Form Melds With Fragrance in Scented Sculptures

PARIS – What happens when sculptures and fragrances mix? Fascinating, newfangled four-dimensional creations. That’s a main takeaway from “Profile By,” an exhibition on display at Phillips in Paris until June 25. There, six artists were paired with six perfumers from IFF to conceive works of art, which have been made in limited editions of up to 50. (Prices are on-demand.) […]

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L’Oréal Luxe Italia to Launch Initiative to Support Local Perfumeries

MILAN — L’Oréal Luxe Italia is launching a project to support the country’s perfumery channel, whose performance was significantly hit by COVID-19 restrictions. The local division of the beauty powerhouse will promote the campaign “Ripartiamo in Bellezza” — which in English translates as “Let’s restart in style” — aimed at encouraging consumers to return to buying beauty products in perfumeries. As […]

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Is Cutting Carbs a Sustainable Solution to Losing Weight?

Everyone wants to lose weight. We all want to shed the fats in our body to achieve a healthy and fitter body. But with back-to-back weight loss programs and diet plans emerging in the market, finding the most effective weight loss method that works on us can be overwhelming. Do you really have to give up eating carbs to lose […]

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Leading in the Age of Agility

Stéphane Rinderknech has proven his mettle. The executive began helming L’Oréal USA in January 2020 and eight weeks later — boom! — the coronavirus crisis struck. “Last year was that perfect storm, where you come into this job, don’t even know the people — the leaders around you, the employees — you didn’t have time to build those connections, relationships […]

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Ulta Beauty Joins 15 Percent Pledge

Ulta Beauty, the largest beauty retailer in the U.S., has joined the 15 Percent Pledge. The pledge, founded by accessories brand Brother Vellies’ Aurora James, mandates that participants give at least 15 percent of their shelf space to Black-owned brands. “This announcement is huge — and our partnership will have a monumental impact for Black businesses within the beauty industry. […]

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3D Jelly Nails Will Be Taking Over Tips This Summer

When you follow nail artists from all around the world on Instagram, you start noticing common threads that circle the world. One, in particular, moved from Korea and Japan outward: 3D jelly nails. They're elevated, mesmerizing take on the colorfully transparent jelly nail trend of the past couple of years. Slowly but surely, 3D jelly nails are becoming more popular […]

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Modern Grooming Brand Faculty Raises Seed Round Led by Esteé Lauder

Modern grooming brand Faculty has raised $3 million in seed funding led by The Esteé Lauder Cos. The round included participation from RareBreed Ventures, Maple VC, Debut Capital, Creative Connectors, AUFI and 10K Projects, as well as entertainers Maisie Williams from HBO series “Game of Thrones” and multiplatinum recording artist Iann Dior. Founded in 2019 by Umar ElBably and Fenton […]

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Dr. Elsa Jungman Introduces Microbiome Swab Test

As chatter around the microbiome crescendos, Dr. Elsa Jungman is piloting a one-on-one approach with her consumers. The skin pharmacologist and founder of her eponymous skin care line, launched the pilot phase of a skin microbiome swab test earlier this week. Consumers will swab their skin over the course of one week, then send in the results and receive a […]

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Prestige Beauty Grew 11 Percent in Q1, Per NPD Group

According to the first quarterly data of 2021 from the NPD Group, the U.S. market’s prestige beauty categories are bouncing back. Prestige beauty sales almost hit $4.2 billion in the first quarter of 2021, up 11 percent from the same period in 2020 (which included the onset of the coronavirus pandemic). Digital sales continued to track gains, and were up […]

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What the Beauty Industry Isn’t Getting About How to Support Black Businesses

Turns out, the beauty industry is only addressing one petal on the flower of its inclusion problem. Despite the visible outpourings of support (like donations, mentoring, sudden shelf space at times sans adequate retail support) for Black-owned businesses in the last year, beauty hasn’t quite come to terms with the real issue keeping the sector from substantive progress on diversity: […]

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