Sara Spruch-Feiner

  • Oct 4, 2022
    Dove funds new report showing beauty standards are a public health crisis

    On Tuesday, Dove debuted on its website a 161-page report that it commissioned, titled “The Real Cost of Beauty Ideals.” It examines the high cost of beauty standards on the U.S. economy and society.

  • Oct 3, 2022
    New site Mental launches, focusing on the intersection of beauty and mental health

    Amy Keller Laird spent over a decade as a beauty editor and six-plus as the editor-in-chief of Women's Health magazine. hat editorial background, plus her own struggle with OCD, led her to found a new website, Clubmental.com, a resource for all things at the intersection of lifestyle and mental health.

  • Sep 30, 2022
    Glossy Pop Newsletter: The enduring appeal of Marc Jacobs Daisy

    On TikTok, #marcjacobsdaisy has 5 million views, which is especially impressive when you consider that the scent has been around since 2007. I remember its launch; Marc Jacobs, the fashion brand, was at its peak, and Daisy was, with its pre-Instagram, Instagrammable-packaging, an easy entry into that high-fashion world.

  • Sep 28, 2022
    Julie gives emergency contraceptives a much-needed rebrand

    After successfully diminishing the stigma around acne and breakouts with their first co-created company, Starface, former beauty editor Julie Schott and entrepreneur Brian Bordainick, are at it again. They have teamed up with Amanda E.J. Morrison of Mented Cosmetics to break another, even bigger stigma — that of emergency contraception....

  • Sep 27, 2022
    K18’s older sibling, Aquis, rebrands for the TikTok era

    Though K18 has only been on the market since 2020, its older sibling brand, Aquis, is over 30 years old. The brand relaunched today with a pared-back aesthetic that focuses on one hero product: the Aquis Flip, a $45 hair drying towel.

  • Sep 26, 2022
    Lady Gaga’s Haus Labs launches first TikTok campaign and challenge

    For its first-ever TikTok campaign and challenge, Haus Labs did not tap an agency to write a jingle about makeup. Instead, it leaned on its famous founder. The campaign, which launched on Monday, was spurred by a post by Gaga to her 7.7 million TikTok followers. It puts a spotlight...

  • Sep 23, 2022
    Glossy Pop Newsletter: Bethenny Frankel swears she’s not about to launch a beauty brand

    Bethenny Frankel is as surprised that she became an overnight TikTok beauty influencer as you are. And she swears that social media is not her forté. "I'm historically terrible at it," she said. And yet, since April, when Frankel started posting about makeup, she has amassed nearly 1 million followers...

  • Sep 21, 2022
    Celeb hairstylist Adam Reed on his mental health-focused hair-care brand

    London-based celebrity hairstylist Adam Reed debuted his brand, Arkive, across the pond in February. It's already Boots' No. 3 brand in the professional hair-care category. This week, it launches stateside, where it will be sold direct-to-consumer, as well as at Bloomingdale's via Space NK.

  • Sep 20, 2022
    With new products and focus group, Jergens expands focus to BIPOC consumers

    Jergens, a longtime staple in the sunless tanning and body lotion categories, is expanding its body care offerings to make a concerted push towards melanated skin. To do so, it formed The Jergens Glow Collective, a group of BIPOC experts to weigh in on the product development for its new...