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L’Oréal Signs Agreement for Mugler and Azzaro Fragrances

PARIS — L’Oréal is delving deeper into the designer fragrance category after having signed an agreement to acquire the Mugler brands and Azzaro fragrances from Groupe Clarins. The activities — including Mugler, Thierry Mugler (fashion), Clarins Fragrance Group (or CFG), CFG France, Cosmeurop and CFG U.K. — generated about 340 million euros of sales last […]

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Beautycon Returns to L.A., Sets Its Sights on Asia

“Huda! Huda! Huda!” chanted fans in hysteria, reaching out for Huda Kattan. IPhones in hand, the crowd of largely teenage girls stood behind a barricade as the beauty guru came to the end of Beautycon L.A.’s pink carpet on Sunday. Kattan, who is based in Dubai and arrived with sister Mona, was undoubtedly one of […]

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L’Oréal Invests in Biotech

PARIS — L’Oréal is dipping into biotech. The French beauty giant said Wednesday that it has taken a minority stake in Carbios, a French company that produces bio-industrial solutions to reinvent the lifecycle of plastic and textile polymers. Terms of the deal, which was made through L’Oréal’s corporate venture fund BOLD, Business Opportunities for L’Oréal Development, […]

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Taking the Confusion Out of CBD

Standard Dose founder and chief executive officer Anthony Saniger is aiming to take the confusion out of CBD. Saniger was a stressed-out brand consultant when he started researching CBD as a component in an overall health and beauty routine. He wasn't alone in his stress and anxiety — he's part of an anxious generation. "One […]

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The Evolution of Bluemercury’s Digital Strategy

Barry Beck and Marla Malcolm Beck have been selling luxury cosmetics online since before the new Millennium. Now an omnichannel business carrying 115 brands, Bluemercury was born as a digital-first company. In 1999, the Becks secured a million-dollar investment from Steve Case, a cofounder of AOL; Ted Leonsis, a former AOL executive, and Edward J. […]

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Mental Health Initiatives Inside Beauty & Fashion Companies

Companies are making products to raise awareness for mental health, and at the same time, some of them are undertaking initiatives to promote mental health among their employees. Coty Inc. Coty is offering employees a yearlong subscription to Headspace, a meditation app. The business also has two in-house health and wellness coaches, and offers up […]

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Coty Sales Slip 10.4 Percent, But Loss Narrows

Coty Inc. sales continued to slip in its fiscal third quarter, but new chief executive officer Pierre Laubies is creating a plan to hoist them up. "We must capitalize on the solid results of the Luxury and Professional Beauty divisions, and address the weakness of the Consumer Beauty division's performance via shelf productivity, product range […]