Rounding up July and August’s most innovative products.
This story first appeared in the August 9, 2013 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.
This fall, a little spritz goes a long way. From Urban Decay to AmorePacific, a bevy of brands are reinventing the toner in spray format. The NPD Group reports that in the 12 months ending May 2013, sales of toners/clarifiers with antiaging benefits in U.S. prestige department stores were $14 million, a 12 percent increase over the previous year.
ULTA BEAUTY’S PRODUCT PUSH
The battle to secure product exclusives is heating up. Ulta, which commands a 17.1 percent share of the beauty-specialist retail sector according to Euromonitor International, is the latest to enter the fray. This fall, the retailer is the sole launch pad for Butter London’s debut color line, the revived Jane makeup brand and Hada Labo Tokyo skin care.
BITE CASHMERE LIP CREAM
This cream- to-powder lip color combines hand-milled butters, pure pigments, sunflower wax and plant-based silicone oil to deliver a lightweight, matte texture. $28
CHANEL LES BEIGES HEALTHY GLOW SHEER COLOR SPF 15
To enhance, brighten or bronze, this sheer powder contains white rose and cotton flower to soothe sensitive skin. Available in seven shades. $57.50
ELIZABETH ARDEN BEAUTIFUL COLOR MOISTURIZING LIPSTICK
In packaging based on its famous red doors, Arden’s new lipstick range has moisture-enriched pigments to smooth and soften lips. $25
CLINIQUE DRAMATICALLY DIFFERENT MOISTURIZING LOTION+
After 45 years, Clinique’s top-selling product has been reformulated to provide enhanced benefits with the signature texture. $26
NYAKIO HYDRATING FACE CLEANSER WITH KOLA NUT
The Gurwitch Products– owned, HSN-sold, African-inspired product line fuses African kola nut and an array of oils to hydrate, tone and cleanse. $49
ESTÉE LAUDER ADVANCED NIGHT REPAIR SYNCHRONIZED RECOVERY COMPLEX II
A complex of active ingredients, including algae and yeast extracts, optimize the skin’s catabolic process, which purifies cells. $92
ROC MULTI CORREXION 5 IN 1 RESTORING NIGHT CREAM
Reformulated with the hexinol molecule, this improves pigmentation, firmness and wrinkles. Reportedly, 100 percent of women saw improvement after 16 weeks. $28.99
GARNIER FRUCTIS TRIPLE NUTRITION 3-MINUTE UNDO DRYNESS REVERSAL TREATMENT
This lightweight treatment blends almond oil and crushed apricot kernels to revive dry hair. $5.99
ORGANIX THICK & FULL BIOTIN & COLLAGEN ROOT BOOST SPRAY
This lightweight, leave-in thickening spray is formulated with biotin, collagen and hydrolyzed wheat proteins to create volume and strengthen hair. $7.99
KÉRASTASE FORME FATALE VOLUPTUOUS BLOW-DRY GEL, LAQUE COUTURE MICRO MIST FIXING HAIRSPRAY
Kérastase’s first styling collection is inspired by antiaging skin care and has two pillars, Construct and Finish. $35, $35
CONAIR INFINITI PRO CURL SECRET
Designed to deliver a head of uniform curls, this features 30-second heat-up, two temperature settings, three timer settings and tourmaline ceramic technology for shine and flyaway control. $99.99
DR DENNIS GROSS ROOT RESILIENCE NOURISHING SCALP CONDITIONER
Elastin, azelaic acid, vitamin B, vitamin C and copper peptide nourish and hydrate the hair follicle while delivering elasticity and shine. $38