Makeup fans in China

Beauty Features

Beauty Brands’ Race Is On to Enter China Directly

French beauty companies can now apply to export to China without prior animal testing on their products.

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Beauty Features

Mass Market Executives on New Launches from Olay, L’Oréal Paris, and Neutrogena

Clean beauty, hair care, and long-wear color: where the mass market is hedging its bets in 2021.

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Andrew Stanleick

Beauty Features

Coty’s Andrew Stanleick on the Future of Cover Girl

The executive says the brand is getting back to growth.

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Mass Retail Comes Into Focus

Beauty Features

Mass Retail Comes Into Focus

As the lines between prestige and mass continue to blur, retailers are taking a multipronged approach to reinventing their beauty departments.

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Skin Care

Australian Skin Care Brand Ultraceuticals Launches in the U.S.

The company continues to partner with professionals at medical spas, beauty spas and salons as part of its strategy to reach consumers.

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Beauty Features

Thirteen Lune Raises $1 Million, Invested by Sean Combs, Gwyneth Paltrow, Naomi Watts

The online platform sells Black- and brown-owned beauty brands.

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Beauty customers in China

Beauty Features

‘Ordinary’ French Cosmetics Can Now Forego Animal Testing in China

France is the first EU country where beauty-makers are able to apply for a certificate of “good manufacturing practices” and safety assessment needed for exporting such products.

clock January 14, 2021Jennifer Weil

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Beauty Features

Ulta Beauty Names New Makeup Merchant

Changes on the merchandising team come after strong headwinds in makeup sales.

clock January 14, 2021James Manso

A badger

Beauty Features

L’Oréal Bans Animal Hair in Its Brushes

The world’s largest beauty-maker joins almost 100 beauty brands in ceasing the manufacture of badger-hair brushes.

clock January 14, 2021Jennifer Weil

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Beauty Features

RPG, Mana Products and Meiyume Form the Vertical Beauty Alliance

The agreement, dubbed Vertical Beauty Alliance, offers full services for brands going to market.

clock January 14, 2021James Manso

Dave Smith, Estée Lauder svp new business development

Beauty Features

Estée Lauder Hires Dave Smith for M&A Role

Shana Randhava, who was in the new business development role before Smith, has taken on a larger role leading Estée Lauder’s New Incubation Ventures.

clock January 14, 2021Allison Collins

Sephora racial bias in retail study

Beauty Features

Sephora Releases ‘Racial Bias in Retail’ Study

The in-depth report aims to quantify the depths of bias in retail.

clock January 13, 2021Alexa Tietjen

From Juliette Has a Gun

Beauty Features

Juliette Has a Gun Gets Minority Backing

Cathay Capital has taken a stake in the 15-year-old, Paris-based niche fragrance brand.

clock January 12, 2021Jennifer Weil

Blanca Juti

Beauty Features

L’Oréal Names New Chief Communications Officer

Blanca Juti will also join the beauty group’s executive committee starting in April.

clock January 12, 2021Jennifer Weil

Harris Reed MAC Cosmetics

Beauty Features

Fashion Designer Harris Reed Collaborates With MAC

Reed’s fluid fashions have been worn by Harry Styles, Solange Knowles and Troye Sivan.

clock January 12, 2021Alexa Tietjen

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Goli’s New Ashwa Vitamin Said To Be Selling 200 Bottles Per Minute

At $19 each, that would put the company at well over $10 million in product sales since launch. 

clock January 11, 2021Allison Collins

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Beauty Features

Ipsy Issues 6-Month Update on Commitments to Black-Owned Beauty Brands

Ipsy is adding Pat McGrath Labs, Briogeo, Uoma and other Black-owned beauty brands into Glam Bags this year.

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L'Oréal's Perso customizable, on-demand makeup, introduced at CES 2020, will launch this spring at YSL.

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L’Oréal’s Perso Custom Lipstick to Land at YSL

The beauty company announced that its on-demand custom lipstick will land at Yves Saint Laurent this spring.

clock January 11, 2021Adriana Lee


Beauty Features

Beauty Rolodex: European Investors

A listing of some key venture capital and private equity players in the beauty space.

clock January 10, 2021Jennifer Weil and Sandra Salibian and Samantha Conti

Virginie Courtin-Clarins

Beauty Features

Virginie Courtin-Clarins Named Deputy CEO of Groupe Clarins

The executive now also heads up the French beauty maker’s corporate social responsibility.

clock January 8, 2021Jennifer Weil

Estee Lauder

Beauty Features

U.S. Named Second Cheapest Beauty Market

A new report from Cosmetify outlines the cheapest — and most costly — markets for buying beauty.

clock January 8, 2021James Manso

Billie Eilish

Beauty Features

By the Numbers: TikTok Aesthetics Gain Search Traction

Data from Spate shows growing search volume for different social media aesthetics.

clock January 8, 2021James Manso

Stéphane de la Faverie

Beauty Features

Master Class: Stéphane de la Faverie

The global brand president of Estée Lauder on cross-generational, cross-geographical relevance on the eve of Lauder’s 75th anniversary.

clock January 8, 2021Jenny B. Fine

Photo courtesy of Annette Green

Beauty Features

Annette Green Fund-raises for Frontline Workers’ Mental Health

Green’s goal for the campaign, which benefits frontline workers at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, is $100,000.

clock January 8, 2021James Manso

Essie nail polish is now vegan and eight free

Beauty Features

Essie Goes Vegan, ‘Eight-Free’

As of the end of 2020, all formulas being produced and distributed by Essie are vegan and “eight-free.”

clock January 8, 2021James Manso

Cindy Crawford is a partner in new wellness brand Ladder

Beauty Features

Beauty Leaders Set Their Intentions

When it comes to 2021, is there anyone who isn’t planning for better days ahead? Here, New Year’s resolutions from some of beauty’s most forward-looking leaders.

clock January 8, 2021Jenny B. Fine

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Beauty Features

Wellness Trends to Watch in 2021

Experts project for consumers to take more personal control of their individual health and wellness in the year ahead.

clock January 8, 2021Ryma Chikhoune


Beauty Features

Hard Candy Cofounders Team With Halsey on About-Face Cosmetics Brand

“Every tenet of our business has to do with breaking the rules,” Dineh Mohajer said.

clock January 8, 2021Alexa Tietjen

A rendering of Ulta Beauty at Target

Beauty Features

The Evolution of Beauty Retail: Who’s Gaining Share, and Who’s Losing It

E-commerce, curbside pickup, Ulta Beauty with Target and Sephora with Kohl’s. The beauty retailing shifts you should pay attention to for 2021.

clock January 8, 2021Allison Collins

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Beauty Features

Making Beauty Brands Into BFs

The most successful indie brands are tapping into the evolving consumer zeitgeist of today.

clock January 8, 2021Jennifer Weil

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Beauty Features

Revlon Avoided Bankruptcy. Now What?

“We want to ensure they are getting the products they need, want and desire.”

clock January 8, 2021Allison Collins

Hero Cosmetics

Beauty Features

Mighty Patch-maker Hero Cosmetics Lands PE Investment

Hero’s sales grew 300 percent in 2020, according to founder Ju Rhyu.

clock January 8, 2021Allison Collins

Sue Nabi

Beauty Features

Could Coty’s Turnaround Succeed in 2021?

“She arrived on the scene and went, ‘What have you guys been doing for the last five years?'”

clock January 8, 2021Allison Collins

Beauty by PopSugar launches March 11 at and Ulta.

Beauty Features

Beauty by PopSugar Producer Goes Out of Business

The business filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and plans to liquidate.

clock January 8, 2021Allison Collins

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Beauty Features

Follain to Help Black-owned Beauty Brands Get EWG-verified

Follain, which took Aurora James’ 15 Percent Pledge last year, will support five brand partners to start.

clock January 7, 2021Alexa Tietjen

YouCam Makeup Perfect Corp. CES 2018 augmented reality

Beauty Features

Virtual Try-on Business Perfect Corp. Raises $50M Series C From Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs is backing the beauty technology company.

clock January 7, 2021Allison Collins

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Beauty Features

P&G, Billie Cancel Deal After FTC Suit

The Edgewell-Harry’s deal was also called off after an FTC complaint.

clock January 6, 2021Allison Collins

From Paper Cosmetics

Beauty Features

Paper Cosmetics Closes First Funding Round

L’Occitane Group’s VC fund and accelerator Obratori, and Philosophy founder Cristina Carlino, have taken a minority stake in the direct-to-consumer, sustainable deodorant brand with paper packaging.

clock January 6, 2021Jennifer Weil

The Ordinary Colours

Beauty Features

The Ordinary’s China Distributor, SuperOrdinary, Gets Investment From ACG

“We don’t take what we see happening and working in the U.S. market at face value.”

clock January 6, 2021Allison Collins

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Beauty Features

Coty Closes $200M Kim Kardashian West Beauty Deal

Coty plans to launch KKW Beauty into new categories, including skin care.

clock January 5, 2021Allison Collins

Herb + Flora

Beauty Features

Former Philosophy Exec Co-Launches Herb + Flora

Herb + Flora is a skin-care brand rooted in exercise science.

clock January 4, 2021Alexa Tietjen

Emma Heming Willis

Body Care

Emma Heming Willis Introduces Body-care Brand to U.S. Market

Cocobaba is named after its hero ingredient, coconut oil, but it’s also an homage to “baba” — the nickname shared between Willis, her husband, actor Bruce Willis, and daughters Evelyn and Mabel.

clock January 4, 2021Ryma Chikhoune

DECIEM The Ordinary Concealer

Beauty Features

EXCLUSIVE: The Ordinary Expands ‘Colours’ With Concealers

The anticipated follow-up to the brand’s foundations will launch on Jan. 19.

clock January 2, 2021James Manso

Pat McGrath DBE

Beauty Features

Pat McGrath Named a Dame on Queen’s New Year Honors List

The Queen’s 2021 Honors List highlighted McGrath’s contributions to fashion and beauty as well as diversity.

clock December 30, 2020James Manso

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Beauty Features

EXCLUSIVE: Aveda Goes Vegan, Names Sustainability Advocate

Arizona Muse is the brand’s first global advocate for sustainability.

clock December 30, 2020Alexa Tietjen

Social sharing and “social proofing” have emerged as ways brands build trust and connect to consumers.

Beauty Features

Pandemic Reshapes Social Commerce

Summit workshop session examines how brands can leverage social media and build community, too.

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Skin Care

The Hut Group Swoops on Professional Skin-care Retailer

THG has paid $350 million in cash for the U.S. retailer of prestige skin-care and specialty beauty brands.

clock December 29, 2020Samantha Conti

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Skin Care

L’Oréal Snaps Up Japanese Skin-care Brand Takami

It is best known for its Skin Peel pre-serum, which is popular in Japan and China.

clock December 23, 2020Miles Socha

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Helen of Troy Inks 100-year Revlon Deal

The consumer firm will use the Revlon brand on hair-care appliances and tools for a long, long, long time.

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