EXCLUSIVE: Thirteen Lune to Launch In-store at J.C. Penney

Thirteen Lune, the online platform selling Black- and brown-owned beauty brands, is expanding into retail in partnership with J.C. Penney Co. Inc. It’s a store-in-store concept as part of J.C. Penney Beauty — what the retailer calls its new beauty category. Focused on showcasing diversity, it’s launching online at jcp.com and in select locations in October, with more than 30 […]

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Sephora's Clean + Planet Positive Program Kicks Off New Environmental Standards for the Retailer's Brands

In the three years that the Clean at Sephora program has been in place at the iconic, international beauty boutique, it has shaped the way much of the industry defines the unregulated and ambiguous concept of clean beauty. (Allure has its own standards for what we consider clean, and while much of the list overlaps with Sephora's, even we don't […]

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Citi Survey Shows Millennials Going Back to Work

As the world opens back up, Millennial spenders are preparing to spend more money outside the home, according to a recent survey from Citi. The bank surveyed customers ahead of launching its most recent Custom Cash Card, reporting that respondents’ buying habits vary widely and have changed drastically in past months. And although beauty products don’t top the list of […]

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I havent jerked off or ejaculated once in my life and Im 14 years old. Does that mean Im gay, or just Im afraid of masturbating?

Thanks for your question.  Masturbation, or rubbing your genitals, can be a totally normal part of puberty and life.  That said, some people masturbate, and some people don’t.  The decision to masturbate (or not) is a personal decision and can depend on lots of different things, including cultural or religious beliefs.  Whatever someone decides, it does not mean anything about […]

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Shiseido Completes Transfer of Personal Care Business

PARIS — Shiseido Co. Ltd.’s transfer of its personal care business to CVC Capital Partners has concluded, and a joint venture business is now operational. In February, Japan’s largest cosmetics company said to help reach its goal of becoming the world’s prestige beauty company by 2030, it would sell its personal care business to CVC in a $1.5 billion deal. […]

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Lauder Reorganizes North America Business

The Estée Lauder Cos. is reorganizing its North America operations, according to an internal memo obtained by WWD. The memo, circulated June 23, said Lauder will continue to pivot toward online, digital and omnichannel selling in order to drive growth in North America as part of the company’s Post-COVID Business Acceleration Program. The plan is also meant to optimize teamwork […]

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