Beauty tech progresses, but has a long road ahead

Beauty tech progresses, but has a long road ahead

Industry publications dubbed CES a key destination for beauty brands in 2019 — but while beauty tech was on display at the event in abundance, most of what was showcased is, frankly, already familiar to beauty insiders.

WWD: Simplehuman Looks to Upgrade Beauty Accessories Business With CES Launch

WWD: Simplehuman Looks to Upgrade Beauty Accessories Business With CES Launch

Simplehuman, the company that turned the trash industry upside down, is now looking to claim a bigger stake of the $1.1 billion beauty accessory business, as tracked by Statista.

Founded by Frank Yang in 2000, Simplehuman morphed even the most prosaic household items into technology marvels such as a garbage can that opens on command or sensor soap pumps for the home. By innovating household products, the company has amassed annual sales of $220 million.

Estee Lauder Joins Budding Cannabis Beauty

Estee Lauder’s Origins line is the latest big-name company to join the cannabis beauty market with the launch of a brand-new celadon face mask containing hemp-derived cannabis oil.

Instagram Brands: Redefining the Beauty Industry

“There's no escaping the fact that the millennial generation's coming of age has had a ripple effect on consumer habits as we once knew them. No industry was spared, and all businesses had to adjust the way they market to people.”