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UK exclusive: MAC scraps free lipstick initiative in Back to MAC recycling scheme

The model, where customers are gifted a free lipstick for bringing make-up empties back to store, is being replaced with the brand’s ‘Impact for Ch...

Boots boss confesses to trying to sabotage Sephora's UK store opening

Seb James, Managing Director of Boots, said the whole of his team focused on making Sephora's return to British retail 'a disaster'

Cactus beauty products are fast becoming a summer must-have

Cactus-infused beauty products are having their moment in 2023 with beauty lovers unafraid to embrace the prickly plant

Clinique enters the metaverse with immersive virtual Clinique Lab

Inspired by the ELC-owned brand’s bricks-and-mortar stores, the digital retail concept allows consumers to explore the brand, product and ingredien...

How beauty giants can stay ahead of the competition

The beauty industry can be complex for larger scale corporations, but Cosmetics Business has a number of resources that can help.

Meet the buyer: How Counter Culture Store is empowering female-led brands

Wendy Martin, co founder and CEO of Counter Culture Store on stocking sustainable beauty and breaking into new markets in 2023

The standout beauty trends from Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna 2023

These are the best brands, trends and ideas on display at beauty's biggest trade show – including our pick of beauty's rising star

Exclusive: Luna Daily secures £3 million for global expansion, lands deal with Sephora North America

The one-year-old UK intimate care brand will use the funding to expand into the US, build on its product offering and grow its medical team

Kim Kardashian files beauty brand trademark under daughter North West's name

The upcoming beauty brand will reportedly sell skin and body care products, along with hair care, make-up and fragrances

‘It is QVC for Gen Z’: How TikTok Live Shopping is changing the way young people buy beauty

The social media giant has revamped an old school selling technique so brands can connect with Gen Z in a ‘raw’ way to boost sales, but does it work?

The affordable beauty hack giving shoppers access to luxury brands

Budget-friendly beauty miniatures are flying off the shelves

High street giant Boots could be sold or floated by end of 2023

Parent company Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) is allegedly mulling the idea of selling the UK retailer so it can accelerate its US business instead

Will oversaturation lead B Corp to lose its credibility?

With each passing year more businesses than ever are gaining their B-Corp status. But are its standards beginning to slide? Cosmetics Business inve...

Wella Company appoints Frank Smalla to newly created CFO/COO role

Wella Company created the new position to accelerate the business’ growth, as it seeks to expand its product portfolio and launch into new markets

Beauty recycling schemes are now vital to brand loyalty – and retailers are missing out

With consumers taking advantage of the rewards associated with drop-off your empties initiatives, is this the way to attract shoppers going forward?