E-commerce Continues China Boom

As Singles Day approaches, e-commerce sales for prestige beauty products in China are on the rise. According to The NPD Group, e-commerce sales in China reached $710 million in August, up 61 percent year-over-year. Skin care was the best-performing category. Sales were up 71 percent year-over-year, and 59 percent of prestige beauty consumer bought skin-care online in August, according to […]

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Skin-care Content Creator Hyram Yarbro Signs With UTA

Hyram Yarbro, a powerhouse skin-care content creator, has signed with United Talent Agency. Yarbro, also a sustainability advocate, signed with the group in order to help grow the audience for his beauty and lifestyle content. Yarbro is known for his blunt reviews, affordable product recommendations and ingredient knowledge. He has about 11 million followers across all social platforms, but has […]

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"Menopause Acne" Is Real — Here's How to Tackle Through Skin Care

They once called it "the change," barely spoken above a whisper about among older relatives. Gossipy tones. Low. Grave. Secretive. But now, outside of conversations about vaginal dryness and hot flashes, we seem to rarely speak about what happens with the skin during menopause — save comments about wrinkles and fine lines. The conversation we're not having enough leaves so […]

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Blackstone Invests in ZoSkin Health

Blackstone has bought a majority stake in professional skin-care brand Zo Skin Health through its Tactical Opportunities segment. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the plan is to set Zo up for global growth. The business was started in 2007 by Zein Obagi, who previously created the Obagi skin-care line, and sells skin-care products in the spa and […]

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Amazon’s Private Label Belei Makes European Debut

MILAN — Amazon’s private-label skin-care brand Belei has launched in the European market. The range, which was first introduced in March in the U.S., is now available in Italy, Spain, France, Germany and the U.K. The Switzerland-based brand’s debut in the old continent has been postponed as some product formulations were tweaked to better answer to the requests of local […]

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Inside Youth to the People’s L.A. Headquarters

Youth to the People — the superfood beauty brand garnering buzz — has been growing. “One person at a time,” said cofounder Greg Gonzalez inside the company’s new headquarter space in downtown Los Angeles’ Arts District, located on 708 Traction Avenue. Gonzalez started Youth to the People with his cousin and business partner Joe Cloyes. It was just the two […]

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