#BeautyRecap: January 19th, 2016



Class-action lawsuit claims EOS lip balm can cause damage to skin

Can EOS lip balm really cause severe skin reactions

Ardell and YouCam app team up to allow customers to try on virtual false eyelashes

French brand Embryolisse to be carried by Target

More items from the Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani collaboration will be available by the end of the month
OC Register

Kismet launches ‘Lovely Illuminator’ a subtle illuminating cream
The Gloss

UK customers can get free gifts from Starbucks and Benefit in collaborative campaign #BestFriends
The Drum

Walgreens CFO announces they will be bringing more Boots No. 7 and Soap and Glory products to their US stores

Nivea transfers a hug miles away with a nanotech infused fiber, as part of its ‘Second Skin Project’
Creativity Online

AXE body spray revamps its branding image, and asks guys to “find your magic”
PR Newswire

H&M launches ‘Conscious’ beauty line with organic ingredients and recyclable packaging
Cosmoplitan UK

RMS Beauty Master Mixer is designed to be mixed with your other makeup

Fiona Stiles launches new makeup collection at Ulta
Glamour, Hollywood Reporter

Nugg expands skincare line with new mask for face, eyes, and lip. Available at Target
WWD – Paywall

Ariana Grande stars in the new MAC Viva Glam campaign

Shay Mitchell becomes brand ambassador of Biore’s new baking soda skincare line

‘Coronation Street’ actor Michelle Keegan becomes Revlon’s newest mascara spokesperson
DailyMail UK

Max Factor taps Candice Swanepoel to launch Marilyn Monroe inspired lipsticks
DailyMail UK

Stila launches new Spring 2016 collection ‘The Impressionist’

DollarShaveClub.com launches new men’s skincare line ‘Big Cloud’
WWD – Paywall

Becca Cosmetics launches new line of bright, under-eye correcting concealers
Refinery 29

Guerlain creates new line of makeup and nail polish, ‘La Petite Robe Noire’, available February in Europe
Premium Beauty News

Yves Rocher’s Riche Creme becomes 8 product line
Premium Beauty News

Essie launches exclusive red nail polish, exclusively sold at Hotel Costes in Paris
WWD – Paywall

Ulta becomes exclusive carrier of Skinfix’s Healthy Skin Face Collection line in the US
WWD – Paywall

DS Laboratories expands globally with JD.com, VIP.com, and Costco.com
Globe Newswire

Schwarzkopf becomes new sponsor of Eurovision 2016 Song Contest

The International Dermal Institute and Dermalogica open new education center
American Spa

Jaclyn Hill and Becca Cosmetics collaboration “Champagne Pop” highlighter is now a permanent item

Besame, a vintage inspired makeup collection, has Lady Gaga’s make-up artists buzzing

LISA, “the Uber for beauty”, launches in Chicago
Built in Chicago

Drunk Elephant to launch new hydration gel and night cream

Demi Lovato launches ‘Lovatics’ line of cosmetics with NYC New York Color
US Magazine

Nadkin, moist towelettes for male undercarriage, launches in the US

EcoTools launches new products in 2016, including new brushes and a brush cleaning shampoo and tool
PR Newswire

Emma Cosmetics, which creates kits with makeup-artist tutorials on the packaging, launches at Macy’s
WWD – Paywall

Oxford Biolabs launches copper based hair supplement, Melaniq, purported to restore or slow down hair greying
Oxbio Labs

LipKitbyKylie by Kylie Jenner back-ordered, fans take to Twitter to complain

More luxury retailers like Sephora, Lululemon, and Muji coming to Australia as influx of Chinese tourists set to increase
Courier Mail AU



The LINE x Missha collaboration hits stores

New skincare launches from Missha, illi, Touch in Sol, VONIN, and more!

New makeup launches from 3 Concept, Etude House, SU:M37, and more!

Cosmetics are a bright spot in South Korea’s stock market
Korea Herald

Prestige beauty brands must rebrand to attract younger customers. “A recent marketing event held by a popular cosmetics brand at a department store only attracted customers in their 60s and 70s…”
Korea Bizwire

Founders of Peach & Lily talk about the biggest South Korean beauty trends for 2016
Harpers Bazaar

South Korean researchers create surfactant free emulsion with ultrasound

Shiseido’s new campaign embraces diversity
Straits Times

2016 may be the biggest year of South Korean IPOs since 2010

Avon appoints Asson Chang as new general manager of China, tasked with turning around shrinking profits

How brands can attract customers in a slower China

TonyMoly coming to European Sephora stores in April, 2016
Korea Herald

China’s Natural Health Trends’ shares surge after rumored government raid
Reuters UK

Opinion piece on South Korean cosmetic TV Show ‘Let Me In’ as it premieres in Thailand
Bangkok Post

Toothpaste-less toothbrush wins design award in Japan
PR Newswire, Misoka

Sasa’s turnover down 14.2% year over year, falls to $2.14 billion HKD
AA Stocks

Travel tips: Myeongdong in Seoul, South Korea

Chinese-speaking workers in demand in Japan during the holidays

“Dark side of cosmetics industry is beyond the pale” an opinion piece on the Seoul Secrets controversy
Bangkok Post

Major increase in imported South Korean goods to China, as Chinese import tariffs lower over the next 20 years

Singapore researchers develop cellular imaging platform for testing kidney toxicity
Xinhua Net

Taiwan FDA to ban estradiol, estrone and ethinyl estradiol in cosmetic products ahead of schedule in May

Cosme Tech Japan, International Cosmetic Development Expo, opens its doors January 20th to 22nd

“China’s love of white skin is cosmetic conceit with possible genetic roots”, Yonden Lhatoo

Singaporean drinkable cosmetic Indie Go-Go fails to receive funding after 2 months
Indie GoGo

H&M to open its largest store in India at DLF Mall of India
India Times

Regulation and Sustainability


Just how sustainable is H&M’s new ‘Conscious’ beauty line?
DailyLife AU

Santee Cosmetics recalls Diamond Color mascara over mold contamination concerns

“Is the global cosmetics industry moving towards cruelty free?”
Business of Fashion

Online organic cosmetic science school Formula Botanica receives accreditation
Formula Botanica

Sephora launches ‘Accelerate’ a beauty-incubator for women-founded companies

An overview of warning letters issued by the FDA, in 2015, for “drug-like” claims made by cosmetic company websites
JD Supra

Banned skin lightening creams containing hydroquinone and tretinoin seized in East London
Standard UK

Market and Trends


BASF announces its 2017 Color Trends forecast

The Middle Class and new product innovations are driving the premium beauty industry
Premium Beauty News

2 out of 5 Millennials are heavy cosmetic shoppers

Cosmetics and fake tan most likely items to be shoplifted in Irish pharmacies
The Journal IE

In-Cosmetics and MakeUp in New York collaborate on upcoming trade shows September 6th to 7th
Makeup In

Men’s grooming is now a multi-billion pound worldwide industry
Independent UK

“As the axe falls on ‘the Lynx effect’, a look at creating brands for the modern man”
The Drum

North American dermatological devices market to be worth $4.8 USD by 2019
PR Newswire

North America airport retailing market worth $9.90 Billion by 2020
PR Newswire

Australian beauty and fashion brands that are making it big
Daily Telegraph AU

Global premium nail polish market to grow to $2.9 billion USD by 2019
PR Newswire, Cosmetics Business

Global salicylic acid market predicted to grow 9% annually

Global fatty acid ester market to reach $2.44 billion USD by 2022

UAE and Saudi consumers spent $6.85 billion on beauty and personal care products in 2015 according to new research
Saudi Gazette

Brazil Cosmetics Market 2015-2019 – Key vendors are Avon, Natura, Boticrio, P&G & Unilever
PR Newswire

Research and Technology


Yonsei University’s ascorbic acid dissolving microneedle eye patch shows effectiveness in clinical trial

Patent: Temperature controlled emulsifying polymer
Google Patents

Scientists identify one pathway that nanomaterials may damage immune cells

What good are citizen scientists? Community action against microbeads in Ireland
Irish Times

Does maggot therapy promote wound healing? The clinical and cellular evidence

Nanomaterials can improve the surface properties and gas impermeability of plastic packaging

Lipotec launches vegetal pearls with Argirelene, purported to mimic effects of Botox


Sysco: A stable dividend growth stock for a volatile market. Sysco recently acquired personal care supplier Gilchrist & Soames
Seeking Alpha

Beieresdorf sales grow 6.4% in 2015

BioAmber announces public offering of stock
PR Newswire

ULTA and Sephora survive Amazon’s move into the luxury beauty market

Ron Perelman major shareholder of Revlon may be putting the company up for sale, in this hot M&A marke
Reuters, Bloomberg, Breaking Views

Why Revlon shares are soaring

Walgreens Boots Alliances posts Q1 2016 results. Net earnings grew to $1.1 billion USD
Walgreens Boots Alliance

Hindustan Unilever’s profits drop 22% in Q3
First Post

“P&G stands to pamper investors by shoring up its wide moat”


Frutarom acquires Grow Company, a specialist in natural health and personal care products

Dolce & Gabbanna and Christina Aguilera fragrances opt out of Coty and P&G transfer

Evonik looking at US acquisitions as pressure mounts

Mary Kay’s sales force is becoming younger and more diverse
PR Newswire

Vera Wang names ex-Estee Lauder exec Veronique Gabai-Pinsky as company president
Biz Journals

Palatine appoints former St Tropez CEO and PZ Cussons head of beauty, Michelle Feeney, to its Executive Advisory Board
Telegraph UK

Galderma and Ipsen expand distribution deal to Asian territories for Dysport, a Botox competitor
The Pharma Letter

Unilever returns to Cuba, forms joint venture

Walmart closing 269 stores worldwide

CYC chosen to launch public relations campaign for BeYu, a german cosmetic brand available at CVS and Giant Eagle stores in New York
Holmes Report

Advertising frim Mother rehires Mark Harrison from Karmarama to run its Boots account
Campaign Live UK

Adidas poaches Henkel CEO Kasper Rorsted

Symrise hires two industry experts to strengthen its cosmetic and personal care offerings

Interesting Reads


The beauty industry casts a shadow on women of color
KY Kernel

Chang and Lee of GlowRecipe explain why your moisturizer isn’t working for you

Lawsuit claims hair extensions made from hair cut from corpses
NY Post

The nostalgic scent of lipstick and makeup

A day in the life of John Curran, an Irish plastic surgeon
Irish Examiner

“Sure, essential oils smell great. But are they good for anything else?”
LA Times

Dr. Des Fernandes, “Vitamin A remains the only effective anti-ageing cosmetic ingredient we have”
Kidderminster Shuttle

“Sorry, wearing makeup to the gym is probably not a good idea”

“How I cured my cystic acne by quitting sugar”
Huffington Post

Vogue Editor, Sarah Brown, names her top beauty experts

Make-Up Artists and Hairstylists Guild Awards 2016 nominations revealed

“Why I don’t love #BlackGirlMagic”, Linda Chavers

“There’s nothing wrong with #BlackGirlMagic”, Ashley Ford

“Elle Magazine is wrong to call out #BlackGirlMagic”

“I spent $11, 537 becoming a blonde”
NY Mag

“The second coming of Hyaluronic Acid”
NY Times

Justin Bieber has purple hair

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