Beauty Buzz: Leonard Lauder’s Lifetime Achievement, L’Oreal Loves Carol’s Daughter, and Cool Off Your Cosmetics


Leonard Lauder has had his mother Estée’s legacy to look after, but he blazed his own trail as his family beauty company’s chairman emeritus. The beauty exec is the first male to receive the CEW Lifetime Achievement Award, an honor which his mother was the first to receive in 1989. In speaking of Lauder, Saks Fifth Avenue president Marigay McKee said,“Many of us, especially in the beauty industry, at challenging times, have found ourselves asking the question, ‘What would Leonard do?’ It is such a simple question, yet it has an incredibly deep and great meaning, as we know Leonard is a fountain of knowledge, thoughtfulness and dynamic productivity.” [WWD]

L’Oreal USA is welcoming a new member to its ever-expanding family: Carol’s Daughter. The go-to brand for textured tresses has long been a favorite of beauty editors and natural hair advocates alike and promises to make even more waves with the new acquisition. Frédéric Rozé, president and chief executive officer of L’Oréal USA told WWD, “Carol’s Daughter possesses an expertise in the multi-cultural consumer segment, a rapidly expanding market that represents an important growth opportunity in the beauty industry.” Congrats, Carol’s Daughter! [WWD]

This may give you flashbacks to your dorm days, but this mini-fridge is meant for your beauty products! MINI ZZANG Compact Cosmetics Refrigerator is designed to keep the bacteria at bay in your creams, and even help your cosmetics last longer. It's small enough to fit on the corner of your vanity or just underneath, so everything is close at hand when you need it. We already have it on our holiday wish list! [She Finds]

The Body Shop has just released its new Colour Crush Nail range that infuses Community Fair Trade Marula Oil into the formula to nourish nails with each application. It includes 24 vegan shades plus a top and base coat in one for high shine and hold. Happy #ManiMonday, indeed! [The Body Shop]

Not everyone is blessed with thick tresses, and there are many who are facing the fact that their lush locks are thinning out. While there is a troupe of thickeners and volumizers, they might not get to the root of the problem. Women’s Rogaine has a new aerosol formula that you can apply to your roots everyday to help reactivate the follicles. Looks like stopping the shed has just gotten easier. [Glam Inbox]