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Executive Changes and Appointments at Honest Beauty, L’Occitane and Function of Beauty

The Honest Company has appointed Pete Gerstberger as its new Chief Digital and Strategy Officer, starting Oct. 4. Formerly of Amazon, Pete will be tasked with continuing to grow the…

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Tiffany Masterson on Drunk Elephant’s Big Move to Ulta Beauty

Almost a decade after launching at Cosmoprof US and subsequently taking the beauty industry by storm, Drunk Elephant will soon be available at Ulta Beauty.

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NPD Blog: Consumers Invest in Fragrance to Lift Mood

According to the newly released NPD Fragrance Consumer Study, most U.S. consumers who wore fragrance less often in 2020 have returned to their normal usage.

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Brooke Shields’ New Digital Community + Brand Begins Now

After overcoming a grueling leg injury earlier this year that involved multiple surgeries and a lengthy rehabilitation, actress Brooke Shields is ready to unveil her newest, and arguably most personal…

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The New Era of Sampling Begins at Home

How to Engage the Connected Consumer to Drive Conversion Sampling, an effective way to drive product trial, has taken on greater significance over the past 18 months. Elevated by a…

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Tribe Dynamics: Social Media’s Top Brands

The August installment Tribe’s Top 10 series features data and insights on the month’s leading brands by Earned Media Value (EMV).

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Lancôme, NAACP Partner on Scholarship Fund to Support Women of Color

L’Oréal’s Lancôme brand has partnered with the NAACP to provide a scholarship fund for 30 young women of color entering college in the 2022 academic year.

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DECIEM x SPATE: Misconceptions Across Ingredients Report

Spate and DECIEM – The Abnormal Beauty Company have partnered in support of science and transparency to explore some of the biggest concerns facing beauty consumers today, to bring some…

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CEW Toasts Brightest Minds in Beauty at Celebratory Cocktail Party

Bringing together the beauty industry is something CEW is best known for, and it was no exception on September 8 when the organization held an outdoor cocktail party to honor…

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How Julian Addo Put Clean, Prestige Black Hair Care on the Beauty Map

Formulas in Adwoa Beauty are non-toxic and use concentrated ingredients to deliver results to multi-cultural hair textures.

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Beauty Breakdown: Makeup, Hair and Nail Looks from the 2021 Met Gala

Here, a roundup of the incredible hair, makeup and nail looks that graced the red carpet

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Merit Raises $20 Million to Expand Beyond Makeup

The investment will drive Merit’s development into an omni-channel, cross-category beauty brand as it looks to increase its offerings with accessories, hair, fragrance and skin care.

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Olaplex Targets Blondes with latest Formula

Tone is everything. Known for creating the bond-building category, Olaplex has entered the realm of blonde shampoo with Olaplex No. 4P Blonde Enhancer Toning Shampoo. The toning shampoo has a…

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QVC Celebrates Beauty with Virtual Event and New Inclusive Programming

QVC is a world leader in multi-platform video commerce and reaches 218 million homes worldwide through its TV broadcasts, and tens of millions more through its streaming, digital, and social platform. Here, the top not-to-miss news from QVC.

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Olay #DecodetheBias Campaign to Fight Racial Bias in Beauty Algorithms

While it is often assumed that algorithms are neutral, it turns out they may have a racial bias.

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Kline: Zooming in on the Recovery of the U.S. Professional Hair Care Market

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the hair care industry, amplifying many trends that were already present in the market.

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Urban Decay Launches Anti-Cyberbullying Campaign

Urban Decay has launched an anti-cyberbullying campaign in partnership with The Cybersmile Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to digital wellbeing, tackling all forms of online bullying.

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Indie Beauty Spotlight: Whind

Recently, Hind talked to CEW Beauty News about her dual focus: growing her fledgling brand and fueling growth of next-generation beauty brands.

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CPNA 2021 Attendance Down; Enthusiasm, Spirits Up

Cosmoprof North America, one of the first large-scale, beauty industry meetings to be held in person since March 2020, welcomed a pared down—yet enthusiastic—cadre of beauty professionals for its 2021 event in Las Vegas.

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September Product Watch: Eco-Friendly Beauty, At-Home Hair Care, Hyper-Targeted Skin Care

As consumers demand more eco-friendly products, brands have responded.

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Eadem Debuts At Sephora

The brand is launching its cult-favorite hero SKU on September 7 on Sephora.com, following its successful completion of the 2021 Sephora Accelerate Incubator Program.

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Madonna Badger on Leading the Charge for Creatives to Respect Women in Ads, Not Objectify Them

In a series of conversations with top women beauty leaders, CEW sat down to chat with Madonna Badger, co-founder and CCO, Badger & Winters, to talk about how she lobbied for change at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival—and won.

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Brown Girl Jane Partners with SheaMoisture for its #BrownGirlSwap Grant Competition

CBD-based product line, BROWN GIRL Jane, has partnered with SheaMoisture for the second year for its annual #BrownGirlSwap Grant Competition.

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Linda Wells Interviews Beauty’s Brightest Minds for a Curated Video Experience

Delivering emotion, inspiration and entertainment during an awards ceremony is no easy feat. But when Linda Wells is brought on board, anything is possible. This year’s CEW Women’s Leadership Awards…

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Combining Tech with Beauty is at the Heart of Olaplex’s Success

In a series of conversations with top women beauty leaders about their career passion points, JuE Wong, Olaplex’s CEO, shares her passion for keeping technology at the forefront of the company’s strategy to achieve success.

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Olay Launches Regenerist Vitamin C + Peptide 24 Collection

Olay is expanding its iconic Regenerist skin care range with a new collection targeting dull skin, which took Olay’s scientists more than 100 formulations and 10 rounds of consumer testing to get just right.

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Indie Beauty Spotlight: How Sona Gasparian Turned Her Online Influence into a Cosmetics Brand

Here, CEW Beauty News spoke to Sona to learn more about the brand, how she connects with consumers and her advice for fellow entrepreneurs.

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Changing the Way the World Thinks About Sunscreen, One Day at a Time

In a series of conversations with top women beauty leaders about their career passion points, Holly Thaggard, founder of Supergoop!, shares her passion for making sunscreen one of the first…

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Jonathan Van Ness Launches JVN Haircare Collection with Amyris

Jonathan Van Ness, one of the makeover gurus from the TV program “Queer Eye,” is launching his own hair care line called JVN. With its tag line, “come as you…

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5 Reasons Not to Miss CEW’s Women’s Leadership Awards Virtual Event

Here, the Top Five reasons not to miss this very special leadership event.

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5 Minutes with Bluemercury’s Tracy Kline

During the past year, Tracy Kline, Bluemercury’s Senior Vice President of Merchandising, Digital and Marketing, has proactively monitored pandemic–led consumer trends/behaviors to successfully steer the retailer’s expansion into new categories…

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YSL Beauté Creates NU (Makeup) Collection for Gen Z

Gen Z is on the receiving end of yet another enviable makeup line, this time by YSL Beauty. The L’Oréal-owned beauty brand launched a five-item collection this month targeting Gen…

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Powered Brands Taps Former Shiseido Exec Mito Yamada as COO

Mito will report to Katherine and work closely with the Powered Brands management team to define the company’s long-term strategy and lead the execution of its founding business combinations.

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Team Building Considered the Most Important Component to Success

In a series of conversations with top women beauty leaders about their career passion points, cosmetic executive Lisa Sequino shares her passion behind building teams and developing talent.

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Olaplex Files for IPO

One of beauty’s biggest hair care stars has filed for an initial public offering.

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Sephora Reveals Black-Owned Beauty Brand Campaign

Sephora unveiled several initiatives this week in its ongoing support of Black-owned brands during a wide-ranging virtual presentation, “A Conversion on Black Beauty with Sephora.” Several industry figureheads including Sephora’s…

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Shiseido Americas to Sell BareMinerals, Buxom and Laura Mercier to PE Firm

BareMinerals, Buxom and Laura Mercier have been sold to AI Beauty Holdings, Ltd.

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Sundial’s Cara Sabin Strives for an Inclusive Beauty Industry Every Day

Cara Sabin, CEO of Sundial Brands, shares her passion for a more equitable and inclusive workforce in the beauty industry.

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5 Minutes with True Beauty Ventures’ Rich Gersten and Cristina Nuñez

With a firm belief in the recession-proof nature of beauty, True Beauty Ventures was founded to invest in emerging growth beauty, wellness, and personal care brands. Led by Rich Gersten…

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CEW x QVC Beauty Quest Awards Finalists Revealed

Since 2010, CEW and QVC have partnered for the annual QVC Beauty Quest award, established to help the shopping platform discover the next “big thing” in beauty.

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Lela Coffey’s Passion for Building Inclusive Brands Keeps Her Charged, Focused

Lela Coffey, VP, North America Hair Care and Multi-Cultural Beauty, P&G Beauty, told CEW the power brands have to affect change is what excites her most.

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Shiseido’s Gail Boyé Driven by Meaningful, Philanthropic Causes

In a series of conversations with top women beauty leaders about their passion points within their jobs, Shiseido’s Gail Boye, SVP, Product Development bareMinerals and Corporate Innovation and Commercialization, said…

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Sephoria Beauty Festival Returns as Interactive, Virtual Experience

Sephora is bringing back Sephoria, its biggest beauty event of the year, but this time as a virtual experience.

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Wella Appoints Three C-Suite Execs to Accelerate Growth

As the professional salon community rebounds, Wella Company has added three new executives to its leadership team to accelerate global growth.

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Briogeo Launches 360-Degree Marketing Campaign to Deepen Consumer Connections

Perhaps one of the most tumultuous and personal relationships many people have is with their hair, and Briogeo is on a mission to empower individuals to celebrate their personal hair…

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Paula’s Choice Reprises Paid Program for Black Content Creators

Following the successful initiative, the program is returning with 10 new Black content creators, all of which have under 20,000 followers on social media. 

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Nordstrom Names Debbi Hartley-Triesch GMM Beauty, Accessories

Nordstrom has made a leadership change within its Merchandising team, effective August 22.

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Monica Arnaudo Keeps Customers at the Forefront of Everything Ulta Beauty Does

In a series of conversations with top women beauty leaders, CEW sat down to chat with Monica Arnaudo, Chief Merchandising Officer for Ulta Beauty, who talked about a key passion:…

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Estée Lauder Reports Growth in Most Categories, Makeup Still Weak

COVID-19 related closures of offices, retail stores and other businesses, as well as the significant decline in social gatherings, have influenced consumer preferences and practices, according to The Estée Lauder…

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Spate: Q3 Ingredient Trends Report

Since the launch of the Spate Top Rising Ingredients Report in January 2021, the United States has crossed significant COVID-19 vaccination milestones and emerged from lockdown. This said, consumers are…

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Indie Beauty Spotlight: Australia’s Leading Wellness + Skincare Brand Endota Expands U.S. Distribution

With more than 20 years’ experience in spa and product development, endota has grown into an iconic brand in Australia. This week, the brand made their American retail debut at Showfields in New York.

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Tribe Dynamics: Indie Beauty Debrief Q2 2021

This report spotlights notable indie beauty brands across cosmetics, skincare, and haircare in the U.S., along with two brands boasting standout performances in the EMEA region.

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And the Finalists for CEW’s 2021 Sustainability Excellence Award Are…

Read all about the eight Finalists for the 2021 CEW Sustainability Award.

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Thayers Natural Remedies Launches First-Ever T.V. Ad Spot

One year after acquiring Thayers Natural Remedies, parent company L’Oréal has launched the brand’s first T.V. commercial. 

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Glossier Plans New Store Openings After Shuttering Units in 2020

Glossier is re-entering brick and mortar with the opening of a new location, Glossier Seattle, in the city’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.

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DIY Dermatologist-Designed Device Looks to Treat Acne at Home

A new at-home device is using blue light therapy to target acne at its root—underneath the skin’s surface— and looks to prevent new spots from forming, too.

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Tribe Dynamics: Beauty and Fashion Brands Rev Up TikTok’s Influencer Marketing Engine

Tribe Dynamics has added TikTok data to all its competitive Earned Media Value (EMV) and community metrics calculations.

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Beauty Industry Weighs in on Safer Beauty Bill Package

On July 29th the Safer Beauty Bill Package was announced via press conference. State representatives from Illinois, California, Delaware, and Texas were in attendance, as well as non-governmental organizations (NGO’s)…

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Mented Cosmetics Co-Founder Exits Firm, Joins Underlining as CMO

Amanda E. Johnson has left her COO role at Mented, the beauty company she co-founded with KJ Miller in 2017, to join Underlining as Chief Marketing Officer. Underlining is a…

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Beauty Tech Brand Il Makiage Acquires AI Start Up to Enhance Machine Learning Capabilities

When siblings Oran Holtzman and Shiran Holtzman-Erel co-founded Il Makiage in 2018, they knew that technology was going to be the driving force behind their makeup company. After all, the…

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Credo Announces Class of 2021 for Second Annual BIPOC Mentorship Program

As part of Credo’s ongoing commitment to equity and inclusion, the retailer has announced the 10-person cohort for its second annual Credo for Change BIOPC Mentorship Program. Participants will receive…

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Kopari Names VP of Sales to Build Retail Presence

Kopari has tapped John Michael [JM] Bain as its new VP of Sales. John most recently served as VP, Sales and education, at Procter & Gamble-owned First Aid Beauty. In…

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Stylight: 8 Beauty Must-Haves According to TikTok Beauty Influencers

From the best longwear lipstick to the best drugstore dupes,  Stylight has compiled a list of eight must-haves according to TikTok’s beauty influencers.

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BFA Industries CEO Talks Pledging $25M to Continue Amplifying Black and Latinx-Owned Brands

BFA [Beauty for All] Industries, the parent company of IPSY and BoxyCharm, is furthering its commitment to diversity and inclusion by pledging a $25 million investment in 2022 to fund…

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Indie Beauty Spotlight: Meet the First Black Woman to Earn a Patent for a Natural Hair Care Product

Naturalicious began as an all-natural hair care line for naturally curly, kinky, coily, or coarse hair.

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Pholk Beauty Claims Top Prize for Clean Beauty Summer School Award

Pholk Beauty, the New Jersey-based brand that bills itself as “Soul Food for The Skin,” was named the winner of the second annual Clean Beauty Summer School Award.

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Kline: Beauty Nutrition Market Trends, Growth, and Innovation

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, consumers have shifted to a new area of beauty that is concentrated on health and wellness, reports Kline & Co. “Beauty from Within” — or…

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European Wax Center Debuts on Nasdaq

The largest retail franchiser of waxing services in the U.S. has raised $180 million in an IPO, and plans to quadruple its unit count to 3,000 over the next 15 years.

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Indie Beauty Spotlight: Dr. Loretta Targets Primary Factors of Skin Aging

Products are formulated to address the outside factors that accelerate visible aging on unexposed skin.

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Spate: Sun Savvy Consumers Search Sunscreen Solutions on Google Almost 1 Million Times a Month

Spate: Sun Savvy Consumers Search Sunscreen Solutions on Google Almost 1 Million Times a Month There’s no remedy like a stroll, nap or picnic in the sun to cure fatigue,…

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Function Of Beauty Acquires Atolla

Indie beauty brand Function of Beauty, a pioneer in customizable hair, skin, and body care products, has acquired Atolla.

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Trending Makeup Tools: Vanity Mirrors, Brow Combs and Brush Cleansers

Spate shared the top 10 trends as seen in Google searches made in the past year ended June 2021.

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Clean Beauty Summer School Readies to Announce Winner

When Amy Liu launched the Clean Beauty Summer School in 2020, the objective was to support and mentor Black-owned beauty businesses. Currently in its second incarnation, the program has expanded…

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August Product Watch: Hair, Eye and Skin Care Innovations

Although consumers have begun returning to salons, brands are offering innovative products for the DIY enthusiast and those looking to stretch out time in between visits.

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First Glass Airless System Offers Clear Path to More Sustainable Packaging & Beauty

Consumers have made it clear. The bottle itself is becoming just as important as what’s inside the bottle, driving the search for sustainable beauty packaging. Beauty brands, both multinationals and…

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L’Oréal Partners with Period Tracking App to Gain Insights on Skin Health, Menstrual Cycle

L’Oréal has partnered with Femtech leader Clue, the period tracking app with 12 million users in 190 countries, to deepen knowledge on the relationship between skin health and the menstrual cycle.

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EShopWorld: Combining International DTC with Omnichannel is the Future of Retail Growth

Millennials have driven the rise in international direct-to-consumer e-commerce purchases in the last six months.

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Indie Beauty Spotlight: Lottie London Sets Focus on Becoming a Top Gen Z Makeup Brand

The brand entered Walmart stores nationwide and online in June 2021, making it the third U.S. retailer that Lottie London has added to their roster within the past year.

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Eyeliner, Magnetic Lashes and Aging Solutions Keep Eye Makeup Category in Spotlight

Spate ranks the top 10 trends in eye makeup search results for the most recent 12 months ended June 2021.

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Dr. Babor Lays Out Plan to Grow U.S. Business Amid 65th Anniversary

As Babor prepares for its 65th anniversary, the professional skin care brand is hitting on all cylinders as part of its quest to be the largest family-owned beauty company by…

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NPD: Generational Differences in Skin Care Preferences

Regardless of the trends driving the category, the demand for efficacy and transparency is here to stay.

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Spate on Sexual Wellness: Fewer Interactions Mean Less Concern for Condoms, More Interest in Oils

Here, the latest on consumer search behavior from Spate as it relates to sexual wellness for the past 12 months ended June 2021.

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True Beauty Ventures Raises $42M to Grow Emerging Beauty and Wellness Brands

True Beauty Ventures (TBV) has raised $42 million for its debut fund, exceeding its initial target of $30 million.

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Ariana Grande Launches New Scent Launching in Ulta Beauty

Grammy Award winner Ariana Grande is launching a fragrance, God is a Woman, in partnership with LUXE Brands. The scent launched exclusively on Ulta.com July 29 and is in Ulta…

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P&G Names Jon R. Moeller President & CEO

Procter and Gamble announced Thursday that Jon R. Moeller, Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer, will succeed David Taylor as Procter & Gamble’s President and Chief Executive Officer, effective November…

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NPD: Q2 U.S. Prestige Beauty Sales Explode 66% Over Q2 2020

Beauty is back. The NPD Group has released sales of U.S. prestige beauty products for the second quarter, revealing that sales exploded to nearly $4.9 billion, a 66 percent increase…

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Wrinkles Begone: Spate Data Shows Consumers Seek Wrinkle Solutions at Remarkable Rates

Consumers are obsessed with the lines on their faces—and how to get rid of them.  Searches for “Botox for wrinkles,” “glabellar lines,” and wrinkle patches are exploding. Here, Spate lays…

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BareMinerals Launches Mail-in Recycling Program

With the goal of reducing waste and alleviating confusion around recycling beauty empties, bareMinerals is launching a new mail-in recycling program, beginning August 1.

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Spate: Metallics, Matte and Lip Liner Among Top Lipstick Trends

Who would have thought that celebrating National Lipstick Day would mean so much to so many? With not much reason to color lips in 2020, there’s no time like right…

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Sephora Adds Black-Owned Brands, Reveals Progress on DE&I Action Plan

Sephora’s commitment to ensuring a more inclusive and equitable experience for its employees, consumers and the beauty community remains strong—and very public. On Wednesday, the retailer released a progress report…

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Spate Reveals Top 10 Search Trends in Skin Care’s Most Competitive Category: Moisturizers

Moisturizers are proving to be the most productive—and competitive—category in skin care, especially those with strong supporting hero ingredients. “Retinol, niacinamide and bakuchiol continue to be wildly successful drivers in purchasing…

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Avya Launches Hydroveda Collection

AVYA Skincare recently hosted a virtual event for beauty writers, editors and influencers unveiling its new Hyroveda Collection of skin care.

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Makeup Museum Launches Virtual Event Series

The program will feature conversations with industry experts, giveaways and exclusive looks at never-before-seen images.

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Jones Road Beauty’s GM Talks Brand Strategy, Future Plans

CEW Beauty News spoke to Ariel Gold, General Manager, Jones Road Beauty, about the challenges of launching during the pandemic, impactful marketing strategies, sustainability practices and what else to expect from the brand this year.

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Huda Beauty’s Incubator to Launch Feminine Wellness Brand Ketish

The brand will be the first launch from HB Angels, an incubator under Huda Beauty’s HB Investments venture capital firm.

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CEW + Spate Present Top 10 Skin Care Cleansing Google Search Concerns, Interests and Trends

Spate shares the top 10 searches by consumers looking for skin care solutions.

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Tribe Dynamics: The Top Beauty Brands of Q2 2021

Tribe Dynamics’ Q2 2021 Global Beauty Report provides an in-depth look at the influencers, activations, and content trends that spelled success on social media for Q2’s leading international beauty brands.

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JCPenney Launches JCPenney Beauty in Partnership with Thirteen Lune

CEW Beauty News chatted with Nyakio and Michelle Wlazlo, JCPenney EVP/Chief Merchant Officer, about the collaboration.

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5 Minutes with John Paul Mitchell Systems CEO Michaeline DeJoria

Michaeline talks about her vision for the future of JPMS and why it was so important to put profits on the back burner in favor of supporting salon professionals through the pandemic. 

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MOSS Creative Evolution Series: Benefit Cosmetics

Laughter is the best cosmetic. Benefit Cosmetics’ goals of making people laugh and painting the world pink are never more prominent than on their YouTube account. Each video posted oozes…

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No7 Reveals Campaign, Exclusive Consumer Skin Care Report

As people return to doing the mundane, such as visiting the dry cleaners, or the more festive, such as weddings, more than a quarter of all women are turning to…

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Indie Beauty Spotlight: Curl Expert Nubia Rëzo’s Namesake Brand Launches on QVC

Her namesake line of plant-based hair care products is based on empowering the curl community with the expert education and product knowledge needed to embrace their natural textures.

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CEW + Spate Present Top 8 Hair Care Category Google Search Trends

Spate lists the top eight Google search trends as it relates to hair care for 2021.

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Dissecting Olaplex’s Leadership Role on TikTok

Beauty News we caught up with JuE Wong, CEO of Olaplex, and Vanessa Schneider, Director of Social Media, to learn more about Olaplex’s rise on TikTok.

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Macy’s Names Maly Bernstein as Bluemercury’s CEO

Maly will oversee the growth and strategy of all aspects of the Bluemercury brand, including its digital platform and brick-and-mortar locations.

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Spate: UK Beauty Trends Report

In this report,  Spate explores findings from the services, skin care, and makeup industries in the UK and US. The firm also expands on varying degrees of deconfinement following COVID-19 lockdown and how this impacts the growth trajectory of trends in each market.

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How Beauty Brands Can Use Snapchat to Reach GenZennials

Learn how Snapchat is inviting Beauty seekers to inspiration, new experiences, and product discovery daily.

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Indie Beauty Spotlight: Irene Forte Expands Stateside

Launched in the U.K. in 2018, Irene is expanding stateside with her 29-sku range, priced between $42 and $343 at Nordstrom.

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Cosmoprof North America Returns to Las Vegas

After postponing the 2020 edition of Cosmoprof North America (CPNA) due to the pandemic, the largest B2B exhibition in the Americas is ready to welcome the beauty community back to the Mandalay Bay Convention center in Las Vegas this summer.

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Ulta Beauty at Target Reveals Prestige Brands List for Shop in Shops

The list of brands to be sold at Ulta Beauty at Target has been revealed.

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Briogeo Strengthens Sustainability Commitment with New Programs

The high-performance brand is taking its commitment to sustainability a step further with several initiatives aimed at reducing its impact on the planet.

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Indie Beauty Spotlight: Undone Beauty Expands to Ulta

With the goal of undoing norms in the beauty industry and streamlining vanity space, Undone offers clean, luxury, multitasking makeup with skin care benefits at budget-friendly price points starting at $7.

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Tribe Dynamics: The Hero Beauty Products Influencers are Championing in 2021

Tribe Dynamics spotlights some of the hero makeup, skin care, and haircare products captivating content creators this year.

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Indie Beauty Spotlight: Non Gender Specific Unveils New Launch, Sustainability Efforts

On August 1, the brand will debut its Phytonutrient Concentrate, featuring a formula that’s been in the works for three years (before the brand even launched).

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Clean Indie Beauty Brands Weigh in on Negative Press Reports

CEW Beauty News spoke to indie brands about the backlash and how the industry can move forward.

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Qurate Names David Rawlinson II President, CEO

David will succeed current President and CEO Mike George after a two-month transition period.

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5 Minutes with E.l.f. Beauty Chairman and CEO Tarang Amin

Tarang discusses how e.l.f.’s founding principle of disruption guides its business practices, what he would have done differently about the brand’s ground-breaking #eyeslipsface TikTok challenge, and how the company is reinventing itself as a multi-brand house.

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Walmart Taps DTC Teen Skin Care Brand to Engage Gen Z Shoppers

The launch will mark the first time a DTC beauty brand has partnered with Walmart as the retailer seeks to entice a younger demographic.

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Klarna Announces Businesses to Receive Grants

Klarna, a leading global retail bank, payments and shopping service, has announced the first group of small businesses to receive grants from its recently launched Klarna Small Business Impact Initiative.

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The Crown: New Luxe Smoothing Treatment for Salons

For Mike Sabag, creating a professional in-salon hair straightening treatment had to hit all the right notes. It needed to last longer than traditional processes. Formulas had to work on…

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StriVectin President Talks Sephora Re-entry, New Products

Here, Cori Aleardi, President of StriVectin, talks about this big new distribution channel, new products and appealing to new demographics.

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Coty Creates Touchless Fragrance Tester

Coty has introduced a digitally-enabled, touch-less fragrance testing device to be rolled out and displayed at beauty retailers within the next 12 months.

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Spate: Lipstick Trends Report

The Spate Lipstick Trends Report covers the top drivers in the lipstick category, as well as the high growth up-and-coming trends to keep an eye on.

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Join a Conversation on Ingredients & Formulations

The panel looks to serve as a preview to NYSCC SUPPLIERS’ DAY, to be held in person November 10-11 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in Manhattan.

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View This Year’s CEW Beauty Creators Awards Finalists!

The Finalists for the 28th annual 2021 CEW Beauty Creators Awards program are in!

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DTC Pro Skin Care Resource Agency Offers Derm Consults, Products

Aiming to remedy several challenges in professional skin care, Dr. David Lortscher launched Agency, a direct-to-consumer resource for customized skin care selected by board-certified dermatologists.

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5 Minutes with Brooke Shields

Brooke shares everything from her most recent film project; her recovery from an excruciating leg injury sustained in January; what’s most important in her beauty routine and how she maintains balance.  

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July Product Watch: Sunscreen Innovations; Brands Enter New Categories

This summer, brands are making it easier to add SPF to summer skin care routines with multitasking formulas boosted with superfoods, antioxidants and skin nourishing ingredients.

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NPD: Fragrance Sales Soared for Father’s Day

Jacquelyn Wenskus shares insights on Father’s Day fragrance sales.

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How Social Media Has Impacted Beauty Video Production

MOSS Studio + Magazine examines the profound impact social media has had on beauty video production, and the new era in which video creative is produced for these global-reach platforms. 

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Trinny London’s Path to Success

Trinny London is on track to becoming one of the fastest growing D2C brands thanks to a collection of cream-based, skin care/makeup hybrids; an easy-to-use online personalization tool; and a burgeoning global community.

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5 Minutes with Walmart’s VP of Beauty Musab Balbale

CEW Beauty News talks with Musab about what’s in store for Walmart’s beauty business.

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Sephora’s 2021 BIPOC Graduates Share Takeaways from Accelerate Program & What’s Next

Beauty News caught up with the brand founders to learn about their biggest takeaways from the program, and what we can expect to see from them throughout the rest of the year.

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Kline: State of Beauty – What Changes Will Outlast the Pandemic?

What changes are likely to stay post-pandemic? How can beauty brands and retailers rejuvenate their strategy for continued growth?  

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The Estée Lauder Companies Announces Brand Leadership Promotions

The Estée Lauder Cos. has promoted two brand leaders, Michelle Freyre and Glenn Evans, effective July 1.

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Allure Magazine’s Experiential Retail Store Opens in NYC

Through the store, Allure is aiming to expand its reach while also connecting with loyalists during their shopping journey.

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Sustainable Beauty Without Compromising Luxury

Everyone is talking about sustainability, but not everyone is making real-world change. Packaging trailblazers FusionPKG and Eastman are collaborating to deliver impactful alternatives to conventional plastic that won’t sacrifice aesthetics for sustainability. Every…

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5 Minutes with Saie Beauty Founder Laney Crowell

Laney Crowell, Founder and CEO of Saie Beauty, is a former content executive who launched her own brand in November 2019 with the mission of creating safe, high-performing products. She…

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Social Standards: Sustainable Packaging in Beauty and Personal Care

Social Standards investigates consumer conversations around sustainable packaging in Beauty and Personal Care to better understand how consumers are perceiving refillable packaging claims and whether this relatively nuanced interpretation of sustainability may have longer term viability to rival recycling-based claims.

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Klarna: 2021 Reopening Insights Report

Leading global payments and shopping provider, Klarna, has released its The State of Smoooth: 2021 Reopening Insights Report exploring the current state of shopper preferences in the U.S. across the…

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The Latest Sunscreen Trends and Innovations Designed to Meet Consumer Demands

Dr. Corey L. Hartman talks about the latest sunscreen innovations, as well as challenges for the category.

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Intimacy Brand Maude Secures $5.8M in Series A Funding

Sexual wellness brand, Maude, has closed $5.8 million in series A funding, bringing its total raise to $10 million to date.

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BareMinerals Embarks on Inaugural TikTok Campaign

As part of the campaign, bareMinerals will partner with a diverse group of established TikTok digital creators from who have a love for beauty and an original story to tell.

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Shoppable Entertainment Platform NOWwith Features Celebrities and Their Must-Haves

NOWwith is a new social commerce venture launching across all major platforms such as Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, etc. this month.

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Deep Dive: The Ingredient + Trends Moving the Needle from NYSCC Chair Susanna Fernandes

CEW Beauty Creators Ambassador Susanna Fernandes, Chair, New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists [NYSCC], spoke to Beauty News about the ingredients and trends that brands are turning to in their…

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Osea Receives Minority Investment to Accelerate Growth

Clean skin care brand, Osea, has announced Cavu Venture Partners as a minority investor, marking the brand’s first investment since it launched 25 years ago.

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How the Drybar Brand is Being Prepped to Continue its Growth as a National Franchise Business

CEW Beauty News spoke to Lauren Wanamaker, Senior Director of Development for WellBiz, to discuss how the franchisees are being set up for success, challenges and the future of the business.

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FIT Releases Data on Permanent Shifts in Consumerism Post COVID-19

On Wednesday evening, June 23, students from the FIT Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management (CFMM) master’s degree program presented their capstone project —The Future of Consumerism — a two-part…

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L’Oréal Promotes Vivianna Blanch to VP of Marketing, NYX Professional Makeup U.S.

Vivianna Blanch has been promoted to Vice President of Marketing for NYX Professional Makeup, U.S., effective July 1.

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Ulta Beauty Execs Bullish on Consumer Demand as Re-entry Unfolds

Re-emergence was the overarching theme reported by Ulta Beauty executives participating in a fireside chat hosted by Jefferies on Wednesday, June 23. Ulta Beauty’s CFO Scott Settersten; COO Kecia Steelman;…

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What’s Selling in C.O. Bigelow?

C.O. Bigelow, Manhattan’s oldest pharmacy and a must-see for anyone visiting the city, experienced a spectrum of trends and buying patterns among its consumer base during the pandemic. Here, third-generation…

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Scentbird Study: The Impact of the Pandemic on Consumer Fragrance

To understand how consumer behavior shifted in the category during this time, luxury fragrance subscription service, Scentbird, recently conducted a survey among its database to uncover how the pandemic impacted their usage, purchasing behavior and future plans for discovery.

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Axe Develops Campaign to Promote Getting Vaccinated Among Core Consumer Base

Men’s grooming brand AXE has launched a campaign to incentivize their core Gen Z male consumer base to get vaccinated to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The campaign, called Get…

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5 Minutes with Cindy Crawford

Meaningful Beauty founder Cindy Crawford is well known for many things, her beauty being one of them, with her iconic chestnut-colored mane and golden highlights at the top of the…

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Tribe Dynamics: Influencer Marketing in a Reopening World

With businesses reopening their doors, mask guidelines loosening, and travel once more a reality, influencers and consumers alike are welcoming new opportunities to leave the house and soak up the…

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Sharon Chuter Launches UOMA Sister Brand at Walmart

UOMA Beauty Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Sharon Chuter, is ready to cater to an even larger audience. Sharon, who is known both for her inclusive beauty brand, Uoma Beauty,…

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Tribe Dynamics: The Brands and Influencers Changing Diversity Conversations in the Beauty Industry

In this report, Tribe Dynamics highlights a handful of the many brands and influencers paving the way for a more inclusive future.

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Eyecue Insights: Visual Diversity in the Beauty Industry Report

Eyecue Insights, an AI-powered marketing intelligence platform for visual content, has published a report that analyzes the impact of the BLM movement and the current state of visual diversity in the beauty industry.

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Free Event: CEW to Reveal Survey Results on Diversity & Inclusion in the Beauty Industry

The half-day program, Elevating Black Women: The Business Case for Diversity in the Beauty Industry, will feature thought leaders, industry experts and peers sharing actionable information to guide a collective journey towards a more inclusive industry.

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Indie Beauty Spotlight: Auda.B Focuses on Inclusive Nail Care

Auda.B is the first Black-owned nail lacquer brand to become available on Nordstrom.com, as the retailer seeks to grow its Inclusive Beauty assortment.

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Menopause Wellness Brand Kindra Raises $4.5M

Kindra, a wellness brand designed for menopausal women, has closed a $4.5 million seed round led by the Female Founders Fund.

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Amyris to Acquire Hand Sanitizer Brand Olika

Through the acquisition, Olika will gain access to more clean ingredients and formulation capability as it plans to reinvent additional hygiene and wellness staples.

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Coresight Research x CEW: How Brands and Retailers Are Reimagining the Store Post Crisis

With the recent surge in e-commerce and a consumer reluctance to visit physical stores due to pandemic-related safety concerns, brands and retailers need to rethink how they can entice consumers…

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Is the Future of Fragrance Digital?: Krigler Debuts NFT Option

In July 2020, Krigler became one of the first beauty brands—and the first luxury fragrance house—to sell a fragrance with an NFT (a.k.a. a non-fungible token).

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Longevity Company OneSkin Aims to Transform the Future of Skin

Four Ph.D.-level aging experts are bringing the concept of longevity to the beauty industry. The quartet of scientists—Carolina Reis Oliveira, Alessandra Zonari, Mariana Boroni and Juliana Carvalho—launched OneSkin OS-01, a…

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Unilever Acquiring Paula’s Choice

Paula’s Choice, the skin care brand best known for its consumer advocacy, transparency and efficacy, is being purchased by Unilever from TA Associates for an undisclosed sum.

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The Harris Poll: Women Turned to Sexual Pleasure Devices During COVID-19 to Release Stress

Over the years, beauty standards have expanded, with the body-positive movement as a leading example. Along with this, standards and the understanding of sexuality have also shifted. This sex-positive movement…

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Indie Beauty Spotlight: Kaibae Targets Microbiome Skin Care with Indigenous Crops

With its brand positioning of “Rewilding Your Microbiome,” Kaibae Beauty & Wellness is looking to preserve biodiversity, not just of the planet, but also for the skin by harnessing the…

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Scent During Quarantine: How a Pandemic Changed the Way Consumers Explore Fragrance

The psychology of scent, and the power it has over our emotions, was never more present than in 2020 when most of the world lived in quarantine, unsure of what…

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The Wellness Revolution is Boosting Hair Care Sales

In hair care, clean means more than just cleansing. Wellness has moved to the forefront of everyone’s lives, with hair care joining the movement as consumers seek better ingredients, sustainable packaging and…

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What’s Selling at Credo Beauty?

Annie Jackson, co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of clean beauty pioneer Credo Beauty, discusses what the retailer is doing to move the needle for sustainability, and also what’s selling in Credo Beauty stores.

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The Power of Indie Beauty Companies

All things considered, the beauty industry was remarkably resilient during COVID-19, led mostly by digitally-born indie brands. ‘These companies,’ said Vennette Ho, Managing Director of Financo Raymond James, ‘were set…

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La Mer to Support GreenWave for World Ocean Day

It’s widely known that luxury skin care brand La Mer uses sea kelp as a main ingredient for its Miracle Broth, a mixture that ferments a blend of items to…

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June Product Watch: Outdoor Gatherings Usher in Anti-Pollution Skin Care

As consumers prepare for outdoor events, skin care brands are boosting formulas with antioxidant-defense and pollution protection.

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Pride Month 2021 Beauty Roundup

Beauty brands are celebrating Pride month with a number of vibrant products and meaningful initiatives dedicated to supporting the LGBTQ+ community.

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What Hair Care Habits Emerged in 2020 That Will Change the Category Forever?

Erica Culpepper, General Manager, Carol’s Daughter, SoftSheen Carson, and Thayers Natural Remedies at L’Oréal USA, weighed in on what hair care trends emerged in 2020 as a result of the pandemic, and where the category is headed in 2021 and beyond.

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Sally Beauty Campaign Aims to Lift Stigma from Colorful Hair in Corporate, Professional Environments

Today, June 4, Sally Beauty is launching a campaign with the goal of bringing new life to the company’s longtime commitment of self-expression and empowerment. Specifically, taking the stigma out of…

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CEW Announces Achiever Awards Honorees; L’Oréal USA to Receive Award for Gender Equity

For a second year, CEW will virtually host its Women’s Leadership Awards, a celebratory afternoon dedicated to recognizing women’s empowerment, equality and excellence in the beauty industry.

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U Beauty Taps CFO/COO Linda Burke Esposito

Linda’s trifecta of finance, start-up and beauty experience looks to complement U Beauty’s founders.

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CEW Ambassadors: Skin Care’s Q1 Rebound Jibes with 2020 Self-Care Splurge

Today, consumers appear to be readying their skin for more time outside, as facial exfoliators, body exfoliators, and sun care are all up year-over-year.

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5 Minutes with Knockout Beauty’s Founder Cayli Cavaco Reck

Knockout Beauty recently entered into the franchise business with the May debut of its Locust Valley, New York storefront. The new addition joins the retailer’s three independent locations, which includes…

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Sun Care Category Trends: Consumers Lean Toward Mineral Sunscreens

“The biggest trend in skin care over the past year has been the huge growth in popularity of mineral sunscreens,” said Dr. Josh Zeichner, an Associate Professor and the Director of Cosmetic and Clinical Research in Dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital.

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Frédéric Fekkai, Nancy Twine Discuss Consumers’ Gravitation to Self-Care, Experimentation and Hair Treatments

It took a pandemic and salon shutdowns nationwide, but last year was the first year the hair care category saw growth, while skin care and makeup sales declined, according to Kline &…

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Kline: Greener Formulations Resonate with Consumers

“Clean” claims are resonating more than ever with consumers, as the level of awareness surrounding ingredient safety and toxicity continued to increase in 2020. Brands leaned on this, creating extensive “free-from” lists, to promote the idea…

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Lady Gaga’s Haus Labs Debuts Limited-Edition Bundles to Celebrate Iconic Born This Way Album

Lady Gaga’s Haus Laboratories is celebrating the 10th Anniversary milestone of the singer’s Grammy-nominated Born This Way album with a month-long offering of two limited-edition product bundles.

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5 Minutes with Ulta Beauty’s CMO Monica Arnaudo

Monica talks about what consumers gravitated towards in 2020, what they’re craving now and what’s moving the needle.  

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A Deep Dive into Revolution Beauty’s Beginning, Present and Future

Adam talks with CEW Beauty News about revolutionizing beauty at mass, branching out into new categories and how TikTok changed the face of the beauty industry. 

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Spate: The Rise of Professional Beauty Services

In this report, Spate highlights the top skin care and makeup services that are gaining traction with consumers. As tweakments continue to gain popularity, use these insights to identify new opportunities for product alignment and innovation.

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Brands Weigh in on China’s End to Compulsory Animal Testing on Imported Cosmetics

For cruelty-free beauty brands, access to the largest emerging cosmetics market in the world just got a little broader. On May 1, the most significant piece of animal testing legislation…

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Coty Promotes Andrew Stanleick to CEO of Kylie Jenner Brands

Coty has promoted EVP Americas, Andrew Stanleick, to Chief Executive Officer for the beauty business created by Kylie Jenner.

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HatchBeauty Brands Acquires Trendalytics

The consumer analytics platform aggregates millions of signals across search and social to predict consumer trends across the fashion and beauty industries.

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Shen Beauty Unveils Four New Brands to the U.S. Market

Shen Beauty recently hosted a virtual event to introduce four new beauty brands to U.S. media and influencers.

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NPD Group: Fragrance Gains Momentum for Mother’s Day

According to The NPD Group, 19 percent of Mother’s Day gift buyers purchased fragrances, which is double the rate of any other beauty category.

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Creative Evolution Spotlight: Moroccanoil

The first installment in this creative evolution series explores Moroccanoil and their five-year development through evocative Mediterranean productions, innovative sentiment via a high-tech feel, and video strategy throughout the global pandemic. 

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Snapchat Advances AR Shopping, Ecommerce and Creator Business Tools

On May 20, Snap Inc. hosted its third annual Snap Partner Summit, unveiling the company’s latest innovations, ranging from a multitude of new e-commerce capabilities to augmented reality technologies.

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Tonight’s Beauty with Benefits Event Offers Survivors Hope & Help

Beauty with Benefits looks to reach an exciting crescendo Tuesday evening, May 25, during two live broadcasts, one on HSN and one on QVC, to raise money for Cancer and…

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L’Oréal, NAACP Name 30 Black-Owned Beauty Businesses Granted Funds

L’Oréal USA has announced the recipients of its inaugural round of funding for the grant program it launched in partnership with the NAACP.

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CVS Focuses on Mental Health, Names Beauty Inclusivity Consultant

As the next phase of its Beauty Mark initiative, CVS has partnered with renowned media psychologist Dr. Pamela Rutledge to conduct an online survey through The Harris Poll to uncover what transparency in beauty means now that the pandemic has increased screen time and video conferences.

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How Birchbox is Tackling Sustainability with an Everyday Beauty Essential

CEW Beauty News spoke to Katia Beauchamp, Birchbox’s Co-Founder and CEO, to learn more about the line and the company’s sustainability goals.

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Tribe Dynamics: Q1 2021 Indie Debrief

This report offers exclusive insights into top-performing brands, as well as the influencers, activations, and content trends fueling their success on social media.

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Huda Beauty’s GLOWISH Combines Natural, Skin-Nourishing Elements to Create Pared-Down Looks

Founder and Chairwoman Huda Kattan spoke to CEW Beauty News about how Wishful inspired the ethos behind GLOWISH, the evolution of Huda Beauty’s brand identity, and how GLOWISH will develop over time.

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5 Minutes with Dr. Barbara Sturm on Launching Sexual Wellness, Clothing and a Miami Boutique

Beauty News spoke with Dr. Sturm on how the store will cater to Floridian’s specific skin care needs, how her business survived the pandemic and changing consumer needs.

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What You Need to Know as Shoppers Return to Beauty

After a long year of wearing sweats and messy buns to shuffle in and out of virtual meetings, consumers are ready to refresh their look. Data shows that young shoppers…

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Inside the Marketing Strategy Behind RéVive’s Latest Skin Care Launch

Clarté Vitamin C Brightening Serum is a dual chambered daily treatment powered by a combination of pure vitamin C and a moisture-rich serum.

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Beauty Brands Partner with NAMI to Rally Around Mental Health Awareness

Several beauty brands have joined together to spread awareness and provide support for mental health in collaboration with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

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Gillette Venus Aims to Destigmatize “Pubic” with Campy Video

Venus is looking to make the word pubic as typical as any other word with the #SayPubic campaign, and the launch of the Venus for Pubic Hair & Skin Collection.

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5 Minutes with Fresh CMO Tennille Kopiasz

CEW Beauty News recently spoke with Tennille Kopiasz, CMO of Fresh, to learn more about this partnership and what it means for the brand’s 10-year sustainability goals.

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Indie Beauty Spotlight: Melanin Haircare Founder’s Journey from Influencer to Brand Founder

CEW Beauty News spoke to Whitney Melanin about becoming a brand founder, growing her team and advice for entrepreneurs.

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Tribe Dynamics: Luxury Brands Rebound on Social Media

April’s Tribe Dynamics Top 10 feature story explores the influencer marketing strategies that have helped successful luxury fashion and beauty brands recapture influencers’ interest and build highly engaged communities.

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Glossier Renews Grant Program for Black-Owned Businesses

Glossier’s grant program to support Black-owned businesses is being renewed.

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Beauty with Benefits is Back; New Brands and Familiar Favorites are Featured

CEW, QVC, and HSN are once again joining forces for Beauty with Benefits, the annual beauty event in support of Cancer and Careers. Over a million products have been donated…

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Shiseido Promotes Ron Gee to President and CEO

Ron Gee, who has been serving as interim CEO and CFO for Shiseido Americas, has been promoted to President and CEO effective July 1.

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Alpyn Beauty Names Nance Hastings President

Alpyn Beauty has been named President of Alpyn Beauty, the skin care brand that sources ingredients from the mountains in its hometown of Jackson Hole, WY.

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How Beauty Brands Are Responding to Mental Health Awareness Month

CEW Beauty News reports on a few of the brands that are launching campaigns this month to bring this silent issue to the forefront.

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5 Minutes with Mona Kattan

Beauty News caught up with Mona to talk about personal and business shifts during COVID, cracking the code on selling fragrance on social and what company initiatives she’s focusing on next.

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Clé de Peau Beauté Partners with UNICEF to Support Girls’ Education

Funds raised from last year’s sales of The Serum helped UNICEF advance several initiatives.

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Pacifica Taps Influencers, Spokespet for New Vegan Cosmetics Launch Strategy

CEW Beauty News spoke to Pacifica’s Founder and CEO, Brook Harvey-Taylor, to discuss the strategy and execution for the launch, product innovation, and how the brand managed during the past yea

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Lauder Names Meridith Webster EVP, Global Comms and Public Affairs

Meridith Webster is joining Estée Lauder Companies Inc. as Executive Vice President, Global Communications and Public Affairs, effective May 17, 2021.

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MDSolarSciences Rebrands to Cast Wider Consumer Net

CEW Beauty News speaks with Renee Plato, the current Chief Executive Officer, about the line’s refresh and how she harnesses her digital and analytic background to help position the brand for future growth.

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Indie Beauty Spotlight: Brown Girl Jane Builds Community Around CBD Line

The company is on an impressive trajectory posting multiple months of six-figure sales.

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5 Minutes with Jacqueline Flam Stokes, CMO, Pierre Fabre USA

CEW Beauty News caught up with Jacqueline about how she pivoted the business in 2020, adapted marketing for online experiences and how the company’s skin care portfolio blew through five-year sales projections in just six months.

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Kosas Debuts At-Home Beauty Sampling Program

Motivated by shoppers heightened awareness around hygienic makeup testing, clean beauty brand Kosas is introducing an at-home, try on program to aid in the customer discovery experience in a post-pandemic world.

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Summer Fridays’ Latest Drop Aims to be Skin’s Glow Essential

The product was inspired by summertime’s golden hour.

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Klarna to Donate $4.5M to Aid Small and Mid-Sized Businesses

To qualify, businesses must be integrated with one of Klarna’s affiliated partner platforms, such as Shopify, WooCommerce, BigCommerce, Shift4Shop or Magento.

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Cosmetify: 2021 Hair Report

In Cosmetify’s 2021 Hair Report, the firm shares the biggest brands right now, as well as the hottest hairstyle trends across the world and the most popular ‘hairfluencers’ on social media.

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Tribe Dynamics: The Top Beauty Brands of Q1 2021

Tribe Dynamics’ Q1 2021 Global Beauty Report takes an in-depth look at the influencers, activations, and content trends that spelled success on social media for Q1’s leading international beauty brands, along with EMV rankings and community metrics for the top 10 brands in each market.

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Camera IQ: Female-Founded AR Tech Company Looks to Recreate In-Store UX

CEW Beauty News spoke with Camera IQ Co-founder and CEO, Allison Wood, about the role of the camera as a powerful communication tool, the importance of designing products with diversity in mind, and the primary role of AR in the beauty space.

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Spate: 2021 Aesthetic Trends Report

In this special report, Spate explores these top trending aesthetics to identify consumer aspirations, and enable them to reach their goals by providing them with relevant content, products, and inspiration.

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The Honest Company IPO Raises $412.8 Million

The Honest Company, Inc., a consumer goods company founded by actress Jessica Alba, has sold 28.5 million in shares at $16, raising $412.8 million.

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May Product Watch: Makeup Makes a Comeback

Brands are preparing for consumers’ return to social settings with color cosmetics launches and outdoor skin care needs ranging from SPF to shaving tools to tanning

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MOSS Studio: Cultivating Connections with Meaningful Video Content

Stunning video is one of, if not the most, evocative way of cultivating a true connection between a brand and its audience. Beauty lends itself particularly well to this type…

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Meet Beauty Creators Ambassadors: Mimi Banks, Susanna Fernandes, and Dr. Ellen Marmur

CEW turned to three beauty executives for their expertise in product recommendation and peer recognition. Here’s what Mimi Banks, CEO & Founder, MB Social; Susanna Fernandes, Chair of the New…

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Virtual Retail Conference to Feature 19 Industry Experts on the Future of Beauty Shopping

CEW has gathered the leading experts—from retailers to tech to brands—to share their winning strategies, and what this means for the future of beauty shopping in a virtual half-day event in partnership with Afterpay.

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NPD: Q1 U.S. Prestige Beauty Sales Rise 11 Percent; Self-Care, Online Sales Remain Strong

Consumers continued to prioritize DIY home treatments as evidenced by double and triple-digit gains of hair masks, both facial and body serums, nail care, and candles.

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Meet Beauty Creators Ambassadors: Katia Beauchamp, Ron Robinson, and Nancy Twine

Here’s what Birchbox Co-founder and CEO, Katia Beauchamp; BeautyStat Founder and CEO, Ron Robinson; and Briogeo Founder & CEO, Nancy Twine, had to say about peer recognition and product recommendation.

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Supergoop! Launches Large-Scale Digital Campaign Around Sunscreen

CEW Beauty News spoke to Amanda Baldwin, Supergoop!’s CEO, to learn more about the Good Morning Supergoop! campaign, how the brand managed the past year and what we can expect to see from Supergoop! in the future.

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Avery Dennison + The Future Laboratory: Zero Waste Futures

Avery Dennison has teamed up with The Future Laboratory to produce a new report that aims to provide a strategic framework and outline a set of key drivers that will help scale solutions to help the transition to a circular economy and a zero waste future.

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Meet Beauty Creators Ambassadors: Tiffani Carter-Thompson, Mariya Nurislamova and Lisa Marie Ringus

Here’s what Shiseido VP Integrated Communications, Tiffani Carter-Thompson; Scentbird CEO, Mariya Nurislamova; and 24 Seven EVP Global Client Strategy & Growth, Lisa Marie Ringus had to say about community, peer recognition and product recommendation.

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NPD: Luxury Spending Booming in Mainland China

According to the Chinese Luxury Direct Retail Tracking released Thursday by The NPD Group Inc., almost two-thirds of global growth in luxury in 2020 is attributable to the Chinese market.

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Trendalytics: 2022 Beauty Forecast

Using a proprietary algorithm, Trendalytics has identified beauty themes and trends that are likely to grow over the next year with the goal of helping brands make forward-looking decisions in order to capitalize on undiscovered consumer trends.

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NPD: Hope Springs Eternal

This is the first time there’s been an overall shift in makeup performance, a small but significant win.

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Meet the CEW Beauty Creators Ambassador: Ian Ginsberg on the Three Musts for Product Recommendation

Ian is the third-generation owner and President of C.O. Bigelow, America’s oldest apothecary; he is also a pharmacist

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Skin Care, Hero Items Drive Sephora in Kohl’s Brand Reveal

Sephora has announced which prestige beauty brands will be sold within Sephora in Kohl’s beginning in August, 75% of which are exclusive to Sephora U.S. and Sephora in Kohl’s, as part of a new omni partnership, which was revealed in December 2021.

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Meet the CEW Beauty Creators Ambassador: Erica Culpepper on Validation Via Peer Recognition

Erica is best known within L’Oréal and the beauty industry as an inspirational leader with a relentless fighting spirit for her business, her team, and her consumer.

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BEAUTYSTREAMS Reports on China Consumer Mindset Shifts

As the world struggles through different phases of lockdown, China has emerged as one of the most resilient markets.

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Is Your Brand Ready for the Color Cosmetics Boom?

Gear Up for the Color Boom Consumers are ready to restock their cosmetics bags. Is your brand ready? The rollout of vaccines is a game changer for the color cosmetics…

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Blushington’s New Partnership Aims to Provide Economic Advancement for Makeup Artists of Color

Blushington has teamed up with the Teknique Agency, a Black-owned creative artists and event management firm, to launch a co-created platform, Teknique Boutiques by Blushington.

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New Consumer Beauty Newsletter Aims for Solid DIY Advice: How Not to F*ck Up Your Face

Val Monroe, the former Beauty Director of O, The Oprah Magazine, has taken her eponymous “Ask Val” column to a new platform, a newsletter titled, “How Not to F*ck Up Your Face.” Through…

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Meet the Beauty Creators Ambassador: Lisa Price, Founder, Carol’s Daughter

Today, Lisa is considered one of the most successful brand founders in beauty. She often mentors young brands and founders, sharing her advice to help the next generation of beauty brands.

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A Digital Supply Chain Makeover for Global Prestige Beauty Brand

How digital identities help transform legacy cosmetics stores into shopping experience and fulfillment centers of the future.

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CEW Beauty Creators Awards Entries Up 20 Percent, Hair Care Category Leads

Entries for CEW’s 28th annual Beauty Creators Awards has received extraordinary pool of over 1,200 entries from over 500 brands who have submitted for the opportunity to be recognized as one of beauty’s best innovations.

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Frank Body Receives Investment for Asia Growth

The round values the brand in the 100 million Australian dollars range. A U.S. targeted Series B is planned for later in 2021.

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Kline: U.S. Hair Care Sales Accelerated During Pandemic [INFOGRAPHIC]

In this infographic, Kline charts what the future holds for the dynamic hair market segment, as well as which trends, categories, and channels are expected to rise post–pandemic.

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Tribe Dynamics: The Brands and Influencers Behind the Rise of Sustainable Beauty and Fashion

Download Tribe’s March Top 10 report to learn how sustainable beauty and fashion brands are engaging influencers, and to see which brands and trends ranked highest on social in March 2021.

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Dove Beauty Summit Featured Lizzo, Shonda Rhimes on Body Positivity, Digital Distortion, Hair Rights and Female Authenticity

Singer and body confidence advocate, Lizzo, appeared on Dove’s Beauty Summit Tuesday, April 20, to kick off the latest in the brand’s Self-Esteem Project. The Unilever-owned brand, which created the…

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5 Minutes with Ilia Beauty Founder Sasha Plavsic

Here, Sasha shares her founder journey, the brand’s turning point and what’s planned for the future of Ilia.

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Meet the Beauty Ambassador: Ulta Beauty’s Monica Arnaudo on the Validation of Industry Recognition

Since joining Ulta Beauty in 2017, Monica has become known for building product assortments that reflect how beauty lovers want to shop.

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Coty Bets on New Strategy for Success

The initiatives build on the actions taken by the global beauty firm over the past year, which have accelerated its move towards sustainable and profitable growth, with greater cost controls and a more competitive market position.

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Partnering for Sustainable Beauty: Ulta + Loop

Earlier this year, global reuse platform, Loop, announced its partnership with Ulta Beauty, whereby the two will aim to reduce beauty waste.

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Meet the CEW Beauty Creators Ambassador: Annie Jackson, Retail’s Clean Beauty Pioneer

The seasoned beauty executive, who currently serves as Chief Operating Officer at clean beauty retailer Credo, earned her stripes in beauty by holding both manufacturer and retailer roles.

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How Influencer Coco Bassey Uses Pinterest for Community Growth

Blogger, Influencer and Pinterest Content Creator, Coco Bassey, shares how Pinterest differs from other social media platforms, and how brands can leverage the medium to their advantage.

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Earth Day 2021: Planet-Friendly Beauty Brands to Know

Here, CEW Beauty News spotlights some of mindful products and initiatives that look to make a positive difference to planet Earth.

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Spate: Eyeliner Trends Report

According to Spate, consumer search interest for eyeliner continues to show strong growth since last year — indicating new opportunities for beauty brands.

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Meet the CEW Beauty Creators Ambassadors: Sarah Lee and Christine Chang of Glow Recipe on the Power of Prestige Recognition

Sarah Lee and Christine Chang have a combined 20-plus years of experience in global beauty, working in both Korea and the U.S.

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Amazon to Open London Salon Powered by Tech

Amazon has announced the opening of a new hair salon that will implement the latest technology, products and services in hair care and styling.

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Clarisonic’s Dr. Robb’s Next Act: Freshly Activated Skin Care

Dr. Robb Akridge, best known as the creator of Clarisonic, is introducing a new facial innovation and this time the concept extends beyond a skin care tool.

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CEW Diversity & Inclusion Survey Beckons Industry Participation

CEW has created an industry-wide survey to gather data from the beauty community on the state of diversity and inclusion in the industry.

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Meet the CEW Beauty Creators Ambassador: Drunk Elephant’s Tiffany Masterson on Connecting with Peers

Tiffany was awarded a CEW Achiever Award in 2018 for her leadership and entrepreneur prowess; the brand has won several Beauty Creators Awards.

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Meet the CEW Beauty Creators Ambassador: Frédéric Fekkai on the Power of Expertise Opinion

A stamp of approval by Frédéric Fekkai holds a lot of weight: he’s created some of the most luxurious hair and body care products—and high-end salons—in the business.

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CurlMix Raises More than $3M in Funding from Crowdfunding Campaign

Natural hair care entrepreneurs Kimberly and Timothy Lewis have secured more than $3 million from a crowdfunding campaign created for Listener Brands, the parent company the duo formed to nurture their CurlMix and 4C Only brands.

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Perfect Corp.: Global Skincare Trends Report 2021

The report gives an inside look at emerging skin tech innovations helping to create a more personalized skincare shopping experience.

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SheSpoke Scales Personalized Lip Color Services, Eyes Category Expansion

When SheSpoke first launched two years ago, it was a 600-square foot boutique located in Soho that served as a play space for women to mix formulas and shades, to…

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Ready to Beauty: An Economic Data Study of the Business of Multicultural Beauty

Ready to Beauty has released a new economic data study, Readiness is the New Green: An Economic Data Study on the Business of Multicultural Beauty discussing the state of business for multicultural beauty professionals.

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Meet the CEW Beauty Creators Ambassador: Alison Brod on the Power of Peer Recognition

The President and Founder of Alison Brod Marketing + Communications—one of the most accomplished beauty marketing and communications agencies in the biz—lists L’Oréal, Garnier, Urban Decay, Flower by Drew Barrymore and goop beauty by Gwyneth Paltrow as clients, just to name a few.

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QVC, HSN Product Search Looks to Find the Next Big Thing

QVC U.S. and HSN are amping up for their third annual edition of The Big Find, an international product search to discover entrepreneurs with the next big brand or unique product.

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NielsenIQ: Multicultural Consumers Set to Drive Beauty Growth Amid Continued Category Shifts in 2021

Hispanic and African American beauty consumers have been experimenting and spending substantially more than other racial segments, and we can expect multicultural consumers to continue to fuel cosmetics growth into 2021 as they look for products that enhance their natural beauty rather than mask it.

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Meet the CEW Beauty Creators Ambassadors: Alina & Inessa Vike on Programs that Deliver Brand Exposure

Alina’s and Inessa’s passion for beauty came to life in a joint Instagram account, @theviketwins, where the sisters posted makeup and hair video tutorials to inform others of their favorite beauty tips.

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Cosmetify: Beauty Influencer Rich List for 2021

Cosmetify has revisited its Beauty Influencer Rich List for 2021 to reveal how much the biggest names in cosmetics could be earning from Tiktok, Instagram and Youtube.

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Sk*p Targets Eco-Aware Gen-Z with Hair & Skin Care Line

The beauty industry has a plastic problem and Mark Veeder is hoping to help solve it. The co-founder of beauty darling Farmacy Beauty has a new venture, sk*p, which looks…

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Prose Appoints C-Level Executives as it Aims to Reach $100M Revenue Goal

Custom hair care brand Prose has hired two C-suite executives to help drive the company’s success as it enters its next phase of growth.

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Neutrogena Launches Programs to Broaden Access to Critical Skin Care Services

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

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

Dr. Hartman is the Founder and medical director of Skin Wellness Dermatology in Birmingham, Alabama. He is also Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at the University of Alabama School of Medicine.

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CEW to Launch on Clubhouse

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

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Sustainability is the New Competitive Edge

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

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The Honest Company Files for $100M IPO

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

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

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

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

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

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Beautycounter Valued at $1B Following Carlyle Group Investment

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

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

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

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Hairstory: The State of Sustainability in Beauty

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

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Erno Laszlo Taps Pamela Kruse as GM

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

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Tula Taps Influencers to Amplify Positive Skin Messaging Campaign

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

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Lauder’s Alex Trower Retires

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

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

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

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AI-Powered Beauty

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

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IFF Celebrates World Art Day with Conversations Between Perfumers, Artists

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

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Meredith Launches Pro Bono Consultation Services for BIPOC, LGBTQIA Businesses

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

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

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

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Despite Clubhouse, Beauty Podcast Engagement Remains Strong

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

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

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

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April Product Watch: Brands Reformulate & Refresh

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

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5 Minutes with Biossance’s Catherine Gore, Sheila Pollak

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

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

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

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Pure Culture Beauty Elevates Customized Skin Care

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

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Traackr: State of Influence: Beauty 2021 Report

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

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Lancôme Launches Advanced Génifique Eye Cream, Hydra Zen Additions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Virtue Introduces Flourish Range for Thinning Hair

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

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Klarna: The Biggest Beauty Trends for 2021

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

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Spate: Skin Care Devices Trends Report

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

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Aveda Launches Shampoo Bar to Support People in Need

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

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

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

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The Biggest Beauty Trends for 2021

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

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Kline: The Effects of the Pandemic on Professional Skin Care

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

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Spring’s Inspiring Beauty Videos: MOSS Presents Season Highlights

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

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Stop Asian Hate! Beauty Industry Leaders Speak Out

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

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Skin Care Brand Topicals Taps Gen Z

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

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Base Butter Wins GlossWire’s First Pitch Competition

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

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CEW Enhances, Reimagines and Renames Beauty Awards Program

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

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Why Clean & Sustainable Beauty is No Longer Optional

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

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Intimate Skin Care Brand SweetSpot Labs Rebrands

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

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Ipsy Parent Commits to Diversity and Sustainability Missions

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

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

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

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

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

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Jouer’s Founder Taps Influencer Daughter to Strengthen Brand Awareness

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

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

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

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

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

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Firmenich Taps Students’ Creativity to Innovate Uses for Fine Fragrance

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

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Tatcha’s Vicky Tsai Joins Room to Read Board

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

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

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

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

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

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Hot Trend Alert: The Microbiome

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

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5 Minutes with SkinCeuticals GM Stephanie Kramer

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

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Tribe Dynamics: Influencer Marketing With a Gen-Z Approach

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

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

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

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Estée Lauder Expands QVC Distribution, Leans into Live-Streaming

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

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Dr. Sturm Launches Super Anti-Aging Face Cream

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

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Hourglass Debuts Carmine-Free Red Pigment with Lipstick Launch

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

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David Kimbell Tapped as Ulta’s New CEO

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

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Moss Presents Insights on Prestige Beauty Brand Videos

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

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Curls Enters into Strategic Partnership with Beauty By Imagination

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

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Ready Set Jet Talks Crowdfunding, Going Beyond Brand Building

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