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Hourglass Plans to Introduce ‘Most Disruptive’ Launch Yet, Says Founder Carisa Janes

Janes recently unveiled Red 0, the brand’s vegan alternative to carmine — a red colorant produced by crushing insects.

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If Companies Don’t Act, Women’s Leadership in the Post-Pandemic Workforce Could Suffer

“We’re starting to see women in senior leadership ranks opt out or fail. So the question is, why is that?”

clock April 2, 2021Kellie Ell

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Beauty Features

Taking a Cue From Dove, Sunny Jain Sets Goals for Unilever Beauty

The new Positive Beauty strategy chimes with Unilever chief executive officer Alan Jope’s wish for the company to become “the global leader” in sustainable business.

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Beauty Features

Unilever Erases the Word ‘Normal’ From Packaging to Promote Inclusion

Going forward, Unilever will not digitally alter body shape, size, proportion or skin color in its advertising, and plans to increase the number of advertisements portraying people from diverse groups as part of its Positive Beauty drive.

clock March 8, 2021Samantha Conti

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Beauty Features

The CROWN Act Is Pushing to Protect, and Value, Black Women’s Hair

“Hair discrimination is a really critical issue in how racism gets manifested.”

clock February 12, 2021Tara Donaldson

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Business Features

Prestige Beauty, Nutrition Will Be Engines of Growth at Unilever

CEO Alan Jope said Unilever’s prestige beauty unit “is now the best-performing luxury beauty business in the market, a 700-million-euros business.”

clock February 4, 2021Samantha Conti



Unilever Sets Punchy Goals as Revenue Declines 2.4% in 2020

Going forward, the consumer giant said it plans to invest in “high growth spaces,” put the focus on the U.S., India and China, and develop its digital channels.

clock February 4, 2021Samantha Conti

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Social Impact

Unilever Vouches to Become More Inclusive

The company has made a series of commitments aimed at fighting inequality, starting with ensuring all workers in its value chains earn a living wage.

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Unilever Wants Shareholders to Vote on Environmental Strategy, Targets

The consumer giant is following the big luxury brands by taking its green agenda straight to shareholders — and markets — for approval.

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Beauty Features

A Positive Outlook at the 2020 Beauty Inc Awards

Sunny Jain of Unilever and Marla Beck of Bluemercury each gave their perspectives on how 2020 changed beauty — and consumers.

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Beauty Features

Unilever’s Sunny Jain Lays Out His Strategic Vision

Sunny Jain had only been at Unilever for nine months before his new hometown of London began locking down in March. By then, the spread of COVID-19 had already been sending shocks through Unilever, which was forced to pull its growth projections for 2020, reallocate funds, support suppliers and find a way to cope with […]

clock December 10, 2020Samantha Conti

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Short Takes: Thrift, Climate Action Top A-list Priorities

The Estée Lauder Cos. Inc., Reformation and more push for climate action while Christian Siriano sanctions resale with a new thrift logo for ThredUp.

clock December 9, 2020Kaley Roshitsh

The fight continues in Europe against testing cosmetics on animals.

Beauty Features

Beauty Companies Continue Fight Against Animal Testing in Europe

Unilever was among beauty-makers and animal rights groups to send a letter on the issue to the European Commission, Parliament and Council.

clock December 2, 2020Jennifer Weil

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Working Mother Media Names Top 75 Companies for Executive Women

Among the fashion, beauty and jewelry companies that made the top 75 list are L’Oréal, Unilever, Chico’s, The Estée Lauder Cos., Gap, Inc., Kendra Scott and VF Corp.

clock December 1, 2020Lisa Lockwood

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Unilever Finalizes Shift to a Single, U.K.-Based Company

Unilever announced in June it was simplifying its legal structure to create “a company with greater strategic flexibility, better positioned for future success.”

clock November 30, 2020Samantha Conti

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