REN Skincare Launches Revolutionary Initiative + More Beauty News This Week

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Including a chic limited edition version of a high-tech facial device that was requested by Big Sean (?!).

Lancôme has partnered with the Canadian Women’s Foundation

On April 19, Lancôme announced that it has partnered with the Canadian Women’s Foundation, which aims to help women achieve economic stability through skills training, mentorship and self-employment programs that help women develop viable ideas for small businesses, write business plans and build a strong network. Throughout the partnership, two percent of proceeds from Lancôme’s best selling products on lancô — La Vie Est Belle Eau De Parfum, Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Serum and Teint Idole Ultra Wear Foundation — will be donated to the Canadian Women’s Foundation. “All women deserve every opportunity to achieve their potential, and we’re thrilled to partner with Lancôme toward that goal,” said Paulette Senior, president and CEO at the Canadian Women’s Foundation, in a statement released by the brand. “We look forward to the impact and change we can make together, and we thank the Lancôme team for their generous support.”

Dr. Dennis Gross’s high-tech face mask, the Limited Edition Pewter FaceWare Pro, is here

Dr. Dennis Gross Pewter FaceWare
Photography courtesy of Dr. Dennis Gross

A limited edition version of Dr. Dennis Gross’s Pewter FaceWare Pro has arrived at Sephora. The medical grade LED device features the same technology as the original, but is available in a different colour, as requested from the brand by none other than — fun fact — Big Sean (?!?!). Only 3,000 units have been released globally, so you’ll have to act fast if you want to get your hands on this chic device that features 162 red and blue lights that work together to smooth wrinkles, diminish discolouration and clear acne in just three minutes per day.

REN Skincare’s groundbreaking #WeAreAllies initiative aims to reduce cosmetic packaging waste

In a first for the beauty industry, clean skincare brand REN has launched a groundbreaking initiative to reduce cosmetics packaging waste. Partnering with fellow clean brands Biossance, Youth to the People, Herbivore and Caudalie, the We Are Allies campaign, led by REN’s CEO, Arnaud Meysselle, sees the four brands unite with a shared goal of helping tackle the environmental impact of packaging waste, 70 percent of which currently ends up in landfills in the U.S. “From concept we were excited and at the same time conscious of the realities of whether brands would be willing to commit to the idea of working on environmental challenges with their ‘competitors’,” says Meysselle. “We were hugely inspired to be met with such shared enthusiasm for a common sustainability purpose and shared values by clean brands we’re proud to now call our allies. Taking action to reduce waste in the beauty industry is a challenge; together we can share ideas and pioneer new solutions to reduce packaging waste while raising awareness and inspiring other brands to join us with their sustainability efforts. It is the sharing of the knowledge of the collective that has the power to make a real, meaningful and scalable difference.”

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