“Beauty group L’Oréal is adding to its luxury perfume portfolio with the purchase of Atelier Cologne. Launched in 2009, Atelier Cologne today retails at stores including Neiman Marcus, Sephora, Fortnum & Mason and Galeries Lafayette. Niche perfume is a growing category, causing beauty’s biggest players to scoop up small labels to get in on the ground floor.” Read more at Luxury Daily.
“Scientists are just beginning to uncover how toxic air affects the skin’s aging process. And not surprisingly, the big beauty players are stepping in with new skin care products — pollution protection, as it’s called. So what exactly are we protecting ourselves against?” Read more at The New York Times.
“The beauty category is good for retail business and retail real estate. It is one of the few segments where its operators consistently post positive same-store sales and profits, and are planning for net brick-and-mortar openings, instead of worrying about how to resist the advance of online retailing.” Read more at National Real Estate Investor.
“The federal government has officially listed microbeads as a toxic substance, giving it the ability to ban the plastic beads used in cleansers. An online notice published Wednesday says the tiny plastic beads commonly found in facial and body scrubs is now listed as a toxic substance under the Environmental Protection Act, which gives the government the option to control their use or institute an outright ban.” Read more at The Globe and Mail.
“Amidst the on-going shake up of the fashion calendar, cosmetics brand M.A.C, owned by Estée Lauder Companies, is backing designers aiming to expand the reach of their pre-collection presentations. The long-term initiative will kick off this Cruise 2017 season with New York-based Proenza Schouler, which will show its collection in Paris on July 4 to coincide with the city's upcoming haute couture week.” Read more at Business of Fashion.
“What does it take for beauty brands to win on Snapchat? Urban Decay and Benefit Cosmetics lenses that ran on the platform last week provide clues into creating a lasting impact from ephemeral content.” Read more at WWD.