#BeautyRecap: April 26th, 2016

Retail

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Lancaster launches Sun Timer app to help people monitor their UV exposure
Apple.com

AC Milan performs a haka to promote skin care products
Vice.com

L’Oreal and Youtube partner to launch a vlogging school, BeautyTube
Cosmopolitan.com

Star of E’s ‘Botched’ launches line at Macy’s
WWD.com

Collagen infused gin claims to be anti-ageing
Telegraph.co.uk

Aesop opens pop-in shop at Vancouver’s Nordstrom
Straight.com

Johnson and Johnson to relaunch baby brand after talc lawsuit
FT.com

Gallinee launches probiotic based skin care
Vogue.co.uk

Olaplex, hair protecting and repairing treatment, to target perms next
Refinery29.com

Market and Trends

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Celebrity perfume sales drop
CNN.com

Over 400 perfumeries closed in Italy over the past 4-5 years
WWD.com – Paywall

Despite lifting of sanctions, cultural barriers still exist for international brands looking to expand into Iran
Reuters.com

Asia

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France is the top importer of South Korean cosmetics in the EU
KBS.co.kr

What luxury brands can learn from beauty brands on engaging customers on WeChat
JingDaily.com

Kiko Milano Cosmetics opens in Hong Kong
ButterBoom.com

Waitrose strikes deal to sell products on Alibaba’s TMall
ThisIsMoney.co.uk

Estee Lauder Exec, “Korean wave shows no signs of slowing down.”
LuxuryDaily.com

Soon Joong-Ki has offers to do commercials in China that could yield him $60 billion won
Yibada.com

R&D and new products add an edge to Kose’s global push
TheWorldFolio.com

Shiseido pushes ahead with travel retail division changes
TRBusiness.com

AESEAN delegates head to South Korea to study cosmetics industry growth
KBS.co.kr

Squamish, BC entrepreneur eyes China’s cosmetics market
OttawaCitizen.com

Japan’s Kanebo Cosmetics eyes Southeast Asia push, China expansion
Nikkei.com

Sulwhasoo: The cult of skincare
Star2.com

Cosmax aims to become leader in U.S. ODM market
PulseNews.co.kr

Research and Regulation

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Unilever creates campaign to promote recycling of cosmetic and personal care packaging
SustainableBrands.com

US FDA seeks public opinion ahead of International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation meeting
ChemicalWatch.com

Study examines suscreens remanance on the skin
Wiley.com

Oriflame premises in Russian receive unnanounced inspection from Russian authorities
BusinessWire.com

Corporate

Allergan acquires rights to topical eyebag treatment
PRNewswire.com

Speculation begins on who will succeed current L’Oreal CEO, Jean-Paul Agon
Bloomberg.com

COTY to disclose more information regarding P&G merger in May after SEC request
Cincinnati.com

BeautyKind’s IPO proposal is approved
CrowdfundInsider.com

Yoox Net-a-Porter sells stake to Alabbar
NYTimes.com

L’Oreal releases 2015 annual reports
LOreal-Finance.com

Chicago’s old H2O+ headquarters may be turned into residential zone
Curbed.com

Nordstrom to cut 400 jobs
CNN.com

Freight company acquires old Bonne Bell factory premises
CrainsCleveland.com

ILLUME acquired by Regent Holding Company
PRNewsWire.com

Interesting Reads

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MAC ‘Vibe Tribe’ collection under fire due to cultural appropriation claims
HuffingtonPost.com

Man who suffered chemical burns during eyelash tinting procedure before his wedding, sues
NYDailyNews.com

Are French pharmacies coming to the US? No.
Refinery29.com

A collection of photographs of tribal makeup

DailyMail.co.uk

I stopped putting toxic chemicals on my skin, here’s what happened. Pretty much nothing.
TheCoveteur.com

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