Health News

How do CBD products work and are they worth the hype?

Snoop Dogg put it on the map, Gwyneth Paltrow jumped on the bandwagon and now retail guru Martha Stewart has taken it mainstream by launching her own brand. Celebrity or citizen, it’s hard to ignore the explosion of CBD, or therapeutic cannabidiol, in the beauty, natural health and wellness market. But is it simply hype […]

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Gen Z Makeup Trends, Explained By Makeup Artists

Gen Z might be the most beauty-savvy consumers in the game, and makeup trends show they’re also the most adventurous. While consumers once sought Instagram-perfect pouts, expressionism is now the name of the game. As epitomized by “Euphoria,” the 2019 HBO show which won an Emmy for makeup, young consumers opt for face art and […]

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Retailers Put Brands to the Test

Niche beauty retailers are moving beyond curation. For years, curating assortments has been crucial to how retailers have differentiated themselves — picking the best items from brands, and offering them up to beauty shoppers in a mix meant to surprise, delight and differentiate. But now, the most innovative beauty retailers are moving beyond curation, into […]

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From Taboo to Talked About: Sexual Health as Wellness

Female founders are setting out to modernize the sexual wellness industry. Among them are Catherine Balsam-Schwaber of Kindra, Beatrice Dixon of The Honey Pot and Éva Goicochea of Maude, who spoke with WWD and Beauty Inc senior editor Allison Collins about their plans to shift products and conversations in the sexual health and wellness space […]

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Mood-boosting Beauty, Meditative Rituals and Skin Care Devices to Reshape Wellness in Inter-COVID-19

MILAN — In the year ahead, beauty rituals, peer platforms and the rise of nature equity will create a new health lexicon, according to a report released by The Future Laboratory consultancy. In the study, the trend-forecasting agency traced an inter-COVID-19 roadmap, identifying the seismic shifts in consumer mind-sets and consequent implications and opportunities lying ahead […]

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Beauty Sales Grew Around 11% Worldwide in First Half

PARIS — The beauty market is bouncing back worldwide, with estimated sales growth of 11 percent in the first half of 2021, versus the same prior-year period. That’s according to L’Oréal, which on Friday morning held a virtual conference with financial analysts and journalists to discuss the group’s results this year. For the first time, […]

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P&G Shares Gain After Another Sales Jump, CEO News

Procter & Gamble’s chief executive officer David Taylor is going out on a high note — the company has posted another consecutive quarter of net sales growth during the pandemic.  P&G said on Thursday evening that Nov. 1, Taylor would transition to become P&G’s executive chairman, and that vice chairman and chief operating officer Jon […]

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P&G’s Jon Moeller Will Become CEO

Procter & Gamble is promoting Jon Moeller to chief executive officer, succeeding David Taylor, effective Nov. 1. Moeller is P&G’s vice chairman and chief operating officer. He will also serve on the company’s board. Shailesh Jejurikar has been elected chief operating officer, effective Oct. 1. David Taylor has been P&G CEO since 2015. Before that, […]

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Beauty Boxes Favored by Consumers, Data Shows

Although subscription services have grown across a number of categories, beauty remains the top area of interest for consumers. According to data from Emarsys, beauty boxes are the most subscribed-to box service in the U.S. Keeping up momentum, though, isn’t just about the products themselves. It’s teaching customers what to do with them. “We’ve seen […]