"Rocking Me"

Beauty Features

Form Melds With Fragrance in Scented Sculptures

Six sculptors and six IFF perfumers teamed up create limited-edition artworks for a project called “Profile By” that’s on display at Phillips in Paris.

clock June 18, 2021Jennifer Weil

Scandal for men

Beauty Features

EXCLUSIVE: Jean Paul Gaultier Launching Scandal Men’s Scent

Scandal marks the first men’s fragrance introduced by the brand since it was taken in house by Puig in 2016.

clock June 18, 2021Jennifer Weil

A portrait of Miley Cyrus by Petra Collins.

Fragrance

EXCLUSIVE: Miley Cyrus to Front Gucci’s New Fragrance Campaign

As the face of the new Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia scent, the artist will appear in a series of images and a video directed by Petra Collins.

clock June 18, 2021Sandra Salibian

Some products from the Chinese beauty startups.

Beauty Features

Tmall Broadens Beauty Product Development Reach

Alibaba’s business-to-consumer platform has partnered with Beiersdorf to co-incubate Chinese beauty start-ups.

clock June 17, 2021Jennifer Weil

Uoma by Sharon C.

Beauty Features

EXCLUSIVE: Sharon Chuter Launches ‘Uoma by Sharon C.’ Mass Beauty Brand

Centered around “radical inclusivity,” Uoma by Sharon C. is launching at Walmart on June 18.

clock June 17, 2021James Manso

Urban Skin RX SPF

Beauty Features

Urban Skin Rx Debuts SPFs Products, Brand Initiatives

Rachel Roff, founder and chief executive officer of Urban Skin Rx, said the products took a decade to formulate.

clock June 16, 2021James Manso

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - APRIL 19:  Atmosphere of the new Sephora Universal City Walk store on April 19, 2018 in Universal City, California.  (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Sephora )

Beauty Features

Sephora Said Tightening Clean Beauty Standards

A new program called “Clean Plus” is said to be banning petroleum-based ingredients and focusing more heavily on sustainability.

clock June 15, 2021James Manso

DevaCurl cleansers.

Beauty Features

DevaCurl Relaunches Hero Products; Introduces New Ranges

The brand is using new product technology to widen its audience to include more varied curl types and textures.

clock June 15, 2021James Manso

Paula's Choice skin care

Beauty Features

Updated: All the Beauty M&A Deals of 2021

Beauty M&A deals from Estée Lauder, Shiseido, L’Oréal and more.

clock June 15, 2021Allison Collins

Viktor & Rolf is partnering with GLAAD.

Beauty Features

Viktor & Rolf, GLAAD Team for Long-term Partnership

The fashion and fragrance brand will kick off numerous activations for Pride month, including a digital campaign, called “Free to Love, Free to Be Me.”

clock June 15, 2021Jennifer Weil

House of Wise

Beauty Features

House of Wise CBD Raises $2 Million 

“When someone sees me, a founder and mom of three toddlers with a corporate background, talking about my health and wellness routine which includes things like cannabis and masturbation, they are more inclined to listen and adopt the products and routines that help me,” said Amanda Goetz of House of Wise.

clock June 15, 2021Allison Collins

Kjaer Weis Matte, Naturally Lipstick

Beauty Features

Trendalytics: Lipstick Searches Soar Amid Pandemic Recovery

Following the lifting of mask mandates, search traffic for lip cosmetics skyrocketed, in one case, over 1,000 percent year-over-year.

clock June 14, 2021James Manso

The "Ripartiamo in Bellezza" kits by L'Oréal Luxe Italia.

Beauty Features

L’Oréal Luxe Italia to Launch Initiative to Support Local Perfumeries

Running July 5 to 31, the project will encourage consumers to return to shop beauty products in perfumeries through gifting activities.

clock June 14, 2021Sandra Salibian

Paula's Choice skin care

Beauty Features

Unilever Is Buying Paula’s Choice

Paula’s Choice is said to be growing quickly.

clock June 14, 2021Allison Collins

The White Florals home candle, diffuser and spray from Floral Street.

Fragrance

Scents and Sustainability

Michelle Feeney, founder and owner of the London-based Floral Street, is realizing her vision for an independent and mighty sustainable fragrance brand.

clock June 12, 2021Samantha Conti

Madrid, Spain, 2019.

Beauty Features

True Colors

“This year’s [Pride] parades will undoubtedly be the most extravagant yet in terms of beauty looks,” said Michael Nolte, creative director at BeautyStreams.

clock June 12, 2021Jennifer Weil

Gauhati, India, 2019.

Beauty Features

Eye Candy: Beauty at Pride Parades Around the World

clock June 12, 2021WWD Staff

Pride Month 2021: How Fashion and Beauty Brands Are Giving Back

Beauty Features

Traackr: Consumers Want Queer Representation in Beauty

According to Traackr, inclusivity across social marketing posts is quickly becoming table stakes for consumers.

clock June 11, 2021James Manso

Candor hair care

Beauty Features

How Candor Hair Is Bringing CBD Into Hair Care

The hair care brand launched on April 20 with two stock keeping units.

clock June 11, 2021James Manso

MAC Cosmetics

Beauty Features

How Beauty Brands Are Celebrating Pride Month

From monthlong donations to different activations, brands’ Pride efforts are wide ranging.

clock June 11, 2021James Manso

Cosmetologist applying mask on client's face in spa salon

Beauty Features

Spa Software Fresha Raises $100M From Huda Kattan, General Atlantic

Fresha provides booking and payments software to spas and salons.

clock June 11, 2021Allison Collins

Sephora 34th Street Store Grand Opening  on March 30, 2017 in New York City.

Beauty Features

Sephora Adds Accelerate Participants to Brand Matrix

For the first time since the Accelerate Program’s inception, Sephora promised to add all eight participants to its brand matrix.

clock June 11, 2021Alexa Tietjen

Kirsten Kjaer Weis

Beauty Features

Waldencast Takes a Stake in Kjaer Weis

Gillian Gorman Round has been brought on as CEO of the organic brand founded by makeup artist Kirsten Kjaer Weis.

clock June 11, 2021Jenny B. Fine

Davines Village.

Beauty Features

Davines Group’s New CEO on Company’s Next Chapter

In his first interview in the new role, Anthony Molet introduced a new appointment in the top management, discussed the status of the beauty company and the importance of keeping the business human.

clock June 11, 2021Sandra Salibian

The Fragrance Foundation Awards

Beauty Features

Inside the 2021 Fragrance Foundation Awards

The awards took place virtually on June 10.

clock June 10, 2021James Manso

Lazartigue

Hair

French Hair Care Brand Lazartigue Enters U.S. Retail

Lazartigue estimates $3 million in total U.S. sales within the next year.

clock June 10, 2021Ryma Chikhoune

Shiseido The Store

Beauty Features

Shiseido Launching Three Perfume Brands on Tmall

Issey Miyake, Narciso Rodriguez and Serge Lutens are being introduced on the platform to help Shiseido expand its reach in the burgeoning Chinese fragrance market and Asia Pacific zone.

clock June 10, 2021Jennifer Weil

A rose de mai harvest at Le Domaine de Manon

Beauty Features

Parfums Christian Dior Outlines Sustainable Developments

Conservation has always been part of the DNA of the house, said Laurent Kleitman, its president and chief executive officer.

clock June 10, 2021Jennifer Weil

Make up area at Salvatore Ferragamo. Face shields and a lot of spacing.

Beauty Features

NYC Beauty Freelancers See Signs of Recovery, One Year Post-Lockdown

Hair, makeup and nail artists are taking clients at reduced capacity, while also searching for ways to diversify revenue streams.

clock June 9, 2021Alexa Tietjen

Glime

Beauty Features

Blissim Executives Launch Beauty Story Product Lab

Beauty Story is focused on developing sustainable cosmetics products, using consumer data to identify industry white spaces.

clock June 9, 2021Jennifer Weil

The Culti Milano x Lamborghini fragrance.

Fragrance

Culti Milano, Lamborghini Partner on Ambiance Fragrance

The home fragrance specialist’s CEO Pierpaolo Manes discussed the collaboration and mapped out the future strategies for the brand and its sister firms Bakel and Scent Company.

clock June 9, 2021Sandra Salibian

Violette in a Bisous hoodie.

Beauty Features

Makeup Artist Violette Teams Up With Bisous Skateboards

The YouTube star is teaming up with the French skateboard brand for limited-edition clothes and a New York City pop-up store.

clock June 9, 2021Jenny B. Fine

Naushaba Moeen

Beauty Features

Sheralven Enters Nine West Fragrance Licensing Agreement

The first stock keeping units are slated to launch in the fourth quarter of 2021.

clock June 8, 2021James Manso

Vegamour

Hair

L.A. Wellness Brand Vegamour, Made for Thinning Hair, Enters Sephora.com

Products include hair care goods, lash and brow serums, and gummy supplements.

clock June 8, 2021Ryma Chikhoune

Alicia Keys is launching body care.

Beauty Features

Alicia Keys on Body Care as Self Care

For the entertainer and brand founder, body care fits naturally into her philosophy on body positivity.

clock June 8, 2021James Manso

Li Jiagi, also known as Austin Li, is China's "King of Lipsticks."

Beauty Features

EXCLUSIVE: Launchmetrics Ranks China’s Top 10 Beauty Influencers

Li Jiaqi, Babe, Ximen and Late Night Teacher Xu lead the ranking.

clock June 8, 2021Jennifer Weil

Athena Club products

Beauty Features

D-to-c Drugstore Athena Club Raises $15M VC Round

“We’re really focused on becoming the first digitally native CPG company.”

clock June 7, 2021Allison Collins

Jo Horgan

Beauty Features

Mecca Cosmetica’s Chief on Building the Store of Tomorrow

Jo Horgan described services as a “key unlocker” to the future of brick-and-mortar retail, as they translate into increased traffic and higher sales.

clock June 6, 2021Jennifer Weil

Product package boxes and shopping bag in cart with laptop computer which web store shop on screen for online shopping and delivery concept

Beauty Features

Using Fulfillment Technology to Boost Average Order Volume

Donny Salazar, MasonHub CEO and founder, sees opportunities for beauty brands to increase conversions and cart size by “bundling” products.

clock June 5, 2021Arthur Zaczkiewicz

pandemic

Beauty Features

Luxury Method on Beauty Workforce Compliance, Post-COVID-19 Changes

The firm talks to Beauty Inc about compliance changes in the beauty industry due to COVID-19.

clock June 5, 2021Tracey Meyers

Beauty Features

Katherine Power Is Looking for the X Factor

“You have to have a real reason for being, be something consumers can’t live without or can’t get somewhere else.”

clock June 5, 2021Allison Collins

Francis Kurkdjian

Beauty Features

Francis Kurkdjian Talks Perfumery, Cooking

For Francis Kurkdjian, the key to his gourmet cooking hobby is simple recipes with quality — often homegrown — ingredients.

clock June 5, 2021James Manso

Jo Horgan, Barbara Paldus, and Alex Lorestani

Beauty Features

Biotechnology Execs Discuss the Industry’s Impact on Beauty

Executives from Amyris, Codex Beauty and Geltor discuss biotech’s growing impact on beauty — and what they’re eyeing for innovation.

clock June 5, 2021James Manso

Ulta Beauty NYC Herald Square

Beauty Features

NielsenIQ Talks Beauty Trends, Divulges Details of New Modern Shoppers

NielsenIQ discusses its deep dive into consumer trends from the beauty sphere.

clock June 5, 2021Tracey Meyers

Stéphane Rinderknech

Beauty Features

Leading in the Age of Agility

Stéphane Rinderknech, president and chief executive officer of L’Oréal USA, discussed the need to “listen” and “connect” during the coronavirus pandemic.

clock June 5, 2021Jennifer Weil

Beauty Features

The Future of Makeup, According to Anastasia Soare, Sir John Barnett and Laney Crowell

With sales of prestige makeup down 34 percent last year, industry leaders discuss current trends and what’s next.

clock June 4, 2021Ryma Chikhoune

Shielded Beauty

Beauty Features

‘Safe Is the New Clean,’ Says Beauty Executive Sonia Summers, Introducing First Brand Shielded Beauty

The skin care line blends actives with natural antimicrobial ingredients.

clock June 4, 2021Ryma Chikhoune

Meridian

Body Care

Has Manscaping Gone Mainstream?

The self-care practice of manscaping is increasingly less taboo, showing signs of a dedicated market for body hair grooming.

clock June 4, 2021Obi Anyanwu

Essie nail polish

Color Cosmetics

L’Oréal Discontinuing Makeup Category, Essie in Japan

The company will instead focus on hair care and hair color in the Japanese market.

clock June 4, 2021Kelly Wetherille

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