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Hearst UK partners with Philips, to create a beauty testing lab in the heart of London

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Hearst UK, the leading premium content and experience business, has partnered with Philips, a global leader in health technology, to create a branded beauty testing lab to drive awareness of the Philips Lumea IPL 9000 Series.

Our trusted brand endorsements are proven to effectively drive retail sales, and we’re excited to partner with Philips on this branded beauty testing lab, which brings together the power of Hearst UK’s accreditation business, three of our iconic brands and the Philips Lumea IPL 9000 Series.

Jane Wolfson, Chief Commercial Officer, Hearst UK

Launched this week and culminating in a live consumer experience on Saturday 24th September, Philips will take over Hearst UK’s dedicated testing facility in St Anne’s Court, Soho in London – the first time a brand has ever taken over the space. 

The partnership will provide a bespoke site for Hearst UK to run in-depth testing of the Philips Lumea IPL 9000 Series, with the hair removal device put through its paces by Hearst UK’s Testing Team, editors and readers to demonstrate its efficiency at achieving smooth and healthy skin. Content from the process will be created and amplified across three of Hearst UK’s leading brands – Women’s Health, Cosmopolitan and Good Housekeeping.

At Philips we’re always looking at innovative ways to achieve our mission of helping people to enjoy life by living well. Which is why we’re so excited to be partnering with Hearst UK, launching the first ever brand takeover of Hearst UK’s iconic testing institute in London and hosting our ‘Self-Care Space’ consumer event. 

Chloé Fallon, Beauty Consumer Marketing Manager for Philips

The takeover will conclude with a live event on Saturday 24th September titled ‘Self-Care Space with Philips and Cosmopolitan’ where consumers can experience a makeup masterclass and try out the Lumea IPL 9000 to experience the device first-hand. Isis Brown, celebrity Makeup Artist and representative for London Beauty Artists, will be on hand to share her expert make-up and skincare tips and techniques.

Our Philips Lumea range was designed to save time for what really matters and allow people to feel confident and at their best. The ‘Self-Care Space’ encompasses this belief, providing consumers with a unique and intimate experience where they can get one-on-one time with skin and beauty experts and share their own stories, as well as experiencing our leading at home IPL technology first-hand. We hope that every attendee will leave the ‘Self-Care Space’ feeling their most confident self!

Chloé Fallon, Beauty Consumer Marketing Manager for Philips

All guests will also be provided with refreshments, a goody bag, featuring an exclusive Philips discount, and have the opportunity to take a picture in front of the #NoFilter photo installation, pledging to speak more kindly about their bodies. 

Attendees will also get the chance to meet wellbeing champion and owner of ‘The Confidence Corner’, influencer Callie Thorpe, who will be sharing insights into her confidence journey and her personal experience of at home IPL using the Philips Lumeathroughout the day. 

Tickets for the event are available to purchase here.