L’Oréal Bans Animal Hair in Its Brushes

PARIS – L’Oréal has agreed to stop using animal hair in its brushes. “L’Oréal group’s compassionate decision will help PETA push the beauty and art industries to embrace synthetic brushes that don’t harm a hair on a badger’s head,” Mathilde Dorbessan, PETA France’s corporate responsibility officer, said in a statement. PETA U.S. and almost 80,000 people urged Baxter of California, […]

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Master Class: Stéphane de la Faverie

This year, the Estée Lauder Cos., and its namesake flagship brand, turn 75. While the beauty industry is rife with brands that have been unable to maintain their appeal across generations, Lauder is the rare exception, adeptly evolving to meet the changing times, while also harnessing the power of its history. The year ahead looks to be another pivotal time […]

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Mighty Patch-maker Hero Cosmetics Lands PE Investment

Hero Cosmetics, a beauty line best known for its line of hydrocolloid acne patches, has secured a minority investment from private equity firm Aria Growth Partners. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Hero is growing swiftly — the company said it posted 300 percent growth in 2020 and expects to do more than $80 million in retail sales […]

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Mini Sephora Stores Are Coming to Kohl's in 2021

There's a lot to look forward to in 2021 — mostly that it just won't be 2020 anymore. With retailers anticipating an eventual and enthusiastic in-store shopping renaissance, they're getting creative with what those brick-and-mortar experiences will look like. And from what we're learning about an exciting new collaboration between Sephora and Kohl's, it looks really good. On December 1, […]

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L’Oréal Paris Moves Women of Worth to NBC Broadcast

L’Oréal Paris is moving its annual Women of Worth event from The Pierre Hotel to a national broadcast on NBC.  In lieu of the annual gala typically held for L’Oréal’s philanthropic platform that honors women who have founded charitable organizatons in their local communities, the brand this year has partnered with NBC on an hour-long, documentary-style program to air Wednesday […]

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