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Retailers Lose Billions in Holiday Return Fraud

Retailers Lose Billions in Holiday Return Fraud

Retailers will lose about $3.39 billion to return fraud this holiday season, as part of a total $8.76 billion expected overall in return fraud for 2013, according to the National Retail Federation’s 2013 Return Fraud Survey.

The survey, which was completed by loss-prevention executives at 62 retail companies, notes that 5.8% of holiday returns are fraudulent, up from 4.6% last year.

Regina Tseikhin's The Beauty Box, the Candle Collection Shop

Regina Tseikhin's The Beauty Box, the Candle Collection Shop

Regina Tseikhin, owner and president of both The Beauty Box and The Candle Collection Shop in Studio City, California, may have a medical background, but her approach to the beauty business is anything but stodgy. Drawing together a collection of unique, high-end and niche products, The Beauty Box has garnered rave reviews from customers since 2005. Meanwhile, her newest venture, the Candle Collection Shop, has become an instant hit since opening last April.

Go-Girl Fashion Fixes Heal-A-Heel Moisture Socks

Go-Girl Fashion Fixes Heal-A-Heel Moisture Socks

Designed to rid wearers of cracked, dry heels, these cute socks pack mineral oil in the moisture zone of the heel area, which helps soften cracks and dryness. They are 100% nylon and open-toe, making it easier to sleep in them at night. They come in pink and blue. Visit www.gogirlfashionfixes.com.

Digital Investment Proves Profitable for Beauty Brands

Digital Investment Proves Profitable for Beauty Brands

Ecommerce in beauty grew 29% in 2012, alongside 6% growth in beauty, according to think-tank L2’s 2013 “Digital IQ Index: Beauty” report, which explores the digital performance of 85 beauty brands, including site, digital marketing, social media and mobile activity across skin care, color cosmetics and fragrance channels.

"Exploiting new growth channels, Beauty brands are doubling down on digital, and some of these bets are starting to pay off," says L2 founder and NYU Stern clinical professor of marketing Scott Galloway, author of the report.

Badrick’s Da Balm

Badrick’s Da Balm

Designed as a multipurpose, lightweight, antibacterial balm, this product works to promote healthy beard growth, while removing and healing redness and dryness caused by coarse, scratchy beard hair. It’s formulated with organic tea tree oil, which provides for both the aroma and healing of dry, itchy skin. It’s recommended for all skin types and is especially effective at preventing ingrown hairs and breakouts. Visit www.badricks.com.

Redken For Men High Up Spiking Cream Wax

Redken For Men High Up Spiking Cream Wax

This product features suspending agents that provide a gel-wax hybrid consistency. It also uses a microcystalline structure that allows for long-lasting hairstyles. The wax works to create height while maintaining a malleable yet strong finish. Visit www.redken.com.