The Paris-based company, which is owned by Pierre Fabre Laboratories, a leading French dermo-cosmetic and pharmaceutical firm with more than $2 billion in worldwide sales, has updated its logo and packaging, and has reformulated several items to reflect the natural positioning of the brand.
Founded by French hairstylist René Furterer in 1957, essential oils and natural plant extracts have always been at the heart of the brand and its formulations. Now, the firm is using these formulas to address modern-day concerns, most notably hair loss.
The first of two big hair loss-related launches is Triphasic, which addresses vascular (poor circulation), hormonal and tissular (loss of elasticity) causes of hair loss. To address vascular hair loss, formulas include pfaffia extract with essential oils of orange and lavender. For hormonal hair loss, hydrolyzed curbicia extract with zinc sulfate and vitamin B6 is in formulas. For tissular hair loss, formulas use hesperidine methyl chalcone with aminoprotiens, vitamins A, E and B5. Triphasic, which has three patents, is a program designed to be used in three-month intervals. During the first month, two vials should be used each week. For months two and three, one vial should be used a week. Triphasic sells for $77 per box of eight vials.
Also new is RF-80 Hair Strengthening Formula, which targets hair loss caused specifically by stress and pregnancy. Its double-patented formula includes pfaffia extract with essential oils of lemon, sage and niacin, and methionine, which is meant to help rebuild broken hair strands. RF-80 is designed to be used for three months. During the first month, users are instructed to apply two vials a week. For months two and three, users apply one vial a week. The item retails for $67 for a box of 12 vials.
René Furterer is sold in 40 countries worldwide with a René Furterer Institute located in Paris. The range includes eight treatment programs, and hair care products that address fine, dry and oily scalps and hair. A styling range is also available.
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews
“Stranger Things” is getting a new cast member for season 2. Meet @sadiesink_, the 15-year-old who will be joining the Netflix series for its new season. You may recognize her from “The Glass Castle” with Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson, but the Texas native’s next role goes in an entirely different direction. She describes her character, Max, as “a rough and tumble skater girl [who] becomes friends with the boys at school.” The second season debuts on October 27. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdeye
Amid the Harvey Weinstein controversy, there’s another sector that’s being put under the spotlight for sexual abuse: the modeling industry. While rumors about abuse and sexual harassment of female and male models — and the photographers, agents and others who perpetrated it — have circulated within the fashion world for years, model @cameronrussell started posting stories from models on Instagram last week about abusive situations they’ve encountered — from sexual harassment and molestation to attempted rape. Over 75 have weighed in so far. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews
To celebrate its 16th anniversary, @dylanscandybar tapped designers and celebrities to create mosaics out of candy. The mosaics will be auctioned off to support the philanthropic cause of each participant’s choice. Pictured here is the mural created by @aliceandolivia's Stacey Bendet. For a first look at some of the other artwork being unveiled tonight, go to WWD.com. #wwdeye
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye