An exclusive retail partnership with Sephora means the brand is ranged in the environment of discovery beauty brands, an area the retailer excels in.
The team responsible for debuting Unilever-owned Murad in Australia is headed by two seasoned industry professionals, who over the past 14 years have both worked for the leading names in retail beauty. Emma Hindmarsh – Marketing Manager and David Whyte – AsiaPac Global Educator, know retail and skincare inside out.
In line with today’s conscious consumer’s thinking, Dr Murad’s founding principle in 1989 was the philosophy that everything is connected. What he refers to as Connected Beauty: the whole-person approach to beauty that inspires them to nourish their skin with efficacious products, eat their water by consuming water-rich fruits and vegetables, awaken their body through physical activity and be kind to their mind by taking time out from devices, social media and ‘cultural stress’. “I believe there is a powerful – but often overlooked – connection between mind, body and health,” says Dr Murad.
The ranges cover off a wide spectrum of well-known skincare concerns with colour-coded collections to ease customer navigation. “Murad is a true clinical brand that gives clinical results. There are seven collections – customers can mix and match based on what their needs are,” David tells esprit Magazine.
Goldfield & Banks is less than two years old. Founded by Belgian Frenchman, Dimitri Weber – a veteran of the fine fragrance world, working across Europe – the brand is inspired by the natural wonders of the Australian landscape - Australian made fine fragrance highlighting scents unique to Australia’s scenery.
Michael Marzano, the National Education Manager for Agence de Parfum, Australia’s leading niche perfume and home fragrance distribution company, believes that fragrance is the first layer of dressing. It’s what you wear closest to the body and everything follows after that. “Both women and men should absolutely have a fragrance wardrobe that reflects their style, changing moods and every occasion”.