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.
Breaking News: @louisvuitton's men's artistic director @mrkimjones is leaving the French fashion house after nearly 7 years. Jones joined Louis Vuitton in 2011, following a three year tenure as creative director of British luxury goods brand Alfred Dunhill. Jones is to exit Louis Vuitton after showing his fall 2018 collection for the brand in Paris on Thursday. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
For men’s fall 2018, @giuseppezanotti drew on elements from streetwear, sport, biker, combat and rock ‘n’ roll. Pictured here are a pair of shoes from the collection, featuring zippers, rhinestones, and silver hardware. Head to WWD.com to see a roundup of the accessories from Milan’s men’s fall 2018 shows. #wwdfashion (📷: Andrea Delb)
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of @ralphlauren’s snowboarding collection, the brand is mining its archives. The iconic brand is reintroducing vintage styles and dropping new designs for a color capsule that will be available in Ralph Lauren stores and @openingceremony on January 25. The capsule will consist of 10 pieces, including the Snow Beach Pullover, pictured here, which is a collector’s item that rapper Raekwon wore in Wu-Tang Clan’s “Can It Be All So Simple” video. #wwdfashion (📷: Tom Gould)
For @rochasofficial’s pre-fall 2018 collection, creative director Alessandro Dell’Acqua channeled the sophisticated and intriguing Catherine Denevue in the film “Belle de Jour.” Polished collarless coats, midi skirts, suits and ’60s graphic motifs were all featured in the collection, adding a sense of discreet luxury. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion
“We tried to produce clothing of that couture quality, but the most daunting part was that we only had a matter of days [to do it],” said costume designer Lou Eyrich, who recreated Gianni Versace’s iconic looks for @americancrimestoryfx. Eyrich searched online retailers and vintage shops for original pieces from the design house and for @penelopecruzoficial, who plays Donatella Versace. Head to WWD.com to read how she created the Versace world. #wwdfashion
Only three months after her stellar debut catwalk season, @kaiagerber has inked her first big design collaboration –– with @karllagerfeld. The collection blends Lagerfeld’s Parisian chic aesthetic and the model’s signature West Coast casual style via RTW, accessories, footwear and more. The #KarlLagerfeldxKaia collection will launch in September with a series of events. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews