The Makers of Furtuna Skin Launch Children’s Wellness Line

The women of Furtuna Skin have a new venture. Model and entrepreneur Agatha Relota Luczo and Kim Walls, formerly the global general manager of Lime Crime, brought their organic skin-care brand to market late last year. Furtuna Skin sources its wild-foraged ingredients from a private, certified-organic, 700-acre estate in Sicily that boasts more than 12,000 olive trees, 500 unique plants […]

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A Look at Dover Street Market’s Beauty Space in L.A.

“It’s the only store in the world that carries a Comme des Garçons fragrance and a condom,” said Race Willard with a smile. The artist and photographer created Dover Street Market’s first beauty space, located inside the multibrand retailer’s Los Angeles location. “I wanted something that would be an aesthetic that was my sensibility as an artist,” he continued. “I […]

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High Ridge, Owner of Mass-Market Beauty Brands, Files for Bankruptcy, Plans Sale

High Ridge Brands, the owner of Alberto Vo5 hair products and Zest soaps, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, hoping to sell the company. "Following a thorough review of the options available to us, we have made the decision to execute a court-supervised sales process in order to maximize the value of our strong brands," High Ridge chief executive […]

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The Hut Group Raises 1 Billion Pounds

The Hut Group has raised 1 billion pounds in order to invest more into its beauty and wellness brands, as well as its events division, the company said on Monday. The money mostly consists of debt, including a 600-million-pound term loan, a new five-year 150-million-pound revolving credit facility from Barclays, HSBC, Santander, Citi, NatWest and JP Morgan, and 200 million […]

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Hair Wellness Brand Act + Acre Opens a Concept Shop on the Lower East Side

Act + Acre, a wellness-infused hair-care brand, has opened a concept shop on the Lower East Side. Located at 54 Eldridge, Act + Acre carries the brand's cold-pressed hair-care products, refill stations for the brand's hair cleanse and conditioner products, and has a consultation chair where customers can get free scalp analyses with a proprietary device. There is also a […]

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Canada’s F. Miller Natural Skin-care Brand Relaunches

TORONTO — With an explosion of green brands and buzzwords on the market, Canada’s Fran Miller — founder of all-natural skin-care line F. Miller — knew it was necessary “to differentiate ourselves more than ever before.” “Now everyone talks about sustainability. Five years ago that meant something, but that’s not always the case today depending on how a product is […]

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L’Oréal’s Carol Hamilton Honored by the Fragrance Foundation

Carol Hamilton is the first to admit that she knew very little about fragrance when she took over as head of L’Oréal USA’s Luxe division in 2008. “Nada. Rien!” she said, as she was being inducted into the Fragrance Foundation’s Circle of Champions on Wednesday evening in New York. “I grew up in drugstores — my métiers were makeup, skin […]

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La Perla Launches Beauty Subsidiary

MILAN — La Perla Fashion Holding NV, which operates the Italian luxury lingerie label La Perla, has launched a subsidiary dedicated to the beauty business. Named La Perla Beauty, the latest addition in the company structure will focus on developing luxury fragrance, cosmetics and skin care, leveraging the opportunity to engage with a broader consumer audience. According to a statement, […]

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Grove Collaborative Gets Into Clean Beauty With New Platform Roven

E-commerce platform Grove Collaborative, which sells natural cleaning supplies and home products, has launched a clean beauty concept called Roven. Roven, which went live today, is both a web site attached to Grove Collaborative's main site and a flagship on Abbot Kinney in Los Angeles, marking Grove's foray into brick-and-mortar. At launch, Roven carries 30 brands across the skin-care, makeup […]

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