L’Oréal in Talks for Mugler and Azzaro

PARIS – L’Oréal said on Tuesday that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with Groupe Clarins to acquire the Mugler and Azarro brands. “The perfume category is at the heart of our global strategy for growth at L’Oréal Luxe,” said Cyril Chapuy, president of L’Oréal Luxe, in a statement. “In this context, we would be thrilled to welcome Mugler and […]

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Beautycounter Is Coming for La Mer With Its New Antiaging Skin-care Line

Santa Monica-based clean beauty pioneer Beautycounter is coming for La Mer. The most searched beauty brand on Google in 2018, Beautycounter is gearing up for its biggest launch to date with Countertime on July 9. The six-product, antiaging skin-care range is formulated with a combination of plant-derived ingredients the brand is calling “Retinatural Complex” (a mix of buzzy bakuchiol and […]

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3 Beauty Brands Advancing the LGBTQ Beauty Conversation

When Nikita Dragun, a trans woman, started her beauty influencer career a few years ago, she felt like sometimes the inclusivity conversation was forced. "I was given, a couple of times, opportunities that sometimes I felt were just to check off the box, to have an inclusive LGBTQ campaign," Dragun said.  Things have progressed today she noted, but they’re far […]

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Beautystack Secures 4 Million Pound Seed Round Investment

LONDON — Beautystack, a new booking app for beauty services, has completed a seed investment round of 4 million pounds from investors including the venture capital firm Index Ventures, which also has stakes in Farfetch, Glossier and Josh Wood Colour, among others. The funds will go toward building the start-up’s team, so that it has the resources to continue building […]

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My girlfriend and I have been having anal sex–because of religious reasons, we are saving ourselves for marriage. This has been happening for maybe 3 months. She has had some serious stomach pains recently… could she be pregnant? Please help.

Thanks for your question. It is difficult to know if your girlfriend could be pregnant or whether she is having “serious” stomach issues due to a complication of anal sex or something else. If you are using condoms every time you and she have intercourse and never have vaginal penetration, it is unlikely that she is pregnant; however, the vagina […]

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Look Beauty Taps Duff & Phelps to Explore Investment Options

Look Beauty, the business behind the animal-print sheet masks popular on Instagram, has hired Duff & Phelps to explore investment options. According to industry sources, Look Beauty has about $75 million in retail sales, and is growing. The company is based in Toronto and handles both private-label and its own lines, which are sold in mass retailers like CVS and […]

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Latest Wellness Products Tackle Hair Loss and Aging

Aging hair is getting a makeover. The historically unsexy category has a handful of new entrants, like Nutrafol and Better Not Younger, that aim to tackle issues like hair loss, texture shifts from hormonal changes and overall hair well-being. According to Euromonitor, the over-the-counter hair-loss treatment market globally reached more than $900 million in 2018. In the U.S., the market […]

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