Suave Gets ‘Cruelty-Free’ Credentials, as New Debates Loom on Veganism

Unilever-owned Suave is next to receive Peta’s “cruelty-free” certification, joining Dove, Simple, St. Ives, Love Beauty and Planet and others in the company’s mix that earned the status in the last 18 months. Forgoing animal testing earned Suave placement on Peta’s “Beauty Without Bunnies” list of certified brands. Parent company Unilever is one of just five companies to be listed […]

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SK-II Calls for #NoCompetition at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

SK-II wants beauty to lose its competitive edge. The Japanese heritage brand is a sponsor of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics via Procter & Gamble, its parent company, which has been sponsoring the Olympic Games since 2012. SK-II today unveiled a new campaign, #NoCompetition, featuring six of the most competitive female athletes. The initiative, said Sandeep Seth, chief executive officer, global […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Carolina Herrera Thinks Makeup Can Be Jewelry, Too

PARIS — Bringing fashion and beauty closer than ever, Carolina Herrera is introducing its first range of lipsticks and compacts in packaging so sculptural and precious that it can double as jewelry. Debuting starting in mid-March, Carolina Herrera New York Makeup also closely echoes the personal elegance of the founder — and the color-intensive approach of the fashion house’s current […]

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New Leadership Appointments at La Mer, MAC, Le Labo & Dr. Jart+

The Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. has made a series of executive promotions across several brands. La Mer, MAC Cosmetics and Le Labo all have new global brand presidents, and Dr. Jart+ and Do the Right Thing have a new president for North Asia. At La Mer, Justin Boxford has been promoted to global brand president after three years as global […]

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China Opens Wider Path for Cruelty-Free Beauty

SHANGHAI — When products from U.K.-based brand Bulldog Skincare arrived at Watsons’ pharmacy stores in Shanghai at the end of November, it may not have looked much different from all the other grooming products sitting beside it on the shelf. But for the cruelty-free community, this was a big and proud win. With the launch, the men’s skin-care line became […]

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LVMH-Owned Kendo Names Kristin Walcott President

Kendo has made a series of executive appointments, including promoting Kristin Walcott, previously senior vice president and global general manager, to president, WWD has learned. In addition to Walcott, Heather Fisher has been promoted to senior vice president of global marketing effective as of January, and Elizabeth Hayes will join Kendo as senior vice president of product strategy in February. […]

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This Is the Only Coat You Need for Winter, According to Oprah—and It's on Amazon

Temperatures are cooling and, once again, women are placing their confidence in an unassuming coat from Amazon that rings in at $140. The Orolay Women's Thickened Down Jacket ($140; amazon.com) is a number-one bestseller in the Women's Outdoor Recreation and Down Jackets category, and has amassed over 7,000 reviews and boasts a 4.2 out of 5 rating. Not only does it have a cult-following (ICYMI, it went […]

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As Chinese Tourism Booms, Travel Retail Soars

CANNES, France — Despite global geopolitical turmoil stoked by protests in Hong Kong, the uncertainty around Brexit, trade wars and currency fluctuations, the travel-retail industry remains on a high growth trajectory, driven by beauty sales and the Chinese consumer. Overall, the channel clocked 12.9 percent gains in 2018 to $79 billion, of which $31 billion was rung up by beauty […]

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