Skincare Brand JB Skin Guru Relaunched with a New Name, JB Skin Sävvi

Montreal-based skincare brand JB Skin Guru, founded by Jennifer Brodeur — facialist to Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey — recently announced the brand’s new name, JB Skin Sävvi. The relaunch represents the brand’s “devotion of always putting knowledge and education at the fore front of all we offer,” according to an Instagram post revealing the big news. “Our goal is to assist you on your journey to loving your skin, and as a result make the best choices for yourself.” The plant-based skincare brand revealed major packaging changes, too; all of their boxes are now carbon-neutral, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified, and 100% recyclable. The bottles are now made of glass and all of the features are recyclable, except for the pumps in the cleanser and toner bottles.

SheaMoisture Launched The Salon Relief Fund to Support Black-Owned Canadian Businesses

This week, SheaMoisture Canada launched a grant program called Salon Relief Fund to offer financial support to Canadian Black, female-owned salon businesses that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “This program is our opportunity to demonstrate SheaMoisture’s ongoing commitment to overserve the underserved, and support our community in meaningful ways” said Michelle Osei-Bonsu, associate brand manager, Unilever Canada. The Salon Relief Fund will award two grand prizes (a $7,000 grant and a $3,000 grant) along with eight runner-up prizes of $750 worth of SheaMoisture products. Salon owners can apply now; applications will remain open until February 28.

Goop Announced the In Goop Health Virtual Summit

Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand Goop has announced that the second virtual symposium, In Goop Health: The At-Home Summit, will launch on March 6 and feature tons of A-list guests (like Gabrielle Union and Tracy Anderson) as well as workshops on meditation, sexuality and master classes on beauty, fashion, food, sexuality and more. Tickets can be purchased starting now until March 4. All content will then be available for guests for four weeks (March 6 to April 2) following the summit.

Stüssy Partnered With COMME des GARÇONS on a New Fragrance

The latest launch in the long-standing and beloved partnership between Stüssy and COMME des GARÇONS is here, and this time it’s in the form of a fragrance called Laguna Beach. With notes of moss, atlas cedar mix and white solar flowers, the fresh, aquatic scent is meant to evoke the mood and essence of Laguna Beach — laidback and, well, beachy.

Sephora Announced its Latest Beauty Insider Charity Rewards Program Partner

SheaMoisture Salon Relief Fund
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In honour of Black History Month, Sephora Canada has announced its latest Beauty Insider Charity Rewards Program partner, Tropicana Community Services. The Ontario-based organization provides a full range of services to youth, newcomers, and all people of Black and Caribbean heritage in need of support. From now until March 1, Sephora Canada’s Beauty Insider Loyalty Program will enable clients to redeem their BI points and donate funds to Tropicana Community Services.

Verb Launched a New Volume Texture Powder

Verb’s latest launch, Volume Texture Powder, just launched and promises to deliver instant volume to fine, thin hair. Formulated with pro-vitamin B5, tapioca starch and glycerin, Volume Texture Powder simultaneously hydrates strands while it provides lift and texture. “We’ve been testing the Volume Texture Powder for years to find the perfect formula that gives just the right amount of lift, while still allowing you to be able to brush through your hair,” says Verb Founding Member, Claire Moses. “There’s no reason you should have to wash a stiff residue out of your hair after using your volumizing products.”

Non Gender Specific Announced New Sustainable Packaging Initiative

To celebrate the three-year anniversary of its launch, gender-neutral skincare brand Non Gender Specific just announced its new sustainability initiative, which includes new eco-friendly packaging that’s manufactured with 100% renewable energy and made from 80% post consumer waste and 10% hemp paper. Since the transition, Non Gender Specific’s new packaging has already saved 13 trees, 1,100 gallons of water, 46 pounds of solid waste, and 5,700 pounds of CO2.

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