Estée Lauder Purchases Glamglow

The acquisition race between Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. and L’Oréal USA hit a crescendo Friday afternoon with Lauder’s acquisition of hot indie skin-care brand GlamGlow.

By: Julie Naughton. Source: WWD


TPG Takes Stake in Beautycounter

TPG Growth has acquired a minority stake in Beautycounter, the Santa Monica, Calif.-based personal care and beauty products marketer that relies principally on e-commerce and independent consultants to bring its “safe” beauty and personal care products to consumers.


Ten of Tomorrow: Emily Weiss, Glossier

Glossier, a play on “dossier,” strives to be more than a beauty brand. Its goal is to be a community. Similarly, the Glossier headquarters is a stark, white open space and all employees are seated at communal tables.

By: Jayme Cyk. Source: WWD

Beauty Boxes

Deciphering the Influx of Beauty Boxes

Glossybox, Birchbox, Beauty Army, Beauty DNA, Beauty Bar Allure Sample Society, Beauty Box 5, Beauty Fix, Curlbox, Memebox, New Beauty TestTube, TargetBeauty Box, Total Beauty Collection, the beauty box subscription list goes on and on and on.

By: Jamye Cyk. Source: WWD

Into the gloss

How a Beauty Startup Turned Instagram Comments Into a Product Line

When Emily Weiss, founder and CEO of online beauty site Into the Gloss, decided to create a cosmetics line from scratch, she didn’t approach another company about doing a line of face creams and lip balms. She just created a new Instagram account—@glossier—and started taking notes.


Emily Weiss’ Glossier Raises $8.4 Million

Into the Gloss’ Emily Weiss has a sweeping vision for her new beauty line Glossier, the social brand born online that’s built on a two-way dialogue with consumers.

BirchBox Man

Nick Wooster Teams Up With Birchbox Man

The former men’s fashion director of Neiman Marcus is now collaborating with Birchbox Man to select his top grooming picks. In addition, Wooster has also created a capsule collection of bags and the requisite dopp kit that will be featured at Birchbox’s holiday pop-up shop

By: Jean E. Palmieri. Source: WWD