Posts Tagged ‘WWD’


Wednesday, December 6th, 2017


Christie Brinkley’s Authentic Skin Care is getting some color in 2018. The brand will will launch 22 new products ranging from foundations, eye concealers, highlighters, powder blush, powder bronzer, eye shadow palettes, mascara, brow-defining pencils and lipsticks, according to WWD.  The collection, which debuts February 8th on HSN and rolls out later at select Kohls, will  range from $13.95 – $27.95.



Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Launching today is Kim Kardashian West’s fragrance debut with a trio of eau de parfums based on a single ingredient, gardenia.  Limited-edition bottles of Crystal Gardenia, Crystal Gardenia Citrus, and Crystal Gardenia Oud are available exclusively on-line at and briefly in-store at Violet Grey in West Hollywood.  The 30-ml and 75-ml-sized frosted glass atomizers appear elemental, reminiscent of healing crystals.  This is actually by design, reflecting Kardashian West’s “calm and healing” approach towards  developing each scent with French fragrance house, Givaudan.  Priced at $35 and $60 per bottle, the Crystal Gardenia launch of 300,000 units has a projected sales volume of  $14.3 million.

After the Paris robbery, numerous friends showered Kardashian West with collections of healing crystals, “and I started to really dig deeper into what they meant and the meanings behind them,” she shared with WWD.   “Obviously I’m in the celebrity category, but I just wanted a bottle that was so simple that can look like it’s something sitting on your counter and be a beautiful object. I tried to make it really timeless so that it can’t just all be about a celebrity fragrance.”

Access Code is:  GARDENIA17


Monday, November 13th, 2017

Photo by Claire Fackler, Courtesy of U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Seaweed and marine extracts have long been incorporated into popular skincare remedies.  They offer unparalleled hydration, accompanied by a combination of anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and anti-aging benefits.  Filled with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber, and fatty acids, seaweed is helpful in treating acne, skin allergies/rashes, burns, and wounds as well as regenerating skin and protecting it from environmental damage.  From luxury potions found in Crème de la Mer, Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, to more accessible ones from Mario Badescu, The Organic Pharmacy and The Body Shop, seaweed has become an important beauty buzzword.

The latest company to make a splash in this arena is The Seaweed Bath Co. with more than 32 products derived from hand-harvested Bladderwrack Seaweed, sourced off the coast of southern Maine.  The Seaweed Bath Co. is a new breed of natural cosmetics appearing on-line and in-store at retailers such as Whole Foods, Target, and CVS.  While cruelty-free and absent of parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde, and artificial coloring, the line is constantly tweaked to give consumers the greatest efficacy.  “There is no need to give up on natural products thinking they won’t be effective. Science has evolved to allow consumers to have both,” shares Kim Chisholm, the company’s chief executive officer, with WWD.