#BeautyRecap: August 23rd, 2016

Retail

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KFC introduces a fried chicken scented sunscreen
PRNewswire.com

Lancome’s custom foundation to be offered at 9 additional Nordstrom locations across the US
PRNewswire.com

Honest Beauty launches haircare products
InStyle.com

Hailey Baldwin to launch cosmetics line with Model Co.
Refinery29.com

Estee Lauder launches Flirt Cosmetics with Amber Rose and Donald Robertson
WWD.com

German cosmetics brand Catrice launches in the US
Racked.com

Kylie Jenner buys $4.5 million USD mansion, to turn it into cosmetic headquarters
VanityFair.com

MAC Cosmetics store opens at World Trade Center in New York City
NYMag.com

Tracey Norman returns to front Clairol campaign
People.com

Charlotte Tilbury creates 360-degree advertisement with Kate Moss for new fragrance ‘Scent Of A Dream’
Youtube.com

Flirt Cosmetics launches false eyelash cluster applicator
Refinery29.com

FaceCake launches GlamScout app, which allows virtual augmented makeup try-ons
PRNewswire.com

Lancome launches Grandiose Liner with ball-swivel jointed applicator
CosmeticsBusiness.com

Adore Cosmetics opens store in Ottawa, Canada
PRNewswire.com

Clarins takes “bold” step into nude lipsticks
WashingtonTimes.com

Cruelty-free eye drops now available
PETA.org

Men’s subscription box The Gents Pack closes down
TheGentsPack.com

Unilever hires Youtuber Leanne Lim-Walker to front Impulse fragrance campaign
TheDrum.com

Rimmel London celebrates 15 years of Kate Moss partnership with 6 new lipsticks
Nine.com.au

H&M launches full 700 piece beauty collection in the UK
GlobalCosmeticsNews.com

Morroccanoil signs Jasmine Sanders as spokesperson
WWD.com

Diptyque expands facial care range with rose formulations
WWD.com

Indie Beauty Expo to exhibit in New York on August 24-25th
WellandGood.com

Youcam and Paul Mitchell team up to bring virtual hair colour makeovers to app
Allure.com

BinSina pharmacy chain expands in Dubai and Middle East
KhaleejTimes.com

Asia

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Kanebo’s Evito’s rose-shaped foam cleanser dispenser
Nylon.sg

Strawberrynet bug reveals private customer information to anyone
TheRegister.co.uk

AmorePacific partners with eBay Korea to strengthen online business
TheInvestor.co.kr

Japanese trend of infra-red blocking cosmetics expands to glasses and windshields
JapanTimes.co.jp

Meitu launches #FacesofFashion with David Gandy, Niall Horan, Hu Bing, and more
PRNewswire.com

Chinese tourists in Japan choose cosmetics over electronics
Bloomberg.com

Tiffany of Girls’ Generation replaced by yet to be announced spokesperson for IPKN
Soompi.com

The Face Shop’s Kakao Friends collaboration launches in China
KoreaHerald.com

5 beauty tips from ‘Get It Beauty’
AsiaOne.com

Wolfgang Baier becomes CEO of Singaporean beauty distributor Luxasia
StraitsTimes.com

Korean Youtuber Holy does a “power of makeup” video
RocketNews24.com

Nippon Paper to expand cellulose nanofiber production capacity
Nikkei.com

Song Joong-Ki attends Proya promotional event in China
Yibada.com

Marie Claire Thailand publishes Best of Beauty Awards list
MarieClaireThailand.com

AmorePacific’s Sulwhasoo celebrates 50 years, launches reformulated ginseng cream
Sulwhasoo.com

NEC helps develop plant bioplastic that mimics Japanese lacquerware
NEC.com

Shiseido Hong Kong hires Zaheer Nooruddin to oversee digital advertising
HolmesReport.com

“The rise of the sheet mask”
Independent.co.uk

Henkel strengthens e-commerce partnership with Alibaba
Henkel.com

Police capture member of group that stole $30 million rupees worth of cosmetics in India
Geo.tv

“Unilever’s hypocrisy: New Dove ad breaks stereotypes, but what about Fair & Lovely?”
TheNewsMinute.com

Market

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Survey finds facial hair transplants on the rise for men with sparse facial hair
PRNewswire.com

US college students reveal what beauty products they’ll be using
WWD.com

Beauty boxes still flourishing
WWD.com

Beauty boutiques still thriving in New Zealand
Stuff.co.nz

Beauty companies make appearance on Inc.’s list of fastest-growing private companies
CosmeticsDesign.com

Outreach and Regulation

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Feinstein-Collins bill put forward in the US will force cosmetic firms to pay fees and report ‘adverse reactions’
NYTimes.com

Five ingredients highlighted in Feinstein-Collins bill which could cost the cosmetic industry $20 million in fees
Yahoo.com

Mary Kay teams up with Texas representative Pete Sessions to fight new FDA regulations
DallasNews.com

“Will cosmetic regulation kill independent beauty brands?”
SCPR.org

NC State endocrine researcher Heather Patisaul supports the Feinstein-Collins bill for more US cosmetic regulation
TechnicianOnline.com

Truth in Advertising organisation threatens to report Kardashians to FTC for non-disclosure
TheFashionLaw.com

EWG requests US FDA comment on whether or not antioxidants can boost SPF. FDA and cosmetics council says ‘No’
WWD.com

European Chemicals Association (Echa) proposes categorization of titanium dioxide as a carcinogen
ChemicalWatch.com

Australian man Jake Martin-Herd found guilty of providing tanning services
ABC.net.au

Kiehl’s annual motorcycle ride raises $150 000 USD for amfAR and HIV research
PRNewswire.com

Henkel and BASF join with Solidaridad to support small sustainable palm oil growers in Indonesia
BASF.com

US EPA recognises L’Oreal as a green power user
PRNewswire.com

US FDA sends warning letter to Michael Todd Beauty over drug-like claims
FDA.gov

Kat Von D to remove animal-derived carmine from her beauty line
Yahoo.com

Millions could be paid out from the WEN haircare lawsuit
NYMag.com

ICMAD supports legislation to modernise US FDA’s oversight on cosmetics
ICMAD.org – PDF

Report from The Cornucopia Institute finds ‘toxins’ in popular toothpaste brands
Cornucopia.org

Mary Kay to donate grants to shelter programs in Canada
Newswire.ca

Hain Celestial investigated by investors over accounting irregularities
PRNewswire.com

Christian Louboutin wins counterfeit case in Russia over fragrances
TheFashionLaw.com

Research and Technology

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J&J and Xycrobe collaborate to study human skin microbiome
PRNewswire.com

Study finds plastic microbeads could be turning the fish we’re eating toxic
ScienceAlert.com

MDRejuvena, Inc. publishes study showing its sodium copper chlorophyllin complex can help repair photoaged skin
PRNewswire.com

Corporate

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Shiseido announces Kathy Cullin as general manager of Bare Escentuals US
BusinessWire.com

Coty posts a $31 million USD loss as it deals with merger
WSJ.com

Retra Holdings Limited receives £400,000 in funding to expand cosmetic manufacturing and distribution
TheTelegraphandArgus.co.uk

Estee Lauder delivers strong fiscal year 2016 results
Businesswire.com

Avon announces closing of senior secured notes offering
PRNewswire.com

Pakistani beauty startup BeautyHooked raises $280 000 USD
Tribune.com.pk

Joey New York and 4BG LLC form joint venture
PRNewswire.com

Interesting Reads

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“The hidden cost of shea butter, according to Sleigh Bells’ singer Alexis Krauss”
WellandGood.com

“Can bacteria make your skin healthier?”
TheDailyBeast.com

“No, New York Times, the FDA should not ‘have the power’ to mandate national recalls of shampoo”
Reason.com

Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin puts waterproof makeup to the test in Buzzfeed video
Buzzfeed.com

“The best makeup secrets only beauty editors know”
Allure.com

An interview with Ole Henrikson
Racked.com

An interview with Wende Zomnir, founder of Urban Decay
Independent.ie

An interview with Marla Malcolm, founder of Bluemercury
Fashionista.com

An interview with Francois Nars
Popsugar.com

An interview with Aerin Lauder
Forbes.com

“A better way of talking about beauty”
PSMag.com

“Does cleanser go bad? Here’s what you need to know…”
Bustle.com

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#BeautyRecap: August 14th, 2016

Retail

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ModiFace update allows users to live swap a makeup look
WWD.com

Urban Decay announces new ‘NAKED Ultimate Basics’ eyeshadow palette
Bustle.com

Victoria Beckham unveils her 18 piece makeup collection with Estee Lauder
USMagazine.com

MAC’s Selena collection will debut at arena event in singer’s hometown of Corpus Christi, Texas
Billboard.com

That hand “supermodel” Ellen Sirot has her own line of anti-aging beauty products now!
Yahoo.com

Dermalogica launches facial oil
WWD.com

Burberry and Pinterest team up to launch new mascara ‘Cat Lashes’
WWD.com

Julep announces partnership with Ulta Beauty
BusinessWire.com

Social media person Doralie “Bad” Medina launches cosmetic line
Benzinga.com

Preview of Kat Von D x Too Faced “Better Together” eyeshadow palette
Seventeen.com

Preview of KathleenLights x Makeup Geek’s highlighter palette
Bustle.com

P&G opens Olympic salon, offering free manicures, shaves, and makeovers for athletes
Olympic.org

Honest Beauty turns 1 year old, taps Daniel Martin to expand colour cosmetics
WWD.com

L’Oreal Kerastase taps illustrator Megan Hess for new promotional campaign
WWD.com

“7 African skincare brands worth knowing”
HuffingtonPost.com

Winky Lux hosts ‘Unicorn Festival’ at Coney Island
TimeOut.com

The Lip Bar sees success despite The Shark Tank snub, soon to be carried on Target.com
DetroitNews.com

NYX announces 5th annual NYX FACE Awards Show, with Kandee Johnson as host
PRNewswire.com

La Prairie adds to caviar lineup, and revamps its Bergdorf Goodman location
WWD.com

Benefit has sale-abration with up to 50% off retail price
Kinja.com

Hrush Achemyan x Tarte Cosmetics launches cheek and eye palette
Allure.com

Temptu launches airbrush root touch-up spray for hair
WWD.com

SiO targets the décolleté with skincare and beauty tools
WWD.com

Cos Bar to expand retail locations with 35 new stores across the US
WWD.com

Asia

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South Korean centipede extract used as an antibacterial in topical products for atopic dermatitis
KoreaBizwire.com

Unilever fails to secure rights to ‘Clear’ trademark after battle with AmorePacific
Lexology.com

Shiseido targets beauty-conscious runners with new website
ShiseidoGroup.com

Tariff-free cosmetics a point of discussion at the East Asia Summitt
CosmeticsDesign.com

Kosé launches high-end line under Sekkesei MYV
WWD.com

Memebox raises $66 million USD in Series C funding
WWD.com

How Memebox uses data to keep up with trends
Fortune.com

K-Beauty Expo to take place October 13-16th in Goyang, South Korea
BusinessKorea.co.kr

BeautyMaker will now be available in select Watsons stores in Taiwan
DigitalJournal.com

Baek Ji Young lands endorsement deal with skincare brand Dr. Syul
AllKPop.com

Shiseido’s profits rise from brand and land sale, lowers earnings and sales target due to exchange rate
WWD.com, Bloomberg.com

Is international expansion changing “skin whitening” products in Asia? Doesn’t seem like it
CosmeticsDesignc.om

Myanmar Cosmetics Association expresses worry that international beauty brands will overtake local brands
Consult-Myanmar.com

“So-Ko your skin: why South Korean skincare is serious stuff (despite its cutesy packaging)”
Standard.co.uk

Taiwan’s Dr. Wu skincare makes push into China
WWD.com

CNSC opens new duty-free shopping center in downtown Shanghai
WWD.com

Chinese cosmetics brand Chando sponsors Olympic diving team
Yahoo.com

Nivea promotes anti-perspirant range in Singapore with giant cans
Mumbrella.asia

Herbalife’s Nu Skin receives approval to expand into Chinese areas of Gansu, Ningxia, and Inner Mongolia
Happi.com

Colgate-Palmolive India renews royalty deal with Colgate-Palmolive USA
Reuters.com

India’s Nature’s Essence up for sale
LiveMint.com

Market

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P&G cutting back on Facebook ads due to poor response
WSJ.com

“The 6 most innovative brand uses of Facebook Live so far”
PRWeek.com

US health & beauty industry projected to grow to $60 billion USD in revenue
PRNewswire.com

Most women in France buy their cosmetics online
EMarketer.com

“Less than 1 in 2 fragrances samples result in a sale”
ATKearney.com

“What are teenagers buying?”
Pymnts.com

Cosmetic skin care market in the US expected to reach $200 billion USD by 2024
Yahoo.com

BlueMercury sees success by targeting the ‘suburban power woman’
Yahoo.com

Corporate

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Avon may move headquarters to New Jersey due to tax incentives
NJ.com

Ulta agrees to $3.65 settlement from overtime class-action lawsuit
RBGG.com

Clorox CEO Benno Dorer also appointed as chairman of board
BizJournals.com

Inter Parfums posts 34% income gain for Q2
WWD.com

Elizabeth Arden posts loss for fiscal year of 2016
WWD.com

Ted Schwarz named president of NuFace
WWD.com

Outreach

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Portugal to adopt EU cosmetics regulations
ChemicalWatch.com

Canadian Wildlife Association creates online petition for more control and research on plastic microbeads
CBC.ca

Health Canada and the US FDA team up on digital submission process for new pharmaceuticals and drugs
RAPS.org

L’Oreal USA announces recipients of women in STEM grant
WWD.com

US FDA issues warning letters to Peter Thomas Roth, Freeze 24-7, and many others over drug-like claims
Happi.com

L’Oreal to build solar-power installation at Kentucky manufacturing plant
Cincinnati.com

Interesting Reads

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US Olympic synchronized swim team talks about water-resistant makeup
Vogue.com

“The beauty industry gave me my feminist identity”
ElleUK.com

“When diversity in beauty should mean more than just representation”
Allure.com

“How to wash your hair less”
Refinery29.com

“The power of ‘mystic’ beauty: Why we’re buying into crystals over chemicals”
HuffingtonPost.co.uk

Fox News guests debate over whether women Olympians should wear makeup
Refinery29.com

John Mayer shares his skincare routine on Snapchat
People.com

“These roller derby skaters are redefining beauty”
Refinery29.com

Op Ed: Men shouldn’t wear makeup. “Men, run away from the pretty: Mallick”
TheStar.com

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#BeautyRecap: August 9th, 2016

Retail

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La Roche Posay’s UV Patch now available with purchase of sunscreen
LaRoche-Posay.us

Pat McGrath unveils Lust 004 Glitter Lip Kits
WWD.com

Elizabeth Arden launches digital advertisement that displays pollution rating in London Tube
Creativity-Online.com

Max Factor relaunches in the US with a collaboration with Pat McGrath
People.com

Kleenex launches facial cleansers, wipes, exfoliating pads, and cotton rounds on Amazon, Ulta and other e-retailers
PRNewswire.com

Usain Bolt launches Champion Shave, a shaving blade company
PRNewswire.com

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Vintage skincare and beauty!

The Smithsonian museum has made their archive of historical beauty products public! The collection contains photos and information on balms & salves, as well as make-up, fragrances, and more.

Perusing the collection is a wonderful way to spend a Sunday afternoon, and it’s really interesting to see how products and design have changed – or haven’t.

Smith’s Rosebud Salve still looks the same, for example.

 

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Smith’s Rosebud Salve

For “Chapped lips, face and hands, minor burns and scalds, bites and stings of non-poisonous insects”

 


 

Mentholatum, now owned by Japan’s Rohto (the makers of those minty-fresh eyedrops) is famous for their lip balms, decongestant rub, and ointments for sore muscles.

 

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Mentholatum Tin

“Try Mentholatum for Head Colds, After-Shaving, Chapped Skin, Cracked Lips, Sunburn, Burns”

 


 

Yardley is one of the first companies to specialize in beauty products, established in 1770.

 

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Yardley Complexion Milk

“A liquid skin cream, smooth & refreshing. Brings elasticity & lustre to a dried skin and forms a perfect face powder base.”

 


 

Petrolatum was “discovered” by Robert Chesebrough, after he noticed oil field workers rubbing the jelly on their hands to help heal wounds.

 

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Vaseline Tube

 


 

Maybelline was commercialized by a 19 year old boy after he noticed his sister, Mabel, mixing vaseline with coal tar and using the mixture to coat her lashes.

 

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Maybelline Cake Mascara

 


 

Gel cream blushes are making their way back into popularity, but this one was made back in the ’70s by Love Cosmetics, which was owned by a company which later became GlaxoSmithKline.

 

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Love’s Cheek Gel in Pink Bronze

 


 

This liquid hose was meant to even out the skin tone of the legs, much like Sally Hansen’s modern aerosol version.

 

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Vida-Ray Liquid Hose, Toasted Beige

 

I found an advertisement for this product in the 1945 Milwaukee Journal. During World War II, cosmetics became a luxury and some women used gravy browning to replace the now rare liquid hose.

 

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There’s so too many other interesting finds to go through them all, but I’ve put some of my other top picks in this gallery.

 

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One Hundred Assorted Beauty Spots by Johnson and Johnson
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Zuane La Parot Rouge, Medium by Zuane Parfumers
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Chen Yu Cloud Silk Make Up, Light Lotus #1 by Richard Hudnut
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Jergens Face Powder, Pink Frosting by Andrew Jergens Company
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Pond’s Make-up Pat, Peach by Pond’s Extract Company
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Pearlized Chili Pepper Nail Hardener Enamel
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Emile Mascara Remover
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Airspun Face Powder, Suntan Golden Tone by Coty
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Touch & Glow Liquid Makeup, Sun Bronze by Revlon
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Pure Magic Super Cover Stick, Natural Fair by Max Factor and Company
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Mary Kay Lip and Eye Palette by Mary Kay Inc., made in 1964
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#BeautyRecap: August 2nd, 2016

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Max Factor returns to the United States
Allure.com

House of Lashes partners with Sephora on limited-edition lash set
WWD.com

Kylie Jenner accused of stealing shades of new eyeshadow palette from Shaaanxo
Mic.com

Shaaanxo later says she did not accuse Kylie Jenner of copying her eyeshadow palette
IBTimes.com.au

Sephora to open at Westfield World Trade Center in New York on August 16th
WWD.com

Walgreens to shutdown Beauty.com and Drugstore.com
WWD.com

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#BeautyRecap: July 26th, 2016

Retail

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Pat McGrath Labs teases 004
Refinery29.com

e.l.f cosmetics teams up with beauty bloggers Jackie Aina, eleventhgorgeous, and Weylie for new collection
InStyle.com

MAC Cosmetics launches Little MAC, smaller and travel-sized versions of their products
Allure.com

Kat Von D pulls “Jeffree” named product as she cuts ties with Jeffree Star
Jezebel.com

Bluemercury opens its 100th store
WWD.com

Macy’s teams up with IBM’s super computer Watson for mobile shopping assistant
Forbes.com

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