#BeautyRecap: March 29th, 2017

Retail

L’Oreal Paris USA launches rewards program across hair, skin, and beauty
PRNewswire.com

Swatches of the Kylie Cosmetics blushes
Bustle.com

Woolsworth launches budget beauty line Voeu in Australia
News.com.au

Soap & Glory partners with Live Nation to create beauty pit stops at festivals
WWD.com – Paywall

A look at some of the new products in H&M’s Beauty Spring Collection
Shemazing.net

Oxy Acne Medication launches an “on-the-go” benzoyl peroxide stick
PRNewswire.com

Sephora adds new augmented reality features to its Virtual Artist app
Glossy.co

A look at Pat McGrath Labs’ Dark Star 006
Allure.com, WWD.com

A review of the Yes To Cotton Comforting Facial Wipes
TeenVogue.com

Target adds products from Jessica Alba’s Honest Beauty to its stores
Bustle.com, WWD.com – Paywall

Dr. Hauschka celebrates NaTrue certification and its 50 year anniversary
PRNewswire.com

Huda Kattan hints at a new palette
TeenVogue.com, Allure.com

Pravana shows off heat-activated colour-changing hair dye
TeenVogue.com

elf launches new Apricot Glow shade in its baked highlighter collection
Popsugar.com

Instagram will soon allow you to book hair appointments through the app
TeenVogue.com

A preview of the Melt Cosmetics Digital Dust Highlights
Allure.com

A review of the Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare SpectraLite EyeCare Pro device
Allure.com, WWD.com

J&J’s popular French brand Le Petit Marseillais skincare range coming to US via Walmart, CVS, Target, Amazon, Walgreens, and Jet.com
WWD.com – Paywall

GlamGlow is making Power Rangers face masks
TeenVogue.com

A look at Clarisonic’s new Sonic Foundation Brush
Allure.com, Youtube.com, Refinery29.com

A look at Lipstick Queen’s Mornin’ Sunshine yellow lipstick
Allure.com

A review of Clarisonic’s Smart Profile Uplift Firming Massage Head
Allure.com

A look at Kat Von D’s Saint + Sinner Palette
Allure.com

Christian Louboutin launches its eye makeup collection, Les Yeux Noir
VanityFair.com

MAC’s Extra Dimension Skinfinish duochrome highlighters to become part of its permanent collection
Allure.com

A look at Too Faced’s Glitter Bomb Palette
Glamour.com

A look at the Sephora Collection Mixology Eyeshadow Palette
Allure.com

College student creates Lipslut Lipstick, first colour is called ‘Fuck Trump’
TeenVogue.com

A review of the Beauty Bioscience GloPro LED and microneedling device
Allure.com

The best anti-aging products for women of colour
Elle.com

A look at the Morphe Ready, Set, Gold Palette
Allure.com

A review of the Hard Candy Color Correct collection
Allure.com

A review of the Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Exfoliating Spray
Refinery29.com

Lush Plum Rain shower gel is now sold in the US
Allure.com

7 best at-home-peels selected by Allure
Allure.com

How to use concealer for men
GQ.com

12 best eye creams as selected by Vogue
Vogue.com

12 best mascaras selected by Allure
Allure.com

The best Too Faced products selected by Allure Editors
Allure.com

A review of the new spa at the Waldhaus Sils-Maria in the Swiss Alps
WMagazine.com

A review of the Catrice Matt Lip Artist 6HR lipstick
Refinery29.com

13 most popular beauty products on Amazon in 2016
Bustle.com

Storybook Cosmetics previews Game of Thrones inspired lipsticks
Culturess.com

Dr. Perricone launches new H2 Elemental Energy skincare and pseudoscience range
PRNewswire.com

Celebrities and Interviews

Remembering Elizabeth Taylor
WMagazine.com

10 social media stars helped design MAC’s latest lipstick collection
Popsugar.com

An inteview with the founders of the Hush beauty store app
Independent.co.uk

L’Oreal heiress Lilianne Bettencourt makes the Forbes richest women list
Forbes.com

Stephanie Darling’s, a beauty guru, guide to making it in the beauty industry
HarpersBazaar.com.au

An interview with Cate Blanchett about beauty
NYMag.com

Ex-Spice Girl Emma Bunton launches nappy and skincare brand Kit & Kin
Startups.co.uk

Linda Evangelista’s skincare secret is a silicone mask
Allure.com

Beauty secrets from the performers at the Crazy Horse Paris Cabaret
Allure.com, Allure.com – Video

Lisa Eldridge does Kendall Jenner’s makeup for Love Magazine shoot
TeenVogue.com

Vlada Haggerty promotes her Smashbox Be Legendary collection with 6.5 carats of diamonds
TeenVogue.com

Muslim beauty vloggers to follow, selected by Teen Vogue
TeenVogue.com

An interview with Tom Pecheux and his new role at Yves Saint Laurent Beauty
Allure.com

Shay Mitchell to continue on as Biore ambassador
PRNewswire.com

A look at the Jeffree Star Cosmetics x Manny MUA collaboration
Allure.com

A Chantel Jeffries x ColourPop collaboration may be in the works
Allure.com

Asia

Shiseido is testing humanoid robots in its production line
ShiseidoGroup.com

Takashimaya Duty Free Shop to open in Tokyo, Japan with a focus on Japanese cosmetics
MoodieDavittReport.com

Rising mobile and digital sales in fashion, cosmetics in South Korea
eMarketer.com

Why China’s bullying of South Korea may have unintended consequences for both
Forbes.com

Chinese cosmetic brands are facing a backlash in South Korea
KoreaTimes.co.kr

AmorePacific’s CEO expresses concern over China’s THAAD backlash
YonhapNews.co.kr

Celebrating 20 years at the helm, AmorePacific’s CEO aims ever higher
KoreaJoongangDaily.com, PulseNews.co.kr

Food, face cream and jet fuel: Japan’s Euglena develops uses for algae
NBC-2.com

ModiFace partners with Dai-Ichi Life, Japan’s largest insurance company, using face-tracking to promote health
BetaKit.com

Lavender set to bloom in the explosive Chinese cosmetic and skincare industry
AFR.com

Sephora puts up beauty vending machines in Singapore
Marketing-Interactive.com

A look at Vitabrid’s C12 Vitamin C Face Brightening Powder
Vogue.com

A review of the Belif First Aid 360 Eye Care Mask
Allure.com

Over 3 million counterfeit products seized in Dubai
Geo.tv

Salwa Akhannouch to launch smart beauty store Yan&One in Morroco
MoroccoWorldNews.com

Market and Trends

Walmart grabs 20% of the $40 billion USD US personal care market
Yahoo.com

An interview with Katia Beauchamp of Birchbox on the “Non-Beauty Consumer”
Inc.com

“How internet changed the makeup industry, forever” Social media is the new source of influence
TheDebrief.co.uk

This year’s festival trend is butt glitter
Allure.com

A look at the ‘invisible’ liner trend
Allure.com

Meme inspired makeup looks
Elle.com

Grocers missing chance to grow sales of personal care products
FoodDive.com

“The boiled egg as a Beautyblender challenge makes no sense”
TeenVogue.com

Halal cosmetics market expected to be worth $52.02 billion USD by 2025
PRNewswire.com

Dermatology devices market expected to be worth $25 billion USD by 2025
PRNewswire.com

How L’Oreal is upping its digital-game by partnering with Domo
Trefis.com

Outreach

Health Canada warns that PureCare Herbal Cream contains undeclared steroids
News1130

“Yoga pants, fleece jackets and the microplastics dilemma”
GreenBiz.com

19th edition of the L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science Awards
PRNewswire.com

Ohio spa offers free laser removal for racist tattoos
Allure.com, PRNewswire.com

Sephora to offer free makeup classes for cancer survivors
Glamour.com

La Roche-Posay’s My UV Patch wins “Nudging for Good” award
PRNewswire.com

US FDA updates statement on breast implants and breast cancer
Allure.com

Bio-on plant to produce bioplastic microbeads for cosmetics
Yahoo.com

A look at recent anti-aging litigation in the US
JDSupra.com

“3 years later, J&J Care to Recycle Campaign is paying off”
SustainableBrands.com

How L’Oreal is turning itself into a sustainability leader
FastCompany.com

L’Oréal Paris announces search for 10 extraordinary Women of Worth
PRNewswire.com

Corporate

Beautycon raises $9 million USD in funding
GCIMagazine.com

The latest acquisition targets are indie beauty brands
Bloomberg.com

J&J to host conference call for 1st quarter results
PRNewswire.com

FlexyBeauty,which makes back-end software for salons, raises 1.5 million Euros
WWD.com – Paywall

L Catterton invests in skincare brand TULA
PEHub.com

PPR picks up social media account for Colgate-Palmolive
Mumbrella.com.au

CCA announces license agreement for Porcelana Brand
PRNewswire.com

Interesting Reads

A boy and a dog bond over their vitiligo
Allure.com

“The story of beauty, inequality, and the struggle for oral health in America”
NYTimes.com

“The world doesn’t really need dry sheet masks”
Racked.com

Estee Lauder runs business plan workshop with high school seniors
TeenVogue.com

“Makeup can give trans women freedom – but it can also take it away”
Racked.com

“How acupuncture cured one woman’s acne” Coincidence.
Allure.com

“Is Donald Trump orange because he eats carrots?” Probably not, but carrots can give your skin a yellow-orange glow
Allure.com

How to double mask, according to facialist Joanna Vargas
Elle.com

“How to treat hormonal acne during your period”
TeenVogue.com

Reasons to see a dermatologist in yours 20’s
Vogue.com

The 40-year-old’s guide to being on Accutane (Isotretinoin)
Allure.com

Hour long bath burns as many calories as a half-hour walk
TheConversation.com

“What shaving my head taught me about religion and femininity”
TeenVogue.com

A guide to crafting the perfect bath
Vogue.com

How laser hair removal felt for one person’s body
TeenVogue.com

Instagrammers challenging facial and body hair stigma
TeenVogue.com

“These are the skincare ingredients you should never mix”
GlobalNews.ca

“Why you should be using conditioner before shampoo” It helps reduce dryness
HarpersBazaar.com.au

“9 ways dermatologists change up their skincare for Spring and Summer”
RD.com

#BeautyRecap: March 22nd, 2017

Retail

An overview of Ulta’s 21 Days of Sales
TeenVogue.com

Juvederm Vollure XC receives US FDA approval for wrinkle treatment
PRNewswire.com

How Lip Smacker flavours are made
Bustle.com

Becca Cosmetics shares a video of its highlighters being made
Refinery29.com

Nars Orgasm blush tested on different skintones
Glamour.com

The best beauty products according to Glamour readers
Glamour.com

Kat Von D calls out Makeup Revolution for duping her Shade + Light palette
Allure.com, TeenVogue.com, Cosmopolitan.com

Kylie Cosmetics customers upset to receive empty highlighters
Allure.com, Celebuzz.com

Tatcha to expand in Australia through Mecca Cosmetica stores
WWD.com – Paywall

La Roche Posay debuts its makeup line in the US
Allure.com

A look at Stellar, the new Sephora-excusive brand in Allure
Allure.com, Refinery29.com, WWD.com – Paywall

A look at the Sunday Riley brand in Allure
Allure.com

A look at the GlamGlow brand in Allure
Allure.com

Whole Foods celebrates ‘Beauty Week’ with discounts
Yahoo.com

7 new innovative beauty treatments to try selected by Bustle
Bustle.com

CVS to freshen up beauty offering this Spring with new brands
RetailDive.com

The Vogue Guide to city-smart skincare
Vogue.co.uk

A look at the Give Me Glow XXL Pro Custom Palette
Allure.com

Urban Decay announces makeup collection inspired by Jean-Michel Basquiat
TeenVogue.com, Elle.com

Urban Decay debuts Ultimate Pair Lip Kits
TeenVogue.com

A preview of the ColourPop Pink Collection
Allure.com

Tarte launches its Make Believe in Yourself Collection
Allure.com

A review of the Marc Jacobs (Re)Cover Perfecting Coconut Setting Mist
Allure.com

A preview of the Ofra x NikkieTutorials collaboration
Allure.com

13 best neck creams selected by Allure
Allure.com

Kat Von D to launch 7 more Everlasting Liquid Lipstick shades and lip liners
Allure.com, Allure.com

A sneak peak at the Kat Von D Shade + Light Glimmer Palette
Allure.com

A review of the “black” Rituel de Fille highlighter
Glamour.com

MAC expands Lip Kit collection with 5 new shade pairings
Allure.com, Elle.com

A sneak peek of the Anastasia Beverly Hills blush palette
Allure.com

elf Cosmetics expands Flawless Finish Foundation with 5 new shades
JetMag.com

A look at the Jolii Cosmetics Spektra Highlighting Stick
Allure.com

Too Faced previews its lace compacts
Glamour.com, Allure.com

Blac Chyna launches her Lashed Lipstick Collection Box
Allure.com

RMS launches two new beauty palettes
Allure.com

Have we hit peak Mermaid inspired beauty products?
TeenVogue.com

Kylie Cosmetics to launch matte blush pressed powders
TeenVogue.com, Allure.com

A look at the MUA Cosmetics Shimmer Sheets
Bustle.com

A review of 7 sunscreens selected by Vogue
Vogue.com

A look at 7 “water-free” skincare products selected by Allure
Allure.com

The best new Spring beauty products for 2017 selected by W Magazine
WMagazine.com

A look at the Jouer Rose Gold Collection
Allure.com

Conture Kinetic Skin Toning device to debut on QVC
PRNewswire.com

Foaming body washes are the hot new secret trend that you’ve never heard of /s
Allure.com

Celebrities and Interviews

Allure’s co-founding editor Linda Wells takes a look at the latest skincare secrets
HarpersBazaar.com

How Black Youtubers are changing beauty vlogging
TeenVogue.com

Selena Gomez collaborating with Coach and Pat McGrath on yet to be revealed project
TeenVogue.com

An interview with Quantico actress Pearl Thusi
Allure.com – Video

An interview with ballet dancer Isabella Boylston
Allure.com – Video

Models and beauty influencers speak about why “Beauty ideals are B.S.”
Glamour.com – Video

An interview with Katia Beauchamp of Birchbox
PSFK.com

An interview with Alli Webb of Drybar
VanityFair.com

“It’s time for Peaches Monroee to cash her cheque”
Essence.com

Asia

China inspects LG Home & Household cosmetic plant, rumoured to have ordered its suspension
KoreaTimes.co.kr

AmorePacific chairman Suh Kyung-bae stands at helm of K-beauty
KoreaHerald.com

An interview with Cate Blanchett, SK-II’s newest spokesperson
Elle.com, Allure.com

Nudestix refused China’s animal testing requirement, instead they manufactured the product locally to avoid it
WWD.com – Paywall

South Korean cosmetic exports to China has grown 5 times in 3 years
KoreaHerald.com, YonhapNews.co.kr

AmorePacific’s operating profit has grown 20 times in 20 years
PulseNews.co.kr

L’Oreal sees bright future for beauty market in China
ChinaDaily.com.cn

People in China are getting plastic surgery to look like Ivanka Trump
Allure.com

A look at some of Pony’s celebrity transformations
Allure.com

A look at the Glow Recipe Pop-Up in Manhattan
Vogue.com

The best K-beauty products for large pores selected by Bustle
Bustle.com

FaceTory launches a Men’s Sheetmask Box
PRNewswire.com

K-Beauty Expo 2017 to be hosted October 12-15th in Gyeonggi, South Korea
PRNewswire.com

SMD Cosmetics begins selling its Inhyunjin line in the US
SMDCosmetics.com

Indian FDA busts person intending to sell baby lotion as Banana Boat sunscreen
IndiaTimes.com

Neha Sharma to become spokeperson of Kose’s Spawake in India
News18.com

Market and Trends

Consumer Goods Forum reveals 180 000 products were reformulated in 2016
ESMMagazine.com

‘Avon’ makes list of most faded words used since the 90s in UK study
Cambridge-News.co.uk

How customization is reshaping the beauty industry
PSFK.com

Outreach

FBI warns of fraudulent cosmetics and anti-aging products. Some contaminated with urine
FBI.gov

Appalachian Wildlife Refuge uses donated mascara wands to clean wildlife
TeenVogue.com, Allure.com, AppalachianWild.org

Pseudoscience “drinkable sunscreen” target of a consumer fraud lawsuit
TeenVogue.com, Allure.com, CNBC.com

L’Oreal joins C40 movement to help empower women to fight climate change
EthicalCorp.com

Video showing monkey in animal testing facility was not linked to L’Oreal
Business2Community.com

Corporate

Jessica Alba’s Honest Company appoints Nick Vlahos as CEO after failed sale to Unilever
Recode.net

DIMA Corp announces Juvederm license acquisition, to begin producing cosmetics
Yahoo.com

Macy’s incoming CEO lists 5 big changes coming to the stores
CNBC.com

Macy’s plan may suggest its becoming a discount department store
RetailDive.com

COTY plans to close UK factory, affecting 400 jobs
Sky.com

Many firms are lining up bids for The Body Shop buyout
TheGlobeandMail.com

James Gager steps down as Creative Director at MAC Cosmetics moves to position at head-company Estee Lauder
Allure.com

P&G sues Ranir over tooth whitening product
BizJournals.com

Ex-P&G beauty employee stole over $450 000 USD from the company, lawsuit alleges
Cincinnati.com

Revlon appoints Serge Jureidini as president of Elizabeth Arden
BusinessWire.com

Jeff Benjamin to retire as Avon’s general counsel
PRNewswire.com

Interesting Reads

“I made my own skincare for a week, here’s what happened” Her house was absorbed into a black hole and she got some zits
RD.com

“Here’s what happened when I wore cellulite-treating jeans for 30 days” Nothing.
FastCompany.com

“What happened when I went beauty dumpster diving” The stuff was dirty and the shades didn’t match
TheDebrief.co.uk

A look at Scott Gottlieb, Donald Trump’s FDA pick
Vox.com

Reselling used makeup is popular, but may not be sanitary
Allure.com

A dermatologist designs a 20-something’s skincare routine
Bustle.com

People are using glittery bath bombs as highlighter
Allure.com

How to treat stretch marks, according to dermatologists
Allure.com

“Beauty and Death: What’s the point, if we’re just going to die?”
Elle.com

“How Donald Trump’s climate change policy is bad for your skin” The ozone layer filters out harmful UVC rays
TeenVogue.com

Inside the Bal De La Rose in Monaco
WMagazine.com

“Are lip sealing top-coats worth it?” It’ll increase wear, but can be drying
Elle.com

Tips on how to apply self-tanner from St. Tropez’ Sophie Evans
TeenVogue.com

Nail salon comes under fire for separate pricing for larger customers
TeenVogue.com

4 “dermatologist-approved” skin treatments to try
Vogue.com

Refinery29 takes a look at bee venom in cosmetics
Refinery29.uk

Demeter launches kitten fur inspired perfume
TeenVogue.com

Science teacher Amy Oyler shares photos of lipstick under the microscope
Allure.com, TeenVogue.com

Aleppo soap maker hopes to make it big in France
TheNational.ae

Nikki Brown: “Being followed around a Korean-owned beauty supply store made me rethink how I spend my money”
Essence.com

Why your dermatologist or that sales person may not know what a ‘sebaceous filament’ is

You may have read a few articles recently saying that the blackheads on your nose are more properly called sebaceous filaments. But as it turns out ‘sebaceous filaments’ isn’t really a standard or common term, at least in the research and medical world.

A quick Google search from 1960 to 2010 reveals that the term came into popular use beginning in the late 2000s, mostly on acne and bodybuilding message boards.

Sebaceous filaments were defined on one site incorrectly as “oil glands” and the only scientific paper from that time-frame I found mentioning sebaceous filaments was in a British Journal of Dermatology paper – which mentioned them, but did not describe them.

Where did ‘Sebaceous Filaments’ come from?

The term sebaceous filament likely originates from around 1912 by French dermatologist Sabouraud quoted in the Journal of Cutaneous Diseases Including Syphilis where it is quoted as “seborrhoeal filaments” and presumably translated to sebaceous filament.

It’s then referenced 12 years later as sebaceous filaments in a paper by Rulison in the Archives of Dermatology and Syphilology.

These of course are looking at seborrhoel or sebaceous filaments of the scalp, but a German paper published in 1976 under Follikel-Filamente examined ones found in the skin. Sebaceous filament was then mentioned by David Whiting in his 1979 review on acne, before making its way into a book by Plewig and Kligman in 1993.

In many textbooks microcomedone, impactions, follicular casts, follicular filaments or just the contents of the infundibulum (the pore opening above the sebaceous gland) are also used to describe them.

If you do a Google Scholar search for the term “Sebaceous Filament” you only get about 15 hits, a University of Toronto literature search only returns 7.

This may be why articles from Teen Vogue and Allure have a hard time differentiating between a blackhead and a sebaceous filament. There’s arguably only one paper defining the term, the rest just use it as a descriptor.

The original German paper outlines some morphological differences and makes an argument that they are different from microcomedones and richostasis spinulosa (a condition which leads to the development of fine, dark hairs in the pore).

How are blackheads and sebaceous filaments the same?

“Sebaceous filaments are most commonly found in the centrofacial areas and the alae nasae in postpuberal individuals with large facial pores and seborrhea.”

These are also common areas for microcomedones which may turn into blackheads (more properly called open comedones).

“Sebaceous filaments are cylindrical tubes of whitish-yellowish color, which can be expressed from areas of the face rich in sebaceous follicles by pinching the skin or by the cyanoacrylat-technique.”

The cylindrical tubes are composed of bacteria, sebum, dead skin cells, and often also contain a fine hair. Blackheads or open comedones are also composed of bacteria, sebum, dead skin cells, and also often contain a fine hair.

 

How do blackheads and sebaceous filaments differ?

Sebaceous filaments are considered a normal feature of the skin, whereas a blackhead or open comedone is non-inflammatory acne.

Generally, blackheads or open comedones are going to be a larger buildup of sebum and dead skin cells. Blackheads or open comedones frequently distend or swell the shape of the pore. Blackheads or open comedones have an oxidized cap of melanin and lipids, giving them their dark or black appearance. Sebaceous filaments don’t always have a dark cap like blackheads, but they’re often the ones a person consider an issue, as the lighter ones can blend into the skin.

The two also seem to differ in ways that aren’t readily apparent to the human eye.

“Follicles containing sebaceous filaments have a conspicuous granular layer and no acanthosis.”

Acanthosis is a thickening of the layers of skin, and the granular layer is the stratum granulosum – the third layer of skin.

In regards to blackheads or open comedones, another group of researchers found that there was some acanthosis or thickening of the skin, and a relatively normal stratum granulosum.

The German researchers also noted that in comparison to sebaceous filaments, microcomedones had smaller sebaceous glands as well as more skin cells in areas of the hair follicle.

Another author notes that the key difference between a sebaceous filament and a blackhead is that the skin cells become “sticky” in a blackhead and agglomerate into a plug.

So what’s the takeaway?

The two are probably best imagined as being on a continuum rather than two separate categories.

Both are mostly caused by the continuous production of sebum and skin cells. Sebaceous filaments are considered a normal build-up in the pores and can lead to blackheads or open comedones.

For someone with dark sebaceous filaments on their nose or chin, knowing that it’s normal or calling them blackheads or sebaceous filaments doesn’t really matter. The goal is to reduce their appearance.

I don’t bother “correcting” people when they describe blackheads on their nose. At the end of the day, as long as both parties understand what is being talked about – it’s fine!

What’s the best way to reduce blackheads or sebaceous filaments?

Both sebaceous filaments and blackheads or open comedones can reform after a certain period of time. The German researchers suggested it was 30 days for sebaceous filaments, but anecdotal evidence suggests it may be much sooner for some people. In the case of blackheads or open comedones, if the obstruction is removed the blackhead should not reform – at least to its previous size.

Consistent removal of the debris from the upper area of a pore will reduce the appearance of both a sebaceous filament and a blackhead.

This can be done through gentle manual exfoliation, chemical exfoliation with acids like glycolic or salicylic, or retinoids (anecdotally from dermatologists I’ve spoken to tazarotene is the most effective). The main thing to keep in mind is that sebum and skin cell production is constant, so consistency is crucial to reduce their appearance. The key is to find a product that you can use frequently enough to reduce their appearance, but doesn’t cause irritation. A very strong acid may reduce or completely eliminate your blackheads or sebaceous filaments, but you may not be able to use the product again before they return.

I’ve personally found that certain surfactants are more effective than others. The two that have given me the best results are disodium laureth sulfosuccinate and decyl glucoside. These tend to perform better at removing lipids from the skin, but are less irritating than sodium lauryl sulfate.

What about nose strips, peel masks, or pore vacuums?

These tools can help remove both blackheads and sebaceous filaments by adhering to the upper layer and then pulling them out of the skin.

There’s some concern that consistent use of nose strips or peeling masks can lead to larger pores and skin damage like vein formation.

However there’s no evidence that this occurs. Pore size is associated with age, chronic UV exposure, sebum output levels, and sex, among other things. In women, pore size can also be influenced by the menstrual cycle.

But just because there’s no evidence doesn’t mean it’s not possible. Perhaps it just hasn’t been studied – on the other hand, perhaps it was studied and there was no result…so the researchers decided not to publish. There is research on tape stripping, which is a method of removing skin layer by layer with tape. After 5 tape strippings there was a very modest increase in water evaporation through the skin which is usually used as a measure of skin barrier function. More apparent and drastic effects took between 20-30 tape strippings. So it seems one use of a nose strip or peeling mask infrequently isn’t likely to cause much of an issue.

If nose strips or peel masks work really well for you, I’d recommend you keep their use to no-more than once a week, and to make sure your skin is in its best condition before using. So I would not recommend using them if you’ve recently introduced an exfoliant or are using retinoids on the skin. Right after desperately scrubbing your skin to reduce blackheads or sebaceous filaments is not a good time to use a pore strip or peel mask.

Pore vacuums are also coming back into popularity, but it’s important to keep in mind that these don’t actually vacuum up blackheads or sebaceous filaments. What they do is apply negative pressure on the skin, and this suction pressure and the additional pressure from sliding it against the sides of the device compresses the pore, expressing its contents. It’s very similar to squeezing your skin.

If you’re not convinced you can watch this Youtube video of water in a vacuum chamber. The water doesn’t get sucked up by the vacuum when it’s turned on.

So blackheads, microcomedones, impactions, sebaceous filaments, follicular filaments, follicular casts – whatever you want to call them…they’re arguably natural features of the skin, and if you’d like to reduce their appearance the treatment options are the same.

#BeautyRecap: March 14th, 2017

Retail

MAC Cosmetics coming to Ulta stores
Glamour.com, TeenVogue.com, Nylon.com

Birkenstocks launching a skincare line featuring cork extract
TeenVogue.com, TheGloss.com

Cetaphil to launch 7 new skincare products in 2017
PRNewswire.com

LAPD investigating theft of 100 000 Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance eyeshadow palettes
TeenVogue.com, Nola.com, SCPR.org, NBCNews.com

Ulta Beauty to open an additional 100 stores
RetailDive.com

Sephora Virtual Artist adds thousands of eyeshadows to its digital try-on collection
PRNewswire.com

Chanel launches Hydra Beauty Micro Creme featuring Camellia micro-droplets
PRNewswire.com

Makeup Revolution dupes all your favourite products, and doesn’t try to hide it
Allure.com

Kat Von D launches Global Artist Collective and new Youtube beauty channel
TeenVogue.com, PRNewswire.com

A preview of the MAC Future Forward collection
Allure.com, Elle.com, TeenVogue.com

The 10 best-selling mascaras at Ulta
Allure.com

elf Cosmetics to live stream from SXSW
WWD.com – Paywall

Swatches of the Too Faced Love Light Highlighter on different skintones
Allure.com

14 Black-owned beauty brands changing the game selected by Glamour
Glamour.com

A preview of the Tarte Make Believe In Yourself Collection
Allure.com

Milk Makeup’s Blur Stick campaign features gender-fluid models
Glamour.com

Dr. Sandra Lee aka Dr. Pimple Popper launches skincare line
TeenVogue.com

A review of the Flo + Theo Activated Charcoal Soap
TeenVogue.com

9 best makeup sponges as selected by Elle
Elle.com

MAC Cosmetics’ Lipglass may be changing its formulation
Allure.com

Tarte launches a new dry shampoo
TeenVogue.com

Vlada Haggerty launches lip line with Smashbox Cosmetics
TeenVogue.com

MAC Cosmetics to launch metallic lipstick collection
Allure.com

Kylie Cosmetics a semi-matte velvet version of its lip kits
Glamour.com

A look at Kylie Cosmetics’ Kylighters
Allure.com

A look at the Chubby Mermaid Carve and Contour Brush from Mermaid Salon
Allure

A look at upcoming products at Sephora
Refinery29.com

Californian develops My Dog Nose It! sunscreen for dog noses
OCRegister.com

A preview of Estee Lauder’s Pure Color Love Lipsticks
Allure.com

A look at the ColourPop Nectar Collection
Allure.com

ColourPop teases pressed powder blushes
Allure.com

Birchbox Beta is testing more customized boxes
WWD.com – Paywall

A look at the Becca Cosmetics Sunchaser Palette
Allure.com

Too Faced teases expansion of Sweet Peach collection with lipsticks and blushes
Allure.com

A look at the Nudestix Nudies All Over Face Color Bronze + Glow
Allure.com

Jeffree Star announces collaboration with Manny MUA
Glamour.com, Allure.com

VMAGIC Feminine Lipstick launches lip balm for the labia
Allure.com

Rituel de Fille announces a black cream highlighter
TeenVogue.com

14 breakthrough beauty products selected by Vogue
Vogue.com

17 Mermaid inspired beauty products selected by Bustle
Bustle.com

A review of the Oars + Alps Power Cleansing Face Stick
GQ.com

A selection of honey beauty products from Allure
Allure.com

Celebrities and Interviews

Gabrielle Union: “I won’t be defined by my hair choices”
Glamour.com

Khoudia Diop: “I want to show girls it’s not bad to be dark”
Glamour.com

Cara Delevingne stars in new Millenial-friendly, super-cool, and hip rap video to promote a mascara
TeenVogue.com

Olympia Le-Tan to collaborate with Lancome Makeup
PRNewswire.com

Vlogger Shalom Bloc opens up about the power of makeup and her scars
Glamour.com

Did Prince Harry get his chest waxed? We don’t know. Here’s an excuse to write about chest waxing
GQ.com

Cargo Cosmetics signs Neon Hitch as face of Fall/Holiday 2017 campaign
PRNewswire.com

An interview with Manny MUA
Glamour.com

A look at Kylie and Kendall Jenner’s acetone and dry ice facial
Allure.com

An interview with Tristan Walker and his plans to change the skincare industry
HuffingtonPost.com

An interview with Peaches Monroee, inventor of “On Fleek”
TeenVogue.com

Tata Harper’s skincare staples
VanityFair.com

“These game-changers are proof that beauty ideals are transforming faster than ever”
Glamour.com, Glamour.com – Video

8 beauty lessons from Jackie Kennedy Onassis
Elle.com

Atreona Willis uses a tomato as makeup applicator
Allure.com

Model Ansley Gulielmi reveals her beauty secrets
WMagazine.com

Asia

A review of the Tonymoly Megatox Ampoule Sheet Mask
Allure.com

Felissimo Nekobu’s latest lip balm is meant to mimic the sensation of kissing a kitten’s nose
Geek.com

A look at the Dr. Jart+ Lover Rubber Masks
Allure.com

Modeling rubber masks are the latest 5+ year old K-Beauty trend you need to try
TheFashionSpot.com

Seoul stocks vault to an almost 2-year high on eased China uncertainties
YonhapNews.co.kr

South Korea struggles to retaliate in missile spat with China
Reuters.com

As leaders argue, South Korea finds China is no longer an easy sell
TodayOnline.com

“Memebox is pissing off its most loyal fans to sell to you”
Racked.com

Self-warming gel cleansers the new Asian beauty trend?
Refinery29.com

Shiseido Americas acquires creative agency JWALK
BusinessWire.com

K-Beauty is clicking with US customers
KoreaHerald.com

Skin Inc receives strategic investment from Spackman Entertainment Group
PRNewswire.com

The best natural South-Korean beauty products selected by New York Magazine
NYMag.com

How Shiseido keeps 100% of its recent moms in a country with a childcare crisis
QZ.com

Grown Alchemist to be carried in Malaysia
Elle.my

A look at the Mask Bar by Peach & Lily inside Barneys
NYPost.com

Many small South Korean cosmetic and clothing manufacturers rely on exporting to China
Arirang.co.kr

China’s booming ‘Sheconomy’ is contributing to rising sales of cosmetics
ChinaDaily.com.cn, XinHuaNet.com

81 companies gear up for beauty convention in Osong, South Korea
KoreaHerald.com

L’Oreal Taiwan owned skincare brands fined with misleading commercials fine
FocusTaiwan.tw

Chinese customers developing a taste for healthy products
Nikkei.com

SK-II launches new Face the Wild | Face the Camera campaign for its Facial Treatment Essence
PRNewswire.com

Malaysia’s cosmetics queen Datuk Vida fined for failing to submit income tax return form
TheMalayMailOnline.com

Market and Trends

The average US woman uses $8 USD worth of products a day
HuffingtonPost.com

Beauty subscriptions are a tough market, but Ipsy is sitting pretty
FastCompany.com

Average British woman spends £70,000 on her appearance in a lifetime
Independent.co.uk

Ulta grows despite the struggle of other brick-and-mortar retailers
BloombergQuint.com

Ulta, elf, and others show that cosmetic market is still strong
TheStreet.com

Outreach

Clothing estimated to contribute 5 times more plastic microbeads to oceans than cosmetics
Heart.co.uk

OK 1st Beauty School bring cosmetology training to prisons
Allure.com

Animal rights activist goes undercover at Montreal animal testing lab
CTVNews.ca

Report finds skin disease among Americans higher than previously reported
Allure.com

La Roche Posay announces 2017 research grant recipients
PRNewswire.com

Kiehl’s partners with Bright Pink to advocate for breast cancer awareness
PRNewswire.com

Urban Decay to donate 100% of proceeds from special edition version of its eyeshadow primer potion
Allure.com

Republican US congressman Jason Smith questions merit of tanning tax
Allure.com

Reminder that there’s a lawsuit against USANA for shareholders
BayStreet.ca

Corporate

Lush wants more clarity on business Post-Brexit
Sky.com

Former CEO of L’Occitane works with CVC Capital Partners to create bid for The Body Shop
TheTimes.co.uk

Nu Skin appoints Mark Lawrence as CFO
PRNewswire.com

Sephora announces latest cohort of Sephora Accelerate
PRNewswire.com

Transcript of the Ulta Q4 2017 earnings call
Yahoo.com

Interesting Reads

“Why beauty matters more than ever”
Glamour.com

“Why grooming habits for men need to be normalized”
TeenVogue.com

“Do pore vacuums really work?” Maybe, but they may be no better than fingers
Elle.com

A look at recent advancements made in the face-lift procedure
Allure.com

The difference between seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff
TeenVogue.com

“The dangerous acne treatment I just can’t quit” It’s resorcinol
Refinery29.com

“Try this meditation trick to prevent wrinkles” Relax your face
Allure.com

“What quitting coffee did for my skin” Not much
TeenVogue.com

Want to help further acne research? These clinical trials are recruiting!

Timolol for the treatment of Acne and Rosacea

Where? Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, United States

What? The researchers want to see how timolol, a medication most commonly used to treat high bood pressure or glaucoma, can affect acne or rosacea

How? Participants will apply timolol to half of their skin for 8 weeks, and then their whole face for 8 weeks

Who? Must have acne or rosacea. Can not be pregnant or bearded, and should not be using acne or rosacea medications

Contact Sabrina Alessi at 410 502 7546

Sebacia Gold-coated Microparticles and Laser Therapy for the treatment of Acne

Where? Sebacia, Inc. in Aalborg, Denmark and Geneva, Switzerland

What? The researchers want to see how well Sebacia Microparticles reduce acne. Sebacia Microparticles are gold plated silica microparticles, they are designed to penetrate the skin and lodge in areas like the sebaceous gland. A laser is then placed on the skin and the laser is selectively absorbed by the Sebacia Microparticles and converted to heat. This heat is thought to reduce the activity of the sebaceous gland

How? Participants will be evaluated every 12 weeks for 36 weeks. It’s unclear how many times the Sebacia Microparticle and laser treatment will be performed

Who? You must not have tattoos in the area with acne, you can not be pregnant. You must be eligible to receive laser treatments, or not had a laser or intense pulsed light treatment recently

Contact Mariann Wittendorff at +45 98 12 52 59 in Denmark and Silvia Ferrari at 4122 807 2777 or silvia@skinpulse.ch in Switzerland

A 4% Minocycline Foam for the treatment of Moderate-to-Severe Acne

Where? Foamix Ltd. in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington, United States

What? FMX-101 is a foam that contains 4% of the antibiotic minocycline

How? Participants will use the FMX-101 foam or a placebo for 12 weeks. After 12 weeks participants can decide to use the FMX-101 foam for an additional 40 weeks

Who? You must have moderate to severe acne, and no more than 2 nodules. You must be willing to only use the supplied cleanser (Cetaphil) and no other acne medications or treatments

Contact TKL Research at 201-587-0500

Effects of Isotretinoin combined with Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation for the treatment of Acne

Where? UCLA in Los Angeles, California, United States

What? The researchers want to see the effects of concurrent use of Isotretinoin and Omega-3 fatty acid supplements. Isotretinoin is an acne drug most commonly known as Accutane.

How? Participants who are taking Isotretinoin will be provided with an Omega-3 fatty acid supplement or placebo, the participants will take the supplements twice a day for 24 weeks

Who? You must be at least 18 and beginning Isotretinoin medication soon, you can not have taken Omega-3 fatty acid supplements in the past, or dyslipidemia, blood thinners, or high blood pressure medication

Contact Gail Thames at 310-825-0453

Olumacostat Glasaretil gel designed to reduce sebum production for the treatment of Acne

Where? Dermira, Inc. in Alabama, Florida, Nevada, Texas, United States

What? Olumacostat Glasaretil is a novel, small molecule in development for the treatment of acne vulgaris that is designed to target sebum production, following topical application

How? Participants will apply the Olumacostat Glasareti gel or a placebo for 12 weeks

Who? You must have moderate to severe acne, but not nodular acne. You must not use other acne medications for at least 2 weeks, and must not have participated in another acne experiment recently. You must not have used birth control for the previous 4 months. You must not have used Isotretinoin (Accutane) in the past year

Contact Beth Zib at 650-421-7210

ELAPR002f and ELAPR002g, a cross-linked tropoelastin filler for treatment of Atrophic (Sunken) Acne Scarring

Where? Elastagen Pty Ltd in London, United Kingdom

What? Tropoelastin are the smaller components that elastin is made from, the treatment injectable is combined with hyaluronic acid. Experiments have shown that after ELAPR002 is injected, it can form into elastin and can integrate into structures of the skin.

How? Participants will receive one round of injections in their scarring of either the ELAPRoo2 filler or a saline placebo. They will then return for assessment after 2 weeks and other times for 24 weeks.

Who? You must have scarring of at least 2 cm atrophic or sunken acne scarring on both sides of the face. You must not have active acne, be pregnant, or participated in a previous clinical trial in the previous month

Contact Dr. Robert Daniels at +61 9209 4054

#BeautyRecap: March 7th, 2017

Retail

“I tried a $3,300 USD set of gold face masks, and this is what happened” She died. JK. Her skin was calmer and she felt fancy
StyleCaster.com

A preview of Dr. Pimple Popper Sandra Lee’s new skincare range
Cosmopolitan.com

Too Faced launches Natural Love Eyeshadow Palette
TeenVogue.com

Swatches of the new Too Faced Melted Matte Shades
Allure.com

A look at the ColourPop Crème Lippie Stix
Allure.com

A look at the Benefit Dandelion Twinkle Highlighter
Allure.com

A look at the Becca Cosmetics Sunchaser Palette
Allure.com

A review of the Lindsay Luxury Aqua Tea-Tree Magic Mask
Allure.com

Target to lower drugstore beauty product prices
Allure.com

La Mer is now available at Sephora
Allure.com

Dior’s latest Hydra Life collection is aimed at younger consumers with a sustainable appeal
LuxuryDaily.com

Storybook Cosmetics teases Bow-and-Arrow makeup brushes
Glamour.com

MAC’s Lollipop Lips trend-attempt doesn’t catch on
Buzzfeed.com, Bustle.com

A review of Clinique’s Fresh Pressed 7 Day System
Elle.com

A review of the Dr. Barbara Sturm Anti-Aging Primer
Allure.com

A look at Dr. Barbara Sturm’s skincare line
Popsugar.co.uk

A look at the upcoming MAC In The Flesh Palette
Allure.com

A look at the NYX Away We Glow Liquid Highlighter
Allure.com

Huda Beauty to launch 3D Highlighter Palette
TeenVogue.com, Glamour.com, Allure.com

A look at Biossance a new skincare line available at Sephora
Allure.com

Becca Cosmetics highlighter shade Prosecco Pop becomes part of permanent collection
Allure.com

Dior launches new Pump ‘N’ Volume mascara with squeezable tube
Allure.com

Smashbox x Vlada Haggerty collaborate on new shades of the Be Legendary Liquid Lip Pigments and Liquid Metals
Allure.com

A look at the Ciaté London Dewy Stix
Allure.com

A look at the Josie Maran Argan Reserve Healthy Skin Concentrate
Allure.com

11 best foundations for oily and acne prone skin as selected by Allure
Allure.com

A look at the Jeffree Star Cosmetics Androgyny Palette
Allure.com, Glamour.com, Elle.com

A look at the Victoria’s Secret Velvet Matte Lip Stain shades
Allure.com

Dermaflage launches glitter-filled syringes
Revelist.com

Your Amazon shipping box may come with a Revlon ad on it
Bloomberg.com

A look at Tarte Cosmetics’ Gleam Team Highlighter
Bustle.com

Cle de Peau Beaute launches 2017 suncare line
DFNIOnline.com

L.A. Girl Cosmetics now available at Ulta stores
Bustle.com

Urban Decay to launch Special Effects Liquid Lip Water-Resistant Topcoats
Refinery29.com, Allure.com

JDO relaunches Finnish beauty brand Lumene
PackagingEurope.com

“From collagen-boosting pills to radiance teas, how supplements are changing our beauty regimes”
Standard.co.uk

A preview of Kat Von D’s Unlock-It Makeup Remover Wipes updated formula
TeenVogue.com, Allure.com

Urban Decay announces launch of Rehab Makeup Prep skincare collection
Glamour.com, Allure.com, TeenVogue.com

A look at Urban Decay’s Naked Skin Highlighting Fluid
Allure.com

Stila launches Holographic Magnificent Metals Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadows
TeenVogue.com, Refinery29.com

Details on Ulta’s Buy-1-Get-1-Free sale on NYX products
TeenVogue.com

Sassy Lips relaunches the flower in lipsticks made popular by Kailijumei
TeenVogue.com

New shades added to the Jouer Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick collection
Allure.com

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner to come in Supermatte shade
Allure.com

Sundial launches Nyakio at Ulta Beauty
PRNewswire.com, WWD.com – Paywall

The best face mists for your skin according to Vogue Editors
Vogue.com

A look at BH Cosmetics’ Backlight & Spotlight Highlighting Palettes
Bustle.com

Galderma announces marketing collaboration with Colorescience
Yahoo.com

Olay uses AI-powered Skin Advisor which provides product recommendations
DigitalTrends.com, ChipChick.com, Bustle.com

Taraji P. Henson x MAC Viva Glam collection launches
BET.com

Charlotte Tilbury launches in Germany at KaDeWe, planning to enter Middle Eastern market soon
WWD.com – Paywall

Strivectin launches new brand, Nia, aimed at millennials
WWD.com – Paywall

Bluemercury trials new natural brands including Indie Lee, One Love Organics, Tracie Martyn, OSEA, Ilia Beauty, and Raw Is Everything
WWD.com – Paywall

A review of the GlamGlow Glowsetter Makeup Setting Spray
Allure.com

Australia’s Lano launches Allover Everywhere Multi-Cream, plans to expand into Ulta, QVC, and across Europe
WWD.com – Paywall

Caudalie opens its first concept spa in New York
WWD.com – Paywall

CURLS haircare launches at CVS stores
PRNewswire.com

Mario Badescu launches Facial Spray with Aloe, Cucumber, and Green Tea
Allure.com

4 spas for facials under $200 in NYC
Allure.com

Dr. Perricone’s newest beauty launch is “hydrogen water” for $3 USD a can
WWD.com – Paywall

Celebrities and Interviews

Centenarians share their beauty secrets
Allure.com

Photo of Covergirl’s James Charles foundation and powder flashback goes viral
Twitter.com

Leonardo DiCaprio flew an eyebrow artist 7 500 miles for the Oscars, while promoting environmentalism
Elle.com

Leonardo DiCaprio’s representatives says eyebrow artist was not part of his Oscars glam squad
SMH.com.au

NikkieTutorials launches initiative to end makeup shaming
TeenVogue.com

Kit Harington (who knows nothing) announced as new face of Dolce Gabbana’s The One fragrance
Elle.com

Jeffree Star accused of putting Nikita Dragun in black face
TeenVogue.com, Seventeen.com

An interview with Casey Holmes about her Smashbox Spotlight Palettes
Allure.com

Vlada Haggerty named as editor-in-chief of Smashbox Cosmetics
LATimes.com, WWD.com – Paywall

An interview with Brandon Truaxe, founder of Deciem
Telegraph.co.uk

An interview with Sophie and Hannah Pycroft, founders of Spectrum Collections
TheSun.co.uk

Emma Watson takes up to three baths a day and conditions her pubes
Elle.com

Bella Hadid reveals first image from the Dior Pump ‘N’ Volume Mascara campaign
Elle.com

Angelina Jolie stars in first campaign video for Guerlain fragrance
Elle.com

CoverGirl’s James Charles issues second apology for Ebola joke
Glamour.com

Jaclyn Hill talks about her upcoming Morphe collaboration, and her eponymous makeup brand slated for 2017
WWD.com – Paywall

8 best highlighters according to celebrity makeup artists
TeenVogue.com

Vlogger Ashley Blue DeFrancesco applies makeup with a tampon, has regrets
TeenVogue.com

Maria Borges becomes the new face of L’Oreal Paris
Ebony.com, USMagazine.com, TeenVogue.com, Elle.com

Taraji P. Henson got Oscar’s ready by dermaplaning at home
Allure.com

Makeup artist Steph Aiello does pro surfer Carissa Moore’s makeup in emotional video
TeenVogue.com

Justin Skye announced as new brand ambassador of Dark and Lovely
Elle.com

Ryan Seacrest and Dr. Lancer collaborate on Polished, a skincare line for men
Forbes.com, WWD.com – Paywall

A look at the products used to prep models backstage at the Isabel Marant fashion show
Allure.com

“Lush co-founder Rowena Bird talks packaging, preservatives, and the power of color”
TreeHugger.com

Flirt Cosmetics and Amber Rose launch ombre lip kits
Refinery29.com

An interview with makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic
Allure.com

An interview with Ole Henrikson about his products and the Danish trend of ‘hygge’
Elle.com.au

Drew Barrymore’s favourite skin-tightening face mask is from Hanacure
Bustle.com

Asia

South Korean beauty and travel stocks tumble after news of Chinese travel bans
Bloomberg.com, Reuters.com, Reuters.com

Japanese beauty and tourism stocks rise
Nikkei.com

Japanese cosmetic giants target millennials through acquisitions
Forbes.com

For many South Koreans, beauty standards represent a cultural struggle
TheVarsity.ca

Laneige skin care products destroyed at Shanghai border due to Staph contamination
ShanghaiDaily.com

An interview with Lee Jin-wook, founder and owner of Dr. Jart+
MoodieDavittReport.com

Soko Glam launches subscription beauty box, the Klog Box
Allure.com

Momohime a Japanese Halal skincare range launches in Malaysia
FreeMalaysiaToday.com

Ulta to begin carrying a K-Beauty collection including: SkinRx Lab, Thank You Farmer, ORG Skincare, CosRX, Botanic Farm and CLE
Allure.com, WWD.com – Paywall

Shiseido woos Chinese women with Elixir, which is made-in-Japan
Nikkei.com

U.K. based drugstore Boots will set foot in South Korea this year in a partnership with E-Mart
KoreaJoongangDaily.com

South Korea closely monitors China’s latest import rule as THAAD tension rises
KoreaHerald.com

South Korean companies brace for impact of THAAD
KoreaHerald.com

Young Chinese consumers driving online sales of imported products
BIV.com

Myanmar’s FDA steps up fight against fake drugs and cosmetics
MMTimes.com

Kao to begin launching brand Sofina IP in Hong Kong and Taiwan
Kao.com

Mamaonde available in Singapore through e-tailer Lazada
TodayOnline.com

Kasumi Arimura, Nini, Lee Si-young, Chiara Ferragni partner with SK-II to launch new global campaign for the Facial Treatment Essence
AdsOfTheWorld.com, WWD.com – Paywall, Elle.com

Another step-by-step guide on how to use splash masks
Coveteur.com

Another how-to-use face essences from Elle UK
ElleUK.com

Priyanka Chopra shows Vogue three DIY skin recipes
Vogue.com, Vogue.com

Nigerian federal government to support snail farming, to help reduce food insecurity
TribuneOnlineEng.com

A look at cruelty-free brands available in the UAE
WhatsOn.ae

Unilever launches vlogging contest in the GCC region
TradeArabia.com

Market and Trends

How L’Oreal SA is researching and designing new hair products for the South African market
Bloomberg.com

A look at how beauty collaborations are helping brands
Refinery29.uk

“Racially inclusive beauty boxes, like Cocotique and OnyxBox, satisfy a long-ignored segment”
Glossy.co

How to do the neon eyeliner trend
TeenVogue.com, Allure.com

Pointilism is now a makeup trend
Refinery29.com

Facebook looks to ramp up ad effectiveness online, in-store with new offerings
WWD.com – Paywall

“Are gym-proof make-up products safe?” Yes, and they’re just rebranded waterproof formulas
Telegraph.co.uk

“Macy’s Bluemercury collaboration is a page out of JC Penney’s Sephora collaboration playbook”
RetailDive.com

“Ulta doesn’t want to be Sephora” Aims to maintain a high and low-end brand mix
Racked.com

Saudi Arabia’s cosmetics market to grow 11% by 2022
Yahoo.com

Ghana to host African Makeup and Beauty Fair
BusinessGhana.com

Outreach

Johnson and Johnson baby powder

One in three Australians report health problems from fragranced consumer products
ScienceDaily.com

J&J wins jury trial in talcum powder and ovarian cancer case
NationalLawJournal.com

1/5 of respondents in Irish survey say they are saving for a cosmetic procedure
TheJournal.ie

AAD: “Slow the signs of ageing with sunscreen”
ScienceDaily.com

Boots to stop selling products with plastic microbeads by the end of 2017
ChemicalWatch.com

Video of woman removing charcoal peel-off face mask goes viral
TeeNVogue.com

Gregg Renfrew: “How the US government can help prevent your makeup from harming you”
Time.com

Garnier, DoSomething.org, and Remi Cruz team up to raise awareness on bathroom recycling
PRNewswire.com, WWD.com – Paywall

US-based survey finds 84% of women did not use sunscreen daily
PRNewswire.com

Crown Laboratories Inc. agrees to stop selling topical drugs for eczema, psoriasis, and acne without US FDA approval
Law360.com

Research finds possible link between hairsprays and the incidence of hypospadias in male babies
Imperial.ac.uk

Lush Australia declines Fair Work Commission’s decision to allow businesses to lower Sunday loading rates for workers
SmartCompany.com.au

Dove announces its Real Beauty Pledge: To not hire models, use people’s full names, and reflect population diversity
PRNewswire.com, WWD.com – Paywall

Dove Men+Care and J.J. Redick call on fans to stand for care this March Madness
PRNewswire.com

UK charity investigated after donating cosmetics to the Labour political party
DailyMail.co.uk

Corporate

Valeant sells CeraVe, AMBI, and AcneFree to L’Oreal to ease debt
Bloomberg.com, PRNewswire.com

Drunk Elephant gets investment from Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine and VMG Partners
Fashionista.com

Revlon swings to loss amid turnaround effort
MarketWatch.com

Hasbro files a trademark application for the scent of Play-Doh
TeenVogue.com

JC Penney to close up to 140 stores
CNN.com

President of Ghana Akufo-Addo appeals to Unilever to return manufacturing to the country
BusinessGhana.com

Nu Skin Enterprises joins the S&P Midcap 400 listing
Benzinga.com

“Why Kraft Heinz’ focus might have been Unilever’s personal care, not food business”
Trefis.com

Information brochure to SCA’s shareholders regarding the proposed distribution of SCA Hygiene AB
PRNewswire.com

Interesting Reads

“Counterfeit beauty products are at an all-time high”
Allure.com

A look at what beauty products luxury air travelers get
DailyMail.co.uk

Former Bulgarian Ambassador to the US Elena Poptodorova resigns after stealing cosmetics from a duty-free airport store
JTA.org

Youtuber Rich Lux takes a local ABC news team dumpster diving for luxury cosmetics
ABC7NY.com, MySunCoast.com

“9 gross beauty habits we need to stop doing in public”
Refinery29.com

Residents of a small English Village keep finding cosmetics in their lawns and hedges
TheSun.co.uk

“How long after you’ve opened your makeup should you toss it?”
Bustle.com

“Burns, scars, and infections: How to avoid getting injured in New Zealand’s beauty salons”
Stuff.co.nz

Unilever’s Lever Brothers Soap Factory in Toronto to reopen as a rentable creative space
NowToronto.com

Protect your skin with broad-spectrum SPF products
VanityFair.com

“A facial scarring story: How one woman found empowerment through her scars”
Allure.com

“What it’s like to try microblading”
Elle.com

Researchers isolate antibiotic producing bacteria from skin, cream made with the bacteria reduced Staph presence by up to 90%
TeenVogue.com

Your smartphone might be giving you neck wrinkles
Elle.com

Breast augmentation and liposuction still the most popular cosmetic procedures in the US
Elle.com

“9 questions you should ask yourself before buying expensive makeup”
TeenVogue.com