The day before L’Oréal’s $1.3 billion purchase of three skin-care brands from Valeant, retailers embraced other news from the beauty giant. L’Oréal’s Active Cosmetics Division launched the much-anticipated Toleriane Double Repair Moisturizer, a prebiotic skin care collection.Toleraine Double Repair consists of two moisturizers and complementary cleansers. The skin-care launch delivers prebiotics to the mass market. Prebiotics are garnering attention for digestive health, but the concept is also proving effective fostering healthier skin. Retailers said highly-educated consumers are aware of prebiotics and are on the prowl for affordable options.“We continue to see results from advanced skin technologies featured at CVS and I think this will continue with Toleriane and its prebiotics skin care, Alex Perez-Tenessa, vice president of merchandising in beauty and personal care at CVS told WWD. Perez-Tenessa believes the entry will fortify the link between wellness and beauty.The line joins the portfolio of derm-quality brands sold in mass doors such as Vichy and La Roche-Posay, as well as the physician-dispensed Eau Thermale Avène available in select drug stores. Among the chains rolling out Toleraine this month are CVS, Walgreens, Target, Ulta Beauty and Duane Reade. Toleriane Double Repair Moisturizer will also be sold online and in select physicians’ offices. Prices range from $14.99 for the cleansers to $19.99 for the moisturizers.L’Oréal’s Active Cosmetics Division is viewed as having tremendous potential in the U.S. as chains ramp up their serious skin-care presentations. That sentiment was highlighted with the purchase of the Valeant brands. "The acquisition of CeraVe, AcneFree and Ambi strongly complement L'Oréal's brand portfolio," said Frédéric Rozé, president and chief executive officer of L'Oréal USA. "These three brands, built on strong relationships with health professionals and widely distributed, will nearly double the revenue of our Active Cosmetics Division in the U.S. and will help us satisfy the growing demand for active skin care at accessible prices."La Roche-Posay devoted five years of research into the new Toleriane line, which is formulated with Prebiotic Thermal Spring Water. The water, filled with minerals and trace elements, is said to be ideal for treating the microbiome, a layer under the skin’s barrier. According to L’Oréal, La Roche-Posay’s team conducted 13 clinical studies to gain a new understanding on the microbiome, its inter-correlation with the physical barrier and what it could mean for the future of skin care. The brand's key findings in this new field have been presented at major congresses of dermatology around the world — including the World Congress of Dermatology in Vancouver in 2015 — and have been published in influential journals of dermatology."Research is showing a connection between the health of your microbiome and the overall health of skin. It's important for us, as dermatologists, to understand the influence it has on skin — inside and out — so we can make the best recommendations when treating patients,” said Dr. Hilary Baldwin, a New Jersey-based dermatologist.
In honor the @CFDA’s announcement of @iamnaomicampbell receiving the Fashion Icon Award at the 2018 #CFDAAwards, which will take place on June 4, here’s a #tbt of the supermodel on @michaelkors’ runway in 1991. #wwdfashion #wwdarchive (📷: George Chinsee)
“I was making the guacamole when my scout saw me,” says model @stuckinteenage on being discovered just six months ago while working at @chipotlemexicangrill. Since then Williams has signed with @dnamodels, walked in her first show at @calvinklein and landed on the cover of @vogueitalia – a high point of any model’s career. To read @lisajlockwood’s full interview with the model on her experiences thus far, head to WWD.com – link in bio. (📷: George Chinsee)
“I love the idea of dialogue, period. It’s where I’ve always gotten my inspiration from: hearing other women speak, their journeys and their paths,” said @hereisgina, who delivered the keynote speech during @sxsw for @createcultivate in partnership with @fossil. For her two panels, Rodriguez chose female empowering, female-led and female entrepreneurs to focus on. Head to WWD.com to read more about her thoughts on Time’s Up, growing up in a family of women and why we “need a girls’ club.” #wwdeye #sxsw (📷: @jgreenery)
Leading luxury brand are shaking things up to keep up with streetwear. Case in point: the arrival of @mrkimjones as artistic director of @diorhomme. Jones, who succeeds @Kris_Van_Assche, is seen as one of the handful of designers who can actually straddle the luxury and streetwear worlds — which could lead to even more changes at established brands. What could this mean for the rest of the menswear landscape? Head to WWD.com to find out what experts predict #wwdfashion (📷: @franckmura)
“It’s like buying groceries. You’re going to buy the best mango, the best mozzarella, the best things. You have to, or others are going to take it all,” said @gabrielahearst on why she uses only the finest fabrics. Last week, Hearst received her first @cfda nomination for Womenswear Designer of the Year, and earlier this month she opened a permanent showroom in Paris. To read @jessiredale’s interview with the designer and find out why this is shaping up to be a big year for her, head to WWD.com. #wwdfashion (📷: @francoisgoize)
“It’s an interesting thing, playing a younger version of your mother. It’s an interesting concept. I adore my mom and love her in every capacity, but it was just something that had never crossed my mind,” says @anniemstarke on playing a young Joan Castleman in “The Wife.” The same role will be played by her mother Glenn Close. Read more about her growing up in the film industry as the daughter of producer John H. Starke and Close and what she has planned for the future #wwdeye (📷: @nataliamantini)
@asics is launching a new streetwear sneaker inspired by its latest ambassador, @steveaoki. The Hyper-Kenzen x Aoki, which will launch at @footlocker stores exclusively tomorrow, is a slip-on style that incorporates the brand’s proprietary Gel technology through beads integrated into the midsole for comfort and endurance. Read the full story on WWD.com.