#BeautyRecap: April 2nd, 2019

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

#BeautyRecap: March 26th, 2019

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

#BeautyRecap: March 19th, 2019

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

#BeautyRecap: March 12th, 2019

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

#BeautyRecap: March 6th, 2019

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

Seeing oxidation and reduction

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