Isaac Boots on Mind-Body Fitness With Purpose

Fitness can have a purpose other than toning one’s body, says Isaac Boots. The celebrity trainer/choreographer took his Torch’d workouts from the studio to social media last year, during COVID-19-related lockdowns across the U.S. At the suggestion of a friend, Boots began offering free, daily workouts on his Instagram. His first video amassed no less than 100 views, most of […]

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Is the Concept of BMI Flawed?

BMI was invented because of the need to review the risk factors of obesity and the state of being overweight. The federal government also uses BMI research as a means to keep track of the statistics of people’s weight condition nationwide. And while the aforementioned might seem like an exciting invention, many people beg to differ on its accuracy.   […]

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Givaudan’s Fragrance Business Rebounds in First Half

PARIS — Givaudan saw its fine fragrance business rebound in the second quarter of 2021 after being hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic. In the three months ended June 30, the Swiss fragrance and flavors supplier overall registered a 6.1 percent on-year sales rise to 1.69 billion Swiss francs, or $1.85 billion. Its Fragrance & Beauty division’s revenues increased 9.1 […]

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Andrew Stanleick Outlines Kylie Cosmetics Global, Omnichannel Future

Two years after acquiring majority stakes in Kylie Jenner’s beauty businesses for $600 million, Coty Inc. is making its moves to expand the brands. On July 15, Kylie Cosmetics will debut its revamped products — which are now vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, paraben-free, and free of 1,600 other ingredients thought to be potentially harmful — alongside Jenner’s skin care brand, Kylie […]

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Ouai Turns Popular Fragrances Into Activewear

Ouai has conceived of a new “way” to wear its fragrances. Jen Atkin’s hair care company has partnered with fellow Los Angeles-based brand Set Active on a line of bras and leggings. The collaboration offers five styles in three colorways that are inspired by Ouai fragrances North Bondi, Melrose Place and Mercer Street. The limited-edition line will be sold direct-to-consumer […]

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Maurice Roucel on Shalini Parfum, Career in Fragrance

Symrise perfumer Maurice Roucel may have spent nearly 50 years in fragrance, but that hasn’t stopped him from devoting himself to newer brands. Roucel, who started his career in 1973 as a chemist at Chanel and has created fragrances for brands from Hermès to Lancôme and Frédéric Malle, has turned his attention to Shalini Parfum, an independent, New York-based perfume […]

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Core Industrial Acquires Manufacturer Marianna Beauty

Core Industrial Partners is doing another beauty manufacturing deal — this time, it’s adding Marianna Beauty Holdings LLC. Core-backed Arizona Natural Resources is acquiring Marianna Beauty, which develops and manufactures hair, skin and other beauty products. Marianna specializes in hand and body products, hairstyling products, hair color and pet grooming products. The business operates a 400,000-square-foot facility in Omaha, Neb. […]

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Nicole Miller Introduces New ‘Legends’ Fragrance Collection

Nicole Miller is introducing a new collection of fragrances. The brand’s new collection of signature fragrances, dubbed the Nicole Miller Legends Collection, is debuting with four stock-keeping units on May 25. The scents, called Mythic, Charm, Vintage Flower and Whimsy, will launch on HSN for $30 each. Mythic has notes of bergamot and tea, orchid and rose; Charm features citrus […]

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