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Katherine Power Is Looking for the X Factor

“The fundamental issue is that legacy brands were not created for today’s consumer or its preferred distribution channels, and you really can’t change that.” Those are the words of Katherine Power, chief executive officer of Versed skin care and Merit, founder of the blog WhoWhatWear and the powerhouse executive behind Powered Brands, a special purpose […]

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Irene Forte Skincare Comes to U.S.

Irene Forte Skincare is coming Stateside. The brand, which was founded by hotel scion Irene Forte in 2018, is entering the U.S. market via Nordstrom. The brand, which has thus far been available primarily at hotels and spas in Europe, including her family’s luxe properties, consists of 32 stock keeping units, which range in price […]

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Bliss Obtains B Corp Certification

Bliss is the latest beauty brand to become a certified B Corporation. Bliss, which relaunched in the mass market in 2018, purports to be the first skin care brand sold at mass and drug to obtain B Corp status. Transparency is a tenet of the company’s bid for younger consumers, said Meri Baregamian, chief executive […]

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Core Industrial Acquires Manufacturer Marianna Beauty

Core Industrial Partners is doing another beauty manufacturing deal — this time, it’s adding Marianna Beauty Holdings LLC. Core-backed Arizona Natural Resources is acquiring Marianna Beauty, which develops and manufactures hair, skin and other beauty products. Marianna specializes in hand and body products, hairstyling products, hair color and pet grooming products. The business operates a […]

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FaceGym Introduces Skin Care; Hires New CEO

After a tumultuous year for spa and salon businesses, facial fitness studio chain FaceGym is hoping to meet consumers at home. The brand, which has garnered a robust celebrity following and locations spanning from London to Los Angeles, is introducing skin care to its offerings. The product assortment is four stockkeeping units, which range in […]

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The Fragrance Foundation Reveals 2021 Awards Finalists

For the second year in a row, the Fragrance Foundation has moved its annual Awards festivities online. The foundation revealed the finalists for its 2021 Awards on Wednesday afternoon on a public webinar hosted by actor and producer Mario Lopez. In spite of the challenges the category faced a year ago, the foundation remained optimistic […]