#BeautyRecap: October 12th, 2015


L’Oreal and Michelle Phan split ways, due to lower than expected sales | WWD.com

H&M releasing new beauty line ahead of the holidays | RetailDive.com

For the first time in 5 years, Shiseido reformulates Cle De Peau products | WWD.com – Paywall

Galderma, makers of Cetaphil, launch new skin care line Excipial. The range is for dry skin and also contains a supplement for bruising | PRNewswire.com

Superdrug opens Braid Bars in the UK, where you can get your hair braided | Telegraph.co.uk

Dorco launches the 7 blade razor | Nasdaq.com

Mink’s makeup-printer is now available, create custom colours with an app | HelloMink.com

Nu Skin launches new skin care dispensing device and beauty supplement | PRNewswire.com

L’Oreal taps blogger Kayture as brand ambassador | WWD.com

Hello Kitty gets polished in collaboration with COTY’s OPI nail lacquer brand. The polishes will be available between January and April 2015 and stock won’t be replenished | CosmeticsBusiness.com

Gillette launches new campaign featuring the new James Bond 007 ‘Spectre’ film | Businesswire.com

L’Oreal India’s marketing director plans to ‘democratize’ personal care in India. Move from the type of consumption from “hygiene” to “care” | Business-Standard.com

Australian brand Cherry Blooms scores full distribution deal with Nordstroms | SmartCompany.com.au

Colorescience, a cosmetic brand that merges sun protection and beauty, to be carried by Sephora | WWD.com – Paywall

Victoria’s Secret launches Fantasies Fragrance Studios where you can custom mix 19 different fragrances | Cosmopolitan.com

Nude LUSH “Go Naked” campaign pulled from stores after complaint from concerned mother | News.com.au

Cult online beauty brand / most hated company on the Internet, Lime Crime, offers new way to shop – matching lipsticks to pastel hair | PRNewswire.com

Countdown to Christmas with these beauty advent calendars from brands like The Body Shop, Benefit, and L’Oreal | Euronews.com

Lancôme launches in Sri Lanka | Island.lk

Interesting Reads

Rise in genomics and other technologies may lead to more effective beauty products | Nature.com

Photographer travels to North Korea to photograph women as part of her global beauty project | RT.com

Meet Lucia Pica, the makeup artist behind Chanel’s 2016 collection | Vogue.com

A crash course on Korean multi-masking | Refinery29

Ulta is set up to fail | SeekingAlpha.com

A review of Lisa Eldridge’s new book ‘Face Paint: The Story of Makeup’ | IBTimes.co.uk


Dove launches new self esteem campaign with hashtag #NoLikesNeeded. This was in response to a survey that found young girls felt worse about themselves if their photos didn’t get likes | Bustle.com, Campaign Video – Youtube.com

Breast Cancer Action group warns over dangers from donated cosmetics, due to parabens | NYDailyNews.com

Researchers use Google ads to target would-be-tanners and educate them on the dangers | WashingtonPost.com

Clearasil teams up with teachers for “Let’s Be Clear” campaign, hoping to remove stigma and anxiety over acne | PRNewswire.com

Markets and Corporations

Suncorp survey finds Australians are spending $100 billion a year to look good | CourierMail.com.au

Kline releases new report on cosmetics industry in China | PRNewswire.com

Personal care segment will see biggest growth in the botanical supplements market | DigitalJournal.com

Could acquisitions be the solution to Estee Lauder’s declining margins and market share? | Trefis.com

Australian survey finds that women spent twice as long on their beauty routine – but men spend more on beauty and fashion purchases. More than ¼ of men surveyed purchased a makeup product! | FraserCoastChronicle.com.au

Clariant furthers hold in India with investment in Vivimed Labs | Nasdaq.com

Sustainability and Regulation

California governor signs microbead ban into law | Examiner.com

There are over 460 “green” labels, making it difficult for consumers to choose and trust what they are buying | QZ.com

Gillian Anderson urges India’s Union minister to ban animal testing | TimesofIndia.com

Danish EPA says most preservatives in cosmetics are safe | ChemicalWatch.com

L’Oreal launches sustainable quinoa sourcing program, the plant’s extracts can be used as an exfoliant and polyphenol source | LOreal.com

Unilever CEO says a hygiene index should be part of the UN’s sustainable development goals | Exchange4Media.com

Canada to declare microbeads as “toxic”, companies will be required to complete survey if they used or manufactured microbeads last year | Gazette.GC.ca

Clairol’s Nice ‘n Easy ad featuring Christina Hendricks banned in the UK. The ad was filmed in reverse, misleading | Consumerist.com

Cosmetic mica still mined by child labourers in India, despite increased monitoring. “I think for companies, the situation has become a kind of passing the buck…” | ChannelNewsAsia.com, NewsweekPakistan.com

The $60 billion dollar US cosmetic industry is shockingly unregulated | Finance.Yahoo.com

Rwandan government announces plan to help wipe-out counterfeit beauty products | AllAfrica.com

Research, Ingredients, and Patents

Nanophase receives patent for metal oxide coating technology, that could create more stable and safer titanium dioxide and zinc oxide sunscreens | Nasdaq.com

P&G patents hair dye delivery system that provides more even results with oil | FreePatentsOnline.com

Croda releases data on how well its split-end product works | Croda

Provital Group releases Agascalm, an anti-inflammatory ingredient from the Mexican Giant Hyssop | CosmeticsandToiletries.com

Solix launches an astaxanthin product made from microalgae | PRNewswire.com

Croda opens testing lab for skin and hair to cater to African market | Croda


Nature Republic CEO arrested for multi-million dollar charges of illegal gambling | KoreaObserver.com

Haircare industry booms as Koreans experience hairloss in increasing numbers | Chosun.com

¼ of duty free transactions in Japan during Chinese holiday were due to beauty and personal care purchases | Nikkei.com

Givaudan opens perfumery school in Singapore | BusinessTimes.com.sg

LG’s brand Cathy Cat Cosmetics teams up with the Finnish cartoon Moomin | KoreaHerald

South Korean men are buying cosmetics to compete in looks-driven culture | CNN.com

Swiss retailer hopes to make it big in Japan with its food and personal care products | KyodoNews.net

GigaMedia terminates US $93.1 million agreement to purchase StrawberryNet.com an online beauty retailer | PRNewswire.com

Singaporean consumer campaign “We Breathe What We Buy” demands for more sustainable palm oil production | TodayOnline.com

Ginza Mitsukoshi department store in Tokyo re-opens after renovations and new brand lineup | Fashion-Headline.com

Expert says Thailand and Vietnam’s cosmetic industry must collaborate before AEC economic integration | TuoitreNews.vn

Despite drop in consumer spending in China, luxury purchases have doubled. Could be good for online retailers like Alibaba and JD, if they can reduce counterfeits | Bloomberg.com

Shilla opens new duty-free beauty boutique in Singapore’s Changi airport | DFNIonline.com

Despite increase in tourists during Golden Week, sales fell almost 10% at Hong Kong department store Sa Sa | TheStandard.com.hk

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