Why Amazon’s Private Label Beauty Brand Matters

Amazon has launched private-label beauty, and U.S. retailers need to be paying attention. Amazon's first private-label skin-care line, called Belei, has 12 stockkeeping units that hit all major trends: free-from, earth-friendly packaging and affordable price points, said Wendy Liebmann, chief executive officer at WSL Strategic Retail. "They have ticked a lot of boxes in terms of hot trends," she noted. […]

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Jane Lauder to Be Honored at Art of Packaging Award Gala

Jane Lauder, global brand president of Clinique, is set to be honored at the Pratt Institute's annual Art of Packaging Award Gala on June 18. Lauder is being honored for Clinique's "outstanding commitment to package design," according to a statement from Pratt. The gala benefits the Marc Rosen Scholarship Fund for Packaging by Design at Pratt, the only scholarship for […]

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I’m a bi male and plan to possibly have sexual relations with a guy, and I’m afraid of getting HIV/AIDS. When I turn 18, would PrEP be a good idea?

Thank you for your question. It’s great that you are being proactive about your sexual health! As you may know, PrEP stands for Pre-exposure prophylaxis. It is a pill that must be taken every day to be effective in preventing HIV and it is prescribed to people who are at a greater risk of coming in contact with HIV. “Pre-exposure” […]

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Prestige Beauty Sales Lack Luster in France

PARIS — As the curtain rises on Paris Fashion Week, and models’ hair and makeup become key components in setting a show’s tenor, the French prestige beauty market lacks luster, posting negative sales growth in perfumeries and department stores. The segment’s revenues generated in such channels, including brick-and-mortar and online platforms, minus sales rung up from exclusive and private-label brands, […]

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More Beauty Execs Join Huda Beauty

A slew of seasoned beauty executives have joined Huda Kattan's growing beauty business. Laurent Mialhe is now chief supply chain officer; Clementine Raisin has joined the business as senior vice president of global marketing; Pierre-Etienne Bureau has started as chief financial officer; and Susan Kim has been appointed senior vice president for global digital and U.S. marketing. The hires join […]

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Wellness Central: Are Consumers Ready for Ayurvedic Beauty?

Natural and clean beauty are edging toward being the norm in beauty products, even at the mass level. As the concept of a holistic approach to health and beauty takes root, retailers are injecting Ayurvedic beauty brands into the assortment. “There is an evolution taking place toward a natural lifestyle that has gained momentum over the last few years,” said […]

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Exclusive: IEVA Readies to Disrupt the Personalized Beauty Model

PARIS — Jean-Michel Karam has never done anything in half measure. So it’s no surprise that his latest project — called IEVA — is gearing up to disrupt the personalized beauty model while remaining in sync with his quest to enhance human life. Karam, a microelectronics expert, already sent shock waves through the industry after introducing in late 2010 IOMA, […]

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Avon Cuts Staff, Sku’s in Restructuring

Avon Products Inc. is cutting 10 percent of its workforce as part of an ongoing turnaround effort, the company said Wednesday. The business said the staff cuts are on top of an already-announced 8 percent workforce reduction that was completed in 2018. Those cuts should allow the company to save $97 million by the end of 2019. Avon also said […]

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8 Low-Carb Beers You Can Actually Drink on the Keto Diet

If you’re following the keto diet, or just eating fewer carbohydrates, beer (aka liquid carbs) was probably one of the first things you cut out. But there may be days when you just have to have a cold one, and in those instances, low-carb beer is the way to go. Lucky for you, there’s a plethora of options out there. Hoppy craft beers, and deep, dark stouts are […]

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