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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‘Toxic Beauty’ Documentary at ‘Meet the Press’ Film Festival Highlights Lack of Cosmetics Regulations in the U.S.

A documentary highlighting the lax regulation in the U.S. cosmetics industry was at the forefront of Sunday's "Meet the Press" Film Festival in Washington, D.C. "Toxic Beauty," directed by Phyllis Ellis, features women who are living with or have since lost their lives to ovarian cancer that directly correlates to the use of talc, alongside a makeup-loving medical student who […]

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MAC Cosmetics Appoints New Senior Executive

MAC Cosmetics has a new senior executive. The company announced today that it has appointed James Aquilina as senior vice president and general manager for international and global commercial, a role previously held by Mary Renaud, who retired in August after 35 years with MAC. Aquilina has spent 13 years of his career with The Estée Lauder Companies. He was […]

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Bluemercury Founders Marla and Barry Beck to Exit

The cofounders of Macy's-owned Bluemercury, Marla and Barry Beck, are exiting the company. Barry Beck, BlueMercury's chief operating officer, will step down Sept. 20 "to pursue a new entrepreneurial venture." Marla Beck, the company's chief executive officer, will stay on during a transition period. The Beck’s opened Bluemercury 20 years ago with one shop in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, […]

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Revlon Said to Tap Goldman to Explore Options

Revlon Inc. is said to have tapped Goldman Sachs to explore deal options, according to industry sources. The company's stock was up nearly 5 percent Thursday on the news, which was first reported by Bloomberg. Revlon is said to be considering selling all or parts of the company. The last time the company considered strategic alternatives in early 2016, it turned […]

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