Posts Categorized: Gossip

Who IS Barry M?

Barry M is a cult-favourite colour cosmetics brand and has been around for over THREE decades! But who IS Barry M? Well, throwback to the 1970s when a young man began selling a range of beauty products on a stall on Dalston’s Ridley Road Market! His name was Barry Mero, and after expanding to a… Read more »

Estee Lauder Acquires Too Faced Cosmetics…

Estee Lauder announced last week that it is to make the biggest acquisition in its history with the purchase of cult cosmetics brand, Too Faced. With a majority stake sold back in 2015 to private equity firm General Atlantic, Too Faced was reportedly valued at $500 million. Seemingly, the brand appears to have almost tripled… Read more »

Pai Skincare’s New Arrival…

Petit Pai is the new skincare range for babies from the organic skincare brand, Pai Skincare. The range consists of Apple & Mallow Blossom Face & Body Cream (£20), and Apple & Mallow Blossom Hair & Body Wash (£18), and also a Try Me Set (£8). All products are fragrance-free and are formulated to maintain… Read more »

Glossybox Appoints President for North America

Monthly beauty box subscription service Glossybox, which delivers luxury beauty samples, has appointed Britta Fleck as its President & Managing Director for North America. Since its launch, Glossybox has grown exponentially, now offering its subscription service across ten countries. The company sends a box of sample-sized cosmetic products to its customers each month, as well… Read more »

Unilever Drops Palm Oil Supplier…

Unilever has suspended all contracts with one of its palm oil suppliers over claims of deforestation. In what is arguably the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil’s (RSPO) most significant intervention in its 12-year history, the organisation has suspended the certification of one of its founding members, IOI, a Malaysian palm oil company which supplies palm oil to more… Read more »

Pantene Pro-V’s New Face…

Russian-German celebrity Palina Rojinski has been named the new face of Pantene Pro-V. Renowned for her trademark red hair, Rojinski is a natural choice for the P&G brand and is set to star in a new campaign set to debut later this month. Rojinski said: “My hair is very important to me because it is… Read more »

P&G Sells Three Haircare Brands

Germany’s Henkel (HNKG_p.DE), maker of Schwarzkopf shampoo and Loctite glue, has agreed to buy a range of hair care brands from Procter & Gamble with a view to further strengthen its haircare portfolio in emerging markets. The deal includes a portfolio of brands including Pert, Shamtu and Blendax, whose key countries are Russia, Saudi Arabia… Read more »

Alexander McQueen’s FIRST Fragrance

Alexander McQueen has announced that it is expanding into fragrances. Its first scent has been named McQueen Parfum and will be available exclusively at Harrods on March 1. Developed and distributed by P&G’s Prestige Beauty business, the scent will be priced at £285 for 50ml and is said to contain a combination of sambac jasmine,… Read more »

MyShowcase In Deals With Percy & Reed And Pure Elixir

Online beauty discovery company, MyShowcase, has gauged two new retail partnerships with haircare brand, Percy & Reed, and the skincare supplement brand, Pure Elixir. The retail contracts were secured in the last quarter of 2015 with a view to start trading in MyShowcase’s first mid-season edit from January 2016 onwards.