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The Latest Beauty Executive Moves at Lauder, Walgreens and Biologique Recherche

A slew of new appointments are afoot in beauty’s C-suites.

Lauren Brindley - Credit: Lucy Hewett

Lauren Brindley – Credit: Lucy Hewett

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After occupying the role for the last six years, Lauren Brindley will step down from being head of beauty and personal care at Walgreens Boots Alliance, at the end of July. The departure is reportedly an amicable one, and Brindley is said to be pursuing an undisclosed external opportunity.

Katie Glowski - Credit: alexandre weinberger

Katie Glowski – Credit: alexandre weinberger

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Katie Glowski has been recruited as Living Proof’s new chief sales officer. Glowski previously spent five years at the L’Oréal Luxe Division, most recently as general vice president of retail sales and business strategies.

Lanaia Edwards - Credit: photo courtesy of Alaffia

Lanaia Edwards – Credit: photo courtesy of Alaffia

photo courtesy of Alaffia

Just over two-and-a-half years into her tenure as vice president of global marketing at the company, Lanaia Edwards has been promoted to chief marketing officer of fair-trade hair and skin care brand, Alaffia.

June Risser - Credit: photo courtesy of crown laboratories

June Risser – Credit: photo courtesy of crown laboratories

photo courtesy of crown laboratories

At Crown Laboratories, June Risser has been appointed general manager, premium skin care of the portfolio company’s global business unit, which includes self-tanning brand Vita Liberata and antiaging skin care brand StriVectin, which Crown acquired from L Catterton last fall. Risser will also serve on the company’s executive leadership team.

Julee Wilson - Credit: Photo courtesy of BeautyUnited.

Julee Wilson – Credit: Photo courtesy of BeautyUnited.

Photo courtesy of BeautyUnited.

BeautyUnited has tapped Cosmopolitan’s beauty director Julee Wilson as its new executive director. In her role, Wilson will help further the organization’s mission to support the next generation of beauty and wellness leaders through education, community and access. 

Eric Bakken - Credit: Photo courtesy of Hair Cuttery Family of Brands

Eric Bakken – Credit: Photo courtesy of Hair Cuttery Family of Brands

Photo courtesy of Hair Cuttery Family of Brands

Beauty industry vet Eric Bakken has been appointed

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Osea Becomes First Ocean Positive Beauty Brand

Osea is taking its mission to protect the environment a step further than climate neutrality. 

The skin care brand has joined forces with SeaTrees by Sustainable Surf, a nonprofit organization that restores coastal ecosystems in order to help companies become Ocean Positive, or to remove more carbon from the atmosphere than they emit.

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“When we started, there was nothing like Climate Neutral  — that wasn’t even an option,” said Melissa Palmer, chief executive officer of Osea, who cofounded the brand with her mother, Jenefer Palmer, in 1996. “This partnership was a natural evolution of our ethos, of everything we’ve done and an extension of our Climate Neutral commitment.”

 According to The National Ocean Service, ocean ecosystems (otherwise known as blue carbon ecosystems) have the ability to sequester carbon at faster rates than their terrestrial counterparts. 

“The goal here is that you can’t just offset your emissions and call that good — we’ve got to reduce emissions, too,” said Kevin Whilden, who cofounded SeaTrees and has partnered with brands across the apparel, travel and lifestyle industries. While SeaTrees has teamed with a handful of beauty brands in varying capacities, Osea is the first to become Ocean Positive Certified to date. 

By planting and protecting mangrove and kelp forests, seagrass meadows and other productive underwater ecosystems, SeaTrees not only sequesters carbon, but also protects marine wildlife. 

“This is a really incredible new opportunity for brands who are already Climate Neutral Certified, who are looking for other ways to become truly a more sustainable brand. Ocean Positive is an incredible way to do that,” Palmer said. 

The initiative is par for the course the skin care brand, which uses seaweed in many of its products for its mineral and vitamin-rich properties, and whose name stands

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