L’Occitane Group Names New Managing Director

PARIS – L’Occitane Group has named Yves Blouin as its new executive director and managing director. The executive succeeds Sylvain Desjonquères at the natural beauty maker and seller. Desjonquères will remain on the board of directors of L’Occitane Groupe SA. Blouin, 56, formerly worked at Chanel as managing director and general manager in Southeast Asia, China, Japan, the Middle East […]

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The Patrick Ta and Patrick Starrr Connection

Patrick Starrr and Patrick Ta are products of Instagram beauty's golden age. Like many influencers, both have promoted other brands for years. But they're now part of a new establishment buoyed by beauty-incubator companies and investors eager to share in the spoils of the industry. Turning content into commerce, as these two makeup artists have done with their up-and-coming brands, […]

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Sephora Releases ‘Racial Bias in Retail’ Study

A Sephora-commissioned study illustrates the domino effect of racial bias in U.S. retail. “The Racial Bias in Retail Study” is a compilation of research conducted over the course of a year by Kelton Global and LRW in partnership with retail racism experts Dr. Cassi Pittman Claytor, Dr. David Crockett, Whitney Dunlap-Fowler and Dr. Patricia Raspberry. It draws both from academic […]

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Essie Goes Vegan, ‘Eight-Free’

Essie ended 2020 on a high note. As of the end of last year, the brand is only producing formulas that are vegan and free of eight potentially harmful ingredients traditionally found in nail polish, such as toluene, dibutyl phthalate, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, camphor, ethyl tosylamide, xylene, triphenyl and phosphate. Consumers can reach out to Essie customer care to see […]

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EXCLUSIVE: The Ordinary Expands ‘Colours’ With Concealers

The Ordinary’s cult-favorite Colours line is gaining a new category: concealers. Launching on The Ordinary’s web site on Jan. 19, the Colours concealers will be available in 36 shades for $5.80 and will later roll out to retail partner Ulta Beauty, where the Ordinary started offering its Colours foundation earlier this year. Industry sources estimate the concealers line will reach […]

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