Beauty & Balance

Master Class: Délphine Viguier-Hovasse

Had someone told Délphine Viguier-Hovasse during her university years that one day she would run L’Oréal Paris, the world’s largest beauty brand, the executive would likely have been extremely surprised. “My background is a scientific one: I am an engineer in agronomy,” said Viguier-Hovasse, who graduated from the Institut National Agronomique Paris-Grignon, with a specialty […]

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Typology Chief Shares Expansion Strategy

PARIS — Typology, a clean, gender-neutral French direct-to-consumer skin-care start-up, is eyeing further expansion, possibly into the U.S. Launched in mid-February 2019 in Paris by serial digital entrepreneur Ning Li, Typology has recently entered a new country and product categories. “We really wanted to create a brand that has one of the highest bars in […]

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By the Numbers: Softening Declines in the Mass Market

Mass-market color cosmetics was one of the hardest-hit categories in the coronavirus pandemic, but recent figures from IRI should that different segments are slowly rebounding. Eye makeup is inching back, and foundation and concealer showed lower decreases than previously tracked. Lip products, which have faced drops in sales and relevance in the era of the […]

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Granado Celebrates Its 150th Birthday

PARIS — Granado, Brazil’s oldest pharmacy brand, is marking its 150th birthday this year in more ways than one. There’s a commemorative book just published by Assouline that is chockablock with history and memorabilia. Find in it an advertisement dating from the 1950 FIFA World Cup featuring Brazil’s soccer team captain using Granado’s Antiseptic Powder […]