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Garnier Fructis Celebrates New Science-Backed Hair Filler Line

Several new hair care systems have been developed to penetrate locks seven layers deep to reverse one year of damage in just one use.

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Beauty’s Top Headlines: February 29, 2024

Spate Reveals Top TikTok Hashtags Used by the Black Community; Revuze Finds Nail Care Tops Color Cosmetics Categories; BeautyCounter’s First Fragrances; Jones Road Opens In Palm Springs, Florida

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Beauty’s Top Headlines: February 28, 2024

E.l.f Opens First European HQ In London; Beauty Pie Partners With Sam Chapman; Westman Atelier Debuts Matte Lipstick

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E.l.f. Beauty Opens First European Office in London

E.l.f. Cosmetics currently ranks as the sixth best-selling makeup brand in U.K.

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Beauty’s Top Headlines: February 27, 2024

The Textured Hair Care Disruptors; Supergoop!’s New CEO; Coty’s Fragrant Celebration; Frenshe’s First Scent; Dua Lipa’s New YSL Beauty Role.

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Disrupting the Deep Roots of the Textured Hair Market

Even though more than half the world’s population has textured hair, the market that serves this consumer has been historically underfunded, underpublicized, and under innovated – but there’s reason for hope.

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Supergoop! Names Lisa Sequino CEO

The former CEW Achiever Award Honoree takes the helm of the brand that shifted consumer behavior toward daily SPF use.

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Beauty’s Top Headlines: February 22, 2024

Cancelling Girl Boss Culture, Circana’s Black History Month Beauty Data; Lashify Opens First Store

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A Former Girl Boss’ Mea Culpa

How a terrible working mom moment knocked the “girl boss” right out of me – but made me more ambitious than ever.

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Circana Spotlights Black-Founded Beauty Brands’ Sales Spike During Black History Month

Circana data shows that Black-founded beauty brands have outperformed the rest of the U.S. prestige beauty market throughout the month of February for the past two years.

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Beauty’s Top Headlines: February 21, 2024

Boutique Beauty PR’S Big Shift; Mintoiro Reveals Beauty’s Strongest Brands On Instagram; Dr Suzan Obagi’s New Role.

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From Pitching to Partnering: Boutique Beauty PR’s Big Shift

To rise to the unparalleled expectations of the modern beauty client, traditional PR agencies are transforming into full-scale brand partners, offering a robust toolbox of services — from content creation to manufacturing support.

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Beauty’s Top Headlines: February 20, 2024

Victoria Beckham Launches Cleansers; 5 Minutes With Laura Geller; Mane Styling Tools Enter Sephora; F1 Partners With Charlotte Tilbury; Maesa’s 2024 Incubator Graduates

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5 Minutes with Laura Geller

Laura Geller, the OG makeup queen and beauty entrepreneur, is playing the long game, and is hardly taking a back seat after her company was acquired by AS Beauty in 2019. In fact, Geller is as involved and passionate as ever, which is a key reason why her brand is still thriving.

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Mane Brings the Power of Heat to Sephora

Product development at Mane by Mane Addicts starts and ends with founder Jen Atkin’s introspective view of how hot tools work to create the most elevated hair styles. And in an exciting new partnership, Atkin’s new hot tools collection will be the only brand to be sold in all freestanding Sephora locations.

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Maesa Presents 2024 Inaugural Incubator Graduating Class

Launched in July 2023, the #MaesaMagicIncubator program was designed to bridge the entrepreneurial access gap, empowering early-stage beauty and wellness entrepreneurs from under-served communities.

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Beauty’s Top Headlines: February 15, 2024

CEW February 2024 Product Watch; Joanna Czech’s L.A. Debut; i-D Magazine On Pause; Sally’s Rooted in Science Series for Black History Month

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February 2024 Product Watch

Hybrid categories are having a moment in beauty, with global and indie brands launching skin care-forward formulas. Hair care science continues to focus on bond repair while iconic designer Donna Karan gets an olfactive reboot. Here, CEW shares the most noteworthy newcomers this month.

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Beauty’s Top Headlines: February 14, 2024

Spate’s 2024 Predicted Beauty Trends; Milan’s New Beauty Fair; Fragrance News; Sephora Debuts Soft Services

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Beauty’s Top Headlines: February 13, 2024

The Body Shop UK Goes Into Administration; NIQ On Proactive Wellness Consumers; Wa:it’s U.S. Debut; Knockout Beauty’s Cayli Cavaco Reck Talks To CEW

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NIQ: What the Expansion of Wellness into Beauty Means for Retailers, Brands

With wellness as a backdrop, NIQ takes a deep dive into how the intersection of beauty and wellness could impact the industry in 2024.

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Highlights From Coty’s Q2 Earnings Call

Coty’s focus is on giving consumers value for money, but not discounted value for money, according to Coty CEO, Sue Nabi.

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Knockout Beauty’s Cayli Cavaco Reck Shares Their Best-Selling Beauty Products

Bespoke client services and a tightly curated selection of high-performance, best-in-class products define Knockout Beauty’s specialized approach to beauty retail. Fresh off their Aspen store opening—the company’s fifth location—and on the heels of unveiling a Dallas store this spring, founder Cayli Cavaco Reck credits their strong customer loyalty to prioritizing education and one-on-one guidance. Here, she reveals the top-selling products flying off their shelves and website.

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Beauty’s Top Headlines: February 8, 2024

Donna Karan Returns to Beauty, Fashion Bringing America’s Supermodels With Her; Skin Care Shines At Cosmoprof Miami; Sephora Welcomes Elemis

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Beauty’s Top Headlines: February 7, 2024

Beyonce’s New Hair Care Line Revealed; Avoiding Burnout; E.l.f. Sales Soar; Saks’ New 90210 Flagship; Granado’s U.S. Debut

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Cosmoprof Miami: The Mainstreaming of Professional Products Penetrates Beauty

Skin care was the name of the game at Cosmoprof Miami. So, what’s different? Professional lines are all the rage as brands realize the opportunity that lies outside of traditional retail.

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How Not to Burn Out by Mid-Year: Proven Methods to Manage Work Strain

If you started off 2024 with a lengthy list of job goals—and 25 “yes” RSVPs to trade shows—we get it. But this mindset isn’t good for the soul… or even the workplace. Here, mental health pros share eight strategies to gear up for a productive year without feeling burnt.

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Beauty’s Top Headlines: February 6, 2024

Estée Lauder’s Big Plans; Top Wellness Trends 2024; Bespoke Salons; Blu & Green Launches; Coty Signs With Marni

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Sakara Life Taps Former Glossier Exec as CEO

Henry Davis will focus on scaling the science-backed, plant-rich brand.

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Get Ready to Hear About ‘Inflammaging’ as L’Oréal-Backed Brand Gains Steam

If you haven’t heard of Debut, you’re about to. The incubator recently entered the skin care market with a bioengineered hero ingredient formulated to target inflammaging, the age-related increase of pro-inflammatory markers in the blood and tissues.

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Estée Lauder Announces Job Cuts, Profit Recovery Plan Amid Q2 Results

Within hours of announcing imminent job cuts taking effect June 30 as part of a restructuring plan, The Estée Lauder Companies hosted an earnings call Monday morning, February 5, sharing…

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2024 Future of Wellness Trends by the Global Wellness Summit

The Global Wellness Summit unveiled its annual “Future of Wellness 2024 Trends” report on what will shape wellness in the year ahead.

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Why Convenience, Bespoke Experiences are the Name of a New Salon Game

While a number of salons and hair professionals found their businesses going belly up in the wake of the pandemic, some, like celebrity hairstylist and colorist Eva Scrivo, saw an opportunity. Read how Scrivo and others capitalized on the shift in demographics, the rise of a hybrid-work lifestyle, and a growing desire for luxury services in smaller, more intimate environments.

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CEW’s 2024 State of the Industry Program Delivers Data’s Heavy Hitters

CEW has curated some of the industry’s top experts and analysts for its annual virtual program 2024 State of the Industry: Global Trend Report.

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Merit Beauty Taps Former MAC Exec as CEO

The clean makeup brand, which generated sales of $100 million in 2023, has tapped Philippe Pinatel to the top spot.

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Beauty’s Top Headlines: February 1, 2024

WSL’s Global Store Tour; Mugler’s New Scent, D.S. & Durga Acquired; Canyon Ranch’s First Beauty Festival.

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Beauty’s Top Headlines: January 31, 2024

Blandino, Johnson on Polite Society; Executive Departures; Lancome’s Latest Campaign

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Polite Society: What’s Up Next for Jerrod Blandino and Jeremy Johnson’s Clean Beauty Brand

A deep dive into the famous founders’ latest venture.

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Beauty’s Top Headlines: January 30, 2024

Circana On Beauty’s Growth Streak; Sugared + Bronzed Expands; Chapstick Bought By Yellow Wood Partners.

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Circana: Growth Streak Continues for U.S. Beauty in 2023

U.S. prestige beauty dollar sales grew by 14%, year over year, while mass market beauty sales experienced a dollar increase of 6% for the same time period.

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CEW x Registrar Explains MoCRA’s New Compliance Rules

The webinar “Regulation Makeover: MocRA’s Updates and Compliance Deadlines” demystifies for brands all of the regulation changes that went into effect Dec. 29, 2023, and what’s planned for 2024.

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Beauty’s Top Headlines: January 25, 2024

NEW CEO At Santa Maria Novella; Target Wellness; California Naturals

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Pattern Beauty Poised for Supercharged Growth Mode

If Christiane Pendarvis’s past successes are any indication of the future, Pattern Beauty could one of the biggest names in hair care. Here’s how she plans to make it happen.

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Beauty’s Top Headlines: January 24, 2024

Balletcore Beauty At Chanel; Tarte On Tour; Grande Cosmetics Settles Lawsuit; Schwarzkopf Taps Sofia Vergara;

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Exclusive: Tarte Cosmetics Kicks Off 25th Anniversary Kindness Tour 

Founder Maureen Kelly talks about the power of giving back and how TikTok Shop is reshaping retail.

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Grande Cosmetics Settles Class Action Lawsuit for $6.25 Million

The settlement includes cash payments to claimants and revised consumer communication. But the cosmetics company denies wrongdoing.

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Beauty’s Top Headlines: January 23, 2024

Chanel’s Major Sustainability Move; TikTok Trends; Pamela Anderson Does Skin Care; RoC Sold to Bridgepoint

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January 18, 2024

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Gregg Renfrew Returns as CEO of Beautycounter

Just two years after stepping down as CEO, clean beauty’s founding mother is taking back the corner office of the company she created in 2011.

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January 17, 2024

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Metacine Delivers the Future of At-Home Derm Skin Care

After six years of exploring bioregenerative medicine beyond his derm practice, Dr. Jason B. Diamond and his team launched Metacine in May 2023, a product breakthrough that’s making an impression on the future of at-home skin care.

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January 16, 2024

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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CEW Product Watch January 2024

If we can glean anything from January’s most anticipated launches, it’s that serums continue to dominate skin care, there’s a hair treatment for everyone, and strategic partnerships can never be too creative. Here, this month’s most noteworthy newcomers.

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Cosmoprof Miami Kicks Off 2024 B2B Trade Show Calendar

New elements, such as a local store tour led by WSL Strategic Retail, and a signature scent, will set it apart from its desert sister.

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L’Oréal CEO Keynote at CES 2024 Discusses Digital-First Beauty

For the first time in its history, annual tech event CES invited a beauty brand – and the largest beauty company in the world – to deliver its opening keynote. L’Oréal Groupe’s CEO Nicolas Hieronimus took center stage to discuss how technology will increasingly power the industry.

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January 11, 2024

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Strip Makeup Rethinks Cleansing, Makeup Removal with Ingredient-Rich Formulas

Despite the name, Strip Makeup’s cleansers add to — rather than take away from — skin health.

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January 10, 2024

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Orveon Names Neela Montgomery Chief Executive Officer

Montgomery replaces Pascal Houdayer who left the company in December 2023..

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January 9, 2024

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Euromonitor’s 2024 Most Impactful Consumer Trends

The top insights on what’s changing consumer values, how consumer behavior is shifting, and what’s causing disruption for businesses globally.

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Circana: Four Reasons Why Beauty Will Thrive in 2024

The U.S. beauty industry, inclusive of mass and prestige, has experienced consistent double-digit dollar growth over the past year. But Circana’s Larissa Jensen says the resiliency of the prestige beauty consumer will make prestige beauty the standout in 2024.

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January 4, 2024

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Ulta Beauty Enhances Best-in-Class Loyalty Program

The award-winning customer loyalty program is getting a touch up.

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January 3, 2024

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Cetaphil Adopts Savvy Social Plan to Build Brand Awareness

Cetaphil is launching a first-of-its-kind global skin care immersion campaign that will put the brand’s formulas to the ultimate stress test during NYFW.

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January 2, 2024

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Gen Z Drives Beauty to Star Status During Holiday 2023

Tweens push beauty sales beyond what typically delights during the all-important Holiday period, seeking out skin care brands such as Drunk Elephant, Sol de Janeiro, and Glow Recipe.

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ICYMI: CEW’s Top 20 Best-Read Articles in 2023

A multitude of topics grabbed the attention of Beauty News readers in 2023, such as insights into executive moves, trend predictions, and what’s selling best at retailers.

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Unilever Acquires K18 Biomimetic Hair Science

The stylist community immediately embraced the brand and promoted it successfully on social media where it garnered billions of views.

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December 21, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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CEW 2023 Holiday Product Watch

What characterizes the perfect holiday gift? It’s aspirational, beautifully packaged, and something you wouldn’t necessarily buy for yourself. This installment of Product Watch curates gorgeous, yet useful holiday gifts for the beauty enthusiast on your list. Here, our favorite beauty gifts of the season.

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December 20, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Four Secrets for Breakout Success in Amazon Premium Beauty Store

Amazon is one of the world’s leading destinations for beauty. At a recent CEW x Amazon event, three executives from top-selling Amazon Premium Beauty brands shared how they’ve leveraged Amazon’s unique selling environment to supercharge their marketing efforts.

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December 19, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Alli Webb’s Memoir Details the Rise of Drybar and Her Personal Fall – and What We Can Learn from It All

In The Messy Truth, Webb shares her journey of building a $255 million beauty business while grappling with a tangle of crises behind the scenes.

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December 14, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Skin Care’s Newest Player Utilizes Exosomes to Regenerate Skin’s Appearance

Born out of research in cardiovascular regeneration, Plated Skin Science (surprisingly) revealed its effectiveness in topical applications for wound care, dryness, and eczema, leading scientists to develop a skin care brand.

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December 13, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Ourself Aims to Mimic Office Procedures—and Went Viral Right Out of the Gate

Carving a new category “subtopical skin care,” Ourself uses a proprietary delivery system to create results similar to those of professional treatments. Fans say the products are the real deal.

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December 12, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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The New Rules of Networking for Female Leaders

Until just a few years ago, networking was a straight forward endeavor. Go to cocktail party. Wear a name tag. Speed-date your way across the room and exchange business cards….

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December 7, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Black Friday/Cyber Monday Beauty Sales Soar Bolstered by Deals, Dupes

The beauty category exhibited resilience, but shoppers turned to smaller sized items to save cash and to influencers for brands offering the most bang for their buck.

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December 6, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Ted Gibson, Jason Backe Close Starring Salon, Move to Palm Springs for New Opportunities

The power couple’s salon survived the pandemic, but the writers and actors strike had them rethinking what was important.

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December 5, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Overcoming Working Mom Guilt

CEW’s newest columnist, Lauren Smith Brody, founder of The Fifth Trimester movement, is on a mission to help make working women eliminate guilt from their lives.

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How Are Beauty Brands Using Data to Inform Strategies? NielsenIQ Webinar Tells All

Access NielsenIQ’s free webinar revealing the results of a survey, in partnership with CEW, on how beauty companies use data to fuel business growth.

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Glosslab Plans Aggressive Expansion via New Franchise Partnership

Glosslab, the membership-based nail studio offering waterless manicures and pedicures, is on an aggressive expansion drive to more than double its existing brick-and-mortar footprint.

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November 30, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Babor’s Green Agenda: A Glimpse into the Brand’s Ambitious 2024 Rebrand

When you first open the Renewal Eye Zone Patch from Babor’s newly rebranded DOCTOR BABOR line, you may be hard pressed to find the directions. Unlike most beauty products, it…

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November 29, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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November 28, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Beauty and Mental Health: A PSA for Beauty Brands Looking to Get it Right

As rates of anxiety and depression skyrocket in our post pandemic, 24/7 digital world, and a new generation of beauty consumers boldly confronts the stigma of mental health, beauty brands are navigating a new set of highly sensitive guidelines and social goal posts. If you are in charge of marketing for virtually any beauty brand these days, consider this a must-read.

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November 22, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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November 21, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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November 16, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Annie Jackson Promoted to CEO of Credo Beauty

Eight years after co-founding the beauty industry’s first sustainably focused retail chain, Credo Beauty, Annie Jackson has been named CEO by the company’s Board of Directors.

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Exclusive: Dove’s New Gaming Initiative, Code My Crown, Brings Authentic Black Hair Inclusion to Video Games

Dove and the Open Source Afro Hair Library are giving coders and developers the tools to create true-to-life textured hairstyles for video games—and hoping to inspire greater diversity throughout the gaming community in the process.

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November 15, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Global Marketwatch: Is India the New China?

Brands and retailers are diving into India to get in on a huge growth opportunity.

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November 14, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Circana: Nine-Month U.S. Prestige Beauty Sales +14%, Mass Beauty +8%

Makeup grew the most in sales; skin care grew the fastest in units; value is driving fragrance.

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Merit Promotes Aila Morin to CMO Role

Aila Morin, who has played an instrumental role in shaping makeup brand Merit’s journey from its inception, has been appointed to the position of Chief Marketing Officer. She previously served as the brand’s founding Senior Vice President of Brand, Growth, and Innovation.

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E.l.f. Beauty Targets Their Community’s Entrepreneurial Impulses Through New Roblox Game

Players help build a start-up by learning how to build money and gain customers.

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November 9, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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November 8, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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The Creator Economy Took Center Stage at CreatorIQ’s Connect Summit

Industry experts discussed the future of digital influence and commerce in a burgeoning creator-led ecosystem.

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Revealed: The 2023 CEW Beauty Award Winners

What are the best new beauty products of 2023? This year’s CEW Beauty Award Winners were announced today at a luncheon at The Hilton Midtown Hotel in Manhattan.

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November 7, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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The Rise of the AI Influencer

Meet the Incognito Influencer, one of a growing cadre of virtual influencers poised to disrupt the landscape of social media marketing.

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November 2, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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November 1, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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October 31, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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The Best of Fall 2023 Beauty Products

It’s difficult to navigate the barrage of products that enter the beauty sphere every month. So, we’ve done the research for you. Product Watch is our monthly guide to what’s new and innovative on beauty shelves, which also details the experience each item delivers.

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Two Beauty Editors Raise Funds and Create a Safe Community with Product Sales

Beauty 4 Israel has raised money for humanitarian organizations and has also provided an environment welcoming all who promote peace and stand against antisemitism.

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Dove Takes on Body Positive Campaign Targeting Young Female Athletes

Dove, beauty’s leader and innovator in creating programs and campaigns that empower people of all sizes, race, and gender, is now focusing on young female athletes in an effort to improve their body confidence.

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October 26, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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October 25, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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The 100% Beauty Club for Breast Cancer Awareness

Every October, the world is awash in pink for breast cancer—and this provides ample opportunity for beauty brands to raise awareness for the cause. There’s no denying the need to generate funding for breast cancer research and patient support, and these brands are going above and beyond donation-wise with nary a pink ribbon in sight.

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October 24, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Meet The LatinX Influencers Making Waves in Beauty

With a median age of 30, the LatinX beauty consumer spends about 19% more on beauty than total U.S. consumers. Enter LatinX beauty influencers, brimming with content to help connect brands with their target consumer. Here, a definitive list of 14 LatinX beauty influencers to watch.

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CEW Stands for Peace

CEW is deeply saddened by the recent ongoing tragic events in Israel and now in Gaza. While we are not a political organization, as a representative of the beauty industry,…

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Leonard A. Lauder’s Retail Excellence Award Event Drew a Who’s Who in Retail, Finance, & Beauty

Attendees were as honored to celebrate him as he was in receiving the award.

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October 19, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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October 18, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Cheekbone Beauty founder Jenn Harper on the Power of Representation and Community

Inspiration sometimes strikes at unlikely hours. For Cheekbone Beauty founder Jen Harper, it came in the middle of the night—wrapped in a dreamlike bubble of REM waves. “I dreamt of…

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October 17, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Moda Operandi’s Jessica Matlin Shares Their Best-Selling Beauty Products

Since its debut in January 2023, Moda Operandi’s beauty vertical has become a launch pad for emerging visionary brands to flourish alongside established cult favorites. Director of Beauty Jessica Matlin, an editorial veteran, aims to curate a shopping experience that’s about discovery and cultivating a look rather than jumping on trends. Here, Jessica reveals what’s selling through the virtual roof at the luxury e-retailer.

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How Voice Technology is Transforming the Beauty Shopping Experience

Voice-based shopping is changing how we buy products and interact with beauty brands, and these home platforms are the first stage of what the technology can do.

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Taylor Lorenz Decodes the Key to Successful Influencer Marketing for Beauty Brands

In her new book, Extremely Online, the tech journalist charts the history of social influence and the rise of a new class of Tik Tok power players who value authenticity over perfection.

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Negative Social Media, Lawsuit Stripped Away the Luster of Hair Care’s OG Bond Builder

Olaplex’s CEO JuE Wong is stepping down. Supergoop!’s Amanda Baldwin is slated to take over.

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Thought Leaders Converge for Beauty’s Biggest DEI Educational Forum of 2023

With nearly 20 speakers from both inside and outside of the industry, CEW’s third annual DEI Forum will this year celebrate the contributions diverse women and allies have made, and continue to make, while providing attendees with fresh data, proven best practices, and first-person stories that look to inspire professional and personal growth in the beauty industry.

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October 12, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Pattern Beauty Names Christiane Pendarvis Co-CEO

The addition of Christiane Pendarvis marks a pivotal moment for Pattern, signaling a new era in growth for the brand that’s available in 10 retailers globally with more than 50 SKUs across four categories.

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October 11, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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October 10, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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ICYMI: CEW’s Beauty Bazaar Highlights Beauty Product Innovation in an Immersive, Energized Event

How did an event dedicated to product innovation become the toast of the town? Look no further than CEW’s 2023 Beauty Bazaar.

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October 5, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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October 4, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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What Happens When a Right-Wing Activist Comes for Black Entrepreneurs?

The man who demolished affirmative action in academia is suing the Fearless Fund. What could this mean for the beauty industry?

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October 3, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Taylor Lorenz’s New Book Extremely Online Explores How Women Shaped the Modern Internet

In her debut book, Taylor Lorenz explains how women and other marginalized groups helped shape the modern Internet as we know it.

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Will Your Job Be Around in Five Years?

The Future of Jobs Report ranks which careers college students should be aiming for, and which may likely fade away.

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Maesa Magic Incubator Announces Finalists and Winners

Three winners are being awarded mentorship, guidance, and funding by the mass market’s leading beauty incubator.

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Sephoria Day 1 Live Event Cancelled Due to Flooding

As flash floods shut down entire subway lines in NYC, Sephora’s live event, SEPHORiA: House of Beauty continues its happy dance into the beauty metaverse.

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Olaplex Looks to Control TikTok’s Copycat Conversation with a Dupe of its Own

With hair dupes all the rage, especially on TikTok, what’s a hair brand to do? Olaplex rewrites the script with a marketing campaign that puts its own ‘dupe’ at the forefront.

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September 28, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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September 27, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Scents and Sustainability: How the Industry is Cleaning Up Its Act

Humans have been dabbing their skin with perfume for thousands of years. In fact, the oldest perfumes — 4,000 years old, to be exact — were discovered by archaeologists in Cyprus…

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Epres, the Next Wave of Hair Bonders, Enters Goop

Epres has a pedigree that helps it stand out from the bevy of new bond builders entering the booming market.

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Ulta Beauty Looks to Stomp Out Negative Self-Talk in its Aisles with The Joy Project

The movement starts with associate training to address customers’ negative self-talk—right in the stores’ aisles. The Joy Study revealed 91% of respondents said counterproductive thoughts is the main culprit denying them happiness.

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Exclusive: The Good Patch Announces Collaboration with the Art of Elysium

Wearable wellness brand The Good Patch today announced a collaboration with the nonprofit The Art of Elysium, an artist organization that serves communities in need. “The Art of Elysium’s mission…

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September 21, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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E.l.f. Beauty Releases 2023 Impact Report

E.l.f Beauty’s 2023 Impact Report highlights the brand’s impressive achievements in diversity, inclusion, and sustainability.

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September 20, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Are You a CEW Member? If Not, Now’s the Time to Join

If there was ever a time to become a CEW member, it’s today: In less than 24 hours the biggest beauty celebration will come to life at CEW’s 2023 Beauty Bazaar, an immersive, networking event for CEW members where this year’s Beauty Award Finalists will be revealed. Plus, membership grants you the power to vote on the Winners for this year’s program.

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September 19, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Myavana’s AI Hair Tool and Web3 Metaverse Experience Bridges Beauty and Technology

Myavana, a Black-owned, female-founded beauty-tech company based in Atlanta, Georgia, is poised to launch its first-of-its-kind Web3 Metaverse experience, “In The Lab With Myavana,” during National Coding Week, September 18….

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Ulta Beauty Adds President Role to Kecia L. Steelman’s Responsibility List, on top of Chief Operating Officer Task

An instrumental part of Ulta Beauty’s executive team, Kecia Steelman has added President to her role as Chief Operating Officer.

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TikTok Shop Officially Launches: What Beauty Brands Need to Know

The Shop’s out of beta and the algo’s hot for product videos. Beauty brands who sit on TikTok’s virtual retail shelves could see big wins—if they do things right.

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September 18, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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L’Oréal Unveils EUR15 Million Climate Emergency Fund to Bolster Vulnerable Communities

L’Oréal kicked off climate week NYC by announcing the establishment of the L’Oréal Climate Emergency Fund.

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September 15, 2023

This morning, the beauty community offers heartfelt congratulations to longtime Sephora executive Artemis Patrick, who made history yesterday with her appointment as the first female President of Sephora North America….

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Artemis Patrick Named First Female President of Sephora North America, Primed for CEO Spot

The retirement of Sephora North America President and CEO Jean-André Rougeot, set for April 2024, has set off a string of executive announcements, including the promotion of Artemis Patrick to President, and Priya Venkatesh to SVP, Global Merchandising.

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Beautycon Readies for LA Festival with Walmart as Retail Partner

After a four-year hiatus, Beautycon readies for a two-day celebratory event kicking off September 16 in Los Angeles. But this time around, Beautycon has a brand-new vision and mission—as well as a partnership with Walmart.

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September 14, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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September 13, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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How Gen Z Consumers Are Shaping the In-Store Shopping Experience

A new study identifies four key Gen Z shopper personas—Happily Detached, Resilient Achiever, New Perfect, Ethical Advocate—and what motivates them to shop.

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September 12, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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How to Negotiate a Job Offer Like a Pro — at Any Career Level — with Top Beauty Industry Recruiter Shella Abe

The pressure is on. Money and more are on the line. So how do you ask for what you want in a job negotiation without a potential new employer nixing the deal? Follow this sage advice from the woman who knows how it’s done.

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5 Minutes with Naturopathica’s New CEO Cathy O’Brien

CEW caught up with Cathy about what brought her to Naturopathica, and her plan to build the brand in today’s wellness-focused world.

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September 6, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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September 5, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Rosalind Brewer Steps Down as Walgreens’ CEO and Member of the Board

Rosalind Brewer was the first Black female CEO of the Chicago-based retailer and one of just two Black female CEOs to lead a Fortune 500 company.

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August 31, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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August 30, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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E.l.f. Acquires Naturium

E.l.f. is coming for your pores. And your arms, legs, and bottom, too.

On Tuesday, E.l.f. announced it would acquire white hot indie skin care brand Naturium. The $355 million cash and stock deal is the largest in E.l.f.’s history and will move the disruptive Gen Z upstart one step closer to becoming the next beauty juggernaut. It will also solidify them as a major player in the rapidly evolving marketplace for “cleanical” skincare.

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August 29, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Clean Beauty Summer School Program Selects 4AM Skincare as 2023 Winner

Amy Liu, founder and CEO of Tower 28, continues her mission to offer resources, professional development, and access to BIPOC-owned brands through her Clean Beauty Summer School program, now in its fourth year.

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Lancôme Releases Louvre Collaboration

This highly anticipated collection takes the tradition of beauty and art world collaborations to whole new level of Parisian chic.

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Ulta Beauty Beefs Up Skin Care and Makeup Offerings

Retailers continue to seek out the latest innovations in beauty’s hottest categories, namely body care and makeup. The latest items planned for Ulta Beauty’s shelves include a certified microbiome-friendly scented body care line that utilizes new fragrance technology from Beekman 1802, and Polite Society, a new clean makeup line from the duo behind Too Faced.

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Oddity Creates CEO Role for SpoiledChild, Taps Ex-Google Exec Gil Efrati

Consumer tech company Oddity has named a CEO for its prestige wellness DTC brand, SpoiledChild, a new role.

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Leonard Lauder Steps Down from Estée Lauder Companies’ Board of Directors

Leonard Lauder, the 90-year-old chairman of the iconic Estée Lauder Companies, will step down from the board of directors in November. Lauder will retain the title of chairman emeritus, a…

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August 24, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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C.O. Bigelow’s Ian Ginsberg Shares What’s Selling Best at NYC’s Iconic Apothecary

After two centuries in business, C.O. Bigelow boasts a fiercely loyal customer base comprised of celebrities, locals, and beauty enthusiasts of all ages. The secret to its longevity, says owner and President Ian Ginsberg, is the dying art of personal customer service and trustworthy curation rather than hawking the newest thing. Here, Ian shares what’s flying off shelves at their store and online.

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August 23, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Sherry Jhawar: How I Became Co-owner of a Successful Influencer Marketing Agency and a Brand Co-founder

She led the marketing team that launched Eos. Was an early adopter of influencer marketing. And now, as a founder herself, Sherry Jhawar is disrupting another beauty category. With Nez, she aims to make deodorant not a chore, but a ritual.

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August 22, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Getting Physical: Brick and Mortar Retailers Try New Strategies to Spark Sales

Updated store formats are on the rise and are fine-tuned to address consumers’ evolving shopping habits.

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The Return of Marc Jacobs Beauty

Marc Jacobs is returning to beauty in a big way and has partnered with Coty to deliver the goods. The essence of the Marc Jacobs brand, which celebrates diversity, inclusivity, self-love, and self-acceptance, aligns with Coty’s values, and expands upon their 20-year fragrance license deal.

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August 17, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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American Exchange Group Jumps into Beauty with the Acquisition of HatchCollective

The owner of Aerosoles, White Mountain Footwear, and iTOUCH is coming for your face.

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BeautyStat Names Yaso Murray its First CMO

The beauty industry veteran has a game plan to further raise visibility for BeautyStat, a skin care brand created by Ron Robinson, a triple threat in the beauty space: founder, chemist, and CEO.

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August 16, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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August 15, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Presperse Democratizes Access to Specialty Cosmetic Ingredients

It’s common industry practice that the best cosmetic ingredient suppliers and manufacturers only work with large, multi-national beauty companies that have the resources to buy specialty, high quality raw materials in bulk. Now, Let’s Make Beauty by Presperse offers the same high-quality cosmetic ingredients in small pack sizes without minimum order requirements to support budding brands and innovative formulators. The highest quality ingredients in small sizes are genuinely an innovator’s dream combination. 

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Amyris Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Plans to Sell Beauty Brands Biossance, JVN Hair

As early as the fourth quarter of 2022 there were signs that Amyris was in trouble. In June, it’s CEO, Jon Melo, resigned. On Wednesday, the Emeryville, California-based company filed bankruptcy.

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The Beauty Community Mourns Loss of Beloved Salon Legend John Barrett at 66

John Barrett, the hair stylist and salon owner who made sure every person who walked into his salon walked out looking and feeling like a superstar, has died.

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August 10, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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August 9, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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August 8, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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How Dove Turns Brand Purpose into Action

Brands have become social activists in recent years, but driving change requires more than just voicing support or monetary donations — one must take action and inspire others to do the same. These steps will help move the mission into motion and create initiatives that have long-term, meaningful impact.

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Detox Market with Elena Severin

Elena Severin, Senior Director of Merchandising at Los Angeles-based clean beauty retailer, The Detox Market, tells Beauty News what consistently sells out online and in the chain’s six stores — and how their chatty customers are the key to building blockbuster brands.

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August 4, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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August 3, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Lipstick Leads First Half 2023 Beauty Sales

Data firm Circana released 2023 1H beauty sales, which increased in both mass and prestige, with lipstick a best seller for both channels.

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August 2, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Can AI Help Prevent Hair Loss? Trichologist Shab Caspara Gets to the Root of the Problem

As a hairstylist hyper-committed to delivering hair health and scalp solutions to her clients, Shab Caspara first mastered trichology, then launched a podcast, and finally, an e-commerce site dedicated to meeting their concerns and struggles.

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Thirteen Lune’s Nyakio Grieco

Nyakio Grieco reveals the items she can’t keep in stock at Thirteen Lune, her e-commerce showcase of Black- and brown-owned beauty brands, as well as at her store-in-store partnership with JCPenney.

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Macy’s and Nicolette Bosco

Which products are keeping the beauty counters at Macy’s busy and buzzing? Nicolette Bosco shares what consumers are looking for in hair, skin, and makeup.

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Debra Redmond: How I Became VP Division Merchandise Manager, Beauty for Nordstrom

By assessing the cultural zeitgeist and making customer service as personalized as it can be, 24-year Nordstrom loyalist Debra Redmond has made the retailer a must-stop-shop for beauty lovers.

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July 27, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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July 26, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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July 25, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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How I Became: Nanette Wong, VP, Global Brand Marketing, Fenty Beauty

As told to Kate Sullivan There is no other candidate who could be more perfect for this role than me. That’s what I thought after interviewing at this tech company...

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Ultraceuticals Flexes US Muscle with Equinox Partnership

The Australia-based professional skin care line is expanding its global footprint through strategic alliances, proven-effective products, and exclusive spa-based facial treatments.

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Paying it Forward: Maesa Launches Incubator Program for Underserved Founders

Maesa, the mass market’s leading brand incubator, has created some of the top selling brands in beauty, including Hairitage by Mindy McKnight, Kristen Ess, Being Frenshe, ITK, Andrew Fitzsimons, and Flower by Drew Barrymore. As a way to give back and recognize underrepresented voices in the beauty and wellness sector, Maesa is today launching a new program to help early-stage businesses get off the ground with Maesa Magic Incubator.

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Getting Deep into Threads: Key Insights for Beauty Brands and Retailers

Threads, the text-based conversational app that’s taking the beauty industry by storm, is now the fastest-growing app in history reaching 100 million users within just five days of launching on...

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Danessa Myricks Celebrates Sephora Success with Roadshow; Taps Tiffani Carter as CMO

The makeup artist-turned-founder says success with Sephora led to her quest to mingle with the masses with a series of in-store panels.

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July 18, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Beekman 1802 Launches Potato-Laced Peel, First Brand Ambassador

The brand best known for goat milk-spiked skin care is broadening its scope with a spuds-based sloughing treatment that’s safe for sensitive skin.

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LaBomme Beauty Set to Explode

Bored by the sameness in the beauty industry, Brandie LaBomme decided it was time to dip her hand in the business with the makeup items that were working for her. The rest is history.

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Annie Young-Scrivner: How I Became CEO of Wella Company

Annie Young-Scrivner started her career stocking Frito-Lay displays. Now she’s overseeing a $3 billion business as the first CEO of Wella Company since it became independent. With a signature blend of scrappiness, thoughtfulness, and guts, she’s translating cultural insights into innovation that enchants consumers — and the environment.

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July 12, 2023

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Eyebrow Guru Kelley Baker Talks Beauty, Brows, and Business

Celeb clients? Check. Successful product line? Check. Salon? Check. Kelley Baker has done it all. But several items remain on her to-list that have yet to be, well, checked. The eyebrow guru to the stars discusses what’s next.

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July 11, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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How About That: 10 Things That May Surprise You About Hair Care Veteran Gail Federici

She’s well known for the advances she made in hair care with the development of brands such as John Frieda and Color Wow, but Gail Federici recently shared some lesser-known details of her trajectory (and life) that add more color to her celebrated story.

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How Jane Iredale CEO Chris Payne is Taking the Brand to New Heights

Distribution, corporate structure, branding, and digital presence have all received makeovers since Chris’s arrival in 2019.

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How I Became: Aïda Moudachirou-Rébois, Senior Vice President and Global Chief Marketing Officer, M·A·C Cosmetics

From her formative years as a bookworm in Benin to her current role shaping an iconic cosmetics brand, Aïda Moudachirou-Rébois has found meaning in curiosity, community, and connection.

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July 6, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Made in Italy: Cosmoprof North America to Showcase the Best of Italian Beauty

The Italian Trade Agency returns to Cosmoprof North America with the most innovative collection of Made in Italy cosmetics, skin, and hair care brands.

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July 5, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Eighth Day’s Philosophical Ideal is Modern with a Primitive Twist

The results-driven skin care line spotlights cutting-edge bio identical ingredients that reflect what’s already a part of the body and skin.

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CEW Cheat Sheet: June 29, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Your One-Stop Solution to the AI Advancements Impacting Beauty Right Now

Embracing tech is the first step to advancing your brand — and career. The next is learning about it. CEW provides the solution.

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CEW Cheat Sheet: June 28, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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How to Successfully Change Career Lanes: PR Maven-Turned-Brand Founder Emily Parr

It’s never too late to do something different with your life, but if you wait for all the stars to align before making your move, the opportunity may pass you by. Start putting a plan into action now with the advice of this industry powerhouse who pivoted careers and came out on top.

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CEW Cheat Sheet: June 27, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Heyday Names New CEO for Next Chapter

Jumping from baking to beauty, Andy Taylor hopes to duplicate the success he achieved at Levain Bakery at Heyday as he assumes the CEO role.

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Your One-Sheet for all Things Beauty Awards

Be prepared to press PRINT for this invaluable one-sheet listing all the events and dates planned for beauty’s biggest celebration of product innovation in 2023. Discover the brands that have entered this year’s awards program. Meet the 2023 Ambassador Cohort. Get the details on this year’s Finalist reveal event (for CEW Members only!) Find out how to be among the first to learn who will be crowned this year’s Beauty Creators Awards Winners.

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CEW Cheat Sheet: June 22, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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CEW Cheat Sheet: June 21, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Omnichannel Dominates Conversation at LA Retail Conference

Being able to reach all consumers all the time is table stakes. Participants at C360, an LA-based event organized by NielsenIQ, discussed how retailers and brands can do better.

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CEW Cheat Sheet: June 20, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Pride 2023 is Hitting Different, an Expert Weighs In

Anti-LGBTQ+ commentary against brands supporting Pride is coinciding with LGBTQ+ community backlash against brands rainbow washing campaigns, with both groups pressuring brands to reign in what they see as inauthentic. Therese Little, Head of Sales and Lead of the DEIB task force at Traackr, weighs in.

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BrainTrust Founders Studio Marks Fourth Investment: Listener Brands

BrainTrust Fund, the investment arm of BrainTrust Founders Studio, has made its fourth investment of $1 million, this time in the maker of CurlMix and 4COnly.

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CEW Cheat Sheet: June 15, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Sales of Artificial Nails Are Set to Outpace Nail Polish Sales in 2023

What’s fueling sales of fake nails? Today’s natural nail alternatives aren’t your mother’s press-on nails, for one.

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CEW Cheat Sheet: June 14, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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CEW Cheat Sheet: June 13, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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INNBeauty: Ingredients Meant for Business, Packaging Designed for Fun

When two skin care execs saw white space for something that delivered clean skin care targeting Gen Z at an affordable price point, they jumped on it. Now, their brand, INNBeauty, has crossed the generational divide thanks to its science-led formulas that resonate with all demographics.

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Exclusive: Jeanine Lobell Takes Neen to Brick-and-Mortar Retail

Launched just over a year ago to target Gen Z, Jeanine Lobell’s DTC cosmetics brand Neen has been equally embraced by Gen X. Now, the industry veteran returns to her retail roots with a carefully designed expansion plan that’s primed to reach her diverse and loyal fan base.

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CEW Cheat Sheet: June 8, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Beautycon is Back: The OG of Beauty Festivals Plans Two US Events

After a four-year hiatus, the ultimate community for beauty content creators, brands, and fans is back under new ownership.

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CEW Cheat Sheet: June 7, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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How to Connect Your Brand with a Multicultural Audience: Marketer Allyssa Munro

Beauty brands have never had so many opportunities to reach consumers across cultures, but true connections don’t happen by accident. Here, marketing and PR expert Allyssa Munro explains how to connect — authentically — with multicultural audiences.

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CEW Cheat Sheet: June 6, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Virtue Labs’ Melisse Shaban on What’s Next for the Hair Care Brand on Everyone’s Lips

The esteemed founder and industry icon shares which product categories they’re eyeing next, where they’re expanding, and how she feels about those acquisition rumors.

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CEW Cheat Sheet: June 1, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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What America’s Largest B2B Beauty Trade Show Has in Store This July

More than 1,000 beauty brands are ready to showcase their innovations at Cosmoprof’s 20th anniversary.

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CEW Cheat Sheet: May 31, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Versed New CEO Talks Community, Omnichannel Retail, and (Sneaky) Sun Care

Kerry Sullivan had long been a fan of Versed before being tapped for the top job, and knew it was a matter of when – not if – she would work for the brand.

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CEW Cheat Sheet: May 30, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Attitude’s Oceanly Range Dips into Makeup

Canada’s uber-clean personal-care juggernaut takes on the color category.

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CEW Cheat Sheet: May 25, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through
investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Circana on the “Treat” Mindset

Whether it’s a mood-booster, form of escapism, or a means of self-expression, beauty products hold a special place in consumers’ hearts. All which factor into why the beauty industry is so resilient during shaky times. Circana’s Natallia Bambiza, Director and Beauty Industry Analyst, shares more about beauty’s durability.

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CEW Cheat Sheet: May 24, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through
investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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A Breath of Fresh Aire: New Platform Uses Dermatologists as De-Influencers

Aire, a skin care platform with benefits for consumers and doctors, plans to “educate not influence.”

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CEW Cheat Sheet: May 23, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through
investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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CEW Cheat Sheet: May 18, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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CEW Cheat Sheet: May 17, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Rising Star: Jenny Son, President of Dae Hair

Jenny Son applies her background in entertainment and business to make Dae Hair pop on shelves — and activate a magical experience in the shower.

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CEW Cheat Sheet: May 16, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Don’t Miss Beauty with Benefits Tonight on QVC

CEW and QVC’s Beauty with Benefits broadcast, the landmark beauty fundraiser for Cancer and Careers, is live tonight from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET on QVC. There is so...

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Neurodiversity: A Deeper Understanding of Differences Can Create Healthier Retail Spaces for All

How the brain perceives aesthetic experiences is different for everyone, and the neurodivergent brain processes spaces differently. What does this mean for retail?

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Hair Care’s Science Innovators Convene for Live CEW Panel

CEW’s in-person, hair care-focused program presents a category deep dive by Circana’s Larissa Jensen and a panel of leaders from science-led brands to talk about trends and insights driving the category.

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Vacation Aims to Bring Fun to the Sun Care Aisle

Vacation looks to get everyone inspired to apply suns screen without scare tactics (there’s no mention of melanoma or skin cancer) by launching super playful formats (sun screen that resembles whipped cream from a can, anyone?).

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CEW Cheat Sheet: May 11, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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CEW Cheat Sheet: May 10, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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CEW Cheat Sheet: May 9, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Ceremonia Plants Roots in Fragrance with First-Ever Scent, Perfume de la Tierra

As the LatinX beauty brand steps into a whole new category with its earthy and refreshing introductory fragrance, Ceremonia’s philosophy of delivering clean and wellness-intentional products remains at the forefront.

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Mother Science Features Novel Molecule to Power Debut Serum

Husband-and-wife duo Ann Marie Simpson-Einziger and Mike Einziger had super successful careers as musicians, but life had other plans when Anne Marie came down with a skin condition that sparked career 2.0. This month the couple launch Mother Science, a biotech beauty brand that harnesses the power of a first-to-market molecule that’s said to effectively improve the appearance of skin discoloration, provide 10 times the antioxidant power of vitamin C, and reinforce the skin barrier.

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Arbonne Casts Wide Net in Sustainability Mission, Stays on Direct Selling Course Despite Omnichannel Trends

The global direct-selling company says its successful 43-year history has taught it to stay focused and excel in its lane.

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Recovery Care Emerges as Beauty’s New Niche Category

The size of the global facial injectable market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.3% from 2023 to 2030, according to Grand View Research. As a result, the advent of invasive procedures has spawned “recovery care” as a new niche market within beauty, one that’s ripe for the taking. Several brands have identified this need and are carving out a space to create beauty’s latest category.

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CEW Cheat Sheet: May 4, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and beauty biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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CEW Cheat Sheet: May 3, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and beauty biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Beauty’s Annual Fundraiser Supporting Employees with Cancer is Back — and it’s Big

Beauty with Benefits, an annual partnership between Cancer and Careers and QVC, has raised more than $16 million to help provide workplace support for people with cancer, helping them stay on the job and in the workforce. In less than two weeks another program is getting ready to launch, thanks to dozens of beauty brands who continually rally to support the cause.

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CEW Cheat Sheet: May 2, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and beauty biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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How to Be a Change-Making Leader, with Sally Susman, Author of Breaking Through

Sally Susman hasn’t just changed lives metaphorically: The former Estée Lauder executive spearheaded communications for Pfizer during the COVID vaccine launch—an experience that crystallized her thoughts on leadership, which she’s packed into a smart new book.

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Beauty Readies for the Industry’s Biggest Formula & Ingredient Event of 2023

As North America’s most important annual ingredients and formulation event, New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC) Suppliers’ Day looks to provide the latest trends, scientific findings, global ingredients, raw materials, and solutions that will invigorate and accelerate beauty and personal care product developments in 2023 and beyond.

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Sharon Chuter’s New Campaign Challenges Those Who “Don’t See Color”

In her latest industry-shaking campaign, UOMA Beauty founder Sharon Chuter addresses those who say they don’t see color, and aims to reinvigorate the conversation around inclusion and equity.

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CEW Cheat Sheet: April 28, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and beauty biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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ESalon Founder Francisco Gimenez Creates Yuv Beauty to Digitize Salon Hair Color and Cut Waste

The passionate entrepreneur who first brought customized hair color to the masses via an e-commerce platform has now launched a new smart color system for salons that looks to reduce product waste and cut spending on color by as much as 35%.

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Beautyblender Bounces into Pre- and Post-Makeup Application

The brand behind the iconic teardrop-shaped makeup sponge adds two products that expand its makeup routine presence.

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CEW Cheat Sheet: April 27, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and beauty biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Can Scent Boost Your Well-Being?

Givaudan reveals scientific proof that fragrance can elevate your mood.

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DIBS Beauty Gets Second Funding from L Catterton

Color cosmetics brand Desert Island Beauty Status, better known as DIBS Beauty, has received a “significant growth capital investment” from investment firm L Catterton. Founded in 2021, DIBS Beauty first...

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CEW Cheat Sheet: April 26, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and beauty biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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How Sera Labs Attracted Nicole Kidman, TikTok’ers, and Plenty of Post-Oscar Night Buzz

Created by one of the most influential female founders in the consumer products industry, this technology-driven company brings patented innovations for naturally-based skin care, body care, and wellness products to fans of all ages.

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Circana Reveals Q1 Mass & Prestige $13.6B Beauty Sales Trends

Beauty sales are off to a strong start for 2023. Some notable trends in the quarter included makeup as the fastest growing category, hair products priced $30+ flew off shelves, and sales of “totable” prestige fragrances became a thing as consumers looked to control their mood via scent.

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Why PIMS is a Beauty Brand’s Secret Weapon

One of the OG custom fulfillment partners, PIMS has stayed modern and nimble to keep up with beauty brands’ evolving demands. Company execs explain why no one does it better than PIMS.

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Brand Deep Dive: Bubble, Skin Care That Hits the Spot

Bubble, the Gen Z skin care line, has given the mass acne aisle a much-needed facelift. Its founder, Shai Eisenman, discusses why she thinks the brand is winning, citing multiple versions of products, consumer testing, and Bubble’s best marketing tool.

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CEW Cheat Sheet: April 20, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and beauty biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Elli K Beauty Looks to Bottle the Magic of Sedona in a Skin Care Line

Inspired by the healing forces of Sedona’s electromagnetic earth energy, Elli K Beauty aims to deliver skin care ingredients rooted in Arizona’s nature.

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CEW Cheat Sheet: April 19, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and beauty biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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After Mastering Ampoules, Babor Enters Cleansing Category

More than 70 years in the skin care game, German skin care brand Babor is taking on cleansing with 11 new products.

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CEW Cheat Sheet: April 18, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and beauty biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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CVS’ Andrea Harrison Reveals The Products They Can Barely Keep On Thousands of Store Shelves

Acne products are coming out of the shadows, sun care is having its moment in the spotlight and, yes, they can still do new things with mascara. Andrea Harrison, Vice President, Merchandising – Beauty & Personal Care at CVS Health, tells CEW about the products that everyone wants. (And long-wearing everything is at the top of the list.)

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CEW Cheat Sheet: April 13, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and beauty biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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CEW Cheat Sheet: April 12, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and beauty biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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How to Turn Your Skill into a Successful Business: Superstar Facialist and Skin Care Guru Joanna Czech

We all have a knack for something, and if there’s a fire burning inside you to channel your special talent into a prosperous career, the advice of this celebrity facialist — who built her skin empire from scratch — can help you map out the best strategy to make your dreams a reality.

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CEW Cheat Sheet: April 11, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and beauty biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Laura Geller Beauty Celebrates National Mature Women’s Day with New Campaign

Actress, author, and producer Ali Wentworth stars in the tongue-in-cheek video, “The Invisible Woman”, supporting Laura Geller Beauty’s campaign for National Mature Women’s Day on April 9.

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CEW Cheat Sheet: April 6, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and beauty biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Inside the Mind of Walmart’s Creighton Kiper

The Vice President of Beauty for the world’s largest omni-retailer sat for a conversation at CEW’s first in-person Newsmaker Event in three years.

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CEW Cheat Sheet: April 5, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and beauty biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Clean Beauty Indies Get Another Pop-Up Powered by Indie Darling Lynn Power

The Conscious Beauty Collective has established its third pop-up, this time in Rancho Cucamonga, California, gathering 38 clean beauty indie brands who may otherwise not be able to afford the retail experience.

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CEW Cheat Sheet: April 4, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and beauty biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Product Watch: What Should Be in Your Nightstand According to a Sex Therapist

In the United States, the $10.3 billion sexual wellness market is forecast to grow to $19.9 billion in revenue by 2030, according to data from Grand View Research. And beauty retailers are paying attention by making room on their shelves. Kate Balestrieri Ph.D., a licensed psychologist and certified sex therapist, highlights the mind-blowing vibrators, ecstasy-invoking lubricants, and next-gen pleasure tools that impress her most.

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CEW Cheat Sheet: March 31, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and beauty biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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McKinsey’s Top-Read Articles for Q1 Can Help You Professionally and Personally

LinkedIn often serves up links to some of the best reading material on business news and professional development. This week McKinsey & Company posted their top 10 best-read newsletter articles for the first quarter, and each one offers great learnings on everything from the future of work to DEI to how to live a happy life. Here, the links to access McKinsey’s great reads on what can help you both personally and professionally.

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CEW Cheat Sheet: March 30, 2023

The CEW Cheat Sheet lets you conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and beauty biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm.

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Circana: Luxury Skin Care Takes on New Meaning

Circana beauty industry analyst Jennifer Famiano explains how consumer perception toward skin care is changing as new brands with strong value propositions enter the prestige beauty space.

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