BeautyBio Takes Minority Investment From Kainos

BeautyBio has closed on a minority investment from Kainos, a Dallas-based private equity firm. BeautyBio, best known for its GloPro microneedling devices, plans to use the funds to continue product development and global expansion, according to founder and chief executive officer Jamie O'Banion. "They're not a traditional beauty fund, which is something that I loved because we want to make […]

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Augustinus Bader Hires Maureen Case as CEO

Cult skin-care brand Augustinus Bader is readying for its second year in business. In year one, the brand's two products — The Cream and The Rich Cream, $265 each — did $6 million in sales, according to industry sources. And with a new chief executive officer, Maureen Case, on board for year two, sources are estimating the business is projected […]

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Bob DeBaker Joins Korres as President

Bob DeBaker is headed back to Greek skin-care brand Korres. DeBaker, who was chief executive officer at the business before heading to Becca Cosmetics in 2011, is returning to Korres as president. In that role, he will be responsible for Korres' operations around the world. The goal, according to DeBaker and founder George Korres, is to take Korres from a […]

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CEW at 65: Inspiration in Action

If you’re a beauty industry exec, you have a favorite CEW event. Each has its own personality: At the annual Achiever Awards, advice, inspiration and awe are the order of the day, while the Beauty of Giving luncheon reaffirms beauty’s role in giving back on a grand scale. The Speaker Series enables everyone access to leaders at the highest levels […]

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Marc Jacobs Beauty Creates Role for YouTuber NikkieTutorials

The latest beauty brand-YouTuber pairing is more than just a product collaboration. Today, Marc Jacobs Beauty revealed 24-year-old YouTuber Nikkie de Jager, aka NikkieTutorials, as its first global artistry adviser. In the newly created role, de Jager will be involved in the brand's product development process and will be tasked with expanding its content and artistry. "One of the things […]

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Here’s Where to Buy Selena Gomez’s Favorite $80 Sneakers Before They Sell Out

Beloved pop superstar and autoimmune disease warrior Selena Gomez broke her silence after a four-month social media hiatus with two posts on Instagram last week—and in one of them, she’s sporting super trendy Puma sneakers that are sold out almost everywhere. (And get this: They’re only $80.) Available in five color combos, the Puma Cali Sneakers ($80; zappos.com) feature the […]

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Ojo the Latest Out in Coty’s Ongoing Executive Shake-up

Ukonwa Ojo, the global chief marketing officer of Cover Girl and Sally Hansen, is the latest high-level departure from Coty Inc.’s consumer division. Her exit comes a week after it was announced that Laurent Kleitman, president of the Consumer Beauty division, was being replaced by chief executive officer Pierre Laubies. “We have tremendous respect for Ukonwa and gratitude for her […]

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Men Have More Grooming Options Than Ever

Men's grooming options are multiplying. The U.S. men's prestige skin-care market is worth $122.4 million annually as of November 2018, according to data from The NPD Group. That figure pales in comparison to the women's market, but its growth — up 9 percent from the year prior — is telling. Men, it seems, are more open than ever to prestige […]

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