Posts Tagged ‘Target’

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.

BLACK FRIDAY AND CYBER MONDAY STEALS, DEALS, & SCORES!

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

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Undercover Agents love a good DEAL on items they would normally purchase — and even when they venture from their comfort zones.  These are some of the deals we’re looking forward to SCORE over the holidays:

  • FENTY BEAUTY
  • SCORE! (11/22-11/26) 20% sitewide, with exclusions
  • IT COSMETICS
  • Black Friday (11/22-11/25) 20% sitewide with ITFRIDAY
  • Cyber Monday (11/26) 25% sitewide on orders of $30+ (after discount) + free Hello Lashes Mascara on orders of $70+ (after discount)
  • LA ROCCA
  • Black Friday (11/22-11/25) 40% sitewide with bf18
  • JOSIE MARAN
  • SCORE! (11/21-11/26) 25% sitewide, with exclusions
  • WUNDER2
  • SCORE! (11/23-26) 30% sitewide with BLACKFRIDAY30
  • CLINIQUE
  • SCORE! (11-20-22) 25% sitewide with 25OFF (with some exclusions)
  • KKW FRAGRANCE
  • Black Friday (11/23-24) 30% sitewide
  • PROVEN SKINCARE
  • SCORE! (11/21-26) 50% off of personalized skincare set (INCLUDES personalized Cleanser, Anti-Pollution SPF30 and Night Repair Cream)
  • La ROCHE POSAY
    Black Friday (through 11/23) 30% sitewide with BLACKFRIDAY2018
  • Cyber Monday (11/24-12/1) 30% sitewide + 5 free samples on orders $75+ with CYBERWEEK2018
  • ELEVATE
  • SCORE! (11/21-11/26) 25% sitewide with BEAUTY25
  • SARA HAPP
  • SCORE! (11/23-26) 20% sitewide with THANKFUL
  • MAC COSMETICS
  • SCORE! (11/21-27) 25% for Select Members (just sign up to join)
  • LUÉ
  • Black Friday (through 11/23) Buy One Jean Seo Skin Solution Sets and Send One to a friend internationally
  • BABY FOOT
  • Black Friday (11/23) Buy One Get One
  • MÜN
  • SCORE! (11/22-28) 20% sitewide with BFCM18
  • GLAMGLOW
  • Black Friday (11/23) 30% sitewide
  • BAREMINERALS
  • Black Friday (11/22-23) Solar Spectrum Exclusive Blockbuster Kit for $49 (retail $98 with a value of $183)
  • Cyber Monday (11/25-26) 25% sitewide + free shipping, Crystalline Glow Palette with any $75+ purchase (more…)

HOT TOOLS COMES TO MASS

Friday, October 26th, 2018

Prosumer (professional-consumer) styling brand, Hot Tools Professional, has launched its first mass market collection, Hot Tools’ Signature Series, at Walmart.  The six piece collection, which next comes to Target.com, features a several consumer-friendly modifications, including a lower price-point (Signature prices begin at $39.99, as opposed to the Black Gold or 24K Gold lines at $49.99).  The Signature Series includes 3/4 inch to 1 1/2 inch Gold Curling Irons, a ceramic styler (featuring the brand’s Pulse Technology), and a rapid hair dryer.

Speaking with WWD, Joann Parker, Vice President of Marketing for Hot Tools, said, “The line between retail and professional has continued to blur and consumers are becoming more educated on styling tools.  Retailers have been watching this category grow and came to us and said, we want these tools.”