#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

Hourglass launches stainless steel reusable mascara wand
Vogue.com

Liesl Laurie wins $100 000 contract to represent Xtreme Lashes in South Africa
Zalebs.com

Tom Daley becomes Superdrug’s male grooming spokeperson
Attitude.co.uk

Urban Decay teases Vice lipstick palette
Refinery29.com

Kat Von D, former friend of Jeffree Star, launches limited-edition charity lipsticks
Allure.com

Wish app used to sell fake Jeffree Star products
Seventeen.com

Like, actually, Kylie Jenner did invite Caitlyn, Rob, and Blac Chyna to her party
PerezHiltonc.om

Simply Venom, two anesthesiologists launch skincare brand
WWD.com

Unilever Ghana relaunches reformulated Geisha soap with honey
MyJoyOnline.com

Bitch Slap cosmetics launch highlighter pans with penis imprint
Metro.co.uk

Market

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How bloggers influence sales (with sales numbers!)
WWD.com

How some brands use social media feedback to improve their products
WWD.com

US beauty buyers are getting younger
Warc.com

Iran’s beauty market set to grow, thanks to better relations with the West
Euromonitor.com

New Zealanders increase online shopping due to exchange rate following Brexit
BNZ.co.nz

Mintel expects lipstick sales to jump 12% in the UK
Mintel.com

Niche brands are boosting the beauty industry in the UK
EuroMonitor.com

US Consumer spending rose 0.4% in June, 2016
Bloomberg.com

Asia

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AmorePacific’s Laneige launches customizable lipsticks
KoreaHerald.com

TonyMoly’s Q2 operating profits increase 1078%
KoreaHerald.com

Amazon launches a Chinese language Japanese portal
Bloomberg.com

South Korea fears trade hit from China over missile defense system
Bloomberg.com

Despite rising tensions between South Korea and China, beauty brands still seen as a good investment
Reuters.com

LG Household & Health Care launches Sirius, a pet care brand
Pulsenews.co.kr

An interview with Shiseido CEO Masahiko Uotani
BusinessTimes.com.sg

South Korea proposes limit of 50 cosmetic and perfume items for travel retail
MoodieDavittReport.com

Proposed duty-free limits in South Korea may have caused cosmetic company shares to drop
GlobalCosmeticsNews.com

History of Whoo and Hera raise their duty-free prices
YonhapNews.co.kr

Cosmetic company fines Kim Min Hee for a rumoured relationship with married director
Soompi.com

AmorePacific Malaysia expects new brand Mamonde to contribute 20% of its future revenue
Marketing-Interactive.com

The rise of indie beauty labels in Indonesia
Yahoo.com

Industry

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Private equity firm Tengram Capital acquires majority stake in Algenist
WWD.com

Birchbox raises $15 million USD from private investors
InternetRetailer.com

L’Oreal and Founders Factory commit to co-create two new companies a year
IndiaTimes.com

Walmart to acquire Jet.com for $3.3 billion USD
WSJ.com

Avon reports Q2 results: Revenue down 8% to $1.4 billion USD
PRNewswire.com

Markwins Beauty Brands makes changes to leadership at Physician’s Formula, Bonne Bell, and Lip Smacker
DrugstoreNews.com

P&G’s net beauty sales drop 3%
WWD.com

NuFACE appoints new president and SVP of global retail
PRNewswire.com

Coty partners with ad agency BETC for Rimmel and Bourjois brands
WWD.com

Judge approves Nu Skin settlement after Chinese government conducts investigation
NaturalProductsInsider.com

Former employee, Frédéric Desnard sues Interparfums over “boring” job
TheGuardian.com

BeautyCounter and NUDE Skincare iron out wrinkles in merger, with Bono as investor
Forbes.com

Outreach

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Blood Mica: Deaths of child labourers in mica mines covered up to keep industry alive
Trust.org

Indian state plans to legalise mica mines to reduce child labour deaths
Trust.org

Indian officials order investigations after exposé into cover-up of child deaths in mica mines
Trust.org

Sevani Botanicals receives US FDA letter due to drug-like claims
FDA.gov

Venezuela renames Kimberly-Clark factory to “Cacique Maracay Productive Plant” after take-over
Reuters.com

Sage Products issues recall of Comfort Shield Barrier Cream Cloths due to microbial contamination
PRNewswire.com

Kiehl’s to participate in 7th Annual LifeRide for amfAR
PRNewswire.com

European Commission allows use of nano titanium dioxide as sunscreen
NatLawReview.com

Brazil struggles with illegal hair straightening treatments which contain formaldehyde
CosmeticsBusiness.com

European Commission bans use of methylisothiazolinone in leave-on products
ChemicalWatch.com

Research

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Orion Genomics can help identify which palm oil tree will produce the most oil
BBC.com

Researchers use fungus to create gold nanoparticles, which are often added to cosmetics for luxury marketing
Nature.com

Kiverdi plans to turn CO2 into a palm oil alternative
FastCoExist.com

SynShark uses tobacco to produce shark squalene alternative
Greensboro.com

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery study finds sleeping on your side or face could lead to wrinkles
Surgery.org

Interesting Reads

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Horse eyeshadow and mascara use on the rise
Telegraph.co.uk

Bad natural hair tutorial on The Today Show goes viral
Refinery29.com

The story behind the bad natural hair tutorial on The Today Show
NYMag.com

“America’s hygiene obsession is expensive and unhealthy”
Thrillist.com

How beauty boxes changed the way we shop
Fashionista.com

Is social media making the beauty industry more inclusive?
Allure.com

An interview with Troy Surratt, creator of Surratt Beauty
Racked.com

An interview with Huda Kattan, creator of Huda Beauty
Lifestyle.one

An interview with Gabriel De Santino, founder of Gabriel Cosmetics
Forbes.com

Woman’s niece eats her Too Faced Chocolate Bar eyeshadow palette
Glamour.com

How the Czech Republic became a leader in cannabis topicals
Leafly.com

An interview with facialists Joanna Vargas, Kristina Holey and Georgia Louise
WSJ.com

Regional beauty trends in the UK
Refinery29.uk

“Does darker skin really need its own skincare?”
TheGuardian.com

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