QVC, HSN, Introduce Clean Beauty Seal

QVC and HSN are jumping on the clean beauty bandwagon. Qurate Retail Group's multiplatform brands are introducing the Clean Beauty Seal, an initiative to denote brands whose products have been deemed clean by the retailers' standards. As of today, seven brands in two categories — skin care and makeup — have been given the Clean Beauty Seal, including Josie Maran, […]

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Marla’s Must-Haves

Acqua di Parma Colonia EDP “I have worn this bright, citrus fragrance for over 20 years. Created in the early 20th century, the elegant blend of bergamot and Bulgarian rose is timeless.” La Mer Crème de la Mer “The go-to cure-all for any of our family’s hydration or healing needs. I remember my mom used to pile up her precious […]

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WWD Digital Beauty Forum: Iris Nova’s Zak Normandin on Selling Via SMS

Zak Normandin has some ideas about the future of commerce. The founder and chief executive officer of Iris Nova is building his portfolio of wellness beverage brands outside the constraints of traditional retail. For starters, there's c-commerce — or, conversational commerce, which Normandin predicts will someday replace e-commerce as the platform of choice on which consumers will prefer to buy […]

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Psychic Mediums, Psychedelic Medicine, and a Communal Bed: In Goop Health’s 2019 Summit in New York

Goop’s In Good Health Summit descended on New York for the second time on Saturday, taking over an entire floor of Pier 17 in the Seaport District. The ath-leisure-clad crowd was expectedly homogenous — almost exclusively white women — but a vast range of ages was represented among the 600 attendees, most of whom had paid $1,000 for an all-access […]

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Beauty’s E-tail Race Heats Up in Europe

PARIS — As e-commerce gets the gold for the fastest-growing beauty channel today, competition is rife among sites vying in that increasingly crowded space in Europe, putting the squeeze on pure-play digital sellers such as Cult Beauty and Feelunique. Both platforms, based in the U.K., were on the block recently but have failed to find a buyer. Sources said Cult Beauty […]

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CEW at 65: Carlotta Jacobson: Leading the Charge for Change

From masters of the universe to meditation. Over the last year alone, CEW has produced members-only events ranging from one-on-one conversations with the likes of L’Oréal chief executive officer Jean-Paul Agon to an evening of collective meditation at the Millennial hot spot MNDFL. The range demonstrates how the organization’s president, Carlotta Jacobson, has consistently kept CEW on the cutting edge […]

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