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The Big Reveal: 2019 CEW Beauty Awards Winners

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

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

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

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Beauty App Leverages Organic Video Reviews to Drive Purchasing Decisions

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

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Clique Brands Taps Reader Data to Launch Versed Skin Care

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

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CBD Brand Saint Jane Expands to Sephora.com

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

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Ingestible Beauty is Here, Finally

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

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UK to Offer FabFitFun

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

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

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

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

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

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Exclusive Q1 Global Beauty Report: Tribe Dynamics

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

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

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

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5 Minutes with Jami Heidegger

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

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

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

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

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

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NPD: U.S. Prestige Beauty Sales Soften

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

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Joel Warren Opens Salon in Saks NYC Flagship

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

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Lauder Raises Full-Year Guidance after Asia Sales Boom

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

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

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

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Supergoop! Pop-Up Opens in Soho

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

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Smarter Sampling Offers Competitive Edge

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

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CEW U.K. Announces 2019 Beauty Awards Winners

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

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Alchemy 43 Opens in NYC; Announces Luxury Skin Care Line

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

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

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

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Uoma Beauty to Launch at Ulta with 51 Foundation Shades

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

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Beauty Scene: Celeb Skin Care

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

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

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

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Gregg Renfrew: Why Beautycounter Resonates with Consumers

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

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Lauren Gores-Ireland and Marianna Hewitt on Launching Summer Fridays

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

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Nancy Twine: Briogeo’s Turning Point

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

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Vicky Tsai: Something No One Tells You When Starting a Business

Vicky Tsai, Founder & CEO, Tatcha, shares the best lesson she learned when starting her business, her biggest mistake and one thing she would have done differently when launching her brand.

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Expert Column: Irene Reiss, President, NY Laser Outlet

Here, Irene talks about the value in strategic alliances with partners, the latest laser trends and the power of social media.

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Beauty with Benefits Swells to 66 brands—and the Biggest GWP To-Date

In total, the event will include 66 brands ranging from iconic to indie, an uptick from last year’s high of 35. Additionally, the annual Gift with Purchase has grown in size and value—another indicator of the outpouring of support from the industry.

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5 Minutes with Sylvie Ganter, Atelier Cologne

In 2017, the independent, olfactory-focused brand was acquired by L’Oréal. Today, more than 500,000 bottles have been sold in 24 stores located in more than 30 countries.

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L’Oréal Q1 Sales +7.7%, Asia Revenues Surge

Asia has become the number-one region for L’Oréal, bolstered by millennials, who have a strong appetite for luxury brands.

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Nivea Selects K-Beauty Start-ups for Accelerator

Winners were selected based on their business potential, concept innovation as well as team capabilities.

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Key Trends Driving China’s Booming Beauty Market

To succeed in China it’s critical to understand the nuances of the Asian beauty consumer and the trends driving growth. To give brands a competitive advantage, CEW will host How to Win in China’s Beauty Market on Wednesday, April 24 at The Union League Club in midtown Manhattan.

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Beauty Scene: Facehaus; Kat Von D

This week, Beauty News scoped out a new facial spot hailing from Los Angeles, learned that Hailey Bieber filed a trademark for an upcoming beauty brand and Kat Von D launched a vegan mascara.

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M·A·C’s Viva Glam Celebrates 25 Years, Expands Mission

As part of its milestone, the brand has announced a partnership with Winnie Harlow and several initiatives to celebrate its expanded mission, which now includes supporting women and girls and the LGBTQ community.

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Lauder Promotes, Expands Bari Seiden-Young SVP Comms Role

Bari Seiden-Young has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Communications, Citizenship and Sustainability, for The Estée Lauder Companies, effective immediately. She will continue to report jointly to Alexandra…

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The Future Brands of Customized Skin Care

CEW’s Beauty News spotlights Cureology, InsitU, Atolla and Skinsei — some of the brands that are leading in customization.

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5 Minutes with Younique Co-founder, Melanie Huscroft

With more than $400 million in sales, the Coty-owned company has been valuated at $1 billion. Its secret to success? Virtual beauty parties that sell personalized products paired with a variety of customized boosters.

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Retailers Bolster Supplements Aisle with Nature’s Bounty Beauty Gels

Proving that beauty supplements are finally have their moment, supplements leader Nature’s Bounty has launched seven premium beauty supplements to be sold exclusively at Ulta Beauty.

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Beauty Scene: Kiehl’s; Celebrity Scent; La Roche-Posay

This week’s roundup includes innovation at Kiehl’s; Michelle Pfeiffer’s (yes, that Michelle Pfeiffer) sustainable scent line; and La Roche-Posay’s expansion of its successful Anthelios SPF range.

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LVMH Beauty Growth Concentrated in Asia, Travel Retail

LVMH noted negative traffic in Q1 at Sephora U.S., as positive comps were driven by higher conversion, not traffic.

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Macy’s Rolls Out Story Retail Concept to 36 Stores

The debut of Story at Macy’s follows a color theme whereby products are merchandised by color, and new brand partners are in the mix.

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ESalon Opens Studio, Launches Spanish Site

The brick-and-mortar studio looks to fuel the direct-to-consumer brand’s latest innovation: the first ever custom hair dye printer.

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5 Minutes with Jillian Dempsey

Makeup artist Jillian Dempsey found time to speak with Beauty News for our 5 Minutes With…feature.

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YSL Beauty Station Targets Coachella Visitors

Coachella is now part of the brand’s media calendar under the category of Festival season, alongside Holiday and Awards season.

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The Future of Beauty: AI Generated Skin Care Brand, Proven

Proven combines big data and AI to understand the correlations between people’s skin and ingredients, and creates personalized skin care regimens tailored for each customer.

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L’Oréal Announces Promotions Following Luxe Division Restructuring

Citing the strong growth of the brands within L’Oréal’s International Designer Collections (IDC) unit, the company has announced the creation of three separate entities within the Luxe Division, along with new leadership appointments.

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The Future of Customized Skin Care

CEW Beauty News explores four brands revolutionizing the future of customization.

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Yotpo: Top Direct-to-Consumer Beauty Trends

In this special report, Yotpo, a provider of integrated commerce marketing solutions, showcases findings from a global survey that examines the values and marketing strategies that drive women in the U.S. and the U.K. to engage directly with beauty brands.

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Jill Scalamandre to be Honored at 2019 Outstanding Mother Awards

In addition to Jill, the event will recognize Kohl’s CEO Michelle Gass, Rebecca Minkoff, Governor Gina Raimondo, and Jennifer Garner will be presented with the Champion for Children Award.

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BeautyScene: Beautyblender Primers; Fenty Beauty’s Bronzer; The Red Door Salon & Spa’s CBD-Enhanced Services

Here’s what you need to know from this week’s beauty events, from pre-touch-ups, to being a safe sun stalker, to incorporating cannabinoids into spa treatments.

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Not Willing to Take on Investors? Your Top Options to Fuel Growth

Whether you’re a fast-growing, direct-to-consumer beauty brand that just scored its dream retailer, or an established company ready to expand, there are financial options available that don’t require securing outside investors, or worse yet, passing on the opportunity for growth.

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CEW Announces 2019 Beauty Awards Finalists

CEW members have cast their votes. To view the Finalists, click here!

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Walmart Ups Wellness Game with Bobbi Brown’s Evolution_18

Bobbi Brown’s Evolution_18 will be the first line of supplements to be sold in Walmart’s beauty department.

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Elemis Expands Footprint, Shakes Up Exec Leadership

The leading British luxury skin care brand has announced leadership changes in various markets.

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5 Minutes with Blushington CEO Natasha Cornstein

Blushington President Natasha Cornstein helped create a national brand with a loyal following for the makeup and hair services retailer. Somehow, Natasha found time to talk with CEW Beauty News for our 5 Minutes with… feature.

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NPD: Gender Fluidity in Makeup

NPD’s weekly U.S. prestige beauty data shows that a setting powder product saw a +40% in unit sales following a sponsored IG post by a male influencer.

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Salon Study: Henkel Surpasses Coty for No. 2 Spot in Professional Sales

Results from the new 2018 Professional Salon Industry Haircare Study from Professional Consultants & Resources are now available.

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How to Be a Disruptive Brand: Reinventing Consumer Markets

In this special report, Euromonitor explores case studies of who is disrupting and how they are doing it, and investigates how large multi-nationals can fight back and become the disruptor.

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Sephora Promotes Deborah Yeh, Karalyn Smith

Deborah Yeh has been promoted to Chief Marketing officer (CMO) and Karalyn Smith has been promoted to Chief People Officer (CPO), effective immediately.

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Announcing the 2019 CEW Achiever Awards Honorees

No other organization offers such a significant platform to honor beauty’s most accomplished women leaders for their achievement and leadership. Here, a list of the honorees who will be celebrated this fall.

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YENSA Pays it Forward for Dress for Success Charity

The superfood-based cosmetics line is launching a program that donates a YENSA sku for every product purchased.

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5 Minutes with DevaCurl CEO Robert Schaeffler

Robert spent five minutes with Beauty News to talk about the opportunities he sees for the brand, his proudest professional achievements and the biggest mistake he’s ever made.

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The Buzz Behind Skin Care’s Latest Trend, Microbiomes

Dr. Mona Gohara, a board-certified dermatologist, Vice-President of the Women’s Dermatologic Society, and Dove dermatologist explains how a balanced, diverse microbiome keeps skin healthy.

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Beauty Scene: News from Jergens, Odacite and Oribe

This week, it’s all about the new. Beauty News saw the latest way to self-tan and firm in just minutes, how to reduce eye area signs of aging and puffiness,...

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Amazon Builds Beauty with Private Label, Accelerator Program

Amazon is getting into the private-label skin care business at a time when the segment is registering its biggest sales gains in mass and class beauty. Skin care sales jumped…

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Birchbox Introduces New Tiered-Pricing Structure

The new subscription rates will mean a price increase for many, but the company has detailed several changes aimed at elevating the customer experience, including personalization and loyalty points.

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

In cosmetics, Huda Beauty experienced the Top 10’s only EMV increase as a result of influencer content creation around it Matte & Metal Melted Shadows. In skin care, Farmacy entered the Top 10 for the first time since October 2018. And, in hair, Tresemmé entered the Top 10 for the first time since September 2018 and experienced the highest EMV growth, within the Top 10.

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Winning the In-Store Experience

Sonia Summers, CEO and Founder of Beauty Barrage, makes it clear what her company is, and what it is not. Beauty Barrage delivers highly-trained sales associates who are laser-focused on…

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Celeb-backed Natural Skin Care Brands Have Replaced Celebrity Perfumes

CEW Beauty Insider put together a roundup of famous faces touting their own natural skin care ranges.

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5 Minutes with Giuliana Rancic

The T.V. personality turned beauty entrepreneur shares an update on her skin care brand, Fountain of Truth, including its expansion into Ulta Beauty.

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Will Hudson Yards Beauty Stores Survive?

CEW Beauty Insider takes a tour of the mix of new beauty players at the newly opened Shops & Restaurants at Hudson Yards

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Beauty and Wellness Trends Seen at Expo West

Collagen, CBD and charcoal made up a triumvirate of key ingredients trending at the annual natural products trade show in Anaheim, California.

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Bluemercury: Building a Customer-Obsessed Culture

Jeff Gennette, Chairman & CEO, Macy’s Inc., discusses how Bluemercury has performed within the Macy’s portfolio and key learnings that have been applied to the Macy’s customer experience.

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Ted Gibson’s LA Salon Uses Amazon Alexa Tech to Boost Consumer Experience

Among the new innovations includes high-tech private pod stations that give clients the ability to preview their hair looks under different lightings, shop products and stream TV shows.

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Retailers Can Capitalize on Millennials’ Gifting Habits

A survey revealed by Loop Commerce at Shoptalk earlier this week found that Millennials are the “most thoughtful generation” when it comes to gifting, and despite the high priority placed on holiday season gifting, birthdays hold the top spot as the most popular gifting occasion.

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Loyalty Program Integral to Macy’s Beauty

Jeff Gennette, Chairman & CEO, Macy’s Inc., discusses why the loyalty program is an integral part of the retailer’s offerings for new and existing customers.

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Smith & Cult Launches 100 Item Makeup Line

The edgy beauty brand has put its vivid, glittery imprint on every color category with the recent unveiling of 100-plus SKUs.

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How to Think Like an Entrepreneur

Here, prestigious beauty brand founders share their advice on building a thriving career or business.

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The New Male Beauty

CEW Beauty Insider reviews some of the key players in this expanding category.

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Meeting the Macy’s Beauty Consumer’s Passions

Jeff Gennette, Chairman & CEO, Macy’s Inc., discusses how the retailer taps into customers’ interests to make relevant offers and services that build long-term relationships.

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5 minutes with Sephora’s Priya Venkatesh

Sephora’s Senior Vice President of Merchandising for Skincare and Hair discuses incorporating wellness into the retailer’s beauty aisles and shares her predictions on how the wellness category will impact beauty in the next three years.

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Beauty2 Recap: Indie Brands to Watch

Here, a list of beauty brands Beauty Insider discovered at the event, which featured more than 20 international indie brands on the rise.

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Euromonitor: Top 100 Megabrands

Exactly one-quarter of the megabrands are beauty and personal care brands, the second most represented category on the list. Notably, Shiseido broke into the top 50 overall list, and ranked as the number one beauty and personal care brand in Asia-Pacific.

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Sephora to Open 35 New Doors

Sephora is gearing up to open 35 new locations across the United States this year. The move marks five years of significant brick and mortar growth for the omni-retailer.

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Beauty Scene: AI Tech Solutions from Il Makiage, CHI, YouCam

This roundup focuses on the latest beauty industry technology innovations, including Il Makiage’s digital shade matching platform, CHI’s high-tech hair color solution app and YouCam’s new AI and AR programs for retailers.

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Piper Jaffray: Weeding Through The Cannabis-Based Beauty Market

In this special report, Piper Jaffray discusses the potential uses for CBD and hemp seed oil in beauty products, as well as legality and regulation issues. The report also explores how retailers are responding to the booming trend, and highlights several growing companies in the cannabis-based personal care space

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CEW + Alibaba at Shoptalk 2019

CEW sat down with several Alibaba Group team members to hear the latest about what’s happening in beauty at one of the world’s largest retailers.

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Online Blog BeautyStat Launches Namesake Skin Care Line

The brand’s is utilizing a new technology that prevents oxidation of Vitamin C, allowing its formulas to deliver full-strength results without degrading over time.

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Glossier Play Offers Pigmented Pops of Color

The new color makeup line includes four products comprised of 28 shades, and two tools.

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Ashley Miles Joins Thrive Global as Global Chief Business Officer

Tapped by Arianna Huffington, Ashley will be leaving her six-year career at Refinery29 to lead Thrive Global’s business sales, marketing and monetization strategy in the newly created role.

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Beauty Scene: IT Cosmetics; Milk Makeup; R+Co

This week’s Beauty Scene focuses on newness from IT Cosmetics, Milk Makeup and R+Co. From a new skin care and makeup range inspiring confidence in women of all ages, to a cannabis seed extract-infused primer, to a first foray into fragrance, makeup and temporary hair color from a hair care empire, here’s what you need to know.

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5 Minutes with Drunk Elephant’s Tiffany Masterson

Tiffany discusses the brand’s expansion to Singapore, her decision to keep Drunk Elephant an independent company and marketing strategies to reach consumers.

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Euromonitor: Top 5 Digital Consumer Trends 2019

Euromonitor shares the top five digital trends for 2019 that will shape the consumer path to purchase over the coming year, including consumer trends, new technologies and autonomous stores.

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Indie Spotlight: UMA Oils Founder Talks Branding, Merchandising Strategy

The brand’s founder, Shrankhla Holecek, discusses how she captures consumers using a combination of traditional and nonrational retail distribution strategies, self-funding and why the brand doesn’t participate in paid influencer marketing.

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Beautykind Loses Funding, Closes Operations

The site for the online beauty retailer that donates a percentage of sales to charity is no longer operating.

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5 Minutes with Unilever’s Molly Landman

Molly spoke to CEW Beauty Insider about the challenges of juggling three new brands, Love Beauty and Planet, ApotheCARE Essentials and The Good Stuff, and shares her goals, biggest surprises and strategies for reaching consumers.

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Beauty Scene: Nest; Biossance; Scentbird

This week’s launches included Biossance’s squalane-infused Tea Tree Collection, Nest’s first retail store and Scentbird’s new line of liquid lipsticks and makeup subscription service. Here’s what’s on the Beauty Scene from three important brands.

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E.l.f. to Close Retail Stores, Focus on Digital

E.l.f.’s Chairman and CEO, Tarang Amin, announced the closures during the company’s fourth quarter earnings report, which continued on a downward trajectory for mass makeup brand

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Korea Herald: Amorepacific’s Painful Dilemma

According to the Korea Herald, market watchers are voicing concerns that this year will be a make-or-break period for the group, as a continued sales downfall will make it harder for the company to recover from its ongoing slump.

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Social Standards: Top Prestige Cosmetics Influencers

In this special report, Social Standards, a consumer/demographic analytics platform, analyzed influencer groups to identify the top ones whose audiences overindex with prestige cosmetics brands such as Chanel, NARS & Shiseido. This makes these influencers’ audiences a clear target for prestige cosmetics brands looking to invest in influencer marketing. Click below to see the list.

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My Leap into Leadership and Flop into Failure

Alisa Marie Beyer, CEO of LemonTree Partners outlines why making a plan to succeed is essential for every new executive.

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

In cosmetics, Morphe jumped one spot to claim the No. 2 rank in the Top 10, partially due in part to the buzz around its James Charles Palette. In skin care, several Top 10 brands capitalized on launch momentum by introducing skin-soothing, cannabis-based products into their lineups. And, in hair, Briogeo entered the Top 10, stemming almost entirely from the brand’s inclusion in Boxycharm’s January box.

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Social Standards: Top Mass Cosmetics Influencers

In this special report, Social Standards, a consumer/demographic analytics platform, analyzed influencer groups to identify the top ones whose audiences whose audiences overindex with mass cosmetics brands such as Covergirl, e.l. f., and Maybelline. This makes these influencers ‘ audiences a clear target for mass cosmetics brands looking to investing influencer marketing.

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Indie Spotlight: PYT Beauty to Enter Macy’s This Spring

The brand offers high-performance, natural cosmetics and is hoping to capture consumers looking for cleaner options at a lower price point.

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Influenster: Beauty Through the Generations

Influenster analyzed over 5 million organic beauty reviews from Boomers, Gen Z, Millennials and Gen X over the last 12 months in order to identify how each generation talks about skin care, hair care and color cosmetics, and which brands are popular among each.

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5 Minutes with Living Proof’s Anne-Marie Kline

Anne-Marie spoke with CEW’s Beauty Insider about the changes she’s made since stepping in as Senior Vice President, Global Marketing; strategies for reaching younger consumers; and, the biggest mistake she’s made since working at the brand.

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Social Standards: Top Niche Cosmetics Influencers

In this special report, Social Standards, a consumer/demographic analytics platform, analyzed influencer groups to identify the top ones whose audiences overindex with niche cosmetics brands such as Colourpop, Fenty Beauty and Glossier. These audiences are a clear target for niche brands looking to invest in influencer marketing.

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Brands to Watch in Sexual Wellness

Sexual wellness is emerging as a beauty category in its own right, increasingly linked to holistic health, vitality and radiance. CEW Beauty Insider explores the segment’s key drivers, and the brands that are entering the beauty mainstream.

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Digital Native Brands, Influencers Get Retail Space in NYC Store

Digital-first brands looking to experiment with physical retail can bring their brands to life with immersive, customized spaces on the ground floor of Showfields four-story concept store.

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Garnier Hair Color Tool Launches Nationwide

Garnier is tapping shade matching technology from sister company ModiFace to assist consumers in finding their best hair color match using personalized technology.

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The Highs and Lows of Working in the Beauty Industry

A result of a collaboration between CEW and executive recruiting firm, 24 Seven, the report is a compilation of compensation, attitude and behavior insights from employers and job seekers in the beauty industry.

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CEW & Preen.Me Announce Rising Influencer of the Year Award 2019

To help brands identify and begin relationship building with breakthrough talent, CEW has partnered with Preen.Me to identify a list of 100 up-and-coming influencers across the makeup and skin care categories.

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Rodan + Fields Enters Teen Acne Market

Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields are unveiling a new two-step teen acne treatment they said will be a game-changer due to a new delivery system for acne’s most commonly used solution-oriented ingredients.

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2019 Job Market Report

The 2019 Beauty Job Market Report is here! For the 7th year, CEW has partnered with executive recruiting firm 24 Seven to provide you with real-time insights on trends impacting…

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L’Oréal Ends Fiscal Year 2018 +7.1% in Sales

L’Oréal posts its most successful year in 10 years.

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5 Minutes with Dara Levy of Dermaflash

Here, Dara discusses strategies for reaching younger consumers and how the product’s second incarnation addressed consumer confusion.

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Giuliana Rancic Enters Beauty with Fountain of Truth

Fountain of Truth, Giuliana Rancic’s six-month old skin care line, is making its debut on HSN.com in late March, and will appear on-air in April.

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Armani’s L.A. Pop Up

A striking scarlet exterior, red carpeted floors and red lacquered cabinetry are all designed to convey Hollywood glam the brand is known for in its new pop-up, said Alyssa Navia, AVP of Marketing, Giorgio Armani Beauty & Skincare at L’Oréal.

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Indie Spotlight: How Vegamour Achieved Double-Digit Growth in 24 Months

Daniel Hodgdon, the brand’s founder shares how he utilized social media to grow the business; strategies that helped convert one-time purchasers to subscribers; and future plans for the brand.

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Inside CEW’s 65th Anniversary Party

More than 100 people attended the event, hosted by WWD. Click here to see photos and access WWD’s special 40-page milestone dedicated to CEW.

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Mass Beauty’s Challenges Explained

Efforts by mass retailers to elevate beauty departments have not paid off—yet, according to recent Nielsen data.

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U.S. Hair Care Market Trends & Opportunities

In this special report, Kline presents a comprehensive analysis of the U.S. market for hair care products, focusing on key trends, developments, challenges, and business opportunities.

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Pixi Launches 90 New Items, Enters Sephora Asia

The skin care and color brand has relocated its Los Angeles brick-and-motor store, coinciding with the largest product roll out in the company’s history, and plans to expand to Sephora Asia this year.

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Adaptogens: Beauty’s Newest Buzzword

Long used as remedies within herbal medicine, adaptogenic herbs are a growing trend in the beauty and wellness space. Here, Beauty Insider presents some of the most common adaptogens, and the products in which they play a starring role.

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Erno Laszlo Eyes Global Growth with Digital, Brick-and-Mortar Expansion

Erno Laszlo is aiming to modernize its 92-year-old heritage skin care brand by launching several new initiatives aimed at attracting new consumers. Here, CEW Beauty Insider spoke to Kristy Watson, the brand’s Chief Marketing Officer, about Erno Laszlo’s retail growth plans, digital transformation strategy and how the brand is resonating in China.

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AllWork: The Secret Weapon for Winning at Retail

AllWork offers the only beauty industry-specific software and services platform to help brands and retailers transform how they manage their in-store talent.

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Navigating the Amazon Maze

Market Defense can help brands set up their business and gear up for growth. This includes building a brand’s reputation, equity and visibility via listing optimization, marketing, advertising expertise and account management.

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A Financial Survival Kit for Beauty Entrepreneurs

In an industry dominated by conglomerates, Rosenthal is a family-owned, private company that supports beauty companies so they can flourish.

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The Booming Spa Industry: How to Get More of Your Share

What’s Driving Growth in Spas? The spa industry is undergoing sizzling growth. And no wonder: spas are an integral part of the self-care movement as consumers seek solutions for beauty,…

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The Secret to Getting More Eyes on Your Product Reviews

Harness the Thousands of Reviews Consumers Are Already Writing About Your Products

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5 Minutes with Boscia’s Lan Belinky

Boscia co-creator and General Manager, Lan Belinky, discusses the brand’s retail and market expansion, strategies to meet younger consumers and rebranding.

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L’Oréal’s Jean-Paul Agon to Discuss the Future of Global Business

On Wednesday, February 20, Jean Paul will sit down with David Rubenstein to discuss his strategy of universalization, as well as how he runs L’Oréal with the spirit of a start-up, as part of the ongoing 92Y Talks series in NYC.

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Standard Dose Receives Investment from LB Equity

Newly launched CBD retailer Standard Dose has received an investment from LB Equity, an investment firm focused on emerging brands in the beauty and personal care sectors.

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Remembering Molly Prior Hermann, Former WWD Beauty Financial Editor

Andrea Nagel, CEW’s Vice President of Content, reflects on her friendship with Molly, who passed away Saturday, January 26, near her home in Hohokus, New Jersey from brain cancer.

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NPD: U.S. Prestige Beauty Sales +6% in 2018

Notably, the skin care category and contributed 60 percent of the industry’s total gains, driven primarily by products catering to the naturals trend.

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Madison Reed Secures $51M to Expand Omnichannel Strategy

With the new funding, the digital-first hair color brand looks to increase its online and offline growth, and has added two new executives to aid in accelerating strategic initiatives.

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Nielsen: There’s a New Kind of Consumer Every Brand Should Know

Nielsen will share the intel brands need to know about the evolved consumer in order to improve business outcomes and stay competitive at CEW’s State of the Beauty Industry Report 2018/2019 event in Manhattan on February 5.

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Spotlight on Neiman Marcus’ Debut CBD Collection

Earlier this month, the luxury retailer announced it would be offering high-end CBD brands online and in select stores as part of its Trending Beauty section. Here, CEW Beauty Insider dives deep into the brands that made the cut.

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CEW Celebrates 65 Years

CEW is celebrating 65 years of empowering and recognizing women.

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Mintel to Reveal 2019 Beauty Trends & Beyond

Mintel will reveal what will impact 2019 with a presentation that outlines key trends that will shape the Beauty industry, including Sub Zero Waste, Beauty with a Brain and You 2.0.

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Lauder Announces Executive Leadership Promotions

Julie Van Ongevalle has been promoted to Global Brand President, Origins, and Philippe Warnery has been promoted to President, U.K. and Ireland.

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Tribe Dynamics: Q4 Global Beauty Report

In this quarterly report from Tribe Dynamics, the company ranks the top beauty brands in earned media performance across major international markets including the U.S., Canada, U.K, France, Japan, Spain and Italy.

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Online Startup Standard Dose Launches CBD Retail Platform

Standard Dose offers a highly-curated selection of more than 50 hemp-infused ingestible and topical items, including beauty and skin care products.

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Beauty Scene: Chanel, Walmart, Kerastase

This week’s BeautyScene is all about revamping retail, and how to care for all shades of blonde hair. From Chanel’s new sunlit SoHo atelier space to exclusive brand offshoots at Walmart to Kerastase’s new skin care-inspired hair range, here’s what you need to know now.

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CVS Reveals Unedited Beauty Imagery at Times Square Store

On Thursday, CVS executives revealed how far the retailer has progressed with its Beauty Mark initiative, which asks brands not to digitally alter images in an effort to portray women as they naturally are.

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5 Minutes with Amy Shecter

Glamsquad’s CEO discusses marketing strategies, upcoming brand changes and her biggest lessons learned.

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Nathalie Gerschtein Named President, Consumer Products Division, L’Oréal USA

Nathalie will succeed Michel Brousset, who has left the company to pursue personal entrepreneurial activities.

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Indie Spotlight: Pacifica Beauty Expands to Supplements

The brand has expanded its product portfolio to include a line of beauty-enhancing ingestibles, exclusive to Target.

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Beauty Industry Devastated Over Deciem Founder’s Death

The founder of disruptive skin care company passed away on Sunday.

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How Retailers Are Helping Evolve the Naturals Category

Annie Jackson, Co-Founder & COO, Credo Beauty, discusses how big retailers are getting behind the naturals movement and how laws are impacting products going to market.

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Naturals’ Big Formulation Challenge

Lev Glazman, Co-President & Director of Product Development, Fresh, explains the nuances of formulating products for the naturals market including shelf stability, efficacy and validating ingredients.

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How Does NPD Define Naturals?

When it comes to naturals, there is disagreement within the industry, which leads to consumer confusion says Larissa Jensen, Executive Director, Beauty Industry Analyst at The NPD Group. Here, Larissa discusses the three areas NPD uses to define natural brands.

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Google to Present Ingredient Data at CEW Event

For the first time, Google will be a presenter at CEW’s annual State of the Beauty Industry Report 2018/2019 event, which highlights 2018 beauty accomplishments and forecasts 2019’s big trends.

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Indie Spotlight: Soko Glam Co-Founder Charlotte Cho’s New Skin Care Brand

Charlotte spoke to Beauty Insider about launching her independent brand, Then I Met You, and gives insights into the strategies she’s using to build brand awareness and stand out in the marketplace. She also explains why she turned down offers from mass retailers.

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Maria Dempsey Named CEO Of Nest Fragrances

A respected industry veteran, Maria has more than 25 years of experience and was tapped by the company due to her proven track record of executive and organizational leadership, strategic brand vision and innovative retail and digital successes.

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Neiman Marcus Curates CBD Beauty Collection

The Dallas-based premier luxury retailer, announced Monday it’s now offering a curated selection of CBD beauty products as part of its Trending Beauty initiative.

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Indie Spotlight: Aether Beauty to Enter Sephora, Nordstrom and Anthropologie

Crystal-infused makeup brand, Āether Beauty, was developed by Sephora’s former Head of Product Development in 2018 on Instagram. Today it’s looking to be the next Urban Decay with its line of high-performance eyeshadow palettes.

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Euromonitor: Top 10 Global Consumer Trends 2019

Discover how consumer behavior is evolving and the 2019 trends with the most impact.

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L'Occitane Acquires Elemis for $900 Million

Reinold Geiger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of L’Occitane, said the acquisition is an important step forward in building a leading portfolio of premium beauty brands.

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Coty’s CEO Assumes Responsibility for Consumer Beauty Division

Pierre Laubies, Coty’s CEO, will lead the Consumer Beauty division. Additionally, a series of executive leadership changes have been made to support the company’s ongoing transformation and future growth.

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Beauty Scene: Pat McGrath Debuts Mascara; DSW Enters Personal Care with CBD Line

In this week’s beauty headlines, Pat McGrath has released the first mascara for her namesake brand’s permanent line up. And, footwear brand DSW is entering the personal care market with a line of hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) personal care products under the Seventh Sense Botanical Therapy brand.

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5 Minutes with Heyday Founders Adam Ross and Michael Pollak

The co-founders of the successful facial shop discusses reinventing the service model in brick and mortar, high-touch personalization and biggest lessons indie brands should know when seeking Series A funding.

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NPD’s 2019 Beauty Outlook

While the coming year is expected to show an amplification of 2018 trends, such as CBD and healing crystals, recession fears may slow performance of the total market as consumers make the move towards more careful consumption, reports The NPD Group.

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Sephora Names Jean-André Rougeot as CEO

Jean-André joins Sephora after a 12-year role as CEO of Benefit Cosmetics, which is owned by parent company, LVMH.

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Beauty Scene: Clairol’s Natural Hair Dye; Mana Founder Passes Away

In this week’s beauty headlines, Clairol has released its reformulated Natural Instincts Demi-Permanent Hair Color, which parent company Coty said is the healthiest and most natural hair color available in its portfolio. And, Nikos Mouyiaris, the founder of leading contract and private label manufacturer, Mana Products, Inc., passed away this weekend.

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Kline: 2019 Emerging Consumer Beauty Industry Trends

Healthy living, natural ingredients, social influencers, technology, indie brands, millennials and the rise of Gen Z are key trends shaping the cosmetics and toiletries market, according to this special report by Kline.

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CES 2019: Coty’s AR Hair Color App; Neutrogena’s 3D-Printed Sheet Mask; L'Oréal’s pH Sensor Wearable

Here, a roundup of a few of the beauty innovations seen at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show, including Wella Professionals’ augmented reality enabled Smart Mirror, Neutrogena’s new 3D-printed sheet mask, and La Roche-Posay’s wearable sensor and companion app designed to measure personal skin pH levels.

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5 Minutes with Physicians Formula's Alice Chen

Since being at the helm, a few of Alice’s achievements include the brand reentering Walgreens, and increasing its No-No List from 150 to 500-plus, one of the largest in the mass market. Here, Alice talked with CEW’s Beauty Insider about the changes she’s made at Physicians Formula, product inclusivity, and strategies to reach consumers.

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Beauty Scene: New Year Launches from Fenty Beauty, Morphe and Physician’s Formula

Fenty Beauty is gearing up to expand its shade range with 10 new foundation color offerings, and 50 new shades of its new Pro Pro Filt’r Concealer. Morphe will be releasing its first complexion product, Fluidity Foundation, in 60 shades. And, Physician’s Formula has tapped Casey Holmes for its first-ever influencer collaboration.

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Tribe Dynamics: Hair Care Social Media Trends

In this special report, Tribe Dynamics explores the top 10 hair care brands by EMV from H2 2017 to H1 2018 and analyzes the factors, including trips and training seminars, that helped fuel influencer content creation.

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Australian Beauty Enters Spotlight

Here, Beauty Insider reviews brands and products from Australia (and neighboring New Zealand) that are fast becoming cult favorites and aim to deliver an Aussie glow.

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Mintel: Is Fast Beauty Sustainable?

In this special report, Mintel analyzes how brands are addressing the concerns of the eco-conscious consumer without sacrificing the pace of innovation. The report also looks at how influencers drive brand awareness and product sales, contributing to the amount of waste increase.

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5 Minutes with Jessica Hanson

In September, Jessica Hanson became the first female President and General Manager for Amorepacific U.S. The married mother of two, spoke with CEW’s Beauty Insider about gender equality, selecting brands for the American market and her greatest accomplishments.

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Tribe Dynamics: Fragrance Social Media Trends

In this special report, Tribe Dynamics explores the top 10 fragrance brands by EMV from H2 2017 to H1 2018 and analyzes the factors that helped fuel influencer content creation.

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Deskside Diaries: First Aid Beauty Enters Cannabis Sector

First Aid Beauty is the latest beauty brand to offer a skin care product infused with oil from the cannabis sativa plant, also known as hemp seed oil. Other desksides includes OZNaturals, a cold processed skin care line, and Unwash, a professional co-washing system.

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Influenster: Year in Beauty Insights

In this special report, Influenster analyzed 6 million reviews on its platform to find out which categories, products and brands are experiencing the most growth and review volume. The report also includes an analysis of its October 2018 Trends Survey, highlighting the most sought-after hair, makeup and skin care trends for the next year.

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Glansaol Files Ch. 11 Bankruptcy

Glansaol’s portfolio includes the Laura Geller, Julep and Clark’s Botanicals brands.

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Kline’s SoHo Retail Holiday Tour

In this special report, Kline takes a tour of some of the retailers who debuted in the Nolita and SoHo neighborhoods of Manhattan, including Amazon’s Spring Street space, Kiehl’s vibrant holiday pop-up shop, and Sephora’s renovated SoHo location.

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2018 Textured Hair Category Consumer and Retail Trends

Naturally Curly’s annual TextureTrends consumer insights report revealed key insights about the textured hair category, including consumer retail preferences and purchase behavior. Here, a summary of the survey results.

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5 Minutes with Ouai’s Jen Atkin and Summer Friday’s Marianna Hewitt & Lauren Gores Ireland

Jen, Marianna and Lauren I have teamed up to create limited-edition Masque Set to keep skin and hair looking fresh throughout winter. The founders found time to speak with CEW Beauty Insider about the recent collab. Here’s what they said.

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5 Minutes with Frédéric Fekkai

Frédéric talks about his namesake brand’s history, future plans, lessons learned and shares advice for newbies entering the business today.

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Clean Luxury Makeup

While skin care is the epicenter of the natural beauty movement, prestige beauty is being boosted by millennials and Gen Z seeking clean cosmetics brands. CEW’s Beauty Insider spotlights standout brands in this burgeoning category

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Beauty Scene: Hairstyling Legend Oribe Passes; Dr. Dennis Gross Addresses Veteran Skin Care Users

In this week’s beauty headlines, celebrity Hairstylist Oribe Canales passed away at the age of 62 on Sunday. And, NYC-based dermatologist, Dr. Dennis Gross has launched a clinical grade collection, and has hired a new President, Eric Coles, to lead the brand.

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TABS Survey Indicates Possible Cosmetics Recession

The cosmetics industry is on the precipice of recession, suggests TABS Analytics’ 5th Annual Color Cosmetics Study. The most impactful result would be a reduction in the number of product launches and M&A deals in the years to come.

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Glamsquad Launches Hair Collection

The ultimate on-demand, at-home beauty services provider has launched its own collection of hair styling products.

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Derek Lam Beauty License Acquired

The Premiere Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Perfume Center of America Inc., has acquired the Derek Lam Beauty license, in a multi-year partnership that will see the creation of a premium line and expansion under the 10 Crosby Street Collection.

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Pinterest: Top 2019 Beauty and Wellness Trend Predictions

Over 250 million people utilize Pinterest’s platform for inspiration and ideas, making it a great source to identify potential trends. From grey hair to superfood powders, here’s what the company says will be hot in beauty and wellness for the year ahead.

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2018 Beauty Inc Award Winners

More than 150 brand, retailer, public relations and industry experts celebrated the 2018 award winners, selected by WWD’s beauty editor team. Here, the brands, companies and executives honored yesterday morning.

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CEW Award for Formulation Innovation Continues in 2019 with NYSCC

The NYSCC-sponsored award, the “Supplier’s Award: Ingredients and Formulation,” will recognize new ingredients or formulations that bring innovation and new technology to the beauty industry.

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P&G Acquires Multicultural Beauty Startup

The startup, Walker & Company, develops products and services tailored for people of color. P&G is looking to the merger to help it grow its multicultural business.

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NPD: Prestige Fragrance Sales +8% During Holiday 2018 YTD

After several years of soft holiday performance, prestige fragrance sales in the U.S. have experienced strong growth leading up to the holiday season.

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Beauty Scene: L'Oréal Paris; SEEN; Grande Hair

This week’s installment of Beauty Scene is all about skin care and tapping into dermatological expertise. In two cases, technological advances in skin care items are now being applied to hair care. And, at the mass level, L’OréalParis launched a solution-oriented skin care suite of dermatologist-validated products.

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Beauty Scene: L’Oréal Paris; SEEN; Grande Hair

This week’s installment of Beauty Scene is all about skin care and tapping into dermatological expertise. In two cases, technological advances in skin care items are now being applied to hair care. And, at the mass level, L’OréalParis launched a solution-oriented skin care suite of dermatologist-validated products.

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Euromonitor – Commerce 2040: Revolutionary Tech Will Boost Consumer Engagement

In this report, Euromonitor explores how technology could redefine consumer experiences over the next 20 years. Emerging concepts include retail outlets shifting into micro experiential centers, at-home robotic assistants, and virtual currency where consumers earn points for spending and promoting fandom on social media.

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5 Minutes With….FabFitFun’s Katie Rosen Kitchens

CEW Beauty insider sat down with Katie to learn how the brand is applying AI technology to offer personalized subscription boxes, how the model is evolving and share advice for entrepreneurs.

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Tribe Dynamics: Skin Care Social Media Content Trends

In this special report, Tribe Dynamics looked at influencer skin care content between July 2017 and June 2018 (H2 2017-H1 2018), to identify the top 10 skin care brands and reasons why they were successful.

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Beauty Scene: Chanel; Joanna Vargas; Dr. Brandt

This week CEW Beauty Insider looked at brands that are building strong emotional connections with consumers by leveraging immersive experiences, storytelling and igniting impactful conversations. The roundup includes Chanel’s new NYC pop-up; Joanna Vargas’ expanded fifth avenue location and Dr. Brandt foundation’s inaugural speaker series event at Art Basel.

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Kline: Professional Skin Care: U.S. Consumer Attitudes and Behaviors

In this special report, Kline shares insights into the key trends driving the professional skin care market, including injectables and toning treatments. The report also explores how the current offerings are meeting consumer needs and includes a summary of opportunities for the market.

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Henry Davis Exits Glossier

He will be leaving the digital-first beauty startup to pursue his own business ventures.

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Coty Launches Hair Coloring Tool for Google Assistant

The Clairol Color Expert will be the first at-home hair color Action developed for the voice activated system, which is designed to help consumers with the entire hair color process.

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5 Minutes with Credo’s Annie Jackson

CEW’s Beauty Insider interviewed the co-founder of the clean beauty retailer to learn about educating consumers on the naturals space, predictions for the category, and advice for newbies entering the business today.

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Social Standards: 2019 Beauty Predictions

In this special report, Social Standards analyzed 48 million social posts within the beauty vertical to identify brands, products and ingredients that have been rising in social conversations over the last 3 months with continued growth month-over-month.

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5 Tips for Women Starting in Beauty Communications

Marina Maher, CEO and Founder of Marina Maher Communications (MMC), has blazed the trail for successful women in the beauty communications world. Here, Marina’s words of wisdom on how to best navigate the industry.

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DevaCurl Appoints CEO

In his new role, Robert looks to strengthen DevaCurl’s position as the leading curly hair brand.

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Indie Spotlight: How the Amazon Rainforest is the Key to Rahua’s Success

The sustainable, natural hair and body care brand is experiencing a sales growth of 50-plus percent every year with its line of products featuring rainforest grown ingredients. Here, CEW Beauty Insider chatted with Fabian Lliguin, Founder, Rahua, to learn more about the indie brand’s strategies, challenges and future plans.

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Tribe Dynamics: Supporting the Influencer Community

Brands that support the influencer community enjoy more consistent, effective social media engagement, according to a report by Tribe Dynamics. The report details five innovative, proven, and adaptable ways brands can support their influencer communities and generate exciting content.

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Euromonitor: Top 3 Consumer Trends Impacting Beauty/Personal Care

In this survey extract, the company explores three trends shaping beauty and personal care in 2018: the changing perceptions of beauty, men’s grooming habits and the movement towards science-backed beauty products.

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Jefferies: Top 10 Preliminary Beauty Observations From Asia Travel

Jefferies spent two weeks in multiple AsiaPac markets and found core demand for beauty to be robust. Here, the top beauty observations from AsiaPac Markets, including the growing popularity of WeChat and Alibaba, as well as insights into consumer behavior and demand.

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Beautycounter Opens Soho Store

The 540-square foot unit, located on 51 Prince Street, looks to deliver its own label of high-performing products — ranging from skin care, color cosmetics to advanced anti-aging items — all while driving a growing national movement to demand better regulations of the beauty industry.

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The Peach & Lily K-Beauty Playbook: 3 Tips to Identify Successful Innovations

Here, Alicia Yoon, Founder, Peach & Lily, shares three key pillars the e-retailer keeps in mind while navigating beauty innovations.

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Hormonal-Based Beauty

An increasing number of skin care brands are focusing on women’s monthly hormonal fluctuations by creating products that specifically address skin’s changing needs during a 28-day cycle, and more. CEW Beauty Insider spotlights a handful of brands that are growing this new category of skin care.

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Trendalytics: 2018 Preventative Beauty Trends Report

In this special report, Trendalytics explores the rapidly changing surgical and non-surgical beauty market and the shifting consumer perception around “getting work done.” The report also takes a deep look at the treatments that interest consumers and the influencers driving this interest.

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Tribe Dynamics: 2018 Retail Trends in Earned Media

In this special report, Tribe Dynamics analyzes the success of Sephora and Ulta in comparison to other brick-and-mortar retailers of beauty products. The report also examines smaller beauty retailers, and spotlights several innovative direct-to consumer brands succeeding in the space without a traditional retail partner.

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CoverGirl Opens Times Square Store

The store, measuring 10,000-square feet, will feature virtual and real-life opportunities to try on and experiment with CoverGirl products.

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L’Oréal Names President of L’Oréal Luxe

Earlier this week L’Oréal announced several appointments within its Executive Committee.

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Nugg Innovates Mass Skin Care Aisle

Nugg skin care has created a new cleansing concept, Skin Fizz, a powder that when mixed with water and applied as a mask bubbles and fizzes to clean and exfoliate skin.

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Top Holiday Trends: L’Occitane, Kiehl’s & Space NK

The holiday offerings continue with on-trend sets from L’Occitane, Space NK and Kiehl’s. Pop-up shops are still all the rage, with Kiehl’s and L’Occitane opening respective concept stores in SoHo and Midtown, where they’re sharing their wares with harried New Yorkers looking for cute, cultivated gift sets for family and friends. Here, Beauty Insider shares the top trends for holiday for these three iconic brands.

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Top Holiday Trends: L’Occitane, Kiehl’s & Space NK

The holiday offerings continue with on-trend sets from L’Occitane, Space NK and Kiehl’s. Pop-up shops are still all the rage, with Kiehl’s and L’Occitane opening respective concept stores in SoHo and Midtown, where they’re sharing their wares with harried New Yorkers looking for cute, cultivated gift sets for family and friends. Here, Beauty Insider shares the top trends for holiday for these three iconic brands.

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Eva Scrivo: Re-imagining the Salon Model with Unique Services

Eva Scrivo Salon, named after its eponymous makeup artist and hair stylist founder, has been steadily re-inventing itself over the past several years to better meet clients’ evolving needs. And in the process, breaking the mold of the traditional salon.

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5 Minutes with Bluemercury’s Marla Malcom Beck

In the mid-Nineties, Marla Malcolm Beck felt that shopping for cosmetics was a problem that needed a solution. Marla’s answer was to create freestanding beauty stores “where the staff is trained in all brands, is friendly and genuinely wants to help you find the right, personalized solution,” said the CEO and Co-founder of Bluemercury.

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Euromonitor: Using Consumer Types to Understand the Path to Purchase

In this special report, Euromonitor showcases eight consumer types that define buyer behavior to help businesses understand what drives each during the path to purchase.

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Estée Lauder Announces Exec Changes at Bumble, Darphin

Amber Garrison has been named Senior Vice President, Global General Manager, Bumble and bumble, effective immediately. She will report to Jane Hertzmark Hudis, Group President, and will join the Company’s Extended Executive Leadership Team.

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L'Oréal Unveils News Sun-Safety Wearable

The La Roche-Posay My Skin Track UV sensor is designed to detect both UVA and UVB ray exposure, so consumers can make informed sun-safety decisions.

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Tribe Dynamics: Global Beauty Report Q3 2018

In this quarterly report from Tribe Dynamics, the company ranks the top beauty brands in earned media performance across major international markets including the U.S., Canada, U.K, France, Italy, Mexico and Brazil. The report also provides exclusive insights into trending content, products, and brands for each region.

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L’Oréal On How It Selects Brands to Buy

Jean-Paul Agon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of L’Oréal, discusses what the company looks for when selecting brands to acquire.

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Indie Spotlight: L:a Bruket Brings Swedish Skin Care to U.S. Market

The unisex skin care line is hoping to stand out with a transparent approach, customer relevant concept and high performing products.

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NPD’s Predictions for the 2018 Holiday Shopping Season

As brands and retailers continue to expand their beauty holiday offerings to encompass each category in a bigger way, here are NPD’s predications on beauty categories positioned to reap the benefits.

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Kline: The U.S. Beauty Retail Makeover

In this special report, Kline provides a concise update on sales and developments for the brick-and-mortar and offline channels across all key product categories.

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Heyday Raises $8 Million in Series A

The raise will finance further brick-and-mortar expansion for Heyday in California while continuing to build in New York.

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Coty CEO Resigns

Camillo Pane, current CEO of Coty, has resigned citing family reasons as the explanation for the abrupt departure. The company has named Pierre Laubies as the new CEO, effective immediately.

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Euromonitor: Holiday Shopping Trends

In this special report, Euromonitor explores why holiday shopping is important for the retail industry and identifies the major trends for 2018.

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5 Minutes with Moroccan Oil

Moroccanoil Co-founder, Carmen Tal, and JuE Wong, Chief Executive Officer, talked to CEW Beauty Insider about overcoming market shifts, moving to omni-channel distribution and advice for entrepreneurs.

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Glossier NYC Flagship Merges Tech, Experiential Retail

Glossier’s new 3,000 square-foot Manhattan flagship is looking to bring the digitally-native brand to life through an immersive community space by leveraging its proprietary technology.

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Beauty Scene: Sephora + Google; Fekkai Buys Back Business; Walgreens Bans Chemicals; Lifetherapy

This week’s wrap of what’s happening in the industry, includes the latest details on Fekkai’s purchase of his namesake brand; how Sephora is offering new video content through Google Home Hub; Walgreens new chemical policy; and, a renewed collection of Lifetherapy’s bath and body products.

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Shiseido's Pres & Ceo Adds Chief Growth Officer To Title

In addition to his current responsibilities, Marc will assume this new role in January, which includes overseeing global M&A for the company, and the newly established Technology Acceleration Hub.

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NPD: Retailers Must Blend Online, Retail Experiences for Holiday Success

Six out of ten consumers plan to shop both online and in brick-and-mortar stores this holiday season, according to The NPD Group.

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Shiseido’s Pres & Ceo Adds Chief Growth Officer To Title

In addition to his current responsibilities, Marc will assume this new role in January, which includes overseeing global M&A for the company, and the newly established Technology Acceleration Hub.

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5 Minutes with Loli Founder Tina Hedges

Tina is aiming to change the way consumers use and look at beauty with a zero-waste beauty brand that’s completely waterless. Here, she shares why she saw the need for the brand, biggest lesson learned, challenges and advice for newbies entering the business today.

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Estée Lauder Establishes Tech Hub in Queens

With the new space, Lauder is hoping to secure its footprint in Long Island City, which is positioned to become the next leading tech ecosystem.

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Covergirl Becomes Largest Makeup Brand to Earn Cruelty Free Recognition

Coty is hoping opes that by starting with its largest global makeup brand, it will be able to demonstrate the importance of this issue and prove that cruelty-free can be done on a global scale.

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Holiday Trends Seen at Amazon, QVC, HSN, B&BW and Walmart

Here are the Top 10 trends seen at recent holiday previews for mega retailers Amazon, HSN, QVC, B&BW and Walmart.

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Clinics that Target Skin Confidence

Auckland-based skin care maker and clinic operator, Skinsmiths, is on a mission to give women “skin confidence” all over the world. Here, a report on the brand’s new London stores and plans for 2019.

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Holiday Trends Seen at Amazon, QVC, HSN, B&BW and Walmart

Here are the Top 10 trends seen at recent holiday previews for mega retailers Amazon, HSN, QVC, B&BW and Walmart.

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Product Watch November: No 7; Prai Beauty; PÜR

In this month’s new product spotlight CEW Beauty Insider explores the new innovations and marketing strategies several new lines, including correcting booster serums, a hydrating conditioner, a papaya and strawberry seed scrub mask, facial oil drops and a limited-edition eyeshadow palette.

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Natural Brand Babo Botanicals Acquired

Laboratoires Expanscience, a family-owned French pharmaceutical and dermo-cosmetics company specializing in skin care, has acquired Babo Botanicals, the U.S.-based botanically-infused mineral skin care brand for babies and adults.

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NPD: Q3 Sees Explosive Prestige Skin Care Growth

In the third quarter of 2018, sales of U.S. prestige beauty products were $4.1 billion, a 7 percent increase over the comparable period in 2018.

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Estée Lauder Posts 8% Q1 Sales Gains

Top growth drivers were skin care globally, the Asia/Pacific region and emerging markets, the global online and travel retail channels, and most brands, including Estée Lauder, M•A•C, La Mer, Tom Ford and Origins.

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5 Minutes with Rodial Founder Maria Hatzistefanis

The London-based beauty entrepreneur talks about Rodial’s milestones and rebranding plans, and share business advice and lessons learned.

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Big Brands, Big News: What’s New with Garnier, Olay and Fresh

Some of the biggest brands in beauty are busy getting the word out on their launches. Here, the buzz on an in-shower hair sleekening treatment; calming and energizing face mists and an astrologically-inspired lip balm.

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Beauty Scene: Hot Tools Enters Mass Retail; Myro Deodorant; Luxe Brand Debuts at Barneys

Last week, we learned about a natural deodorant that acquired a 16,000-person wait list and $2m in funding; Hot Tools Professional’s first collection for the mass market; and, a Nigerian-based premium skin care line set to make its U.S. debut exclusively with Barneys New York.

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Sephora Beauty Event Takes L.A. by Storm

Sephora chose an historic theater in downtown Los Angeles as the venue for its 20th anniversary celebration, which was also designed to upend conventional beauty events.

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Tech Leaders Share Strategies to Improve Consumer Experiences

To help executives stay on the cutting edge, CEW has curated more than 18 experts, including Google, Equals 3, Salesforce and BCG, to share their knowledge at CEW’s second annual Connected Consumer Conference.

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CEW: Defining the UK Beauty Landscape

In 2017 UK consumers spent £25.1bn on beauty, with this figure set to rise to £26.9bn by 2022UK. These were some of the findings of a report comprehensively mapping the size and scope of the UK Beauty Industry, released by CEW UK and Mintel.

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DESKSIDE DIARIES: SYMRISE + IBM LAUNCH FIRST AI SCENT; MADISON REED ADDS VR TECH TO HAIR COLOR

This week, the team learned about the first fragrances utilizing Artificial Intelligence; a travel razor with special features; VR tech added to a hair color brand; and a company looking to deliver samples via magazine subscriptions.

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Laura Mercier Poised for Global Expansion

Prestige makeup brand, Laura Mercier, is entering a multi-faceted restage as it accelerates global expansion plans to achieve its goal of becoming a Top 10 global makeup brand.

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Maybelline Unveils New Vision for 2019

Maybelline New York is planning to introduce an evolution of its DNA to stay competitive with beauty brands that have emerged with strong brand equities such as Fenty Beauty and Glossier. The growth strategies will take place in 2019 and will focus on five key areas.

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5 Minutes with Kopari Co-Founder Gigi Goldman

The Co-Founder of the coconut oil-inspired beauty brand talks milestones, challenges, new products and shares advice for entrepreneurs.

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Jefferies: China Beauty Sales, Travel Trends Continue Deceleration

Without China’s double-digit increases, global beauty growth is likely to be 4% versus 7% from the year prior.

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Jeroen Temmerman Named CEO of ghd

Jeroen has been tapped to lead the global expansion of the brand that lives within Coty’s Professional portfolio.

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The 4 Essential Business Skills Successful Execs Possess

Alisa Marie Beyer, Founder, LemonTree Partnershas identified four key development areas to help entrepreneurs and executives achieve their greatest potential at work and more deeply in their personal lives.

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Harry’s Enters Women’s Shaving Market

After conquering the men’s shaving market, direct-to-consumer brand Harry’s is taking on the $1 billion U.S. women’s shaving industry with the launch of Flamingo.

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Deskside Diaries: Aquis, Bellabeat, Phyto-C

Today’s feature reports on a hair care brand aiming to change the way people wash and care for their hair; a high-tech company that manufactures smart jewelry for wellness; and, a new millennial skin care brand that harnesses the power of hyaluronic acid.

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5 Minutes with Hello’s Craig Dubitsky

Hello, a privately-owned oral care brand, has grown 300 percent this year. Here, the brand’s founder talked to CEW Beauty Insider about funding, challenges and how the brand differentiates itself in the market.

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Pop-up Roundup: The Latest Beauty Experiences

This week’s roundup of brand experiences includes news about Kim Kardashian West’s second pop-up for her KKW Beauty line, Barneys New York’s indie initiative, Rimmel London’s bus tour and Brandless’ temporary NYC brick-and-motor store.

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Q4 Launches

Tara Simon, Ulta Beauty, discusses the retailer’s new branding that fully rolls out in Q4. Danyelle Boilard-Paul of Groupe Clarins talks pop-up success; Lynn Emmolo of Rodan + Fields and Vasiliki Petrou of Unilever Prestige talk Holiday launches; Tiffany Masterson of Drunk Elephant shares what’s more important than product.

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Beauty Scene: Pat McGrath, Olly Nutrition

Last week, CEW’s Manager of Content, Delia Mitchell met with beauty makeup legend Pat McGrath, as well as emerging indie wellness cult fave, Olly. Here, a recap of what she experienced on the Beauty Scene as fall kicked into action.

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Macy’s Nata Dvir is Making a Scene in Beauty

CEW Beauty Insider spoke with Nata Dvir, General Business Manager, Beauty and Fragrances, Macy’s, to get the 411 on the retailer’s new experiential retail concept, Beauty on Display.

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Beauty Scene with Amber Katz

Amber provided CEW Beauty Insider a roundup of what she saw, from a glossy skin-inducing launch at Jergens, to a perfectly-pigmented natural makeup debut from Dr. Haushka to an Instagram-friendly, gilded personal care trio by Scentbird.

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5 Minutes with Origins Global SVP, GM

Julie Van Ongevalle, Global Senior Vice President and General Manager of Origins, talks about the brand’s relaunch and biggest opportunities for growth within current trends.

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UPDATE: Deciem Founder Removed From Company

A lawsuit filed by The Estée Lauder Companies seeking the removal of Deciem’s Brandon Truaxe from any employment at the company, has been ruled on.

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Herbal Essences Introduces Bottle Design for Visually Impaired Consumers

The new packaging will be available on Herbal Essences bio:renew shampoo and conditioner bottles beginning January 2019.

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Cosmoprof NA Names New Marketing Head

All North America marketing operations and functions will report to Liza Rapay in the new Cosmoprof North America office located in New York City. Liza succeeds Daniela Ciocan, former CPNA Marketing Director.

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Deskside Diaries – 8.8.18

Here, the brands and executives CEW Beauty Insider chatted with over the past week including a company that relies on AI and genetic testing to improve a user’s general health; an app that measures a brand’s influencer marketing I.Q; and, new retail and brand updates happening with Glow Recipe.

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Walgreens, Birchbox Deal Gives Needed Boost to Two Beauty Outlets

Walgreens’ minority investment in Birchbox could give each company the boost it needs—not only financially but also more customers.

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Seed Beauty Launches Fourth Ray Beauty

ColourPop’s new sister brand, Fourth Ray Beauty, is a clean, wellness-inspired skin care line owned by Seed Beauty that promises dermatologist-tested formulas, straightforward communication, and accessible price points.

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NRF Forecasts Holiday Sales to Grow at Least 4.3%

The National Retail Federation announced it expects holiday retail sales to increase, reflecting the overall strength of the industry.

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The Indie Beauty Speedway: How Accelerator Programs Propel Startups

Here, Deanna Utroske, a globally sought-after speaker and industry commentator, maps out a number of brand accelerators that exist to serve entrepreneurs and help engineer brands to compete in this new, dynamic marketplace.

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5 Minutes with Tatcha’s Victoria Tsai

Victoria talks about her lessons learned, mistakes and shares advice for newbies starting a business.

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5 Minutes with Jerrod Blandino

The Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Too Faced Cosmetics discusses the brand’s partnership with The Estée Lauder Cos., social media strategy and lessons learned.

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Top 10 Holiday Beauty Trends

Here, the Top 10 trends we saw at this season’s holiday previews for mega retailers Ulta Beauty and Sephora.

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Infographic: Women’s Financial Confidence and Career Decisions

In this infographic, InHerSight, Ellevate Network and Mercer’s When Women Thrive teamed up to find out how women’s finances affect their career choices.

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Lauder Taps Lisa Sequino to Lead Becca

Lisa will succeed Bob DeBaker, who has lead the brand since 2011. Lauder has also announced the promotion of Andrew Ross who oversaw the acquisition of BECCA and Too Faced.

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Nielsen: Future of Beauty Report

In this special report, The Nielsen Company analyses the top three systemic shifts that will redefine the future of the beauty industry: natural beauty, personalization and digital.

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Nathalie Kristo Named US President of Huda Beauty

In her new role, Nathalie will use her strategic leadership and digital expertise to drive the growth of the influencer-created color cosmetics brand.

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Arcade Beauty Launches Sampling Site Catering to Indie Brands

The site, which officially launches on Monday, October 1, will serve as a one-stop-destination for companies seeking to produce small quantities of fragrance vials and/or vials-on-card.

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5 Minutes with Ouai’s Colin Walsh

The CEO shares the opportunities he sees for the brand, what it’s like working with Jen Atkin and the biggest business lesson he’s learned over the years.

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Lauder Promotes Key Execs as it Eyes North America Growth

As part of its commitment to continued growth in its home market, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc has promoted Chris Good to Group President, North America and Claudia Benshimol has been appointed Senior Vice President, General Manager, Estée Lauder and AERIN Beauty, North America.

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Trendalytics: The Rise of Sustainability and the Future of Retail

In this special report, Trendalytics examines the rise of sustainability, the future of retail, and why now is the time to invest in order to stay ahead of the curve and remain relevant as Millennials and Gen Z come of age. The report also examines key ways for brands and retailers to get involved and impact change.

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Indie Spotlight: Sand & Sky Enters Sephora

Featuring millennial pink-hued packaging and formulas, the Australia-based brand offers solution-based skin care products made with indigenous ingredients.

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WelleCo Australia Opens First Flagship Store in New York City

Elle Macpherson wellness brand has opened its first U.S-based flagship store in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood, featuring elixirs and science-backed dietary supplements, as well as an in-house nutritionist and a consulting area.

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Decorte Launches New Color Cosmetics in North America

Owned by KOSE Corporation, the number-one selling beauty brand in Japan has released a color cosmetics collection at Saks Fifth Avenue.

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The Trends You Missed at Makeup in New York

Top execs share insights on the trends everyone was talking about at MINY, including the ongoing ascension of indie brands, the need for speed, multi-use products, personalization, environmental packaging and sensorial formulas.

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1,000 Beauty Execs Pack Hilton to Honor Industry’s Top Women Leaders

Five of beauty’s most outstanding female executives were honored. And, for the first time, CEW recognized the contributions of a male leader’s advancement of women with the inaugural MEN-tor Award, which was presented to Marc Rey, President and CEO, Shiseido Americas.

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Heavenly Bodies Exhibition at The Met Breaks Attendance Records

Here, a recap of beauty’s movers and shakers who attended fragrance house Robertet’s private tour of the exhibit, which has become the third most successful exhibition in the museum’s history.

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Special Report: On a Beauty High with Cannabinoids

In this special report, exclusive to CEW members, The Benchmarking Company takes a closer look at cannabis and how its presence in beauty and personal care (BPC) products is creating a new high in the natural/organic category.

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YouCam & Cosmopolitan Create First Print-to-Digital Virtual Beauty Experience

Beginning with the October issue of Cosmopolitan magazine, readers can snap a photo of a special QR code to “try-on” makeup looks and shop products.

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Sephora Enters Korean Cosmetics with Memebox Collab

Sephora thinks American consumers are ready to embrace Korean cosmetics, which is why they’re doubling down with a new cosmetics line created in tandem with Memebox, the global K-Beauty platform and brand developer.

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The Detox Market Opens New York City Flagship

The green beauty flagship recently opened a store in Manhattan. Here are some of the ways the store’s offerings differentiate it from others in the clean beauty space.

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5 Minutes with Marianna Hewitt

Here, the meda-influencer discusses some of the tips she learned when launching the now cult-status indie beauty brand she co-founded with Lauren Gores Ireland.

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Deep Dive into Cannabis-Based Beauty

Cannabis, and CBD in particular (short for cannabidiol), is one of the hottest ingredient trends in beauty today. Here, Beauty Insider reviews some of the newest CBD launches.

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NPD: Perfumers Become Superstars

As perfume makers step into the spotlight, the market is seeing a proliferation of perfumers’ scent lines, stores, books and exhibits. In The NPD Group’s latest post, the firm discusses the evolution of the fragrance market.

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U.K. & France’s Top 10 Cosmetics Brands in July

In the U.K. Anastasia Beverly Hills returned to the No. 1 spot in the Top 10 due in part to an increase in organic interest around its hero Dipbrow Pomade. Over in France, MAC enjoyed buzz from its MAC x Aaliyah Makeup Collection.

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CVS to Offer Custom Hair Color in Stores

Consumers will now be able to walk out of the mass retailer with bespoke hair color kits from eSalon as part of the retailer’s new Beauty IRL department.

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U.K. & France’s Top 10 Cosmetics Brands in July

In the U.K. Anastasia Beverly Hills returned to the No. 1 spot in the Top 10 due in part to an increase in organic interest around its hero Dipbrow Pomade. Over in France, MAC enjoyed buzz from its MAC x Aaliyah Makeup Collection.

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5 Minutes with Mally Roncal

New York-based celebrity makeup artist, Mally Roncal, discusses her partnership with Guthy-Renker, biggest lessons learned when launching her brand and advice for newbies entering the business.

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Top Indie Brands Retailers Should Watch

Here, a list of companies Beauty Insider sees as resources for retailers to expand their product mix.

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CEW Celebrates 10,000 Global Member Milestone

“CEW was founded with a singular vision of helping women in the beauty industry achieve, advance and inspire,” says CEW President, Carlotta Jacobson.

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How The Detox Market Engages Consumers In Store

CEW’s VP of Content, Andrea Nagel, spoke with Elena Severin, Director of Brand Partnerships at The Detox Market to learn about how they create experiences for shoppers with events and sampling opportunities.

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Indie Spotlight: Sara Happ Eyes Growth via Consumer Tech Focus

The indie brand is taking exciting steps to grow the brand including the appointment of a new President, new product launches and the implementation of a smart labeling technology to engage consumers in stores.

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Givaudan Brings AI Beauty to Life

The fragrance house recently unveiled EVE, a virtual assistant designed to aid in new product development.

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Blush vs Contouring: Key Trends in the Social Conversation

In a 2018 Preen.Me survey, blush was identified as the next big thing. In this report, the company analyzed the social activity around blush vs. contouring to understand consumer behavior, preferences and trends, which can then be used for product development and marketing.

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Indie Spotlight: Alpyn Beauty

The sustainably sourced, natural skin care line is supercharged with extracts and actives from alpine botanicals that are grown in over 6,000-feet of elevation.

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Clean Beauty and Wellness Trends

CEW’s VP of Content spoke with Elena Severin, Director of Brand Partnerships at The Detox Market to learn about key trends in the natural beauty market including DIY, exotic ingredients and the integration of wellness into the beauty space.

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Indie Spotlight: Alchimie Forever

CEW Beauty Insider recently caught up with Ada Polla to discuss her business, future growth and what it’s like being an indie brand in 2018.

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NaturallyCurly Founder Talks Trends in the Textured Hair Space

CEW Beauty Insider caught up with NaturallyCurly co-founder Michelle Breyer to learn about the evolution of the textured hair market, including key trends and ingredients.

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5 Minutes with Rita Hazan

In this week’s 5 Minutes with… CEW Beauty insider met with the famous colorist to get her insights on starting a business, her biggest mistake and words to live by.

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2018 Report: Beauty Consumer Insights

In this special report, Social Standards, a consumer/demographic analytics platform, analyzed social conversations around cosmetics, skin care and nail trends.

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Inside L'Occitane’s New 5th Avenue Location

CEW Beauty Insider went on a private tour of the store to learn about how L’Occitane plans to redefine the traditional beauty shopping experience with this new interactive space, which includes social media driven installations, a VR experience and interactive testing areas.

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Coty Makes Shifts in Consumer Beauty Division

Challenges within mass beauty continue.

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CEW Achiever Awards Symbolize Women Empowerment for 40+ Years

From the Time’s Up movement to Forbes’ list of female billionaires, it’s never been more relevant to right wrongs, to push women toward achieving whatever they wish, and to recognize them for their accomplishments.

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Estée Lauder Posts 16% FY Sales Gains; La Mer Hits $1B

The company posted net sales growth in each major product category and each geographic region. Here, the category highlights.

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5 Minutes with Huda Beauty Founder, Huda Kattan

In this week’s 5 Minutes with….CEW Beauty Insider snagged the 34-year-old entrepreneur long enough to answer a few questions about her success.

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Shiseido Relaunches Makeup Collection

The prestige beauty brand has relaunched Shiseido Makeup by way of four innovative, sensorial textures for face, eyes and lips.

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NPD Blog: Hair Gets Social

While makeup and skincare have thus far been changed to the greatest extent because of social media, the hair care market is joining in, according to The NPD Group’s latest blog post.

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A.S. Watson, L’Oréal Launch China Concept Makeup Store

Colorlab by Watsons, a new concept makeup store developed in partnership between L’Oréal and A.S. Watson, has opened in China, with plans to roll out an additional 50 stores later this year.

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10 Mom Influencers Beauty Brands Should Follow

CEW Beauty Insider has identified 10 mom influencers who aren’t exclusively beauty focused, but who have a foothold in the category. Here, their followers by the numbers and why they’re attractive potential partners for brands.

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Scentbird Enters Makeup

After securing $18.6 million in funding during the spring, the move is part of the company’s plans to establish itself as a destination for all things beauty.

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5 Minutes with Drybar’s Alli Webb

This year Drybar’s 100-plus locations and products generated more than $100 million in revenue. Here, Alli answers burning questions about her rise to success.

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Project Beauty Expo: The Indie Tradeshow for Multicultural Consumers

The intimate tradeshow experience connects press, retailers and multicultural consumers with indie brand founders for a full day of shopping, networking and live demos. Here, a recap of brands seen at this year’s show.

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Kline: Top Products in Digital Beauty

In this special report, Kline reveals the top beauty products based on their ranking among best-selling product listings, customer ratings, prevalence and duration on the charts. In addition to winning products, the report also includes an analysis on top trends and noteworthy brands to keep an eye on.

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Product Watch: August

As summer slides by, certain products stayed high on beauty’s radar. This month, CEW Beauty Insider calls out brands putting their efforts into masks, body lotion, nail polish and a hair color spray that packs a punch.

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NEST Fragrances Celebrates 10 Years

This month NEST Fragrances, founded by Laura Slatkin, celebrates its 10-year anniversary. Here, Beauty Insider chatted with Laura about advertising, inspiration, new launches and what’s next for the company.

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Indie Spotlight: Love Sun Body Introduces Natural Mineral Sunscreens

With Hawaii is set to become the first state in the U.S. to ban the sale of sunscreen chemicals that are toxic to coral reefs and marine life, internationally COSMOS-certified brand Love Sun Body is aiming to become one of the top sunscreen brands in the next 5 years.

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Mintel: Shake Up The Shaving Category

As trends and consumer attitudes change, the personal care category needs to evolve to remain relevant and the shaving sector is no exception. In this special report, Mintel explores how brands can transform and revitalize the shaving category and what opportunities lie ahead.

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Alchemy 43 Expands LA Storefronts, Plans NYC Location

The LA-based aesthetics bar is opening two new storefronts in its home market with plans to expand the concept to New York City, Orange County, Dallas, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

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BeautyKind Redefines Beauty Through Charity

The beauty e-tailer unites cause, commerce and community by empowering customers to give back to the charity of their choice, at no extra cost.

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Becca X Chrissy Teigen Glow Body Oil the Next Fenty Body Lava

Following the massive success of their sold-out collaboration last year, the color cosmetics brand and social media star is back at it with another product.

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L’Oréal Collabs with Facebook on AR UX to Drive Trial, Sales

In a move that underscores augmented reality is becoming key for product and brand discovery and purchase, L’Oréal and ModiFace have announced a long-term collaboration with Facebook to create new augmented reality experiences delivered through Facebook camera products

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Clarisonic Redesigns Skin Care Devices

A leader in the device category, the brand has redesigned its best-selling hand-held skin care devices to be even more ergnomic, tech savvy and effective.

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Physicians Formula Introduces New Brand Advocates

The brand unveiled a newly formed coalition comprised of top California-based doctors who specialize in various skin-health related practices. The trio will be tapped to test, curate and provide expert advice on beauty regimens.

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Indie Spotlight: June Jacobs Partners with Sephora on Skin Care Line

The natural skin care brand is the brainchild of industry veteran June Jacobs and her daughter Rochelle and was developed in collaboration with Sephora.

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Perricone MD Debuts New Brand Identity

The brand has debuted a full relaunch which includes new packaging, a streamlined assortment and targeted communications plan.

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Lancôme Unveils Fragrance Film Starring Julia Roberts

The actress is the star of a new campaign video for the brand’s La Vie Est Belle fragrance. Click here to watch a preview of the film.

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NPD: 2018 Makeup Consumer Report

In this special report, NPD examines consumers’ perspective on the makeup category and how and why women use makeup, what are their shopping behaviors and purchase influencers, and how to leverage brand awareness and buyer perceptions to capture bigger sales.

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L’Oréal Acquires Natural Beauty, Skin Care Companies

L’Oréal announced the acquisition of two specialized beauty companies, Logocos Naturkosmetik, a natural cosmetics brand, and Société des Thermes de La Roche-Posay, the dermatologically-endorsed skin care brand.

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Hair Color Line Harnesses Green Chemistry

Looking to change the shade game is UK-born brand, Dr. Craft, an upcoming range of hair products and semi-permanent hues that utilizes natural ingredients to offer vibrant and safe results.

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CEW Live from Cosmoprof NA Day Three: Who; What; Where

On Day 3, the CEW learned about the growth of indie brand, Alchemie Forever, and met with Euromonitor International to talk about global trends. Other highlights include mass and prestige insights, and the right way brands should talk to consumers about aging.

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CEW Live from Cosmoprof NA Day Two: Who; What; Where

On day 2 of beauty’s biggest tradeshow, the CEW team learned about ingredient, retail and product trends. Highlights included getting an inside scoop on Algenist’s Q1 launches, a stop at ingestibles brand Vital Proteins, and a visit to Sweat Cosmetics, a beauty brand is taking the active trend by storm.

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NPD: Q2 U.S. Prestige Beauty Sales +6%

Skin care continues to outpace makeup, with the biggest driver for the segment remaining consumers’ interest in wellness, clean ingredients and natural brands.

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CEW Live from Cosmoprof NA Day One: Who; What; Where

Day One of CPNA checked all nervousness and excitement boxes, and included a meet-and-greet with Paris Hilton to celebrate her new skin care line; a glimpse into new product and consumer trends; and, a dinner stop was Andrea’s, an Asian Fusion restaurant tucked inside the Encore Hotel.

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CEW Daily Digest: Kicking Off Cosmoprof NA

CEW landed in Last Vegas this past weekend to observe and report on the country’s largest beauty trade show, to share Who We Saw, What We learned and, yes, Where We Ate. Here, a day-by-day digest of what we saw, learned and consumed.

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Beautyblender Enters Foundation, Opens NYC Pop-Up

After more than a decade of dominating the makeup tools space and reinventing the category, BeautyBlender is entering color cosmetics with a foundation available in 32 shades.

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The Ultimate Guide to Selling at Sephora

In this special report, Askuity, a retail sales enablement platform, shares strategies and tips on how to get, stay and succeed in the beauty giant.

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Skin-Tone Inclusiveness: 40 Shades is New Standard

Fenty Beauty’s 40 Pro Filt’r Foundation shades ushered in a new era in inclusive beauty. Here, CEW Beauty Insider rounds up some of the latest shade-inclusive brands, from prestige to drugstore, offering 40-plus shades, the unofficial ‘threshold’ number for inclusivity.

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The Effect of Claims on Consumers' Buying Habits

In this infographic, The Benchmarking Company shares survey results on which types of claims matter to consumers, the products benefiting most from claims and more.

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Look Inside Innisfree’s New High-Tech Tmall Retail Store

The store employs Alibaba’s “New Retail” business model, which utlizes interactive technologies from Tmall, with the goal of making shopping easier and more appealing.

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The Effect of Claims on Consumers’ Buying Habits

In this infographic, The Benchmarking Company shares survey results on which types of claims matter to consumers, the products benefiting most from claims and more.

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Fragrance Meets Ink with CEW’s 2018 Scent Innovator Honoree

Meet Shoval Shavit Shapiro, an Israeli-born artist and innovator, who several years ago embarked on a journey to bring the concept of Visual Fragrance to life, whereby someone would not just smell fragrance, but see it on their body.

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Ulta Beauty’s Dave Kimbell on the Chain’s Aggressive Growth

With a tiered approach that links an aggressive brick and mortar roll-out strategy with ramped-up salon services and unique cross-category exclusives, Ulta Beauty is looking to cement itself as the modern woman’s go-to beauty retailer.

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Pat Mcgrath Labs Takes on Minority Investment Shareholder

Indie super star and makeup artist extraordinaire, Pat McGrath, has selected Eurazeo Brands, a leading global investment company, as a minority shareholder in the company.

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Skinceuticals Gives Dermatologists a High-Tech New Tool

Starting this September, the brand is going to help dermatologists add a new tool to their skin kit: customized product creation.

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Indie Spotlight: Skinfix

Here, Beauty Insider spoke to Amy about growing the brand that industry sources estimate generates more than $25 million in sales.

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Google Execs Talk Tips for Success

At CEW’s recent event, Google’s Ericka Mendez, Global Insights Manager of Beauty, and Charlotte van der Smeede, Beauty Brand Lead, shared best practices on developing impactful content, leveraging influencers and managing a YouTube channel. Here, some insights from the evening.

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5 Questions with Francesco Clark of Clark's Botanicals

Here, Francesco speaks with Beauty Insider about transparency, good story telling and the perks of being an underdog.

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AmorePacific Appoints VP of Marketing for new Luxe Division

Rose Pilato has joined the Korean beauty firm’s newly-created Luxury Division, which includes AmorePacific, Sulwhasoo, and niche fragrance French brand, Annick Goutal.

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Women Beauty Moguls Make Forbes Billionaire List

Kylie Jenner, the youngest sister of the Kardashian/Jenner reality show clan, appears on the August cover of the business magazine, an issue celebrating America’s female billionaires.

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Skin & Co Blends Tradition, Innovation

The Italian skin care brand, steeped in truffle farming heritage, adapts its brand-building strategy to keep pace in a rapidly-evolving marketplace.

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U.K. & France’s Top 10 Cosmetics Brands in May

In both the U.K. and France L’Oréal Paris received a boost from its influencers engagements at the Cannes Film Festival. Additionally, France’s Top 10 list saw a newcomer, Kiko, which made its debut thanks to prolific content creation from vloggers.

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Skin & Co Blends Tradition, Innovation

The Italian skin care brand, steeped in truffle farming heritage, adapts its brand-building strategy to keep pace in a rapidly-evolving marketplace.

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Dr. Ellen Marmur Enters Skin Care

The six-piece line, Marmur Metamorphosis, focuses not on “fixing” an issue, but rather working dynamically with the skin to optimize its natural mechanisms.

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Silicon Valley Beautytech Accelerator Launches Program

SVBeautyTech, Silicon Valley’s first independent and fully immersive beauty acceleration program, has selected nine beauty tech startups for its inaugural program, which offers mentorship to high-potential startups.

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Macy’s Expands Bluemercury Store Count

According to Bloomberg, Macy’s spokeswoman Blair Rosenberg confirmed that the company will open 25 freestanding Bluemercury stores in 2018, and 30 freestanding stores and locations within Macy’s stores in 2019.

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Technology has Delivered Transparency

Technology has allowed consumers to gain more knowledge about the production of their beauty products. Marcia Kilgore, Founder, Beauty Pie, explains the impact.

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Today’s Brands Must Align With Consumer Values

Because consumers have so many choices, they want to align themselves with brands that match their personal values, explains Molly Landman , Global Brand Director, Love Beauty & Planet and ApotheCARE Essentials, Unilever.

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Sustainability is an Important Consumer Want

Consumers are beginning to hold brands accountable for their sustainability practices, explains Shane Wolf, Global Manager for Redken, Pureology and Mizani, L’Oréal.

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Indie Spotlight: MyChelle Dermaceuticals

The company, which makes natural, medicinal-grade skin care products, discusses how it markets its brand to Gen Y and Z consumers, as well as three new product launches to be released this fall.

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Product Watch: July

Beauty Insider uncovered summer’s hottest makeup, skin care and men’s launches.

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Shane Wolf on How to Launch a Brand within L’Oréal

Shane Wolf , Global Manager for Redken, Pureology and Mizani, L’Oréal, discusses the internal creative process at L’Oréal, how long it took to take Seed Phytonutrients from ideation to launch, and future goals for the brand.

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Cancer and Careers’ Annual National Conference Grows Attendance 155%

CEW Foundation’s Cancer and Careers National Conference on Work & Cancer kicked off a daylong event that drew cancer patients and survivors, caregivers, healthcare professionals and employers in an effort to provide guidance, offer practical tools and relay advice related to balancing work with a cancer diagnosis and recovery.

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The Wellness Apps that are Transforming Self-Care

CEW’s Beauty Insider rounded up a handful of apps that are transforming mobile devices into personal wellness consultants.

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The Perfect V Founder Talks New Distribution, Taking on Investors

The Perfect V, a beauty skin care collection for the bikini area, has turned a year old. Here, an interview with the founder, Avonda Urben, where she discusses plans on growing the business over the next three years.

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Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty Pop-Up Takes on 3 NYC Hot Spots

Three pop-up stores, covering multiple boroughs, will give NYC first access to the heavily-teased new Moroccan Spice collection as well as the full Fenty Beauty assortment.

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GlamGlow Enters Makeup

For its first color cosmetics debut, the skin care company has released a highlighter pallet infused with skin-loving ingredients.

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What to Expect at CPNA 2018

Here, an overview of not-to-miss programs at the upcoming tradeshow, which is expected to draw over 36,000 global attendees and 1,200 B2B beauty exhibitors.

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eos Products Appoints CMO; Expands Leadership Team

Soyoung Kang has joined the company as Chief Marketing Officer. Her appointment comes on the heels of several other senior hires in digital, e-commerce, public relations, influencer marketing, finance and HR.

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3 Minutes with Marcia Kilgore

Beauty Pie’s Founder, Marcia Kilgore, discusses how she started the new business model, meeting goals and her biggest learning when launching the business.

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WUNDER2 Partners with YouCam on Virtual Try-on Experience for Online Shoppers

The new technology is aiming to merge the in-store product testing process with the convenience of online shopping, by providing the brand’s website visitors the ability to virtually try on its makeup offerings when they click to purchase.

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On the Horizon: Topical Sweat Inhibitor

According to Manhattan dermatologist Dr. Gary Goldenberg, a topical treatment targeting sweat glands has been upgraded to a wipe, and is currently under FDA review.

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Unilever’s Popular St. Ives Pop-Up Returns with new Online Extension

The three-month long retail pop-up experience offers consumers the ability to shop, test and purchase products from the St. Ives skin care brand. This year, the experience has been extended online to give consumers nationwide the opportunity to order products featured in the store.

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Casino And L’Oréal Team Up To Open New Beauty Stores

French supermarket chain, Casino Group, has partnered with L’Oréal France to launch a beauty and well-being store concept in Paris in the face of ever-increasing online competition.

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5 Instagram Business Tips Direct from Eva Chen and Team

On Tuesday, June 19, CEW hosted an event at Facebook’s Manhattan office to gain insights on how brands can increase followers, drive engagement and master Instagram Stories and Instagram Live. Here, the top tips shared by the panelists.

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Euromonitor: Reinventing Beauty Store-Based Formats in the United Kingdom

In 2017, 90 percent of all beauty and personal care retail sales in the UK were store-based. In this special report, Euromonitor International assesses how changing consumer behavior has led retailers to reassess their physical estate and use their spaces space more creatively, with an emphasis on experience.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Sells Minority Stake to TPG

The investment will help enhance the social media powered brand’s e-commerce growth and international expansion.

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Lauder’s John Demsey Receives Battery Medal for Corporate Leadership

The award was presented at The Battery Conservancy’s annual gala, which celebrated the beauty firm’s 15th consecutive year of support of the historic parkland’s revitalization efforts.

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3 Questions with Unilever’s Molly Landman

Molly Landman, Global Brand Director, Love Beauty & Planet and ApotheCARE Essentials, Unilever, discuses how the need for its smaller, transparent brands was identified, as well as the development process, timeline and her biggest learning bringing the brands to market.

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New Reality Show Features Make-Over Competition with Virtual Beauty Try-Ons

Beauty and fashion industry all-stars will compete in an hour-long make-over competition that looks to engage the audience through several platforms, including an augmented reality app and social media promotions.

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Brandless Expands Beauty & Personal Care Line, Enters Grooming

The disruptive direct-to-consumer startup is unveiling six new personal care items to cater to the emerging clean beauty category. The brand is also debuting its entry into grooming tools with eight new products.

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Editor Picks: Foundermade

Here, some of the brands seen at the show, which took over two floors to host 100-plus wellness, food and beauty exhibitors.

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La Prairie Expands Skin Caviar Franchise

Its latest launch, Skin Caviar Essence-in-Foundation SPF 25, is liquid compact foundation infused with caviar.

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Lime Crime Acquired by Tengram

The acquisition will support the brand’s growth strategy, which includes a focus on its digital and retail expansion endeavors.

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Luxury Brand Partners Leads Artist-Driven Innovation

The prestige beauty incubator is on a mission to build iconic brands founded by artistic visionaries and fueled by creativity, authenticity and a passion for nurturing community and education around their brands.

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Euromonitor: Voice of the Industry – Beauty and Personal Care

In this special report, Euromonitor identifies the major trends are impacting beauty and personal care industry in 2018, including health-inspired beauty.

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Amazon Reportedly Targeting Brazilian Beauty Markets

The e-tailer is reportedly recruiting Brazilian beauty firms Grupo Boticario and Natura Cosmeticos SA to sell via the logistics platform it is developing in Brazil, according to Reuters.

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HiMirror, the Smart Mirror that Just Got Smarter

The world’s first smart mirror is slated to launch a new mini-touch version this July with a variety of capabilities including, personalized skin care analysis, music and video streaming and fitness tracking.

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Tribe Dynamics: The Continued Success of Natural Skin care

Building off its previous investigation into the natural movement, in this special report Tribe Dynamics provides deeper insights into the trends guiding this space, as well as the most successful products and influencer marketing practices.

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Anisa International Named a Forbes Small Giant

The global beauty tools design and manufacturing firm, led by Anisa Telwar Kaicker, has been recognized in the publisher’s third annual list.

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5 Questions with Dr. Dennis Gross

CEW Beauty Insider caught up the forward thinker at a media breakfast at the Wayfarer to discuss his upcoming launches. Here are highlights from the interview.

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Mintel: South Korean Haircare Trends for 2018

As the South Korean haircare market grows, new personalized products are trending as consumers are increasing looking for new formats that best fits their needs. In this special report, Mintel shares the latest products that are making a big impact in scalp care, hair health and hair styles, and what opportunities lie ahead for brands.

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Madison Reed Makes At-Home Balayage Possible

The San Francisco-based startup has launched a two-step at-home balayage set that helps users achieve natural-looking highlights.

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Covergirl to Open First-Ever Flagship Store

The relaunched CoverGirl brand is set to open a large retail store in the heart of New York, part of the mass legacy brand’s strategic overhaul.

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Jill Scalamandre to Lead Buxom, BareMinerals

Effective June 8, Jill will take over as President of bareMinerals & BUXOM.

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Macy’s Revamps In-Store Beauty

Macy’s is changing the way customers experience beauty in-store and online by creating a more flexible environment for product discovery, including a YouCam magic mirror that enables virtual try on.

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Il Makiage Enters U.S. Market

Relaunching stateside this month, the prestige cosmetics brand has opened a shoppable exhibit in Soho, designed by world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid. The six-month pop up is the first of several scheduled to roll out across the U.S.

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Volition’s Latest Crowd-sourced Product Hits Sephora's Shelves

The latest consumer-powered launch utilizes snow mushrooms as its star ingredient, which is said to hold nearly 500 times their weight in water and offer long-lasting moisture retention.

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U.K. & France’s Top 10 Cosmetics Brands in January & February

In the U.K., Anastasia Beverly Hills held onto the top spot during both January and February. In France Too Faced claimed the number one spot in January, before dropping to number two the following month, after being outdid by Becca’s limited-edition collaboration with powerhouse influencer Sanaa El Mahalli.

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5 QUESTIONS WITH PETER THOMAS ROTH

CEW Beauty Insider caught up the skin care guru known for his effective, on-trend and ingredient-driven products.

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Revlon to Launch Flesh, a New Prestige Brand

Flesh will offer 40 shades of foundation and Ulta Beauty will be the first to exclusively launch the brand.

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Top 7 Highlights from Ulta Beauty’s Q1 Results

Sales were driven by several factors, including sales of mass cosmetics; continued strength in skin care, fragrances and prestige boutiques; and sales of prestige beauty brands.

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April’s Top 10 Cosmetics, Skin Care and Hair Brands on Social

In cosmetics, Huda Beauty rose up a spot thanks to an innovative April Fool’s gag; in skin care, Drunk Elephant debuted on the Top 10, fueled by its powerful micoinfluencer community; and, in hair care, Pantene made its first appearance in the Top 10 since December 2017, bolstered by its #GoGentle campaign.

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Target Accelerator Program Aims to Mentor Small Brands, Scale for Mass Distribution

Target selected 10 up-and-coming startups to participate in a retail boot camp aimed at helping them scale their brands to mass retail.

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