#BeautyRecap: September 21st, 2015


Convertible brushes from Sephora and BB Cream for men launch at MakeUp convention in New York

MAC to collaborate with Charlotte Olympia

Kendell Jenner takes the stage of Macy’s to launch Estee Lauder fragrance

Urban Decay and Gwen Stefani collaborate on new makeup line

Michelle Phan’s IPSY raises $100 million USD

Jessica Alba and The Honest Company will launch a hair-care line next year

The Seventies are back, according to Autumn/Winter 2015 fashion shows

Dior will use virtual-reality to take customers back-stage at fashion shows

Self-tanning launches family-owned Rainbow Cosmetics into multi-million dollar value

New launches from The Balm Cosmetics

New launches from Tarte Cosmetics exclusive to QVC

Reader’s Digest releases Trust Brands report. Olay, L’Oreal, and Pantene rank high in the U.S.

Sephora and Pantone launch Color IQ matching service for lipsticks and concealer

Elizabeth Arden opens pop-up shop in Paris, closes at end of the year

Dior opens Beauty Boutique in Las Vegas, plans to open three more in the U.S.

Hermes opens visually immersive parfumerie in NYC’s Brookfield place

Supergoop gets new face, tennis-star Maria Sharapova

Sam McKnight to teach 4 month long online hair course

CPL Aromas and Michelin star chef team up for new fragrance, Boadicea the Victorious

Nivea pulls travel-retail out of Europe

Firefly skin, reflective metallic shimmers, seen at New York Fashion Week

Carmex to launch limited-edition Peanuts lip balms

Alex Box resigns from Illamasqua Cosmetics to pursue own projects

UK’s Face Cosmetic Training begins new 8-point lift technique training course for specialists

Georgia May Jagger is the new international spokesperson of Garnier Fructis

Xyrena launches an official Aaliyah fragrance

Arcade Beauty launches the Beautipod sampling kit in Europe

Hood By Air’s runway makeup look inspired by Youtube/DIY contouring tutorials

Anti-Monkey Butt announces quest to save butts

Lush and The Body Shop top UK poll for best customer service

MAC releases limited availability Jeremy Scott lipstick

MAC releases collaboration with Stephanie Seymour’s sons Harry and Peter Brant

Youtuber Fleur De Force launches makeup line on FeelUnique

Michael Phelps signs on as 800Razors.com spokesperson

DNA testing could help consumers pick better beauty products

Brenntag acquires Turkish cosmetic ingredient manufacturer

Cerave sponsors Team USA swimming

Allurice AIR launches Kickstarter campaign for its airbrush makeup tool

Estee Lauder opens pop-up shop in Boxpark in Shoreditch. Diptyque pop-up shop also opens.

Sally Hansen launches new ManiMatch virtual try-on app

Color.Me from Kevin Murphy gets approval from PETA as cruelty-free

Planet Beauty opens new store in Tapanga Mall in California

The story of Vicky Tsai and Tactcha cosmetics, a “geisha” inspired beauty line

Pricefox launches in Canada, which allows consumers to find products on nearby shelves

Industry responds to passing of KMS California’s founder

& Other Stories brings makeup line to the U.S.

L’Oreal crowdsources red carpet beauty coverage for the Emmys

Saudia Group opens first Kenz Hypermarket in Ajman

Paypal wins Macy’s contract to provide in-store transactions services

Albea launches new eyebrow and eyelash packaging

Rahua hair care launches online store

Nu Skin to launch in Chile

India’s Vanesa Care launches Superman licensed deodorants


AmorePacific reaches #28 on Forbe’s Most Innovative list

Two newly identified Thai protein-rich snails could be used in cosmetics, however the species may act as health indicators for Kra Island where they were discovered

Korean ‘aegyo sal’ and Japanese ‘byojaku’ look come to the West

Lee Min-Ho wins court case after cosmetic companies used his image for promotional material without his permission

Japanese cosmetics manufacturer Pola Orbis Holdings grows 5% thanks to luxury holdings including BA and Jurlique

Number of cosmetic surgery clinics in Malaysia increase 7-fold as demand increase

Amway opens $25 million USD manufacturing plant in Vietnam

Doctors calling for more regulation to help shutdown illegal and unlicensed cosmetic surgery clinics across China

Germany’s Metro launches online in China on Tmall platform

Unilever teams up with mobile marketer Brandtone to drive sales in India, China, Indonesia and the US

South Korea’s plastic surgery industry grows to $5 billion USD, foreign visitors account for under $500 million

Korean Botulinum injectable company looking to expand into the Philippines


EU Commission seeks scientific input on nano titanium dioxide safety

New York counties moving towards microbead ban

8 trillion plastic microbeads are entering waterways daily in U.S. alone

Microbeads adsorbing pollutants once in oceans

Lush joins with H&M and the Humane Society International to call for animal-testing ban

Julia Roberts posts makeup free selfie and Beyonce quotes to raise self-esteem

P&G announces initiative to cut green house emissions by 30% by 2020

India considers reclassifying vitamins as drugs if they make health claims

Obama nominates Robert Califf as US FDA’s new commissioner

Trash-Free Maryland finds microbead plastic waste in samples across Chesapeake Bay

Shiseido launches awareness campaign and product line Les DIVAS to raise health, hygiene and nutrition standards in rural Bangledesh

Estee Lauder brands and the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign team up with Pink Ribbon products

Redken and Essie team up to raise over $16 000 USD at the Trim Hunger-Cut-A-Thon

Tainted cosmetics discovered in Brunei

Dangerous counterfeit cosmetics seized in Tanzania

Sustainability labels from Food, like Fairtrade and Vegan, are crossing over in to Cosmetics


Dollar Shave Club comissions Harris Poll on male grooming market. Price is king

French beauty brands considering Iranian market

Lab made customized personal skin care products expected to be next big trend

French luxury cosmetics market returns to positive growth, serum and oil sales could be responsible

Millennials more likely to change purchasing habits due to poor reviews or unsafe ingredients, and other insights from DataMonitor

Increasing demand for natural antioxidants driving antioxidant market in North America

Color cosmetics market to grow by %5.7 between 2015 to 2020, projected to reach $77.7 billion USD.

Beauty and health sales account for 10% of Brazil’s ecommerce sales

76% of respondents in French survey want toxicity labeling on cosmetics, 70% of respondents find labelling on cosmetics lacking, almost 50% want a ban on parabens

Euromonitor releases Evolving Habits in Global Beauty report

Natural and Organic personal care market expected to grow globally. 70% of current products use natural or organic ingredients.

Worldwide prescription dermatological drug market reaches $21.5 billion USD in 2015

Raw cosmetic ingredient, Capric Acid, market reached $1.21 billion in 2014

Slow-made cosmetics gaining popularity in France

New software to offer easy to use solution to navigate European cosmetics regulations

Ammonium lauryl sulphate expected to see strong growth into 2021


Avon is facing another SEC probe

Unilever expands Vaseline factory in Kenya

Target acquires Sonia Kashuk

L’Oreal USA and Tubemogul partner to optimize U.S. video advertising

World’s largest fragrance manufacturing facility opens in Turkey

Case Mason announces distribution partnership with large beauty subscription company

Johnson and Johnson will hold third-quarter sales call for investors

NuSkin announces new global sales leadership

Ulta brings on Paperchase Products chariman on to its board

Ashland acquires Zeta Fraction biofunctional extraction technology from AzkoNobel

ColorOn Professional acquired by Pretty Girl Cosmetics


Banning microbeads is easiest and best step to protect waterways, wildlife, and resources

Triclosan antibacterial soap found to be no more effective than regular soap in real life use conditions

Beiersdorf researchers complete 4 year study on how skin cells protect themselves from damage

BASF and university researchers develop microfluidic nebulizing technique that could increase topical pharmaceutical (and eventually cosmetic) bioavailability

Silab launches Nerenyl, a hydrating active from West African tree

Oriflame study identifies most important aspects of visible ageing in Russian population

New anti-ageing ingredient Acetyl Aspartic Acid assessed as safe according to Eu Cosmetics regulations

DNA EGF Renewal sponsored study finds improvement in atrophic acne scars with topical synthetic EGF serum

Could CEOs who are more driven to risk lead their companies to more product recalls?

Interesting Reads

Understanding the rise of manufacturing in India

The Hidden Costs of Makeup: Taxed if you wear it, taxed if you don’t

73 Questions with Lupita Nyong’o

Makeup for the Selfie Generation (h/t /u/howlermouse)

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