The 2009 Awards Issue

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Overview

The winners of the WWD Beauty Biz Awards are pioneers of the industry who despite a challenging business climate, continued to push boundaries.>>Click here for coverage of the December 10th award ceremony>>SEE LIST AT LEFTFOR ALL OF THIS ISSUE'S ARTICLES

From This Issue

Lighting a spark

Beauty Features

Editor’s Letter: Lighting a Spark

This month’s letter from the editor discusses the 2009 WWD Beauty Biz Awards, a special insert on men’s beauty, and cover girl Constance Jablonski.

clock December 11, 2009Jenny B. Fine

Happiness is... A new skin cream.

Skin Care

Happiness Is…A New Skin Cream

Forget fighting wrinkles. The latest trend in the treatment category is products that make you feel as good as you look.

clock December 11, 2009Laure Guilbault

Chocolate panache

Skin Care

Chocolate Panache: Sweet Treats That Benefit Skin

British beauty brand The Organic Pharmacy has plans for candy bar made from polyphenol-rich organic dark chocolate.

clock December 11, 2009Brid Costello

Zoe Z.E.

Beauty Features

Auto Body and Soul: Biotherm’s Spa Car

Biotherm has partnered with Renault to create a spa-like experience on wheels.

clock December 11, 2009Jennifer Weil

Ken Pavés Travel Series Professional Hair Dryer, Styling Iron and Curling Iron

Products

A Closer Look: Tools And Implements

This season’s new tools and implements promise energy efficiency and chic styling with streamlined design and ultra-mod technology.

clock December 11, 2009Belisa Silva

Olivier Baussan

Human Resources

Earth Angel: L’Occitane en Provence Founder Olivier Baussan

Olivier Baussan discusses his devotion to helping others, his respect for the olive and why there’s nothing quite like the taste of black truffle.

clock December 11, 2009Jennifer Weil

Hair and makeup by Regina Harris at See Management.

Marketing and Promotion

Tough Luxe: Dior’s Pamela Baxter

Not one to let a tough economy deter her, Dior’sPamela Baxter has drafted a bold blueprint for growing the next generation of luxury goods companies.

clock December 11, 2009Jenny B. Fine

Toys 'R' Us

Beauty Features

Shop Right: Karen Grant’s Holiday Retail Favorites

Karen Grant, vice president and global industry analyst of The NPD Group, weighs in on her favorite New York stores to hit for the holidays—beauty not included.

clock December 11, 2009WWD Staff

Anne Fontaine

Retail

Musical Massages at Anne Fontaine

At Anne Fontaine’s Parisian spa, one special massage was inspired by the spirit of jazz.

clock December 11, 2009Jennifer Weil

Citadel, Israel

Color Cosmetics

World Wide Watch: Israel

The beauty market in Israel continues to post growth despite the global recession—albeit slowly.

clock December 11, 2009Jessica Steinberg

Beauty Features

Israel’s Bountiful Sea

The Dead Sea provides big business for at least 50 mineral-based beauty and skin care companies.

clock December 11, 2009Jessica Steinberg

Chace Crawford

Human Resources

Chace Crawford Interview: Finishing School

After shooting to fame as a teen dream on Gossip Girl, actor Chace Crawford is graduating to the big leagues.

clock December 11, 2009Nick Axelrod

Redken Body Full Instant Bodifier, Phyto Professional Fiber Paste, Aveda Light Elements, Kenra Platinum Sheer Holding Spray, Garnier Fructis Style Full Control Hairspray, Living Proof Full Thickening Cream and Alterna Caviar Hold Hair Spray.

Hair

What’s In Store: Style Mates

The newest styling products boost hair volume and provide all-day hold without gunky buildup.

clock December 11, 2009Belisa Silva

Kinerase Restructure Firming Eye Cream, Vichy Laboratoires LiftActiv Retinol HA Eyes, Bobbi Brown Extra Eye Repair Cream, First Aid Beauty
Detox Eye Roller, First Aid Beauty Detox Eye Roller and Bremenn Research Labs Upper Eyelid Lifter.

Skin Care

What’s In Store: Bright Eyes

This month, beauty brands look to brighten, lighten and de-puff tired eyes and the delicate skin that surrounds them.

clock December 11, 2009Belisa Silva

Maybelline EyeStudio Eye shadows, OPI Nail Lacquer, Wet ‘n’ Wild Eyeshadow, Smashbox Palette, Cover Girl Eye Color, Anna Sui Nail Color, Lancôme Color Design Quad and Nars Glitter Pencil

Color Cosmetics

What’s in Store: Blue Notes

Shades of blue and teal abound in spring’s most fetching color stories.

clock December 11, 2009Belisa Silva

Constance Jablonski

Beauty Features

Constance Jablonski: Bold, Beautiful

Model-of-the-moment Constance Jablonski showcases beauty’s three key directions for spring.

clock December 11, 2009Brid Costello

Penélope Cruz, Broken Embraces.

Beauty Features

Advance Team: Red Carpet Sneak Preview

A first look at what to expect on the red carpet, as awards season kicks into gear.

clock December 11, 2009Rachel Brown

Marc Ecko Ecko, Shiseido Zen for Men, Tilly’s RSQ Cologne for Men, C.O. Bigelow Barber Elixir White Cologne, John Varvatos Rock Volume One, Fifty Cent Power and Ralph Lauren Polo Red White & Blue.

Fragrance

Men’s Outlook: Classic Charm Fragrances

Cheers! This season’s scents for men signify a return to time-honored olfactive blends.

clock December 11, 2009Belisa Silva

King of Shaves Azor Advanced Shaving Gel, Giorgio Armani Skin Minerals for Men, Remington F-5790 Pivot & Flex Foil Shaver, Braun Series 3 390Smooth and Adaptable, Gillette Fusion MVP and Billy Jealousy Whipped Cream.

Products

Men’s Outlook: Cutting Edge Shaving Tools

To keep his face stubble free and smooth, these new razors and shaving preps promise better-than-barber results.

clock December 11, 2009Belisa Silva

Jock Soap Heavyweight Champion Extreme Hydration Compound, Menscience Androceuticals Facial Cleansing Mask,  Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Eye De-Puffer, Arcona Men Clarity Aftershave/Spot Repair for Face and Body and Yon-ka Paris for Men Bronzer Moist.

Products

Men’s Outlook: Baby Face Skin Care

The newest skin care treatments for men aim to be both preventative and restorative, with natural ingredients and innovative delivery systems.

clock December 11, 2009Belisa Silva

Financial

The Men’s Market: New Year, New Hope

This year has been a rough one for the men’s market.

clock December 11, 2009Matthew W. Evans

WWD Beauty Biz Awards

Beauty Features

The 2009 WWD Beauty Biz Awards

WWD Beauty Biz honors the year’s most innovative thinkers in our seventh annual awards issue.

clock December 11, 2009WWD Staff

Breakthrough Product Award

Beauty Features

Breakthrough Product Of The Year

WWD presents this year’s coolest new concepts and innovations in beauty.

clock December 11, 2009WWD Staff

Most Innovative Ad Campaign

Beauty Features

Most Innovative Ad Campaign Of The Year

Both of this year’s winners prove that extreme wit really captures consumers’ attention,

clock December 11, 2009WWD Staff

Most Innovative Marketer

Beauty Features

Most Innovative Marketer Of The Year

These top marketers helped point the way to the future.

clock December 11, 2009WWD Staff

Retailer

Beauty Features

Retailer Of The Year

In a year in which consumers stayed away from stores in droves, these retailers upped the excitement level and reignited the desire to shop.

clock December 11, 2009WWD Staff

Newcomer of the Year

Beauty Features

Newcomer Of The Year

Both of these newcomers electrified industry insiders with their bold approaches to beauty.

clock December 11, 2009WWD Staff

Best Executed Launch Strategy

Beauty Features

Best Executed Launch Strategy Of The Year

Boldness paid off this year, as consumers flocked to buzz-worthy big ideas to get their beauty fixes.

clock December 11, 2009WWD Staff

After a rough 2009, industry watchers are looking to the first half of 2010 to help get beauty back on track.

Beauty Features

Swing Shift: 2010 Beauty Outlooks

After a rough 2009, industry watchers are looking to the first half of 2010 to help get beauty back on track.

clock December 11, 2009WWD Staff

Stephane de la Faverie

Beauty Features

Men’s Outlook: Meeting of the Minds

Five of the industry’s fiercest competitors gather to brainstorm strategies for growing the grooming market.

clock December 11, 2009Matthew W. Evans and Jenny B. Fine

Lily Aldridge

Beauty Features

Good Times: The Beauty Party Scene

Hitting beauty’s rollicking party circuit.

clock December 11, 2009WWD Staff

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