#BeautyRecap: October 19th, 2015



Kid Licks launches edible nail polish | Refinery29.com

Beauty balm with Viking roots set to become household name again | TheGuardian.com

New color brand Winky Lux launches online, targets Millennials | WWD (Paywall)

Carmex revives discontinued mint flavored lip balm | DrugstoreNews.com

Birchbox launches its own beauty brand | PowerRetail.com.au

Panasonic launches interactive mirror in Dubai | KhaleejTimes.com

Experiments that work: How top beauty brand Algenist came to be | TodayOnline.com



Mary Kay campaign against abusive relationships finds many do not recognize the signs | PrNewsWire.com

Johnson & Johnson turns purple for Spirit Day | JnJ.com

Avène launches campaign fighting violence against women | MagicOnline.com, PubblicitaItalia.it (Italian)

Osaka entrepreneur’s improved coconut oil lifts Filipino fortunes | JapanTimes.co.jp

AAK’s sustainable shea sourcing programme in West Africa has grown to 86,000 local women | WorldPressOnline.org

Sustainability and Regulation


First animal-free screening platform developed for testing kidney toxicity of new drugs, cosmetics | Inquisitr.com

Duke-EWG study finds toxic nail polish chemical in women’s bodies | MotherJones.com

Air pollutants (phthalates) are entering our bodies through our skin, study finds | ScienceAlert.com

Parabens and their byproducts found in dolphins and other marine mammals | EurekaAlert.org

ISO 16128 and natural and organic cosmetics: An end or addition to label confusion? | Natrue.org

Proctor and Gamble to run its factories with wind power | NYTimes.com

Michigan legislators calls for microbead ban, environmentalists say it’s not enough | PetoskeyNews.com

US Senator warns against Chinese made Halloween makeup | TheTimesGazette.com

Personal Care Industry Groups show support for the Transpacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) | PersonalCareCouncil.org

L’Oreal USA signs American Business Act on Climate Pledge | PRNewsWire.com

Unilever signs American Business Act on Climate Pledge | MarketWatch.com

Ingredients, Patents, and Research


L’Oreal patents smoother applying mascara | FreePatentsOnline.com

Adhesive biogels studied for sustained active ingredient release | Wiley.com

Finnish beauty patch uses sugar and air to generate electricity, making cosmetics more effective – according to their research | VTTResearch.com, ScienceDaily.com

Earthoil launches organic, fair trade ethanol EarthOil.com

Pilot study finds age-related increase in pigmentation for Caucasian women | Pubmed.gov



Coco Rocha selected as new face of VDL cosmetics | BusinessKorea.co.kr

Kose’s Decorte brand to be launched at Saks Fifth Avenue, Kate Moss as ambassador | BusinessWire.com

Lady Gaga featured in Japanese Shiseido commercial | Youtube.com

Finding beauty in snail mucus, camel milk, and starfish extract | Bloomberg.com

Korean hair dresser breaks female job stereotype, plans to franchise his salon | KoreaTimes.co.kr

Hermo, One Of Southeast Asia’s Top Beauty Sites, Lands $2 million in funding TechCrunch.com

K-beauty startup Althea raises seed funding from 500 Startups | TechinAsia.com

Singapore’s Vanitee secures undisclosed funding from Japan’s @Cosme | e27.co



Beauty consumer survey finds 85% would trust a review by a YouTuber over any other method | BuzzMyVideo.com

US survey finds teens are shifting from big brands to independent beauty companies PiperJaffray.com

Skin lightening products still popular in Ivory Coast despite ban. Korean trend of snail mucus featured in advertising | WashingtonTimes.com

Iran consumes 30% of Middle Eastern beauty imports | TopNews.az

Michelle Phan makes Forbes Top Youtube Earners list |  Yahoo.com

Korean beauty brands see success in Vancouver | VancouverSun.com

Why is L’Oreal increasing its focus on India?| Trefis.com

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