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.
Supermodel @helenachristensen teamed up with longtime friend and designer @camillastaerk on a joint @paredeyewear collaboration. The lineup features three styles and 11 offerings, all of which embody a vintage feel. Get all the details on how they celebrated the collab on WWD.com. #wwdaccessories #wwdeye (📷: @slovekinpics)
“It’s a hard industry to keep motivated, as well, so finding different subjects and people is what makes it worth it – when you’re like, oh, I’ve met great people, I feel like I’ve done something good, and I feel proud of having done this,” said French actress Stacy Martin on being grateful for the variety of roles she’s take on. Read @ktauer’s full interview with Martin on her her latest film “Godard Mon Amour.” #wwdeye (📷: @danieldorsa)
After showing in front of the Eiffel Tower for his last two women’s ready-to-wear collection, it looks like @anthonyvaccarello may be heading to the Big Apple. Sources say the designer will stage his next @ysl show in NYC on June 6. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion