Articles

Ada S. Polla

The word “oil-free” has long been one of the most prized words used in skin care; in particular, when recommending products to younger, oilier skin types. However, not all oils are evil. Not only do oils not break out the...

Ada S. Polla

The Biannual WWD Beauty CEO Summit, held May 7-9 at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida, brought together more than 300 beauty executives, both "Davids" and "Goliaths," industry giants and newcomers. The theme of this...

Jean Warshaw

What do antibacterial soaps and fake mustaches have in common? They are cosmetics. They both fit the definition of "cosmetic" under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), the federal law that governs cosmetics...

How to Turn Negative Workers into Positive Performers

Do your employees play well with shoppers? Do they engage with the public in ways that spark sales and promote loyalty? In the best of worlds you would always answer "yes." The fact is every business has some employees...

Poshly: Where Beauty Meets Data

For years now, we’ve come to know “ecommerce” as the selling of goods over the Internet. So when Poshly came along in 2012 with a business model that sold nothing but instead ran online...

Smart, sexy and great sales producers: That’s how retailers like to think about their websites. But how realistic is that view? Consider your own website. Is it pulling its load by attracting enough visitors and turning...