Posts Tagged ‘Dermalogica’

THE BUSINESS OF BEAUTY: LEGAL BRIEFS

Sunday, November 18th, 2018

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Unilever beauty brand, Dermalogica, has filed suit against Target in the California Central District Court, alleging that the mass retailer sold unauthorized products on-line and in several of its California stores last fall.   According to court documents, “Dermalogica goes to great lengths to control the quality of goods bearing the Dermalogica trademark,”and the beauty brand requires its authorized sellers to have “professional skin-care therapists” available for customer service.  Target does not meet these requirements and was asked by Dermalogica to remove those products in 2017, which it allegedly ignored.  Unilever also asserts that severly of the products sold at Target were counterfeit, expired, and/or falsely marketed.

Separately, French-owned beauty corporation, L’Oréal USA Creative LLC, owner of Skinceuticals, has filed suit against Drunk Elephant, alleging that the indie brand has infringed its patent for L-Ascorbic acid, a form of Vitamin C.  The Plaintiff asks the Texas Western District court for damages, claiming that Drunk Elephant’s C-Firma Day Serum replicates the patented Skinceuticals CE Ferulic.  “We believe that the scientific inventions that make our products so innovative are a strategic and competitive advantage and we are committed to protecting our valuable intellectual property,” said a spokeswoman for L’Oreal USA in a statement.

UNDERCOVER AGENT REVEALED: KIT!

Thursday, October 11th, 2018
AGE:  37
CITY/STATE:  Baltimore, MD
PHILOSOPHY: Confidence is the most beautiful thing you can wear.
AM BEAUTY ROUTINE:  Wash face with Yes to Coconuts Energizing 2-in-1 Scrub & Cleanser. Pat on Jurlique Activating Water Essence. Apply Ole Henricksen Truth Serum and moisturize with Drunk Elephant Virgin Marula Luxury Oil, Smashbox Photo Finish Pore Minimizing Primer, Physician’s Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free All-in-1 ABC Cushion Foundation, The Beauty Crop Blush Duo in Papaya Don’t Preach, Stila Eye Shadow Compact in Kitten (using my finger to apply), Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real Lengthening Mascara, Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey, Clinique Blended Face Powder in Invisible Blend.
PM BEAUTY ROUTINE:  Remove makeup with Pond’s Cold Cream Cleanser and cleanse face with Noxema Classic Clean Cleanser.  Tone with Zen Med AHA/BHA Complex and pat on Jurlique Activating Water Essence. Apply Dermalogica Age Smart Overnight Repair Serum and moisturize with Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil.
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT PRODUCT:  Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil
CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT COSMETIC:  Benefit They’re Real Lengthening Mascara
MOST EXPENSIVE PRODUCT:  Chanel Travel Makeup Palette
BEST BARGAIN PRODUCT:  Olay Beauty Bars
FAVORITE BEAUTY TOOL: Eyelash Curler
MISC:  Always dress for yourself first. If you create your syle based on what you like, not what others like, you will always be happy.

THE BUSINESS OF BEAUTY: UNILEVER ADDS DIVERSITY TO ITS BRANDS

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Personal care giant, Unilever, is adding diversity to its portfolio with the acquisition of Sundial Brands, parent company for SheaMoisture, Madam C.J. Walker, Nubian Heritage, and nyakio, all of whom address the unmet needs of consumers of color.  Unilever’s attempt to attract “purpose led companies” as part of its “broader Company transformation”  stems from several incidents in which body care brand, Dove, has been accused of racial insensitivity.   Sundial Brands will operate as a standalone unit within Unilever, and as part of the agreement, Unilever and Sundial are creating the New Voices Fund with an initial investment of US$50 million to empower women of color entrepreneurs. The intention is to scale the Fund to US$100 million by attracting investments from other interested parties.

“The Sundial team has built differentiated and on-trend premium brands serving multicultural and millennial consumers that enhance our existing portfolio,” said Kees Kruythoff, President, Unilever North America. “Sundial is an important addition to our U.S. portfolio of purpose-driven companies, which includes Ben & Jerry’s and Seventh Generation.”  Unilever has aggressively pursued unique beauty brands ranging from Hourglass Cosmetics, Carver Korea, and Living Proof to Murad, Ren, Dermalogica and Kate Somerville.