‘Ordinary’ French Cosmetics Can Now Forego Animal Testing in China

PARIS — France is the first country in the European Union now able to export its “ordinary” cosmetics to China without testing them on animals, paving the way for beauty companies that support cruelty-free practices to enter the country for the first time. To do so, companies worldwide must present a certificate conforming to “good manufacturing practices,” which are issued […]

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Revlon Avoided Bankruptcy. Now What?

Revlon Inc. successfully avoided bankruptcy in 2020, but as the company moves into 2021 and the coronavirus pandemic ensues, there are several more hurdles to clear.  There’s more debt to refinance, but there’s also the need to accelerate growth across a brand portfolio that was hit hard during the pandemic.  Revlon posted $477 million in net sales for the quarter […]

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Gal Gadot Reveals Why Wonder Woman Doesn't Wear Red Lipstick Anymore

Even through the slightly distorted crackle of a conference call, the sound of Gal Gadot's low-pitched and evenly tempered voice is wildly soothing. It's not what you expect from a grade-A action star playing one of the most prolific superheroes of all time — but strangely, it's Gadot's casual, calming attitude that makes her portrayal of Wonder Woman (aka Diana […]

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As Technologies Evolve, Opportunities Abound for Beauty Brands

In the beauty industry, the demand for greater personalization was on an upward trajectory well before the COVID-19 pandemic. And the technology that facilitates personalization — such as virtual try-on — has been around a long time, too. For Sampo Parkkinen, chief executive officer and cofounder of AI and AR beauty technology provider Revieve, there were several questions that needed […]

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Beiersdorf Creating Renewable Plastics for Mass Cosmetics Packaging

PARIS — Beiersdorf AG and SABIC are teaming to create renewable plastics for mass-market cosmetics packaging. The maker of Nivea, La Prairie and Eucerin products and the chemicals company will work together to create sustainable packaging made of certified, renewable polypropylene (or PP) from SABIC’s Trucircle portfolio. To make the PP, plant-based, renewable raw materials will be used. “With this […]

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Coty Promotes Laurent Mercier to CFO

Coty Inc. has promoted Laurent Mercier to chief financial officer. Mercier, currently Coty’s deputy cfo, has been with the company since 2017. He is tasked, along with Coty’s chief transformation officer Gordon von Bretten, with driving the beauty company’s turnaround. He succeeds Pierre-André Terisse, who has been in the post since February 2019. Terisse will stay on to assist with […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Addison Rae Is ManeAddicts’ New Muse

ManeAddicts has found a muse in TikTok star Addison Rae. The online publication created by Ouai founder Jen Atkin is relaunching its Mane Muse features, which highlight celebrities, influencers and the like for their hairstyles. The newest Mane Muse is Rae, the social media star and Item Beauty cofounder who has amassed more than 70 million TikTok followers. Yara Shahidi, […]

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Alicia Keys’ New Lifestyle Beauty Brand Designed With ‘Me Time’ in Mind

There was no way Alicia Keys’ voice in the beauty industry was going to be like anyone else’s. “I have sat with so many people,” the Grammy winner told Beauty Inc, explaining that landing Oakland, Calif.-based E.l.f. Beauty as a partner for Keys Soulcare, her community-first, clean, cruelty-free “beauty lifestyle” line launching Dec. 3, “felt natural — the right energy, […]

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