Everything you need to know about Jennifer Lopez’s beauty brand

Many celebrities have nurtured a signature beauty look, but few have achieved global adoration to rival Jennifer Lopez’ luminous bronzed skin – aka the JLo Glow.



Jennifer Lopez wearing a dress: JLo Beauty is finally coming – here, see all the details as they are released.


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JLo Beauty is finally coming – here, see all the details as they are released.

We’ve been envying the star’s radiant complexion since she released her first single at the end of the 1990s and now, aged 51, she’s an unequivocal beauty icon.

So, when Lopez finally teased the launch of her own beauty brand back in August (a launch that has long been rumoured, but never confirmed), we paid close attention.

Now, we finally have all the exciting details, as the star just unveiled her new line, JLo Beauty, which officially launches in January 2021.

There’s a surprise in store though. There’s not a shimmery highlighter in sight.

Instead, JLo Beauty is a glow-boosting skincare line, proving that the star knows (just like the beauty experts) that radiant skin actually starts with products that improve skin quality.

It’s a full skincare regime of eight products, including a cleanser, serum and day and night moisturisers, all of which are designed to enhance your skin’s natural glow both instantly and over time.

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The hero ingredient of the range is antioxidant-rich olive oil, which Lopez revealed in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar US is “a family tradition and beauty secret passed down from her grandmother and mother for healthy and shiny hair, skin and nails”.

It’s to be found in all the products, including the star of the show, a serum called, what else but ‘That JLo Glow’, which includes two kinds of ferments and a sugar-derived matrix to smooth and brighten your skin.

Lopez really has thought of every detail for JLo Beauty. There’s the ‘gold glow’ packaging and wonderful names which make the products feel even more covetable: our favourite is the ‘That Hit Single’ Cleanser, which impressively claims to remove all your make-up in one go without leaving your skin feeling stripped due to a nourishing lipid-rich formulation.

Then, there’s the inclusion of SPF in the day cream, a nod to the understanding that protecting your skin really is the best way to keep it healthy and glowing.

“A dermatologist told me at a very young age to use sunscreen … I didn’t know it then, but now … I go, ‘Wow, this was one of the secrets that I didn’t even realise I was doing,” revealed Lopez in the Bazaar US interview. “I knew that for JLo Beauty that I wanted to develop a sunscreen that we could use every day under your make-up… And I think that girls should start from the time they start skincare at 12, 13, 14, 15 years old.”

Completing the range is a dietary supplement, sheet mask (soaked in the brand’s serum), eye cream and glow booster in three shades, all of

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Everything you need to know about Jennifer Lopez’ beauty brand

Many celebrities have nurtured a signature beauty look, but few have achieved global adoration to rival Jennifer Lopez’ luminous bronzed skin – aka the JLo Glow.



Jennifer Lopez looking at the camera: JLo Beauty is finally coming – here, see all the details as they are released.


© Leon Bennett
JLo Beauty is finally coming – here, see all the details as they are released.

We’ve been envying the star’s radiant complexion since she released her first single at the end of the 1990s and now, aged 51, she’s an unequivocal beauty icon.

So, when Lopez finally teased the launch of her own beauty brand back in August (a launch that has long been rumoured, but never confirmed), we paid close attention.

Finally, we now have all the details, as the star just revealed what’s inside her new collection, JLo Beauty, which officially launches in January 2021. There’s a surprise in store though. There’s not a shimmery highlighter in sight.

Instead, JLo Beauty is a glow-boosting skincare line, proving that the star knows (just like the beauty experts) that radiant skin actually starts with products that improve skin quality.

It’s a full skincare regime of eight products, including a cleanser, moisturiser and serum, all of which are designed to enhance your skin’s natural glow both instantly and over time.

The hero ingredient of the range is antioxidant-rich olive oil, which Lopez revealed in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar US is “a family tradition and beauty secret passed down from her grandmother and mother for healthy and shiny hair, skin and nails.”

It’s to be found in all the products, including the star of the show, a serum called, what else but ‘That JLo Glow’, which also includes two kinds of ferments and a sugar-derived matrix to smooth and brighten your skin.

Lopez really has thought of every detail. There’s the wonderful names which make the products feel even more covetable: our favourite is the “That Hit Single” Cleanser which impressively claims to remove all your make-up in one go without leaving your skin feeling stripped due to a nourishing lipid-rich formulation.

Then, there’s the inclusion of SPF in the day cream, a nod to the understanding that protecting your skin really is the best way to keep it healthy and glowing.

“A dermatologist told me at a very young age to use sunscreen … I didn’t know it then, but now … I go, ‘Wow, this was one of the secrets that I didn’t even realize I was doing,” revealed Lopez in the Bazaar US interview. “I knew that for JLo Beauty that I wanted to develop a sunscreen that we could use every day under your makeup, where you can really, really protect your skin and keep it young over the years. And I think that girls should start from the time they start skincare at 12, 13, 14, 15 years old.”

Completing the range is a dietary supplement, sheet mask (soaked in the brand’s serum), eye cream and glow booster in three shades, all of which designed to help you achieve JLo’s signature red-carpet glow whatever your skin tone

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Ciara, Russell Wilson and ex-Lululemon CEO launch fashion brand

Grammy Award-winning artist Ciara has launched a new fashion company alongside her husband, NFL star Russell Wilson, and former Lululemon CEO Christine Day. But the brand, called the House of LR&C, has a mission beyond just the clothes it sells, Ciara and Day told CNBC on Wednesday.

“We’re not only doing the fashion part. We’re also combining the passion for fashion but also the passion for impact. That was really important to both Russell and I and also Christine in creating our company. There has to be more to it than fashion,” Ciara said on “Closing Bell.”

In addition to an emphasis on environmental sustainability, 3% of each purchase goes to the Why Not You Foundation, which Wilson founded in 2014. It supports efforts on education access, poverty reduction and children’s health.

Day, who left Lululemon in late 2013 after more than five years at the athletic apparel company, said the launch of the brand during the coronavirus pandemic comes at an “inflection point” for the retail industry. “I think some of the things the consumers are looking for are really that sustainability, versatility, longevity in their garments,” said Day, also a former executive at Starbucks.

She said the House of LR&C is looking to fill a gap in the market with younger shoppers who are socially minded. “They want to see companies building business models that matter, that have inclusion and unity and sustainability and love, and there’s not enough of that in this world,” Day said.

The company’s two clothing lines for now are Good Man Brand, which Wilson founded in 2016, and the newly launched Human Nation, which sells casual, gender-neutral items. A women’s brand also is in the works, Day said.

The official launch of the House of LR&C this week comes during the holiday shopping season, which has been altered by the pandemic. Monday was the largest U.S. internet shopping day ever, according to Adobe Analytics data.

Clothes are for sale directly through its website, but Day said going beyond the direct-to-consumer route by inking partnerships with Kohl’s and Nordstrom also is critical. Ciara said the House of LR&C’s mission was aligned with the retailers that are known for their brick-and-mortar presence.

“If you look at the landscape and just how the world is changing, especially with … companies like Kohl’s, they’re also evolving with the times,” Ciara said. “I’ve been fortunate to do some really cool things with Kohl’s already. We just like where they were going with things. We sat down and talked about our vision for what we were doing, we really connected, and we felt that the plan they had really made sense for what we were trying to do and vice versa.”

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A Sustainable Beauty Brand Inspired by the French Countryside

Six years ago, the American couple Yetunde and Michael Beutler arrived in Provence, France, to enjoy an idyllic two-week vacation in the Mediterranean countryside. They had left behind the hot and empty city of Paris, where they live and work, to take a much-needed break. “We had great food,” says Yetunde of their meanderings through the region, made famous by the colorful paintings of Vincent van Gogh and Paul Cézanne. “And it was beautiful. The sky and the land. You could smell everything, hear the crickets.” One afternoon, the couple picked lavender from one of the area’s many violet-drenched fields, learning how to distill the fragrant plant into essential oil. The experience led them to wonder: What would it take to build a beauty brand that was completely seed to skin — one that was as sustainable, transparent and organic as possible?

As of this month, Essènci is finally here. The name (taken from the word “essence” in the Provençal dialect) is a nod to the South of France and an acknowledgment of, as Yetunde puts it, “how, with everything we do, we’re trying to find the essence of things — of plants, life and beauty.” Two inaugural products mark Essènci’s debut. The first is a flaxen-colored aromatic serum called L’Immortela Elixir, designed to renew the skin and evoke balance and calm. The second — which will be available at the start of next year — is La Framboisa, a decadent face cream made with raspberry seed oil that comes in three degrees of richness. Both are entirely nontoxic, natural and 100 percent certified organic, with no synthetic chemicals added along the way. Key ingredients are sourced in France, including the immortelle flower harvested from a small farm in Corsica. (Sometimes called “the everlasting plant,” immortelle is found in dry and rocky areas around the Mediterranean and believed to be a powerful antioxidant.) Every step is considered. After being blended in an eco-certified lab in Vendôme, for example, the serum is poured into delicate porcelain vessels crafted in the city of Limoges by Maison Bernardaud, the renowned family-owned French porcelain business that was established in 1863.

But it was Yetunde’s childhood in Berkeley, Calif., that lent her an even

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Ferian Is The Sustainable Jewellery And Handbag Brand Putting Thought And Care Into Accessories

Leonie Branston was decades into a successful career in fashion – spanning early Alexander McQueen (she worked on the renowned AW95 ‘Highland Rape’ show) and J.Crew under Jenna Lyons – when she decided to start her own label.



a person sitting on a couch: Each month ELLE UK is putting a spotlight on small fashion brands. This month we spoke to Leonie Branston, who created her own sustainable accessories brand after working at Alexander McQueen and J.Crew.


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Each month ELLE UK is putting a spotlight on small fashion brands. This month we spoke to Leonie Branston, who created her own sustainable accessories brand after working at Alexander McQueen and J.Crew.

The designer, based in north London, had something quieter in mind: understated style with wearability at its heart. ‘It was time to test my own vision,’ she says from the home she also works from.

Since that moment in 2017, her test has paid off. Ferian (which takes its name from the Old English for ‘to carry’) creates bags and jewellery that are ‘modern and timeless’.

She left a full-time role as design director of womenswear at Margaret Howell to start her company, but she still consults for the British stalwart – and you can see what they have in common, with Branston’s emphasis on quality and craft.

With Ferian, there’s a chic sensibility, with flashes of rich colour in Wedgwood cameo signet rings, and classic box bags.

Sustainability and ethical production are of paramount importance. Pieces are made using vegetable-tanned leather and recycled gold in the West Midlands, using handworked saddlery methods. ‘I personally know everyone who makes everything,’ she says. ‘It’s key to feel proud of what you make.’



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Proud she is. Always wearing her own work, Branston’s designs are testament to how easily they slot into everyday life: bags open easily with one hand (‘You might be holding on to your child’), and jewellery that survives ‘real’ life. Styles go with any outfit, too, with a hint of luxury in the leather finish and elegant gold clasp, and a restrained palette with flashes of ochre, cobalt or lime.

‘Leonie does modern minimalism beautifully,’ says Cassie Smart, head of womenswear buying at Matchesfashion.com, where Ferian is stocked, along with ferian.co.uk and Liberty London. ‘Pieces feel like heirlooms that you can cherish.’

Timelessness was always the goal, Branston says. And, so far, it seems like she’s succeeded.

This article appears in the December 2020 edition of ELLE UK.

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Roundup: Italy’s fashion companies building on “Made in Italy” brand in China

ROME, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) — Italy’s fashion industry is working hard to ensure it remains in fashion in China, the world’s fastest-growing major market for high-end clothing and accessories.

Key players in the sector have told Xinhua that China is an increasingly important market for Italian fashion houses.

The market in China “is one of the few areas where we can say things are actually going pretty well for fashion companies,” Mario Boselli, president of the Italy-China Foundation, said in an interview. “Italian companies are among the major players in the market, and they are taking the steps necessary to keep things that way.”

According to Nicola Guerini, director-general of the Milan Fashion Institute, the success of Italian fashion products and other Italian non-fashion brands in China gives companies a strong base to build on.

“The ‘Made in Italy’ brand has value in China,” Guerini told Xinhua. “Chinese consumers are increasingly interested in high-end products and the ‘Made in Italy’ tag on a product is a signal that something is of a certain level.”

Boselli agreed: “The two main keys for success not only in China but in most markets are that a product should have a beautiful design and that it should be well made,” he said. “That is what ‘Made in Italy’ represents.”

The importance of China’s market is amplified by the fact that the Chinese economy is one of very few in the world to have survived the coronavirus pandemic relatively unscathed.

According to a study released this summer from GlobalData, China is set to emerge from the pandemic as the world’s largest market for high-end fashion. Last year, before the start of the pandemic, GlobalData’s report showed China was second to the United States.

But while the overall global apparel market and that in the United States are both expected to contract dramatically, China’s market is far less impacted. A GlobalData official confirmed to Xinhua the trends in the report were still relevant.

“Clothing sales will take a while to recover, due to the drop in consumer confidence, the tourism crisis, and the threat of an imminent global recession and high unemployment levels,” GlobalData retail analyst Vijay Bhupathiraju said in a statement. “But some markets in China are already seeing a return in stores of 80 to 100 percent pre-COVID levels.”

Guerini said the changes to the global fashion market could end up working to the advantage of some fashion houses.

“Before the pandemic, a Chinese consumer might buy a product while traveling in Milan or Rome or Paris, and that would be the end of the transaction,” Guerini said. “Now, they know the brands and they buy them from a local store in their home city. That can create a relationship because the store can tell them when new products are available, or when there are sales or special events.”

Boselli said that Italian companies will do well as long as demand from Chinese customers remains high. But he said that growing demands reveal other

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Everything Camila Coelho Learned From Launching Her Own Beauty Brand In 2020

Leave it to Camila Coelho to successfully launch a beauty brand in the middle of a global pandemic. The Brazilian fashion and beauty star who has amassed over eight million followers on Instagram dropped her line Elaluz, which translates to “she is light,” in August and it has only gone uphill from there.

She first introduced a luxurious Lip and Cheek Stain, Lip Therapy featuring 24 karat gold, a plant-based Beauty Oil, and a hydrating All Day Beauty Water. Then, the mega-influencer followed the release with an instant volume Dry Texture Finishing Spray, a stunning Brazilian Goddess Eyeshadow Palette, and just in time for the holidays, a Lip Luxuries Set along with a Nourish & Glow Holiday set.

It’s incredible what’s she’s been able to accomplish in only a few months, but it all actually started two years ago. There were plenty of building blocks before Coelho had a full collection that she could share to the world. Whether it was diving into the Lancôme labs to get insight on how to develop products of her own to drawing classic beauty inspiration from her grandmother, Coelho managed to put all the different pieces of the puzzle to create the items her followers are enjoying today.

Despite being an incredible businesswoman, Coelho still learned so much from the process of creating a beauty brand. In her Forbes interview below, she shared everything that she went through including behind-the-scenes stories that made all the hard work worth it. The best part is, this is certainly only the beginning and you can expect more products to come in the future.

Isis Briones: Why exactly did you decide to launch Elaluz?

Camila Coelho: “I’ve been a beauty lover since I was a little girl and I mean very little girl. I’ve always been playing with makeup, overly brushing my hair. When I was six years old, I started putting on this red lipstick that my grandmother gave to me. Through the years as a teenager, I decided to get a job at a makeup counter selling makeup with Dior and it was then that I really found my passion of working with makeup and people, so I decided to become a makeup artist.

I realized how transformative and empowering beauty was. From being a makeup artist, that’s when I found YouTube and how I got into social media as a hobby to start, of course. Then, it became my career and I’ve been dreaming about my beauty brand for a long time. It was a matter of timing and getting more experience in the beauty world meaning I wanted to collaborate with certain brands first.

For instance, I worked with Lancôme and I was actually able to develop the products with them, which was the lipstick. I went to the lab and I had the full experience. I wanted to have that before actually doing my own. The dream started years

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Trinity Mouzon Wofford’s Beauty Brand Golde Is Making Wellness Accessible To Everyone

Black Is Beautiful is a monthly column dedicated to Black-owned beauty brands and the founders behind them. These entrepreneurs all have a story to tell. Beauty has always been an important aspect of the Black community — from the way we experiment with our hairstyles and nails to the bold-hued cosmetics that pop on our melanin.

Trinity Mouzon Wofford wanted to create a brand that made self-care easy and approachable for young consumers. For a lot of young people, including Trinity, wellness products can often be extremely expensive and out of reach. Thus, her brand Golde was born, a superfood-based brand that makes everything from face masks to smoothie boosters with one goal: to make wellness accessible to everyone.

When Trinity launched her brand with her partner Issey Kobori in 2017, she was dealing with “frustrating breakouts” which led her to turn to superfoods. “We’re all trying to eat [superfoods] as much as possible, but they’re also so incredible for your skin!” she says. What’s so great about Trinity’s products is the dual usage, both a mask for your face and edible. Teen Vogue spoke with Trinity about merging wellness and beauty, her advice to aspiring beauty entrepreneurs, and her perspective on beauty and imperfections.

Teen Vogue: Why did you want to start your brand?

Trinity Mouzon Wofford: I started Golde because I wanted to create a brand in wellness that made self-care easy and approachable for young consumers. I was feeling really caught between the “crunchy granola” stuff I’d grown up with, and the new wave of prestige offerings that just didn’t resonate. Golde was born to fill that gap and make wellness accessible to everyone.

TV: What are some of the challenges you faced breaking into the industry?

TMW: There have definitely been a lot of challenges along the way. We self-funded the business for over three years, so we had to be really thoughtful about where we could invest our limited resources. In the end, it played to our benefit as it forced us to build creative strategies to get in front of our audience, instead of just paying ungodly amounts in marketing spend, which just isn’t sustainable in the long term.

TV: What pieces of advice would you give to someone who wants to start a beauty business, specifically a black woman?

TMW: I think the biggest piece of advice I would give is to really understand your “why.” Think about what you hope to accomplish with your business — is it a side hustle or the next big thing? All forms of entrepreneurship are equally valid. The sooner you can be honest with yourself about what you want out of the business, the more easily you will navigate the path ahead.

TV: What’s your daily skincare routine look like?

TMW: I keep it pretty simple. My favorite cleanser right now is called Gentle Matter from Klur, a Black-owned brand. A few days a week I’ll mix in one of Golde’s superfood face masks to give

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Actor Alia Bhatt starts a children’s clothing brand Ed-a-Mamma

Indian film actor Alia Bhatt launched her own conscious clothing apparel brand for children, Ed-a-Mamma, in October 2020. The brand caters to children aged two to 14. A completely homegrown brand, Ed-a-Mamma is currently available on the ecommerce platform Firstcry, and has sold 70 percent of its first season’s collection in six weeks of launch. The startup is self-funded and is founded by Alia.

Alia Bhatt said, ‘This is a time of great uncertainty for the whole world. The universe is sending us a message: that if we mess with nature, there is a price we all have to pay. If there is a way when we can coexist with nature, include a way to care for nature in everything we do, it would go a long, long way. I’ve tried doing this with a universe of products for children.”

“Every detail does its bit for mother nature. Be it non-synthetic garments, buttons that don’t use plastic, seed bombs that help you grow a garden. Why children’s products? To catch them young and create a love for nature at an early age,” she added.

Alia Bhatt

Alia Bhatt

The press statement added that Ed-a-Mamma currently has three collections — Veggie Squad, Friends of the Ocean, and Candyland, with apparel for little girls and boys ranging from tops, tees and shirts, skirts, dresses, jumpsuits, and bottoms.

The products are all environmentally friendly and are made of natural fibres. The buttons and trims too are plastic free. Ed-a-Mamma also makes use of leftover fabric to make hair ties and potlis. The statement added that Ed-a-Mamma is pegged on storytelling and engaging with children at multiple levels.

It seeks to create conversation with its core target audience, inculcate good habits, and encourage children to adopt environment first practices, kindness towards animals, and make better choices.

Apart from Ed-a-Mamma, Alia previously also started Coexist, an online platform that highlights ecological and animal welfare issues. She had also started Mi Wardrobe is Su Wardrobe (MiSu), a closet sharing initiative, roping in industry friends and colleagues to expand the scope of conversation around conservation.

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Italian Fashion Brand Selects Invisible RFID for Aesthetic Solution

Italian fashion brand  Herno has deployed an RFID system for loss prevention, inventory management and supply chain logistics, leveraging reader technology that is invisible at its stores. With the solution implemented at 10 of its global retail sites, Herno maintains each store’s aesthetic. When shoppers enter one of those stores, they are surrounded by greenery in keeping with the surrounding landscape, rather than technology. The RFID system is strategically deployed to accomplish product visibility without drawing attention to itself.

The system, provided by technology integrator  Solos, consists of  Keonn’s RFID readers, kiosks and software. The solution includes a combination of fixed readers according to each store’s design, as well as a reader station used at the point of sale to deactivate the UHF RFID tags sewn into each garment’s care label. All installations consist of hardware hidden either under the floor, in the ceiling or in the walls, enabling the entrance to remain completely unobstructed. The store’s aesthetics can thus be centered around natural environments and the products being sold there.

Herno has been offering outerwear, such as jackets and coats, in Italy since the end of World War II. During the past few years, the company has been growing globally, in part due to a new strategy focused around product engineering, flagship store sales and the natural experience provided to shoppers there. The company began planning the RFID solution with Solos in 2015, according to Alessandro Vivarelli, Solos’ CEO. At the time, Herno sought visibility into its luxury coats and jackets as they moved through the supply chain, with inventory counting in stores and the identification of each item that might leave the premises without being purchased.

From the outset, aesthetics were uniquely important to Herno, the company reports. It did not want to visually obstructive towers or sensors that might come with most EAS systems, and it didn’t want hard tags attached to its products. Instead, the company required small RFID labels for the garments sold at its stores, as well as printers to print and encode labels if goods arrived without them. The Keonn software collects and manages data, while Solos’ R-Link forwards the resulting information to the company’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.

Solos chose to implement a combination of Keonn’s AdvanSafe-200, AdvanMat-300 and AdvanGate systems, and each store also employs Keonn’s AdvanPay-160 station for tag deactivation. “Keonn’s products are built and designed to be invisible or perfectly camouflaged in store furniture,” Vivarelli says, adding that this met Herno’s requirements.

The tag’s small size posed a potential reading challenge, though Solos tested the tags at Keonn’s laboratory and designed each installation accordingly. A pilot was first launched at Herno’s Milan store, known as Via Montenapoleone. For the pilot, the store installed RFID technology at the doorway, deactivation station and point of sale. Following that, the company opted in 2018 to commence the full deployment. At each store, the read data is stored on the premises. However, Vivarelli says, “[The] next steps will be

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