DOUGLAS is the leading premium beauty and health platform in Europe. Offering around 200,000 beauty, lifestyle and health products in online shops, the beauty marketplace and around 2,000 stores, DOUGLAS inspires customers to live their own kind of beauty by an unparalleled assortment.
Now is your chance to get your idea off the ground: Do you think your brand has what it takes to be in DOUGLAS‘ assortment? Or does your digital innovation have the potential to shape the future DOUGLAS customer experience? Or will your sustainability innovation improve the ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) strategy of our store or online business? If the answer is yes, then BEAUTY FUTURES, our DOUGLAS Start-Up Challenge, is the perfect platform to see your idea come to life! Apply here, and if you convince us with your innovations, you will be pitching your idea to a panel of esteemed judges during an event, that will be held both digitally and face-to-face, at DOUGLAS headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany, on November 8.
If you have a game-changing beauty or health product idea (skincare, haircare, nutrition & supplements, fragrance, make-up etc.) that would be a perfect fit for DOUGLAS customers, please apply until
If your idea will revolutionize DOUGLAS‘ customer experience (in the online shop, app, social media, smart devices based on AI or AR etc.), please apply until
If your solution will improve the sustainability of our business – be it for our stores or the online shops, be it for purchasing, logistics, production, packaging, recycling schemes, energy savings, product innovations, ingredients or marketing, please apply until
This year’s DOUGLAS‘ challenge for beauty and health innovations gave start-ups and entrepreneurs the chance to either pitch their „Beauty & Health Product Innovation“, their „Beauty & Health Digital Solution“ or their „Sustainability Innovation“ to us and shape the customer experience of the future. Our finalists got the chance to either include their brand(s) in DOUGLAS‘ assortment or, after going through a review process, to cooperate with DOUGLAS. Among all finalists there was a special prize in this year’s edition: In collaboration with the branding agency Jung von Matt START, one start-up will got the chance to win a branding package (strategy & design) to work with to work with.
Congratulations once again to our outstanding winners of this year's BEAUTY FUTURES Challenge! The award in the “Beauty & Health Product Innovation” category went to Berlin-based start-up Dr. Vivien Karl for their intimate care products. FORMEL Skin convinced the top-class jury with its digital dermatology service and individual OTC skin care products in the category "Beauty & Health Digital Solution". With their idea of waterless and sustainable skin care in reusable terracotta sculptures, the Swedish start-up Oquist Cosmetics convinced the jury in the third category “Sustainability Innovation”.
The special prize in cooperation with Jung von Matt START was awarded to the start-up dermanostic, which offers dermatology advice via app. They will now receive a strategic branding and consulting package that will be tailored to them.
Beyond that, the start-up LĀNIN LABS was able to inspire our jury so much that they won a listing with NICHE BEAUTY as a special prize.