This Week’s Need-To-Know Beauty News
Here's how the beauty world continues to respond to COVID-19.
Beauty brand leaders help to support COVID-19 frontline workers with BeautyUnited
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The impact of #COVID19 is felt around the world, and our healthcare workers are on the frontline running towards the fire. We’ve come together in support of our heroes and are working to get them the supplies they need. Join us on our mission to help #flattenthecurve and support our healthcare heroes! Link in bio to donate. #BeautyUnited @shanidarden // Shani Darden Skincare @GwynethPaltrow // @Goop @huda & @monakattan // @hudabeauty @iambeadixon // @thehoneypotco @lilligordonfab // @firstaidbeauty @ctilburymakeup // Charlotte Tilbury @biancabolouri // @limecrimemakeup @jerrodblandino // @toofaced @justbobbibrown // @EVOLUTION_18 @reaannsilva // @beautyblender @drewbarrymore // @flowerbeauty @eebracey // @unilever @mazdackrassi & @zannarassi // @milkmakeup @rosiehw // @roseinc @heysharonc // @uomabeauty @drnigmatalib // Dr. Nigma @cassandragrey // @violetgrey @marianna_hewitt & @laurengores // @summerfridays @drkanodia90210 // @amlabydrkanodia @debraperelmanofficial // @revlon @urbanskinfounder // @urbanskinrx @drbarbarasturm // Dr. Barbara Sturm @greg__gonzalez & @jscloyes // @youthtothepeople @katherinepower // @versed @bagsnob // @ubeauty @awengroff // @arfabrands @greggrenfrew // @beautycounter. #BeautyUnited @hollythaggard // @supergoop @victoriabeckham // @victoriabeckhambeauty @shannonvaughn_ // @pursoma @tcofoley // @follain @jeffreyraider // @harrys @costafrancisco // @costabrazil @drjoshaxe // @ancientnutrition @hotstuffth1 // @hatchbeautybrands @justbeingkurt // @vitalproteins @moj // @beautycon
A new organization called BeautyUnited has been initiated by Beautycon’s CEO Moj Mahdara, and is setting out to do two things amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. This initiative will first give support to the Frontline Responders Fund, a service that delivers medical supplies to frontline COVID-19 workers in most need of personal protective equipment. BeautyUnited will show their support in rallying and encouraging donations for the Frontline Responders Fund, with a goal of at least $10 million. “I stand in solidarity with beauty and wellness founders to mobilize the resources we have to support doctors, nurses, and all the healthcare workers on the front lines of this pandemic,” Mahdara said in a statement. “We are resolved to support in collective actions that can have a big global impact. Now is the time to be united.”
The second half of this initiative will see a roster of 40 beauty brands coming together to donate personal-care supplies to the frontline workers in this pandemic. Gwyneth Paltrow, Drew Barrymore, Victoria Beckham, Huda Kattan, Bobbi Brown and Charlotte Tilbury are among the names participating in this philanthropic initiative. Donations to support BeautyUnited’s efforts can be made here.
Dove Canada releases campaign to thank and support frontline medical heroes
Dove has created an ad to recognize the heroic healthcare workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to this heartfelt video demonstrating the workers’ self-sacrifice, Dove is donating $1 million worth of personal care products to as many Canadian frontline workers as possible.
Glossier launches virtual beauty consultations with Glossier Live Edit
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It’s Live! Since our company’s inception, we’ve believed in beauty being a conduit for connection, and created people-first experiences physically and digitally to help our community build out their routines. Today, we’re excited to launch a pilot of Glossier Live Edit, a new video chat program where you can connect virtually with a Glossier team member (AKA a Live Editor) for your very own, 1-to-1 Top Shelf treatment. This is a personal time and space for YOU: show-and-tell your routine and what you want out of it, ask beauty questions (about Glossier and beyond), and share products you're loving—we'll share ours too. Now more than ever feels like the time to connect ✨ We’re kicking off this Friday with 150 appointments (15 minutes each) and will go from there… First come, first serve…❗️Currently full! We’ll keep you posted when more appointments are available ❗️(BTW… hoodie restock is in the works 😊)
This week, cult-favourite skincare and makeup brand Glossier launched a video chat program, Glossier Live Edit, to offer connection and “people-first experiences” during this time of social distancing. Through this program, customers can connect virtually with Glossier editors for one-on-one consultations, or as the brand says, “top shelf treatment.” This appointment is a personal moment for Glossier fans to show-and-tell their routines and share their skin goals with an expert, in exchange for feedback and answers — Glossier-related or not. The pilot round offered 150 appointments, which filled overwhelmingly fast. Check in on Glossier’s Instagram for of-the-moment updates.
Rahua introduces a refill program to reduce plastic waste
This week, luxury skincare brand Rahua introduced the Rahua Refill Solutions program, which expands their environmental ideology. Launching with Classic Shampoo and Classic Conditioner Refill Pouches, customers are able to refill their empty bottles and benefit the planet. Through this, they are reducing their carbon footprint and plastic waste, using 90 per cent less plastic than normal. The Palo Santo-infused Classic Shampoo and Classic Conditioner were the first shampoo and conditioner launches from the brand, and are now recognized globally with many awards for the way they maintain hair health and shine. Plus, the natural ingredients are hand-harvested through ancient ancestral ceremonial practices by the indigenous people of the Amazon Rainforest.