LONDON — Beauty consumers are taking a page out of the fashion books, building up seasonal “wardrobes” of skin care, reaching for multiple, single-ingredient products with targeted formulas rather than using a single product with multiple ingredients. Active ingredients have become a hot topic driven by brands such as The Ordinary, and more recently by The
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MILAN — The global turnover of the Italian cosmetic industry continues to grow, registering sales of 11.2 billion euros last year, up 2 percent compared with 2017, according to data released Thursday by Cosmetica Italia. The national association of cosmetic companies forecast a further 2.6 percent growth for this year. Source: Read Full Article

Chris Gavigan, cofounder of The Honest Co. (with Jessica Alba), is veering into a new wellness territory with his latest project, a direct-to-consumer CBD business that has already raised venture capital funding. Called Prima, the business has raised a nearly $3.3-million seed round led by Lerer Hippeau with Greycroft and other private and institutional investors.
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The polar vortex is upon us and women have placed their confidence in an unassuming coat from Amazon that rings in at $130. The Orolay Women’s Thickened Down Jacket is a number-one bestseller in the Women’s Outdoor Recreation and Down Jackets category, and has amassed over 6,000 reviews—83% of which are four or five stars. A little Balenciaga, a little sleeping bag, this affordable jacket
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  Johnson & Johnson, though a fund, has invested $35 million in Memebox. For Memebox, the Series D round brings total funding to more than $190 million. Other investors include Formation Group and Goodwater Capital. Memebox has launched several K-beauty-inspired brands, including I Dew Care, Nooni, Pony Effect, and most recently, Kaja, a Sephora-exclusive makeup
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Silas Capital has invested in clean makeup brand Ilia Beauty. For Ilia, which has built out both its product assortment and its retail distribution over the past several years, the Silas investment should help grow the company's direct-to-consumer business. Ilia was founded by Sasha Plavsic and her brother, Zachary, who developed a line of clean
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