Skincare and Cosmetics

Rausch brings natural cosmetics to GTR with Dufry

Natural cosmetics brand Rausch has launched into travel retail with a release courtesy of Dufry in Switzerland. The brand has been selling in the domestic market since 1890. It attributes its success to the fact that "natural cosmetics are trending". A Rausch spokesman explained: "Naturally beautiful hair, cared for naturally from the roots to the tips: this is what people want." Now, as of this year, the line is available through Dufry at Zurich Airport's New Generation departure store. The debut includes the addition of travel retail exclusives and free miniatures to tap into the current vogue for gifts … [Read more...]

Rituals drives growth with two DFS openings

Rituals has extended its presence in the Middle East with a dedicated shop-in-shop at DFS, Abu Dhabi International Airport and has entered the Asia Pacific travel retail market with a  pop-up store at T Galleria by DFS, in Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay. “We already have a strong domestic presence in the Middle East region with seven stores across Oman, Dubai, Qatar and Abu Dhabi . Our presence in Dubai International airport with Dubai Duty Free and our shop-in-shop at DFS, Abu Dhabi International Airport are significant moves into the Middle East’s airport travel retail channel. And now our pop up store at T … [Read more...]

Unilever showcases new Korean skincare line

Unilever International Global Travel Retail is set to preview its new AHC skincare line at this month’s TFWA Tax Free Asia Pacific Exhibition. The South Korean skincare brand is already available in 20 airport and downtown locations in Korea and China and will roll out into global travel retail in the third quarter of 2018. The brand's philosophy centres around the “AestheBalance”, the concept that combining “the latest skincare research, careful product formulation and optimised usage methods” creates the best results. AHC said its products tap into the current consumer demand for products that deliver … [Read more...]

Shiseido expands Ipsa brand in travel retail

Shiseido Travel Retail has opened the first travel retail counter outside of Japan for its Ipsa brand. Four months after Ipsa’s inaugural store opening at Narita Airport, the brand opened its doors to customers at King Power’s  Downtown Rangnam Complex in Bangkok. Kenji Calméjane, general manager of Shiseido Travel Retail Asia Pacific, said: “We are thrilled to introduce our first Ipsa counter to travel retail outside of Japan and expand Shiseido Travel Retail’s duty free offering. The brand, with its 30-year history, is already well established in Japan and China – but there is ample opportunity for growth … [Read more...]

‘Multi-tier’ La Prairie activation opens at Los Angeles International Airport

A new “multi-tier” activation for Swiss skincare brand, La Prairie has been unveiled at Los Angeles International Airport. Consisting of three parts, the activation was created by Bloommiami and is located inside the DFS store at Los Angeles International Airport’s Tom Bradley International Terminal. The activation features a window display and two “high-profile promotions” that showcase La Prairie’s White Caviar Collection, including the Crème Extraordinaire, as well as provide a space for travellers to sample the creams and receive free consultations from La Prairie brand specialists. Multiple … [Read more...]

Shiseido gets interactive at Los Angeles International Airport

Design and production agency Bloommiami recently developed an interactive activation for Shiseido Travel Retail at the DFS store in Los Angeles International Airport’s Tom Bradley International Terminal. The activation showcased Shiseido's Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate, while on-site brand ambassadors greeted travellers and offered beauty consultations, as well as provided background and details on the brand and products. “We’re excited to have partnered with Shiseido again,” said Robert Ayona, partner at Bloommiami. “The LAX activation enveloped travellers in the Shiseido experience with product … [Read more...]