#BeautyRecap: May 31st, 2016

Retail

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GlossyBox to protect its social brand by asking angry customers to unsubscribe if they are unhappy
TheDrum.com

Victoria’s Secret to stop selling swimwear and shoes to save on costs, however will still sell makeup
BusinessInsider.com

How is Kendall Jenner doing as the face of the Estee Edit collection?
WWD.com

MGC Pharmaceutical gets approval from Health Canada to begin selling its cannabis based products
FinFeed.com

Sephora launches new online tool for curly-haired people to find products
Allure.com

Spain’s El Corte Ingles to begin stocking Sephora’s products
KamCity.com

Becca x Jaclyn Hill highlighter collaboration brings in $3.5 million USD in 5 hours
WWD.com – Paywall

Bella Hadid becomes the newest Dior make up ambassador
TeenVogue.com

MAC cosmetics launches a new line of “mood changing” lip balms
TeenVogue.com

Shopping dates announced for Tarte x Grav3yardgirl palette
Bustle.com

Colourpop, Spatzlabs and Seed Beauty clarifies its relationship with Kylie Cosmetics
Refinery29.com

Colourpop shows how it makes its lipsticks and eyeshadows
Refinery29.com, Refinery29.com

Brant Brothers launch their line of unisex makeup products with MAC Cosmetics
TheFrisky.com

MAC Cosmetics to open a new flagship store in Montreal, Canada
MTLBlog.com

Benefit to launch a 45 product eyebrow make up collection
WWD.com

The Body Shop launches a Ramadan and Eid themed collection
Suaramerdeka.com

A preview of Kylie Cosmetics’ next blue-black metallic lip colour
Bustle.com

L’Oreal targeting Africa’s middle class as its next area of growth
LOreal.com

Asia

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Estee Lauder pushing into smaller cities in China
China.org.cn

Langkawi to turn itself into a “cosmetic island”, encouraging cosmetic brands to set up factories and research facilities in the Malaysian islands
TheMalayMailOnline.com

China’s Uniasia Holdings purchases Australian make up brand, MOR Cosmetics
SMH.com.au

P&G and Alibaba launch a new virtual reality boyfriend or girlfriend to help you shop for products
Creativity-Online.com

A look at how AmorePacific is expanding globally
KoreaJoongangDaily.com

Qiaobi issue statement regarding its laundry detergent ad, which many people are calling racist
Mashable.com, TheGlobeandMail.com

Accoje to launch new cosmetic brands on the back of product placement in K-Drama “Happy Home”
BusinessWire.com

North Korea has a trade fair displaying cosmetics and beauty products
NKNews.org

Concern that too much of South Korea’s duty-free shopping is reliant on Chinese shoppers. Almost 70% of all duty-free sales in South Korea are of cosmetics
Koreatimes.co.kr, YonhapNews.co.kr

Li & Fung hosts “Creative Day” showcase attended by brands like Coty, LVMH, and L’Oreal
LiFung.com

AmorePacific and LG Household & Health mull decision to remove two antimicrobial ingredients linked to humidifier deaths
KoreaHerald.com

Regulation and Outreach

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Kristen Bell and Neutrogena want you to have “the talk” with your kids, about sunscreen
PRNewswire.com

Counterfeit beauty products are on the rise according to the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency
WWD.com

The 10th meeting of the International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation to be held in July in New York
ChemicalWatch.com

Report highlights the lack of product testing done by Health Canada on cosmetics and other beauty products
CTVNews.ca

Dr. Bronner’s promotes “Fair Pay” movement with new labelling on its soaps
PRNewswire.com

Animal testing ban passes committee in Taiwan and moves towards parliament
HSI.org

India to enact anti-dumping duty on coumarin
IndiaTimes.com

Market and Trends

“No” and “Free from” labels still sell products
WSJ.com

Henkel’s US launch of hair colour brand Schwarzkopf rated as best launch in beauty by data agency
Henkel.com

Hair weaves a big market in central Arkansas
KATV.com

Research and Technology

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Research could turn microalgae into cosmetic and pharmaceutical ingredient manufacturers
Science.ku.dk

Which? UK issues statement saying that “once-a-day” UV protection products are not adequate
Which.co.uk

Synthetic polypeptides based on squid ring teeth may find their way into cosmetics
PSU.edu

L’Oreal to open new research facility in Johannesburg, South Africa
LOreal.com

Corporate

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Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway sells entire $4 billion USD stake in Proctor & Gamble
Fool.com

Britta Fleck announced as managing director of Glossy Box in North America
PRNewswire.com

Navallier Associates buys $22.7 million USD stake in Ulta
TheMarketDigest.org

Ulta announces Q1 financial results, sales up 23.7%
Businesswire.com

Godrej Consumer Products acquires Strength of Nature Global
PEHub.com

Estee Lauder details its 3 year restructuring plan
BusinessWire.com

Interesting Reads

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Does pot do anything when you put it on your skin?
Vice.com

Modelling agencies accused of colluding on prices
TheAustralian.com.au

Story of autistic man being sold $1100 CAD worth of beauty products goes viral
NiagaraThisWeek.com

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