Inside the Maison Fragonard

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Fragonard Opens Guest House in Arles

The French beauty and lifestyle brand ventured into a new territory with the Maison Fragonard.

clock 4hJennifer Weil

Uoma by Sharon C.

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Five Indie Beauty Brands Launching in Walmart

As the world’s largest retailer looks to modernize its beauty offer, a crop of indie brands are entering its doors.

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The OVE face mask

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Olivier Lapidus Teams With Lucibel on LED Face Mask

Frédéric Granotier, founder and president of Lucibel, contacted the designer about a possible collaboration.

clock July 24, 2021Jennifer Weil

Inside Luxbae

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West Coast Watch: Georgia May Jagger’s Bleach Salon Among Summer Beauty and Wellness Openings

Pepper and Luxbae have also made debuts.

clock July 24, 2021Ryma Chikhoune

Guess is launching Effect, its first skin care range.

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EXCLUSIVE: Guess Introduces New Fragrance, Skin Care

The range, called Guess Effect, will be launching August 1.

clock July 23, 2021James Manso

Ultraniche fragrance brand Amouage boutique store


Niche Fragrance Brand Amouage Expands Into the U.S.

The Oman-based company is set to open with brick-and-mortar partners through 2023.

clock July 23, 2021Emily Burns

Daniel Mahler

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Executive Moves at Estée Lauder Cos., Maesa and Prose

Prose leaned heavier into purpose, and Ideal Image tapped a Drybar cofounder for its board.

clock July 23, 2021James Manso

The Ordinary Products

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The Ordinary, CeraVe Are TikTok’s Biggest Searched Beauty Brands

Data from Skincare Hero shows the amount of content a beauty brand produces on the platform does not impact its popularity.

clock July 23, 2021James Manso

Live Tinted Huegard sunscreen

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Matter of Influence: Deepica Mutyala on Creating a New Kind of Mineral Sunscreen

Live Tinted’s newest release is Hueguard, a primer and moisturizer with SPF 30 and a 10,000-person waitlist.

clock July 23, 2021Alexa Tietjen

Marina Sersale and Sebastián Alvarez Murena at Hotel Le Sirenuse in Positano, Italy.


The Couple Instilling the Essence of Italy in Fragrances for 20 Years

On occasion of the 20th anniversary of beauty brand Eau d’Italie, founders Marina Sersale and Sebastián Alvarez Murena launched a new fragrance and revamped packaging, setting the tone for the label’s next chapters.

clock July 23, 2021Sandra Salibian

Sephora is acquiring Feelunique.

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Sephora Acquiring U.K. Online Prestige Beauty Seller Feelunique

The move gives LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned Sephora a firm foothold in the lucrative U.K. beauty market.

clock July 23, 2021Jennifer Weil and Samantha Conti

Elaine MacNeil

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Elaine MacNeil, Former L’Oréal USA Executive, Dies at 72

The former general manager of Urban Decay and consultant for L’Oréal Luxe was 72.

clock July 22, 2021James Manso

Inside Givaudan

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Givaudan’s Fragrance Business Rebounds in First Half

The Swiss fragrance and flavors supplier’s sales in the period were bolstered by its fine fragrance activity.

clock July 22, 2021Jennifer Weil

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 )

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Sephora Announces Clean + Planet Positive Program

The announcement confirms WWD’s June report on the then-rumored program.

clock July 22, 2021James Manso

Kroma superfoods

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Superfood Company Kroma Launches With Funding From Gwyneth Paltrow

The brand received $5.5 million in seed funding, including from Paltrow, Amy Schumer and Jessica Seinfeld.

clock July 22, 2021Emily Burns

Lumin men's 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 July 22, 2021Allison Collins

Angelina Jolie

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Angelina Jolie Speaks at Guerlain, UNESCO’s Women for Bees Ceremony

Angelina Jolie, Guerlain and UNESCO are behind the program to empower women by caring for bees, an endangered species.

clock July 22, 2021Jennifer Weil

Meridian Men's Grooming, manscaping

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Eurazeo Brands’ Next Bet Is on Men’s Grooming

“Men’s has historically been an underserved market.”

clock July 21, 2021Allison Collins

Ulta Beauty at Target

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Target, Ulta Beauty Unveil Brand Lineup

The Ordinary and MAC Cosmetics are among the more than 50 brands participating.

clock July 21, 2021James Manso

QVC and HSN Beauty Bash

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QVC, HSN Bring Back Beauty Bash

QVC and HSN are bringing back the annual live event in its first digital incarnation.

clock July 21, 2021James Manso

The Roma Uomo Green Swing fragrance by Laura Biagiotti.


Laura Biagiotti Gears Up for Ryder Cup With New Fragrance

The sport event will be hosted in 2023 at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club where the Roman fashion house is headquartered.

clock July 20, 2021Sandra Salibian

From IEVA Group

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IEVA Group Acquires Second Retail Chain

The connected beauty company linking wellbeing, personalized solutions and the environment, has just acquired Boudoir du Regard.

clock July 20, 2021Jennifer Weil

Violette Serrat

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EXCLUSIVE: Violette Serrat to Create Makeup for Guerlain

Violette Serrat will become the brand’s creative director for makeup on Aug. 1, succeeding Olivier Echaudemaison after 21 years at the house.

clock July 20, 2021Jennifer Weil

Thirteen Lune Site

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EXCLUSIVE: Thirteen Lune to Launch In-store at J.C. Penney

The American department store chain is rethinking its beauty strategy as it introduces J.C. Penney Beauty later this year, dedicated to showcasing Black- and brown-owned brands — a mission e-commerce platform Thirteen Lune has had from the start.

clock July 20, 2021Ryma Chikhoune

A Birchbox assortment.

Beauty Features

Beauty Boxes Favored by Consumers, Data Shows

Data from retail tech company Emarsys shows that more consumers subscribe to beauty subscriptions than any other category.

clock July 17, 2021James Manso

Armani-Prive Couture Fall 2021

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Eye Spy at Couture Fall 2021

From Armani Privé to Alexis Mabille, Schiaparelli and RVDK Ronald Van Der Kemp Couture, peepers were dressed up in colors.

clock July 17, 2021Jennifer Weil

Jessica Alba

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Jessica Alba Introduces The Honest Company’s Enhanced, Sustainably Minded Packaging and New Beauty Line

The entrepreneur and actress, whose lifestyle company went public in May, is utilizing compostable “tree-free” cartons made from upcycled sugarcane byproduct and unveiling a “daily defense” collection, out July 19 on

clock July 16, 2021Ryma Chikhoune

The Surf Lodge beauty minibar

Beauty Features

The Surf Lodge Reboots Beauty Minibars

The complementary assortment features brands like Chantecaille, Lord Jones and Sachajuan.

clock July 16, 2021James Manso

Youthforia's bestseller is its liquid blush.

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Youthforia, the Post-Pandemic Makeup-Skin Care Hybrid Label to Know

The TikTok native and green beauty brand is best known for its color-changing blush.

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Carlotta Jacobson:

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Brooke Shields, CEW Announce Beauty Creator Awards Finalists

The CEW kicked off the 28th anniversary of their beauty awards with finalist previews, trend insights and wellness panels.

clock July 16, 2021Emily Burns

Jackie Aina Forvr Mood

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Matter of Influence: Jackie Aina Brings Forvr Mood to Sephora

Forvr Mood, which has sold more than 200,000 candles, will build out Sephora’s home fragrance category.

clock July 16, 2021Alexa Tietjen

A rendering of the new beauty bar at the new Flannels beauty hall

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The Future of the Beauty Hall, According to British Retailer Flannels

The retailer is making its first foray into beauty, with a new concept that focuses on cross-selling and interactive experiences, such as in-store beauty bars.

clock July 16, 2021Natalie Theodosi

Plants in test tubes, isolated on white

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Is Clean Beauty Still Relevant?

Industry players weigh in on the backlash “clean” has been receiving online, as the movement celebrates National Clean Beauty Day on July 15, created to help educate consumers on the significance of conscious skin care and cosmetics consumption.

clock July 15, 2021Ryma Chikhoune

Sol de Janeiro x Anitta

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EXCLUSIVE: Anitta, Sol de Janeiro Collaborate on Fragrance

Simply called Sol de Janeiro x Anitta Hair & Body Fragrance Mist, the scent will launch Aug. 10.

clock July 15, 2021James Manso

European Wax Center's New EWC Line

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European Wax Center Files for IPO

Per the company’s SEC filing, last year’s sales hit $469 million.

clock July 14, 2021Emily Burns

The Ordinary is going into over 430 Sephora doors on July 16.

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EXCLUSIVE: The Ordinary Goes Brick-and-Mortar With Sephora

Deciem’s cult-favorite skin care brand is expanding brick-and-mortar retail distribution across North America.

clock July 14, 2021Emily Burns

Bubble is going into Walmart

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Bubble, Skin Care for the Gen Z Set, Goes Into Walmart

The brand is going into more than 3,800 doors with the retailer.

clock July 14, 2021James Manso

The Nue Co. founders

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EXCLUSIVE: The Nue Co. Raises $25M in Series B Funding, With Plans for Expansion and Beauty

The wellness company will expand internationally in the Middle East and Canada this year, followed by Australia and Asia in 2022.

clock July 14, 2021Ryma Chikhoune

Kylie Cosmetics relaunch

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Andrew Stanleick Outlines Kylie Cosmetics’ Global, Omnichannel Future

Weeks into taking the helm, Stanleick said the brand is eyeing new geographies and categories for expansion.

clock July 14, 2021James Manso


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Moroccanoil Launches First Fragrance

Called Brumes Du Maroc, the fragrance is one of the brand’s most highly anticipated category expansions, according to cofounder Carmen Tal.

clock July 13, 2021Emily Burns

NuFace's new activators.

Beauty Features

NuFace Refocuses on Skin Care

Starting with its new Activators, the brand has ambitions to make half of its revenues from skin care.

clock July 10, 2021James Manso

Lungarno Fitness Studio

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Citi Survey Shows Millennials Going Back to Work

Citi’s 2021 Custom Cash Card Survey points to Millennials heading back into the world — and the office.

clock July 10, 2021James Manso

The Honey Pot Co.

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WWD Beauty Inc, Footwear News to Cohost 2021 Wellness Forum

The event’s speaker lineup ranges from executives from Aveda to Hoka One One.

clock July 9, 2021James Manso

Bear Atelier

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Influence Matters: How Atelier Is Streamlining the Beauty Supply Chain

The company, which works with creators and brands, currently has nearly 200 products in its pipeline.

clock July 9, 2021Alexa Tietjen

The Little Book of Jeong

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Soko Glam’s Charlotte Cho Releases Second Book, ‘Little Book of Jeong’

Soko Glam founder Charlotte Cho has launched her second book, called “The Little Book of Jeong.”

clock July 9, 2021James Manso

Bergdorf Goodman's BG Beauty Edit

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Bergdorf Goodman Goes Bigger on Beauty

The retailer is eyeing the beauty category more heavily, starting with a new product edit and grooming products in the men’s store for the first time.

clock July 9, 2021James Manso

Matière Première

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Upcycling’s on the Up

Consumers, brands and suppliers are increasingly interested in fragrance and beauty product ingredients that come from what used to be considered waste.

clock July 9, 2021Jennifer Weil

TrèStique Makeup Zero Waste Packaging

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TrèStique Relaunches With Clean, Zero Waste Refillable Makeup System

“It was not only the right thing to do for our customers and our brand, but also for the planet. We really wanted to do better.”

clock July 9, 2021Emily Burns

Michele Romanow, Andrew D'Souza

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Clearco Raises $215 Million From SoftBank

The e-commerce investor plans to use the new round of funding for international expansion.

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