With his clean beauty and personal brand Canary, founder Luke Wilson has created a product range that honors his vision for more sustainable living — and his mother’s legacy. “We want to prove we have a lighter footprint and that eco-friendly products can work just as well,” Wilson tells CEW today, where he shares the back story of the company that debuted last year with innovative Toothpaste Tablets—and is seeing growth at a rate of 25% to 40% a month. In Clean Sweep, a new feature that highlights sustainable, clean brands, Wilson talks about what he learned about sustainability growing up on his family’s Texan farm, and his “kinda hippie” vegan restaurant-owning late mother. “Making a difference was top of mind in everything she did,” he recalls. Generating under $1 million a year, Canary is available in 30 U.S. health food stores and boutiques, as well as online.

In retail, Bluemecury, the 25-year-old retailer owned by Macy’s Inc., is remodeling its stores under the leadership of Maly Bernstein, CEO. In addition, more locations are in the pipeline. “We’re going to do 30 new stores and 30 remodels at least over the next three years,” said Bernstein. “With our strategy, we’re planning to be the leading luxury beauty retailer.”

British makeup artist and brand founder Lisa Eldridge, who trains her brushes for Vogue covers, catwalks and clients including Kate Winslet, Alexa Chung and Cameron Diaz, scooped the prestigious Female Founder award at the Marie Claire Prix d’Excellence de la Beauté Awards this week. “I’ve won many awards for Makeup Artistry but this is the FIRST as a Brand Founder,” wrote Eldridge on Instagram. “My younger self that ran into school the day after her 13th birthday to announce she was going to be a Makeup Artist is on cloud nine!”

In fragrance news, Idris and Sabrina Elba are the new, husband and wife faces of Calvin Klein Fragrances’ Eternity franchise. The duo’s first campaign is for the Eternity Aromatic Essence for men and women. 

In hair care, Schwarzkopf has tapped celebrity hairstylist Chris Appleton as its new Global Color Ambassador. Meanwhile, actress, writer and producer Issa Rae, co-founder of Sienna Naturals, stars as the face of the brand in its new Rooted In Real campaign. 

Oddity, the online beauty retailer and owner of SpoiledChild and Il Makiage, surpassed Wall Street forecasts with its Q4 2023 financial and business results, reporting net revenue growth of 57%, with adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation, and Amortization of $107 million.

Catch up on these and other stories at the links below.

Clean Sweep: A Sustainable Success Story. Luke Wilson, co-founder of San Diego-based beauty and personal care range Canary, shares the inspiration behind the brand, which is going from strength to strength. (CEW)

Bluemercury Gets A Makeover. “We’re going to do 30 new stores and 30 remodels at least over the next three years,” said Maly Bernstein, CEO. (WWD)

Lisa Eldridge Scoops Female Founder Award. The British celebrity makeup artist won the Female Founder award at the Marie Claire Prix d’Excellence de la Beauté Awards, for her eponymous cosmetics range. (MARIE CLAIRE)

Idris And Sabrina Elba Tapped By Calvin Klein Fragrances. The husband and wife have been announced as the new faces of the company’s Eternity fragrance franchise. (HAPPI)

Chris Appleton Named Schwarzkopf Global Color Ambassador. The hair care company has announced it will be partnering with the celebrity hairstylist.  (ESTETICA MAGAZINE)

Oddity Surpasses Wall Street Forecasts In Q4 2023. The online beauty retailer and owner of SpoiledChild and Il Makiage reported net revenue growth of 57%.  (ODDITY)

Issa Rae Stars In Sienna Naturals Campaign. The actress and company co-founder is featured in the new “Rooted in Real” promotions. (GLOSSY)

Blended Is Relaunched. Founder Erica Patterson has relaunched her body care brand. (BEAUTY INDEPENDENT)