Sandbridge Capital, Carisa Janes Invest in Youth to the People

Indie skin-care brand Youth to the People has landed a minority investment from Sandbridge Capital and Carisa Janes, founder of Hourglass Cosmetics. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Youth to the People focuses on skin-care products that contain superfood ingredients, cold-pressed extracts and natural botanicals. Right now, the brand is sold at retailers such as Sephora, Free People, Anthropologie, […]

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More Beauty Execs Join Huda Beauty

A slew of seasoned beauty executives have joined Huda Kattan's growing beauty business. Laurent Mialhe is now chief supply chain officer; Clementine Raisin has joined the business as senior vice president of global marketing; Pierre-Etienne Bureau has started as chief financial officer; and Susan Kim has been appointed senior vice president for global digital and U.S. marketing. The hires join […]

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David Berk Joins Milani as CFO

Milani Cosmetics has named David Berk chief financial officer. Berk will report to chief executive officer Grace Ray, who joined the Gryphon Investors-backed Milani in June after San Francisco-based Gryphon Investors acquired a majority stake in the company. "We are focused on building out Milani's executive team…David's strong financial background and consumer products experience will be key drivers as we […]

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CEW at 65: Editor’s Letter

Sixty-five years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that school segregation was unconstitutional, Marilyn Monroe married Joe DiMaggio and Swanson invented the TV dinner. That year, too, the Cosmetic Career Women organization was created to advance the careers of female workers in what was then called the ‘toilet goods’ industry. Fast forward six decades or so, and women are firmly entrenched […]

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Brenda Wu to Head Topix

Brenda Wu, the former SkinCeuticals general manager who went to Derma E as chief executive officer in August, has been appointed ceo of Topix Pharmaceuticals. Topix acquired Derma E in May 2018, and also owns brands like Replenix, Citrix and Glycolix that are sold through the professional channel. In her new role as head of the parent company, Wu will […]

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What to Watch: Focus on Fragrance

In 2019, companies will continue homing in on newfangled ways to experience perfume as the fragrance category, historically the beauty industry’s cash cow, continues to lose ground to its rivals, the skin-care and makeup categories. In today’s selfie-ready, Instagrammable, beauty tutorial-filled world, fragrance’s multifaceted — yet invisible — complexion gets comparatively little play, to the detriment of its business. Source: […]

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WWD Beauty Inc. Honors the Industry

For Ulta Beauty, making an impact starts with maintaining a human connection both with its customers and with its team of sales associates, which spans roughly 40,000 employees nationwide. While accepting the second annual Pete Born Impact Award for the retailer, chief merchandising and marketing officer, Dave Kimbell, shared a touching anecdote about one of their male sales associates, Casey. […]

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What toxins are in cosmetics?

The contents Sodium benzoate Formaldehyde Petrolatum Hydroquinone Lead Bithionol Lanolin Parabens Triclosan Propylene glycol Sodium lauryl sulfate Dihydroxyacetone Many tend to think that toxins are contained in various foods, but really it’s not. In cosmetics they are also present. Thus, the toxins are absorbed by the skin and into the body. Let us examine what toxins are in cosmetics. Sodium […]

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