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Doing/Living: The next generation of beauty retail has arrived

22-Jun-2017 - The innovative “humanity first” retail concept opened its doors on West 57th in New York City last Friday. And, Juliet Silva Yee, the venture’s chief creative officer, tells Cosmetics Design that this is only the beginning of conscious commerce.

Indie Beauty Profile

Ashley Prange, Au Naturale Cosmetics

19-Jun-2017 - In her Indie Beauty Profile, Ashley Prange CEO of Au Naturale Cosmetics, describes how she has built a brand around the #CleanBeautyRevolution and just how much work her team put into rebranding Au Naturale for the next phase of business.

Is Sheri McCoy on the verge of retiring from Avon?

15-Jun-2017 - Several reputable business news outlets are speculating as much based on an item that ran in the Wall Street Journal yesterday. The direct-sales beauty company certainly has had its share of leadership changes lately, including the appointment of a new global president just this week.

A new president for Avon Products

14-Jun-2017 - At the start of 2017 the direct sales beauty company moved its global business offices from the US to the UK. And in the intervening months there have been several leadership changes at Avon Products. Now, John Higson is retiring and a new global president will join the company.

Coty’s chief scientific officer retires

14-Jun-2017 - Having stayed on to help the company through the P&G brands acquisition and integration, Ralph Macchio is now leaving Coty.

LiquiGlide introduces new packaging coatings for personal care and oral care products

14-Jun-2017 - The slippery coatings company has just commercialized its first collection of packaging solutions and has named a new general manager to oversee the LiquiGlide CPG business at this critical moment.

Shiseido’s new brand WASO launches in US next month

13-Jun-2017 - The skin care product line, tailored to meet the needs and expectations of millennials, somehow manages to encompass nearly every trend associated with this unique generation of beauty consumers.

Indie Beauty Profile

Lynne Florio and Renee Tavoularis, Planted in Beauty

12-Jun-2017 - In their Indie Beauty Profile, Lynne Florio and Renee Tavoularis, founders of Planted in Beauty by Well Within, explain how they’re making good use of the various business services available to startups in and beyond beauty and reveal what they’ve hearing from consumers about anti-aging.   

Sheri McCoy is the only woman leading a beauty company on the Fortune 500

08-Jun-2017 - The business magazine has just put out the 2017 edition of its annual list of the most profitable corporations in the US. Among the several personal care and cosmetics companies on the list, only one is led by a CEO who is a woman. A fact that could be a indication of inequality throughout the industry.

L’Oréal launches an in-house app to welcome new hires

08-Jun-2017 - The beauty maker’s Fit Culture App is the first of its kind, a global digital tool that introduces new L’Oréal employees to the ins and outs of company culture—a culture that going forward will clearly be well-grounded in the technology of the times.

Beauty brands are big business for ecommerce platform solution providers

07-Jun-2017 - This week, eBrand Commerce launched a new turnkey ecommerce platform and services offering meant for small and medium brands. And the company’s announcement features its work with beauty clients so heavily, it’s clear eBrand is aiming to get in on the indie beauty boom.

Beauty industry stands up for Paris Climate Agreement, despite US plans to back out

06-Jun-2017 - Leading cosmetics and personal care companies, including L’Oréal, The Estée Lauder Companies, and Unilever, remain committed to the Paris Agreement. This despite a recent announcement that this country will be withdrawing from the Agreement that builds on The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

FounderMade beauty event features education, attracts investors, and showcases innovative brands

05-Jun-2017 - The full-day beauty discovery and conference event in New York City last Friday was a lively, well-attended event where new and growing beauty and personal care brands, led by spirited entrepreneurs, were on hand to meet with press, buyers, and investors.

Biome-Friendly Shampoo from Mother Dirt gets a longer shelf life

01-Jun-2017 - Conventional personal care product preservatives can damage or otherwise interfere with the body’s microbiome, so Mother Dirt products are formulated without those ingredients. Now the brand has announced updates to its shampoo that significantly extend its expiration date.  

Au Naturale Cosmetics has a whole new look

01-Jun-2017 - The green beauty brand, founded by Ashley Prange, worked closely with creative agency Base Beauty to update its logo, primary and secondary packaging, store displays, as well as the messaging and website for Au Naturale Cosmetics—all in an effort to bolster the brand’s market position.

Indie Beauty: Where ideas, inspiration, innovation, and investments happen in the cosmetics and personal care industry today (part 2 of 2)

31-May-2017 - The independent beauty movement is unstoppable. It’s no longer niche and it’s no longer negligible. Here Cosmetics Design examines all things indie—what’s trending, how conventional beauty is responding, and more.

Indie Beauty: Where ideas, inspiration, innovation, and investments happen in the cosmetics and personal care industry today (part 1 of 2)

31-May-2017 - The rise of independent brands has been called everything from a competition to a revolution and by several monikers much better or worse (depending on the perspective). Here, Cosmetics Design examines all things indie—what’s winning, what signifies, where to find it, and more.

Indie Beauty Expo leverages PR to grow the show and exhibiting cosmetics and personal care brands

31-May-2017 - The event first appeared on the scene in New York City in 2015 and has been growing in size, scope, and significance ever since. Just off their first Texas show, the IBE founders have signed on with a renowned full-service agency to ensure the event and its partnering brands get the attention they deserve.

Household products company SC Johnson moves the needle on ingredient transparency

30-May-2017 - As part of its new skin allergen transparency initiative, SC Johnson now features an online ingredient index. And there are plans to provide consumers access to more comprehensive ingredient information by next year. It’s the sort of move that resets what consumers expect from CPG companies.

CEW event highlights the role of brick-and-mortar retail in an omnichannel world

24-May-2017 - At yesterday evening’s Beauty Insider Series event, Reinventing Retail Stores, executives from Ulta Beauty, Walgreens, and Cos Bar spoke on a panel moderated by Jenny B. Fine, editor of WWD Beauty Inc. The group discussed just how their companies are innovating to compete in the current market place.

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