U.S. Looks East for Beauty Breakthroughs

Last year when Procter & Gamble moved its global skin care business unit to Singapore from Cincinnati, the beauty industry immediately perked up. And when the beauty giant subsequently named Deb Henretta as head of its global beauty business (her former role was overseeing P&G’s entire Asian portfolio) Deb cited the goal of bringing much of the passion and innovation Asian beauty to the U.S.

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Ones To Watch: Top Beauty Stories for 2013

What’s old is new again, especially when talking about the evolution of 2012’s newsmakers as the hottest properties to watch in 2013. Beauty Insider compiled a list of People, Brands, Concepts and Companies to keep an eye on next year, as they’re likely to shape and innovate the industry in the following 12 months.

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Deb Henretta: P&G’s Beauty Weapon

Anyone in beauty thinking Procter & Gamble has lost its beauty edge hasn’t met Deb Henretta.

Deb, who was named P&G’s Group President Global Beauty in May, made her debut to the beauty press Wednesday morning at the company’s annual Vision House media event, where she addressed hundreds of beauty editors on the top innovations planned for CoverGirl, Olay, Pantene and other brands in 2013. Top P&G executives attending the four-and-a-half hour event at Manhattan’s Apella included Esi Eggleston Bracey, Vice President and General Manager CoverGirl Cosmetics; Walter Geiger, VP GM North America Hair Care and Joe Acuri, Vice President NA Beauty Care. P&G’s Global Creative Design Director, Pat McGrath, was also on hand to discuss upcoming makeup trends and her collaboration on several new products.

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Deb Henretta: P&G's Beauty Weapon

Anyone in beauty thinking Procter & Gamble has lost its beauty edge hasn’t met Deb Henretta.
Deb, who was named P&G’s Group President Global Beauty in May, made her debut to the beauty press Wednesday morning at the company’s annual Vision House media event, where she addressed hundreds of beauty editors on the top innovations planned for CoverGirl, Olay, Pantene and other brands in 2013. Top P&G executives attending the four-and-a-half hour event at Manhattan’s Apella included Esi Eggleston Bracey, Vice President and General Manager CoverGirl Cosmetics; Walter Geiger, VP GM North America Hair Care and Joe Acuri, Vice President NA Beauty Care. P&G’s Global Creative Design Director, Pat McGrath, was also on hand to discuss upcoming makeup trends and her collaboration on several new products.

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