Men’s Grooming: Dove Men+Care Introduces New Elements Range to Bring a Boost of Freshness to Men’s Grooming Routines

The New Collection, Which Features Combinations Of Premium Ingredients Inspired By Nature, Motivated The Brand To Build The ‘Dove Men+Care Elements Treehouse’ With Renowned Treehouse Architect Pete Nelsondove-men-care-discover-the-power-of-elements-null-hr

Dove Men+Care, the #1 fastest growing men’s grooming brand in the U.S., is debuting Elements, a multi-product innovation that will leave men feeling refreshed while offering the superior care for their skin, underarms, and hair expected from Dove Men+Care.logo-dove-men-sin-fondo

Dove Men+Care is the first range of products from Dove developed specially for men and the #1 dermatologist recommend men’s skincare brand. Launched in 2010, the Dove Men+Care portfolio includes bars, body washes, face care, antiperspirant/deodorants, and hair care. Dove Men+Care is available nationwide in food, drug, and mass outlet stores.

The range draws on premium ingredient combinations including Minerals and Sage, Charcoal and Clay, and Mineral Powder and Sandalwood, which create a transformative feeling of freshness for men’s grooming routines. Specifically designed for men, Dove Men+Care Elements is built on the Dove brand’s heritage in cleansing, moisturizing and care, and remains the #1 dermatologist recommended men’s skincare brand.

We know that men are looking for a new kind of freshness in their grooming routines,” said Nick Soukas, V.P. of Marketing for Dove at Unilever U.S.With the Dove Men+Care Elements line, we’ve developed personal care products that are inspired by the power of nature’s elements. They include energizing ingredient combinations that trigger men’s senses and formulations that provide the superior care for their skin and hair consumers expect from Dove Men+Care.

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Revlon Announces Linda Wells to Join Company as Chief Creative Officer

Revlon, Inc. announced the appointment of Linda Wells to the new role of Chief Creative Officer at Revlon. In this capacity, Ms. Wells will be responsible for overseeing the look and feel of the Company’s brands across all consumer touch points including advertising, product innovation, packaging, digital and social presence, and point of sale. Working collaboratively with the Marketing, Product Development and Research & Development teams, Ms. Wells will support the brands’ strategic growth priorities. Ms. Wells will report to Mr. Fabian Garcia, President & CEO of Revlon and will officially join the company on February 13, 2017.revlon-logo

Mr. Garcia stated, “As we continue to strengthen our portfolio of iconic brands, Linda’s extensive knowledge of the beauty industry and her experience assessing and reporting on the global beauty sector will elevate the prestige, image, and execution of our brands. She will also be integral to ensuring the glamor, sophistication, and innovativeness that are original to both Revlon and Elizabeth Arden brands’ iconic heritage.”

Ms. Wells is the Founding Editor in Chief of Allure magazine, allure.com, and the Allure video channel. During her 25-year leadership tenure, she created the Allure Best of Beauty Awards, the Best of Beauty seal, and the Allure Beauty Box subscription service. Highly respected in the industry Ms. Wells is recognized as an innovator in media and in beauty. In addition to establishing Allure as the preeminent beauty authority, she provided the highest level of journalistic coverage on important health and beauty topics for her readers.

Most recently, Ms. Wells was contributing beauty editor at large at New York Magazine’s The Cut and the producer of “The Linda Wells Report,” a beauty magazine within Hearst’s Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan and Town & Country since March 2016.

Ms. Wells has a BA in English Literature from Trinity College and resides in New York City with her two sons.

Bar Soap and Body Wash Unite for the First Time with NEW DUO from Olay, Ivory and Old Spice

Olay, Ivory and Old Spice Introduced The Latest Innovation Across Procter & Gamble’s Personal Cleansing Category: DUO.

First NEW Cleansing Form To Be Introduced In Over 20 Years Based On Evolving Consumer Habits

EVENTUALLY, IT HAD TO HAPPEN. Olay, Ivory and Old Spice has introduced the latest innovation across Procter & Gamble’s Personal Cleansing Category: DUO. DUO is a dual-sided body cleansing buffer that revolutionizes the look and feel of clean. It is the first time that a brand unites the clean of a bar soap, the care of a body wash and the experience of a puff to give users a multi-sensory, best of all worlds’ experience.

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NEW Olay, Old Spice, and Ivory DUO unite the clean of a beauty bar with the care of a body wash. (Photo: Business Wire)

Recent studies have shown the ideal shower experience has evolved over the years. People are seeking products that go beyond basic cleansing; craving more benefits in one step. Bar soaps are perceived to clean well, but can trade-off on delivering soft, smooth skin. Body washes are perceived to lather and nourish well while providing a great scent experience, but can trade-off on deep clean and exfoliation. As a result, 34 percent of men and 44 percent of women in the U.S. say they are using both a bar and body wash in the shower.1pg_logo_dark_blue

For over 130 years, from the launch of Ivory bar soap to the introduction of our body wash, Procter & Gamble has delivered innovative products based on evolutions in consumers’ needs,” said Stephanie Robertson, Associate Brand Director, Procter & Gamble North America Personal Cleansing. “The rise of the ‘dual user’ was an indication to us that there is a void in the market, which is leading to compensating behaviors – people using both a bar and body wash. DUOs are our answer to reimagine the shower experience altogether.

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NEW Olay DUO is a dual-sided personal cleaning tool infused with a flexible cleanser inside. One side is scrubby to exfoliate and renew skin while the other side is smooth to soften and condition. (Photo: Business Wire)

Celebrated as “the never before seen two-sided clean,” the unique design of DUO boasts a flexible cleanser encapsulated by a two-sided cleaning implement – one side is smooth to soften and condition skin, while the other is scrubby, to exfoliate and renew skin surfaces. The flexible cleanser required a new formula consisting of the best cleaning powers of body wash and beauty bars as well as cellulose fiber to give the product its flexibility allowing it to conform to the body for an even closer clean. The scrubby side includes over 10,000 micro scrubbers that provide a deeper clean than a body wash puff, while the soft side provides a cotton-like feel for gentle cleansing. The result is a deep, refreshingly clean and noticeably invigorated, soft skin after every use. 

DUO should be hung to dry after each use and is designed and tested to be used for up to 30 showers, or until lather fades.

DUO is available in Olay, Old Spice and Ivory featuring Olay and Old Spice’s most popular scents with Olay Soothing Orchid & Black Currant Spice Swagger and Pure Sport, and introducing a new scent from Ivory with Refreshing Clean. DUO is available now at select mass and food retailers and eCommerce nationwide for $9.99 – $12.99 (MSRP). For more information, visit www.cleansingduos.com.

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TRESemmé Signs Celebrity Hairstylist Justine Marjan To Serve As Global Hairstylist

Hair Expert and Social Media Maven to Join the TRESemmé All-Female Team of Lead Hair Stylists at New York Fashion Weektresemme_logo_sp

TRESemmé is taking a stance within the male-dominated haircare industry by enlisting an all-female team of stylists, led by celebrity hairstylist and Instagram sensation Justine Marjan. Marjan has quickly become the go-to hair guru for women around the world with her buzz-worthy braids and trendy hairstyles. Known for her work styling some of the most famous locks in Hollywood, she is all-too-familiar working with some of the most empowered women in the world. In her role as global ambassador, Marjan will be charged with bringing the brand ambition to life and arming women around the world with tips and tools to put their best look forward.

I am thrilled to be partnering with TRESemmé, a brand created by a woman to give women around the world the confidence to put their best look forward,” said Marjan, TRESemmé’s new Global Hairstylist. “Now, more than ever, women need to rally together and I can’t wait to see what magic I can create with the TRESemmé team.”

TRESemmé will make its relationship with Marjan official at New York Fashion Week (starting today), marking its 18th season as the official hair care sponsor. She will be joined by some of the industry’s most socially-savvy influencers, including Paulo Alberdi, Marianna Hewitt, Casey Holmes, Amy Lee, Natalia Cabezas and Suzanne Bonaldi to give women around the world exclusive access to top designer shows and tips on how to re-create the hair looks at home.

Every day, TRESemmé looks for ways to inspire women around the world. Our inspiration comes from our founder, Edna Emme – who nearly 70 years ago was a leading stylist and groundbreaking businesswoman. Just like Edna, Justine is one of the most influential stylists in the hair care industry, and commemorates the legacy as a bold female hairstylist paving a new way forward,” said Heather Mitchell, Global Head of PR and Digital Engagement for Unilever Hair. “Justine joins us as our Global Hairstylist and will kick off New York Fashion Week besides a roster of top female influencers from around the world. Together, these women will give others exclusive backstage access and a front row seat to some of fashion’s biggest shows.

TRESemmé will round out its team of NYFW hairstylists with renowned fashion week veterans Odile Gilbert and Holli Smith. The stylists will create show-stopping hairstyles with some of the top designers, including Altuzarra, Creatures of Comfort, Carolina Herrera, Naeem Khan, MONSE, Jenny Packham, Alice & Olivia, Jonathan Simkhai, Thakoon, and Charles Youssef.

Join the conversation and follow the TRESemmé influencers with #TRESnyfw and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for live updates throughout the season.

Benefit Cosmetics Launches “REAL Full Lips” Customizable Video Generator

‘Talking the talk’ has never been BOLDER, SEXIER or EASIER than with Benefit CosmeticsREAL Full Lips Video Generator. To accompany the launch of the NEW They’re Real! Double the Lip, Benefit’s digital generator creates custom videos featuring animated lips in 8 shades of the liner + lipstick in one. They’re Real! Double the Lip is a liner and lipstick in one that makes lips look fuller in one easy step! The Custom Teardrop

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They’re Real! Double the Lip Liner and Lipstick

Tip grabs & defines the lip line and fills in lips with complementing color for the appearance of volume and dimension.

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The REAL Full Lips generator will be live from February 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017 at http://www.benefitcosmetics.com/real-full-lips. Let your lips be heard and share ’em! (CNW Group/Benefit Cosmetics)

It does all the flirty talking for you! Each video is customizable in 15 unique languages and 17 distinct accents. The lip generator also makes it easy for users to download their video and share it on social media using the hashtag #getREALlips

Benefit created the REAL Full Lips generator as a way for customers to use the videos as a portal of self-expression. “Instead of burning bras, today’s woman is showing her fierceness by embracing bold lips and smoky eyes,” explains Lisa Goodfriend, Benefit’s Global Digital Creative Director, “she feels more empowered to speak her mind.”

Got something to say, gorgeous? Let Benefit’s lips do the talking:

  • Select your They’re Real! Double the Lip shade
  • Select an animated expression for your lips
  • Select 1 of 10 pre-determined phrases or type in your own phrase up to 250 characters
  • Select your voice option: Leah, Shirley, Ingrid or Humphrey
  • Play finished the video, share it on social media using the hashtag #getREALlips, repeat!

Try the REAL full lips generator from February 1, 2017, to May 31, 2017, at www.benefitcosmetics.com/real-full-lips

Indie Beauty Brand Lime Crime Launches DREAMGIRL Lip Trio

The Limited Edition Lip Set Drops Just In Time For Valentine’s Day

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Lime Crime, the Instagram darling beauty brand with a #cult status following of 2.7 million, has released their DREAMGIRL Lip Trio (MSRP $44). The beautifully boxed set is a tantalizing collection of three (3) lip colors designed to bring out the Dreamgirl in everyone. Makeup lovers can mix and match matte, metallic, & glitter textures to create endless looks — from playful to sexy.the-dreamgirl-lip-trio-includes-the-dreamgirl-velvetine-juicy-cranberry-the-red-hot-metallic-velvetine-metallic-cherry-red-and-the-cheap-thrill-diamond-crusher-sunset-rose-shift-sparkling-lip-top

The DREAMGIRL Lip Trio includes the Dreamgirl Velvetine (juicy cranberry); the Red Hot Metallic Velvetine (metallic cherry red); and the Cheap Thrill Diamond Crusher (sunset/rose shift sparkling lip topper).

This collection was inspired by the ultimate Instagram dreamgirl,” said Lime Crime CEO Doe Deere. “She lives on the Internet. She’s fluent in Instagram, selfies, and provoking your imagination. Her lips are perpetually folded into a perfect pout, and her lingerie is better than yours. She is the goddess of the Internet and everyone you know follows her! This set will bring out the Dreamgirl in YOU!

Lime Crime is a trendsetting makeup company from Los Angeles, California that believes makeup isn’t just a way to cover up imperfections, but a form of freedom and self-expression. The company is committed to bringing innovative, high-performance formulas to the cosmetic market and its cosmetics are certified cruelty-free & vegan. (For more information on the brand and its products, visit www.limecrime.com, Lime Crime’s official Facebook page, and the official Lime Crime blog which is personally curated by Doe Deere herself, IloveLimeCrime.com.)

The limited edition set comes in custom packaging inspired by vintage chocolate boxes, making it the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. Visit LimeCrime.com to shop the DREAMGIRL Lip Trio and other totally giftable lipsticks & makeup sets in their Valentine’s Day shop.

The Business of Fashion: LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton Announces Record 2016 Results

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world’s leading luxury products group, recorded revenue of €37.6 billion in 2016, an increase of 5% over the previous year. Organic revenue growth was 6%.lvmh-moet-hennessy-louis-vuitton

In the fourth quarter, revenue increased by 9% compared to the same period of 2015. Organic growth was 8%. The American market remains on a good track as does Europe. Asia, excluding Japan, continued its good momentum.

Profit from recurring operations reached €7 billion in 2016, an increase of 6%, to which all business groups, apart from selective distribution, contributed. This result compares to 2015 which was itself a year of growth. Operating margin reached 18.7%. Group share of net profit was €3 981 million, representing growth of 11%.

Bernard Arnault, Chairman and CEO of LVMH, said: “LVMH achieved an excellent performance in 2016 within a context of geopolitical and economic instability. Continued innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and the quest for excellence: all Maisons continue to assert these core values while maintaining rigorous execution of their strategies on the ground. In an environment which remains uncertain, we can count on the appeal of our brands and the agility of our teams to strengthen, once again in 2017, our leadership in the universe of high quality products.

Key highlights from 2016 include:

  • Record revenue and profit from recurring operations
  • Growth in the United States, Europe and Asia
  • Good performance of Wines & Spirits in all regions
  • The success of both iconic and new products at Louis Vuitton, where profitability remains at an exceptional level
  • Progress at Fendi
  • The sale of Donna Karan and the acquisition of Rimowa, a leader in luggage of excellence
  • Good momentum at Parfums Christian Dior driven by successful product innovations
  • Market share gains at Bvlgari and TAG Heuer
  • Growth at Sephora which strengthened its position in all its markets and in digital
  • Free cash flow of €3 974 million, an increase of 8%
  • Gearing of 12% at end of December 2016

WINES & SPIRITS: GOOD YEAR WITH PROGRESS IN THE UNITED STATES AND REBOUND IN SHIPMENTS TO CHINA

The Wines & Spirits Business Group recorded an increase in organic revenue of 7 %. On a reported basis, revenue growth was 5 %. Profit from recurring operations increased by 10 %. With volumes up 3%, solid growth continues for champagne and prestige cuvees performed particularly well. Hennessy cognac enjoyed an excellent year with 10% volume growth. The American market is growing well and China saw better momentum after a tough 2015 due to destocking by distributors. Other spirits, Glenmorangie and Belvedere, continued their growth.

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton is represented in Wines and Spirits by a portfolio of brands that includes Moët & Chandon, Dom Pérignon, Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin, Krug, Ruinart, Mercier, Château d’Yquem, Domaine du Clos des Lambrays, Château Cheval Blanc, Hennessy, Glenmorangie, Ardbeg, Belvedere, Chandon, Cloudy Bay, Terrazas de los Andes, Cheval des Andes, Cape Mentelle, Newton, Bodega Numanthia and Ao Yun.

FASHION & LEATHER GOODS: GOOD PERFORMANCE OF LOUIS VUITTON, OTHER BRANDS STRENGTHENED THEIR POSITIONS

The Fashion & Leather Goods Business Group recorded organic revenue growth of 4% in 2016. On a reported basis, revenue growth was 3 %. Profit from recurring operations increased by 10%. Louis Vuitton had a good year driven by the level of creativity across all its businesses. The continued success of its iconic product range and the strong demand for recent creations such as the new luggage designed by Marc Newson and the Louis Vuitton fragrances, all contributed to this growth. Fendi recorded robust growth crossing the symbolic revenue threshold of 1 billion euros during the year. Loro Piana continued to expand its distribution network and opened a flagship store in Paris. Céline, Loewe and Kenzo all continued to grow. Marc Jacobs continued to work on changes to its collection. Donna Karan was sold in December to the American G-III group. Rimowa, world leader in luggage of excellence, joined the LVMH group.

Its Fashion and Leather Goods division includes Louis Vuitton, Céline, Loewe, Kenzo, Givenchy, Thomas Pink, Fendi, Emilio Pucci, Marc Jacobs, Berluti, Nicholas Kirkwood, Loro Piana and Rimowa.

PERFUMES & COSMETICS: CONTINUED SUCCESS OF INNOVATIONS; EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE IN MAKEUP

The Perfumes & Cosmetics Business Group recorded organic revenue growth of 8%. On a reported basis, revenue growth was 6%. Profit from recurring operations increased by 5%. The inauguration of the new atelier for the creation of fragrances, Les Fontaines Parfumées, at Grasse was a highlight of the year. Parfums Christian Dior grew market share in all regions, driven by the worldwide success of Sauvage and the vitality of its iconic perfumes J’adore and Miss Dior. The progress of makeup also contributed to the Maison’s excellent performance. Guerlain benefitted from the successful launch of its new makeup collection inspired by its fragrance La Petite Robe Noire. Benefit experienced strong growth driven by the success of its new collection for eyebrows. Make Up For Ever, Fresh and Kat Von D performed well.

LVMH is present in the Perfumes and Cosmetics sector with Parfums Christian Dior, Guerlain, Parfums Givenchy, Kenzo Parfums, Perfumes Loewe as well as other promising cosmetic companies (BeneFit Cosmetics, Make Up For Ever, Acqua di Parma and Fresh).

WATCHES & JEWELRY: MARKET SHARE GAINS FOR BVLGARI AND TAG HEUER

The Watches & Jewelry Business Group recorded organic revenue growth of 5%. On a reported basis, revenue growth was 5%. Profit from recurring operations increased by 6%. Bvlgari continued to gain market share with enhancements to its Serpenti, Diva and B.zero1 lines. Growth continued in China, Korea and in the Middle East. TAG Heuer grew despite a difficult market for watches, gained market share and benefitted from the success of its new collections and its connected watch. Hublot accelerated its development in Asia and recorded the best year in its history. Chaumet continued to move its product lines upmarket and inaugurated a new boutique concept in Hong Kong.

LVMH‘s Watches and Jewelry division comprises Bulgari, TAG Heuer, Chaumet, Dior Watches, Zenith, Fred, Hublot and De Beers Diamond Jewellers Ltd, a joint venture created with the world’s leading diamond group.

SELECTIVE RETAILING: GOOD PERFORMANCE AT SEPHORA, DFS IMPACTED BY A DIFFICULT TOURISM CONTEXT IN ASIA

The Selective Retailing Business Group recorded organic revenue growth of 8%. On a reported basis, revenue growth was 7%. Profit from recurring operations declined by 2%. Sephora gained market share across all regions and once again recorded double-digit growth in both revenue and profits. More than a hundred stores were opened in 2016 including notably a flagship store in the World Trade Center in New York and major renovations in Boston and Singapore. Its online offer accelerated with the launch in six new countries. DFS continued to face a difficult environment, notably in Hong Kong. The expansion into new destinations continued. The opening of the T Galleria in Angkor in Cambodia and one in Venice, Italy were the highlights of the year.

LVMH is also active in selective retailing as well as in other activities through DFS, Sephora, Le Bon Marché, La Samaritaine, Royal Van Lent and Cheval Blanc hotels.

Key figures:

             
Euro millions    

2015

 

2016

 

% change

Revenue    

35 664

 

37 600

 

+ 5 %

Profit from recurring operations    

6 605

 

7 026

 

+ 6 %

Group share of net profit    

3 573

 

3 981

 

+ 11 %

Free cash flow*    

3 679

 

3 974

 

+ 8 %

Net financial debt    

4 235

 

3 265

 

– 23 %

Total equity    

25 799

 

27 903

 

+ 8 %

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