. But, success wasn’t always sweet for the 34-year…

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NPD Blog: The New “Clean-ical”

NPD data shows that in the first half of 2019, 70 percent of prestige skin care’s U.S. sales gains were attributed to natural brands.

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IPSY Hires First Chief Brand Officer

Jenna Habayeb has been tapped as IPSY’s first Chief Brand Officer.

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Kendall Jenner Backed Oral Care Line Poised for Growth

Shawn launched Moon, with the idea of reimagining oral care into a beauty experience by elevating packaging to feature counter-worthy aesthetics.

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Leonard A. Lauder to Pen Memoir

Leonard A. Lauder, Chairman Emeritus of The Estée Lauder Companies, is working on a memoir about growing up with the 74-year-old company and his famous mother who began the business…

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Tarte Launches Fall Collection

Tarte advises to dress—from a makeup standpoint, anyway—for the weather you want. With that the cosmetics brand launched a new fall collection on its website August 22, and everything is…

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Convergence of Food + Beauty Fuels Self Care Sector

The movement among consumers to eat more natural, organic and clean foods to help promote better health and wellness is morphing into a fast-growing trend: the convergence of food and beauty.

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Influencer-Led Brands Secure Investors

Summer Fridays and Live Tinted announced first-time investments for their respective brands.

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Estée Lauder Posts 9% FY Sales Gains

The Estée Lauder Cos. yesterday reported results for its fourth quarter fiscal year ended June 30. Net sales of $14.86 billion increased 9% from $13.68 billion in the prior year….

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Cosmo Magazine’s Fragrance Collection Exceeding Projections

Cosmopolitan Magazine entered the competitive fragrance market earlier this month with Eau de Juice, a four-scent collection developed in collaboration with LUXE Brands. Retailing for $55 each, the whimsically designed…

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Morphe Holdings, General Atlantic Announce Partnership

General Atlantic will acquire a majority stake in Morphe alongside existing investor Summit Partners and co-founders Chris and Linda Tawil.

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Sephora’s Color Up Close Campaign Takes Aim at Racial Bias

Launching today is Color Up Close, a campaign that aims to recognize the importance of embracing all shades and backgrounds of people, both within Sephora’s corporate structure and at the retail level.

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Tribe Dynamics: ColourPop, Too Faced and Dose of Colors EMV Increased in July

In this report, Tribe Dynamics shared the top cosmetics brands for July 2019, revealing several successful influencer brand partnerships within the category.

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How Emerging Brands are Taking Center Stage at Ulta Beauty

A new concept called Sparked at Ulta Beauty, which highlights up-and-coming beauty brands, debuted last weekend to more than 30,000 people who flocked to Beautycon Los Angeles.

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Estée Lauder Great-Granddaughter to Launch Beauty Line

A fourth-generation Lauder is entering the beauty world.

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Influenster x Tribe Dynamics: Building Business with Product Reviews + Social Content

Influenster and Tribe Dynamics recently collaborated to build a report on trend predictions and spotlights on brands and products winning with EMV and reviews.

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Indie Spotlight: Codex, Beauty’s New Triple Threat

The bioscience-led beauty company that serves as both a brand and investment firm.

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Shiseido Lands Tory Burch Beauty License

Shiseido has entered into a long-term partnership with Tory Burch under which the beauty firm will have the exclusive worldwide license to develop, market and distribute Tory Burch beauty brands.

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Peach & Lily L.A. Pop Up Serves as Test Lab

New York-based skin care brand Peach & Lily hosted its first Los Angeles pop-up this week, taking over a 10,000-square foot Bel Air mansion to host ticketed master classes, and…

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The Honey Pot Redefines Self Care for Down There

That vision has expanded from a plant-based feminine wash brand to a fully developed clean feminine hygiene company spanning more than 30 items.

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Eos Rebrands, Leverages Digital-First Marketing Strategy to Drive Sales

Eos is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with a new global marketing campaign, brand redesign, category expansion and the launch of more than 40 new products.

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First Look: Disney Taps Indie Brand to Launch Prestige Fragrance Line

The first launch of the collaboration is the Ariel fragrance, which will be revealed at BeautyCon in Los Angeles on August 10.

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How To Win in an Experience Economy

Creating a signature branded experience is one of the key components to in-store success.

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NPD: U.S. Prestige Beauty Sales +2% in Q2

Sales of U.S. prestige beauty products reached $4.3 billion in Q2, a 2 percent increase over 2018, according to The NPD Group.

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Ingredient Software Secures $150K, Partners with Credo

The cloud service utilizes API to assist consumers with identifying cosmetics ingredients and enables brands to offer greater transparency.

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5 Minutes with Walmart’s Jody Pinson

Playing a vital role in selecting the retailer’s beauty assortment is Jody Pinson, who has been with the big box retailer for more than 29 years, and currently leads the Beauty Division for Walmart U.S.

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CPNA 2019: The Trends You Missed

Cosmoprof 2019 closed its three-day annual show at The Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas on Tuesday, July 30, marking a new vision to the 17th edition of the…

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Tribe Dynamics: How Brands Manage Content and Influencers

Conor Begley, Co-founder & President, Tribe Dynamics, discusses how brands and influencers can manage transactional editorial content for successful campaigns.

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H2O+ Beauty’s CEO Unveils New Brand Evolution Strategy

H2O+ Beauty’s CEO, Junko Gomi, is on a mission to revitalize the 30-year-old brand, which has been experiencing stagnant revenue growth. At the end of 2018, the brand’s net sales…

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Johnson & Johnson Announces Leadership Appointments

Johnson & Johnson Consumer recently announced several executive changes to its Skin Health business. Duda Kertesz has been named President of U.S. Skin Health at Johnson & Johnson Consumer. Duda…

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How Macy’s is Using Technology to Increase Fragrance Sales

The nation’s largest department store chain is using technology to change the way it sells perfume and hoping to improve the customer experience in the process.

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Seen at Cosmoprof: Joban Beauty Launches Coverant, a Deodorant + Concealer in One

Launching today is Coverant, the industry’s first non-toxic deodorant and full-coverage concealer.

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How Seed Beauty Utilizes Instagram Shopping

Ashton Wall, Head of Performance Marketing, Seed Beauty, discusses how ColourPop uses Instagram shopping to drive sales and engagement, as well as influencer partnerships.

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Acaderma: Skintellectual Skin Care

Acaderma, a newly-launched indie brand, is founded on academic research that leverages the science behind little-known healing botanicals, which it calls next-generation naturals. Acaderma’s name and positioning — academic research…

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ESalon Enters into Joint Venture with Henkel

Düsseldorf, Germany-based hair color manufacturer, Henkel, has signed an agreement to acquire a 51 percent stake in eSalon.com LLC. Launched in 2010, Los Angeles-based eSalon offers customized hair color for…

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5 Minutes with Rodan + Fields’ Sumita Butani

Sumita discusses the changes she’s made since joining Rodan + Fields, challenges, trends and marketing strategies.

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Unilever Partners with HelloAva to Launch AI-Powered Hair Platform

AI-powered personalization tool, HelloAva, has launched its own hair analyzer platform, “My Hair,” to help consumers find their ideal hair products.

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NYC Derm: Advances in Fat Transfer Injectable Preserves Double the Cells

BeautiFill is the first laser-based system designed to optimize the process, time and quality of autologous fat transfer for aesthetic contouring.

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Red Door Rebrands as Mynd Spa & Salon

The Red Door Salon & Spa has undergone a comprehensive rebrand and will now be known as Mynd Spa & Salon. The overhaul includes a new look and feel, new services and partnerships with innovative beauty brands.

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Tribe Dynamics: Ouai, Oligo Professionnel Return to Hair Care’s Top 10

Ouai and Oligo Professionnel returned to Tribe’s top 10 hair care list following increased momentum on new product launches.

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NARS’ Social Strategy with Influencers

Dina Fierro, VP of Digital, NARS discusses the various ways the brand partners with influencers to add dimension to its Instagram marketing strategy.

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Dose of Colors’ Big Foundation Launch

The very day that Dose of Colors launched in 2013, founder Anna Petrosian received 11 orders for three pairs of lashes. “I was screaming and yelling with excitement,” said Anna,…

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Tribe Dynamics: Q2 2019 Global Beauty Report

This quarterly report ranks the top beauty brands in earned media performance across major international markets and reveals exclusive insights into trending content, products, and brands.

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Too Faced Debuts Skin Care

The makeup brand best known for its Better Than Sex mascara has launched a skin care line designed to make skin and makeup look better.

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Haus Laboratories Releases New Product Specifics, Shade Names

Haus Laboratories is already a Prime Day bestseller. Just a week after announcing its September launch, consumers were thrilled to get more information about Lady Gaga’s hotly anticipated Amazon-exclusive brand,…

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Shannon Curtin Appointed CEO of New World Natural Brands

Shannon Curtin has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer New World Natural Brands, a holding company with a portfolio of natural micro brands and niche companies in the beauty and personal care segment. A

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What’s Next for Kopari Following $20M Raise

Kopari Beauty is eying international expansion and digital growth after securing $20 million in funding this week from the Growth Fund of L Catterton, Unilever Ventures and University Growth Fund.

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Poshly Launches Podcast for Aspiring Beauty Entrepreneurs

Beauty data company, Poshly, has launched a podcast aimed at empowering aspiring beauty entrepreneurs with access to insights and best practices from successful beauty founders.

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Tribe Dynamics: Summer-Themed Content Boosts Sun Care Brands’ EMV

While most of the Top 10 skin care brands fell prey to a summer slump in June, sun care and tanning brands like Supergoop!, COOLA, and St. Tropez experienced notable month-over-month increases thanks to their inclusion in summer-themed content.

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Beauty’s Next Big Market Trend: Singles

Singledom is a trend that brands need to pay attention to, especially as this group represents an economic powerhouse, with new needs and new standards of living.

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Seed Beauty Introduces Sister Brand to ColourPop

Last month, at CEW’s social media panel event in New York City, Ashton Wall, Seed Beauty’s Director of Performance Marketing, exclusively revealed that new brands would be launching under the…

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NARS Cosmetics Promotes Digital Exec Julia Sloan

Julia is responsible for building brand equity, reshaping the digital experience, cultivating innovation and strengthening consumer engagement through innovative initiatives, activations and experiences.

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5 Minutes with Qurate Retail Group’s Rob Robillard

Rob Robillard, Vice President of Integrated Beauty for Qurate Retail Group, has been in the beauty industry for more than 20 years. He started his career at L’Oréal, where for…

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Tribe Dynamics: Pride-Inspired Cosmetics Drove EMV in June

On average, content about “Pride” made up 11 percent of the Top 10 brands’ June totals, with Morphe, NYX Professional Makeup, ColourPop, and Anastasia Beverly Hills seeing the highest impact from Pride content.

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Sephora Releases Stricter Clean Beauty Guidelines

Sephora has updated it Clean at Sephora “formulated without list” to now include over 50 ingredients, up from 13 last year.

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Kline: A Close Look at the U.S. Beauty Industry

In this special report, Kline provides an in-depth analysis of the dynamically growing U.S. beauty industry to give readers an assessment of product trends, evaluate channels of distribution and identify acquisition and alliance partners.

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VIDEO: 5 Minutes with Shiseido’s Masahiko Uotani

Mr. Uotani talks about the qualities he looks for in leaders, how the company is poised to be a $20B firm and how ultimately 70% of sales will come from outside of Japan.

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Macy’s New Story Theme Revealed

The new Story theme at Macy’s offers customers an outdoor-inspired playground from more than 70 brands with a focus on entertaining and recreational activities.

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Biggest and Best; Beauty with Benefits boasts banner year

This year’s QVC, HSN and CEW Presents Beauty with Benefits was the biggest in the fundraiser’s seven year history, on-track to contribute $2.2 million-plus in support of Cancer and Careers, a more than 65% increase from last year’s total donation.

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Sustainable Beauty Standouts

The beauty brands who are raising the bar in sustainability in innovative and impactful ways.

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5 Minutes with Sun Care’s Newest Star, Katonya Breaux

Katonya Breaux is the founder and CEO of Unsun Cosmetics, a company that makes sunscreen for all skin tones, including non-chemical versions that won’t leave darker skin tones with white streaks.

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Anisa International Invests in Clean Beauty

Anisa International is investing for the future, putting focus on responsible manufacturing. For more than 25 years, Anisa International has been designing and manufacturing cosmetic brushes and skin care tools….

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Cosmoprof North America Expected to Break Attendance Records

Get ready for Cosmoprof North America (CPNA), the largest business-to-business beauty exhibition in the Americas. CPNA is the single most important networking opportunity in the U.S. for all sectors of…

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Awake Beauty Launches In The U.S.

Developed by Tarte’s founder, Moureen Kelly, Beauty sleep-focused Awake Beauty launched last week in the U.S. last week.

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Lady Gaga’s Beauty Line First Look on Social Media

The first images of Lady Gaga’s donning makeup from her new line has surfaced online. The singer is being praised widely on social media for the un-retouched looks.

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WWD: Insights from Instagram, Millennial Spending, and more

The event brought together more than 170 executives and influencers in the fashion, beauty and retail space for a day of networking and panel discussions. Here, a summary of highlights from some of the panels CEW Beauty News attended.

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Video: Shiseido CEO on How it’s Primed for Change

Masahiko Uotani, President and Group CEO, Shiseido, discusses how the company is responding to changes in consumer behavior as well as the future of Shiseido’s skin care category.

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Leadership Updates at Lauder

This week, The Estée Lauder Cos. announced two key leadership updates at Smashbox and Glamglow, effective immediately. Sejal Shah Miller has been appointed Senior Vice President, Global General Manager, Smashbox,…

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A Look Inside Charlotte Tilbury’s U.S. Flagship

The exterior of the store, wedged between MAC and Crate & Barrel, is painted in shades of red and pink, with an outside wall featuring the brand’s signature leopard print pattern. Inside, Charlotte said she was going for a “beauty wonderland” type vibe.

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Coty Announces $600M Turnaround Plan

The cosmetics company said the plan is designed to drive substantial improvement in its Consumer Beauty division, while also further optimizing its Luxury and Professional Beauty arm.

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Glow Recipe Unveils New Business Strategy After Shuttering Retail Platform

The firm, which launched in 2014 as a destination for curated Korean skin care brands, officially closed its e-commerce platform and rolled out a renewed website with a new look, navigation and content, solely focused on its in-house brand, Glow Recipe Skincare.

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NPD: Where is the Pride in Fragrance?

NPD watched as apparel retailers again raised the bar in their efforts to celebrate and bring awareness to all things Pride, but one interesting observation arose: most beauty retailers are conspicuously quieter in celebrating Pride month.

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The Rise of Private Label

CEW’s Beauty News shares insight into the trend, and some of the companies that are leading the charge.

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Tribe Dynamics: Cannes Activations Helps L’Oréal Paris Return to Hair Care’s Top 10

Thanks to star-studded promotions throughout the Cannes Film Festival, L’Oréal Paris haircare broke back into the Top 10 following an April absence.

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Editor’s Picks: Foundermade’s 2019 Discovery Show

On June 26, beauty and lifestyle trade show, Foundermade, returned to Spring Studio in Manhattan for its annual Discovery Show designed to connect consumer brands with press, retailers, distributors, investors…

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CEW to Talk Sexual Wellness (Plus a Sneak Peek Inside the Gift Bag)

On Wednesday, July 10, CEW will host The Business of Beauty Care Down There to examine why sexual wellness is being heralded as one of the biggest opportunities in beauty.

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Soko Glam Launches Retail Pop-up Experience

The store features a curated selection of Soko Glam’s four star-rated products and Instagramable moments.

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Scentbird to Begin Offering Wellness Brands as part of Monthly Subscription Service

The company will begin selling CBD-infused products, adaptogens, supplements, sexual wellness and tonics as part of its existing monthly subscription service.

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5 Minutes with Paintbox CEO Jane Hong

Since opening in 2014, NYC-based, high-design nail studio Paintbox has developed a cult following with its lookbook of trendy nail designs and ultrachic studio space. Now the company is launching…

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Cosmoprof North America: The Must-Attend Event for Beauty Executives

Retailers, distributors, beauty brands and suppliers always find rich opportunities and inspiration at the event which has been the launchpad for numerous successful brands and ideas.

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Amazon Opens Beauty Supply Store to Compete with Retailers

Amazon Business announced the launch of the Amazon Professional Beauty Store on Monday offering stylists, barbers and aestheticians an online shop to purchase supplies.

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Tribe Dynamics Looks to Grow International Presence with eBench Acquisition

Tribe Dynamics has purchased eBench Limited, a London-based social analytics company that offers a suite of strategy, insights and reporting products across owned and earned media. The acquisition looks to…

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Tribe Dynamics: Kylie Skin Breaks Into May’s Top 10 Skin Care

Kylie Skin, the new brand headed by social media superstar and Kylie Cosmetics founder Kylie Jenner, broke into May’s Top 10 skincare brands at No. 5, netting $6.2M EMV.

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Kline: The Future of Cannabis in Beauty

In this special report, Kline provides a comprehensive analysis of consumer-use Cannabidiol (CBD) health and beauty products, regulatory and legal status, currently available products, marketing channels, and outlook for CBD-based products.

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5 Minutes with Charlotte Tilbury

Throughout her 27-year career as a makeup artist, Charlotte Tilbury had always wanted to share the power of makeup. From being a backstage beauty mainstay during Fashion Week, to collaborating…

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Coresight Research: Digital Natives Embrace Bricks and Mortar, Traditional Retail Leverages Digital

In this report, Coresight looks at two parallel trends: Digital natives are coming to realize they need a physical presence, while traditional retailers are also realizing they need a strong digital presence to support a brick and mortar business.

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Tribe Dynamics: Cannes Film Festival a Catalyst for Growth For Luxury Beauty Brands

In this report, Tribe Dynamics shared the top cosmetics brands for May 2019, revealing several successful influencer brand partnerships within the category. Top Cosmetics Brands: Anastasia Beverly Hills – $79,054,065…

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QVC, HSN Look For Next Big Thing

From June 13 to July 12, the nationwide search will give entrepreneurs the opportunity to submit their product and share their story via video entry.

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Indie Spotlight: Ex-J&J Execs Create Skin Brand Nuria

Indie brand Nuria, which launched six months ago, is hoping its global curation of skin care formulas, personalized retail strategy and philanthropic business model will help it stand out in…

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Why Attending Groceryshop Matters to Beauty Executives

Don’t let the name Groceryshop fool you⁠—the event’s reach extends far beyond traditional grocers, spanning representatives from established and startup CPG brands, as well as retailers from mass marketers, drug stores, supermarkets, c-stores, dollar stores, warehouse clubs, ecommerce sites, grocery and wholesale clubs, among others.

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5 Minutes with Cosmoprof’s Liza Rapay

Liza talks about what’s new at this year’s show, the biggest growth opportunity for CPNA and what has been her biggest challenge.  

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New DTC Experiential Beauty Pop-Up to Debut in July

A new tradeshow is set to debut in July, offering direct-to-consumer beauty and wellness brands the opportunity to integrate the online and offline customer experience in a dynamic environment.

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SK-II Creates First Animated Digital Influencer

The digital human is capable of interacting and engaging in ways technology hasn’t been able to do, until now, says SK-II.

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5 Minutes with Norma Kamali

In July the native New Yorker, 74, launches Normalife, a skin care line comprised of four products designed for all skin tones and types, genders and ages.

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Wei Brian: The Best Way to Reach Chinese Consumers

Utilizing the principals of traditional Chinese medicine, luxury brand, Wei Beauty, has experienced success in the market and is currently the leading skin care brand in Sephora China. Here, the…

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Former Coty Exec Lori Singer Named President of Parlux

Lori Singer looks to Parlux’s fragrance portfolio to the next level.

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Beauty Scene: Pat McGrath Launches Foundation; Winky Lux Partners with Real Housewives Star

This week’s edition of Beauty Scene reports on the latest extension of Pat McGrath’s namesake line, and Winky Lux’s first foray into the lash category. Pat McGrath Launches Skin Care…

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Former Google Employees Raise $1.8M for Startup that Identifies Beauty Trends

Yarden Horwitz and Olivier Zimmer, who started Google’s Trendspotting division and left the company to create startup Spate, have raised $1.8M led by Initialized Capital. The duo, who were responsible…

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Former Lauder Exec Veronique Gabai Launches Lifestyle Brand

Beauty industry veteran Veronique Gabai is launching a fragrance-focused namesake lifestyle brand that combines scent, home, beauty and fashion. After developing fragrances and beauty products for more than 20 years—12…

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The Epic Digital Opportunity: Cowen’s Digital Conversation with Ulta Beauty

Prama Bhatt, Head of Digital and E-Commerce, Ulta Beauty, cited several significant factors for continued digital and omni-channel growth for the company. Here, highlights from the call, as reported by Cowen.

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Micro-Batch: Beauty’s Newest Buzzword

Like fast beauty, micro-batch accelerates speed-to-market, allowing brands to be more agile in response to emerging trends. However, unlike fast-beauty brands which tend to be mass produced, micro-batch manufacturing typically…

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How Do Brands Measure the Power of Influence?

Influenster partnered with data giant IRI for a third-party study. The results validate that Influenster’s solution – which enables brands to tap into authentic consumer advocacy at scale – works to help fuel conversion…and can be measured.

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Drunk Elephant Opens First Pop-Up in NYC

Drunk Elephant celebrated the opening of its first-ever pop-up, located at 89 Crosby Street Monday evening. Company founder Tiffany Masterson feted dozens of beauty influencers, brand enthusiasts and fans to…

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Poshly: Meet the Trendiest Ingredients of 2019

Beauty data company Poshly sifted through 50 of the most popular, buzziest beauty ingredients, and compared the usage and interest, describing their primary benefits as well as brands leveraging those ingredients right now.

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Unilever Buys Tatcha

Unilever has struck a deal to acquire prestige skin care brand Tatcha for an undisclosed amount, the company said in a press release. Tatcha has become a cult favorite introducing…

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Inside QVC’s Three-Day Beauty Festival

Thousands of excited beauty enthusiasts descended onto Philadelphia’s Fillmore Hotel for a three-day beauty extravaganza filled with free swag, mini facials, demos, Insta-worthy set ups and the opportunity to rub…

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What’s Your State’s Top Self-Care Activity?

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, Eligibility.com compiled a list of each state’s most googled self-care activity.

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Lan Vu: Beauty Trends and Hot Local Brands in China

Beautystreams’ Founder/CEO, Lan Vu, discusses cultural influences impacting emerging beauty trends in China, hot local brands in the market and the differences in demand for skin care and makeup among…

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Indie Spotlight: Barefoot Scientist Enters CVS

Barefoot Scientist is aiming to make foot care a natural part of everyday wellness routines with a collection of solution-oriented products that combines scientific research and thoughtful ingredients. To increase…

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CEW Beauty Scene: Maybelline; KKW Beauty; Sexy Hair

This week’s beauty scene features a bevy of beautiful new color products from Maybelline New York, a curated edit of makeup hues by Kim Kardashian West and a beach-inspired, California-cool collection of texturizing hair products from LA-based Sexy Hair.

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Olay Aims to Reduce Waste with Refillable Product Concept

As part of Procter & Gamble’s larger sustainability initiatives, on Wednesday Olay announced that it will soon begin offering sustainable packaging as part of a three-month pilot program. Beginning in…

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Erno Laszlo: Prime for Expansion

Kristy Watson discuses when the brand realized it was time to expand to China, lessons learned in the market, team building, and reaching consumers more effectively in the digital landscape.

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Tribe Dynamics: Amika Breaks into Hair Care Top 10

Amika made its Top 10 debut this month, a 44 percent month over-month increase.

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Amazon Debuts Virtual Beauty Try-Ons

Through a partnership with ModiFace, Amazon customers will be able to virtually try-on lipstick by using the front-facing camera on their mobile phone.

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Meet the Beauty Leaders: L’Oréal Execs

Leslie Marino, General Manager, Redken 5th Ave L’Oréal USA, partners with Carol Hamilton, Group President of Acquisitions L’Oréal USA, for a unique and intimate education and networking event where the two will talk strategy, personal journeys and marketing best practices.

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Robertet, Klersun Partner to Make Broad Spectrum Hemp Extracts

A joint venture has been formed between flavor and fragrance house, Robertet, and Klersun, a producer of high-quality industrial hemp products, to formulate products with Broad Spectrum Hemp Extracts [BSHE].

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Skin Care Brand Targets Physiological Changes that Comes from Menopause

Pause aims to address the specific skin care needs of women going through hormonal changes as they age.

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Beautyblender Taps Former Shiseido Exec as President

Beautyblender has tapped former Shiseido executive, Carsten Fischer, as President, effective June 1. In this role, Carsten will oversee driving global growth of the business, which recently expanded from tools into color cosmetics.

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The Beachwaver Co. Launches Make Waves Collection

Leaders and tastemakers in the hair and heat-tool space, The Beachwaver Co., is making its foray into the hair care and fragrance arenas, respectively. Here, Beauty News caught up with the brand’s founders about the inspiration for the line’s stunning packaging to the offerings themselves.

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Pixi Taps Influencers to Create New Collection

Pixi Pretties, a collaboration between the popular beauty brand and a clutch of its most loyal influencers, unveiled its third edition on Thursday night in Los Angeles. Since 2017, Pixi…

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Dramageddon: When Beauty Influencers Turn Ugly

What happens when an influencer or a brand is impacted by scandal? NPD’s latest blog explores the recent influencer scandal and “call-out” culture.

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Industry Report: A Look Inside Sephora’s Accelerate Program

This year Sephora exclusively opened its doors to CEW Beauty News to sit in on a day of the program’s bootcamp, which provides female entrepreneurs access to networking, guidance, one-on-one mentoring, and funding opportunities.

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Formulating for Chinese Consumers

Freddy Bharucha, Vice President North America & Global Personal Care, P&G Beauty, discusses the differences in marketing and formulating for the Chinese market, product launch lessons and the best way to reach Chinese consumers.

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Makeup Obsession Launches in U.S.

The British beauty brand is launching in Target beginning June 2.

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Tribe Dynamics: Australian Brand Bondi Sands Breaks into April’s Top 10 Skin Care with Coachella Activation

In this report, Tribe Dynamics shared the top skin care brands for April 2019, revealing several successful influencer brand partnerships within the category.

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How Masahiko Uotani Evolved Shiseido, Grew Global Strength

On June 6, Masahiko will be traveling from Toyko to New York to discuss the evolving culture of Shiseido, opportunities for growth, how the brand is winning in China and the company’s digital goals..

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Sonya Dakar Celebrates 30th Anniversary

The facialist to the stars is the ultimate immigrant success story.

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5 Minutes with Lynn Tilton

Lynn discusses buying Stilla, which has exceeded $100 million in revenue, business mistakes, lessons learned and growing a successful brand.

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Sephora Unveils Largest U.S. Store, New Branding

Sephora’s C-Suite appeared in full force Thursday evening as the retailer celebrated the opening of its newest and largest store in the U.S. here in Manhattan. Also making its debut was its new brand platform, Belong, which includes a new tagline, We Belong to Something Beautiful.

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Tribe Dynamics: Successful Indie Beauty Brand & Influencer Campaigns

Tribe Dynamics’ new quarterly Indie Beauty Debrief showcases notable independent beauty brands across cosmetics, skin care, and hair care, revealing exclusive insights into trending and up-and-coming brands, their online communities, and the earned content created about them.

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Indie Spotlight: BioClarity Eyes Portfolio Expansion as Revenue Surges

Building on the momentum of topline revenue surging 350 percent between 2017 and 2018, the company is now building out larger marketing initiatives and introducing new items.

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L’Oréal USA Appoints Megan Grant President, Luxe Division

L’Oréal USA has promoted Megan Grant to President, Luxe Division. She succeeds Xavier Vey, who was promoted to General Manager, Western Europe zone for the Luxe division effective July 1, 2019.

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Sephora Closes Doors in Commitment to Inclusivity

The retailer will be closing every Sephora store, distribution center and corporate office in the U.S. for one hour to host company-wide inclusion workshops.

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CEW Beauty Scene: Standard Dose, Charlotte Tilbury, Amazing Lashes

This week’s edition of Beauty Scene reports on Standard Dose’s NoMad store; Amazing Lash Studio; and Charlotte Tilbury Beauty.

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5 Minutes with Lilah B. Founder

Cheryl Yannotti Foland, founder and CEO of lilah b., was once a fast-paced New Yorker whose focus was on finance, not makeup. Now Sephora, Barneys New York, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Net-a-Porter sell her brand.

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Natura Confirms Discussions to Buy Avon Products

The two parties are in the advanced stages of negotiating final contractual terms of the potential acquisition.

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Beauty’s Luxury CBD Brands You Need to Know

Luxury CBD brands and retailers are differentiating themselves with a range of lifestyle, experience-driven products and approaches. CEW Beauty News spotlights who’s going luxe with CBD.

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The WSJ The Future of Everything Highlights Beauty Innovation

Several beauty exhibitors, including Neutrogena, Procter & Gamble and Coty Professional previewed their latest and greatest.

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Tribe Dynamics: #FestivalMakeup Drives April’s Top 10 Cosmetics Brands on Social

Though beauty brands still send influencers to the festival, many are garnering more passive content via the larger “festival look” trend.

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Carlotta’s Blog: Jenny Fine Presents Sonia Kashuk with Unsung Hero Award

Sonia Kashuk, Founder of Sonia Kashuk Inc., and a breast cancer survivor, was awarded The Roslyn And Leslie Goldstein Unsung Hero Award by Jenny B. Fine, Executive Beauty Editor, WWD, for the support she provided Jenny through her breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.

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Innisfree Continues Global Expansion with West Coast Flagship

The 1,600-square-foot store in Santa Monica is the fourth U.S. location for the global brand, and a crucial component of an ongoing national expansion strategy.

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The Big Reveal: 2019 CEW Beauty Awards Winners

Find out the winners of the 25th annual awards and the top beauty trends that emerged from the list.

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CEW Beauty Scene: Kylie Skin + Kendall Jenner Beauty; Rahua; Farsali; Neutrogena

This week Kylie Jenner revealed details about her upcoming Kylie Skin collection, while sister Kendall filed a patent for a beauty range. Here’s what you need to know.

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The Newest Tool in Experiential Marketing

Sampling has long been proven to be a powerful, and targeted, tool for building transactions—even more so than in-store marketing. Sampling Effectiveness Advisors reports 73% of consumers are likely to…

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Beauty App Leverages Organic Video Reviews to Drive Purchasing Decisions

Supergreat, which recently secured $2.5 million in funding, is aiming to fill the white space for authentic reviews with user-generated videos.

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Clique Brands Taps Reader Data to Launch Versed Skin Care

Who What Wear’s parent company expands its portfolio with the launch of Versed, an accessibly-priced skin care line designed to meet the beauty needs of its readership.

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CBD Brand Saint Jane Expands to Sephora.com

As part of its launch plan, Saint Jane is looking to drive trial and awareness with a deluxe sample of its Luxury Beauty Serum, to be part of Sephora’s Beauty Insider program.

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Ingestible Beauty is Here, Finally

Ingestible beauty, which encompasses vitamins, supplements and mineral-rich tonics, has grown 40 percent over the past five years, according to Euromonitor International.

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UK to Offer FabFitFun

Starting at under £50 each season, or approximately $65 at current exchange rates, FabFitFun members will receive between eight and 10 products, valued at more than $190 from premium and emerging brands

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Beauty Scene: Pai; Physicians Formula; The Body Shop; Amika

This week’s Beauty Scene is all about rosehips and rosé, plus an innovative recycling initiative benefiting Indian women, and a new hair-focused pop-up. Here’s what you need to know about each initiative.

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L’Oréal Launches Direct-to-Consumer Hair Color Brand

The startup utilizes a combination of technology and on-demand colorists to offer consumers a personalized at-home hair color experience.

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Exclusive Q1 Global Beauty Report: Tribe Dynamics

Who led earned media internationally in the U.S., Canada, U.K, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Japan, Korea and Australia? In this exclusive new report for CEW, Tribe Dynamics shares these results, as well as trending content, products and brands for each region during Q1.

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NPD: Mother’s Day Expected to Boost Prestige Fragrance Sales

The month of May, historically the third best-selling month for women’s prestige fragrance in the U.S. (behind November and December), looks to boost scent sales yet again thanks to Mother’s Day.

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5 Minutes with Jami Heidegger

Luxury skin care brand Retrouvé launched in the U.S. in 2014 and uses high-octane active ingredients, many of which are grown on a farm in Malibu, CA. The former owner of Kiehl’s talks to Beauty News for our 5 Minutes With… feature.

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Indie Spotlight: How Maria Nila’s Social Responsibility Jumped Sales 40%

The professional hair care brand’s pivot towards a purpose-driven business helped increase consumer loyalty and sales.

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CEW Beauty Scene: Degree + Blue Zones; Glossier; Arrive

This week’s edition of Beauty Scene features news in personal care, cosmetics and skin care via Degree, Glossier and Arrive.

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NPD: U.S. Prestige Beauty Sales Drop

“The big story for the first quarter is that, as we predicted, growth in beauty, and in each category, is softer compared to Q1 of 2018,” said Larissa Jensen, Beauty Industry Analyst, The NPD Group.

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Joel Warren Opens Salon in Saks NYC Flagship

The salon’s interior was styled by Joel, along with Bruce Teitelbaum from RPG, following an industrial-meets-Neo-Georgian theme featuring wood paneling and sumptuous leather chairs.

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Lauder Raises Full-Year Guidance after Asia Sales Boom

As a result of the company’s local China strategy, which includes Alibaba’s Tmall marketplace, the Asia-Pacific region generated double-digit net sales growth in every major product category. The region saw a 25 percent growth, bringing total sales to $966 million for the quarter.

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Beauty Scene: Garnier Mobile Greenhouse; Wander Beauty Pop-Up; Olive & June Studio Box

This week’s edition of Beauty Scene covers two brands’ highly instagrammable experiences for consumers to enjoy in real life, plus a nail brand’s new kit that makes at-home manicures even easier to DIY.

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Supergoop! Pop-Up Opens in Soho

The idea for a classroom themed-pop up came from Holly’s former life as a third-grade teacher, as well as from one-on-ones with influencers, who were asking for sun facts to provide to their followers.

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Smarter Sampling Offers Competitive Edge

Even in the digital world, trying before buying is key. Arcade Beauty, the pioneer of sampling, is duplicating the power of digital sampling in stores with an equity investment in Vengo Labs, a retail tech company that’s innovating out-of-home advertising and reinventing sampling distribution methods.

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CEW U.K. Announces 2019 Beauty Awards Winners

CEW’s U.K. chapter held its annual Beauty Awards ceremony on Friday, April 26 at the London Hilton on Park Lane. This year’s awards program received just under 300 entries across 31 categories.

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Alchemy 43 Opens in NYC; Announces Luxury Skin Care Line

The California-based injectables chain recently opened in New York City’s Flatiron district, with plans to roll out 50 stores in the next six years and launch a medical-grade skin care line.

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Indie Spotlight: Starskin Eyes Global Expansion, Bets on Asia-Pacific

Sheet-mask brand, Starskin, is increasing its global presence. The Netherlands-based company, which is currently available in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East, has expanded into the Asia-Pacific market, and plans to enter Canada later this year.

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Uoma Beauty to Launch at Ulta with 51 Foundation Shades

Created by Sharon Chuter, a former LVMH executive, the brand is aiming to go beyond shade inclusivity by offering products for different skin tones and needs.

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Beauty Scene: Celeb Skin Care

This installment of Beauty Scene highlights upcoming celebrity skin care ranges from stars who’ve already seen success in makeup, including Kylie Jenner, Rihanna and Huda Kattan. Here, details on each highly-anticipated launch.

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Beauty Scene: LG Acquires New Avon; Brandless’ New Clean Beauty Items; Kylie Cosmetics Announces Eyebrow Collection

In this week’s Beauty Scene: LG H&H has announced a deal to acquire New Avon; Brandless expands its clean beauty assortment with 10 new skus; and, Klyie Cosmetics is set to launch a new eyebrow collection, Kybrow, at the end of April.

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Gregg Renfrew: Why Beautycounter Resonates with Consumers

Gregg Renfrew, Founder & CEO, discusses the reasons why the brand is so successful, the mission-oriented companies she loves, and where she sees herself in the next three years.

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Lauren Gores-Ireland and Marianna Hewitt on Launching Summer Fridays

Influencers Lauren Gores-Ireland and Marianna Hewitt discuss the strategy and inspiration behind Summer Fridays and how they use their followers for R&D. They also discuss how they see influencers’ roles evolving in the coming years.

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Nancy Twine: Briogeo’s Turning Point

Nancy Twine, Founder & CEO, Briogeo, shares her secrets to success, her biggest lessons learned, and how Sephora helped shape the brand.

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