Marie Claire magazine held its fourth annual Global Beauty Forum at Hearst Tower on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. Marie Claire Beauty Director Erin Flaherty moderated a panel of international beauty experts including U.K.-based beauty & lifestyle blogger Habiba Da’Silva, Beauty Atlas founder Lyndsay Green, Symrise perfumer, Christelle Laprade, and Marie Claire Executive Beauty Editor Jennifer Goldstein. Marie Claire Editor-in-Chief Anne Fulenwider introduced the panel which covered worldwide beauty trends, the rise of raw materials in beauty products, how beauty brands can be more inclusive of different cultures, and more. The Global Beauty Forum coincides with the annual Prix d’Excellence de la Beauté awards in Marie Claire magazine’s May issue where a distinguished group of international journalists test hundreds of products and spotlight the best for dream results to meet reality. Continue to follow the conversation at #MCGLOBALBEAUY.
The Symrise sponsored event highlighted many interesting points in beauty:
- Face yoga is becoming one of the fastest growing trends to help keep skin firm and looking young.
- The DIY crafting movement has made its entrance in beauty.
- Jamu is the new juice you need to try.
- Homegrown heritage brands are seeing growth with the prominence of nationalism.
- More and more consumers want an inside look into the process of creating their favorite fragrances.
- Biotech is the beauty’s next big thing.
- Smart beauty companies are focusing on turning trash into treasure.
- Everyone is getting cozy with the Scandinavian practice of Hygge.
About Marie Claire:
Marie Claire, a joint venture between Hearst Magazines and Marie Claire Album, is the fashion magazine with character, substance, and depth, for women with a point of view, an opinion, and a sense of humor. Each issue is edited for a sexy, stylish, confident woman who is never afraid to make intelligence a part of her wardrobe. Marie Claire has 34 international editions and reaches more than 40 million women worldwide. The magazine was co-founded in 1937 by French industrialist Jean Prouvost and writer Marcelle Auclair, whose goal was to present the realities of life mixed with fashion and beauty coverage. The American edition is published by Hearst Magazines, a unit of Hearst, one of the nation’s largest diversified media and information companies. With 21 titles in the U.S., Hearst is the leading publisher of monthly magazines in terms of total paid circulation (AAM 2H 2014), reaching 78 million readers (Spring 2016 MRI/GfK at 79.5 million) and 54 million site visitors each month (comScore), with a social media following of 115.5 million. Follow Marie Claire on Twitter at @marieclaire and Instagram and Snapchat at @marieclairemag.
About Habiba Da’Silva
Habiba Da’Silva is a 22 year-old international influencer based in the United Kingdom with over a million followers on social media. She is a graduate in Creative Writing from Birmingham City University. She is well known for her videos on beauty and relatable subjects. She has newly launched her first business venture with the SKIN collection on HabibaDaSilva.com which is a blend of two things she loves most: culture and attire. Habiba created her channel as an outlet to share her passion for all things fashionable and beautiful. In a few short years Habiba Da Silva has grown her channel from 2k subscribers to over 300,000. Habiba has worked with partners in many countries such as Dubai, Malaysia, Turkey, Lebanon, Nigeria and Canada and frequently travels to collaborate with brands and established businesses around the world. This has elevated her brand internationally and given her a platform to be able to reach people globally. As a woman who wears a hijab, her style is now popularly known amongst young hijab wearing women who are inspired by her and know the style as the ‘Habiba Da Silva style’. She recently launched her own hijab collection called SKIN representing the beautiful diversity there is in the community she created, it has gone viral on social media and strengthened the bond between Habiba and her followers.
About Lyndsay Green
NYC native Lyndsay Green is a beauty editor who has held titles at national magazines including Ebony, People StyleWatch, Glamour’s Glam Belleza Latina, and most recently Teen Vogue where she served as digital beauty editor. Today, Green combines her passion for travel and beauty by scouring the globe to uncover the world’s best kept beauty secrets for Beauty Atlas magazine. Beauty Atlas is an award winning quarterly digital publication that introduces readers to the beauty culture of a specific region each issue. Green continues to write for reputable publications including allure.com, elle.com, instyle.com, marieclaire.com, travelandleisure.com, refinery29.com, and many more, specializing in global beauty and travel subjects.
About Christelle Laprade
Christelle was born in the south of France, a childhood spent in the landscapes painted by Paul Cezanne imprinted her memory with the bold colors of it’s rough nature, and instilled in her a passion for scents. She is currently working in Symrise’s New York studio; the city’s eclectic styles and exuberant energy fuel her creativity now. Being away from her country makes her appreciate what she left behind and her creations combine both cultures. For Christelle, a perfume is a second skin. It’s intimate, it touches the soul. What fascinates her about her work is to be able to inspire emotions, imprint memories, and create ethereal beauty.
Symrise is a global supplier of fragrances, flavorings, cosmetic base materials and substances as well as functional ingredients. Its clients include manufacturers of perfumes, cosmetics, food and beverages, the pharmaceutical industry and producers of nutritional supplements and pet food.
With sales of more than € 2.9 billion in 2016, Symrise is among the global leaders in the market for flavors and fragrances. Headquartered in Holzminden, Germany, the Group is represented in over 40 countries in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Asia, the United States and Latin America.
Symrise works with its clients to develop new ideas and market-ready concepts for products that form an indispensable part of everyday life. Economic success and corporate responsibility are inextricably linked as part of this process. Symrise – always inspiring more…