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Spate May 2022 Hair Care Trends Report

Spate’s recent Hair Care Trends Report uncovers consumer category and product search trends, from shampoo to scalp treatments.

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Tune Into QVC, HSN Tonight in Support of Cancer and Careers

The landmark beauty fundraising campaign, Beauty with Benefits, is now a decade-long success story for Cancer and Careers. Tonight’s live broadcasts on QVC and HSN will mark 10 years and more than $14.5 million raised, thanks to top products, passionate shoppers, and a cause that resonates—helping survivors stay in the workforce.

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Vita Liberata Rebrands, Streamlines Offering

Vita Liberata, the global sunless tanning brand that began as a skin care offering in Ireland almost two decades ago, rebrands and streamlines their offering. They unveiled new packaging in mid-May bringing a unified and cohesive look to the products that didn’t exist before.

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Sasha Plavsic on Ilia’s Content Edge

One can’t help but notice Ilia Beauty’s digital content — how it is aspirational, soothing, and relatable all at once. Shared across the brand’s social platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, and its in-house e-commerce pages — Ilia’s content is defined by soft color palettes, ASMR close-ups of pliable textures, relaxing background music, and smiling women of all ages applying clean beauty formulas with ease.

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Macy’s Nata Dvir Talks About Inspiring Customers

In a series of conversations with top women beauty leaders about the passion points within their jobs, executive leader Nata Dvir, Chief Merchandising Officer for Macy’s, talks about inspiring customers, how she gets motivated by watching Macy’s customers get excited by product that showcases their style.

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Bansk Group Acquires Majority Stake in Amika, Eva NYC

Consumer-focused private investment firm Bansk Group has announced the acquisition of a majority stake in hair care brands amika and Eva NYC. This marks the firm’s second and third acquisitions in the beauty category, following its 2020 acquisition of Ethique, a plastic-free and vegan-based beauty and wellness brand.

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MAC’s Art-Meets-Makeup Metaverse Play

MAC Cosmetics has always been a beauty pioneer. In today’s digital-obsessed world, that means the industry stalwart is one of the first to enter Internet 3.0, in this case the…

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HydraFacial x JLo Beauty Partner for New Service

JLo Beauty and The Beauty Health Company have teamed up to launch a new service, the HydraFacial x JLo Beauty Booster.

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L’Oréal Executives Elevated to Heighten Brand Portfolios

L’Oréal has appointed three executives to heighten their extensive portfolio of brands, both professional and consumer focused, and the brand’s tech ambition.

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May 2022 Beauty Product Watch: Spring is in the Air

Spring 2022 beauty product launches focus on welcoming in spring by bringing out one’s natural glow and providing much needed SPF.

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Spate: Top Skin Care Trends Across the U.S. and France 2022

Explore top skin care trends across both France and the U.S. to know which trends are region specific and which cross markets.

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Beauty with Benefits Celebrates 10 Years Alongside Cancer and Careers

The landmark event, Beauty with Benefits, turns 10 this year with stats no one could have predicted: more than 1.85 million units donated. Over $14.5 million raised. Hundreds of companies involved. Hundreds of thousands of patients and survivors impacted.

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Playing to Win Keeps Parfums Christian Dior’s Sarah Curtis Henry Inspired in Beauty

In a series of conversations with top women beauty leaders about the passion points within their jobs, executive leader Sarah Curtis Henry, Chief Commercial Officer, Parfums Christian Dior, discusses how her...

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Olaplex Launches AI-Inspired Gender-Neutral Virtual Team Member

Olaplex has launched an AI-generated virtual team member to engage with their community on the brand’s website and social media platforms.

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Alicia Keys Puts the Soul Back in Soulcare with New Color Line

Artist and entrepreneur Alicia Keys is entering the world of color cosmetics with the Keys Soulcare Make You collection.

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5 Reasons Not to Miss CEW’s Star-Studded Virtual Beauty Founders Roundtable

Five big reasons not to miss the CEW Female Beauty Founders 2022 virtual event on May 17 featuring seven of beauty’s biggest stars.

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Gen Z Skin Care Brand Bubble Blows Up in Sales

Bubble Founder and CEO Shai Eisenman shared leveraging Gen Z’s preference for in-store shopping, and why consumer feedback is king. 

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Nunzio Saviano Talks Post-Covid Hair Salon Evolution

According to salon owner Nunzio Saviano, salon client trends are more relaxed as they seek low-maintenance color and cuts.

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5 Standout Brands from NYSCC’s 2022 INDIE 360° Expo

This year’s NYSCC INDIE 360° pavilion presented a curated assortment of indie beauty brands. Here, five innovative beauty brand stand outs.

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Social Standards: What Consumers are Saying on Social Media About Beauty and the Metaverse

Consumers are talking about beauty and the metaverse on social media. What are they saying? Social Standards tells us what’s trending.

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Trendalytics Beauty Forecast 2023

Trendalytics has released its 2023 Beauty Forecast, identifying four distinct trends with supporting data to characterize them.

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The 7 Women in Beauty Making a Mark Through Social Action

At the heart of CEW’s mission is to provide a platform for female beauty executives and use it to amplify excellence in the industry. CEW’s Women’s Leadership Awards [WLA] does…

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Snap’s Reveals Big Innovations During Fourth Annual Summit

Snap showed several innovations that look to benefit beauty creators, consumers, brands, and retailers during its 2022 Annual Partners Summit.

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The Evolution of the “Lipstick Index”

The new Lipstick Index may actually be indicated by sales of fragrance as consumers turn toward treating themselves with scent.

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How L’Oréal’s Nathalie Gerschtein Keeps Her Career Fresh, Exciting

L’Oréal USA executive Nathalie Gerschtein discusses how her passion for learning new things keeps her career challenging and fresh.

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3 Reasons Not to Miss CEW’s Virtual Retail Conference 2022

The 2022 CEW Retail Conference will present 20+ experts to teach how to better meet the needs of today’s beauty consumer.

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Wella to Acquire Briogeo

The Wella Company has announced it will acquire Briogeo, one of the largest independent Black-owned brands in the United States.

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NYSCC Suppliers’ Day Names SpaceNK President as Indie 360° Keynote

NYSCC Suppliers’ Day 2022 begins May 3 at the Javits Center. The event is the flagship program for the New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists.

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Makeup Artist Icon Sir John Appointed CTZN Cosmetics Chief Creative Officer

Makeup artist Sir John has been appointed CTZN Cosmetics’ Chief Creative Officer and has acquired an equity stake in the cosmetics brand.

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CEW Retail Conference 2022 to Reveal Retail and Brand Trends Influencing Today’s Beauty

On Wednesday, May 4th, CEW’s Retail Conference 2022 kicks off covering the retail and brand trends influencing today’s beauty consumer.

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Trendalytics April 2022 Top Trends Report

Trendalytics April 2022 Beauty Trend Report identifies several beauty trends, including “effortless French girl beauty.”

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Why the Time is Now to Make Sexual Wellness a Priority

Consumers have spoken: They want to find luxury sexual wellness products in the same channels where they purchase their favorite skincare, fragrances, and go-to lipsticks. Prestige beauty department stores are…

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CreatorIQ March 2022 Top 10 Beauty & Fashion Social Media Rankings

CreatorIQ March 2022 Beauty & Fashion Report with Dior Beauty, Chanel Beauty, and r.e.m beauty showing stellar results.

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RoC’s Derm Correxion Line Ventures Into Procedure-Alternative Territory

RoC Derm Correxion ventures into the procedure-alternative arena, targeting consumers who can’t afford in-office procedures.

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Procter & Gamble’s Alexis Schrimpf Talks Design Process

P&G Beauty executive Alexis Schrimpf discusses how design first became a passion of hers, and how she applies it in all of her work.

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L’Oréal’s Nathalie Gerschtein Celebrates Beauty’s Big Return — and Mass’s Big Wins

L’Oreal’s Nathalie Gerschtein is here to celebrate beauty’s big return as she reports that mass makeup sales are up — even compared to 2019.

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Ethique Launches Compostable Lipsticks

Clean beauty brand Ethique, best known for its skin and body bars, is entering the cosmetics category with Ethique compostable lipsticks.

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P&G Beauty Partners with Walmart for Personalized Boosts of Beauty

P&G Beauty has developed personalized beauty boosters under the Olay and Pantene brands available exclusively at Walmart.

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Beautycounter Reaches Its Highest B Corporation Score

Beautycounter has landed its highest B Corporation score. The median score is 50.9. Beautycounter’s score is 97.7.

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YSL Beauté Partners with Re:wild on New Sustainability Partnership

YSL Beauté’s sustainability initiative, Re:wild Our Earth, aims to protect/restore biodiversity and promote ecological restoration.

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Spate Report Reveals Which Consumer Trends are Rising in Body Care

Spate’s Body Care Report gives insights into which ingredients consumers are using below the neck, and which areas are ripe for innovation.

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The 8 Beauty Entrepreneurs Making Their Mark on the Industry

Female beauty brand founders continue to energize and advance the beauty industry – from elevating ingredients and the social conversation, to redefining what beauty means today. No matter their medium…

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Estée Lauder’s Susan Akkad Driven by Empowering, Inspiring People

Estée Lauder executive Susan Akkad says that leading with compassion and empathy, as well as innovating in an inclusive beauty arena, is what inspires her in her work.

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Indie Beauty Spotlight: Monika Blunder

Rising indie beauty star Monika Blunder launched her clean eponymous makeup line in 2020. Today it’s landing in Nordstrom.

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Charlotte Tilbury Launches Next-Level Virtual Makeup Store

Charlotte Tilbury Beauty has launched its fourth virtual makeup store in the metaverse with the latest iteration sporting enhanced UX.

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Olaplex’s JuE Wong Talks Social Growth, Sustainability, and Transparency

Olaplex CEO and serial TikToker, JuE Wong, shares the brand’s secret to success and how to create campaigns that prioritize the consumer.

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Supergoop!’s Sun Care Revolution Revs Up

As sun care continues to shift from a beach day purchase to an everyday investment, revolutionary sun care brand, Supergoop!, is poised to continue leading the category. With innovative SPF-first…

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Exclusive: Perfect Corp. 2022 Pandemic Global Beauty Trend Report

Perfect Corp.’s 2022 Global Beauty Trend Report spotlights the biggest hair color trends and consumer behaviors from around the world. 

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Best of Spring 2022 Beauty Product Launches

The best of spring 2022 beauty is now available, with items ranging from sustainably-minded to moisture-packed to summer-ready must haves.

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Indie Beauty Spotlight: Gen See

As the CEO and co-founder of  Gen See, Danya Klein leverages two decades of beauty marketing and branding expertise to elevate the DTC beauty brand she launched globally earlier this…

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Spate Identifies Which Retailers Are Doing Hair Care Right in Retail Hair Trends Report

In Spate’s latest report, Retail Hair Trends, Spate identifies which retailers are doing hair care right.

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EXCLUSIVE: Lisa Sequino Appointed CEO of JLo Beauty & Lifestyle Companies

As the co-founder and CEO of JLo Beauty & Lifestyle Companies, Lisa Sequino will address her many observations in an evolving industry.

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NPD and IRI to Merge, Providing Total Market View

Consumer retail data providers NPD and IRI will merge, offering a total store view in retail purchasing and consumption trends.

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Bergdorf Goodman Welcomes Salon YOSHIKO to Penthouse

This week’s opening of Salon Yoshiko at Bergdorf Goodman marks the return of Manhattan’s ultimate luxe salon.

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TULA CEO Talks Post-Acquisition Growth, Social Relevancy

Tula CEO Savannah Sachs chats brand growth, beauty trends, and how the company is faring post-P&G acquisition.

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5 Minutes with Love Wellness Founder Lauren Bosworth

In a 5 Minutes Q&A, Love Wellness founder Lauren Bosworth talks about taking the embarrassment out of shopping for personal care products.

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2022 Beauty Creators Awards Ambassador Class Announced

The 2022 CEW Ambassadors for Beauty Creators Awards have been revealed. See who’s supporting product innovation + the teams behind them.

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Luxe Fragrance Amouage Targets U.S. Department Stores for 2022 Growth

Luxe fragrance brand Amouage is looking to drive growth in the U.S. by identifying and adding key points of distribution.

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Indie Beauty Spotlight: Mara Beauty

Mara Beauty CEO Allison McNamara uses algae as a core ingredient in all of her brand’s products. It’s also how Allison plans to position the brand for longevity.

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Social Media Star Olaplex Talks Platform Strategy, Launches Leave-In Hair Serum

Olaplex CEO JuE Wong talks about the brand’s platform strategy for its award-winning bond-building hair care products.

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L’Occitane Acquires Australian Skin Care Brand Grown Alchemist

In a bid to build its Millennial and Gen Z reach, L’Occitane acquires Australian skin care brand Grown Alchemist.

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Estée Lauder Creates NFT Wearable for Metaverse Fashion Week

As the sole beauty participant in Decentraland’s Metaverse Fashion Week, Este Lauder creates an NFT to glow-up avatars.

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Beekman 1802 x Bridgerton Collab Drops with Show’s Season 2 Debut

Beekman 1802 x Bridgerton partner for a beauty drop aligning with the debut of the hit show’s second season.

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Impactful Beauty Trends: Kline Report

Kline has uncovered the most impactful beauty trends redefining 2022, and they’re not what you think.

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Hair Sales Surge in the U.S.: NPD

NPD is forecasting a hair sales care surge of 15 percent over the next two years, driven by elevated demand.

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Clean Indie Beauty Pop-Up to Hit San Francisco

An upcoming clean indie beauty pop-up, Conscious Beauty Collective, was driven by brands without a ton of resources.

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March 2022 Beauty Search Trends Report: Trendalytics

Trendalytics has released the top March 2022 beauty search trends, revealing the biggest shifts in consumer searches for the month.

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Nudestix Taps Robert Beredo as Global Chief Digital Officer

Nudestix has tapped Robert Beredo as Global Chief Digital Officer, a new role for the firm specializing in minimalist, multi-tasking clean makeup and skin care.

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Natural Products Expo 2022 West Returns with Smaller Numbers, Bigger Spirits

After a two-year absence, Natural Products Expo West returns with many exhibitors celebrating the chance to network and pitch newness.

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Tribe Dynamics’ February Beauty and Fashion Rankings Sees Success for MAC, Make Up For Ever

Tribe Dynamics’ Top 10 Report lists the brands that are leading in social media and the influencer campaigns that got them there.

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Spate Report: Top Rising Ingredients

As consumers research products and routines, the ingredients they’re seeking evolve. Spate’s Top Rising Ingredients Report reveals what they’re searching for.

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Andrew Stanleick: BeautyHealth CEO Charts Growth Plan

Andrew Stanleick, BeautyHealth’s new CEO, looks to grow its flagship brand, HydraFacial, beef up its portfolio, and build its international presence.

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Dyson Relaunches Airwrap Multi-Styler

The award winning styling tool Dyson Airwrap is getting a makeover.

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CEW Names Sharon Chuter Catalyst for Change Honoree

Uoma Beauty founder and CEO Sharon Chuter has been named CEW’s inaugural Catalyst for Change Award Honoree. for her trailblazing initiatives to institute change in corporate beauty firms.

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Tula Skincare Launches in Sephora

Tula Skincare is making its debut at Sephora, a natural move for the brand after Sephora said customers were requesting it.

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Food Coach Jen Smiley on Preventing Skin Inflammation from the Inside Out

Food coach and founder of Wake Up and Read the Labels, Jen Smiley, believes in the healing power of real food for nourishing the body and feeding the skin.

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Saie Beauty Expands at Sephora, Launches Eco-Friendly Displays

Saie Beauty has expanded within Sephora with new eco-conscious displays.

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Spate’s March 2022 Beauty Tracker Reveals Category Shifts, Growth

Spate’s March 2022 Beauty Tracker spotlights which upcoming skin care, hair, and makeup products are driving search volume changes over the past 12 months.

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Target Zero Spotlights Earth Friendly Brands

Target has launched Target Zero, a new initiative that looks to respond to growing shopper interest in products that help reduce waste.

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Arches & Halos Spring 2022 Launches

Arches & Halos, the easy-to-use, affordable brow grooming brand, has a trio of new items launching in time for spring.

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SkinCeuticals Opens Skin Care Stores in NYC, Miami

SkinCeuticals has opened two flagships in NYC and Miami.

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5 Minutes with Love Wellness President Joanne Hsieh

Joanne Hsieh, President & Board Director, Love Wellness, looks to change the way women approach their health issues through education and clean formulas.

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March 2022 Beauty Product Watch: Self-Care Rituals Take Center Stage

Many of the latest beauty launches center around self-care, a sign of how the past few years have taken a toll.

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Derm Expert and Brand Entrepreneur Dr. Howard Sobel Earns Patent

Dr. Howard Sobel has received a patent for SD-100 concentrate – a proprietary technology used in Sobel SkinRx.

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Walmart to offer Prestige Beauty in SpaceNK Collab

Walmart has partnered with Space NK to offer prestige beauty brands online and in nearly 250 Walmart stores this summer.

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NPD Blog: Wellness Redefined

The NPD Group’s March blog post focuses on skin care’s new minimalistic turn and the rise of skinimalism.

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Perfect Corp. to Merge with Provident Acquisition Corp.

Perfect Corp. is set to merge with Provident Acquisition Corp., a publicly traded SPAC. The new ticker symbol will be PERF.

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Gwen Stefani’s Makeup Line GXVE Reflects Music Star’s Iconic Looks

Musical artist Gwen Stefani has launched a makeup line that reflects her iconic beauty look: matte red lips, cat eyes, and bold brows.

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Vanity Planet is Leading the Charge in At-Home Beauty Tech

Technology-driven beauty tools have emerged over the past few years as one of the fastest-growing segments in the beauty category.

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NPD: Prestige Fragrance Prices Spike 15% in 2021

Fragrance emerged as the star category in prestige
beauty in 2021 with sales jumping double-digits and prices up 15%.

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Jeanette Wagner Dies at 92

Beauty industry legend Jeanette Wagner has died at age 92 from unknown causes.

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Jill Scalamandre Named CEO of Beekman 1802

Beekman 1802 is poised to take its goat milk skin care business to the next level with the appointment of Jill Scalamandre as Chief Executive Officer.

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John Demsey to Exit Estée Lauder Following Racist Instagram Post

The Estée Lauder Cos. has asked one of its senior-most executives, John Demsey, to leave the company following a racist post on Instagram.

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L’Oréal GM on Dark & Lovely’s 50th Anniversary, Taking DE&I Beyond 2022

L’Oréal’s Erica Culpepper talks Dark & Lovely’s 50th Anniversary, what it means to celebrate and champion Black beauty, and how to redefine inclusive beauty.

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Ami Colē Champions Melanin-Rich Skin

Ami Cole makeup is all about enhancing—rather than transforming—melanin-rich skin.

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Black Micro-Influencers to Follow

Beauty’s Black micro-influencers who are impacting the lives of beauty lovers across the U.S.

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The Rapid Ascent of Mielle Organics

Mielle Organics, one of the fastest-growing Black-owned hair care brands in the U.S., is destined for ambitious domestic and global expansion.

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Sally Beauty’s Platform for Black-Owned Brands Unites, Educates

Sally Beauty has created a robust platform to connect the Black community by providing best-in-class resources for textured hair.

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M.A.C Cosmetics Launches Stackable Mascara: M.A.C Stack

MAC has introduced its big 2022 innovation: a stackable mascara that’s customizable on any lash type.

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Beauty for All Industries Receives $96M Investment from TPG

Beauty for All has received a $96M investment from TPG Growth to fuel its technology platform and enter new regions.

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5 Minutes with SuperOrdinary’s Julian Reis

Julian Reis talks about how SuperOrdinary helps brands navigate beauty’s most challenging areas: China and Amazon.

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Black-Owned Beauty Subscription Boxes

CEW Beauty News presents a selection of Black-owned subscription boxes delivering curated beauty products across multiple categories.

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Ivy Beauty Donates $30K to Support Next-Gen Change Leaders

Ivy Beauty has donated $30,000 to Know Your Rights Camp to elevate the next generation of change leaders.

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BIPOC-Owned Fragrance Brands

BIPOC-owned fragrance brands are bringing diversity to the category with unique stories, embracing an underserved community.

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CEW Announces 2022 Achiever Award Honorees

CEW has announced 2022’s Achiever Award Honorees, a reflection of the best and brightest in beauty, and CEW’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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SweetSpot Labs Elevates GM to CEO

SweetSpot Labs promotes Julia Chamberlain to CEO.

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Hair Care Brand Next of Us Creates Fund for Unpaid Interns

Gen Z Hair care brand Next of Us has created a fund to help supplement unpaid interns.

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Alli Webb Named President of Humidifier Brand Canopy; Sephora.com to Sell the Brand

Humidifier brand Canopy enters Sephora.com; Drybar founder Ali Webb named President of the brand.

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Project Beauty Share, Curlsmith Aim to Help End Hygiene Poverty

Curlsmith partners with Project Beauty Share to donate hair care products to help end hygiene poverty.

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Common Heir Raises $2.5M to Fuel Growth

Sustainable BIPOC-led beauty brand, Common Heir, has raised $2.5M to fuel growth.

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Winning on TikTok: How Brands Can Crack Social Media’s Discovery Platform

Brands are looking to win on TikTok and are struggling to find the best advice. Here, how to crack social media’s discovery platform.

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PCA Skin Conducts Space Experiments to Fuel Skin Care R&D

PCA Skin is planning space experiments to fuel skin care R&D.

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Beauty’s Top Black Influencers You Need to Know

Black beauty influencers have major clout on social media. CEW Beauty News spotlights the 10 top Black influencers to follow.

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Yelp’s Best of Black-Owned Businesses List 2022

Yelp has listed the top rated Black-owned beauty businesses in the U.S. based on national online presence, average rating, and review counts.

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Trendalytics Lists Top 10 Black-Owned Beauty Brands

Data firm Trendalytics rounds up the Top 10 Black-owned beauty brands by consumer engagement across social and digital platforms.

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5 Minutes with Walgreens’ Hair Care Guru Sara Mullins

Sara Mullins, Senior Category Manager, Hair Care, Walgreens, talks to CEW Beauty News about the recent revamp of the hair care section in many Walgreens stores by doubling the space devoted to textured hair, how she stays connected to consumers’ unique needs, and the ongoing efforts to broaden inclusive offerings in local communities.

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Trinny London Enters Skin Care

Trinny Woodall, the London-based entrepreneur, T.V. presenter and global fashion stylist, has added skin care to her line up with the launch of two active cleansers.

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5 Minutes with Neiman Marcus VP/GM Beauty & Jewelry, Tatiana Birkelund

Tatiana Birkelund joined Neiman Marcus as VP/GM Beauty & Jewelry in April 2021 after a nearly 16-year career at Ralph Lauren where she was Senior Vice President of Sales and Planning. Here, Tatiana spoke to CEW Beauty News about how she is handling pandemic-induced uncertainties, her focus over the past nine months, and her three-year plan.

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Sally Hansen is Launching the Next Generation of Virtual Nail Color Try-Ons

Sally Hansen is launching the next generation of virtual nail color try-ons: the mass market leader is the first nail color and care brand to offer a new virtual and interactive tool, in conjunction with Perfect Corp.

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How Heyday is Emerging from the Pandemic Stronger and Smarter

When non-essential beauty service businesses shuttered their doors in March 2020, many went into total retraction mode; it was time to hunker down and slash all overhead. But the team behind Heyday took an altogether different approach.

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February 2022 Beauty Product Watch: What’s on Shelves—Digitally and In-store

For February, brands are embracing skin care and all things moisture as we ride out the final doldrums of winter.

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Indie Brand Peace Out Skin Care Partners with SuperOrdinary to Grow Amazon Business

Personal and beauty care brand accelerator, SuperOrdinary, has added two new brands to its portfolio, Peace Out Skincare and Gisou. The partnership looks to bring both brands to Amazon.

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Tula Begins Global Footprint Expansion by Entering Mecca Doors

Tula, the New York-based doctor-founded skin care brand which was recently acquired by Procter & Gamble, is heading down under, expanding distribution to one of the most prominent beauty retailers in Australia and New Zealand.

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Who’s Paving the Way in the Black-Owned Beauty E-tailer Space?

While many retailers are dedicating at least 15 percent of their shelf space to Black-owned beauty brands, that hasn’t stopped entrepreneurs from launching their own beauty e-tailing sites to serve the needs of the broader BIPOC community.

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Musab Balbale Leaves Walmart VP Beauty Role for CVS Top Merchant Position

After nearly six years at Walmart, Musab Balbale is leaving the company for the head merchant role  at CVS health, according to a report by Chain Drug Review.

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Beauty’s Leading Data Experts to Share 2021 Analysis, 2022 Trends in State of the Beauty Industry Virtual Event

From trends to best sellers to which category is now as big as skin care (can you guess??) be sure to join us February 9 to hear from an incredible lineup of speakers from The NPD Group, NielsenIQ, Mintel, sparks & honey, and Spate/Google.

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Cover FX Snapped Up by AS Beauty

AS Beauty is growing by acquisition again, this time adding Cover FX to its portfolio. This marks the company’s fourth acquisition since 2019 and offers another opportunity for AS to harness its expertise to revive a heritage brand.

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Ulta Beauty Doubles DE&I Investment to $50M in 2022

Ulta Beauty is doubling its investment in diversity, equity, and inclusion with a $50 million commitment in 2022 that will support brand amplification, assortment growth, and equitable guest and associate experiences.   

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Spate Reveals Return to Eye Makeup During COVID Spike

Explore Spate’s Eye Makeup Report to understand how today’s consumer continues to use eye makeup to express themselves and flex their creative skills.

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Sharon Chuter Levels Up Make It Black Campaign for 2022

Sharon Chuter, the Founder of Pull Up For Change and Uoma Beauty, revealed her latest Make It Black campaign with a roster of new beauty exclusives. Make It Black debuted in 2021 as a collaboration with several brands to create limited edition black packaging for select items during Black History Month.

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The Big Retail Rush: Sephora, Ulta, Target, CVS Prove Brick and Mortar Very Much Alive with New Brand Partnerships

Even in an ongoing pandemic—or maybe because of it—consumers want to touch, feel, and play with products. Driving this sentiment home is the debut of four brands in various retailer partners, with the key goal of offering accessibility and launching new categories.

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QVC, HSN Outlines Black History Month Beauty Initiatives

QVC and HSN kicked off Black History Month featuring a specially curated assortment of Black-owned and ally brands, as well as with a $100,000 donation to the Black Women’s Health Imperative [BWHI].

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Black-Owned Hair Care Brand The Doux Broadens Distribution

Founder and CEO of The Doux, Maya Smith, talks to CEW Beauty News about The Doux’s point of difference in the textured hair space, how her salon experience shaped her view on the hair care market, and why the brand’s origins is forever front of mind.

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Il Makiage Parent, Oddity, Launches Wellness Brand SpoiledChild

Beauty News caught up with Oddity co-founder Oran Holtzman and the SpoiledChild team to learn more about the brand’s strategy as a multi-category wellness brand, how the brand plans to market its wares, and more.

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Ilia Beauty Snapped Up by Courtin-Clarins

The indie beauty brand buying spree continues. The latest suitor of clean beauty is the Courtin-Clarins family, owner of Clarins, which snapped up Ilia Beauty on Tuesday through their holding company Famille C. holding company. a trailblazer in the clean beauty space.

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Versed Expands into Walmart in Latest Move to Democratize Clean Skin Care

As Walmart continues to identify and collaborate with high-performance skin care brands, the world’s largest retailer has announced its latest brand partnership: Versed Skincare.

Versed, among the fastest growing clean skin care brands, has built an 85,000-person strong community since its launch in 2019 that aligns with its results driven, accessible priced positioning.

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Moon Juice Secures $7M in True Beauty Ventures Series C Raise

Beauty and wellness brand Moon Juice has received a Series C investment from True Beauty Ventures. Moon Juice is a pioneer in using plants and science to deliver wellness benefits.

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Moss Studio Illuminates Video Trends Used by Fragrance Brands

This year, perfume campaigns are aiming to provide a particular feeling, one of calmness, warmth, and adventure outside the home. MOSS Studio + Magazine rounds up successful perfume trends to follow this year. At the center of them all is a sense of peace, a warm cozy feeling, and memories of childhood. 

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Target Enters Personalized Skin Care with Indie Brand Pure Culture Beauty

Joy Chen, known for taking established brands to the next level, is taking a shot at building a beauty company from the ground up.

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Tribe Dynamics Analyzes Beauty & Fashion Brands’ Performance on Social

Tribe Dynamics’ latest report, The Top Brands and Trends from 2021, the firm looks back at the year in influencer marketing, highlighting key trends in beauty and fashion brands’ performances across the U.S., U.K., France, and Europe.

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Farfetch Acquires Violet Grey as it Plans Entry into Beauty Category

Farfetch Limited, the global luxury fashion platform, has announced it will acquire luxury beauty retailer, Violet Grey, for an undisclosed sum. Since its launch in 2014, Violet Grey has become a launchpad for luxe beauty brands.

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Pacifica Taps Nathalie Kristo as CEO; Receives Investment

Pacifica Beauty has tapped beauty industry veteran Nathalie Kristo as its new Chief Executive Officer.

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Vegamour Expands In-Store at Sephora

Vegamour hair care is partnering with Sephora to expand its distribution to about 450 Sephora stores nationwide.

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Valde Beauty Launches One-of-a-Kind Lipstick on Metaverse

Indie beauty brand Valde Beauty has launched into the metaverse via a virtual gallery in Decentraland with a limited number of handcrafted, semi-precious refillable lipstick vessels. The phygital collection is called Divine Crystal Armor and establishes the beauty brand’s entry into a community meant to support female creatives, artists and beauty entrepreneurs in the Latin X, BIPOC and LGBQT.

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Traackr’s 2022 Engagement Report for Branded Influencer Content

Trying to find out which platforms work best for which beauty category—and which influencer tier realizes the best engagements rates for both—can be daunting. Data firm Traackr seems to have nailed down the analysis in their latest report where they studied more than 1,000 beauty brands in the U.S., U.K., and France to uncover the average engagement rates by influencer tier and platform (Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube), across four major beauty categories (cosmetics, skin care, fragrance, and hair care).

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Glossier to Lay Off 80 Employees

Published reports are saying that Glossier is laying off over 80 employees, about one-third of the DTC brand’s corporate workforce.

Modern Retail, the first to report the news after obtaining an internal Glossier email, reported that Glossier CEO Emily Weiss, said in the email, “We have made the incredibly tough decision to part ways with over 80 members of our Glossier team.” 

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What’s in Store for Beauty 2022 According to Spate

Whether they’re combining practicality with glam, or treatment with a daily routine (hello, hair loss shampoo!), consumers are not sacrificing what they want for what they need. Instead, 2022 will be all about thoughtful combinations, proven and effective products, and bold looks coupled with pragmatic touches.

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What The Great Resignation Means for the Beauty Industry

This past year, we’ve all heard a lot about The Great Resignation. With one in four Americans quitting their job this year, the shift away from a traditional 9-to-5, 40-hour work week is well underway. But what’s truly behind this mass exodus from the workforce?

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Metaverse Ripe for Gen Z Shoppers: Obsess Study

Virtual shopping experiences in the metaverse, a market opportunity Bloomberg Intelligence estimates will reach $800 billion in the next two years, has a big consumer group in Gen Z.

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Brands Aim to Normalize Acne, Cast Wide Net for Broad Audience

As the world enters the “junior year” of the pandemic, acne is taking center stage in skin care. Products that are accessible and affordable are what’s resonating best among the masses, and luxurious textures and refined experiences are being sought out to treat skin.

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Special Report: Gen Z Spending Power Hits $360 Billion

Hana Ben-Shabat, the founder of research and advisory firm Gen Z Planet, has created a comprehensive report on Gen Z that explores what the demographic does with their money, what they want from brands, and the size of their spending power. Results were both surprising and illuminating.

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NPD: U.S. Prestige Beauty Revenues Grow by 30% in 2021; Fragrance, Hair, and Skin Care Surpass 2019 Levels

Fragrance was 2021’s big winner, according to The NPD Group, outperforming all other beauty categories with a 49 percent jump in sales versus 2020. For the year, sales of hair products grew 47 percent, makeup grew 23 percent, and skin care sales increased 18 percent.

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Spate Sees Lull in Beauty Searches for December; Some Categories Maintain Interest

From lipstick sales spikes in May (as masking restrictions were loosened) to unseasonably early holiday shopping (as supply chain issues loomed), 2021 realized plenty of beauty whiplash. The Spate Beauty Tracker compares the hair, skin care, makeup, and fragrance categories against years past to help make sense of frequent changes and shifts.

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New L’Oréal Partnership Aims for Innovation for Derms, Consumers

L’Oréal has entered into a strategic partnership with tech solutions firm Verily that holds the potential to identify dermatologic interventions for consumers by combining Verily’s and L’Oréal’s strengths in their respective industries.

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5 of the Most Quotable Quotes on Beauty from P&G’s Q2 Earnings Call

Procter & Gamble released second quarter results on Wednesday revealing sales of $21 billion for the period ended December 31, an increase of 6 percent versus the prior year. Organic sales, which exclude the impacts of foreign exchange, acquisitions, and divestitures, also increased 6 percent. In beauty, net sales grew 3 percent with organic segment sales inching up 2 percent versus a year ago.

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Jeanine Lobell’s Next Big Beauty Move Relies on Tech, Videos, and Subscriptions

Jeannine Lobell, Stila founder who sold her brand to Estée Lauder in 1999, is poised to unveil Neen in February, an 11-product cosmetic offering designed to work across all skin tones. With Neen, Jeannine aims to use the idea of video tutorials to define the brand, reach shoppers, and generate sales while at the same time minimizing waste and overconsumption, particularly now that in-store makeovers seem to be a thing of the past.

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Marc Rey Tapped as Beautycounter CEO

Marc Rey has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of clean beauty pioneer Beautycounter, effective February 1. Gregg Renfrew, the company’s Founder, CEO and Chief Brand Officer, will become Beautycounter’s Executive Chair working on community engagement and empowerment, brand innovation and awareness, and social mission and advocacy.

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Ren Clean Skincare Taps Living Proof Exec as CEO to Lead Next Phase of Ambitious Sustainability Mission

Unilever-owned Ren Clean Skincare has named Michelle Brett as its new Chief Executive Officer. Michelle replaces Arnaud Meysselle, who has left the business to oversee Jellycat, a plush toy business.

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Euromonitor: Top 10 Global Consumer Trends 2022

Tons of data on beauty trends, category outlooks and what’s hot for 2022 is making the rounds. But what about the consumer, and how she’s evolved over the past two years? Euromonitor is reporting that radical lifestyle shifts have motivated consumers to make intentional, mindful, and ambitious decisions.

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L’Oréal Paris Summit Reveals The Other Side of Product Science

L’Oréal Paris peeled back the curtain on the science behind its products in a virtual presentation on Tuesday January 11, called The Other Side Summit.

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Trendalytics Releases Top 100 Trend Report for 2022

Trendalytics has released its Top 100 Trend Report, exploring what’s to come in 2022 across 10 different markets, including Beauty.

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January Product Watch: Newness in Skin, Hair, and Makeup Set the Stage for an Optimistic In-Person Future

Beauty brands are kicking off 2022 with a bevy of skin, hair, and makeup launches. Here’s a look at this month’s launches.

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What Beauty Brands Can Expect to See on Amazon in 2022

Fortress Brand, a full-service Amazon agency based in New York City, aims to stay on top of today’s rapidly changing market by investing deeply in technology, data and research. In this article, Gabby Barikian, Director of Marketing, forecasts what beauty brands can expect to see happening with the ecommerce giant in 2022.

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Beiersdorf Invests in Digital Derm Start Up

Beiersdorf is betting on the future of teledermatology with its recent investment in Dermanostic, a start-up based in Dusseldorf, Germany. Dermanostic is an app is designed to offer dermatological diagnoses once a user uploads three photos and fills out a medical history form.

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Hair Care Brand Gussi Names Alison Romash President

Gussi, the cult favorite at-home keratin treatment brand, has named Alison Romash as its new President, charged with leading the year-old firm’s brand strategy, marketing, creative, media, product development, and expansion of its DTC business into omni-channel distribution.

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DTC Sexual Wellness Brand Maude Expands Internationally

Sexual wellness brand Maude is expanding its international reach with a DTC launch in 33 countries as of January 10 in preparation for Valentine’s Day. The four-year-old brand is now available in Australia, the European Union, the United Kingdom, and Canada.

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NPD: Finding Beauty in 2022

NPD’s Larissa Jensen, Vice President and Industry Advisor, focuses on what beauty will look like on a global scale, from a retail POV, pricing shifts and more.

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Indie Beauty Spotlight: Beauty Partners LLC, Managing Partner, Barry Shields

Beauty Partners was founded in 2010 by Barry Shields, a beauty executive who’s held roles at Procter & Gamble, Revlon, and Coty. Joining Beauty Partners’ stable of brands, which consists of Red Carpet Manicure and Arches and Halos, is Nailtopia, one of nail’s newest players in the clean and green space thanks to fruit and vegetable extract-infused formulas that look to deliver six days of chip-free wear.

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Billie Signs Walmart Distribution Deal

Billie, the female-focused DTC shave brand, is moving to brick and mortar with a new deal that will bring products to more than 4,000 U.S. Walmart stores and Walmart.com beginning February 2022. As a digital-first brand, the retail expansion will introduce the products to millions of new consumers across the country.

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McKinsey Research Examines Beauty’s Future

After being hit significantly by the pandemic, beauty is back, according to a report by McKinsey.

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Deep Dive: Function of Beauty and its Expansion into Target

Fueled by a $150 million strategic minority investment from L Catterton private equity firm in the fourth quarter, customizable hair care brand Function of Beauty kicked off an exciting new distribution expansion: the brand’s foray into brick and mortar December 27. The move begs the question, “How does a customizable brand sell in-store?”

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P&G Beauty Launches Immersive Metaverse Experience for Consumers

P&G Beauty is looking to connect consumers directly with its latest product and digital innovations with the development of an immersive metaverse experience, BeautySPHERE.

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Indie Beauty Spotlight: Irene Forte Skincare

Irene Forte is the founder of Irene Forte Skincare, a prestige beauty brand that launched in 2018 and aims to reflect her Italian heritage using ingredients from an organic farm based in Sicily. Here, we caught up with Irene to learn more about the inspiration behind developing a skin care line, her brand’s point of difference, and how she’s working with content creators to publicize product results.

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What’s Happening in the Beauty + NFT Landscape?

NFTs (non-fungible tokens) are a new and emerging technology that are used to represent unique digital files, such as art, audio, video, in-game characters, even animated representations of products, and are fast becoming an important part of the digital landscape.

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P&G to Buy TULA

Procter & Gamble Beauty announced Wednesday its intent to buy skin care and wellness brand TULA, pending regulatory approvals. TULA and its New York-based team, including CEO Savannah Sachs, will continue to operate independently.

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Indie Spotlight: Shani Darden CEO Michelle Shigemasa

Given that Michelle Shigemasa’s 25-year career path has included working with behemoths in the beauty industry such as Estée Lauder-owned Smashbox and Bobbi Brown, it was going to take a truly special opportunity to lure her away from corporate life.

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L’Oréal’s Hair Color CES 2022 Innovations Revealed

L’Oréal is looking to innovate one of the oldest at-home beauty rituals: DIY hair color. In response to consumer frustration that comes with applying hair color on hard-to-reach places, L’Oreal has created Colorsonic, a lightweight, handheld device that looks to take the guesswork out of mixing and applying hair color at home.

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What We Can Expect in 2022 (Part 2): Category Trends; Dermatology, Skin Care Treatments; Social Media

As a new year is before us, and with unpredictability abound, CEW Beauty News asked leading industry executives to share their 2022 predictions on what is to be expected on several beauty industry topics.

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MOSS Studio: How Videos Resonate

Well-crafted moving imagery tells a story and resonates with audiences, unlike any other medium in a marketing campaign, which is why MOSS Studio + Magazine is so passionate about this form of creative.

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What We Can Expect in 2022 (Part 1): M&A, Green Chemistry, Clean Beauty Innovation

As a new year is before us, and with unpredictability abound, CEW Beauty News asked leading industry executives to share their 2022 predictions on what is to be expected on several beauty industry topics.

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Editor’s Picks: Brands to Watch in 2022

With a flurry of acquisitions punctuating 2021, and new brands popping up at every turn, which ones are worthy of our attention and defining beauty’s new frontier? Here, a list of brands to keep on the radar for 2022 as selected by CEW’s editorial team.

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Beiersdorf to Acquire Chantecaille Beauty Brand

Beiersdorf AG announced Tuesday that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Chantecaille Beaute Inc., USA, a prestige beauty company with a natural positioning founded by Sylvie Chantecaille in 1997.

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MOSS Creative Evolution Series: Estée Lauder

MOSS Studio + Magazine examines the creative evolution of Estée Lauder, with a focus on the emotive narrative that products made by the brand are designed to enhance inner beauty.

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Blackstone Acquires Majority Stake in Supergoop!

It was a sunny day for Supergoop! on Monday with the announcement of a majority investment by Blackstone Growth into the SPF-focused skin care company with sales exceeding $50 million.

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Neon Coat Redefines Connecting Brands with Models, Influencers

In its earliest stages, New York-based Neon Coat was something of a forum for models to come together for community, job leads, and support. Co-founder Larissa Drekonja, a model and actress,…

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Research Platform Poshly Acquired

Market research platform Suzy has acquired beauty-focused research platform Poshly.com. The acquisition expands Suzy’s category presence and qualitative research capabilities. Founded in 2018, Suzy is a real-time market research platform…

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Nine Small Beauty Businesses Set to Receive $10K from Alibaba.com

Business-to-business ecommerce marketplace Alibaba.com has announced the winners of the company’s first-ever Alibaba.com Grants Program, which awards 50 U.S.-based entrepreneurs a $10,000 cash grant. The initiative comes at a time when 44 percent of entrepreneurs say they require $5,000 or less in the first six months of launching their business.

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Tribe Ranks Top 10 Brands Globally by Category for November

Tribe Dynamics’ November 2021 report reveals how today’s buzziest beauty and fashion brands are using influencer marketing to outperform their competitors on social media.

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“Claws” x Pear Nova Collab on Nail Collection for Hit TV Series

Vegan nail lacquer brand Pear Nova has partnered with the hit TNT TV series “Claws,” on a nail polish collection inspired by the series. The range is a nod to the show’s dark comedic take on South Florida nail culture.

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An Omnichannel Expert’s Predictions for 2022

Is this the year logistics finally becomes sexy? This retail veteran thinks so. 

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Biossance Brand Ambassador Reese Witherspoon on Her Journey Towards Clean Skin Care

Actress Reese Witherspoon is no stranger to fronting beauty brands. Recently her interests turned to clean beauty, and she discovered Biossance. In April, Reese was named Global Ambassador for the brand.

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TULA Responds to Ulta’s Body Care Sales Surge with New Line

TULA is now homing in on body care with its expansion into the category featuring two new products, exclusively at Ulta Beauty. The entry into body is a response to Ulta sales data which shows that sales in the body segment are up 50 percent year over year, outpacing facial skin care growth by 19 percent.

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Beekman 1802 Sells Majority Stake to Eurazeo for $62M

Leading investment group Eurazeo announced Monday it is acquiring a controlling stake in Beekman 1802, the prestige skin and body care firm that has homed in on the science of…

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Spate Identifies Smaller Brands Gaining Traction with Consumers

With the latest round of acquisitions and investments, we can’t help but wonder which brand is next? Using search data, Spate has broken down the brands by top trending and top growth.

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Beauty’s Most Important M&A Deals of 2021

Beauty consolidation in 2021 has been fueled by interest in mission-based independent beauty companies, according to a report by Capstone Partners analyzing the Beauty & Wellness sector. Here, CEW Beauty News recalls the most important deals in 2021.

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5 Minutes with Briogeo’s Nancy Twine

Nancy Twine has come a long way since she left the world of finance at Goldman Sachs to start Briogeo in 2013. Here, CEW Beauty News talks to Nancy how the desire to bleach her hair sparked the idea for her latest launch, Briogeo’s goals for 2022 and how interior design became her quarantine obsession.

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Bridgerton x Pat McGrath Labs Collection

Pat McGrath Labs has launched the Bridgerton x Pat McGrath Labs Collection, marking the premiere partnership between the makeup artist, founder, and CEO of Pat McGrath Labs, with Shondaland and Netflix. The collection represents the first-ever beauty collaboration for the hit series, Bridgerton, which first aired on Netflix December 25, 2020 and quickly became a pandemic must-see series.

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Product Watch December: Gift Giving, Stocking Stuffer and Self-Care Ideas

Launching new products in December isn’t always a popular sentiment for brands, but for some it’s the ideal way to lure new consumers and also satiate beauty needs for loyalists. Here, Beauty News scoped out December’s launches that are great for gifting, stuffing stockings and treating oneself to something nice.

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CEW x Social Standards: Top 10 (Beauty) Gifting Categories Trending in Consumer Online Activity

Data firm Social Standards recently analyzed for CEW consumer Instagram conversations around gifting in the Beauty, Personal Care, and Health & Wellness categories to better understand which products might be top of mind for shoppers this year.

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Sephora Reveals BIPOC Founders for 2022 Accelerate Program

Sephora has revealed the 10 newest BIPOC beauty brand founders to join its 2022 Accelerate brand incubator program, an annual initiative now in its seventh year that looks to provide mentorship, support, and funding to up and coming brands. Earlier in 2021 Sephora announced its intent to increase focus on supporting founders of color.

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L’Oréal to Acquire Skin Care Brand Youth to the People

L’Oréal announced Wednesday that it had entered into an agreement to acquire Youth to the People [YTTP], the vegan skin care brand founded in 2015 that uses superfood extracts and potent…

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Yelp’s 2022 Beauty Trends Forecast

Yelp has released its 2022 Beauty Trends Forecast Report featuring top beauty and wellness trends for the year to come.

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Special Report: Consumer Concerns on Supply Chain + Holiday Beauty

Data firm Social Standards investigates consumer concerns and behaviors related to supply chain issues ahead of Holiday shopping with a focus on beauty.

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Shiseido Finalizes Sale of Brands

Shiseido Americas has completed the sale of bareMinerals, BUXOM, and Laura Mercier to AI Beauty Holdings Ltd., a company formed by Advent International. The sale was first announced in August….

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NPD Blog Post: Makeup Gets More Creative

NPD’s Natallia Bambiza focuses on social media’s impact on makeup sales.

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P&G Announces Acquisition of OUAI Beauty Brand

Procter & Gamble Beauty has announced it is acquiring beauty brand OUAI, a deal that looks to fuel the firm’s Prestige Beauty portfolio. OUAI, founded by hairstyling influencer Jen Atkin, who claims more than four million followers on Instagram and YouTube. is the first digitally-native prestige hair care brand to grow into a lifestyle brand.

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Supply Chain Fears, Promotions Drive Early Beauty Holiday Shopping

The Holiday shopping season started early for the beauty category as shoppers didn’t want to wait until Black Friday to stock up on self-purchases and gifts.

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Ulta Reports Record Q3 Sales, Increases 2021 Outlook

Ulta Beauty reported record sales and earnings for the third quarter ended September 30.

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Everden Skin Care Closes Series C Funding Round

Evereden, the premium skin care brand founded by dermatologists from Stanford University and Harvard University, has raised $32 million in Series C funding. Resources will be used to scale expansion into new markets and sales channels and strengthen in-house research and development.

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Arcade Beauty Launches Arcade Beauty Retail

Arcade Beauty has launched a new division, Arcade Beauty Retail [ABR].

Known for innovating sampling solutions for companies such as The Estée Lauder Companies, L’Oréal, Shiseido, and Johnson & Johnson, ABR looks to parlay this sampling expertise to retail-owned brands.

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Meet Satisfyer: The Brand Behind the Intersection Between Sexual Wellness, Beauty & Tech Innovation

The sexual wellness market is expected to reach more than $40 billion by 2027, according to ResearchandMarkets.com. Here, Megwyn White, a Certified Clinical Sexologist and Director of Education for sexual wellness product company Satisfyer, discusses the category and delves into the products offered by the company.

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Fashion-Forward Evolvetogether, Maker of the Popular Medical Masks, Enters Personal Care

Fashion-forward medical mask brand, Evolvetogether, is launching a sustainable collection to include a Natural Deodorant, Refillable Hand Sanitizer, and Hydrating Hand Cream. CEW Beauty News caught up with Cynthia Sakai to talk about the transition from medical masks to personal care, reducing waste in the beauty industry, and her hope in becoming the go-to for luxe, earth-friendly daily essentials.

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Dazzle Dry Nail System Aims to be Beauty’s Worst Kept Secret

If you haven’t heard of Dazzle Dry, buckle up because the quick dry, non-toxic nail system is about to take the nail category by storm. Here, Dr. Valenty talks about Dazzle Dry’s unique formula, and Brian McGee, the company’s General Manager, discusses the nail polish system that’s sweeping the nation.

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The Big Reveal: Winners of CEW 2021 Beauty Creators Awards!

Today CEW hosted a celebratory virtual event announcing the winners of its 27th annual Beauty Creators Awards program, recognizing the year’s most innovative beauty products. Hosted by Julia Haart and daughter Batsheva Haart, the stars of the hit Netflix show “My Unorthodox Life,” this marks the second year the winners have been revealed virtually.

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M.A.C Viva Glam x Keith Haring

M.A.C Viva Glam has announced its 2021 annual collaboration partner, the Keith Haring Foundation, one that looks to raise millions of dollars for HIV/AIDS awareness and treatment from the sale of a new product collection. One hundred percent of sales will be donated to the M.A.C. Viva Glam Fund.

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Tribe Dynamics: Halloween’s Beauty Winners on Social

Tribe Dynamics is reporting that this October the biggest makeup event of the year was in full swing on social media.

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Galderma Acquires Alastin Skincare

Leading aesthetic company Galderma is set to acquire Alastin Skincare, one of the fastest-growing, physician-dispensed skin care brands in the U.S.

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Edgewell Acquires Feminine Shave and Body Care Brand Billie

Edgewell Personal Care Company is looking to growing its share in women’s shave with the acquisition of Billie Inc., a leading U.S.-based consumer brand company catering to women.

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TULA ’s Latest Technology Optimizes DTC Growth, Conversion Rates

Savannah Sachs, CEO of TULA, talked to CEW Beauty News about the advantages of headless commerce, the brand’s data-driven approach, and how it is maximizing the cost of customer acquisition.

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New Report: Most Sought-After Beauty Gifts by State

Perfume in Texas. Face cream in Nevada. Nail polish in Hawaii. These were the top-ranked beauty gifts by state, according to a new survey conducted by French botanical beauty brand, Yves Rocher.

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Estée Lauder Makes Significant Executive Changes to North America, Asia Pacific

The Estée Lauder Companies has announced several executive leadership changes across its North America and Asia/Pacific regions. Chris Good, Group President, North America, will be retiring after 25 years effective…

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Morgan Taylor Nail Sings in Holiday Collection

Professional nail brand Morgan Taylor ushered in its holiday collaboration with NBC Universal’s “Sing 2” at a live press event held this week at Sid Gold’s Request Room in New York City.

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Jane Wurwand Authors Career Chronicling Book to Help Others

The book chronicles Jane’s unique journey of being an entrepreneur and an immigrant and a woman.

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Deep Dive into Moroccanoil’s First Fragrance Video Campaign

MOSS Studio + Magazine recently sat down with Moroccanoil’s Global Head of Marketing, Marina Kirschner, and Senior Director of Design, Adina Greenhause, to talk about all things post-pandemic creative

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NPD: Fragrance Looks to Propel Beauty Sales for Holiday

According to the NPD Holiday Purchase Intentions Report, more than a quarter of U.S. consumers are planning to purchase a beauty product during the holiday season — and, if the…

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L’Oréal USA Names 2021 Women in Science Fellows

L’Oréal USA has announced the winners of its annual program that awards female postdoctoral scientists with a $60,000 grant to advance research.

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Chris-Tia Donaldson, Founder and CEO of Hair Care Brand TGIN, Dies at 42

Chris-Tia Donaldson, the Founder and CEO of Thank God It’s Natural, a hair care line dedicated to textured hair types, has passed away.

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Waldencast Enters into Agreement to Acquire Obagi and Milk Makeup

Waldencast Acquisition Corp. has announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire professional skin care line Obagi and the Gen-Z loved skin and makeup brand Milk Makeup.

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L’Occitane Acquires Majority Stake in Sol de Janeiro

The L’Occitane Group is dipping its toe into Brazilian beauty with the acquisition of an 83 percent stake in Sol de Janeiro, the global prestige body care line.

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Pantene Creates Customized Age-Specific Hair Care Collection for CVS

Beauty News caught up with Pantene Global Principal Scientist, Jeni Thomas; VP of Merchandising, Beauty & Personal Care for CVS Health, Andrea Harrison, and Senior Brand Manager for Pantene, Emily Phuong

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Skinfix Receives Funding from Stride Consumer Partners

Skin care brand Skinfix has taken on a minority investment partner, Stride Consumer Partners, marking the first investment from the new private equity firm started by a former team from Castanea Partners.

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Brands Talk Livestreaming at Alibaba’s $84.54 Billion 11.11 Event

Over the last 12 years, Alibaba’s 11.11 Global Shopping Festival has grown from a little-known event with just 27 participating brands into the world’s largest shopping festival. This year, a record-breaking 290,000 brands from around the world participated with the goal of engaging directly with more than 900 million consumers on the company’s platforms.

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Ulta Beauty Debuts 2022 Beauty Trend Report

Ulta Beauty has unveiled its first-ever beauty trend report, Uncover, offering predictions across makeup, hair, skincare and wellness categories for 2022. 

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IgniteXL Ventures Closes Female-Led Fund

Global beauty and wellness venture capital firm IgniteXL Ventures has raised a debut $10 million fund to back disruptive products, services, and business models in beauty and wellness.

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Tribe Dynamics: Indie Beauty Debrief Q3 2021

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

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Tribe Dynamics: The Top Beauty Brands of Q3 2021

The report offers an in-depth look at the influencers, activations, and content trends that spelled success on social for Q3’s leading international beauty brands.

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Milani Cosmetics Shows Mass Market Makeup How TikTok is Done

According to Milani, Tiktok helped fuel a sellout of all shades at Ulta Beauty and an almost 4,000-person waitlist.

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Gryphon Investors Acquires Revision Skincare, Goodier Cosmetics

Private equity firm Gryphon Investors has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Revision Skincare and Goodier Cosmetics. In partnership with Revision Goodier’s leadership team, including CEO Maria Carell, Gryphon will continue…

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Bolt Expands Reach with New Benefit Cosmetics, PrestaShop Deal

Bolt, a leading checkout and shopper network company, has expanded internationally by launching with Benefit Cosmetics and signing a partnership with PrestaShop in European markets.

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Coty Q1 Revenues Soar 22% Led by Prestige Business

Coty reported sales increases of 22 percent to $1.37 billion for the first quarter of 2022 ended September 30, 2021.

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NPD: Q3 Prestige Beauty Sales +25%

In the third quarter of 2021, U.S. prestige beauty industry revenue reached $4.9 billion, a 25 percent increase versus the prior year, according to The NPD Group.

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Kendra Bracken-Ferguson Launches BrainTrust Founders Studio for Black Beauty and Wellness Founders

The mission of Founders Studio is to create inclusive economic opportunities for Black beauty and wellness founders, increase business performance, and build sustainable pathways for growth.

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Cora Founder Molly Hayward Featured on Cheddar News as a Beauty Creators Award Finalist

Cheddar News recently spotlighted Molly Hayward, the founder of Cora’s Period Balm, a product that looks to serve as an all-natural solution to ease period pain and discomfort using a blend of essential oils.

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A Peek Inside CEW’s Bountiful Gift Bag for Upgraded Ticket Holders

Perhaps the most exciting part of attending CEW Beauty Creators Award is the gift bag.

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Indie Beauty Spotlight: CTZN Cosmetics Focuses on Inclusivity with 25 Nude Lipstick Shades

CEW Beauty News spoke with the Khan sisters about promoting an inclusive makeup experience, key marketing strategies, and what we can expect to see next from the brand.

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2021 CEW Women’s Leadership Journal

For inspiration on leadership and success, look no further than CEW’s 2021 Women’s Leadership Awards Honorees. All 16 women and men have shared their tremendous stories on success, leadership, and overcoming challenges in this online publication.

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Thirteen Lune Raises $3M

E-commerce destination Thirteen Lune has raised $3 million in a funding round led by Fearless Fund.

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Calling All Chemists, Formulators and Brand Marketers: NYSCC SUPPLIERS’ DAY

The two-day tradeshow is taking place from November 10 to November 11 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan.

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November Product Watch: Brands Build Excitement with Teaser Campaigns and Pre-Order Strategies

Offering consumers the ability to pre-order and to have sneak peeks of products are key strategies utilized by brands this month.

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Beautycounter Founder and CEO Gregg Renfrew Featured on Cheddar News as a Beauty Creators Award Finalist

Beautycounter’s Beyond Gloss is a finalist in this year’s CEW Beauty Creators Awards Lip Product category.

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Moss: What Makes a Video Editing Process Extraordinary?

MOSS Studio talks about perfecting all aspects of the video creation process and what makes it extraordinary.

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How CEW’s Specialty Awards Highlight Beauty’s Leading Innovations

CEW’s Beauty Creators Awards (BCA) program is known for recognizing the best innovations in beauty, and the program has continuously evolved to highlight top performers across the entire industry.

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Firmenich Focuses on Innovation, Equality, and Sustainability

Ilaria Resta talked to CEW Beauty News about how the pandemic has elevated the role of fragrance to play a pivotal role in self-care and the importance of anticipating trends and changing consumer needs in the age of COVID.

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Birchbox Acquired by Healthcare Startup FemTec

Birchbox has been acquired for $45 million by Texas-based startup FemTec, a healthcare company aiming to utilize data to transform the healthcare experience for women.

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5 Minutes with PR Trailblazer Liz Kaplow

Liz Kaplow started her public relations agency 30 years ago armed with knowing how storytelling could create an emotional connection between a brand and its audience.

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Carl Allain Tapped to Lead Arcade Beauty as President and CEO

He succeeds Peter Lennox who has been in the role since 2016 and is credited for successfully launching Arcade Beauty’s retail and digital businesses.

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What Shoppers Want as They Return to Beauty Shopping

The results are in: shoppers are ready to engage with beauty experts as they return to in-store shopping.

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Augustinus Bader Enters Hair Care with The Hair Collection

Cult-favorite skin care brand Augustinus Bader is officially making its foray into hair care.

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Indie Beauty Spotlight: How Three Sisters from Ghana are Building a Sustainable Brand Around Shea Butter

Karité products are formulated with 30 percent shea butter, one of the highest concentrations on the market.

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Estée Lauder’s Cedric Prouvé to Retire Next Summer

After 27 years at The Estée Lauder Companies, Cedric Prouvé, Group President, International will be retiring on June 30, 2022.

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Tenoverten Refocuses on DTC, Refreshes Brand

On Wednesday, the brand unveiled a new website that will help facilitate a refocus on DTC, complete with new products and a brand refresh.

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Beauty Going Greener: Tackling Hidden Inventory Issues

It’s no secret that sustainability has become paramount for beauty and personal care brands, as well as for retailers and most importantly their customers. Often the conversation centers on the…

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Tribe Dynamics: 2021 Influencer Marketing Trends Report

Building off survey responses from nearly 150 brands and over 200 influencers, this report from Tribe Dynamics outlines key trends in how marketers and content creators are conducting influencer marketing today.

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Parlux Signs Billie Eilish for First DTC Scent

Parlux has partnered with seven-time Grammy-Award winner Billie Eilish for a new fragrance, Eilish, due out in November 2021 selling directly to consumers. It will be the first DTC social-first…

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Key Takeaways from Paula’s Choice 2022 Skin Intelligence Event

Paula’s Choice recently held its first annual Skin Intelligence 2022 conference hosted by former Elle Beauty Director and New Beauty Editor in Chief, Emily Dougherty. The conference presented “big picture…

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Kline: Professional Beauty – The Biggest Wins and Losses in the U.S.

In this report, Kline discusses some of the biggest wins and losses in the professional beauty industry.

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The Beauty Trends Making Waves on Amazon

In this article, Gabby discusses how the online retailer has become a hotspot for beauty and personal care and identifies some of the most notable trends of the last quarter.

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CEW Reveals Indie30 Mindful Beauty Brands Report

After months of researching and reporting the brands that are pioneering safe formulas in beauty, CEW is proud to reveal its 2021 Indie30 Mindful Beauty Brands Report.

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Q&A with Make Beauty Creative Director, Owner

Carrie tells Beauty News how her former jobs groomed her to run a brand and why ingredients don’t have to come from nature to be natural.

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ILIA Founder Sasha Plavsic Featured on Cheddar News as a Beauty Creators Award Finalist

Hear all about Sasha’s journey to success, social media strategy and sustainability efforts in a news segment that recently aired on Cheddar news.

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How Urban Hydration is Building a Clean, Green Beauty Brand with Heart

The Black-owned, female-founded clean beauty brand not only makes the highest standard beauty products at accessible prices, but the company also gives back as part of its mission to save the planet.

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Tribe Dynamics: September 2021 Top Brands on Social Media

In Tribe Dynamics’ September 2021 Top 10 report, the firm explores which brands ranked highest on social media, and the influencer marketing strategies fueling their success.

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Brown Girl Jane, SheaMoisture Award Funding to BIPOC Female Founders

This weekend, Brown Girl Jane announced the winners of its #BrownGirlSwap Grant Competition developed in partnership with Unilever’s SheaMoisture brand. The big reveal was made during the company’s four-day virtual-hybrid…

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Video: Unlock the Secrets of Beauty’s Most Respected Leaders

As we enter the fourth quarter of the year, deadlines, budgets, and annual goals are racing for our attention. It sometimes helps to lean on the saying, “go slower to…

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NPD to be Acquired by PE Firm

Global information provider, The NPD Group (NPD), has entered into an agreement to be acquired by global PE firm Hellman & Friedman (H&F). NPD Executive Chairman Tod Johnson and CEO…

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Ulta Beauty Presents Refreshed Strategic Framework, Three Year Projections

On Tuesday morning Ulta Beauty CEO Dave Kimbell, along with the chain’s executive team, unveiled a refreshed strategic framework to continue to connect physical and digital channels, expand market share,…

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Medi-Aesthetics Chain SkinSpirit Opens on UES

One of the nation’s leading destinations for medical aesthetics, SkinSpirit has opened a unit on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. The location marks the company’s 20th location and its…

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Urban Decay’s Wende Zomnir Introduces Clean Makeup Beauty Brand Caliray

New clean beauty brand caliray launches today, founded by Urban Decay co-founder Wende Zomnir, and entrepreneur Jenna Dover. The duo, who met playing beach volleyball, hosted a virtual launch event…

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