#BeautyRecap: July 6th, 2016

Retail

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Birchbox announces another round of staff cuts, 12% this time. Previous 15% staff cut was “not enough”
Bloomberg.com

Kylie Cosmetics receives an F from the Better Business Bureau, no longer accredited by the organization
BBB.org, Mic.com

Marvel Comics teams up with Magic Shave on on a comic featuring Luke Cage, about shaving
Softsheen-Carson.com

Snapchat filters a success for Urban Decay and Benefit Cosmetics
WWD.com

Urban Decay launches app to let you digitally try on its new Vice Lipstick collection
GoodHouseKeeping.com

Hired L’Oreal bloggers hiding sponsorship relationship online, in violation of FTC advertising rules
TheFashionLaw.com

Fashion and beauty brands are benefitting from being in Kim Kardashian’s game app
Fashionista.com

First Black beauty and fashion awards in the UK now open to public voting
BBFAwards.com

Colourpop to begin shipping internationally
Bustle.com

Dallas Fort Worth airport opens 3 new beauty retailers; Jo Malone, MAC Cosmetics, and Aveda
CultureMap.com

Tanya Burr’s beauty line launches new nail polishes, lip products, and eyeshadows
WeTheUnicorns.com

L’Oreal introduces new line of products under the ‘Skin Expert’ platform
WWD.com – Paywall

Volition Beauty lets you create your own beauty products on a Kickstarter like platform
Refinery29.com

Pakistani beauty product prices surge as new tax comes into play
DailyTimes.com.pk

Soon to launch website Tress Free will help connect people of colour with hair stylists
SWNS.com

Jessica Alba promotes ‘The Honest Company’ on press trip to Toronto
BTToronto.ca

Paris Hilton launches her 20th perfume to great fan fare and global celebration
PRNewswire.com

Lime Crime launches Superfoil wet and dry eyeshadows
PRNewswire.com

Asia

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Shiseido and Dolce & Gabbana sign $440 million USD global beauty licensing agreement, after refusing to be part of P&G-COTY merger
MoodieDavittReport.com

L’Oreal launches ‘Ultra Doux’ hair care line in China, which looks a lot like L’Oreal Garnier’s Natural Blends products
ChinaRetailNews.com

Online Chinese retailer JD.com says Brexit could be good for imports of UK goods
Reuters.com

An interview with Roxan Daver of Shiseido’s Cle De Peau
MoodieDavittReport.com

Hong Kong retail slump continues for 15th month, tourist traffic still down
Reuters.com

The Asian Beauty trend may mean a broadening of Western beauty standards
JSTOR.org

Indonesian minister pitches his country as the perfect place for cosmetic firms to set up, due to labour and “rich natural resources”
PRNewswire.co.uk

Shiseido launches kissing app to promote new Rouge Rouge Lipstick line
WWD.com

KOSE’s Sekkisei line to launch into US travel retail in partnership with DFS Group
BusinessWire.com

@Cosme’s best of the first half of 2016 beauty products as rated by customers
Cosme.net

Glow Recipe founders aim to educate US consumers on K-Beauty
KoreaJoongangDaily.com

An interview with the founder of Beautee Collagen
KoreaTimes.co.kr

UEM Sunrise sells land in Malaysia to AmorePacific for development of research center and manufacturing facility
TheStar.com.my

Unilever Japan’s haircare brand CLEAR launches campaign targeting people that work with headgear
PRNewswire.com

COSMAX partners with Texas’ Nerium to expand production capability and global reach
KoreaHerald.com

Sustainability and Outreach

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L’Oreal revitalizes now carbon neutral manufacturing plant in Settimo Torinese, Italy.
Amica.it

L’Oreal Australia and TerraCycle team up to launch free recycling program for used cosmetic packaging
HuffingtonPost.com.au

“Breaking down Canada’s move to ban plastic microbeads”
TheGlobeandMail.com

“Unilever will need to respect locality if its diversity crusade is to rise above benevolent rhetoric”
TheDrum.com

Dove launches campaign, #MyBeautyMySay, “A woman’s beauty should never be used against her.”
PRNewswire.com

Arbonne eye liners recalled after possible bacterial contamination found
CTVNews.ca

ColourPop launches super unique, never before seen, mottled “tie-dye” highlighters
TeenVogue.com

Unilever plans to hire 5 million women in bid for gender-balance by 2020
WomensAgenda.com

Market and Trends

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Beauty outperforms in brick-and-mortar stores, insulated from Amazon and other online retailers
NREIOnline.com

Supergoop advocates for disclosure of clinical trials substantiating SPF claims
WWD.com – Paywall

Global survey performed by Allergan find women seeking cosmetic procedures seek more confidence, and to reduce sagging
PRNewswire.co.uk

AAS bans advertisement featuring blogger Sarah Ashcroft’s breast augmentation, as it targets young people
TheGuardian.com, Advertisement

Corporate

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Unilever considering opening a manufacturing facility in Colombia
FinanceColombia.com

L’Oreal to open research and development facility in UFRJ Technology Park in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Reuters.com

Beiersdorf, makers of Nivea and others, under pressure from investors to grow – new acquisition likely
Handelsblatt.com

SC Johnson acquires New York manufacturer, Babyganics
PRNewswire.com

Research and Technology

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Researchers uncover the mechanism behind the formation of melanin
ScienceDaily.com

US FDA seeks more data on over-the-counter hand sanitizers that use ethanol, isopropyl alcohol, and benzalkonium chloride
Reuters.com

US Army research uses thermal-imaging to overcome facial recognition challenges when people wear camouflaging makeup
Businesswire.com

Ohio State University research develop coating that allows you to get all of the cleanser out of a bottle more easily
OSU.edu, Demonstration

Interesting Reads

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“The changing face of American beauty”
Vogue.com

“People of color are asking why they’re not represented in Milk Makeup’s new line of skin tints.”
Yahoo.com

Unregistered practitioner in NSW, Australia put clients at risk of blood-borne viruses
SMH.com.au

“Here’s how 6 beauty apps stack up against each other”
Fashionista.com

A feature on Michelle Phan’s ipsy Open Studios, which is molding future beauty bloggers
PCMag.com

People on Instagram thought the 2016 Rio Olympics medals were highlighters
TeenVogue.com

Plastic surgeon Dr. Tavakoli snapchats his patients procedures (with their consent)
SMH.com.au

“8 bad-ass beauty tips with learned from RuPaul’s Drag Race”
TeenVogue.com

Buffalo, NY judge halts removal of cosmetic surgery rider from teachers’ health plan
WHEC.com

UK man used Chinese foot-binding technique to shrink his feet from size 10 to 6
ManchesterEveningnews.co.uk

Beauty shop opened in UK prison for transgendered prisoners
Mirror.co.uk

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