Dakota Johnson Invests in Maude

Sexual wellness brand Maude has garnered star power — and star investment. The two-year-old company has received $2.2 million of additional seed financing, bringing its total seed financing to $3.7 million and total funding to $4.2 million. The latest round was led by Cassius, with participation from True, Outbound Ventures, Vice Ventures and Patina Brands. “We were growing too fast,” […]

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Freck Beauty Gets Investment From Stage 1 Fund, KarpReilly

Clean beauty brand Freck has closed a new investment round led by Stage 1 Fund and KarpReilly. Los Angeles-based Freck was launched by founder Remi Brixton in 2017 with one product, Freck OG, $22, which creates the appearance of faux freckles. The brand has expanded to makeup and skin-care products such as Cheek Slime, $18, a lip and cheek tint […]

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Are Sheet Masks the New Plastic Straw?

Are sheet masks and face wipes ready to go the way of plastic straws, bottles and bags? Single-use beauty products have proven enormously popular with consumers seeking convenient — and oftentimes, cute — skin care. But some sustainability-minded members of the beauty industry sense that consumers are at a point where they are willing to welcome reusable alternatives in the […]

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Launch Pad: Five New Beauty Device Launches

Opté Precision Skincare System View Gallery Related Gallery A Look at the Costumes from Netflix’s ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ Georgia Louise C+- Pure Ampoule Plus Ionic Wand Georgia Louise C+- Vitamin C Ampoule with Ionic Wand Photo courtesy of Georgia Louise Available on georgialouise.com for $280. When her namesake spas closed earlier in the year, celebrity aesthetician and founder of her eponymous […]

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Coty’s Professional Divestiture Expected to Close by Nov. 30

Coty Inc. said the sale of its professional division, including Wella, OPI and Clairol, to KKR, will close by Nov. 30. The $2.5 billion transaction gives KKR 60 percent control over a joint venture. Coty will own the other 40 percent, which chief executive officer Sue Nabi recently said was valued at $1.3 billion. Coty said it will get $2.5 […]

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16 Comfortable Slippers to Keep Your Feet Cozy All Winter Long

All products featured on Allure are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission. This new, do-everything-from-home life has brought a whole new meaning to re-prioritizing. Many of us have packed the brunch outfits away in storage and are now investing heavily in loungewear. Or perhaps you suddenly […]

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Bobbi Brown Makes Her Triumphant Return to Makeup With Jones Road

Thanks to her eponymous cosmetics brand, the name Bobbi Brown is basically synonymous with consistency and quality to beauty editors, professionals, and everyday customers alike. Since Brown parted from that brand in 2016, people have continually wondered what (if anything) they could expect the see next from her. That question has finally been answered with the launch of Jones Road, […]

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Teens on Self-Image, Social Media and Life in an Age of Uncertainty

Frankie B. 15 Melbourne, Australia View Gallery Related Gallery They Are Wearing: Shanghai Fashion Week Spring 2021 Where is your happy place?  When I’m with my friends. Also I like when I’m with my family. What are some of your favorite beauty brands?   Summer Fridays — I really like the masks and the vibe of the brand. Diptyque — […]

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Through the Unique Lens of Harley Weir

Harley Weir has been snapping photographs, practically forever. For a start, she’d use a disposable camera given by her mom during each school trip. “I always really enjoyed that part of things,” said Weir, adding she’d make albums and upload photos to Flickr. “Then someone just approached me from images of my friends and family that I had on there […]

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