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Neutrogena Launches Programs to Broaden Access to Critical Skin Care Services

Several troubling stats from a recent skin care study ignited Neutrogena into creating several programs that would help provide access to skin care resources for the masses.

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Meet the CEW Beauty Creators Ambassador: Dr. Corey Hartman on the Importance of Industry Acknowledgement

When recommending products to friends and patients, Dr. Corey Hartman, a board-certified dermatologist, looks at what not only delivers results, but what is easy to use and provides great value.

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CEW to Launch on Clubhouse

CEW’s bi-monthly Founder Fridays event, which unites small brand founders to discuss business solutions, is moving to Clubhouse. 

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Sustainability is the New Competitive Edge

Consumers are doing their share, and the pressure is on for beauty brands to do the same.

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The Honest Company Files for $100M IPO

The Honest Company has submitted a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission to go public.

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Indie Beauty Spotlight: Strands of Faith Founder Talks Growing Her Million Dollar Brand

Here, CEW Beauty News spoke to Ameka about Strands of Faith’s point of difference, how the brand managed during the past year, her biggest challenges and advice for fellow entrepreneurs.

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Meet the CEW Beauty Creators Ambassador: Linda Wells on the Pride of Product Discovery

Linda Wells has over 35 years of experience in beauty and fashion as a journalist, brand founder and brand builder.

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Beautycounter Valued at $1B Following Carlyle Group Investment

Global investment firm, The Carlyle Group, has acquired a majority stake in Beautycounter, valuing the clean beauty’s parent company, Counter Brands LLC, at $1 billion.

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Meet the CEW Beauty Creators Ambassador: Marianna Hewitt on Honoring Young Brands

This OG super influencer is a leading voice in social media with more than 1 million followers.

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Hairstory: The State of Sustainability in Beauty

Here, some key takeaways from the summit, which covered issues across clean formulas, greenwashing, sustainable packaging, conscious consumerism and more.

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Erno Laszlo Taps Pamela Kruse as GM

Pamela’s primary objective is to drive accelerated growth in the direct-to-consumer channel through on-site experience and conversion initiatives as well as performance marketing strategies.

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Tula Taps Influencers to Amplify Positive Skin Messaging Campaign

The selected influencers are Tess Holliday, Tennille Murphy, Nyma Tang, Chizi Duru and Weylie Hoang.

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Lauder’s Alex Trower Retires

The Estée Lauder Companies announced Monday that Alexandra (Alex) Trower, Executive Vice President, Global Communications, will retire effective July 1, 2021.

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Meet the CEW Beauty Creators Ambassador: Elana Drell-Szyfer on the Power of Peer Recognition

Elana Drell-Szyfer is one of the most approachable C-suite executives in beauty—a good thing, as she’s on many people’s go-to list for advice, on everything from brand development to partnering with creative founders to mentorship.

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AI-Powered Beauty

The pandemic has accelerated demand for artificial intelligence-powered beauty solutions that offer hyper-personalized products, contact-free shopping, and ever more engaging brand experiences. Here, CEW Beauty News spotlights the latest AI innovations that promise a new beauty tech era.

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IFF Celebrates World Art Day with Conversations Between Perfumers, Artists

In honor of World Art Day on April 15, IFF is hosting a number of talks between its perfumers and personalities from the worlds of art, food and culture.

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Meredith Launches Pro Bono Consultation Services for BIPOC, LGBTQIA Businesses

Media behemoth Meredith is launching a pro bono media and marketing consultation program designed to support BIPOC and LGBTQIA-majority-owned small businesses.

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Grande Cosmetics Holds First Livestreaming Event on Shopify’s Livescale Platform

Grande Cosmetics hosted its first live presentation on April 6, offering consumers access to its founder, the brand’s latest news and special offers exclusive to those who tuned in.

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Despite Clubhouse, Beauty Podcast Engagement Remains Strong

While the beauty industry is abuzz about Clubhouse and how the audio-only platform can be used for brand building and boosting community, it’s important to look to its forerunner, beauty podcasts, especially when it comes to ad spend.

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Waterless Nail Studio Glosslab Readies for Expansion Following $4 Million Raise

New York City-based nail studio, Glosslab, is thriving thanks to its unique waterless services and newfound financial support.

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April Product Watch: Brands Reformulate & Refresh

In time for Earth Month, brands are offering ways for consumers to make sustainable decisions with their beauty routines – from Superzero’s waterless hair care bars to newcomer Common Heir’s…

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5 Minutes with Biossance’s Catherine Gore, Sheila Pollak

Catherine Gore, President of Biossance, and Sheila Pollack, CMO, recently spoke with CEW Beauty News about how the brand pivoted in 2020, expansion in 2021 and spreading the clean beauty message.

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Thirteen Lune Announces Goop as First Ally Brand to Sell on the Platform

The company has allocated 10 percent or less of their site to feature ally brands, such as Goop, who will also be asked to make a commitment to serve as a thought partner, professional resource and voice for the BIPOC brands on the platform.

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Pure Culture Beauty Elevates Customized Skin Care

The new formulations launched April 2, essentially an offering of anti-acne ingredients that will be incorporated into Pure Culture’s original line-up of clean ingredients.

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Traackr: State of Influence: Beauty 2021 Report

The report highlights how consumer, brand and influencer behavior in the beauty industry have evolved as a result of the global pandemic, social issues and changes in the social platform market.

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Lancôme Launches Advanced Génifique Eye Cream, Hydra Zen Additions

Part of its cult-favorite Génifique franchise, this eye treatment replaces the former version

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Highlights from 25 Black Women in Beauty’s ‘The Power of Us’ Virtual Event

The overarching theme of the day’s virtual event was a call for greater financial backing, as well greater acceptance from retailers and consumers of all ethnicities.

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Rebecca Minkoff, Ali Wyatt Announce Winner of Female Founders Day Event

Last week, the organization held its first virtual version of its Female Founders Day: The Business Blueprint event, which was previously hosted in-person in New York and Los Angeles.

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The Skinny Confidential Leans into Podcasts, Social Media for Namesake Beauty Brand Launch

When Lauryn Bosstick launched The Skinny Confidential in 2010, her goal was to bring together a community of like-minded women. Eleven years later, she has amassed over 1 million followers…

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Unilever Prestige, WWD Partner on Grant Program to Bridge the Digital Divide

The program aims to support innovations that take a human-centered approach to connecting with consumers in today’s tech-driven market.

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Virtue Introduces Flourish Range for Thinning Hair

The collection includes two overnight regimens that offer a new approach to address female hair loss.

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Klarna: The Biggest Beauty Trends for 2021

Klarna conducted a survey of 15,000 of our 15 million US consumers to find out how they are shopping for beauty during the pandemic, what trends are likely to continue, and what all this means for beauty retailers as the country begins to reopen in 2021.

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Spate: Skin Care Devices Trends Report

The chaos and uncertainty of 2020 had a significant impact on consumers’ everyday beauty rituals. While services and makeup are among the categories hit the hardest, the device category has…

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Aveda Launches Shampoo Bar to Support People in Need

For earth month, Aveda has launched its first shampoo bar created exclusively for hair to help raise millions of dollars to protect and provide clean water to people in need around the world.

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Unwrapped Life, Plastic Bank Partner to Save Oceans from Plastic Waste

Unwrapped Life, the plastic-free beauty brand, is partnering with Plastic Bank to prevent more than 2.5 million plastic bottles from entering the ocean.

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The Biggest Beauty Trends for 2021

In a survey of 15,000 beauty shoppers, Klarna, the world’s leading global payments and shopping provider, asked consumers how they’re shopping for beauty during the pandemic and the trends they expect to continue.

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Kline: The Effects of the Pandemic on Professional Skin Care

Despite a challenging year, the professional skin care market continued to register slight increases in established regions, with the United States growing by 0.7 percent, according to Kline & Co.

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Spring’s Inspiring Beauty Videos: MOSS Presents Season Highlights

There is a promise of all that time lost, and in this very unique atmosphere, cutting-edge, bold pieces of beauty video are emerging.

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Stop Asian Hate! Beauty Industry Leaders Speak Out

Asian American beauty industry leaders speak out about the violence, their experience of discrimination, and what can be done to generate awareness and education to stop these hate crimes.

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Skin Care Brand Topicals Taps Gen Z

The new female-founded, Black-owned skin care brand founded by Gen Z (she’s 24 years old), for Gen Z, destigmatizes the treatment of chronic skin conditions while championing skin positivity and inclusion.

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Base Butter Wins GlossWire’s First Pitch Competition

GlossWire, an online global beauty marketplace and social networking app, has announced Base Butter as the $10,000 grand prize winner of its first-ever GlossPitch competition.

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CEW Enhances, Reimagines and Renames Beauty Awards Program

CEW has enhanced and reimagined its annual Beauty Awards program, now in its 28th year, to spotlight the industry’s innovators and their teams – Beauty Creators – in an elevated and heightened way.

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Why Clean & Sustainable Beauty is No Longer Optional

Consumers are seeking out products that are not only safe for them, but also safe for the planet.

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Intimate Skin Care Brand SweetSpot Labs Rebrands

SweetSpot Labs (SSL), an intimate skin health and care products line, is re-introducing itself to consumers. The 18-year-old brand recently unveiled a bold and bright look via new packaging, as…

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Ipsy Parent Commits to Diversity and Sustainability Missions

Ipsy and BoxyCharm parent, BFA (Beauty for All) Industries, is committed to addressing two of beauty’s leading missions, self-expression and sustainability.

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Sakara Life Closes Series B Fundraise, Commits to Growing Beauty Portfolio

Organic meal delivery and wellness company, Sakara Life, has closed a $15 million Series B fundraise to expand their CPG arm of the business, personal care and beauty. Bringing in…

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Fragrance’s Wild, Year-long Journey, and How It’s Faring Now

As the world went into lockdown in March 2020, the last thing people were thinking about was wearing fragrance. But as it became clear the world was going to be…

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Jouer’s Founder Taps Influencer Daughter to Strengthen Brand Awareness

Christina Zilber, Founder & CEO Jouer, is aiming to broaden the clean beauty brand’s reach through a new partnership with a Gen Z influencer she knows very well – her…

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Coresight Research x CEW: How Is Technology Transforming the Beauty Industry?

In this report, Coresight Research explores how technology is transforming the beauty industry and highlight the implications of its adoption for brands and retailers.

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Alpyn Beauty’s Reformulated Award-Winning SKU to Debut Live on QVC

The product will be revealed worldwide today at 10 p.m. EST, March 23, via a QVC livestream with founder Kendra Kolb Butler and program host, Shawn Killinger.

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Firmenich Taps Students’ Creativity to Innovate Uses for Fine Fragrance

The partnership is a call to action to Regeneration, an initiative Firmenich kicked off last year to reset, reconnect and reimagine the fragrance industry.

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Tatcha’s Vicky Tsai Joins Room to Read Board

Room to Read has appointed Vicky Tsai, Tatcha Founder & CEO, to the organization’s global Board of Directors.

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Online Comparison Platform Cosmetify Launches in the U.S. Beauty Market

Cosmetify, an online price comparison platform for beauty shoppers, became available in the U.S last week, partnering with several retailers including Sephora, Amazon, Walgreens and Macy’s.

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Caress and IFundWomen of Color Unveil New Research on the State of WOC Entrepreneurship

Unilever’s Caress brand and IFundWomen of Color hosted a four-hour virtual summit to discuss obstacles and opportunities of women of color entrepreneurs.

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Hot Trend Alert: The Microbiome

The microbiome, our skin’s living protective layer of microflora, became a beauty buzzword before the pandemic hit. Now, maintaining a balanced, diverse microbiome has become a priority to keeping skin…

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5 Minutes with SkinCeuticals GM Stephanie Kramer

SkinCeuticals’ new General Manager, Stephanie Kramer, is a mom, philanthropist, adjunct professor at FIT, and, like many of these days, a Zoom school facilitator. Stephanie brings 18 years of business…

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Tribe Dynamics: Influencer Marketing With a Gen-Z Approach

Tribe outlines key steps brands can take to engage Gen Z influencers and their audiences, and get ahead of the dynamic lifestyle movements started by these rising creators. 

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Fresh Beauty + MOSS: Learnings from a Successful High-End Video Production Partnership

Here, we explore the partnership between Fresh Beauty and MOSS, and uncover the many mutual benefits to working alongside each other in solidifying a brand’s video strategy over time.

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Estée Lauder Expands QVC Distribution, Leans into Live-Streaming

Estée Lauder, the flagship brand of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., is expanding its QVC partnership to include livestreaming and extended product offerings following its successful launch on the platform in April 2020.

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Dr. Sturm Launches Super Anti-Aging Face Cream

Dr. Barbara Sturm has launched a new item, Super Antiaging Face Cream, formulated to address both immediate and long-term anti-aging results.

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Hourglass Debuts Carmine-Free Red Pigment with Lipstick Launch

Hourglass and its parent company, Unilever, have developed a vegan alternative to carmine, the beauty industry’s standard red pigment produced from female crushed insects.

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David Kimbell Tapped as Ulta’s New CEO

Ulta Beauty has announced that David Kimbell, the company’s President, is taking over as Chief Executive Officer.

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Moss Presents Insights on Prestige Beauty Brand Videos

Here, MOSS Studio + Magazine examines some of prestige beauty’s most effective, high-end videos and what makes these assets so meaningful and powerful.

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Curls Enters into Strategic Partnership with Beauty By Imagination

Curls is gearing up for its next phase of growth by entering into a strategic partnership with Beauty By Imagination (BBI), parent company to leading hair care brands such as WetBrush, Goody, Ouidad and Bio Ionic.

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Ready Set Jet Talks Crowdfunding, Going Beyond Brand Building

When Shalini Vadhera was considering fund-raising options for her beauty brand, Ready Set Jet, she wanted to think about meaningful ways people could be a part of her company.

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Walmart Hosts All-New Live Stream Shopping Event

The Spring Shop-Along: Beauty Edition will be hosted on Walmart’s TikTok channel where they will give the TikTok community a chance to shop live for items featured in creator content directly in the app, without having to leave the platform.

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How to Sell Successfully on Amazon

The platform accounts for more than one-third of all online beauty product sales, and beauty is the third-fastest growing category on the platform, according to eMarketer.

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Marc Rey Joins Maesa Board

Beauty industry veteran, Marc Rey, has been appointed to the Board of global beauty brand incubator, Maesa.

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Indie Beauty Brand Spotlight: Avya Skincare Spotlights Ayurveda as Next Big Beauty Trend

Rooted in traditional Ayurvedic ingredients, Avya Skincare is looking to bring exposure to an underrepresented beauty segment, In-Beauty, a nod to products established from Indian roots.

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Tom Ford Beauty Deepens Commitment for Gender Equality with Grant, Mentoring Program

Tom Ford Beauty’s has partnered with the UN Foundation [UNF] to support their #EqualEverywhere campaign for gender equality over the next three years.

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Venus Williams Expands Sun Care Collection, Launches Pay Inequality Campaign

The tennis champion and entrepreneur is launching a a vegan lip balm assortment, limited-edition Wonder Woman kit and #PrivilegeTax initiative.

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International Women’s Day Spotlight: Rahama Wright, Founder, CEO Shea Yeleen

Here, CEW Beauty News caught up with Rahama about her year in business, her biggest pivots for the brand, what inspires her and more.

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International Women’s Day Spotlight: Amanda Kahn, PÜR

Here, CEW Beauty News caught up with Amanda about how she manages the ever-changing clean-beauty standards at various retailers, how the brand’s marketing has evolved, and more.

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International Women’s Day Spotlight: Lorrie King & Celeste Lee, Caire Beauty

Here, CEW Beauty News caught up with them to talk about the origin of Caire Beauty, how they’re funding the range and what’s next for the brand.

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Bioré Skincare Launches Get That Sh*t Out Campaign

Bioré Skincare is bringing mental health to the forefront with an action-based program to address the mental health of college students in communities across the U.S.

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NielsenIQ: The Ins and Outs of the Low-Income Beauty Shopper

Low-income shoppers are fueling beauty and personal care growth during a time where economic stability and financial outlooks remain uncertain.

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Uoma Beauty Debuts Limited Edition Coming 2 America Collection

Uoma Beauty has partnered with Paramount Pictures to release a makeup collection for Coming 2 America, the second installment in the Coming to America film series set to premier globally on Amazon Prime…

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NPD Blog: Consumers Are Finding Beauty in the Simple Things

Not only are consumers embracing the little things, but they are maximizing celebrations by starting them earlier.

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Detox Market Launches Skin Care Line

Detox Market, the Los Angeles-based multi-brand clean beauty e-tailer, is launching its own skin care offering focusing on the art of cleansing.

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PowerReviews: The Changing Face of the Beauty Shopper

The survey found that nearly nine in 10 shoppers said they spend more or the same on beauty products online than prior to the pandemic, and two in five are more likely to be first-time beauty product buyers now than pre-COVID.

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Loop, Ulta Beauty Launch First-Ever Circular Beauty Retail Platform

Global reuse platform Loop has partnered with Ulta Beauty to reduce beauty waste whereby customers can now shop beauty online at loopbyulta.com in durable, sustainable packaging to be refilled and reused.

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Ultraceuticals Arrives in the U.S.

Ultraceuticals, Australia’s leading cosmeceutical skin care brand, is best known for its SPF, correction and retinol ranges. And it’s launching now in the U.S. in select professional doors.

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March Product Watch: Brands Prepare for Season Change

As brands gear up for spring, lighter hydration formulas are hitting skin care, from Lancôme’s new-to-market skin essence to Alchimie Forever’s light clarifying cream – the brand’s first big launch since the cream debuted in summer 2019.

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John Paul Mitchell Systems Taps Michaeline DeJoria as CEO

Michaeline is a daughter of JPMS co-founder John Paul DeJoria, who began working at the company in 2007 on the production plant floor.

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Augustinus Bader Upgrades Best-Selling Moisturizer, The Rich Cream

The reformulated The Rich Cream aims to deliver a better consumer experience and better results—backed by clinical and user trials.

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Indie Spotlight: OWA Haircare Rebrands as Susteau to Expand Offerings

Waterless hair care brand, OWA Haircare, is relaunching as Systeau, following a successful year of growth for the company.

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The Bachelor Serves Up Lip Service with Qür

In addition to lip balms, there are hand sanitizers and an array of other products in the pipeline.

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Meredith to Hold First-Ever Beauty Summit

Meredith will host an event that will look into the relationship between the beauty consumer and makeup, and the impact the events of the past year will have on future behaviors.

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New Brand Womaness Offers Menopausal Solutions at Target

Launching today at Target, Womaness offers accessible, affordable products addressing a range of menopause symptoms—from skin to body care, vaginal care and supplements.

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Colorescience Launches Even Up Multi-Correction Serum

The product, Even Up Multi-Correction Serum, is sure to resonate with consumers constantly seeing their skin on Zoom calls.

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Ulta Beauty to Open in Herald Square

The 12,000-square-foot ft. store will be located on West 34th Street and will open March 5.

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Paula’s Choice Launches at Sephora Nationwide

DTC brand Paula’s Choice will make its brick-and-mortar debut at Sephora this April, entering the prestige beauty chain’s 455 U.S. based stores. Last week the brand entered sephora.com with 25 products.

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Sobel Skin Rx Debuts on QVC

New York City celebrity dermatologist and Sobel Skin Rx brand founder, Dr. Howard Sobel, is launching his latest skin care collection on QVC today, February 26, at 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. EST.

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5 Minutes with Skinfix’s Jane Meredith

With a background that includes leadership roles at Murad and Perricone MD, Skinfix’s new General manager, Jane Meredith, is poised to take the rising indie brand specializing in skin barrier…

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Black History Month Brand Spotlight: Pear Nova

In 2013 when Pear Nova launched, there was a void in medium to dark skin tones being shown center stage in the nail world.

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Moss Studio: Skin Care Video Trends to Follow

Here, Moss Studio + Magazine examines four major trends to look out for.

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Spate: Celebrity Beauty Brand Report

Spate analyzes the data across top celebrity brands to identify which brands are seeing long-lasting traction.

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Madison Reed Raises $52M to Continue Omnichannel Expansion

The new financing brings its total capital raised to $199.5 million.

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Black History Month Brand Spotlight: London Grant Co.

What started as a small batch made in her kitchen, eventually became London Grant’s signature and best-selling product, Cocoa & Jojoba Body Soufflé. 

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Clean, Plant-Powered BioClarity Lands in Ulta Beauty

CEW Beauty News sat down with Tracy to talk about BioClarity’s proprietary ingredient, the impact of strategic collaborations, and future plans for the brand.

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Tribe Dynamics: Indie Beauty Debrief Q4 2020

Tribe Dynamics’ Q4 2020 Indie Beauty Debrief spotlights notable indie beauty brands across cosmetics, skin care, and haircare in the U.S., along with two brands with standout performances in the EMEA region.

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Jill Scalamandre on bareMinerals’ Latest Virtual Event and Brand Initiatives

On Tuesday evening bareMinerals held an immersive brand event, Virtual Villa, featuring bareMinerals’ Clean Beauty Ambassador Hailey Bieber.

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Estée Lauder’s Latest Investment in Deciem Ups Valuation to $2.2B

The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) is increasing its investment in Deciem from 29 percent to a majority stake of 76 percent.

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Black History Month Brand Spotlight: Glory Skincare

Founded by former Nike executive, Alisia Ford, Glory Skincare was built on the belief that women of color should be at the forefront of every touchpoint in skin care and beauty

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Beauty Data Platform Poshly Rebrands to Lucky Analytics

The platform uses insights from more than one million consumers to help brands ideate, hone messaging and develop packaging and make creative decisions.

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Heyday Closes $20M Round, Announces Plans to Franchise, New President

The round was led by Level 5 Capital Partners (L5) with participation from existing investors Lerer Hippeau and Fifth Wall Venture, bringing the company’s total funding to $33 million.

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Chanel Introduces Its First Color Scanner, Lipscanner

Chanel is launching a next-generation makeup app for lips. Perfect for the online makeup shopping era, Lipscanner by Chanel is an iPhone app available for free beginning February 22 in France, the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Korea and 15 other countries on the Apple App Store.

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Indie Beauty Spotlight: LYS Beauty

Founder and CEO of LYS Beauty, Tisha Thompson, is a beauty industry veteran of 15 years whose mission is to redefine beauty standards and make clean beauty accessible for all skin tones, skin types and textures.

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Aïda Moudachirou Rebois Joins MAC as SVP Global Marketing

M.A.C Cosmetics has named Aïda Moudachirou Rebois as Senior Vice President, Global Marketing, effective Monday, Feb. 22.

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Black History Month Brand Spotlight: AMP Beauty LA

Today, AMP Beauty LA is curating the largest inventory of Black-owned products on the market across skin, hair, body, bath, makeup, nails, personal wellness and more. 

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Tribe Dynamics: How the Wellness Movement has Reshaped Beauty and Fashion

Tribe dedicated its January Tribe Top 10 feature story to the myriad ways that beauty and fashion brands have leveraged wellness trends to boost their influencer marketing performance and build a robust presence on social media. 

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Social Standards: DIY Trends in Beauty and Personal Care

The report investigates consumer DIY conversations in their Beauty and Hair Care routines to uncover some of the detectable changes influenced by pandemic restrictions.

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Black History Month Brand Spotlight: DRK Beauty

DRK Beauty aims to empower and support women of color by producing curated content that resonates with often-neglected communities, as well as provide mental health resources through their initiative, ​DRK Beauty Healing​.

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Blushington’s 180-Degree Pivot to Digital: Classes, Sales, Education

The first class from newly-formed Blushington Academy for Artist Advancement took place on January 11. Through it, people from across the nation have access to a 25-hour course designed to set them up for a career in makeup artistry.

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Codex Beauty Seeks to Earn Consumer Trust with Clinical Data Access

The goal is to offer a transparent snapshot of product performance, as well as eliminate confusion about ingredient benefits.

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How Grove Collaborative Attained a $1.3B Valuation

With a focus on sustainability and its “do no harm” ethos, direct-to-consumer household and personal care brand, Grove Collaborative, continues to be on the fast-track to success.

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QVC, HSN to Debut 60+ Women and Minority-Owned Brands

Qurate Retail Group’s QVC U.S. and HSN are planning to introduce more than 90 emerging brands across all of its product categories with two-thirds of the brands self-identifying as either women-owned or minority-owned.

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Black History Month Brand Spotlight: Thirteen Lune

Thirteen Lune launched in December 2020, initially with 13 brands that were founded by Black and brown people. Now the site is growing to also include all brands. 

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Women’s Wellness Roundup

From elevated intimate care, to skin care designed for that time of the month, to a wellness-forward makeup brand, here are the latest women’s wellness launches.

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Black History Month Brand Spotlight: Brilliance by Brown

The company tests and reviews products targeted to skin over 40, uncover emerging brands that speak to shifting hormonal concerns, and tap into a brain trust of skin care specialists and medical professionals that understand the needs of skin that requires more nourishment from head to toe.

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Clean Beauty Brand Merit Enters Sephora Following One Month Debut

Beginning February 16, the brand’s full seven-piece assortment will be available at Sephora.com and will roll out to more than 500 Sephora stores across the U.S. and Canada on February 19.

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Black History Month Brand Spotlight: Danessa Myricks Beauty

Her eponymously named beauty brand was founded in 2016 on the principle that race, gender, age and personal style should not limit anyone from experimenting with makeup and discovering their signature look.

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Black History Month Spotlight: Black Girl Sunscreen

Black Girl Sunscreen launched in 2016, specifically crafted for women of color, and is formulated to leave no white residue on skin. 

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Chinese New Year 2021: Year of the Ox Beauty Videos

The turn of the lunar year brings celebrations, well-wishes, beautiful decorations – and a whole range of special edition beauty products to bring in the new year.

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Arches & Halos’ New Brow Items

Celebrity brow expert, Tonya Crooks, has created seven new products for her eyebrow grooming and shaping line, Arches & Halos, a collection of easy-to-use and affordable items that launched exclusively at Target in July 2019.

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The Latest in Legalizing Cannabis, CBD and How it Could Affect Brands

As part of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2021 State of the State address, he announced his and the New York Department of Health’s proposal to legalize adult-use cannabis, the latest step…

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Black History Month Brand Spotlight: BeautyBeez

Recognizing the limited offerings of Black hair care products in Los Angeles, Brittney set out to create a space that focuses on providing unmatched customer service and the most in-demand hair and beauty products.

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Black History Month Brand Spotlight: Meraki

After experiencing a serious chemical burn from an over-the-counter beauty product, Amber Makupson, a licensed aesthetician, was fed up with ingredients in beauty products that were potentially harmful to women….

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What You Need to Know About Sampling in the New Beauty Landscape

To better understand the fluctuating landscape, Bazaarvoice-owned Influenster conducted a series of surveys to analyze consumer shopping behavior, including sampling.

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Tribe Dynamics: Q4 2020 Global Beauty Report

During the 2020 holiday season, brands and influencers around the world didn’t let the COVID-19 pandemic get in the way of socially distant celebrations.

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L’Oréal USA, NAACP Launch Inclusive Beauty Fund

L’Oréal USA has created a new grant program in partnership with the NAACP, Inclusive Beauty Fund, that will see L’Oréal USA award 30 one-time grants of $10,000 each to Black-owned small businesses, Black entrepreneurs, and professional services in all sectors of the U.S. beauty industry.

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Black History Brand Spotlight: Naturally Drenched

Recognizing a lack of Black representation in the beauty space as the owner of one of the top texture salons in the country, attorney, entrepreneur and mother, Jamila Powell, created Naturally Drenched to ensure all voices are heard and all curls are loved.

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Sephora Announces 8 BIPOC Brands Named for 2021 Accelerator Program

Sephora has announced details of its 2021 Accelerator incubator program, including eight brands who will participate in it, which for the first time features a cohort comprised exclusively of founders of color.

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Venus Launches Feminine Care Skin Collection

Venus is venturing into the clean beauty category with Venus for Pubic Hair & Skin Collection, available now at Walmart and Amazon, and the new Venus Radiant Skin Razor.

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Black History Month Brand Spotlight: Epi.Logic

Epi.Logic is a line of elevated skin care essentials that prioritize not only the results of its skin care regimen but the experience itself.

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Stella Rising: 2021 Amazon Trends Brands Need to Know to Scale Successfully

Stella Rising recently held a webinar to discuss the challenges and opportunities for brands on Amazon.

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Black History Month Brand Spotlight: Young King Hair Care

Young King Hair Care is the first multicultural beauty and wellness brand for young men.

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Hourglass Launches First Skin Care Collection

Popular clean makeup brand, Hourglass Cosmetics, is expanding its offerings beyond makeup with Equilibrium Skincare Collection.

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Sharon Chuter Continues Advocacy Efforts with Disruptive New Campaign

Sharon Chuter is about to disrupt the beauty industry—again—and perhaps change the way the dictionary defines “black” while she’s at it.

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Skin Inc. Raises $7.47M to Drive Growth

Skin Inc Supplement Bar, one of the originators of premium custom skin care products and devices, has received a new round of investment from Singapore-based Mistletoe to boost global expansion and custom innovations.

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SkinCeuticals Open Retail Space, Launches New Serum

Medical skin care brand SkinCeuticals has partnered with cosmetic surgeon Dr. Mo Zakhireh to open a retail and treatment space in Palm Springs, California.

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NPD: U.S. Prestige Beauty Falls 19% in 2020; E-commerce Grows 46%

The U.S. prestige beauty industry generated $16.1 billion in 2020, a 19 percent sales decline compared to the prior year, according to The NPD Group.

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Indie Beauty Brand Spotlight: Media Personality Turned Brand Founder Taps Algae for Skin Care Line

After several years as a fashion and media personality and influencer, Allison McNamara decided it was time for a new venture – entrepreneurism. In 2018, she launched Mara, a clean,…

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Black History Month Brand Spotlight: Scotch Porter

Brand: Scotch Porter Founder: Calvin Quallis Sales: $15 million to $20 million (estimated) Distribution: ScotchPorter.com (DTC), Target, Walmart Launch/History/ Unique Proposition: Formally launched in 2015, Scotch Porter remains at the helm…

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Kline: At-Home Beauty Device Trends in the U.S. and China

In this brief report, Kline looks at some of the key developments behind the success of skin care devices during the pandemic.

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Macy’s Intensifies Efforts to Advance Diverse Talent, Amplify Black-Owned Businesses

In honor of Black history, Macy’s will be launching several new initiatives—and building on existing ones—to honor Black culture and exceptional work by Black creatives.

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The Sephora + Kohl’s Partnership: A Look at Creative Possibilities

Here, Moss Studio + Magazine explores in-store video in context of the partnership announcement and the Sephora at Kohl’s CEW event. 

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Black History Month Brand Spotlight: BeautyStat

Launched in 2019, BeautyStat’s mission is to scour the planet for new beauty ingredients and technologies.

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Ulta Beauty to Invest $25 Million for Diversity Efforts; Names Tracee Ellis Ross Diversity & Inclusion Advisor

Ulta Beauty looks to double the number of Black-owned brands in its assortment by the end of 2021, and commit $25 million to support several diversity and inclusion efforts.

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Black History Month Spotlight: Yelp’s List of Black-Owned Beauty Businesses to Watch

To celebrate Black History Month, Yelp released a Black-Owned Businesses to Watch list highlighting the most highly-rated and popular Black-owned businesses across several categories, including beauty.

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Olaplex Launches Interactive Tool, The Pro App

The hair care brand best known for repairing and protecting hair has launched an app that offers hair diagnostic tools and real-time advice for professional hair stylists.

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February Product Watch: Brands Focus on Rising Consumer Trends

This month’s roundup unveils innovative skin care and hair care products targeting consumer’s self-care routines, eco-friendly beauty options and the latest must-have antibacterial soap.

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Black History Month Spotlight: Black Opal Beauty

Black Opal is a global beauty brand offering high-quality, affordable makeup and skin care products created specifically for skin rich in melanin.

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Maesa’s Founder Steps Down as CEO, Gianni Pieraccioni Appointed

Gianni Pieraccioni has been named CEO of Maesa, effective February 1, succeeding the company’s Founder and current CEO, Julien Saada, who will transition to a role as Chairman of the Board and Chief Strategy Officer.

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Indie Beauty Spotlight: Kahina Giving Beauty Redefines Eco-Luxe

With the goal of producing luxury green formulations while providing economic independence to the Berber women of Morocco, Kahina Giving Beauty is more than just a beautifully packaged beauty brand.

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PBA Study Shows Salons Which Follow COVID-19 Protocols Can Be Safe

The Professional Beauty Association has published a survey to help create consumer confidence in visiting salons with the goal of educating stylists and consumers that salons are safe.

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Beauty’s Latest Sustainability Launches

Here, CEW Beauty News takes a look at what has debuted this month with sustainability as a priority.

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Global Wellness Summit: 9 Wellness Trends for 2021

This year’s report captures the impact of the events of 2020, including racial injustice, politics, economic challenges and how the pandemic has shifted wellness from a nice-to-have to a must have.

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PBA Veteran Steve Sleeper Retires, Names New Executive Director

The Professional Beauty Association (PBA) has named Nina Daily as the association’s new Executive Director effective June 30. Steve Sleeper, the organization’s head for more than 20 years, is retiring. Nina currently serves as PBA’s Chief Marketing Officer.

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Kate Upon Shares Partnership Details on Wellness & Beauty Line, Found Active

Here, Kate spoke to CEW Beauty News about the new launch and shared insights into her supermodel secrets for glowing skin.

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L’Occitane U.S. Files Chapter 11

As a result of store closings related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and unmanageable store lease terms, L’Occitane’s U.S. operation has filed for a voluntary Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey.

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No7 Launches Campaign to Help Women Reenter the Workforce

This is the kickoff to a global, multi-year campaign with the brand partnering with organizations and individuals focused on helping support women defy stereotypes.

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Spate: Tweakment Trends Report

This report from Spate highlights the top trending procedures and services in the beauty industry, according to consumers.

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Industry Alliance Looks to Offer One Stop Shop

Three leaders in the beauty industry have come together to create a supply chain hub for the development, manufacturing and merchandising of beauty products on a global scale, yielding six manufacturing facilities in three continents.

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5 Minutes with Chris-Tia Donaldson

Here, Chris-Tia, Founder and CEO of TGIN, talks to CEW Beauty News about running her company, which is based in Chicago, and the challenges she faces as a small business owner.

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5 Things High-End Video Does for Your Brand

Here, Moss Studio + Magazine takes a look at five things this content style can do for a brand.

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Euromonitor: Top 10 Global Consumer Trends 2021

In this special report, Euromonitor analyzes emerging consumer trends redefining business in 2021.

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Kao USA Enters Textured Hair Care Market

Kao USA Inc. has introduced a new product line designed for natural hair textures, Wakati, the first entry into the category for the company

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5 Minutes with IFF’s Denis Ferenc

Many executives are looking at the challenges from the past 12 months as the spark that has accelerated innovation in the beauty industry. From newness in ecommerce, sampling and delivery…

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Givaudan Elevates Felix Mayr-Harting, Xavier Renard, Oriol Segui

Global Head of Consumer products Givaudan has made several executive changes, all effective February 1, 2021.

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Qurate Retail Group, NRF Commit to Support Small Businesses in 2021

Qurate Retail Group and the National Retail Federation (NRF) Foundation are expanding their Small Business Spotlight initiative to support 100 entrepreneurs of diverse backgrounds in 2021.

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How Pacifica Beauty Plans to Use Digital Campaigns, Events to Support Launches

Pacific Beauty is kicking off its 25th anniversary with the launch of two new collections designed to cater to pandemic-driven skin and fragrance trends.

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From Kitchen Table to Target: Miss Jessie’s Co-Founder on Her Pioneering Natural Hair Brand

Here, Miko Branch spoke to CEW Beauty News about staying competitive in the natural hair care market, how educating consumers helped the brand during the pandemic and her biggest challenge.

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Tribe Dynamics: A Look Back at 2020’s Top Brands

Tribe’s investigation provides insights on not only the brands that best weathered the storm, but also the brands poised for a brighter 2021.

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Deep Dive Into DIY’s Strongest Beauty Player: Nail

The nail color/care segment has given a much-needed boost to the troubled makeup category: when salons closed, consumers were forced to do their own nails, and it turns out many…

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5 Minutes with Supergoop!’s Newly Named CEO, Amanda Baldwin

Now, as Amanda takes the helm as CEO, she talked to CEW Beauty News about continuing Supergoop!’s mission to change the way the world thinks about sunscreen, why education is the brand’s holy grail and how the brand prioritizes clean, feel-good formulas.

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Lauder Taps New Business Development Exec; Creates Role in New Incubation Ventures

The Estée Lauder Companies has appointed Dave Smith as Senior Vice President, New Business Development (NBD).

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CES: YouCam’s New Tech Elevates Video Retouching, Skin Health Detection, and More

At this year’s CES, Perfect Corp.’s YouCam app debuted several upgrades and new technologies to its AR/AI makeup try-on application.

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CTA: Pandemic Accelerated Tech Adoption, Transforms Playing Field for Industry

CES has come to a close, and as in past years, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has shared insights from a new report into the future of the tech world.

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AlixPartners: After A Dramatic Year Of Change, What Does 2021 Have in Store For Retail?

AlixPartners identified 10 trends expected for retail in 2021. The firm divided its predictions into two interlinked dominant forces for the industry: consumer behavior and operations.

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Garnier Study Reveals At-Home Hair Color Habits During Quarantine

A new survey conducted by OnePoll, on behalf of Garnier, revealed that the average woman colored her hair at home four to five weeks into quarantine.

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Beautycounter’s Board Appoints Gina Boswell to Chairwoman, Taps NFL’s Dasha Smith

Beautycounter is continuing its commitment to female leadership with the announcement of two Board appointments.

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Celeb Beauty Frenzy Continues, Halsey the Latest to Join Club

Halsey is the latest celeb to toss her hat into the beauty ring. The singer, whose real name is Ashley Frangipane, revealed her clean, vegan and cruelty-free line, called About-Face…

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Sephora Implements Action Plan to Mitigate Racially Biased Experiences at Retail

Sephora has shared plans to mitigate racially biased experiences and unfair treatment for shoppers in the retail sector by implementing a plan that will impact all facets of its operations, from employee training to product mix to marketing messages.

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CNN: All Job Losses in December Were Held by Women

In December, the U.S. cut 140,000 jobs, all of which were held by women, while men gained employment.

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Cosmetify: The Most Expensive and Affordable Countries for Beauty

Beauty price comparison website Cosmetify recently released a report highlighting the top five cheapest countries to buy what they have identified as five of the most iconic beauty products.

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Spate: Top Rising 2021 Ingredients Report

In this report, Spate covers the top trending ingredients — by growth, by volume, and by category.

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Maureen Chiquet Joins Credo’s Board of Directors, Shifting Leadership to 70% Female

Maureen will become the fifth woman to join the Board, shifting the composition to 70 percent female leadership for the first time since Credo was founded in 2014 by the late Shashi Batra and Annie Jackson.

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Dollar Shave Club Appoints Jason Goldberger as CEO

He replaces DSC founder, Michael Dubin, who has decided to down from his role as CEO, with plans to remain with the company as a special advisor and board member.

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Indie Beauty Spotlight: How a Hollywood Hotspot Morphed into a Skin Care Line

A UCLA graduate with a master’s degree in Library Science, Jean Seo utilized her skillset to research the cause of aging skin, as well as the best ingredients and formulas to launch Évolué.

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L’Oréal Unveils News Innovations at CES 2021

L’Oréal has unveiled several new innovations at CES 2021.

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Amorepacific Unveils Customized Lip Makeup Manufacturing Technology

Amorepacific has been named a CES 2021 Innovation Award Honoree in the Health & Wellness category for its customized lip makeup manufacturing system Lip Factory by Color Tailor.

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Hero Cosmetics Gets Investment

Best known for its Mighty Patch line, Hero Cosmetics today revealed it has received a significant minority growth investment from private equity firm, Aria Growth Partners.

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NPD 2021 Outlook: Where Will Beauty Find Success?

Larissa Jensen, Vice President and Industry Advisor at The NPD Group, shares several key indicators to watch for this year that could have profound effects on the beauty industry. She…

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Perfect Corp. Raises $50 Million in Series C Round

Perfect Corp., developer of virtual beauty app YouCam Makeup, has raised a Series C investment of $50 million led by global investment bank, Goldman Sachs.

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5 Minutes with Katherine Power

Here, the busy mom tells CEW Beauty News about the development of Merit, how she balances running four companies, what she learned during COVID and her best advice for entrepreneurs.

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January Product Watch: New Beauty Launches to Know About

The new year kicks off with products that prioritize pandemic-related market demands, from supplements designed to boost internal heath to multi-functional skin care products.

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P&G, Billie Call off Merger Deal

Procter & Gamble and women’s razor company, Billie Inc., have called off their merger after facing regulatory backlash from the Federal Trade Commission.

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Nata Dvir Promoted to Chief Merchandising Officer of Macy’s

Macy’s, Inc. said today it has named Nata Dvir Chief Merchandising Officer of the Macy’s brand, effective February 1.

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The Boundlessness of Make-Up: MOSS Presents Emerge

When lead creative of MOSS, Nathan Byrne, set out to create a feature of renowned make-up artist Ryan Burke’s otherworldly creations, he had no idea how comprehensive and timely the…

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THG Buys Dermstore.com

London-based THG Holdings has agreed to acquire Dermstore.com for $350 million in cash from U.S. retailer Target Corporation.

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Hair, Makeup Artists to Get Virtual Trade Show

The virtual summit will bring together 75 speakers on subjects such as managing metal health challenges during a crisis, safety protocols in the workplace and financing a beauty business.

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Beauty Industry Reflects on 2020 Challenges, 2021’s Opportunities

CEW Beauty News asked industry executives to share their perspectives on 2020, the challenges and successes they faced, the lessons they learned, and what they would do differently if they could.

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Kline: How Retailers Adapted Holiday Shopping During the Pandemic

To keep you abreast of their initiatives,  Kline had the opportunity to check key retailers in the United States and  highlighted important dynamics for each.

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Alba Botanica Partners with Pro Surfer Caroline Marks

Alba Botanica is affirming its ongoing mission of empowering and inspiring women with a new partnership with Caroline Marks, the youngest surfer to qualify for the women’s Championship Tour.

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Tribe Dynamics: How Social Movements Impacted Influencer Content Amid an Unpredictable Year

This investigation is a must-read for those looking to understand the last year in social media, and how 2020’s various crises impacted posting habits and engagement.

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Advent International Spotlights Premiumization, Olaplex Acquisition

A recent video from global private equity firm, Advent International, focuses on premiumization, and spotlights premium hair care brand, Olaplex. Click here to see what attracted the firm to acquire the brand in 2019.

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Brain-Boosting Wellness

Here, CEW Beauty News presents the newest brands and products aimed at delivering peace of mind.

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Briogeo Enters Ulta Beauty

Hair care brand, Briogeo, is expanding its retail footprint with its nationwide, omni-channel launch at Ulta Beauty, beginning January 4.

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Owa Haircare Founder on Authentic Messaging and Uplifting Women-Owned Brands

Kailey Bradt, Owa Haircare, Founder & CEO, discusses online communications strategies and partnering with other small, women-owned business to drive sales and awareness.

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When Empathy Takes Center Stage: MOSS Interviews Tatcha CMO Sarah Henry

Moss Studio + Magazine sat down to speak with Sarah about her role as Chief Marketing Officer for San Francisco-based luxury skin care brand, Tatcha.

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McKinsey & Company’s 2021 Predictions for Beauty

The reshaped market that will emerge out of the crisis, however, will reflect significant shifts across different regions, categories and channels. Here, the highlights featured during the call.

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It’s A 10 Haircare Founder Talks Building a $500M Empire

Here, Carolyn spoke to CEW Beauty News about balancing time with her blended family of four kids, the company’s ecommerce business, innovative activations that have worked best to engage consumers, and advice for those looking to start a business.

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The Beauty Trends Dominating COVID-19

AI, Brand Loyalty & Sampling Emerge as Key Trends During Pandemic To better understand the fluctuating landscape, Influenster, which was acquired by Bazaarvoice in 2019, conducted a series of surveys…

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Perfect Corp: Gen Z Global Beauty Trends Report

In this special report, Perfect Corp reveals the five biggest beauty tech trends that are reshaping the way Generation Z beauty shoppers discover, experiment and shop for beauty.

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NYC Salon Owner Sees Success on TikTok: Video Yields 400K Views

The attention has boosted interest in his salon and visits to his website.

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Supergoop! Taps Vitamin C for New SPF Product

Set to debut on December 28, the lightweight serum features a combination of stable vitamin C, skin-brightening actives and SPF.

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The 2020 WWD Beauty Inc Award Winners Are…

The 2020 WWD Beauty Inc Awards became a virtual event this year, offering a ceremony for all to join from the comfort of their home, at a respectable 10 a.m.

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Coresight Research x CEW: Beauty Insights—What Global Brands and Retailers Can Learn from China’s Singles’ Day 2020 Event

In this special report, Coresight Research, in partnership with CEW, assesses beauty brands’ and retailers’ performance and explores the key beauty trends and learnings that came to the forefront during the Singles’ Day 2020 shopping festival.

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Beauty Industry Reacts to COVID Resurgence

Beauty News spoke with brick-and-mortar retailers, a high-touch nail salon business, and a rapidly growing DTC hand sanitizer brand to understand how this deadly second wave is affecting their operations and business strategies.

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3 U.K.-Based Beauty Brands Are Entering Target in 2021

A bevvy of new brands from the U.K. are landing in Target beginning 2021. Here, the best of the bunch.

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Indie Beauty Spotlight: Pili Ani Gears Up for U.S. Relaunch

Here, we caught up with Pili Ani CEO, Mary Jane Ong, to find out more about what differentiates this indie brand, how it’s funded and advice to entrepreneurs starting a brand from the ground up.

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Firmenich’s Annual Socio-Cultural Trend Predictions Announced

This year’s content falls under the theme, RE|GENERATION, and how the power of scent looks to improve wellbeing.

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Cosmetify’s Q3 Report: Hottest 2020 Beauty Brands Ranked

Online beauty discovery platform, Cosmetify, has released their Cosmetify Index, which reveals a 2020 rundown of the beauty industry.

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MOSS Presents Beauty’s Best Holiday-Themed Creative Campaigns

Dior Atelier of Dreams Dior’s Atelier of Dreams is an ethereal and captivating journey through some of the brand’s best-selling items. Themed in starlight and stardust – one of the…

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Why Drinkable Collagen is Shaking Up Skin Care, Plus Special Offer

With a parent known for nutritional supplements in liquid form, Aethern has the pedigree to take leadership in the booming market.

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Sustainable Beauty 2.0: Innovations in Biotech Ingredients, Upcycling, Luxury and Refillables

What’s new and next in the world of sustainable beauty? See what CEW Beauty News uncovered.

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Alo Yoga Launches Alo Glow System Skin Care Range

The self-care brand launches this week with a set of botanical formulas designed for head-to-toe glow.

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Glow Recipe Launches Skin Care/Makeup Hybrid

Glow Recipe is expanding their best-selling Watermelon collection on December 8 with a skin care/makeup hybrid, Watermelon Glow Niacinamide Dew Drops.

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Spate: 2021 Trends Report

In this report, Spate analyzes consumer search data to identify product trends that have gained traction among consumers this year, and are predicted to gain stronger traction with consumers in 2021.

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December Product Watch: Beauty Brands Ramp Up Digital Initiatives

From custom filters to hashtag campaigns to virtual events, brands are offering convenient and interactive experiences to drive excitement and reach consumers where they’re shopping.

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NPD Blog: Makeup Just Wants to Have Fun

According to NPD research, one-quarter of U.S. makeup consumers look for makeup brands with fun packaging or advertising.

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J&J Launches Challenge to Fund Black Skin Care Innovators

Johnson & Johnson Innovation, in partnership with Neutrogena, has launched the Black Innovators in Skin Health QuickFire Challenge.

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Tribe Dynamics: Q3’s Top Indie Brands in U.S., EMEA

Tribe Dynamics’ Q3 Indie Beauty Debrief highlights notable indie beauty brands across cosmetics, skin care, and hair care in the U.S., along with two standout EMEA brands.

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Laura Geller Beauty Campaign Supports Broadway Charity

Laura Geller Beauty launched a new holiday campaign this week, Beauty-n-Broadway, a tribute to the brand’s Big Apple and Broadway roots.

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Beautycounter Taps into Livestream Shopping at New L.A. Store

Beautycounter is leveraging livestream shopping capabilities to reach a larger audience and to transform how their customers shop.

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Details on Jennifer Lopez’s Much Anticipated Skin Care Line

JLo Beauty represents decades of research, two years of development and more than 100 reformulations until Jennifer was happy with the final output.

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Thirteen Lune: A New Way to Discover Black and Brown-Founded Brands

A new e-commerce destination has emerged with the goal of inspiring the discovery of beauty brands created by Black and Brown founders. Thirteen Lune is a platform co-founded by Nyakio…

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SkinCeuticals Names New GM

Stephanie Kramer has been named General Manager of SkinCeuticals, the professional skin care brand within the L’Oréal portfolio of brands.

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Sephora, Kohl’s Announce Multi-Year Partnership

Kohl’s and Sephora have formed a long-term strategic partnership to bring prestige beauty and service to an expansive audience, with Sephora at Kohl’s, a fully-immersive, premium beauty destination.

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Powerhouse Panel Will Talk Business, Health & Work at The Future of Working Well

The Future of Working Well will convene thought leaders across industries and vantage points, to talk about business and health and how they currently intersect.

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Glass Ceiling Alert: Janet Yellen Named U.S. Treasury Secretary

Janet Yellen, a woman who has shattered several lofty glass ceilings, has been named by President Elect Joe Biden as U.S. Treasury Secretary for the incoming Biden/Harris administration.

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Kaja and I Dew Care’s CEO on Leveraging TikTok to Reach Gen Z and Generate Sales

Dino Ha, MBX’s Co-founder and CEO, discusses the key TikTok strategies that helped K-beauty brands, Kaja and I Dew Care, find success on the social media platform.

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Democratizing Beauty, One Video at a Time: GLOSSIER

In this piece, MOSS examines two videos to take a look at how the brand stands out with their content.

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Moss Studio: Powerful Ways Beauty Brands Used Video Messaging in 2020

Here, Moss Studio + Magazine takes a look at how a few beauty brands tailored their video messaging to emulate empathy, sustainability and community, at the tail of a year where customers are in need of real human connection.

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Indie Beauty Spotlight: Astra Beauty Taps into Crystals to Power New Lip Gloss Line

Here, CEW Beauty News spoke to the founders to learn about the challenges they faced launching the brand, marketing plans and advice for fellow entrepreneurs.

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Learnings from Glossier, Huda Beauty CEW Roundtable

The winners of the CEW Indie Makeup and CEW Indie Skincare Beauty Awards, respectively, talked about everything from developing meaningful connections to taking marketing beyond social media.

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A Video Tribute to Leonard A. Lauder

On November 17, Mr. Lauder’s much-anticipated biography, The Company I Keep, launched for retail sale. Below, Mr. Lauder answered several questions on leadership.

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Unilever Announces Initiatives to Ensure Equity in Skin Care

Unilever is launching Vaseline Equitable Skincare for All, a program designed to address the lack of proper skin care for Black and Latinx communities.

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LVMH’s Kendo Names Kristin Walcott CEO

Kristin Walcott has been named the new Chief Executive Officer of Kendo, effective December 1. She will replace David Suliteanu, who is leaving the group after 20 years at Kendo…

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Rose Apothecary x Beekman 1802 Returns

“Schitt’s Creek” fans will be thrilled: The Rose Apothecary x Beekman 1802 collection is returning to virtual shelves on November 20.

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Instagram Live vs Zoom: Beauty Marketers Weigh In

As the COVID pandemic continues to shift how the world works and connects, beauty companies have sought out alternative and creative ways to engage their stay-at-home communities. Elaborate influencer activations…

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New Findings on COVID-19 and Online Shopping

How COVID-19 Has Impacted Online Shopping & Social Media Social media usage and online spending continues to skyrocket during the pandemic. The trend is even dominating the beauty category which…

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Olay Partners with Amazon Coat Makers for GWP

Olay has formed a cool new partnership just in time for the blustery winter months ahead.

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Kim Ng Shatters Glass Ceiling in MLB

Kim Ng has been named General Manager of the Miami Marlins, the first woman and the first person of Chinese descent—and second Asian—to oversee all baseball related operations for a MLB team with the ultimate goal of winning the World Series.

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Tribe Dynamics: Building Out an Influencer Marketing Strategy for the Holidays

This month, Tribe Dynamics spotlights innovative and impactful seasonal influencer marketing campaigns, and outlines steps that brands can take to drive conversation from a distance over the 2020 holidays. 

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Tara Simon on Too Faced Best Seller Prestige Award Win

Here, Tara Simon SVP, Global General Manager, Too Faced, comments on the product’s success.

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Dr. Barbara Sturm Opens L.A. Boutique & Spa

Dr. Barbara Sturm is celebrating the opening of her latest boutique and spa—in West Hollywood, Calif.

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Jennifer Lopez Teases More Info on Upcoming Beauty Range

In August, Beauty News reported that the singer/actress had teased her upcoming makeup and skin care line on Instagram.

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Latinx-Led Sexual Wellness Company Maude Raises $2.2M

To date, maude has raised $4.2 million, with founder Éva Goicoche becoming one of only 60 Latinx women to raise more than $1 million in venture capital funding.

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Beauty Brands Played Important Role in Getting Their Fans to Vote

Beyond social media postings, and the sharing of voter registration resources, some brands took their advocacy efforts even further this election season.

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Spate: Which Brands Are Winning in 2020?

The report tracks brand search benchmarks to identify who is winning and who is losing consumer mindshare this year.

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ICYMI: Leonard Lauder Shares Family History & Company Archive

On Sunday, Leonard A. Lauder, Chairman Emeritus of The Estée Lauder Cos., appeared on the television program “CBS Sunday Morning” reminiscing about his 60-year career and ultimate impact on the beauty industry.

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Madam Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris: Beauty’s Pending 4-Year Obsession

CEW, the beauty industry’s membership organization, recognizes the unmistakable beauty of Madam Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris.

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Supergoop! Launches Product Finder Tool

Here, we caught up with Supergoop! President Amanda Baldwin about how the tool came to be, consumers’ sunscreen-buying shifts in 2020 and how the brand will continue to grow.

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Kline: Intimate Care is Becoming Beauty’s New Darling

Intimate beauty products are expected to record a 13 percent increase in 2020, according to Kline.

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The Big Reveal: 2020 CEW Beauty Awards Winners

Hosted by author and actress, Jill Kargman, winners were announced across 46 categories from more than 1,200 product entries representing over 500 brands

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What You Need to Know in Today’s Beauty Hiring Market

State of Hiring in the COVID Economy What Beauty Employers and Candidates are looking for in a COVID World The pandemic put the world on pause. With stores shuttered and…

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Ulta Beauty, Target Form Long-Term Partnership to Elevate Prestige Beauty at Mass Level

On Tuesday morning beauty’s two powerhouse retail players, Ulta Beauty and Target, announced a collaboration to create shop-in-shops with curated prestige brands in Target stores under the Ulta Beauty at Target banner.

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Masami Partners with DreamDry on Cobranded Products

Clean hair care brand, Masami, has entered into an exclusive partnership with hair service provider, DreamDry, announcing cobranded products into DreamDry locations across America.

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NPD Blog: The Most Magical Time of Year…for Fragrance

Every month, various beauty industry analysts from The NPD Group write blogs about the latest trends being seen in beauty, based on the firm’s market information and insights. Through a…

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2020 Beauty Awards Run-Up: Moss Studio + Magazine Examines Five Videos from Finalists

In the run-up to CEW’s 2020 Beauty Awards on November 13, Moss Studio has taken a look at stunning pieces of video from five Beauty Awards finalists.

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Indie Spotlight: Kūlia Aims to Make Skin Care Routines Eco-Friendly

With a focus on harnessing the healing and restorative power of Mother Nature, Kūlia, which means to strive in Hawaiian, is entering into the competitive clean beauty market space November 10.

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Tribe Dynamics: Q3 2020 Global Beauty Report

In the below special report, Tribe Dynamics shares insights on the activations, influencers, and content trends that sparked momentum for international beauty brands in Q3, along with EMV data and community metrics for the Top 10 brands in each market.

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Navigating the New Normal with Nest New York’s Laura Slatkin

Here, we caught up with Laura about how the brand attracts new customers, its best sellers, what we can expect for the fourth quarter and beyond.

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Indie Spotlight: How Launching at the Height of the Pandemic Helped This Hair Care Business Thrive

Here, CEW Beauty News spoke to the co-founders to learn about their marketing plans, how the brand was impacted by the Black Lives Matter movement, and safety measures put into place for their re-opened salons.

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How a Beauty Brand Prepares for 11.11

Here, Pipette President, Daya Fields, talks about how she is preparing one-year old brand, her team and her business partners for a day.

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How to Execute Outstanding Video Editing: Case Studies

In its latest editorial on video editing, Moss Studio + Magazine analyzes several videos.

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Coresight: Leveraging Group Buying in the Beauty Market

In this report, Coresight explores the untapped growth opportunity that group buying presents for beauty brands and retailers globally, with learnings from Chinese group-buying platform Pinduoduo.

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November Product Watch

As we head into winter, vitamin C remains a must-have skin care ingredient; also, limited-edition sets are emerging just in time for holiday.

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P&G’s GrowthWorks Nurtures Exec-Launched Brands, with the Latest Being a Post-Menopausal Skin Care Line

Three Procter & Gamble executives believe they’ve cracked the code to meet the unique needs of mature skin.

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What Beauty Execs Think About California’s Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act

CEW Beauty News asked industry leaders and professionals to weigh in on the Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act, what they think it signals for the industry, and what impact, if any, it may have on beauty business in California and the country in 2025.

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Spate: How COVID-19 Impacted the Bath & Body Category

This report from Spate calls out the trends that are here to stay, so that you don’t miss the next big space in beauty and wellness.

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NPD: Q3 Prestige Beauty Sales Plummet 17%

Sales of prestige beauty products fell 17 percent to $3.7 billion in the third quarter of 2020.

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Avon Opens Flagship in Los Angeles

The space will not operate as a typical retail boutique; consumers can select products and place orders,

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Which Brands Made it into this Year’s CEW Indie26 Report?

CEW + Moss has created a video announcing which brands made it into this year’s CEW Indie26 Report, a look into 26 notable Black female-founded indie beauty companie

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Indie Spotlight: Epara Expands Retail Footprint

This month, luxury skin care brand, Epara, expanded its retail footprint becoming available at high-end retailers, Net-a-Porter and Nordstrom.

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5 Minutes with Kate Somerville

Kate Somerville has been healing skin and transforming lives for 20 years. CEW Beauty News spoke with her about new launches, the impact of COVID-19, and the biggest opportunities she sees for the brand.

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NYX Cosmetics Founder + Jason Wu Create Beauty Line for Mass Market

Earlier this month, Bespoke Beauty Brands, LLC, announced the launch of its newest cosmetics line of beauty products with fashion designer, Jason Wu. Jason Wu Beauty offers everyday essentials for…

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Why Ratings and Reviews Have Soared in Importance During COVID

PowerReviews has developed a relationship with Ulta Beauty, enabling brands to collect, display and syndicate UGC from, to and on the nation’s premier beauty retailer.

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Bite to Open Fifth Location in Las Vegas

Lip Lab by Bite is opening a boutique in Las Vegas, the company’s fifth location.

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Firmenich: How Consumer Emotions are Impacting Fragrance Trends

As a result of the global pandemic, consumers across the world have turned to fragrance to help ease their emotions, according to Firmenich, the world’s largest privately-owned perfume and flavors company.

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Indie Beauty Spotlight: E-Tailer Empowers Consumers to Shop Brands Based on Values

Ecommerce site, Gennie, is aiming to help consumers discover indie beauty brands that align with their personal values and identities via a shopping and community building platform.

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Spate: September COVID Beauty Trends

In this report, Spate looks at search volume trends across skin care, hair care, fragrance and makeup during the month of September.

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RéVive Skincare Launches on Amazon’s Luxury Store

Eligible Prime members in the U.S. can shop RéVive Skincare in Luxury Stores via the Amazon app.

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Bobbi Brown Launches New Makeup Collection

Makeup legend Bobbi Brown has launched Jones Road, an edited collection of makeup designed for all ages, skin types and skin tones.

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FIT’s Capstone to Focus on the Future of Wellbeing

All executives, colleagues, and friends of the program, including future CFMM applicants, are encouraged to attend.

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How to Create a Consistent, Professional Look for Remote Video Shoots

Here’s a step-by-step process of how Moss created a solution for Elemis.

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5 Minutes with Glow Recipe Co-founders, Sarah Lee and Christine Chang

Here, Sarah and Christine talk with CEW Beauty News about the evolution of their brand, thriving while retail stores were closed, expanding into Asia and how they took a stand during the Black Lives Matter movement.

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L’Oréal Announces Two New Leadership Appointments

L’Oréal USA has made several changes to its leadership within its Strategic Committee.

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Youngblood Enters Skin Care

Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics, best known for its luxurious clean positioning, is entering skin care.

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Twitter Releases First-Ever #BeautyTwitter Report

Twitter recently partnered with customer experience management platform, Sprinklr, to analyze the top global 400 Twitter profiles and the top 250 hashtags in the Twitter beauty space from July 2019 to July 2020.

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Tribe Dynamics: 2020’s Top Celebrity-Founded Brands

In this special report, Tribe Dynamics highlights five celebrity-founded brands that are doing the influencer space right, powering an impressive online presence and realizing Earned Media Value (EMV) with inclusive…

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Lipstick Goes Luxe with Valdé

Beauty veteran Margarita Arriagada has created a new lipstick brand with Valdé, a premium, refillable lipstick concept that has been a labor of love for the past two years for the former chief merchant of Sephora

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Coty Announces Luxury, Digital Executive Appointments

Coty is aiming to strengthen its luxury and digital leadership teams with two new appointments.

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5 Reasons Not to Miss Today’s CEW Women’s Leadership Event

For the first time, CEW’s annual awards event honoring top female beauty executives will offer an amazing array of never-before-seen content from some of the world’s most revered thought leaders.

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Indie Beauty Buzz: October Launches to Watch

While vitamin C is top of mind for immune system health, it’s also emerging as a must-have skin care ingredient. Additionally, products are tapping into unique botanicals and plant extracts to elevate beauty routine staples.

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Tatcha: COVID Ecommerce Strategies

Sarah Henry, Chief Marketing Officer, TATCHA, discusses how the brand invested in e-commerce and created content, messaging and assets that resonated with consumers.

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CEW Women’s Leadership Awards: Video Highlights from MOSS

To celebrate CEW’s upcoming Women’s Leadership Awards event this week, held October 21 to October 22, Moss Studio + Magazine is highlighting video content from several brands to be awarded that day.

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Benefit Cosmetics: Strategies to Win Over the Gen Z consumer

Bernadette Fitzpatrick, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Ecommerce, Benefit Cosmetics, discuses using TikTok and surveys to reach Gen Z consumers.

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5 Minutes with LoveSeen’s Co-founder Jenna Lyons

After nearly 30 years as the former Creative Director and President of J.Crew, style maker Jenna Lyons made her debut into beauty with the recent launch of LoveSeen, a cruelty-free…

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NPD Blog: Will Self-Gifting Save the Holiday Season?

Every month, various beauty industry analysts from The NPD Group write blogs about the latest trends being seen in beauty, based on the firm’s market information and insights. Through a…

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Tula Reimagines Anti-Aging for Millennials with New Skin Care Line

Tula Skincare is aiming to be the go-to brand for millennials who are entering the anti-aging category with the launch of a new skin care franchise with skin-positive messaging. The…

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Gelo, The Benchmarking Company Survey Reveals US Handwashing Trends

The survey reveled a substantial increase in handwashing as well as consumers’ growing interest in high quality hand soaps.

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Beautystreams: Consumer Immunity Boosting Ingredient Trends

In this special report, Beautystreams explores future ingredients and claims that will resonate with consumer demands and expectations as a result of the global health crisis.

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Le Figaro: L’Oréal to Name Nicolas Hieronimus its Sixth CEO

According to French newspaper, Le Figaro, L’Oréal is set to name deputy Chief Executive Officer, Nicolas Hieronimus, as its new chief, replacing long-time leader Jean-Paul Agon.

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What is the Future of Luxury Skin Care?

With a goldmine of first party data from millions of beauty shoppers, CEW and Bazaarvoice are partnering up to forecast upcoming beauty trends.

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DTC Nail Color Brand Wins ThirdLove’s Black Female Entrepreneur Program

Arah Sims, Founder and CEO of Kyütee Beauty, has been selected as the recipient of ThirdLove’s The TL Effect Program.

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Tatcha: Strategies to Win Over the Gen Z Consumer

Sarah Henry, Chief Marketing Officer, Tatcha, discusses connecting with Gen Z via the platforms they are using, social impact initiatives and experiential marketing.

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5 Minutes with Dr. Barbara Sturm

Here, Dr. Sturm talks about her new ecommerce platform, what she’s learned about her consumer over the past seven months and the various online educational programs she’s established to make the product discovery process seamless.

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Indie Beauty Spotlight: Kadalys Taps Bananas as the next “It” Skin Care Ingredient

When Shirley Billot created her skin care brand, Kadalys, she had a very specific vision: to create a caring, eco-conscious luxury beauty business. The brand utilizes patented organic actives and…

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Tom Ford Beauty Promotes Nathalie Berger Duquene

Nathalie Berger Duquene has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Global Marketing, Tom Ford Beauty, effective October 1.

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M·A·C Appoints New Senior Vice President, General Manager

M·A·C Cosmetics has promoted André Branch to Senior Vice President, General Manager, M·A·C Cosmetics – North America.

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5 Minutes with Korres’ Annie Bystryn

Here, she shares the brand’s strategy in a world impacted by COVID, how the brand’s website enhancements are propelling sales and how consumer engagement is enhanced by closely monitoring their behavior and delivering content where she is spending time.

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How Benefit Cosmetics Pivoted its Influencer Marketing Strategy

Bernadette Fitzpatrick, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Ecommerce, Benefit Cosmetics, discuses building relationships with influencers and going beyond events.

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Make Up For Ever Highlights Inclusivity with New Branding Campaign

Make Up For Ever is looking to reaffirm the brand’s core pillars with a new campaign featuring a diverse cast of individuals who embody different representations of beauty and gender….

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Unilever’s Melé Skin Care Targets Melanin-Rich Skin

A collective of dermatologists of color, and a community of influencers and skin care enthusiasts, aided in the development of the range.

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Spate: Top Holiday Trends of 2020

In this report, Spate highlights the top holiday trends that are predicted to come back stronger than ever this season.

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How the Pandemic Contributed to Winky Lux’s Profitability

The brand’s recent partnership with Target as well its ability to pivot during the pandemic boosted the company to profitability, according to a recent article from the CO— by U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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CEW Announces Virtual Awards Celebration to Recognize Female Leaders in Beauty

For the first time, CEW will host a virtual two-day celebratory event, the Women’s Leadership Awards, honoring the exemplary accomplishments of a diverse group of cross-generational female leaders in the beauty industry.

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Report from the Front Line: What’s Happening in Beauty as Stores Reopen?

As specialty beauty stores and department stores reopen, everyone wants to know the latest consumer shopping habits. With nearly 300 Brand Ambassadors in the trenches, Beauty Barrage is uniquely qualified…

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Nudestix Enters Skin Care

Here, CEW Beauty News spoke with Jenny and Taylor about the new launch, marketing plans, and the future of the company.

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Charlotte Tilbury Amplifies Virtual Consumer Experience

This new virtual experience includes virtual consultations, virtual try-ons and a 24/7 gifting hotline.

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CEW to Partner with Cheddar on Beauty News Program

CEW is partnering with on-demand and live news network, Cheddar, to launch Business of Beauty, a new program that will cover the most exciting news within the $500 billion beauty industry.

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New Pitch Competition Emerges for Black and Brown Female Entrepreneurs

Rare Beauty Brands (RBB) has partnered with Black Girl Ventures (BGV) to create a national crowdfunding pitch event for Black and Brown woman-identifying founders in the beauty industry.

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Laura Geller Launches Product for Breast Cancer Awareness Month; Shares Personal Experience

To raise awareness on early detection, Laura is launching a limited edition pink version of her Lambswool Paddle Brush.

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Sephora 2021 Accelerate Program to Focus on POC-Founded Brands

The retailer is kicking off an updated version of its Accelerate incubation program for 2021, with an exclusive focus on POC-founded and owned brands.

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Obagi Names Grace Strobel New Brand Ambassador

Grace is the first model with Down syndrome to represent a skin care brand in the U.S. October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month.

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October Product Watch

This month, the at-home DYI trend is given a boost with professional-grade tools for hair and skin care.

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Target Accelerators Partners with Beauty Trade Show Unfiltered Experience

The mission of Unfiltered Experience is to help emerging beauty brands bypass the increasing costs and complexities of beauty entrepreneurship.

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5 Minutes with Biologique Recherche’s Laura Gerchik

Here, Biologique Recherche’s U.S. General Manager, Laura Gerchik, discusses the brand’s hyper-personalized approach, tight distribution model, ambition to be the leading professional skin care line on the market.

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HatchBeauty Brands Teams with Trendalytics for Trend Lab Partnership

Since launching the partnership, Trendalytics has powered the HatchBeauty Brands Trend Lab through multiple product development and incubation projects.

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Kline: Diversifying Beauty Retail for the New Normal

In this special report, Kline explores the new playbook for beauty retailers.

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Spate: How COVID is Changing Sexual Wellness

In this report, Spate explores how sexual wellness priorities have shifted since the pandemic began.

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Indie Spotlight: Lyda Beauty Aims to Make Halal-Certified Cosmetics Mainstream

As Founder and Creative Director of Lyda Beauty, Lida Djarar Fischer is aiming to make her brand a vehicle for Muslim representation as one the few Halal Certified cosmetics on…

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NPD Blog: Makeup vs. Skin Care as Consumers Create Their Own Normal

As consumers seek to create their own normal, returning to old beauty routines can play a comforting role in that journey.

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Huda Beauty Elevates Nathalie Kristo to CEO

Huda Beauty has named Nathalie Kristo its new CEO, succeeding Huda Kattan, who will be elevated from Founder and CEO to Founder  and Chairwoman. Since joining the company in 2018,…

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More than Makeup: Selena Gomez’s Rare Beauty Brand Looks to Destigmatize Mental Illness

Launched by pop superstar Selena Gomez, Rare Beauty is on a mission to destigmatize mental illness in a big way through the establishment of its Rare Impact Fund.

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Spate: Top Trending Ingredients Report

In this special report, Spate analyzed over 10 billion search signals to identify top ingredients consumers are steadily searching for in the U.S. across skin care, hair care, and bath and body.

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The Crown Act Passes House, Proceeds to Senate

The CROWN Act plays a necessary part in ending race-based hair discrimination based on race-based hairstyles and hair texture, such as braids, locs, twists and knots.

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Black Apothecary Office is Beauty & Wellness Incubator for Black-Owned Startups

The company works with start-ups to shape and develop them from concept to creation with their three-month educational program.

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Tribe Dynamics: What Brands Can Learn From 2020’s Top Influencer Collaborations

In this special report, Tribe Dynamics analyzed five standout influencer product collaborations.

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TikTok v Reels: The Beauty Industry Weighs In

Beauty News spoke with eight brands about their perspectives on using Reels vs. TikTok; how they approach and interact with these respective platforms, if they believe them to be complimentary, or if they prefer one experience over the other.

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Tmall Announces Go Global 11.11 Pitch Winners

Alibaba Group’s Tmall Global announced the winners of its first-ever Go Global 11.11 Pitch Fest, an initiative designed to help U.S. brands expand their businesses globally. Selected from nearly 100…

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