Benoit Fouilland

Beauty Features

The Latest Beauty Executive Moves at Aveda, Benefit and Firmenich

Firmenich, Benefit and Aveda all saw senior-level shifts in leadership.

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Beauty Features

The Rise of the Partial Manicure

See the nail trend taking over manicure requests — and Instagram feeds — this summer.

clock August 14, 2020Emily Burns

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Beauty Features

HipDot Turns to Microinfluencer Collaborations for Creator Series

Microinfluencer FacedByKareem will launch The HipDot Creator Series on Aug. 17.

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Beauty Features

Deep Dive: Beauty Brands Look to Combat Maskne

An end to maskne? As facial covers become a part of consumers’ everyday lives, beauty brands are increasingly looking to create options that deliver health and skin benefits.

clock August 14, 2020Jayme Cyk

Sephora Collection clean products

Beauty Features

Sephora Collection Launches Clean Makeup Products

The beauty retailer is slowly aligning its private label brand with its Clean at Sephora initiative.

clock August 14, 2020Ellen Thomas


Beauty Features

In China, Social Commerce Helps Spur Prestige Beauty Sales

Tmall’s prestige beauty sales grew 90 percent, whereas’s advanced 74 percent this June versus June 2019, according to The NPD Group.

clock August 14, 2020Jennifer Weil

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Beauty Features

Vilhelm Parfumerie Ramps Up Expansion

The niche fragrance brand has just reentered the U.S. market and is opening its first boutique in Paris.

clock August 14, 2020Jennifer Weil

Nail artist Alicia Torello, manicurist to the likes of Anne Hathaway, leads the celeb-fronted charge on partial manicures.

Beauty Features

The Rise of the Partial Manicure

clock August 14, 2020WWD Staff

Ai Tominaga in The Ginza campaign

Skin Care

Shiseido’s Elusive Luxury Brand, The Ginza, Eyes China Expansion

As a result of word-of-mouth marketing, wealthy Chinese Millennials are flocking to try out Shiseido’s low profile yet pricy skin-care line.

clock August 14, 2020Tianwei Zhang

Douglas in Milan

Beauty Features

Douglas Returns to Growth in June

The German perfumery chain posted a 7.5 percent decline in nine-month sales, while its e-commerce revenues spiked by 39.6 percent.

clock August 13, 2020Jennifer Weil

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EXCLUSIVE: Beach House Group Raises Series A Funding

The company has surpassed its $100 million sales goal total, WWD has learned.

clock August 12, 2020Ryma Chikhoune

KVD Vegan Beauty

Beauty Features

KVD Vegan Beauty Expands to Ulta Following Separation From Kat Von D

It is the first major move for the brand following its separation from controversial founder Katherine von Drachenberg.

clock August 11, 2020Ellen Thomas

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Beauty Features

Firmenich Names New CFO, Posts FY Sales Gain

The Swiss fragrance and flavors maker has named Benoit Fouilland to the role, succeeding Eric Nicolas, who becomes group chief operating officer.

clock August 11, 2020Jennifer Weil

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Indie Hair-care Brand Gisou Makes Strides in U.S. Market With Sephora

Buoyed by funding from Vaultier7 and a new deal with Sephora, the brand founded by influencer Negin Mirsalehi is now poised to expand rapidly in the U.S.

clock August 11, 2020Samantha Conti

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Beauty Features

YouTuber NeonMUA Partners With Midas Cosmetics on Face Palettes

“I hold strong to the idea of supporting indie brands, especially now,” said the YouTuber and creator of the hashtag #ColourPopMeBlack.

clock August 10, 2020Alexa Tietjen

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Beauty Features

Jackie Aina Launches Lifestyle Company, Forvr Mood

Forvr Mood launches Aug. 10 with a collection of candles.

clock August 10, 2020Alexa Tietjen

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Beauty Features

After Coronavirus Shakeup, Dr. Woo Launches Skin-care Line

After a coronavirus-induced pivot to philanthropy, the brand, Woo, is expanding next week.

clock August 7, 2020James Manso

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Beauty Features

Glossier Lays Off Retail Employees

After furloughing retail staff in May, Emily Weiss has announced that Glossier will lay off its nearly 200 retail employees.

clock August 7, 2020Alexa Tietjen

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Beauty Features

Two Beyoncé Collaborators Talk ‘Black Is King’

Hairstylist Kim Kimble and designer Venny Etienne talk about bringing the artist’s aesthetic to life.

clock August 7, 2020James Manso

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Beauty Features

By the Numbers: Millennial and Gen Z Invest in Beauty

New data from Klarna indicates younger consumers are gaining more interest in beauty.

clock August 7, 2020James Manso

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Body Care

Deodorant Brands Ditch Aluminum for Acid

As natural deodorants gain popularity, formulators have added in AHA’s and other acids to exfoliate and stop odor.

clock August 7, 2020Emily Burns

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Beauty Features

PCPC Names Keech Combe Shetty New Board Chair

The council tapped board member Keech Combe Shetty for the position.

clock August 7, 2020James Manso

Topicals Co-founders

Skin Care

Three Times a ‘Go’ for Gen Z Skin-Care Brand Founders

The Black-owned Topicals beauty brand targets chronic skin conditions, and amassed a wait list of 10,000 pre-launch.

clock August 7, 2020Denise Power

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Beauty Features

Beauty’s Creative Pros in the Time of a Pandemic

A look into what some of the world’s top hairstylists and makeup artists have focused on over the last few months.

clock August 7, 2020Jennifer Weil and Sandra Salibian and James Manso

Clarins Unlimited

Beauty Features

Clarins Launching Subscription Boxes

The service will begin Oct. 1 in France, before being rolled out elsewhere.

clock August 7, 2020Jennifer Weil

Shontay Lundy


Black Girl Sunscreen Founder Shontay Lundy on Her Rising Beauty Brand

The sunscreen label, which received a $1 million investment from a private funding source in May, is the only indie Black-owned brand carried by Target nationwide in the sun-care category.

clock August 7, 2020Ryma Chikhoune


Beauty Features

Credo Beauty Aims for More Shades in Clean Makeup With Private Label Launch

“There was a real friction point in not having something that could serve everyone.”

clock August 7, 2020Ellen Thomas

Megan Thee Stallion

Beauty Features

Megan Thee Stallion Is Revlon’s Latest Brand Ambassador

“I’m not the typical cookie-cutter artist or person — I do what I want to do when I want to do it and how I want to do it.”

clock August 6, 2020Ellen Thomas

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Beauty Features

Revlon Sales Drop by 39%

Revlon brand sales dipped 45 percent in the quarter.

clock August 6, 2020Allison Collins

Alicia Keys

Skin Care

Alicia Keys Partners With E.l.f. for New Beauty Brand

“She’s been wanting to do something in beauty and wellness for quite some time.”

clock August 5, 2020Allison Collins

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Beauty Features

Ursa Major Heads to Ulta; Gains B-Corp Certification

The clean beauty brand spun the coronavirus into an opportunity to accelerate expansion efforts.

clock August 5, 2020James Manso


Beauty Features

Lashify Sues Kiss for Patent Infringement

The false lash manufacturer says Kiss infringed on two of its patents.

clock August 5, 2020Allison Collins

Saie Beauty

Beauty Features

Gwyneth Paltrow Invests in Clean Makeup Brand Saie

“We literally went out and bought a phone, and got a phone number, and you can text us.”

clock August 4, 2020Allison Collins

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Beauty Features

Gillette Venus Debuts ‘Skinclusive’ Clothing on Animal Crossing

The partnership continues the brand’s skin-inclusive campaigns and initiatives.

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