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Seed Beauty Introduces Sister Brand to ColourPop

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

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NARS Cosmetics Promotes Digital Exec Julia Sloan

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

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5 Minutes with Qurate Retail Group’s Rob Robillard

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

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Tribe Dynamics: Pride-Inspired Cosmetics Drove EMV in June

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

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Sephora Releases Stricter Clean Beauty Guidelines

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

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

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

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VIDEO: 5 Minutes with Shiseido’s Masahiko Uotani

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

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Macy’s New Story Theme Revealed

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

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Biggest and Best; Beauty with Benefits boasts banner year

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

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Sustainable Beauty Standouts

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

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

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

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Anisa International Invests in Clean Beauty

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

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Cosmoprof North America Expected to Break Attendance Records

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

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Awake Beauty Launches In The U.S.

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

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Lady Gaga’s Beauty Line First Look on Social Media

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

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WWD Influencer Summit Key Learnings

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

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

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

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Leadership Updates at Lauder

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

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

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

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Coty Announces $600M Turnaround Plan

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

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Glow Recipe Unveils New Business Strategy After Shuttering Retail Platform

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

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NPD: Where is the Pride in Fragrance?

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

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The Rise of Private Label

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

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

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

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Editor’s Picks: Foundermade’s 2019 Discovery Show

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

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

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

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Soko Glam Launches Retail Pop-up Experience

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

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

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

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5 Minutes with Paintbox CEO Jane Hong

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

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

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

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Amazon Opens Beauty Supply Store to Compete with Retailers

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

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Tribe Dynamics Looks to Grow International Presence with eBench Acquisition

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

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

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

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Kline: The Future of Cannabis in Beauty

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

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5 Minutes with Charlotte Tilbury

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

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

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

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

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

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QVC, HSN Look For Next Big Thing

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

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

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

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Why Attending Groceryshop Matters to Beauty Executives

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

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5 Minutes with Cosmoprof’s Liza Rapay

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

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New DTC Experiential Beauty Pop-Up to Debut in July

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

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SK-II Creates First Animated Digital Influencer

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

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5 Minutes with Norma Kamali

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

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Wei Brian: The Best Way to Reach Chinese Consumers

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

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Former Coty Exec Lori Singer Named President of Parlux

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

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

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

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

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

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Former Lauder Exec Veronique Gabai Launches Lifestyle Brand

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

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

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

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Micro-Batch: Beauty’s Newest Buzzword

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

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How Do Brands Measure the Power of Influence?

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

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Drunk Elephant Opens First Pop-Up in NYC

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

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Poshly: Meet the Trendiest Ingredients of 2019

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

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Unilever Buys Tatcha

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

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Inside QVC’s Three-Day Beauty Festival

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

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

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

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Lan Vu: Beauty Trends and Hot Local Brands in China

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

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Indie Spotlight: Barefoot Scientist Enters CVS

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

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CEW Beauty Scene: Maybelline; KKW Beauty; Sexy Hair

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

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Olay Aims to Reduce Waste with Refillable Product Concept

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

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Erno Laszlo: Prime for Expansion

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

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Tribe Dynamics: Amika Breaks into Hair Care Top 10

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

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Amazon Debuts Virtual Beauty Try-Ons

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

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Meet the Beauty Leaders: L’Oréal Execs

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

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Robertet, Klersun Partner to Make Broad Spectrum Hemp Extracts

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

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Skin Care Brand Targets Physiological Changes that Comes from Menopause

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

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Beautyblender Taps Former Shiseido Exec as President

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

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The Beachwaver Co. Launches Make Waves Collection

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

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Pixi Taps Influencers to Create New Collection

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

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Dramageddon: When Beauty Influencers Turn Ugly

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

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Industry Report: A Look Inside Sephora’s Accelerate Program

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

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Formulating for Chinese Consumers

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

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Makeup Obsession Launches in U.S.

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

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

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

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How Masahiko Uotani Evolved Shiseido, Grew Global Strength

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

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Sonya Dakar Celebrates 30th Anniversary

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

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5 Minutes with Lynn Tilton

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

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Sephora Unveils Largest U.S. Store, New Branding

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

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Tribe Dynamics: Successful Indie Beauty Brand & Influencer Campaigns

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

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Indie Spotlight: BioClarity Eyes Portfolio Expansion as Revenue Surges

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

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L’Oréal USA Appoints Megan Grant President, Luxe Division

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

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Sephora Closes Doors in Commitment to Inclusivity

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

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

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

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5 Minutes with Lilah B. Founder

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

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Natura Confirms Discussions to Buy Avon Products

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

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Beauty’s Luxury CBD Brands You Need to Know

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

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The WSJ The Future of Everything Highlights Beauty Innovation

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

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

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

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

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

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Innisfree Continues Global Expansion with West Coast Flagship

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

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The Big Reveal: 2019 CEW Beauty Awards Winners

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

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

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

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The Newest Tool in Experiential Marketing

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

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Beauty App Leverages Organic Video Reviews to Drive Purchasing Decisions

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

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Clique Brands Taps Reader Data to Launch Versed Skin Care

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

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CBD Brand Saint Jane Expands to Sephora.com

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

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Ingestible Beauty is Here, Finally

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

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UK to Offer FabFitFun

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

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

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

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

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

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Exclusive Q1 Global Beauty Report: Tribe Dynamics

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

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

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

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5 Minutes with Jami Heidegger

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

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

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

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

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

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NPD: U.S. Prestige Beauty Sales Soften

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

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Joel Warren Opens Salon in Saks NYC Flagship

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

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Lauder Raises Full-Year Guidance after Asia Sales Boom

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

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

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

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Supergoop! Pop-Up Opens in Soho

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

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Smarter Sampling Offers Competitive Edge

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

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CEW U.K. Announces 2019 Beauty Awards Winners

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

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Alchemy 43 Opens in NYC; Announces Luxury Skin Care Line

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

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

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

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Uoma Beauty to Launch at Ulta with 51 Foundation Shades

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

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Beauty Scene: Celeb Skin Care

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

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

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

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Gregg Renfrew: Why Beautycounter Resonates with Consumers

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

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Lauren Gores-Ireland and Marianna Hewitt on Launching Summer Fridays

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

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Nancy Twine: Briogeo’s Turning Point

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

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

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

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Expert Column: Irene Reiss, President, NY Laser Outlet

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

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

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

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5 Minutes with Sylvie Ganter, Atelier Cologne

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

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

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

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Nivea Selects K-Beauty Start-ups for Accelerator

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

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Key Trends Driving China’s Booming Beauty Market

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

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Beauty Scene: Facehaus; Kat Von D

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

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

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

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Lauder Promotes, Expands Bari Seiden-Young SVP Comms Role

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

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The Future Brands of Customized Skin Care

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

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5 Minutes with Younique Co-founder, Melanie Huscroft

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

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Retailers Bolster Supplements Aisle with Nature’s Bounty Beauty Gels

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

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

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

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LVMH Beauty Growth Concentrated in Asia, Travel Retail

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

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Macy’s Rolls Out Story Retail Concept to 36 Stores

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

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ESalon Opens Studio, Launches Spanish Site

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

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5 Minutes with Jillian Dempsey

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

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YSL Beauty Station Targets Coachella Visitors

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

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

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

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L’Oréal Announces Promotions Following Luxe Division Restructuring

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

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The Future of Customized Skin Care

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

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Yotpo: Top Direct-to-Consumer Beauty Trends

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

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Jill Scalamandre to be Honored at 2019 Outstanding Mother Awards

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

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

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

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

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

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CEW Announces 2019 Beauty Awards Finalists

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

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Walmart Ups Wellness Game with Bobbi Brown’s Evolution_18

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

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Elemis Expands Footprint, Shakes Up Exec Leadership

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

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5 Minutes with Blushington CEO Natasha Cornstein

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

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NPD: Gender Fluidity in Makeup

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

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

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

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How to Be a Disruptive Brand: Reinventing Consumer Markets

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

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Sephora Promotes Deborah Yeh, Karalyn Smith

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

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Announcing the 2019 CEW Achiever Awards Honorees

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

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YENSA Pays it Forward for Dress for Success Charity

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

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5 Minutes with DevaCurl CEO Robert Schaeffler

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

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The Buzz Behind Skin Care’s Latest Trend, Microbiomes

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

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Beauty Scene: News from Jergens, Odacite and Oribe

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

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Amazon Builds Beauty with Private Label, Accelerator Program

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

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Birchbox Introduces New Tiered-Pricing Structure

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

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

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

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Winning the In-Store Experience

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

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Celeb-backed Natural Skin Care Brands Have Replaced Celebrity Perfumes

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

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5 Minutes with Giuliana Rancic

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

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Will Hudson Yards Beauty Stores Survive?

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

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Beauty and Wellness Trends Seen at Expo West

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

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Bluemercury: Building a Customer-Obsessed Culture

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

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

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

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Retailers Can Capitalize on Millennials’ Gifting Habits

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

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Loyalty Program Integral to Macy’s Beauty

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

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Smith & Cult Launches 100 Item Makeup Line

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

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How to Think Like an Entrepreneur

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

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The New Male Beauty

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

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Meeting the Macy’s Beauty Consumer’s Passions

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

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5 minutes with Sephora’s Priya Venkatesh

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

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Beauty2 Recap: Indie Brands to Watch

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

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Euromonitor: Top 100 Megabrands

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

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Sephora to Open 35 New Doors

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

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

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

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Piper Jaffray: Weeding Through The Cannabis-Based Beauty Market

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

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CEW + Alibaba at Shoptalk 2019

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

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Online Blog BeautyStat Launches Namesake Skin Care Line

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

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Glossier Play Offers Pigmented Pops of Color

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

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Ashley Miles Joins Thrive Global as Global Chief Business Officer

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

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

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

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5 Minutes with Drunk Elephant’s Tiffany Masterson

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

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Euromonitor: Top 5 Digital Consumer Trends 2019

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

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Indie Spotlight: UMA Oils Founder Talks Branding, Merchandising Strategy

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

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Beautykind Loses Funding, Closes Operations

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

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5 Minutes with Unilever’s Molly Landman

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

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Beauty Scene: Nest; Biossance; Scentbird

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

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

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

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Korea Herald: Amorepacific’s Painful Dilemma

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

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Social Standards: Top Prestige Cosmetics Influencers

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

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My Leap into Leadership and Flop into Failure

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

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

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

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Social Standards: Top Mass Cosmetics Influencers

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

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

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

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Influenster: Beauty Through the Generations

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

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5 Minutes with Living Proof’s Anne-Marie Kline

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

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Social Standards: Top Niche Cosmetics Influencers

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

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Brands to Watch in Sexual Wellness

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

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Digital Native Brands, Influencers Get Retail Space in NYC Store

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

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Garnier Hair Color Tool Launches Nationwide

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

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The Highs and Lows of Working in the Beauty Industry

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

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

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

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Rodan + Fields Enters Teen Acne Market

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

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2019 Job Market Report

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

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

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

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5 Minutes with Dara Levy of Dermaflash

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

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Giuliana Rancic Enters Beauty with Fountain of Truth

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

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Armani’s L.A. Pop Up

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

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

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

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Inside CEW’s 65th Anniversary Party

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

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Mass Beauty’s Challenges Explained

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

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U.S. Hair Care Market Trends & Opportunities

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

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Pixi Launches 90 New Items, Enters Sephora Asia

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

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Adaptogens: Beauty’s Newest Buzzword

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

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

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

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AllWork: The Secret Weapon for Winning at Retail

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

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Navigating the Amazon Maze

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

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A Financial Survival Kit for Beauty Entrepreneurs

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

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

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

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The Secret to Getting More Eyes on Your Product Reviews

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

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5 Minutes with Boscia’s Lan Belinky

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

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

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

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Standard Dose Receives Investment from LB Equity

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

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Remembering Molly Prior Hermann, Former WWD Beauty Financial Editor

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

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

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

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Madison Reed Secures $51M to Expand Omnichannel Strategy

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

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

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

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Spotlight on Neiman Marcus’ Debut CBD Collection

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

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CEW Celebrates 65 Years

CEW is celebrating 65 years of empowering and recognizing women.

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Mintel to Reveal 2019 Beauty Trends & Beyond

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

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Lauder Announces Executive Leadership Promotions

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

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Tribe Dynamics: Q4 Global Beauty Report

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

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Online Startup Standard Dose Launches CBD Retail Platform

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

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Beauty Scene: Chanel, Walmart, Kerastase

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

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CVS Reveals Unedited Beauty Imagery at Times Square Store

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

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5 Minutes with Amy Shecter

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

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

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

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Indie Spotlight: Pacifica Beauty Expands to Supplements

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

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Beauty Industry Devastated Over Deciem Founder’s Death

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

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How Retailers Are Helping Evolve the Naturals Category

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

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Naturals’ Big Formulation Challenge

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

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How Does NPD Define Naturals?

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

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Google to Present Ingredient Data at CEW Event

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

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

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

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Maria Dempsey Named CEO Of Nest Fragrances

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

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Neiman Marcus Curates CBD Beauty Collection

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

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

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

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Euromonitor: Top 10 Global Consumer Trends 2019

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

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L'Occitane Acquires Elemis for $900 Million

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

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Coty’s CEO Assumes Responsibility for Consumer Beauty Division

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

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

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

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5 Minutes with Heyday Founders Adam Ross and Michael Pollak

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

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NPD’s 2019 Beauty Outlook

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

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Sephora Names Jean-André Rougeot as CEO

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

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

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

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Kline: 2019 Emerging Consumer Beauty Industry Trends

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

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

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

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5 Minutes with Physicians Formula's Alice Chen

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

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

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

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Tribe Dynamics: Hair Care Social Media Trends

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

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Australian Beauty Enters Spotlight

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

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Mintel: Is Fast Beauty Sustainable?

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

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5 Minutes with Jessica Hanson

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

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Tribe Dynamics: Fragrance Social Media Trends

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

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Deskside Diaries: First Aid Beauty Enters Cannabis Sector

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

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Influenster: Year in Beauty Insights

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

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Glansaol Files Ch. 11 Bankruptcy

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

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Kline’s SoHo Retail Holiday Tour

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

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2018 Textured Hair Category Consumer and Retail Trends

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

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

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

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5 Minutes with Frédéric Fekkai

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

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Clean Luxury Makeup

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

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

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

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TABS Survey Indicates Possible Cosmetics Recession

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

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Glamsquad Launches Hair Collection

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

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Derek Lam Beauty License Acquired

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

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Pinterest: Top 2019 Beauty and Wellness Trend Predictions

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

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2018 Beauty Inc Award Winners

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

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CEW Award for Formulation Innovation Continues in 2019 with NYSCC

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

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P&G Acquires Multicultural Beauty Startup

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Euromonitor – Commerce 2040: Revolutionary Tech Will Boost Consumer Engagement

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

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5 Minutes With….FabFitFun’s Katie Rosen Kitchens

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

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Tribe Dynamics: Skin Care Social Media Content Trends

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

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Beauty Scene: Chanel; Joanna Vargas; Dr. Brandt

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

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

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

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Henry Davis Exits Glossier

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

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Coty Launches Hair Coloring Tool for Google Assistant

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

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5 Minutes with Credo’s Annie Jackson

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

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Social Standards: 2019 Beauty Predictions

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

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5 Tips for Women Starting in Beauty Communications

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

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DevaCurl Appoints CEO

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

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

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

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Tribe Dynamics: Supporting the Influencer Community

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

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Euromonitor: Top 3 Consumer Trends Impacting Beauty/Personal Care

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

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Jefferies: Top 10 Preliminary Beauty Observations From Asia Travel

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

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Beautycounter Opens Soho Store

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

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

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

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Hormonal-Based Beauty

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

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Trendalytics: 2018 Preventative Beauty Trends Report

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

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Tribe Dynamics: 2018 Retail Trends in Earned Media

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

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CoverGirl Opens Times Square Store

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

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L’Oréal Names President of L’Oréal Luxe

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

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Nugg Innovates Mass Skin Care Aisle

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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5 Minutes with Bluemercury’s Marla Malcom Beck

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

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Euromonitor: Using Consumer Types to Understand the Path to Purchase

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

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Estée Lauder Announces Exec Changes at Bumble, Darphin

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

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L'Oréal Unveils News Sun-Safety Wearable

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

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Tribe Dynamics: Global Beauty Report Q3 2018

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

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L’Oréal On How It Selects Brands to Buy

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

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

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

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NPD’s Predictions for the 2018 Holiday Shopping Season

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

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Kline: The U.S. Beauty Retail Makeover

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

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Heyday Raises $8 Million in Series A

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

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Coty CEO Resigns

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

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Euromonitor: Holiday Shopping Trends

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

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5 Minutes with Moroccan Oil

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

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Glossier NYC Flagship Merges Tech, Experiential Retail

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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5 Minutes with Loli Founder Tina Hedges

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

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Estée Lauder Establishes Tech Hub in Queens

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

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Covergirl Becomes Largest Makeup Brand to Earn Cruelty Free Recognition

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

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

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

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Clinics that Target Skin Confidence

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

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

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

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Product Watch November: No 7; Prai Beauty; PÜR

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

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Natural Brand Babo Botanicals Acquired

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

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NPD: Q3 Sees Explosive Prestige Skin Care Growth

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

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Estée Lauder Posts 8% Q1 Sales Gains

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

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5 Minutes with Rodial Founder Maria Hatzistefanis

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

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

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

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

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

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Sephora Beauty Event Takes L.A. by Storm

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

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Tech Leaders Share Strategies to Improve Consumer Experiences

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

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CEW: Defining the UK Beauty Landscape

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

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

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

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Laura Mercier Poised for Global Expansion

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

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Maybelline Unveils New Vision for 2019

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

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5 Minutes with Kopari Co-Founder Gigi Goldman

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

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Jefferies: China Beauty Sales, Travel Trends Continue Deceleration

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

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Jeroen Temmerman Named CEO of ghd

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

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The 4 Essential Business Skills Successful Execs Possess

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

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Harry’s Enters Women’s Shaving Market

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

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Deskside Diaries: Aquis, Bellabeat, Phyto-C

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

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5 Minutes with Hello’s Craig Dubitsky

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

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Pop-up Roundup: The Latest Beauty Experiences

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

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Q4 Launches

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

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Beauty Scene: Pat McGrath, Olly Nutrition

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

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Macy’s Nata Dvir is Making a Scene in Beauty

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

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Beauty Scene with Amber Katz

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

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5 Minutes with Origins Global SVP, GM

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

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UPDATE: Deciem Founder Removed From Company

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

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