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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Consumer Insights on Plastic Surgery, Revealed

Overall bookings for cosmetic procedures fell in 2020, but previous devotees remain committed as ever in 2021. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, which published its annual trends report with ancillary consumer insights, all of the most commonly booked procedures (nose reshaping, eyelid surgery, facelifts, liposuction and breast augmentation) saw single or double-digit losses in 2020. For those […]

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Biossance’s Catherine Gore on Sustainable Sourcing, Product Education

As beauty brands grapple with minimizing environmental impact and resonating strongly with consumers, beauty brand Biossance says the two efforts share the same solutions. At Fairchild Media Group’s Sustainability Summit, Catherine Gore, president of Biossance, said unconventional sourcing alternatives are encoded in all of the brand’s touchpoints with suppliers, fellow brands and consumers alike. “We’ve always had an open-source policy […]

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Team Leader: L’Oréal’s Nicolas Hieronimus

Nicolas Hieronimus may have started his career at L’Oréal as product manager of a hairspray called Invisible, but there’s been nothing inconspicuous about his career. The executive, who first joined the world’s largest beauty company in February 1987, is poised to take its reins as chief executive officer on May 1. He will be responsible guiding the business through one […]

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Jean-Paul Agon on Inventing a New L’Oréal

PARIS — At L’Oréal’s annual general meeting held Tuesday the group’s next leader, Nicolas Hieronimus, was confirmed, and a sweeping overview of the company’s evolutions and revolutions over the past 15 years, under Jean-Paul Agon, was shared. During the meeting, which was livestreamed from L’Oréal headquarters in the Paris suburb of Clichy, it was revealed that 99.21 percent of company […]

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Cosmetify Ranks Highest-Paid Beauty Influencers

Influencer and beauty mogul Huda Kattan may have a brand empire valued at more than $1 billion, but her social media prowess is still paying off, too. As part of Cosmetify’s annual Beauty Influencer Rich List, Kattan topped the list, which is ranked by combined post earnings between YouTube, Instagram and TikTok. Given the latter’s explosive popularity, 2021 marks the […]

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Behind the Scenes of This Year’s Best Makeup and Hairstyling Oscar Nominees

With her gold teeth and grill, wig made of horsehair, razor-thin brows, glossy charcoal-smeared eyes and cherry-red cheeks, Viola Davis is transformed as ‘mother of blues’ singer Ma Rainey in George C. Wolfe’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.” “It’s an incredible feeling when multiple creative minds come together and something surprises all of us,” said Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Davis’ personal makeup artist, […]

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