Products and Reviews
Mary J. Blige on her new MAC lipstick and wearing less makeup via Popsugar.com
Huda Kattan designed a lipstick shade exclusively for Allure via Allure.com
Would you buy Mink? A 3d make-up printer via HK.AsiaTatler.com
Minnie Dlamini-Jones launches skincare range via IOL.co.za
Makeup refills from the brands you already know and love via Euronews.com
SK-II Is back with new “Pitera Masterclass” via Finance.Yahoo.com
KGLO is a affordable new korean beauty brand launched at Boots via Glamourmagazine.co.uk
My Skin Track UV review: Smart concept but tiny wearable has its flaws via Irishtimes.com
La Mer Launches a giant jar of Crème de la Mer in Sydney via Grazia.com.au
“I tried Artis’ futuristic cleansing silks to see if they lived up to the hype” via GlamourMagazine.co.uk
La Prairie’s Exhibition at Art Basel is a Feast for the Eyes via SurfaceMag.com
Using artificial intelligence to combat acne via Beta.Canada.com
A review of the ohii Get Fresh Toner Pads via Popsugar.com
Lululemon ju’st dropped a line of beauty products via Allure.com
Tata Harper is adding CBD to Its Revitalizing Body Oil via Allure.com
Do you really need a body serum? We the Saint Jane Luxury Body Serum via Popsugar.com
Wet n Wild just launched a Pac-Man makeup collection at Ulta via Allure.com
Codex Beauty launches flagship product line “Bia” via Finance.Yahoo.com
“We tried Lululemon’s brand new skin care and beauty line—here’s the verdict” via HelloGiggles.com
6 women of color and skincare enthusiasts reveal their go-to sunscreen picks via Abcnews.Go.com
16 best-selling beauty products to pick up on your next drugstore run via Refinery29.com
This is the best-selling lipstick at department stores in 2019 via Marieclaire.com.au
9 neck creams that actually make a difference via Refinery29.com
10 best tinted moisturisers for healthy glowing skin without the heavy coverage via Independent.co.uk
The top 10 Vitamin C serums in Australia via Who.com.au
Asia Tatler’s editors’ picks: Must-have Summer skincare products via HK.AsiaTatler.com
7 low-key German skincare brands that should be on your radar via Vogue.co.uk
13 beauty gadgets you need on your vanity—and in your life via MarieClaire.com
21 skin-care products with near-perfect Amazon reviews via SFGate.com
9 “Intelligent” products to revolutionise your hair health via Vogue.co.uk
7 of the best oil-free moisturisers for every skin concern via Cosmopolitan.com
7 setting sprays that actually hold up in hot weather via Glamour.com
7 face masks that will get rid of blackheads via Elle.com
26 Ways to wear Milk Bath nails via Popsugar.com
Honest Beauty debuts in Europe via WWD.com
Retailers, Brands, and Trends
Kylie Cosmetics may be homing in on a transaction after all.
Kylie Jenner is rumored to be selling Kylie Cosmetics via WMagazine.com
Coty , which owns O.P.I., Rimmel London, and Covergirl, is allegedly mulling over a $600 million purchase of a 51 percent stake.
Beauty giants cash in on wearable weed via Axios.com
CBD skincare products — which claim to hydrate, moisturize, cure acne, reduce wrinkles and even combat aging — are a big market, but nobody knows for sure if they really work.
Why it’s so hard for beauty brands to cross over from one category to another via BusinessOfFashion.com
Amidst a booming skincare market, makeup-first labels are angling to become purveyors of moisturisers and serums, too. But can a brand be an authority in both?
The beauty giant is joining the Humane Society International’s #BeCrueltyFree campaign.
Estée Lauder joins the fight against animal cruelty via PaperMag.com
“We are proud to partner with Humane Society International, an organization that has done such thoughtful work advocating for animals everywhere,” Anna Klein, senior vice president, global corporate affairs for The Estée Lauder Companies, said in a statement. “They have been a wonderful partner and advisor as we work together towards our common goal to bring an end to cosmetics animal testing, worldwide.”
Estée Lauder signs onto pledge to end cosmetic animal testing via TheHill.com
“I’m confident that by working together with beauty companies through our #BeCruelty campaign, we can help bring an end to cosmetics testing on animals by 2023.”
Freda’s career has encompassed both mass and class; the Italian-born executive worked at Procter & Gamble (PG) and Gucci before joining Estée Lauder.
Started by Jo Horgan in the mid-nineties, Mecca Cosmetica is sort of like an Australian Sephora, offering a beauty destination where you can shop countless prestige brands, and also take advantage of beauty experts on-hand. It also has a signature line of skincare products.
Exploring the rise of gender neutral beauty brands via HighSnobiety.com
Like a gender-reveal party in reverse, much of the beauty and grooming industry is cutting ties with prescriptive marketing and branding, moving towards a market that focuses on gender neutral beauty.
John Lewis & Partners launches new beauty product recycling scheme via GoodHouseKeeping.com
Teaming up with TerraCycle, who also work with The Body Shop, the retailer is trailing the scheme with members of its loyalty programme My John Lewis.
John Lewis has launched a BeautyCycle scheme and it’s exactly what we’ve been waiting for via GlamourMagazine.co.uk
The month-long trial begins on 14 June and all John Lewis shops with full-line beauty services will take part (36 shops) using TerraCycle’s Zero Waste Box solution. The trial’s purpose is to understand customer demand for beauty recycling, with a wider ambition to make the scheme permanent if successful – and we’re really hoping it will become a permanent fixture.
The rise of eco-friendly packaging in cosmetics via AdWeek.com
Cosmetics brands are creating packaging that’s sustainable, refillable, plastic-free and even package-free.
In a complaint filed in New York federal court on Tuesday, “eco-chic” brand Tarte claims that its younger rival Natasha Denona Make Up – the brand behind the cult-followed $200 Sunset eye-shadow palette – is “intentionally and knowingly” making use of two of its federal registered trademarks
The beauty of Natura’s Avon acquisition: Appealing to Asia via Marketing-Interactive.com
Avon currently has stores in Johor Bahru, Kuala Lumpur, Melaka, Kedah, Perak and Negeri Sembilan, among others cities in Malaysia. In 2018, the company had more than 200,000 sales representatives and 168 outlets in Malaysia.
Should we be annoyed at beauty brands marketing off Pride? via DazedDigital.com
How should we feel about all of these beauty brands turning the ethos of Pride into a product or a hashtag – is it a cynical marketing ploy or a real push for change?
Beijing-based company called So-Young International —there’s no pun in Chinese—raised $179 million through an initial public offering on the Nasdaq Stock Market. Think of it as the Yelp of China’s plastic-surgery market.
New section aims to give a voice to brands making positive changes
The New York City beauty store Ricky’s, with its iconic electric blue toothpaste logo, may end up closing all but two stores
L’Oreal SA has named the first female president of its flagship cosmetics label, elevating Delphine Viguier-Hovasse to the top job at the world’s biggest beauty brand.
Beauty industry has more female leaders than most, but men still dominate via Marketplace.org
While the beauty industry does have better representation of women in leadership roles than other industries, men still dominate the C-suite and boardroom — at least at the biggest companies.
Allure, which is owned by Condé Nast, declined to share current figures around its beauty box subscribers, but in 2016, it reportedly had 30,000. Membership is at an all-time high, up 80% year over year in 2018, said Jill Friedson, vp of marketing for Condé Nast Beauty Collection.
YouTube will allow viewers to virtually try on makeup using an augmented reality program called AR Beauty Try-On.
Next time you find yourself watching a beauty tutorial on YouTube you may notice a new feature: try it on. A new augmented reality plugin will let users virtually try on new makeup and beauty products through a filter in their camera.
Perfect Corp. hosted the Global Beauty Tech Forum at Metropolitan West in New York City on Tuesday, June 18th in partnership with leading specialized talent agency, 24 Seven.
Sadly, Europeans won’t have access to the site, as it doesn’t ship to countries that require them to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Catering to today’s digital-first audience with on-demand expectations, leading cosmetics and skincare brands are providing instant help with these digital appointments
From interactive makeup mirrors to selfie-based skin analyses, leading brands based in Asia are bringing expert-led and personalized advice to consumers’ fingertips
Following moves into deodorant and oil puller in the last year, coconut-based, natural beauty brand Kopari is continuing its extension into personal care.
Sa Sa launches “Sa Sa Hong Kong Flagship Store” on HKTVmall via Finance.Yahoo.com
The Sa Sa Flagship Store on HKTVmall offers more than 1,200 SKUs consisting trendy skin care, make-up, fragrance and personal care products, catering the strong demand for quality beauty cosmetics products from local customers in Hong Kong.
Codex Beauty announces exclusive US retail partnership with Shen Beauty via Finance.Yahoo.com
Codex Beauty, a global, clean beauty skincare company, today announced that it has entered into their first exclusive retail partnership with SHEN Beauty, a Brooklyn-based beauty retailer specializing in natural and organic brands.
Skincare and Beauty
Microfibres found polluting the Great Barrier Reef via CosmosMagazine.com
How to not get sucked into the online skincare vortex via Mashable.com
A short history of manly beauty products for masculine men via Jezebel.com
The history of eyelashes: The tiny hairs that hold huge sway in the beauty industry via VirginMediaTelevision.ie
My locs aren’t dreadful, but navigating the beauty industry with them is via StyleCaster.com
Japan enters the ‘makeup boy’ age with surge in makeup for men via Mainichi.jp
How the beauty industry is finally embracing menopause via Dazeddigital.com
Self-care and skincare aren’t always the same thing via VerilyMag.com
Stop buying into the idea of a skincare ‘holy grail’ via Mashable.com
The rise of “semi-bespoke” skincare via Vogue.co.uk
The power couple of sun protection: Vitamin C and sunscreen via RealSimple.com
What exactly are antioxidants and their skincare benefits? via HypeBae.com
Decoding the science behind skincare ingredients via DailyMaverick.co.za
If your skin routine doesn’t include vitamin E, you’re missing out via News.Yahoo.com
13 expert-approved ways to work glycolic acid into your skin-care routine via Fashionista.com
Are supplements the missing step to younger-looking skin? via Telegraph.co.uk
Can a Reiki facial heal your skin? via Vogue.co.uk
The ultimate summer haircare routine for afro-textured and curly hair via Independent.co.uk
How to safely remove acrylic nails, damage-free via Elle.com
What it’s like to get a facial for your scalp via Elle.com
How to take off your makeup the right way via Glamour.com
Celebrities, Influencers, and Interviews
#Sponcon: How beauty influencers are experiencing a crisis of authenticity via DazedDigital.Com
How is the industry moving forward in a bid to keep consumers buying in?
Free procedures turned the relationship between the doctor and the patient, to an unhealthy one of a doctor and a client.
Join us on this investigation into the intentional no-makeup looks of beauty YouTubers Jaclyn Hill, James Charles, and Laura Lee.
Authentically fake: Influencers are breaking boundaries between real and digital worlds via CampaignLive.co.uk
“The proliferation of AI and filters is trickling down to anyone with a smartphone and that speaks to a base interest a lot of people have bought into – the idea of transformation.”
“We get a lot of the “shut up and sell me my skin care.” Any time I post anything queer, I’ll lose on average like 400 or 500 followers. Without fail. One hundred percent of the time. I get a decent amount of hate mail because I am so out.”
“It was clear that they just wanted me to be me, and it made making the artwork so easy.”
SK-II’s new brand ambassador Yumi is not even real via PaperMag.com
Over the past few months, a new crop of virtual influencers have begun to replace the human kind. Last year, Balmain hired CGI modelsfor its campaign, and more recently, Calvin Klein had Bella Hadid make out with AI-generated virtual influencer Lil Miquela, who boasts close to 2 million Instagram followers.
SK-II taps virtual influencer Yumi as its new face via HK.AsiaTatler.com
SK-II is the latest brand to jump on the virtual influencer trend with its new ambassador, Yumi
NZ’s Soul Machines creates AI social media influencer Yumi for SK-II via Nzherald.co.nz
“The world’s first autonomously animated digital influencer.”
The new face of skincare brand SK-II is an AI avatar via DazedDigital.com
“YUMI is more than a digital influencer. She is a digital human capable of interacting and engaging in ways technology hasn’t been able to do until now.”
The moment in the episode, which was captured by fans and shared on Winnie’s Instagram Story, didn’t provide to many specifics regarding possible products, but the episode included a behind-the-scenes look at the pair’s photo shoot for whatever beauty goodies they’re working on.
“Bitch I ain’t getting surgery again.”
6 beauty secrets I learned from Rachel Brosnahan via Elle.com
The new Cetaphil brand ambassador on where she saves—and splurges—in her skincare and makeup routine.
Chrissy Teigen just gave a glimpse of her makeup routine from a different angle.
“That’s why I moved to LA — to have a [big] bathroom.”
John Legend debuts his song “Oh Pitera,” an ode to the cult-favorite skincare product.
John Legend stars alongside James Corden in SK-II’s new skincare show via News.Yahoo.com
Model Aaron Philip reveals her favorite beauty products via Allure.com
How Tiyana Robinson is leaving a beauty mark on her industry via Entrepreneur.com
“I’m a makeup artist and international beauty educator based in Washington, D.C., best known for my “wearable glam” look for women of color.”
Troye Sivan mentions upcoming nail polish and candles in new video via Popsugar.com
“I’m testing out some scents and things for a little project.”
Five minutes with makeup artist Daniel Martin via WWD.com
The Dior brand ambassador and Honest Beauty chief color consultant shares beauty hacks and his best memory of working on Meghan Markle’s wedding makeup look.
Watch Jess Clements walk through her nightly skincare routine via HarpersBazaar.com
“We are 25-year-old Emilio and 25-year-old Evan. We’re ordinary guys who live in New York. We’re also the Dewy Dudes, a meme account turned podcast that combines skin care with bro-speak.”
Teresa Tarmey has worked with Victoria’s Secret models like Alessandra Ambrosio and Josephine Skriver in the past. And now, you can reap the benefits of her expertise too
The business advice Evan Spiegel gave Miranda Kerr for her skin-care brand via Hollywoodreporter.com
The model launched a new serum with a Malibu pool party, where Katy Perry did a crystal reading.
Steal pop singer Kim Petras’ skincare routine via Parade.com
She also opens up about her new role with Unilever’s “United We Stand” campaign in new interview with Allure.
Bella Thorne’s guide to acne-prone skin care and glitter eyes via Video.Vogue.com
Halsey showed off unshaven armpits on her rolling stone cover via TeenVogue.com
While celebrities usually work with more than one makeup artist (the good ones book up fast!), these 20 artists are some of the best in the business.
Rose-Marie Swift talks RMS Beauty, her favorite products, and more via Coveteur.com
3 questions with Dr. Roebuck’s co-founder Kim Roebuck via Glossy.co
Osaka U researcher to receive academic prize at Cosmetic Victories 2019 via Eurekalert.org
Meet David Alpert: Skincare CEO, marine photographer, and environmental advocate via BusinessLeader.co.uk
An interview with Synergie Skin’s founder Terri Vinson via WomenLoveTech.com
Research and Technology
Randomized parallel control trial checking the efficacy and impact of two concentrations of retinol in the original formula on the aging skin condition: Pilot study via Journal Of Cosmetic Dermatology
Is there a causal relationship between vitamin D and melanoma risk? : A Mendelian randomization study via British Journal Of Dermatology
Management of psoriasis as a systemic disease: What is the evidence? via British Journal Of Dermatology
Psoriatic lesions are characterized by higher bacterial load and imbalance between Cutibacterium and Corynebacterium via Journal Of The American Academy Of Dermatology
The clinical utility of laboratory monitoring during isotretinoin therapy for acne and changes to monitoring practices over time via Journal Of The American Academy Of Dermatology
An increase in sunscreen use in a population resistant to sun protection via Journal Of The American Academy Of Dermatology
Having a first-degree relative with melanoma increases lifetime risk of melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and basal cell carcinoma via Journal Of The American Academy Of Dermatology
Online skin disease hoaxes: Widespread and credible to viewers via Journal Of The American Academy Of Dermatology
Classification and influencing factors analysis of facial skin color in Chinese population via Skin Research & Technology
Clinical evaluation of the safety and efficacy of a timosaponin A‐III‐based antiwrinkle agent against skin aging via Journal Of Cosmetic Dermatology
Transdermal permeation effect of collagen hydrolysates of deer sinew on mouse skin, ex vitro, and antioxidant activity, increased type I collagen secretion of percutaneous proteins in NIH/3T3 cells via Journal Of Cosmetic Dermatology
Laser skin rejuvenation with fractional 1064 Q‐switched Nd:YAG in 252 patients: An Indian experience via Journal Of Cosmetic Dermatology
Well‐aging: A new strategy for skin homeostasis under multi‐stressed conditions via Journal Of Cosmetic Dermatology
Heat transfer in human hair via International Journal Of Cosmetic Science
Evolution of the use of antioxidants in anti‐aging cosmetics via International Journal Of Cosmetic Science
Topical monomethylsilanetriol can deliver silicon to the viable skin via International Journal Of Cosmetic Science
Extracellular vesicles in human skin: cross-talk from senescent fibroblasts to keratinocytes by miRNAs via Journal Of Investigative Dermatology
Fueling melanocytes with ATP from keratinocytes accelerates melanin synthesis via Journal Of Investigative Dermatology
Dermocosmetics: beneficial adjuncts in the treatment of acne vulgaris. via Journal Of Dermatological Treatment
Efficacy and safety of Run Zao Zhi Yang capsule on chronic eczema: a multiple-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study. via Journal Of Dermatological Treatment
Treating excess lower eyelid skin without incisions via Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Long-term effectiveness and safety of up to 48 weeks ’ treatment with topical Adapalene 0.3%/Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% gel in the prevention and reduction of atrophic acne scars in moderate and severe facial acne via American Journal Of Clinical Dermatology
Characteristics of skin cancers among adult patients in an urban Malaysian population. via Australasian Journal Of Dermatology
Evaluation of antidiabetic, dermatoprotective, neuroprotective and antioxidant activities of Chrysanthemum fontanesii flowers and leaves extracts via Biocatalysis And Agricultural Biotechnology
Automatic evaluation of stratum basale and dermal papillae using ultrahigh resolution optical coherence tomography via Biomedical Signal Processing And Control
Korean red ginseng water extract alleviates atopic dermatitis-like inflammatory responses by negative regulation of mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling pathway in vivo via Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy
Skin protective effects of an antipollution, antioxidant serum containing Deschampsia antartica extract, ferulic acid and vitamin C: a controlled single-blind, prospective trial in women living in urbanized, high air pollution area. via Clinical, Cosmetic And Investigational Dermatology
Antioxidant, cytotoxic, and wound healing effects of Allium saralicum R.M. Fritsch aqueous extract ointment in male rats: a gross, histological, and biochemical experiment via Comparative Clinical Pathology
Ameliorative effects of snake (Deinagkistrodon acutus) oil and its main fatty acids against UVB-induced skin photodamage in mice via Journal Of Photochemistry And Photobiology B: Biology
Histopathology of cutaneous aging via The American Journal Of Dermatopathology