“Called Alaïa Paris, it was created in conjunction with Beauté Prestige International. Still, the timing is not the only part of the perfume that is atypical. The brief, for example, according to the perfumer Marie Salamagne, was ‘the smell of cold water falling on hot chalk.’ (Translation: airy notes and pink pepper; freesia and peony; animal notes and musk.)” Read more at The New York Times.
“Out of 34 suncreen products tested by Consumer Reports (most of which were American brands), nearly a third fell short of the claims on their labels. Eleven of the products delivered anywhere from 16 to 70 per cent less SPF protection than promised.” Read more at CBC.
“‘What is Rob Lowe’s secret’ is a sort of Hollywood parlor game, and now he’s finally spilling it: it’s, uh...a tasteful line of Rob Lowe-developed skincare products? File this under strange but true: for the last six years, he’s worked behind the scenes on Profile4Men, a set of five cleansers, serums, and shaving goops out this month.” Read more at GQ.
“Police have warned shoppers about the risks of using fake beauty products. But they’re not the only potentially dangerous cosmetics—these homemade alternatives to expensive products could also do more harm than good.” Read more at The Telegraph.
“L’Oréal needs human skin. Lots of it. That’s why the French cosmetics giant earlier this month announced that it’s partnering with bioprinting startup Organovo to figure out how to 3D print living, breathing derma that can be used to test products for toxicity and efficacy. ‘We’re the first beauty company Organovo has worked with,’ says Guive Balooch, global vice president of L’Oréal’s tech incubator.” Read more at Bloomberg.
“Details of Miu Miu’s debut fragrance have been kept firmly under wraps since the initial announcement back in 2013, but now the brand has unveiled the name—simply Miu Miu Eau de Parfum—and the face: French-English actress Stacy Martin.” Read more at Vogue.co.uk.