beauty business

Hall of Legends at 2015 Natural Products Expo West Honors Horst M. Rechelbacher

Horst M. Rechelbacher—the founder of Intelligent Nutrients and before that AVEDA Corp.—was honored as one of a dozen natural products-industry influencers who were officially inducted into New Hope Natural Media's Hall of Legends during the 2015 Natural Products Expo West in Anaheim, California.

Rechelbacher—who passed away in February 2014—was the only personal-care inductee in the annual event of the natural-products industry's greatest contributors, and Intelligent Nutrients was the only beauty brand represented this year.

Increased Spending Expected for St. Patrick's Day

Put your green eye shadows, nail polishes and lip glosses at the front of your brick and mortar because consumers are ready to celebrate the upcoming holiday, according to the National Retail Federation's St. Patrick's Day Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics.

Beauty Bus Awards 2015 Lifetime Achievement Recipient

Beauty Bus Foundation's 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award is being presented to Beauty Collection's Shawn Tavakoli.

In his continued support of Beauty Bus programs, Tavakoli has a goal of raising $100,000 in donations to support the Beauty Bus mission.

SEPHORA Innovation Lab to Impact the Future of Retail

SEPHORA has unveiled the SEPHORA Innovation Lab, which will encompass both a physical space in San Francisco, as well as programs that foster the culture of innovation development and deployment along with grooming SEPHORA's next generation of digital leaders.

Skinfix Merges With SweetSpot LABS

Skinfix—a Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada-based supplier that markets itself as the expert in natural, clinically-proven, skincare solutions for the whole family and debuted its brand in the United States last year—has merged with SweetSpot LABS—a Culver City, California-based line of feminine skin care designed by women for women that uses natural ingredients.

Fewer Women Shopped for Beauty in 2014

The vast majority of U.S. women—eight out of 10—shop for beauty products, but a 4% drop in 2014 brought the industry to its lowest level of shoppers since 2008, according to the Annual Beauty Consumer Economic Indicator, the latest beauty report from global information company The NPD Group.