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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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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 […]

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Sustainability Initiatives All Beauty Brands Should Consider

As we embark on Earth Month, we asked companies at the forefront of conservation efforts, what’s one change that companies can make immediately to improve their sustainability efforts? Here, their answers. “A small change that can make a big improvement is to move away from using those one-time-use sampling packets that are difficult to recycle […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Prose Hair Care Introduces Hair Growth Supplement

Customizable hair care line Prose is taking on a new category — supplements. Launching April 6, Prose’s newest product, Root Source, treats environmental causes of hair loss. It consists of two pills, one universal softgel, and one customized capsule. The system is priced at $44 for subscribers. Industry sources estimate the regimen to reach $20 […]

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Detail on Retail: Shen Beauty’s Jessica Richards

With just one door, Shen Beauty’s influence far outweighs its size, thanks to the eye of owner Jessica Richards. The Brooklyn-based store has launched brands such as Dr. Barbara Sturm and Kosas, among many others, cementing Richards’ reputation as someone with her finger on the pulse of what’s next. Last year, just as she was […]

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Chloe x Halle Are Neutrogena’s Newest Brand Ambassadors

Neutrogena has revealed its newest celebrity collaborators: Chloe and Halle Bailey, the sisters behind music duo Chloe x Halle. The sisters, aged 22 and 20, respectively, bring a strong point of view to the brand, and are Neutrogena’s first brand ambassadors from the music realm, said Kerry Sullivan, vice president of marketing at Johnson & […]