KindofStephen https://kindofstephen.com A cosmetic formulator and skincare expert's blog on the latest skin care and cosmetic research, ingredients, and beauty news Wed, 24 Apr 2019 12:55:55 +0000 en-CA hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 https://i1.wp.com/kindofstephen.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/cropped-profile-2.jpg?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 KindofStephen https://kindofstephen.com 32 32 114122149 #BeautyRecap: April 24th, 2019 https://kindofstephen.com/beautyrecap-april-24th-2019/ Wed, 24 Apr 2019 12:55:55 +0000 https://kindofstephen.com/?p=3352 Products and Reviews Right to Shower is the Unilever brand ensuring homeless people have access to hygiene services Allure.com Undefined Beauty’s CBD skin-care line empowers disenfranchised communities Allure.com Kylie Jenner announces Kylie Cosmetics Kybrow eyebrow products TeenVogue.com A review of the Aesop Gentle Facial Cleansing Milk Elle.com The Inkey List is an under-$15 skin-care brand […]

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Products and Reviews

Right to Shower is the Unilever brand ensuring homeless people have access to hygiene services
Allure.com

Undefined Beauty’s CBD skin-care line empowers disenfranchised communities
Allure.com

Kylie Jenner announces Kylie Cosmetics Kybrow eyebrow products
TeenVogue.com

A review of the Aesop Gentle Facial Cleansing Milk
Elle.com

The Inkey List is an under-$15 skin-care brand now at Sephora
Allure.com

A review of the Artis Phantom Cleansing Silks
PopSugar.com

A look at Neogen’s Real Vita C Powder Lemon
Allure.com

A look at UStar x Disney’s The Little Mermaid makeup collection
Allure.com

A look at Tarte’s Big Ego Mascara
Allure.com

Tarte Sugar Rush debuts cactus shaped makeup brushes
Allure.com

A look at the # Physicians Formula Murumuru Baby Butter Box
Allure.com

A look at Necessaire’s Body Wash
Glamour.com

Reviews of the Maybelline TattooStudio Brow Studio
Elle.com

Strivectin is officially a PETA-certified, cruelty-free beauty brand
Allure.com

PopSugar recommends 16 makeup palettes for Spring
PopSugar.com

TeenVogue highlights “the best sustainable beauty brands to shop for Earth Day”
TeenVogue.com

TeenVogue highlights CBD containing beauty products
TeenVogue.com

“Manny MUA’s Lunar Beauty Moon Prism Highlighters were inspired by Sailor Moon”
Allure.com

Skincare and Beauty

In Venezuela, women sell hair as another way to get by
WashingtonPost.com

“Are those popular charcoal toothpastes on Instagram actually doing damage to your teeth?”
PopSugar.com

UK campaign to tackle ‘botched’ cosmetic procedures
BBC.co.uk

Sarah Wu, “I got cheek fillers for the first time, and here’s what it’s like”
Glamour.com

“What’s the difference between gel nail extensions and acrylics?”
Elle.com

“How personalized beauty is poised to change the industry”
Allure.com

“This woman’s microblading experience left her with botched eyebrows”
Allure.com

“Do companies still test toiletries and household cleaners on animals and how can you tell?”
Independent.co.uk

“Experts explain CBD health and beauty benefits”
Elle.com

“Beauty 101: How to apply highlighter”
Elle.com

Elle highlights vintage hair styles
Elle.com

“Your guide to L.A.’s hottest new beauty and wellness treatments”
WMagazine.com

“How to revamp your spring beauty routine, according to the pros”
Elle.com

Retailers, Brands, and Trends

The price of beauty: Consumers willing to risk their health with counterfeit makeup
TheScoop.co

Inside Sephora’s #SephoraSquad influencer ambassador program
Glossy.co

7 influential people on environmental advocacy in the beauty industry
Allure.com

How beauty brands are banking on cannabis
WWD.com

Popularity of J-beauty products fuelling @cosme expansion in APAC market
CosmeticsDesign-Asia.com

“Amazon admits defeat in China? Rumours swirl around withdrawal”
GlobalCosmeticsNews.com

Taiwan opens beauty-cosmetics pop-up store in Kuala Lumpur
FocusTaiwan.tw

MAC Cosmetics targets Gen-Z consumers with Phygital China concept store
PSFK.coml

P&G’s SK-II uses digital to reinvent the cosmetics experience
TechWireAsia.com

L’Oréal CEO Jean Paul-Agon says embracing the digital revolution is secret to his leadership success
Fortune.com

South Korean botulinum toxin company Medytox will launch a cosmetics brand and enter the market in 2020
KoreaHerald.com, PulseNews.co.kr

This is how Cutitronics is disrupting the cosmetics industry
TheNational.scot

Carlyle invests in Japan-based cosmetics maker Tokiwam
PremiumBeautyNews.com

Celebrities and Interviews

Why celebrities try to trademark their catchphrases and baby names
Vox.com

“Shawn Mendes says he doesn’t wash his face, and fans are freaking out”
TeenVogue.com, Allure.com, WMagazine.com

Snoop Dogg narrated a NikkieTutorials makeup video
Allure.com

Reese Witherspoon loves that she’s ‘earned’ her grey hairs and fine lines
Glamour.com

Hailey Bieber is done with the pressure of having a ‘perfect lifestyle‘
Glamour.com

A look at Beyonce’s Coachella 2018 eye makeup look by Sir John
PopSugar.com

Tom Ford won’t sit under overhead lighting
WMagazine.com

How bold beauty choices set rookie group ATEEZ apart in the K-Pop world
Allure.com

Gigi Hadid’s makeup artist, Vincent Oquendo, becomes a Maybelline brand ambassador
Allure.com

Vanessa Hudgens shares her travel-beauty routine
Allure.com

A look at Mandy Moore’s microbladed eyebrows
Allure.com

Juliana Paes does her everyday bombshell beauty look
Vogue.com

Research and Technology

Anatomical location of primary melanoma: survival differences and sun exposure
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Appropriate sunscreen use in childhood reduces melanoma risk: The New York State Medicaid population model
Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Inhibitory effect of tranexamic acid on UVB-induced inflammation in Hacat cells
Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Tranexamic acid inhibits melanogenesis via up-regulating the level of TGF-β1 secreted by keratinocytes
Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Folic acid protects melanocytes from oxidative damage by Keap1-Nrf2 pathway
Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Age-specific changes in normal skin barrier and immunity
Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Opsin as a photoreceptor after UVA irradiation to regulate MITF signal pathway and influence melanogenesis in the cultured human melanocyte
Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Interleukin-10 enhances DNA damage in human melanocytes
Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Ethanol induces skin hyperpigmentation in mice with aldehyde dehydrogenase 2 deficiency
Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Low-level red and infrared lights provide anti-aging skin benefits
Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Near-infrared light 790-1000 nm causes photoaging in vivo and in vitro
Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Evaluation of negative effect of blue light on human skin and potential impacts on the dermis
Journal of Investigative Dermatology

12R‐lipoxygenase activity is reduced in photodamaged facial stratum corneum. A novel activity assay indicates a key function in corneocyte maturation
International Journal of Cosmetic Science

A preliminary study of an alternative method for evaluating skin sensitizing potential of chemicals
International Journal of Cosmetic Science

Does using a high sun protection factor sunscreen on face, along with physical photoprotection advice, in patients with melasma, change serum vitamin D concentration in Indian conditions ? A pragmatic pretest-posttest study
Indian Journal of Dermatology, Venereology and Leprology

The effects of isotretinoin on affective and cognitive functions are disparate in adolescent Acne vulgaris patients
Journal of Dermatological Treatment

0.005% hypochlorite reduces serine protease in cultured human keratinocytes and alleviates itch of atopic skin
Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Onset, rate, and progression of human dermal extracellular matrix aging
Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Deciphering the mechanism of action of isotretinoin in acne patients using next gene sequencing technologies
Journal of Investigative Dermatology

A minimally-invasive method for the quantification of lymphatic vessel function in the skin
Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Phytomelatonin regulates keratinocytes homeostasis counteracting aging process
Cosmetics

30 years (and more) Of hair research societies
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

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#BeautyRecap: April 17th, 2019 https://kindofstephen.com/beautyrecap-april-17th-2019/ Wed, 17 Apr 2019 23:36:36 +0000 https://kindofstephen.com/?p=3345 Products and Reviews A look at the Sephora and Moschino collaboration Allure.com, PopSugar.com “Milk Makeup is launching more weed-themed beauty products, and we have thoughts” PopSugar.com A review of the Tarte Liquid Chrome Paint PopSugar.com Wander Beauty to open NYC pop-up shop WWD.com Ashley Graham and Revlon’s collaboration Unapologetic Lip Kit available on Amazon Allure.com […]

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Products and Reviews

A look at the Sephora and Moschino collaboration
Allure.com, PopSugar.com

“Milk Makeup is launching more weed-themed beauty products, and we have thoughts”
PopSugar.com

A review of the Tarte Liquid Chrome Paint
PopSugar.com

Wander Beauty to open NYC pop-up shop
WWD.com

Ashley Graham and Revlon’s collaboration Unapologetic Lip Kit available on Amazon
Allure.com

A review of Fresh’s Rose Deep Hydration Sleeping Mask
PopSugar.com

Dazed shares beauty products that can be refilled, reused and recycled
DazedDigital.com

PopSugar reviews the best tinted lip balms of 2019
PopSugar.com

Winnie Harlow recreates RuPaul’s MAC Viva Glam campaign
WMagazine.com

PopSugar recommends 19 face sunscreens
PopSugar.com

Skincare and Beauty

California’s Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act does not pass
Refinery29.com

“Herbivore’s mouldy face-cream recall at Sephora underscores an ugly issue for natural beauty”
FastCompany.com

“How your favourite cosmetics products got their cheeky names”
TeenVogue.com

“Here’s exactly what salicylic acid does to your skin”
Allure.com

“8 common fear-mongering natural beauty marketing claims, fact-checked”
Fashoinista.com

“Why airline beauty standards are still stuck in the past”
CNTraveler.com

“The smart ageing lessons we can learn from J-Beauty”
Telegraph.co.uk

“Move over, K-beauty – A-beauty is here”
AFR.com

Carina Chaz is “25, lives in L.A., and spends $3,124 on her beauty routine”
Glamour.com

“Everything you need to know about using lavender oil”
Elle.com

Retailers, Brands, and Trends

China’s acceptance of certain non-animal testing methods for the regulation of cosmetics
IIVS.org

China will no longer require animal testing on cosmetic products
Vogue.co.uk

“China to stop mandatory animal testing for beauty companies”
TheNational.ae

LuluLab, a Samsung beauty AI startup spin-off, to unveil AI skincare solutions designed for the Middle Eastern market
TechStartups.com

Sephora to open South Korea’s first store in October
KoreaHerald.com

“The beauty industry’s plastic problem”
TheKit.ca

‘Free from’ claims in cosmetics face possible EU restrictions
ChemicalWatch.com

“Lush UK bids farewell to social. Will other brands follow suit?”
MarketingLand.com

“Dove’s #ShowUs campaign makes stock photography more inclusive than ever”
Elle.com

“Instagram models using new app to exchange posts for free food, beauty treatments, yoga classes”
FoxNews.com

“OSMO and L’Oréal Canada join forces to propel the Montreal startup ecosystem”
NewsWire.ca

Sustainable biofuel company Pacific Biodiesel is also a beauty company
FastCompany.com

Tom Ford to launch Tmall flagship for popular Soleil range
GlobalCosmeticsNews.com

Shiseido designates a Tmall team to drive China sales
Alizila.com

SKYN Iceland appoints Linda Esposito as CFO
PRNewsWire.com

“Remember the Titans: Elizabeth Arden just wanted every woman to look beautiful”
Qrius.com

Celebrities and Interviews

Lady Gaga to launch Haus Beauty line, boutique on Las Vegas Strip
ReviewJournal.com

Hailey Bieber filed to trademark Bieber Beauty
TeenVogue.com, PopSugar.com, Allure.com

Rihanna files trademark for Fenty Skin
PopSugar.com, Elle.com, Glamour.com, Allure.com

Ariana Grande trademarks “Thank U, Next” as a fragrance and personal care line
Elle.com, PopSugar.com, TeenVogue.com

“Nikita Dragun talks creating the first trans-owned beauty brand”
Out.com

Blake Lively shares what’s in her makeup and beauty drawer
Glamour.com

Alessandra Ambrosio shares her beauty routine
Youtube.com

“Estée Laundry: The Instagram collective holding the beauty industry to account”
TheGuardian.com

Makeup artist Mata Marielle talks about why she created a beauty brand for Black women
HypeBae.com

Bluemercury’s Barry Beck on being a disruptor
WWD.com

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#BeautyRecap: April 9th, 2019 https://kindofstephen.com/beautyrecap-april-9th-2019/ Tue, 09 Apr 2019 12:55:16 +0000 https://kindofstephen.com/?p=3338 Products and Reviews Pat McGrath Labs opens pop-up at Selfridges in London MarieClaire.co.uk Lululemon to launch a personal care line RetailDive.com MAC Cosmetics expands its offering of nude lip shades TeenVogue.com Kylie Cosmetics announces a new setting spray TeenVogue.com, Allure.com Tarte collaborates with Adelaine Morin on an eye and cheek palette Allure.com A look at […]

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Products and Reviews

Pat McGrath Labs opens pop-up at Selfridges in London
MarieClaire.co.uk

Lululemon to launch a personal care line
RetailDive.com

MAC Cosmetics expands its offering of nude lip shades
TeenVogue.com

Kylie Cosmetics announces a new setting spray
TeenVogue.com, Allure.com

Tarte collaborates with Adelaine Morin on an eye and cheek palette
Allure.com

A look at Laneige’s new Lip Glowy Balms
PopSugar.com

Michelle Pfeiffer launches fragrance brand Henry Rose
Inc.com, Elle.com, Vogue.com, WMagazine.com

Patrick Ta launches his beauty brand, and plans to bring it to Sephora
Allure.com, TheTalko.com, WWD.com – Paywall

Sir John and South Africa’s Woolworths collaborate on a makeup collection
BusinessOfFashion.com, EWN.co.za, DailyMaverick.co.za

Ada Rojas to launch a line of natural hair products
Refinery29.com

A look at the Sunday Riley x United Airlines collection
PopSugar.com

Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré is now available in the US
Allure.com

A look at Charlotte Tilbury’s Pretty Youth Glow Filter
Glamour.com

A look at the limited-edition Deciem Birthday set
Allure.com

A look at the CutiTron, a smart skin-measuring device
BBC.com, Bustle.com

Peach & Lily announces winners to 2019 Best of K-beauty Awards
PRNewswire.com

CEW announces 25th Annual Beauty Awards finalists
CEW.org

Editors at Teen Vogue, Allure, and more on their favourite sunscreens and SPF tips
WhoWhatWear.com

Inside Vogue Australia’s 2019 Beauty and Anti-Ageing Event
Vogue.com.au

A review of the VOLO Hero Hair Towel
Elle.com

PopSugar features 17 new skincare product launches coming April 2019
PopSugar.com

PopSugar features new makeup product launches coming April 2019
PopSugar.com

Isle of Paradise launches a clear self-tanning mousse
Allure.com

Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner are collaborating on a fragrance
WMagazine.com, TeenVogue.com

A review of the Too Faced’s Better Than Sex Eyeliner
Glamour.com

Benefit Cosmetics launches hair pencils for people with red and grey hair
Elle.com

Rag and Bone launches a new unisex fragrance
TeenVogue.com

Anastasia Beverly Hills has begun working on a line of false eyelashes
TeenVogue.com

Loey Lane launches Love AnyBody at Target
Allure.com

Allure recommends 14 night creams
Allure.com

Retailers, Brands, and Trends

Fenty beauty pulled “Geisha Chic” highlighter due to criticism
TeenVogue.com, Allure.com, WMagazine.com

China moves towards an end to post-market animal testing for cosmetic products
SCMP.com

“How L’Oréal-backed Seed Phytonutrients is changing the conversation around organic beauty”
PSFK.com

“Juice Beauty is leading the clean beauty movement with its new organic farm”
Bustle.com

“3 lessons brands can learn from Glossier’s Instagram success”
SocialMediaToday.com

China’s beauty industry gets a high-tech makeover
China.org.cn

Shiseido looks to increase global reach with new innovation center
WWD.com – Paywall, Nippon.com

“Shiseido wants to make J-beauty happen”
NYTimes.com

GNC looks to beauty ingestibles to refresh its image
Glossy.co

How Unilever is reinventing what corporate responsibility means in beauty and personal care
Glossy.co

Through Poosh, Kourtney Kardashian aims to reach ‘the modern woman’
WWD.com – Paywall

Why the founders of Ouai & Summer Fridays promote other brands on their Instagram pages
Bustle.com

“When less is more: the beauty bloggers exposing the industry’s wasteful secret”
TheGuardian.com

Jeffree Star says $2.5 million USD worth of his cosmetic line stolen
BBC.com, VanityFair.com, Mashable.com

Praesidian Capital exits $14 million USD investment in JD Beauty Co
APNews.com

“How Walmart’s working to cultivate a cool image”
BizJournals.com

L’Oréal USA reorganizes Luxe division, promotes Doreen Arbel, Ikdeep Singh, and Ed Fox
WWD.com – Paywall

B2LiNK wants to create a global link for K-beauty startups
YNA.co.kr

Emmanuelle Walle to head Chanel Fragrances and Beauty P.R.
WWD.com – Paywall

Skincare and Beauty

The American Cancer Society’s annual report reveals melanoma cases continue to rise
Allure.com

“Dumpster diving” points to a much bigger beauty problem
Refinery29.com

“On Instagram more is still more”
BeautyMatter.com

Blindness & beauty: How visually impaired women are changing an industry that ignored them
Allure.com

“How women of colour are reclaiming natural beauty”
DazedDigital.com

“What clean beauty means”
PopSugar.com

Catrin Pugh, “I want to educate the beauty industry on how to treat burns survivors like me”
Metro.co.uk

“More vagina dialogues are needed, but they shouldn’t be about profits”
TheGuardian.com

“Is your CBD skincare doing anything?”
Vogue.co.uk

“The Korean women taking to Youtube to fight ageism in K-beauty”
DazedDigital.com

“The rise and fall of K-beauty and its gruelling 10-step regime”
TheNational.ae

“Why you shouldn’t listen to Donald Trump and the super rich when it comes to beauty”
CounterPunch.org

“The DNA testing industry just wants your personal data – it does not care about your wellbeing”
Independent.co.uk

Makeup artist Benjamin Puckey shares how to pick the best contour shade for your skin tone
Allure.com

“Could wearing makeup in your early 30s be pointless?”
TheAge.com.au

Mortician Lauren Leroy talks about the role beauty plays in the death process
DazedDigital.com

“Microscope beauty videos are the new creepy-cool Youtube trend you can’t look away from”
Elle.com

Celebrities and Interviews

Makeup artist Lisa Eldridge talks makeup for Disney’s new live-action remake of Dumbo
Allure.com

Celine Dion becomes the new global face of L’Oreal
Elle.com, Glamour.com

“What beauty means in the world of professional women’s tennis”
PopSugar.com

How makeup helped beauty vlogger Molly Burke find confidence after losing her vision
Allure.com

Isabelle De Vries talks about the “buttery skin” trend
Glamour.com

Selma Blair shares a makeup tutorial and raises awareness of multiple sclerosis
PopSugar.com

Makeup artist Pony joins Lotte Duty-Free for makeup event
MoodieDavittReport.com

Makeup artist Alice Ghendrih, “Women shouldn’t be presented purely as sexual objects”
DazedDigital.com

Kourtney Kardashian shares her beauty routine
Vogue.com

Christian Louboutin Beauty names Isamaya Ffrench as their global makeup artist
WWD.com – Paywall

Meet Sophia Hadjipanteli, the model completely challenging conventional beauty standards
MarieClaire.com.au

Makeup artist Candice Stafford-Bridge breaks down the beauty looks in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Allure.com

Kylie Jenner explains why the Jordyn Woods Lip Kit was discounted
TeenVogue.com

An interview with Fanny Bourdette-Donon about how they became special projects manager at Dior Beauty
BusinessOfFashion.com

Celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann on beauty, ageing, and the product that changed her relationship with her hands
Vogue.com

Research and Technology

Atrophic and hypertrophic photoaging: Clinical, histological, and molecular features of two distinct phenotypes of photoaged skin
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Highlights and implications of the 2019 proposed rule on sunscreens by the US Food and Drug Administration
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology

Increasing the confidence (intervals) in dermatology research
British Journal of Dermatology

The effect of sunscreen on vitamin D: A review
British Journal of Dermatology

Epidermal keratinocytes need zinc
British Journal of Dermatology

Bio‐derived hydroxystearic acid ameliorates skin age spots and conspicuous pores
International Journal of Cosmetic Science

Study of antioxidant properties of thylakoids and application in UV protection and repair of UV‐induced damage
Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology

The effectiveness of imiquimod 5% cream as an anti‐wrinkle treatment: A pilot study
Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology

Efficacy and safety of moisturizer containing 5% panthenol, madecassoside, and copper‐zinc‐manganese versus 0.02% triamcinolone acetonide cream in decreasing adverse reaction and downtime after ablative fractional carbon dioxide laser resurfacing: A split‐face, double‐blinded, randomized, controlled trial
Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology

Exploratory study to evaluate two clinical methods for assessing moisturizing effect on skin barrier repair
Skin Research and Technology

Validation of a novel smartphone application‐enabled, patient‐operated skin barrier device
Skin Research and Technology

The dynamics of endothelial changes in vivo following standardized skin injury
Skin Research and Technology

Novel tretinoin 0.05% lotion for the once-daily treatment of moderate-to-severe acne vulgaris: assessment of safety and tolerability in subgroups
Journal of Dermatological Treatment

Berberine protects immortalized line of human melanocytes from H2O2-induced oxidative stress via activation of Nrf2 and Mitf signaling pathway
Journal of Dermatological Science

Atractyligenin, a terpenoid isolated from coffee silverskin, inhibits cutaneous photoaging
Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology

Dermal delivery of therapeutic DNAzymes via chitosan hydrogels
International Journal of Pharmaceutics

Botulinum toxin injections for masseter reduction in East Asians
Dermatologic Surgery

Peptides stimulating synthesis of extracellular matrix used in anti-ageing cosmetics: Are they clinically tested? A systematic review of the literature
The Australasian Journal of Dermatology

Use of vegetable oils to improve the sun protection factor of sunscreen formulations
Cosmetics

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#BeautyRecap: April 2nd, 2019 https://kindofstephen.com/beautyrecap-april-2nd-2019/ Tue, 02 Apr 2019 12:55:10 +0000 https://kindofstephen.com/?p=3328 Products and Reviews A look at the Urban Decay x Game of Thrones makeup collection PopSugar.com A look at the Ulta x Marvel makeup collection Allure.com, PopSugar.com Pat McGrath Labs launches 17 new eyeshadow shades TeenVogue.com A look at Fenty Beauty’s Sun Stalkr bronzers in 8 shades TeenVogue.com, Elle.com. PopSugar.com Peach & Lily to be […]

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Products and Reviews

A look at the Urban Decay x Game of Thrones makeup collection
PopSugar.com

A look at the Ulta x Marvel makeup collection
Allure.com, PopSugar.com

Pat McGrath Labs launches 17 new eyeshadow shades
TeenVogue.com

A look at Fenty Beauty’s Sun Stalkr bronzers in 8 shades
TeenVogue.com, Elle.com. PopSugar.com

Peach & Lily to be carried in all Ulta stores
Allure.com

Drunk Elephant launches Slaii Makeup-Melting Butter Cleanser
Allure.com

A look at Revolution Beauty’s doughnut-shaped eyeshadow palettes
PopSugar.com

Tarte is launching the Icy Betch palette, once an April Fool’s joke
Allure.com

Lip Smacker collaborates with Crayola on glosses and tinted lip balms
PopSugar.com

A look at MAC’s Electric Wonder collection
PopSugar.com

Benefit Cosmetics and Quay Australia collaborate on sunglasses
Allure.com

Madonna’s MDNA collaborates with Moschino on skincare sets
Allure.com

Too Faced launches the 10-year-anniversary Naturals Collection
PopSugar.com

A look at Volition’s Strawberry-C Serum
Allure.com

Reviews of the Glow Recipe Pineapple-C Serum
Glamour.com, Allure.com

Winky Lux’s After Dark Blacklight Lip Crayon glows under UV light
Allure.com

A review of the Maybelline Eye Studio Master Precise All Day Liquid Eyeliner
Elle.com

A look at Milk Makeup’s Hydro Grip Primer
Butsle.com

A look at Herbivore’s Prism Glow Potion
Glamour.com

A look at Amriki, a “visual perfume”
LiveKindly.co

A look at The Balm’s Autobalm eyeshadow palettes
Allure.com

A review of Glossier Play
Glamour.com

Elle UK recommends sunscreens for acne-prone skin
Elle.com

W Magazine selects 10 best skincare products from March 2019
WMagazine.com

Allure selects new skincare launches coming April 2019
Allure.com

Retailers, Brands, and Trends

“Inclusivity issues are prominent in all industries—even at women-centric companies”
AdWeek.com

Johnson & Johnson baby shampoo samples fail Indian quality test; company rejects findings
Reuters.com

“How the beauty industry can keep up with a changing society”
AdAge.com

“What’s behind beauty’s billion-dollar valuations?”
BusinessofFashion.com

Glossier is valued at $1 billion USD
TheCut.com

“In a crowded masstige market, can e.l.f. regain cult status?”
WWD.com – Paywall

Bain Capital to take a majority stake in beauty brand incubator Maesa
PEHub.com

“CBD beauty industry: How big is the potential market really?”
Born2Invest.com

“How brands can build successful relationships with influencers”
HBR.org

“What successful beauty startups are focusing on now”
Forbes.com

Digitalizing China’s beauty industry: Introducing Supermakeup’s ‘Beauty charging stations’
WhatsonWeibo.com

“The beauty industry is giving the UK high street a much-needed makeover”
TheDrum.com

Luxury cannabis brand Beboe wants to get into the cosmetics market
Fashionista.com

“Why Bobbi Brown chose Walmart for her new line”
Forbes.com

A look at new beauty regulations changes in China
Lexology.com

“Urban Outfitters accused of copying gender-neutral fragrance”
DazedDigital.com

Sunny Jain joins Unilever from Amazon as president of beauty
BeautyMatter.com

“Fall 2019 was the most racially diverse fashion week in history”
WMagazine.com

Skincare and Beauty

A look at the controversial cosmetic procedure, lip threading
Refinery29.com, RTE.ie

“Face Forward, a nonprofit based in Los Angeles, offers pro-bono reconstructive surgery to victims of domestic violence, human trafficking, and other acts of violence”
Allure.com

“How charcoal escaped the grill and ended up in your toothpaste and your face cream”
WashingtonPost.com

“Inside the hidden world of sex dolls’ make-up”
DazedDigital.com

“Black Girl Church explores the relationship of Black women to the beauty supply store and why being there can sometimes feel like being in a sanctuary”
TeenVogue.com

“How to make your beauty regime more sustainable”
Standard.co.uk

A look at what “clean beauty” means
Elle.com

“In the pursuit of happiness, I tried a longer skin-care routine” by Cotton Codinha
Allure.com

“A solid business foundation – male make-up enters the boardroom”
EuropeanCEO.com

“Let’s not pretend having a 7-step beauty routine for your vulva is ‘empowering’”
GraziaDaily.co.uk

“How Glamlite aims to build on the momentum of its viral pizza makeup palette”
Glossy.co

Celebrities and Interviews

An interview with Pat McGrath about her $1 billion USD valued brand, Pat McGrath Labs
TheTimes.co.uk

Pat McGrath, “The woman who made me”
Elle.com

Jackie Aina calls out the issue with the shade “nude” in makeup
Allure.com, TeenVogue.com

Jazell Barbie Royale becomes first Black woman crowned in Miss International Queen pageant
TeenVogue.com

“Imagine waking up and not being able to brush your teeth or use deodorant”, an interview with Beauty Banks founders Sali Hughes and Jo Jones
IrishTimes.com

Paul Rudd “shares” his “beauty” “secrets”
Allure.com

Fecal Matter share their 3-hour makeup routine
Vogue.com

Sephora picks 24 influencers for its #SephoraSquad program
FastCompany.com

“Huda and Mona Kattan on how the Internet changed the beauty industry and their global empire”
Image.ie

“Moj Mahdara built Beautycon to celebrate diversity, but still had to hide herself”
Refinery29.com

“Moj Mahdara, CEO of the digitally savvy brand Beautycon, is changing up the industry one festival at a time”
WSJ.com

An interview with Gucci Westman about Westman Atelier
Grazia.com.au

Influencer James Charles opens up about beauty career and bullies
ABCNews.com

An interview with Ava Matthews, founder of Ultra Violette
HeraldSun.com.au

An interview with Susie Ma, founder of Tropic Skincare
Forbes.com

An interview with Mabel Ledwaba, founder of Havillah Beauty
ForbesAfrica.com

“How Soraya Jansen’s bid to cure her acne left her with depression”
DazedDigital.com

Karlie Kloss shares her night out beauty routine
Vogue.com

An interview with Elizabeth Olsen about beauty
Allure.com

An interview with Sarah and Lauren Murrell, founders of By Sarah London
Forbes.com

Anastasia Soare of Anastasia Beverly Hills gives a bathroom tour
Allure.com

Olivia Jade’s beauty trademark applications rejected
TeenVogue.com

An interview with hairstylist James Pecis
DazedDigital.com

An interview with Lou Doillon about her music and beauty
VanityFair.com

Research and Technology

Sunscreen may prevent the development of basal cell carcinoma in individuals with basal cell carcinoma nevus syndrome (BCCNS): A retrospective survey study
JAAD

Identity-by-descent analysis reveals susceptibility loci for severe acne in Chinese Han cohort
Journal of Investigative Dermatology

Critical role of ATP-P2X7 axis in UV-induced melanogenesis
Journal of Investigative Dermatology

The impact of airborne pollution on skin
JEADV

Increasing prevalence of alopecia areata in South Korea
Journal of Dermatology

A series of in vitro and human studies of a novel lip cream formulation for protecting against environmental triggers of recurrent herpes labialis
Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology

The role of topical retinoids in prevention and treatment of atrophic acne scarring: Understanding the importance of early effective treatment
Journal of Drugs and Dermatology

Clinical evidence of dermal and epidermal restructuring from a biologically active growth factor serum for skin rejuvenation
Journal of Drugs and Dermatology

Pseudofolliculitis barbae: A review of current treatment options
Journal of Drugs and Dermatology

Technical approaches to select high‐performance instant skin smoothing formulations: Correlation of in vitro and in vivo assessment methods
Skin Research and Technology

Development of the multispectral UV polarization reflectance imaging system (MUPRIS) for in situ monitoring of the UV protection efficacy of sunscreen on human skin
Skin Research and Technology

How hormones may modulate human skin pigmentation in melasma: an in vitro perspective
Experimental Dermatology

An updated classification of hair follicle morphogenesis
Experimental Dermatology

Dead sea minerals: New findings on skin and the biology beyond
Experimental Dermatology

Human stratum corneum proteomics reveals cross‐linking of a broad spectrum of proteins in cornified envelopes
Experimental Dermatology

The clinical effect of glutathione on skin color and other related skin conditions: A systematic review
Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology

Discovery of new depigmenting compounds and their efficacy to treat hyperpigmentation: Evidence from in vitro study
Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology

The mechanism of activated platelet‐rich plasma supernatant promotion of hair growth by cultured dermal papilla cells
Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology

External lipid function in ethnic hairs
Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology

The dermoscopic features of facial aging among Egyptians: A comparative study between males and females
Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology

The use of deoxycholic acid for the clinical reduction of excess submental fat in Indian patients
Journal of Drugs and Dermatology

Treating acne with topical antibiotics: Current obstacles and the introduction of topical minocycline as a new treatment option
Journal of Drugs and Dermatology

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#BeautyRecap: March 26th, 2019 https://kindofstephen.com/beautyrecap-march-26th-2019/ Tue, 26 Mar 2019 12:55:30 +0000 https://kindofstephen.com/?p=3318 Products and Reviews Hermès to launch a skincare and makeup range Elle.com Saks Off Fifth launches its in-house beauty brand Fifth City PopSugar.com Amazon introduces in-house beauty brand Belei Elle.com, Allure.com, PopSugar.com, Glamour.com Fenty Beauty brings back Body Lava with new shade Trophy Wife PopSugar.com Grace Beauty creates tools to make makeup application more accessible […]

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Products and Reviews

Hermès to launch a skincare and makeup range
Elle.com

Saks Off Fifth launches its in-house beauty brand Fifth City
PopSugar.com

Amazon introduces in-house beauty brand Belei
Elle.com, Allure.com, PopSugar.com, Glamour.com

Fenty Beauty brings back Body Lava with new shade Trophy Wife
PopSugar.com

Grace Beauty creates tools to make makeup application more accessible
Allure.com, PopSugar.com

ColourPop launches a Disney Villians themed palette
TeenVogue.com, Allure.com, PopSugar.com

Sephora to carry Inkey List
RetailDive.com

Tatcha launches the Ageless Revitalizing Neck Cream
Allure.com

Oribe launches a line of haircare for natural hair
Glamour.com

A review of the PCA Skin C&E Advanced with Hexylresorcinol and Silymarin
Allure.com

Sephora to carry Skinfix
Allure.com

A look at Anastasia Beverly Hill’s new Dipbrow Gel
PopSugar.com

Peachy Queen launches a 90’s themed eyeshadow palette
Allure.com

Milk Makeup launches four new shades of its tinted Kush Lip Balm
PopSugar.com

Winky Lux launches 4 new flavours of its Matcha Lip Balm
Allure.com

Glossier launches a mango flavoured version of its Balm Dotcom
TeenVogue.com

Lipstick Queen to expand its Medieval Lipstick range
PopSugar.com

Glamour announces the 214 recipients of its beauty awards
Glamour.com

Glamour reveals its readers choice winners for beauty products
Glamour.com

Glamour reveals its best skincare winners from its beauty awards
Glamour.com

Glamour reveals its best makeup winners from its beauty awards
Glamour.com

15 lightweight sunscreens recommended by PopSugar
PopSugar.com

Dermatologists recommend serums for different skin types
Allure.com

Celebrity makeup artists share their favourite drugstore eyeshadows
Elle.com

12 cream foundations recommended by Allure
Allure.com

Arshia Moorjani shares her favourite powder for those with yellow or golden undertones
Allure.com

Dermatologists recommend their favourite sunscreens
PopSugar.com

Sephora now provides early access to products through its VIB program
Allure.com

Retailers, Brands, and Trends

The latest trend in skincare: anti-pollution makeup sales soar
TheGuardian.com

A look at to the top beauty brands on Amazon
FastCompany.com

Dr. Dennis Gross partners with Bisous for Leo, to raise awareness of Infantile Neuroaxonal Dystrophy
PRNewswire.com

Skincare and Beauty

Allure executive beauty director, Jenny Bailly, travels to South Korea to understand the South Korean beauty market
Allure.com

Dermatologists share their favourite skincare tips
Allure.com

Advice from Glamour on shaving your bikini line
Glamour.com

Why melatonin is showing up in skincare
Allure.com

Pat McGrath shares tips on getting the perfect cat-eye
Elle.com

Why it’s important to use a lip balm with sun protection
PopSugar.com

Scott Barnes uses spray-on sunscreen to help Jennifer Lopez “get that glow”
Allure.com

8 beauty tips you can do using Vaseline
Allure.com

Sam Chapman of RealTechniques shows why a highlighter brush can be used for foundation application
Allure.com

W Magazine looks at beauty memberships available in the US
WMagazine.com

Celebrities and Interviews

Busy Phillips shares her skin and self-care routine
Allure.com

Michelle Phan shares her nightly skincare routine
HarpersBazaar.com

Model Yoon Young Bae shares her skincare and makeup routine
Vogue.com

Model Barbara Palvin shares her date-night makeup routine
Elle.com

Hailey Beiber shares her bedtime beauty routine
WMagazine.com

Blogger Shagun Khanna shares her beauty and skincare routine
Vogue.in

SF9 share their skincare and beauty tips
Allure.com

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#BeautyRecap: March 19th, 2019 https://kindofstephen.com/beautyrecap-march-19th-2019/ Tue, 19 Mar 2019 12:55:08 +0000 https://kindofstephen.com/?p=3309 Products and Reviews Sephora launching credit cards with rewards and perks Glamour.com, PopSugar.com MAC Cosmetics announces a Disney’s Aladdin collection TeenVogue.com, Allure.com Supergoop launches Poof Part Powder SPF 45, a sunscreen for the scalp Allure.com Supergoop launches Shimmershade SPF 30, a sunscreen eyeshadow PopSugar.com A review of the Supergoop Superscreen Daily Moisturizer SPF 40 Glamour.com […]

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Products and Reviews

Sephora launching credit cards with rewards and perks
Glamour.com, PopSugar.com

MAC Cosmetics announces a Disney’s Aladdin collection
TeenVogue.com, Allure.com

Supergoop launches Poof Part Powder SPF 45, a sunscreen for the scalp
Allure.com

Supergoop launches Shimmershade SPF 30, a sunscreen eyeshadow
PopSugar.com

A review of the Supergoop Superscreen Daily Moisturizer SPF 40
Glamour.com

Perricone MD relaunches the No Makeup Makeup collection
Allure.com, PRNewswire.com

Sally Hansen partners with Jelly Belly on nail polish collection
Allure.com, PopSugar.com

A review of the Beautyblender Selfie Shield primer
PopSugar.com

A look at Olive & June’s The Poppy Manicure Tool
PopSugar.com, Allure.com

A review of the m-61 PowerSpot Cleanse
Allure.com

A review of the OSEA Malibu Ocean Cleanser
PopSugar.com

A review of the Kat Von D Cake Liner Pencil
PopSugar.com

Elizabeth Arden and Reese Witherspoon launch Pink Punch Lipstick, 100% of the proceeds support UN Women
Allure.com

Ulta begins carrying Cannuka, a skincare line combining cannabidiol and honey
Allure.com

Samsung’s S10 phones will use AI to offer selfie skin analysis
MediaPost.com

Retailers, Brands, and Trends

Benefit Cosmetics retools marketing efforts around ‘social good’
Glossy.co

Benefit Cosmetics and MAC Cosmetics collaborate to support Planned Parenthood
PopSugar.com

David Rubenstein sits down with Jean-Paul Agon, chief executive officer of L’Oreal SA, for a wide-ranging conversation about the beauty industry
Bloomberg.com

Wellness and Beauty Solutions can now market its new Elle product range to retailers in Europe and North America
Stockhead.com.au

Helen of Troy puts personal care business up for sale
BusinessWire.com

“Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop is cashing in on booming wellness market”
BNNBloomberg.ca

“Could baby powder soon come with a warning label?”
Vox.com

“How Helena Rubinstein used tall tales to turn cosmetics into a luxury brand”
HBS.edu

Ulta Beauty sales accelerate amid online growth
FT.com

Boots announce major beauty hall refurbishment
WomanandHome.com

Birchbox launches business incubator program Birchbox Breakthrough
GlobalCosmeticsNews.com

“Sheet masks may be great for your skin, but apparently they’re destroying the planet”
GlamourMagazine.co.uk

“The rise and fall of the beauty professional”
Vice.com

Sephora Accelerate announces 2019 cohort of beauty companies it will incubate
BusinessWire.com

“Will success spoil Diet Prada?”
BusinessofFashion.com

“Is emo trending in beauty?”
DazedDigital.com

“Disrupting beauty: Will technology or nature win out?”
Verdict.co.uk

Lush announces its products will be egg-free
PlantBasedNews.org

“Supplying your demand: Glossier, you look good”
DailyFreePress.com

Teresa Mordoh is the new chief of Dermalogica South Africa
IOL.co.za

Skincare and Beauty

“What is skin fasting? This beauty trend could save you an absolute fortune”
Bustle.com

“The queer person’s guide to feeling beautiful in an ugly world”
Out.com

“There are 100000 orangutans left — they need to wear better cosmetics”
GritDaily.com

“Found beads of water on your lipstick? It’s “sweating” – here’s what that means”
PopSugar.com

22 photos of women rocking their 4C hair
PopSugar.com

21 Bantu knot hairstyles
PopSugar.com

“Probiotics in your skin care: Is it the next best thing or a total fad?”
PopSugar.com

Dermatologists share tips on minimizing the appearance of pores
TeenVogue.com

“Everything you need to know about laser skin tightening”
Elle.com

A man developed a brain infection after a piece of cotton bud got stuck in his ear
LiveScience.com

Esthetician Erica McCallum gives advice on depuffing the eyes
PopSugar.com

Celebrities and Interviews

“Who are the drama queens spillin’ tea on beauty influencers?”
NewNowNext.com

“Kat Von D finally addresses Nazi & anti-vax rumours — but fans aren’t convinced”
Refinery29.com

An interview with Jo Malone about Estee Lauder and her new brand Jo Loves
Independent.co.uk

Sephora cuts ties with Olivia Jade after the college admissions scandal
Glamour.com, Allure.com, WMagazine.com, TeenVogue.com

“Lori Loughlin’s daughter Olivia Jade was chilling on a USC chairman’s yacht when the bribery scandal broke”
WMagazine.com

Kylie Jenner talks about her makeup and beauty philosophy
Vogue.com

Kylie Jenner hints that a Kylie Cosmetics and Kendall Jenner collaboration is coming
WMagazine.com

“Asian transgender beauty queens, their journey and hopes for the future”
TheIndependent.sg

Le Labo’s founder has mixed feelings about the success of Santal 33
Fashionista.com

Sandra Oh says being 47 is great because “you give less fucks”
WMagazine.cpom

Cara Delevingne is interviewed about beauty, gender-fluidity, and RuPaul
Elle.com

Demi Moore talks about ageing and beauty at the Goop Summit
WMagazine.com

Doutzen Kroes shares her skincare and beauty tips
Vogue.com

“Why Taemin won’t apologize for his androgynous aesthetic anymore”
Allure.com

JGrrey on the beauty products that have shaped her
DazedDigital.com

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#BeautyRecap: March 12th, 2019 https://kindofstephen.com/beautyrecap-march-12th-2019/ Wed, 13 Mar 2019 12:56:45 +0000 https://kindofstephen.com/?p=3299 Products and Reviews A look at the Foreo LUNA fofo GlamourMagazine.co.uk A look at Dragun Beauty, Nikita Dragun’s upcoming beauty collection PopSugar.com A look at the Kith x Estee Lauder Dopp Kit Vogue.com, PopSugar.com Lush is launching 54 new bath bombs PopSugar.com, Allure.com Glamlite Cosmetics debuts a burger-themed eye shadow palette to follow up last […]

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Products and Reviews

A look at the Foreo LUNA fofo
GlamourMagazine.co.uk

A look at Dragun Beauty, Nikita Dragun’s upcoming beauty collection
PopSugar.com

A look at the Kith x Estee Lauder Dopp Kit
Vogue.com, PopSugar.com

Lush is launching 54 new bath bombs
PopSugar.com, Allure.com

Glamlite Cosmetics debuts a burger-themed eye shadow palette to follow up last year’s pizza-themed launch
Allure.com

A look at the ColourPop Spring Collection
PopSugar.com

A review of the Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick
Glamour.com

A look at the Michael Todd Beauty Sonic Eraser Pro
USMagazine.com

A look at Pop-In@Nordstrom, a curated natural beauty and wellness store curated by Olivia Kim
Bustle.com

Boxlunch launches a Clueless themed makeup collection
Allure.com

A review of the Pixi Beauty On-the-Glow Multi-Use Moisture Stick
Allure.com

A review of the Patchology Perfect Ten Self-Warming Hand and Cuticle Mask
Glamour.com

A review of Glossier Play’s Glitter Gelee
PopSugar.com

A review of Glossier Play
TeenVogue.com

Elle Magazine recommends 9 drugstore setting sprays
Elle.com

A dermatologist recommends to Elle, 13 drugstore eye creams
Elle.com

A look at Herbal Essences’ recycled bottles
PopSugar.com

Retailers, Brands, and Trends

Sephora will open 35 new locations across the United States in 2019
RisNews.com

Nestlé skincare unit attracts private equity interest
FinancialTimes.com

Samsung taps Revieve for selfie skin analysis
MobileMarketer.com

Skincare and Beauty

“Where to donate beauty products”
PopSugar.com

Selena Gomez points out that almost every Snapchat Beauty filter has blue eyes
Glamour.com

Dermatologists share advice and options on how to treat a cyst
Elle.com

A look at the dangers of IV drips of glutathione for skin lightening
Allure.com

“Why is sandalwood such an important ingredient in Indian skincare?”
Vogue.in

“Hyaluronic to salicylic: A guide to using acids in your skincare routine”
GlobalNews.ca

“From watery lotions to snail slime, why better skincare is a growing trend for Asian millennials”
SCMP.com

Celebrities and Interviews

How Zandra Cunningham turned a lip balm obsession into a $500K skin care company
BuffaloNews.com

Chelsea Chandelario, “The beauty item I was ashamed of using as a woman of color — until now”
PopSugar.com

Model Olivia Anakwe calls out hairstylists who can’t do black hair at fashion shows
TeenVogue.com

Akesha Reid “ditched her skin-care routine for two weeks and here’s what happened”
Refinery29.com

Instagram beauty sensation @Gelcream shares her skincare and beauty tips
HarpersBazaar.com

An interview with Joséphine de La Baume about beauty and skincare
WMagazine.com

Ellen King, “This affordable routine cleared my skin after I came off the pill”
Refinery29.com

Red Velvet members share their biggest skin-care secrets
Allure.com

An interview with EXO’s Baekhyun about beauty and style
Allure.com

An interview with Adriana Lima about motherhood and beauty
Glamour.com

Organization experts at The Home Edit recommend their favourite beauty organization tools
PopSugar.com

Drew Barrymore, “Aging is a luxury”
WMagazine.com

Alicia Hart-Davis, “I’ve passed my ageing genes on to my daughter but these are the 3 ways we trick our skin into ageing better”
Telegraph.co.uk

“Alex Steinherr on her Primark beauty collection and the importance of accessible skincare”
Bustle.com

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#BeautyRecap: March 6th, 2019 https://kindofstephen.com/beautyrecap-march-6th-2019/ Thu, 07 Mar 2019 02:32:58 +0000 https://kindofstephen.com/?p=3290 Products and Reviews A look at the first company out of Amazon’s beauty incubator: Fast Beauty Co WellandGood.com A look at Tarte’s Gen-Z line, Sugar Rush TeenVogue.com A look at the Ciate x Jessica Rabbit collection Allure.com Kylie Cosmetics announces setting powders in six shades TeenVogue.com Julep ends its Maven subscription box program Allure.com A […]

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Products and Reviews

A look at the first company out of Amazon’s beauty incubator: Fast Beauty Co
WellandGood.com

A look at Tarte’s Gen-Z line, Sugar Rush
TeenVogue.com

A look at the Ciate x Jessica Rabbit collection
Allure.com

Kylie Cosmetics announces setting powders in six shades
TeenVogue.com

Julep ends its Maven subscription box program
Allure.com

A look at Too Faced’s upcoming Better Than Sex Liquid Eyeliner
Allure.com

Beautyblender launches Opal Essence Makeup Primer
Allure.com

Bobbi Brown expands its shade offering in some of its foundations with new ambassador Yara Shahidi
Allure.com, TeenVogue.com

Boy de Chanel launches in Hong Kong
AsiaTatler.com

Skin Laundry branches into telemedicine
Glossy.co

Amber Valletta debuts makeup capsule with Douglas
WWD.com

NYX makeup to partner with Coachella as the festival’s official beauty sponsor
PopSugar.com

Cindy Crawford’s Meaningful Beauty launches eye patches
Allure.com

Kourtney Kardashian announces Poosh, which may be a beauty brand
WWD.com, Standard.co.uk

A look at Lip Smacker’s upcoming Spring 2019 launches
PopSugar.com

A look at Tarte’s High Tides and Good Vibes palette
PopSugar.com

A review of the CopyCat Beauty makeup line
Refinery29.com

A look at the Anastasia Beverly Hills’s Riviera palette
PopSugar.com

A look at Eighteen B, a spin-off of bio-engineered silk company Bolt Threads
FastCompany.com

A preview of Tarte’s Babassu Foundcealer
Allure.com, PopSugar.com

A look at the Ulla Johnson x Bobbi Brown cosmetic collection
Vogue.com

A look at Glamglow’s Eyeboost Reviving Eye Mask
PopSugar.com

The Ordinary launches Squalane Cleanser
Allure.com

Self recommends 11 Black-owned beauty brands
Self.com

Nadia Hussain launches NH Bling beauty line
Samaa.tv

Flowfushi returns as UZ Beauty
Allure.com

PopSugar selects 5 brands that have “changed how we see female beauty”
PopSugar.com

Beauty by PopSugar to launch in Kohl’s
PopSugar.com

Teen Vogue recommends 8 magnetic lashes to try
TeenVogue.com

W Magazine recommends their best beauty products of February 2019
WMagazine.com

Elle recommends 11 bath bombs
Elle.com

Allure recommends upcoming makeup launches coming in March 2019
Allure.com

Allure recommends upcoming skincare launches coming in March 2019
Allure.com

PopSugar recommends upcoming skincare launches coming in Spring 2019
PopSugar.com

Retailers, Brands, and Trends

The US FDA confirms the presence of asbestos in Claire’s makeup
Refinery29.com

Virgin Atlantic won’t make female flight attendants wear makeup or skirts anymore
NYTimes.com

The lawsuit claiming Ulta resold used cosmetics moves forward
Bloomberg.com, ChicagoTribune.com

Avon launches stand4her – a global plan to improve the lives of 100 million women a year
PRNewswire.com

L’Oréal CEO Jean-Paul Agon is “confident” about the global economy and “not worried” about China
Fortune.com

How the beauty industry uses surplus fruit and produce
Metro.news

How beauty brands are standing out from the crowd in 2019
AListDaily.com

The beauty industry had the most consumer complaints in 2018 survey
TodayOnline.com

Youth to the people receives minority investment from Sandbridge Capital and Carisa Janes
BusinessWire.com

Emily Weiss’s Glossier Play will be first in a series of brand offshoots
WSJ.com

Shopify continues to court the beauty set with new series ‘Beauty Mark’
Glossy.co, RealScreen.com

Walgreens launches Feel More Like You, a first-of-its-kind service to provide personalized care for people living with cancer
APNews.com

Amazon’s move into physical retail threatens Walgreens Boots Alliance the most
Forbes.com

Tmall expects 1000 online cosmetics stores to open on its platform this year
InsideRetail.asia

Cosmetic manufacturer GP Club founder amasses $1.2 billion fortune in just two years
Boomberg.com

“China’s small-town youth offer big-time potential for online sales of cosmetics”
TechNode.com

Skincare and Beauty

“Vanity is a virtue when facing age discrimination”
PsychologyToday.com

Noel Cymone Walker used Black-owned beauty products for a month
Glamour.com

“What women of colour need to know about injectables”
Elle.com

A look at moringa oil
Allure.com

A look at glycolic acid
Glamour.com

A look at laser facials
Elle.com

“These are the animal ingredients hiding in your make-up”
DazedDigital.com

Beauty influencers recommend their favourite eyelash glue
Elle.com

“Mutating beauty”
JWTIntelligence.com

“The shame and scandal of Indian women’s hair follicles”
TheSwaddle.com

More than skin deep: The role of beauty products in vegan advocacy
PlantBasedNews.org

“What is greenwashing? The beauty industry could be using this method to trick consumers”
Bustle.com

Makeup artists recommend their favourite foundations and concealers for deeper skin tones
Refinery29.com

Celebrities and Interviews

Tiffany Young shares her 18-step beauty routine
Vogue.com

Youtuber Ben J. Pierce will play a gender nonconforming, aspiring makeup mogul in new CW series Glamorous
TeenVogue.com, Revelist.com

An interview with Anna Taylor-Joy about beauty
VanityFair.com

Catrin Pugh, who has burns to 96% of her body from a crash, is the new face of an Avon beauty campaign
NYDailyNews.com

Allure beauty editor Sarah Kinonen shares her complete skin-care routine
Allure.com

Beauty Youtubers show how inclusion goes further than foundations
Revelist.com

Jennifer Garner, Neutrogena ambassador, talks about sunscreen
WWD.com

L’Oréal Heiress Francoise Bettencourt Meyers named as world’s richest woman by Forbes
Forbes.com

An interview with Katie Sones, founder of Lipslut
PopSugar.com

A look at BBC Three’s new makeup artist competition show Glow Up
Refinery29.com

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Seeing oxidation and reduction https://kindofstephen.com/seeing-oxidation-and-reduction/ Sat, 02 Mar 2019 18:37:26 +0000 https://kindofstephen.com/?p=3285 Why do our cosmetics change over time? Sometimes it’s because of oxidation, the loss of electrons. Ascorbic acid is easily oxidized, losing two electrons, becoming dehydroascorbic acid. Enzymes and antioxidants in our body can give dehydroascorbic acid back those two electrons, reducing it back into ascorbic acid.⁣⁣ Your foundation getting darker after it dries isn’t […]

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Why do our cosmetics change over time?

Sometimes it’s because of oxidation, the loss of electrons. Ascorbic acid is easily oxidized, losing two electrons, becoming dehydroascorbic acid. Enzymes and antioxidants in our body can give dehydroascorbic acid back those two electrons, reducing it back into ascorbic acid.⁣⁣

Your foundation getting darker after it dries isn’t oxidation, even though it’s often called that. It’s just the water or solvent in the foundation evaporating. If you’ve ever painted, you’ll know that wet paints tend to dry darker.

Methylene blue is a deeply blue organic dye. It is can be used in analytical chemistry as a redox (reduction-oxidation) indicator.⁣⁣
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In oxidizing environments, methylene blue is a bright blue, in reducing environments the methylene blue accepts electrons and becomes leukomethylene blue which is colourless.⁣⁣
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In the vial is an alkaline solution of glucose. Glucose is a reducing sugar, which means it can donate electrons. This creates a reducing environment for methylene blue, so the methylene blue is reduced to leukomethylene blue.⁣⁣
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When the vial is shaken, oxygen is dissolved into the solution – this oxidizes the leukomethylene blue causing it to lose electrons, turning it back into bright blue methylene blue. In turn, the oxygen is reduced to water.⁣

As the oxygen is consumed by the reaction, the glucose reduces the methylene blue – turning it back into the clear and colourless leukomethylene blue. In turn, the glucose is oxidized to gluconic acid.⁣
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In the video, you’re seeing excess oxygen dissipating out of the solution, as well as oxygen being consumed by the reaction.⁣

This experiment is repeatable by shaking in more oxygen, but won’t go on forever – eventually, all of the glucose will have been oxidized to gluconic acid and the glucose is needed to reduce the methylene blue.⁣

Oxidation was first observed with oxygen, hence its name. However, the modern definition of oxidation is the loss of electrons. Anything that can gain electrons, causing something else to lose electrons, is an oxidizing agent.⁣⁣
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Some common oxidizing agents that aren’t oxygen are elemental halogens like fluorine, chlorine, bromine, and iodine. Fluorine (F2) is such a strong oxidizer it can oxidize water into oxygen! ⁣⁣
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2F2 + 2H2O → 4HF + O2

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Products and Reviews

Viva Glam Kay teams up with Reina Rebelde to create a makeup collection dedicated to Puerto Rico
Allure.com

A look at the Urban Decay Game of Thrones makeup collection
Glamour.com, PopSugar.com, Allure.com, TeenVogue.com

A look at the new Revlon Crystal Aura collection
PopSugar.com

A review of the Hiruscar scar cream
Glamour.com

Glossier announces Glossier Play
Elle.com, TeenVogue.com

Tarte launches a more affordable sister-brand, Sugar Rush
PopSugar.com

Benefit launches the Dr Feelgood Silky Mattifying Powder
Allure.com

A look at the new Huda Beauty Matte and Metal Melted Shadow
PopSugar.com

The Kylie Cosmetics collaboration with Jordyn Woods is discounted and sells-out
PopSugar.com, Allure.com

A look at the Peace Out Microneedling Brightening Dots
PopSugar.com, Allure.com

A look at the ColourPop and Zoella Sugg collaboration
PopSugar.com

Facialist Melanie Grant opens skincare studio in Los Angeles
Vogue.com

BH Cosmetics launches the Mini Zodiac: Pisces Palette
Allure.com

Reviews of the Glossier Milky Oil Makeup Remover
Glamour.com

Allure recommends 10 cleansing balms
Glamour.com

Retailers, Brands, and Trends

Consumer goods companies preparing for climate change impact
FinancialPost.com

Australia takes steps towards animal testing in cosmetics
PopSugar.com

“Is animal testing finally going out of fashion in the beauty industry?”
MalayMail.com

Amazon continues to attract indie beauty brands
CosmeticsDesign.com

Skincare and Beauty

11 tips for at-home pedicures
Elle.com

How to tell if your excessive sweating could be hyperhidrosis
Allure.com

Reasons and tips on why your skin may be red
Glamour.com

A look at different box braid hairstyles
PopSugar.com

Sir John gives a “backseat beat” makeup tutorial
Elle.com

A beauty editor’s experience with the Hydrafacial
Glamour.com

Celebrities and Interviews

An interview with Marie Kondo on beauty and skincare organization
Allure.com

Ariana Grande shares her skincare routine
Refinery29.com

An interview with Zendaya, new face of Lancome
VanityFair.com, Allure.com, TeenVogue.com

Jameela Jamil talks about beauty and her journey
PopSugar.com

Drew Barrymore shares her favourite beauty and skincare products
PopSugar.com

Hailey Beiber talks about beauty and her favourite foundation
Allure.com

Celebrity makeup artist Erin Parsons shares her tips and tricks
Elle.com

PopSugar recommends 14 Black beauty bloggers
PopSugar.com

An interview with Lady Gaga’s makeup artist Sarah Tanno
WMagazine.com

Lana Condor shares her biggest beauty rules
TeenVogue.com

A look at the various beauty treatments celebrities got for the 2019 Oscars
PopSugar.com

A look at the cosmetics and skincare male celebrities used at the 2019 Oscars
Allure.com

Allure’s best makeup and hairstyles at the 2019 Oscars
Allure.com

Teen Vogue’s best makeup and hairstyles at the 2019 Oscars
TeenVogue.com

Glamour’s best makeup and hairstyles at the 2019 Oscars
Glamour.com

Research and Technology

Antibiotics for acne – A pilot study of collateral damage to the skin microbiome
JAMA Dermatology

Not only a Hollywood trend: The dermatologic features of villains in classic and contemporary literature
British Journal of Dermatology

Effects of particulate matter on healthy human skin: A panel study using a smartphone application measuring daily skin condition
JEADV

Nanostructured lipid carriers incorporating prickly pear seed oil for the encapsulation of vitamin A
Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology

Cytidine decreases melanin content in a reconstituted three-dimensional human epidermal model
Archives of Dermatological Research

Stratum corneum or stratum ecologica?
International Journal of Cosmetic Science

UV radiation on scalp skin surface induces scalp hair follicle damage ex vivo and is alleviated by the topical treatment with caffeine
International Journal of Cosmetic Science

Evaluation of different factors influencing objective measurement of skin color by colorimetry
Skin Research and Technology

Age‐related biophysical changes of the epidermal and dermal skin in Korean women
Skin Research and Technology

Tachykinin upregulation in atopic dermatitis
Immunopharmacology and Immunotoxicology

The efficacy of glycolic acid, salicylic acid, gluconolactone, and licochalcone A combined with 0.1% adapalene vs adapalene monotherapy in mild-to-moderate acne vulgaris: a double-blinded within-person comparative study
Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology

Silver nanoparticles assessment in moisturizing creams by ultrasound assisted extraction followed by sp-ICP-MS
Talanta

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