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Shoptalk Commits to Female Only Speaker Lineup in 2020

Retail trade show Shoptalk has announced that its fifth annual event in 2020 will feature only women speakers and moderators.

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The $500M Beauty Brand That Might Be Under Your Radar

Revolution’s founders, Adam Minto and Tom Allsworth, said they leveraged their experience in beauty manufacturing with a knack for identifying emerging consumer trends ahead of the industry.

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Cosmetify: 2019’s Highest Searched Beauty Stars

Here, the individuals who have seen the biggest increase in consumer interest compared to 2018, according to Google Trends data.

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DevaCurl Acquired by Henkel

Henkel is aiming to strengthen its professional hair care portfolio with the acquisition of Deva Parent Holdings, Inc., the owner of leading curly hair brand DevaCurl.

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Multicultural Think Tank Raises $30M for Beauty Brand Development

Ready to Beauty, the industry’s first global think tank dedicated to multicultural entrepreneurs and brands, is set to launch a Capital Growth Fund.

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Cosmetify: 2019’s Hottest Beauty Brands Ranked

Online beauty discovery platform, Cosmetify, has released their Cosmetify Index, which reveals a 2019 rundown of the beauty industry, including the top 200 beauty brands of the year.

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NPD: U.S. Prestige Makeup Sales Continue Decline in Q3

Sales of U.S. prestige beauty products reached $4.2 billion in Q3, a 1 percent increase over 2018, according to The NPD Group.

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Summer Fridays – Marrying Influencer with Innovator

By implementing tried and tested visual strategies from their already established platforms, Lauren Gores-Ireland and Marianna Hewitt have created an influencer/innovator balance that shines bright in the Summer Fridays campaigns.

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5 Minutes with Dr. Howard Sobel on Re-entering Retail Skin Care

  Cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Howard Sobel is about to re-enter the beauty arena after a 10-year hiatus, a respite that was more out of circumstance than desire. Dr. Sobel, for…

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What Consumers Want for Holiday: Spate’s Beauty Holiday Wishlist Report 2019

In this report, SPATE analyzes billions of data signals in beauty to highlight some of the top trends that consumers will be adding to their holiday wishlists this year. The…

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Cos Bar CEO David Olsen Joins Private Equity Firm

David Olsen, most recently CEO of private equity-backed Cos Bar, has joined Highlander Partners, L.P., a leading Dallas-based middle market private equity firm, as a Managing Director. In this role,…

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Josie Maran Launches Serum That Amps Up Retinol Activity

Los Angeles-based Josie Maran Cosmetics, one of the pioneers in the clean beauty space, is celebrating her latest launch — a weightless, clean serum packaged in a pink bottle called Argan Beta-Retinoid Pink Algae Serum.

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NPD Advises Brands, Retailers to Strike a Balance with Holiday Promotions

Deals are blurring the lines between prestige and mass.

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Good Science Beauty: Where Science Meets Skin Care

The skin care category is showing the healthiest gains in all of beauty; sales were up 7.4% for the second quarter of 2019 to $1.4 billion, according to The NPD…

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2020 Skin Care and Wellness Trends

As 2019 draws to a close, CEW’s Beauty News looks to next year’s key skin care and wellness trends.

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From B2B to B2C: Anisa Beauty Launches Makeup + Skin Care Tools

Designed to simplify beauty routines, Anisa Beauty features sleek, purple-hued tools divided into three collections.

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New World Natural Brands Acquires 18.21 Man Made

The deal marks New World’s fourth acquisition in the beauty and personal care space since 2018.

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MUTHA Celebrates Violet Grey Launch

Hope Smith – a former aesthetician – celebrated her new brand, MUTHA, with an elaborate lunch at her Malibu estate in late October.

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Get Your Product Samples into the Right Hands

In just seven years, SoPost has grown quickly into one of the largest digital sampling platforms in the industry with more than 200 brands, including beauty powerhouses L’Oréal, Estée Lauder and Philosophy on its roster.

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Beauty’s Sustainability Innovations

CEW’s Beauty News presents the brands with pioneering initiatives in prioritizing sustainability in the quest to both look good and do good for the planet.

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Indie Spotlight: Tower 28 Aims to Bring Clean, Affordable Cosmetics for Sensitive Skin

In its first year, the brand – which is privately funded – has already secured retail partnerships with Credo and Sephora.

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CBD Brand Sagely Naturals Enters Skin Care

With its new Brightening Skincare category, Los Angeles-based CBD brand, Sagely Naturals, is hoping to address the needs of customers who already love the brand’s pain-alleviating and sleep-enhancing products.

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Beautycounter Appoints Gina Boswell to Board

Counter Brands, LLC, parent company of Beautycounter, has announced the appointment of Gina Boswell to its Board of Directors.

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Tribe Dynamics: Q3 2019 Global Beauty Report

In this special report, Tribe Dynamics analyzes global brands’ Q3 EMV performance to uncover the influencer strategies driving success around the globe.

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CEW’s Indie65 Event: What You Missed

On Tuesday evening, October 22, more than 100 beauty industry executives and influencers celebrated 65 of the most interesting beauty companies at CEW’s first annual Indie65 event.

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Birkenstock Natural Skin Care Launches

In an unexpected move, Birkenstock, yes, that Birkenstock, has launched a range of vegan, natural skin care products called, appropriately, Natural Skin Care.

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Tata Harper Line Gets Revamp

School House, the New York-based creative agency, has partnered with Tata Harper to elevate its Supernaturals product collection with new packaging, including minimal-impact, air-tight custom glass componentry.

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Why the K-Beauty Boom is Far from Over

Alicia Yoon discusses how K-Beauty forever changed skin care and what’s next for her burgeoning business.

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CEW Unveils First-Ever Indie Beauty Report

Recognizing the influence independent beauty companies are having on the industry, CEW has created, Indie65 Report, the first-ever comprehensive listing of the 65 most interesting indie beauty firms.

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CVS Expands BeautyIRL, GlamSquad to 50 Locations

After a successful pilot phase, CVS will begin rolling out it’s shop-in-shop beauty experience, BeautyIRL, to nearly 50 new locations across the country by the end of the year.

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CBD Reimagined: Natureofthings

In creating natureofthings, a Los Angeles-based line of bath, skin and digestible powders products, three founders were united in their vision: items only needed three things – plants (specifically CBD),…

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Clean Beauty Retailer Roven Opens Eco-Chic Boutique

The multi-brand, clean beauty retailer comes from San Francisco-based Grove Collaborative, a natural home products and personal care company, which reached $1 billion in valuation in September.

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Missed CEW’s 2019 Achiever Awards Celebration? View the Online Journal.

On October 18, more than 1,000 guests filled the New York Hilton Midtown to honor eight female executives for their leadership and contributions to the beauty industry at Cosmetic Executive…

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

In this report, Tribe Dynamics shared the top cosmetics, skin care and hair brands on social media for September 2019, revealing several successful influencer brand programs within each category.

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NYX Founder Re-enters Beauty with Incubator, Color Products

Free from her non-compete clause following the sale of NYX to L’Oréal for a reported $500 million in 2014, Toni’s beauty re-entry proves she wants to shake up the industry—again.

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Botox Cosmetic Celebrates 30th Anniversary

The milestone coincides with a media event parent company Allergan hosted this week at a Midtown Manhattan WeWork location to laud its anniversary.

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CBD Claims – What Brands Can Legally Say in This Hazy New Zone

Brand managers often have questions about the types of claims they can garner from an I-HUT with brands containing these ingredients.

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M·A·C Cosmetics Taps Drew Elliott for Global Creative Director Role

Drew Elliott will step down from his position as Editor-in-Chief of Paper Magazine to join M·A·C Cosmetics as Senior Vice President, Global Creative Director, effective October 28.

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New Avon to Launch Cross-Branded LG Collections

The new innovations are driven by its access to LG H&H’s R&D and technology, and are designed to modernize Avon’s offerings influenced by top trends using the latest formulas.

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Sephora Promotes Management to Fuel Omni-Retail Strategy

The LVMH-owned retailer is hoping the new streamlined, cross-functional collaborations will aid in strengthening its holistic client engagement journey and strategy.

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Kline: Meeting the Challenges and Opportunities in Male Grooming

In this special report, Kline analyzes the size, product trends, business opportunities, and outlook for the U.S. male grooming segment.

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Multicultural Think Tank Hosts First Pop-Up Experience at Saks

The pop up featured more than 12 brands and their founders representing every category of beauty.

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Garnier Unveils New Launches and Charity Initiative

Boasting a bevy of newness in the next few months, here’s what’s launching in the brand’s hair care, hair color and skin care portfolios — plus a charitable component for the brand.

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Neiman Marcus Debuts Clean Beauty Shop

The luxury retailer’s Clean Beauty shop features items that are free of parabens, paraffins, phthalates, sulfates and silicone, as well as animal testing.

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How AI-Led NakedPoppy Aims to be the Amazon of Clean Beauty

The subscription-free site uses an intelligent proprietary technology to aggregate clean beauty recommendations into a personalized, shoppable boutique.

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How Drunk Elephant Bolsters Shiseido’s Clean Beauty Mission

After more than a year of speculation, in the end, Shiseido Co. emerged as the victor in nabbing Drunk Elephant, a trailblazing brand in the booming “clean beauty” segment. The…

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Credo Beauty’s CEO Talks Key Growth Strategies

Dawn Dobras, CEO of Credo, talks about the retailer’s growth strategies.

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Beauty Publishing Legend John G. Ledes Dies

John was the Editor and Publisher of Beauty Fashion and Cosmetic World, industry trade publications known for glossy event photography, business scoops and reports from the trenches of the retail industry.

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3 Skin Care Brands with a Personalized Spin

Here’s what you need to know about new ranges from Atolla, Fresh Chemistry, and Hop & Cotton. 

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Biossance Launches Online School for Clean Beauty

Skin care brand Biossance is aiming to be the go-to resource for education on clean beauty with the launch of its new platform, The Clean Academy.

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Glamsquad Taps IT Cosmetics Exec

Glamsquad, the omni-channel beauty brand and on-demand service app, has hired Regina Baptista as Chief Marketing Officer to help oversee the company.

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Beautycounter Taps New COO, CCO

Beautycounter’s parent company, Counter Brands, LLC, announced effective immediately Ana Badell as Chief Operating Officer, and Patty Wu as Chief Commercial Officer.

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CBD Retailer Charters Growth Plan to Own the Market

CEW Beauty News traces the ascent of Canadian retailer Green Growth Brands, which aims to own the CBD space with a rapidly-expanding portfolio of cannabis brands.

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NPD Blog: The Beauty of Sustainability

Consumer interest in sustainability is driving growth for brands that have embraced eco-consciousness today.

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Unilever-Owned AHC’s U.S. Launch

AHC’s offerings are focused on two consumer spaces in high demand: age management and hydration/nourishment.

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Nunzio Salon Creates Hair and Scalp Treatment Using Oxygen Machine

Oxilogica is a multi-step treatment designed to immediately detoxify hair from build-up and grime, unclog the scalp and reignite hair growth.

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Indeed Laboratories CEO Talks Strategy

Dimitra Davidson didn’t create Indeed Laboratories, but she’s in the driver’s seat. Most recently she shepherded the Canadian-based skin care brand back into the U.S. with its debut in 425…

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Kline: What Keeps the Natural Beauty Market Rising?

In this special report, Kline provides an analysis of the dynamic natural and organic beauty and personal care market, including leading companies, key performing categories, and he growth of the “truly natural” segment.

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Alpyn Beauty Bolsters Distribution

Alpyn Beauty has landed several new distribution deals, beginning October 2019.

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Sephora Exec Mary Beth Laughton to Lead Athleta

The Sephora veteran has joined Gap Inc. as President and Chief Executive Officer.

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New Fall Launches from Neutrogena, Aveeno, and Clean & Clear

Earlier this month, Johnson & Johnson hosted beauty editors at a skin health preview at Hudson Dermatology, showcasing new product launches from Neutrogena, Aveeno and Clean & Clear for fall. Below, a roundup of what’s hitting shelves now.

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Credo Commits to Clean Fragrance with New Policy

The move looks to help regulate the scent category at retail, beginning in October.

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Shiseido + CBRC Extend Alliance

The new agreement will be effective July 2021 through June 2027.

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Beyond Skin Deep: Top Ingredient Trends in Beauty & Wellness

In this special report, Spate uncovers new consumer behaviors and intents around ingredients, by analyzing over 500M data signals from across the web.

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Tribe Dynamics: Top Indie Brands of Q2 2019

Tribe Dynamics’ quarterly Indie Beauty Debrief showcases notable independent beauty brands across cosmetics, skincare, and haircare.

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5 Minutes with Tracee Ellis Ross

Pattern was developed to cater to the unmet needs of the diverse textured hair community.

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The (Female-Led) Sextech Revolution

A new wave of female tech entrepreneurs are leading sextech, a category where technology, sex toys, health and wellness converge.

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Former Elle Beauty Editor Launches Starface Brand

Former Elle beauty editor Julie Schott, has entered the scene with her new range of pimple patches.

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Curel Launches Japanese Facial Range in U.S. Exclusive to Ulta Beauty

Designed for dry, sensitive skin, the collection incorporates the Japanese skin care ritual of deep but gentle double cleansing and also double moisturizing, a concept that’s new to most Americans.

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Benefit Names CEO

Benefit Cosmetics has a new CEO: Christie Fleischer.

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Madison Reed to Franchise Color Bars

The prestige hair color brand will begin franchising its hair color bar concept under a new joint venture with Franworth, a leading consulting firm focused on value creation for franchisors and franchisees.

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

In this report, Tribe Dynamics shared the top cosmetics, skin care and hair brands on social media for August 2019, revealing several successful influencer brand programs within each category.

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SEPHORiA: Inside the Event Shaping Next-Generation Retail

From Instagrammable content to live brand activations to facetime with celebrities and influencers, CEW Beauty News attended the immersive event to learn how Sephora is using it as a new model for meaningful real-life moments and commerce.

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Solving Beauty’s Billion-Dollar Problem

A Better Way to Manage In-Store Talent Today, beauty brands spend billions of dollars on in-store talent to drive sell-through, increase brand loyalty and improve consumer engagement. And yet, there is no effective way for brands to…

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Victoria Beckham Launches Beauty Collection

The release of the digital-first brand coordinated with her fashion range’s spring 2020 runway show at London Fashion Week.

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Natural Beauty Arrives at Walmart: Earth to Skin

Clean skin care has made its way to Walmart and its website. The retailer’s new proprietary brand, Earth to Skin, includes “carefully selected powerful ingredients from the earth to formulate our clean, safe, uncompromising products,” according to the company.

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Beauty’s Inclusive Brands

Radical inclusivity goes beyond 40 shades of foundation, to redefine beauty with a broad range of skin care and makeup products that serve the needs of racially and ethnically diverse consumers. CEW’s Beauty News presents the brands that offer options for all.

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Fekkai Unveils Clean Line: Pure

The Pure Collection marks the serial entrepreneur’s first product launch since re-acquiring his namesake brand in November 2018.

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5 Minutes with Honest Beauty Execs Jessica Alba & Nick Vlahos

Building a $1 billion brand is a lofty goal. But after spending time with The Honest Company’s Founder Jessica Alba and CEO Nick Vlahos it seems the personal care company, which according to industry sources is estimated to end 2019 with $325 million in sales, is on a growth track.

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CEW’s Leonard Lauder Event Date Changes, Expands to Bigger Location

At the October 28 event, Mr. Lauder is expected to share his personal experience building the business, thoughts on the evolving beauty landscape, insights on disruptive market strategies and his greatest lessons.

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Viola Davis Named L’Oréal Paris Global Brand Ambassador

L’Oréal Paris has added Viola Davis to it family of celebrity global brand ambassadors.

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Maybelline New York x Ashley Longshore Limited Edition Collection

Pop artist Ashley Longshore has partnered with Maybelline to create a collectable range of six top-selling Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink shades packaged in custom sleeves

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How AS Beauty Plans to Reposition Laura Geller Beauty and Julep for Growth

By utilizing its combined expertise in brand building, marketing and operations, AS Beauty is hoping to enhance each brand’s growth trajectories, while establishing itself as major player in beauty.

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Dermstore Modernizes Image with Rebranding

Dermstore is aiming to modernize its brand perception with a full rebranding initiative, which began rolling out in August to coincide with its 20th anniversary.

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Beauty Heroes Opens Flagship

Located at 817 Grant Ave in downtown Novato, the 1,200-square foot beauty boutique, which opened August 26, has been designed to reflect the e-commerce site’s sense of approachability.

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Indie Spotlight: How HoliFrog Plans to Become a $1M Brand in 12 Months

Inspired by the permeability of frog’s skins, HoliFrog aims to deliver bioactive ingredients during face washing, when pores are more open for optimum skin health.

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Deirdre Stanley Named EVP & General Counsel, Estée Lauder

Her responsibilities will include acting as a strategic advisor to the organization and to Estée Lauder’s Board of Directors on complex global legal issues and the company’s business interests.

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Stéphane Rinderknech to Succeed Frédéric Rozé at L’Oréal USA

Stéphane will report to Frédéric who will take on the position of Executive Vice President, Americas.

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Kline: How Successful Beauty Retailers Win Customers in Asia

In this special report, Kline presents a robust analysis of the ever-changing environment for retailing cosmetics and toiletries in the direct and specialty store channels

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Indie Spotlight: How a Former Beauty Exec Traded Career Burnout for a Startup

After 20 years as an executive in the cosmetics industry, Michele Gough Baril left her demanding job as Smashbox’s VP of Consumer Engagement in 2013 in search of a slower…

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IT Cosmetics Co-Founders, President Exit L’Oréal

IT Cosmetics Co-Founders, President Exit L’Oréal Co-Founder & CEO Jamie Kern Lima and Co-Founder & CEO Paulo Lima will exit L’Oréal next month, at the end of their contract. Eleven…

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Rising Gender Neutral Brands

CEW’s Beauty News reviews some of the newest players in this growing category.

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Influenster Acquired by Bazaarvoice to Enhance UGC Solutions

Through the acquisition, Bazaarvoice will gain access to Influenster’s 6 million-member community, allowing both companies to build relationships with new and existing customers.

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Wander Beauty: Social Media, Distribution and Launches

With 2019 sales estimated to reach $40 million, this predominantly direct-to-consumer brand has cornered the on-the-go, multitasking, busy-millennials niche.

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How AI is Shaping Fragrance

Artificial intelligence and data-driven algorithms are heralding a new era for the fragrance industry, which is being transformed by machine learning. CEW’s Beauty News presents the newest ways that AI-powered technology is reshaping the world of perfumery.

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Indie Spotlight: Beauty Bakerie on Track to Hit $15M in Sales

Beauty entrepreneur Cashmere Nicole’s dessert-themed cosmetics line, Beauty Bakerie, is on track to bring in $12 million to $15 million this year. But, success wasn’t always sweet for the 34-year…

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NPD Blog: The New “Clean-ical”

NPD data shows that in the first half of 2019, 70 percent of prestige skin care’s U.S. sales gains were attributed to natural brands.

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IPSY Hires First Chief Brand Officer

Jenna Habayeb has been tapped as IPSY’s first Chief Brand Officer.

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Kendall Jenner Backed Oral Care Line Poised for Growth

Shawn launched Moon, with the idea of reimagining oral care into a beauty experience by elevating packaging to feature counter-worthy aesthetics.

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Leonard A. Lauder to Pen Memoir

Leonard A. Lauder, Chairman Emeritus of The Estée Lauder Companies, is working on a memoir about growing up with the 74-year-old company and his famous mother who began the business…

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Tarte Launches Fall Collection

Tarte advises to dress—from a makeup standpoint, anyway—for the weather you want. With that the cosmetics brand launched a new fall collection on its website August 22, and everything is…

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Convergence of Food + Beauty Fuels Self Care Sector

The movement among consumers to eat more natural, organic and clean foods to help promote better health and wellness is morphing into a fast-growing trend: the convergence of food and beauty.

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Influencer-Led Brands Secure Investors

Summer Fridays and Live Tinted announced first-time investments for their respective brands.

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Estée Lauder Posts 9% FY Sales Gains

The Estée Lauder Cos. yesterday reported results for its fourth quarter fiscal year ended June 30. Net sales of $14.86 billion increased 9% from $13.68 billion in the prior year….

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Cosmo Magazine’s Fragrance Collection Exceeding Projections

Cosmopolitan Magazine entered the competitive fragrance market earlier this month with Eau de Juice, a four-scent collection developed in collaboration with LUXE Brands. Retailing for $55 each, the whimsically designed…

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Morphe Holdings, General Atlantic Announce Partnership

General Atlantic will acquire a majority stake in Morphe alongside existing investor Summit Partners and co-founders Chris and Linda Tawil.

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Sephora’s Color Up Close Campaign Takes Aim at Racial Bias

Launching today is Color Up Close, a campaign that aims to recognize the importance of embracing all shades and backgrounds of people, both within Sephora’s corporate structure and at the retail level.

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Tribe Dynamics: ColourPop, Too Faced and Dose of Colors EMV Increased in July

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

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How Emerging Brands are Taking Center Stage at Ulta Beauty

A new concept called Sparked at Ulta Beauty, which highlights up-and-coming beauty brands, debuted last weekend to more than 30,000 people who flocked to Beautycon Los Angeles.

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Estée Lauder Great-Granddaughter to Launch Beauty Line

A fourth-generation Lauder is entering the beauty world.

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Influenster x Tribe Dynamics: Building Business with Product Reviews + Social Content

Influenster and Tribe Dynamics recently collaborated to build a report on trend predictions and spotlights on brands and products winning with EMV and reviews.

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Indie Spotlight: Codex, Beauty’s New Triple Threat

The bioscience-led beauty company that serves as both a brand and investment firm.

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Shiseido Lands Tory Burch Beauty License

Shiseido has entered into a long-term partnership with Tory Burch under which the beauty firm will have the exclusive worldwide license to develop, market and distribute Tory Burch beauty brands.

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Peach & Lily L.A. Pop Up Serves as Test Lab

New York-based skin care brand Peach & Lily hosted its first Los Angeles pop-up this week, taking over a 10,000-square foot Bel Air mansion to host ticketed master classes, and…

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The Honey Pot Redefines Self Care for Down There

That vision has expanded from a plant-based feminine wash brand to a fully developed clean feminine hygiene company spanning more than 30 items.

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Eos Rebrands, Leverages Digital-First Marketing Strategy to Drive Sales

Eos is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with a new global marketing campaign, brand redesign, category expansion and the launch of more than 40 new products.

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First Look: Disney Taps Indie Brand to Launch Prestige Fragrance Line

The first launch of the collaboration is the Ariel fragrance, which will be revealed at BeautyCon in Los Angeles on August 10.

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How To Win in an Experience Economy

Creating a signature branded experience is one of the key components to in-store success.

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NPD: U.S. Prestige Beauty Sales +2% in Q2

Sales of U.S. prestige beauty products reached $4.3 billion in Q2, a 2 percent increase over 2018, according to The NPD Group.

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Ingredient Software Secures $150K, Partners with Credo

The cloud service utilizes API to assist consumers with identifying cosmetics ingredients and enables brands to offer greater transparency.

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5 Minutes with Walmart’s Jody Pinson

Playing a vital role in selecting the retailer’s beauty assortment is Jody Pinson, who has been with the big box retailer for more than 29 years, and currently leads the Beauty Division for Walmart U.S.

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CPNA 2019: The Trends You Missed

Cosmoprof 2019 closed its three-day annual show at The Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas on Tuesday, July 30, marking a new vision to the 17th edition of the…

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Tribe Dynamics: How Brands Manage Content and Influencers

Conor Begley, Co-founder & President, Tribe Dynamics, discusses how brands and influencers can manage transactional editorial content for successful campaigns.

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H2O+ Beauty’s CEO Unveils New Brand Evolution Strategy

H2O+ Beauty’s CEO, Junko Gomi, is on a mission to revitalize the 30-year-old brand, which has been experiencing stagnant revenue growth. At the end of 2018, the brand’s net sales…

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Johnson & Johnson Announces Leadership Appointments

Johnson & Johnson Consumer recently announced several executive changes to its Skin Health business. Duda Kertesz has been named President of U.S. Skin Health at Johnson & Johnson Consumer. Duda…

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How Macy’s is Using Technology to Increase Fragrance Sales

The nation’s largest department store chain is using technology to change the way it sells perfume and hoping to improve the customer experience in the process.

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Seen at Cosmoprof: Joban Beauty Launches Coverant, a Deodorant + Concealer in One

Launching today is Coverant, the industry’s first non-toxic deodorant and full-coverage concealer.

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How Seed Beauty Utilizes Instagram Shopping

Ashton Wall, Head of Performance Marketing, Seed Beauty, discusses how ColourPop uses Instagram shopping to drive sales and engagement, as well as influencer partnerships.

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Acaderma: Skintellectual Skin Care

Acaderma, a newly-launched indie brand, is founded on academic research that leverages the science behind little-known healing botanicals, which it calls next-generation naturals. Acaderma’s name and positioning — academic research…

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ESalon Enters into Joint Venture with Henkel

Düsseldorf, Germany-based hair color manufacturer, Henkel, has signed an agreement to acquire a 51 percent stake in eSalon.com LLC. Launched in 2010, Los Angeles-based eSalon offers customized hair color for…

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5 Minutes with Rodan + Fields’ Sumita Butani

Sumita discusses the changes she’s made since joining Rodan + Fields, challenges, trends and marketing strategies.

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Unilever Partners with HelloAva to Launch AI-Powered Hair Platform

AI-powered personalization tool, HelloAva, has launched its own hair analyzer platform, “My Hair,” to help consumers find their ideal hair products.

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NYC Derm: Advances in Fat Transfer Injectable Preserves Double the Cells

BeautiFill is the first laser-based system designed to optimize the process, time and quality of autologous fat transfer for aesthetic contouring.

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Red Door Rebrands as Mynd Spa & Salon

The Red Door Salon & Spa has undergone a comprehensive rebrand and will now be known as Mynd Spa & Salon. The overhaul includes a new look and feel, new services and partnerships with innovative beauty brands.

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Tribe Dynamics: Ouai, Oligo Professionnel Return to Hair Care’s Top 10

Ouai and Oligo Professionnel returned to Tribe’s top 10 hair care list following increased momentum on new product launches.

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NARS’ Social Strategy with Influencers

Dina Fierro, VP of Digital, NARS discusses the various ways the brand partners with influencers to add dimension to its Instagram marketing strategy.

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Dose of Colors’ Big Foundation Launch

The very day that Dose of Colors launched in 2013, founder Anna Petrosian received 11 orders for three pairs of lashes. “I was screaming and yelling with excitement,” said Anna,…

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Tribe Dynamics: Q2 2019 Global Beauty Report

This quarterly report ranks the top beauty brands in earned media performance across major international markets and reveals exclusive insights into trending content, products, and brands.

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Too Faced Debuts Skin Care

The makeup brand best known for its Better Than Sex mascara has launched a skin care line designed to make skin and makeup look better.

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Haus Laboratories Releases New Product Specifics, Shade Names

Haus Laboratories is already a Prime Day bestseller. Just a week after announcing its September launch, consumers were thrilled to get more information about Lady Gaga’s hotly anticipated Amazon-exclusive brand,…

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Shannon Curtin Appointed CEO of New World Natural Brands

Shannon Curtin has been appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer New World Natural Brands, a holding company with a portfolio of natural micro brands and niche companies in the beauty and personal care segment. A

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What’s Next for Kopari Following $20M Raise

Kopari Beauty is eying international expansion and digital growth after securing $20 million in funding this week from the Growth Fund of L Catterton, Unilever Ventures and University Growth Fund.

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Poshly Launches Podcast for Aspiring Beauty Entrepreneurs

Beauty data company, Poshly, has launched a podcast aimed at empowering aspiring beauty entrepreneurs with access to insights and best practices from successful beauty founders.

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Tribe Dynamics: Summer-Themed Content Boosts Sun Care Brands’ EMV

While most of the Top 10 skin care brands fell prey to a summer slump in June, sun care and tanning brands like Supergoop!, COOLA, and St. Tropez experienced notable month-over-month increases thanks to their inclusion in summer-themed content.

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Beauty’s Next Big Market Trend: Singles

Singledom is a trend that brands need to pay attention to, especially as this group represents an economic powerhouse, with new needs and new standards of living.

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Seed Beauty Introduces Sister Brand to ColourPop

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

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NARS Cosmetics Promotes Digital Exec Julia Sloan

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

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5 Minutes with Qurate Retail Group’s Rob Robillard

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

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Tribe Dynamics: Pride-Inspired Cosmetics Drove EMV in June

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

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Sephora Releases Stricter Clean Beauty Guidelines

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

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

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

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VIDEO: 5 Minutes with Shiseido’s Masahiko Uotani

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

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Macy’s New Story Theme Revealed

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

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Biggest and Best; Beauty with Benefits boasts banner year

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

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Sustainable Beauty Standouts

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

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

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

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Anisa International Invests in Clean Beauty

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

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Cosmoprof North America Expected to Break Attendance Records

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

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Awake Beauty Launches In The U.S.

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

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Lady Gaga’s Beauty Line First Look on Social Media

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

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WWD: Insights from Instagram, Millennial Spending, and more

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

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

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

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Leadership Updates at Lauder

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

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

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

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Coty Announces $600M Turnaround Plan

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

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Glow Recipe Unveils New Business Strategy After Shuttering Retail Platform

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

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NPD: Where is the Pride in Fragrance?

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

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The Rise of Private Label

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

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

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

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Editor’s Picks: Foundermade’s 2019 Discovery Show

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

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

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

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Soko Glam Launches Retail Pop-up Experience

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

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

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

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5 Minutes with Paintbox CEO Jane Hong

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

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

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

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Amazon Opens Beauty Supply Store to Compete with Retailers

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

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Tribe Dynamics Looks to Grow International Presence with eBench Acquisition

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

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

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

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Kline: The Future of Cannabis in Beauty

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

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5 Minutes with Charlotte Tilbury

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

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

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

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

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

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QVC, HSN Look For Next Big Thing

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

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

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

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Why Attending Groceryshop Matters to Beauty Executives

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

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5 Minutes with Cosmoprof’s Liza Rapay

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

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New DTC Experiential Beauty Pop-Up to Debut in July

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

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SK-II Creates First Animated Digital Influencer

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

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5 Minutes with Norma Kamali

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

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Wei Brian: The Best Way to Reach Chinese Consumers

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

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Former Coty Exec Lori Singer Named President of Parlux

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

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

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

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

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

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Former Lauder Exec Veronique Gabai Launches Lifestyle Brand

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

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

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

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Micro-Batch: Beauty’s Newest Buzzword

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

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How Do Brands Measure the Power of Influence?

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

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Drunk Elephant Opens First Pop-Up in NYC

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

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Poshly: Meet the Trendiest Ingredients of 2019

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

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Unilever Buys Tatcha

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

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Inside QVC’s Three-Day Beauty Festival

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

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

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

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Lan Vu: Beauty Trends and Hot Local Brands in China

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

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Indie Spotlight: Barefoot Scientist Enters CVS

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

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CEW Beauty Scene: Maybelline; KKW Beauty; Sexy Hair

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

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Olay Aims to Reduce Waste with Refillable Product Concept

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

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Erno Laszlo: Prime for Expansion

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

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Tribe Dynamics: Amika Breaks into Hair Care Top 10

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

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Amazon Debuts Virtual Beauty Try-Ons

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

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Meet the Beauty Leaders: L’Oréal Execs

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

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Robertet, Klersun Partner to Make Broad Spectrum Hemp Extracts

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

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Skin Care Brand Targets Physiological Changes that Comes from Menopause

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

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Beautyblender Taps Former Shiseido Exec as President

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

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The Beachwaver Co. Launches Make Waves Collection

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

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Pixi Taps Influencers to Create New Collection

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

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Dramageddon: When Beauty Influencers Turn Ugly

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

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Industry Report: A Look Inside Sephora’s Accelerate Program

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

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Formulating for Chinese Consumers

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

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Makeup Obsession Launches in U.S.

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

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

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

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How Masahiko Uotani Evolved Shiseido, Grew Global Strength

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

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Sonya Dakar Celebrates 30th Anniversary

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

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5 Minutes with Lynn Tilton

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

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Sephora Unveils Largest U.S. Store, New Branding

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

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Tribe Dynamics: Successful Indie Beauty Brand & Influencer Campaigns

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

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Indie Spotlight: BioClarity Eyes Portfolio Expansion as Revenue Surges

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

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L’Oréal USA Appoints Megan Grant President, Luxe Division

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

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Sephora Closes Doors in Commitment to Inclusivity

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

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

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

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5 Minutes with Lilah B. Founder

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

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Natura Confirms Discussions to Buy Avon Products

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

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Beauty’s Luxury CBD Brands You Need to Know

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

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The WSJ The Future of Everything Highlights Beauty Innovation

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

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

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

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

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

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Innisfree Continues Global Expansion with West Coast Flagship

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

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The Big Reveal: 2019 CEW Beauty Awards Winners

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

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

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

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The Newest Tool in Experiential Marketing

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

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Beauty App Leverages Organic Video Reviews to Drive Purchasing Decisions

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

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Clique Brands Taps Reader Data to Launch Versed Skin Care

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

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CBD Brand Saint Jane Expands to Sephora.com

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

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Ingestible Beauty is Here, Finally

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

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UK to Offer FabFitFun

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

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

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

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

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

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Exclusive Q1 Global Beauty Report: Tribe Dynamics

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

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

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

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5 Minutes with Jami Heidegger

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

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

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

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

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

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NPD: U.S. Prestige Beauty Sales Drop

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

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Joel Warren Opens Salon in Saks NYC Flagship

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

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Lauder Raises Full-Year Guidance after Asia Sales Boom

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

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

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

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Supergoop! Pop-Up Opens in Soho

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

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Smarter Sampling Offers Competitive Edge

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

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CEW U.K. Announces 2019 Beauty Awards Winners

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

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Alchemy 43 Opens in NYC; Announces Luxury Skin Care Line

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

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

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

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Uoma Beauty to Launch at Ulta with 51 Foundation Shades

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

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Beauty Scene: Celeb Skin Care

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

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

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

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Gregg Renfrew: Why Beautycounter Resonates with Consumers

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

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Lauren Gores-Ireland and Marianna Hewitt on Launching Summer Fridays

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

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Nancy Twine: Briogeo’s Turning Point

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

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

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

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Expert Column: Irene Reiss, President, NY Laser Outlet

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

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

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

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5 Minutes with Sylvie Ganter, Atelier Cologne

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

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

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

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Nivea Selects K-Beauty Start-ups for Accelerator

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

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Key Trends Driving China’s Booming Beauty Market

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

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Beauty Scene: Facehaus; Kat Von D

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

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

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

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Lauder Promotes, Expands Bari Seiden-Young SVP Comms Role

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

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The Future Brands of Customized Skin Care

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

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5 Minutes with Younique Co-founder, Melanie Huscroft

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

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Retailers Bolster Supplements Aisle with Nature’s Bounty Beauty Gels

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

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

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

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LVMH Beauty Growth Concentrated in Asia, Travel Retail

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

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Macy’s Rolls Out Story Retail Concept to 36 Stores

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

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ESalon Opens Studio, Launches Spanish Site

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

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5 Minutes with Jillian Dempsey

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

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YSL Beauty Station Targets Coachella Visitors

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

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

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

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L’Oréal Announces Promotions Following Luxe Division Restructuring

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

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The Future of Customized Skin Care

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

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Yotpo: Top Direct-to-Consumer Beauty Trends

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

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Jill Scalamandre to be Honored at 2019 Outstanding Mother Awards

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

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

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

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

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

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CEW Announces 2019 Beauty Awards Finalists

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

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Walmart Ups Wellness Game with Bobbi Brown’s Evolution_18

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

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Elemis Expands Footprint, Shakes Up Exec Leadership

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

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5 Minutes with Blushington CEO Natasha Cornstein

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

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NPD: Gender Fluidity in Makeup

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

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

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

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How to Be a Disruptive Brand: Reinventing Consumer Markets

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

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Sephora Promotes Deborah Yeh, Karalyn Smith

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

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Announcing the 2019 CEW Achiever Awards Honorees

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

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YENSA Pays it Forward for Dress for Success Charity

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

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5 Minutes with DevaCurl CEO Robert Schaeffler

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

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The Buzz Behind Skin Care’s Latest Trend, Microbiomes

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

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Beauty Scene: News from Jergens, Odacite and Oribe

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

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Amazon Builds Beauty with Private Label, Accelerator Program

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

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Birchbox Introduces New Tiered-Pricing Structure

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

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

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

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Winning the In-Store Experience

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

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Celeb-backed Natural Skin Care Brands Have Replaced Celebrity Perfumes

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

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5 Minutes with Giuliana Rancic

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

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Will Hudson Yards Beauty Stores Survive?

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

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Beauty and Wellness Trends Seen at Expo West

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

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Bluemercury: Building a Customer-Obsessed Culture

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

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

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

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Retailers Can Capitalize on Millennials’ Gifting Habits

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

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Loyalty Program Integral to Macy’s Beauty

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

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Smith & Cult Launches 100 Item Makeup Line

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

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How to Think Like an Entrepreneur

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

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The New Male Beauty

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

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Meeting the Macy’s Beauty Consumer’s Passions

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

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5 minutes with Sephora’s Priya Venkatesh

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

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Beauty2 Recap: Indie Brands to Watch

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

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Euromonitor: Top 100 Megabrands

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

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Sephora to Open 35 New Doors

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

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

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

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Piper Jaffray: Weeding Through The Cannabis-Based Beauty Market

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

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CEW + Alibaba at Shoptalk 2019

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

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Online Blog BeautyStat Launches Namesake Skin Care Line

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

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Glossier Play Offers Pigmented Pops of Color

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

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Ashley Miles Joins Thrive Global as Global Chief Business Officer

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

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

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

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5 Minutes with Drunk Elephant’s Tiffany Masterson

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

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Euromonitor: Top 5 Digital Consumer Trends 2019

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

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Indie Spotlight: UMA Oils Founder Talks Branding, Merchandising Strategy

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

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Beautykind Loses Funding, Closes Operations

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

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5 Minutes with Unilever’s Molly Landman

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

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Beauty Scene: Nest; Biossance; Scentbird

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

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

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

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Korea Herald: Amorepacific’s Painful Dilemma

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

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Social Standards: Top Prestige Cosmetics Influencers

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

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My Leap into Leadership and Flop into Failure

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

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

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

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Social Standards: Top Mass Cosmetics Influencers

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

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

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

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Influenster: Beauty Through the Generations

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

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5 Minutes with Living Proof’s Anne-Marie Kline

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

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Social Standards: Top Niche Cosmetics Influencers

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

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Brands to Watch in Sexual Wellness

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

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Digital Native Brands, Influencers Get Retail Space in NYC Store

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

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Garnier Hair Color Tool Launches Nationwide

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

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The Highs and Lows of Working in the Beauty Industry

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

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

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

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Rodan + Fields Enters Teen Acne Market

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

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2019 Job Market Report

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

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

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

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5 Minutes with Dara Levy of Dermaflash

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

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Giuliana Rancic Enters Beauty with Fountain of Truth

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

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Armani’s L.A. Pop Up

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

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

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

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Inside CEW’s 65th Anniversary Party

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

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Mass Beauty’s Challenges Explained

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

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U.S. Hair Care Market Trends & Opportunities

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

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Pixi Launches 90 New Items, Enters Sephora Asia

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

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Adaptogens: Beauty’s Newest Buzzword

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

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

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

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AllWork: The Secret Weapon for Winning at Retail

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

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Navigating the Amazon Maze

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

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A Financial Survival Kit for Beauty Entrepreneurs

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

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

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

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The Secret to Getting More Eyes on Your Product Reviews

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

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5 Minutes with Boscia’s Lan Belinky

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

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

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

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Standard Dose Receives Investment from LB Equity

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

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Remembering Molly Prior Hermann, Former WWD Beauty Financial Editor

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

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

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

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Madison Reed Secures $51M to Expand Omnichannel Strategy

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

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

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

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Spotlight on Neiman Marcus’ Debut CBD Collection

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

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CEW Celebrates 65 Years

CEW is celebrating 65 years of empowering and recognizing women.

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Mintel to Reveal 2019 Beauty Trends & Beyond

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

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Lauder Announces Executive Leadership Promotions

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

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Tribe Dynamics: Q4 Global Beauty Report

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

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Online Startup Standard Dose Launches CBD Retail Platform

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

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Beauty Scene: Chanel, Walmart, Kerastase

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

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CVS Reveals Unedited Beauty Imagery at Times Square Store

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

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5 Minutes with Amy Shecter

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

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

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

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Indie Spotlight: Pacifica Beauty Expands to Supplements

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

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Beauty Industry Devastated Over Deciem Founder’s Death

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

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How Retailers Are Helping Evolve the Naturals Category

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

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Naturals’ Big Formulation Challenge

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

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How Does NPD Define Naturals?

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

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Google to Present Ingredient Data at CEW Event

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

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

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

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Maria Dempsey Named CEO Of Nest Fragrances

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

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Neiman Marcus Curates CBD Beauty Collection

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

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

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

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Euromonitor: Top 10 Global Consumer Trends 2019

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

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L'Occitane Acquires Elemis for $900 Million

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

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Coty’s CEO Assumes Responsibility for Consumer Beauty Division

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

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

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

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5 Minutes with Heyday Founders Adam Ross and Michael Pollak

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

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NPD’s 2019 Beauty Outlook

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

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Sephora Names Jean-André Rougeot as CEO

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

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

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

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Kline: 2019 Emerging Consumer Beauty Industry Trends

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

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

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

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5 Minutes with Physicians Formula's Alice Chen

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

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

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

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Tribe Dynamics: Hair Care Social Media Trends

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

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Australian Beauty Enters Spotlight

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

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Mintel: Is Fast Beauty Sustainable?

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

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5 Minutes with Jessica Hanson

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

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Tribe Dynamics: Fragrance Social Media Trends

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

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Deskside Diaries: First Aid Beauty Enters Cannabis Sector

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

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Influenster: Year in Beauty Insights

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

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Glansaol Files Ch. 11 Bankruptcy

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

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Kline’s SoHo Retail Holiday Tour

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

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2018 Textured Hair Category Consumer and Retail Trends

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

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

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

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5 Minutes with Frédéric Fekkai

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

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Clean Luxury Makeup

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

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

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

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TABS Survey Indicates Possible Cosmetics Recession

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

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Glamsquad Launches Hair Collection

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

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Derek Lam Beauty License Acquired

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

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