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Tackling Beauty’s Small Plastics Problem

Recyclable small plastics tend to be the forgotten element in the perplexing world of sustainability. Think pumps, caps and manual toothbrushes. And while refillable packaging and glass bottles are a great place to start, brands need to create demand to work toward a zero-waste small plastics future. “Small plastics are tricky,” said Mia Davis, vice […]

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L’Oréal Sales Accelerate in Q1

PARIS — L’Oréal’s sales for the first quarter of 2021 beat financial analysts’ expectations, bolstered by numerous factors, including its Active Cosmetics and Professional Products Divisions, and business in China. The maker of Lancôme, Garnier and Kiehl’s products posted sales of 7.61 billion euros, up 10.2 percent on a like-for-like basis and increasing 5.4 percent […]

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General Atlantic Invests in Hair Growth Brand Vegamour

General Atlantic, the growth equity firm behind Morphe, has set its sights on clean beauty. The firm has acquired a minority stake in Vegamour, the clean hair care brand centered around hair growth, for $80 million. Vegamour offers hair growth products for scalp, lashes and eyebrows. The offerings are vegan, cruelty-free and free of parabens, […]

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Hollywood’s Newest Crop of Actors Eyed for Beauty Deals

Voted on by Hollywood insiders, the  SAG Awards are considered a pretty reliable indicator of how Oscar voters are thinking. And according to Stacy Jones, founder and chief executive officer of pop culture marketing firm Hollywood Branded, the same holds true for brands, many of which are looking for Hollywood’s diverse batch of fresh talent […]

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Sue Phillips on How to Properly Wear Perfume

Fragrance industry veteran Sue Phillips has launched a book, titled “The Power of Perfume: How to Choose It, Wear It and Enjoy It!” The book, which launched globally on Amazon, provides Phillips’ point of view on the category, informed by her time at Tiffany & Co., Elizabeth Arden, Lancôme and Burberry, among others. It was […]

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Firmenich, Symrise, IFF and Givaudan Form FSAC

The four largest fragrance suppliers have formed a trade organization in the U.S. Firmenich, Symrise, IFF and Givaudan have formed the Fragrance Science and Advocacy Council. According to a statement from the association, it is “dedicated to the strategic development of responsible science-based public policy in response to the fast-evolving legislative and regulatory landscape in […]

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How Shay Mitchell Grew Travel Brand Béis

Twenty-twenty posed challenges to even the most esteemed brands, let alone a year-old travel brand. Béis, which was founded by actor Shay Mitchell in 2018 in partnership with Beach House Group, the incubator behind Florence By Mills, grew triple digits in 2020 despite travel restrictions and moratoriums. The brand’s chief executive officer, Adeela Hussain Johnson, […]