Sephora Announces Clean + Planet Positive Program

Sephora has unveiled its Clean + Planet Positive program, an offshoot of its Clean program. The announcement confirms WWD’s exclusive report in June about the then-rumored program, which will kick off with anchor brands such as Caudalie, Farmacy, Youth to the People, Tata Harper and Herbivore. Among the newly banned ingredients are chemical sunscreen ingredient octinoxate, perfluorochemicals and synthetic fragrance […]

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Influence Matters: How Atelier Is Streamlining the Beauty Supply Chain

Atelier aims to help beauty streamline the supply chain. The company was cofounded by Nick Benson, a former beauty brand founder who amassed thousands of manufacturer contacts while building product experiences for luxury beauty brands. Atelier’s clients run the gamut from creator-preneurs on tight budgets to established beauty brands looking to simplify, and thus, grow. The common denominator, Benson said, […]

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Hair Color Pops for Men’s Spring 2022 Collections in Paris

While the main trend in terms of grooming during the recent men’s ready-to-wear presentations for spring 2022 in Paris was natural, pops of color enlivened the looks at a handful of shows. For Yohji Yamamoto, hairstylist Takuya Takagi added splashes of color to models’ hair, keeping in mind iPhone emojis. “I look at the color of the model’s aura and […]

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Jawara Wauchope on the Magic of Hair

“I always felt like hair was a part of the language of how you take care of yourself and you show up in the world — especially in Jamaican culture, in Black culture,” said Jawara Wauchope. “It’s like a real reflection of the people themselves.” The Brooklyn-born hairstylist, who is known professionally as Jawara, had an inkling he wanted to […]

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Trendalytics: Lipstick Searches Soar Amid Pandemic Recovery

Lip cosmetics may have been the hardest-hit category in prestige beauty in 2020, but new data suggests it’s headed for a rebound. Data from Trendalytics shows triple-digit search volume growth in several searches around lip cosmetics, which the firm attributes to changing CDC guidelines around mask wear. Long-wear lipstick grew 1,135 percent year-over-year, while shimmer lip gloss, plum lipstick and […]

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The Future of Makeup, According to Anastasia Soare, Sir John Barnett and Laney Crowell

Skinimalism, the term coined to describe the blending of makeup and skin care, is what excites Sir John Barnett most these days. “Clients are looking to a more holistic approach to their lifestyle, their diets, their families, their children,” said the makeup artist, who’s worked with the likes of Beyoncé and Priyanka Chopra. Cosmetics is no different, he said: “It’s […]

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The Gen Z Beauty Shopper, Explained by Klarna

Gen Z is more focused on skin than hair, makeup or fragrance, new data indicates. According to a study conducted by Klarna, which surveyed 15,000 shoppers, more of Gen Z is spending on skin care than of Millennials, Gen X and Baby Boomers, with 41.4 percent of respondents saying it was their top category. “From an investment standpoint, it’s beauty […]

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Natura Launches VC Fund Helmed by Aesop Execs, Makes First Investment

Natura & Co.’s new venture capital fund, Fable Investments, has made its first deal — Perfumer H, the fragrance brand of perfumer Lyn Harris.  Harris, a former Robertet perfumer who founded the London-based fragrance brand Miller Harris in the ’90s and now runs Perfumer H out of England with her husband, Christophe Michel. The brand incorporates natural ingredients and refillable […]

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Huda Kattan Launches No-Makeup Makeup With Glowish

Huda Kattan, the mega beauty influencer known for her elaborate and full-coverage makeup looks, has gone low-key in quarantine.  Kattan said during the coronavirus pandemic she, like most people, was wearing less makeup. Unlike most people, it led her to develop another brand.  View Gallery Related Gallery Fall 2021 Trend: Double Up “It was supposed to be a concept of […]

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