“When French natives Sylvie Ganter and Christophe Cervasel decided to create their own fragrance business, they started in New York City. The couple, who met a decade ago, discovered a shared penchant for cologne. Once favoured by European royalty, it’s suffered recently from a reputation as a down-market cousin to French perfume. Introducing Atelier Cologne in 2009, they said they wanted to focus their efforts on the U.S first because Americans have always been more willing than the French to experiment with new products.” Read more at Bloomberg.
“With the recently passed microbeads ban, finding an exfoliating product that’s both economically friendly and effective for oily skin can be a struggle. Enter Cure’s Natural Aqua Gel. This product is probably old news to those in Asia, as it is reportedly Japan’s number one exfoliator with a bottle selling every 12 seconds. This product is technically a face peel but according to Musings of a Muse (a blog that reviews beauty products from Japan and Korea,) facial peels can offer a gentler form of exfoliation than scrubs.” Read more at Refinery29.
“Sticking the My UV Skin patch on your arm is a cinch. It’s as simple as applying a Band-Aid or a nicotine patch. There’s one crucial difference: This personalized sun protection device has five layers of micron-thin electronics, including near field communication capabilities. But the creators of this particular wearable would just as soon you didn’t think about any of that.” Read more at Fast Company.
“In January, Gwyneth Paltrow announced the launch of a new line of skin care, Goop by Juice Beauty, which will be sold through her juggernaut lifestyle company starting on March 1. Paltrow has applied her all-natural philosophy to products like cookbooks and makeup before, so it's unsurprising the new Goop skincare is, as she proudly announced to Vogue, nontoxic, up to 99% organic and free of any ‘chemicals, parabens and silicones.’” Read more at Style.Mic.
“The women who make hair and makeup tutorials on YouTube are often criticized as vapid, vain, or sellouts. But from high production costs to a diluted ad pool, the reality of beauty vlogging is an expensive one.” Read more at Broadly.
“Frédéric Malle is known as one of the best perfume makers in the world, but his lineage in the beauty industry traces back to his grandfather, the legendary Serge Heftler Louiche, who founded Parfums Christian Dior. Fragrances, in other words, are a birthright. They marked his childhood, and as he reveals in this interview, shaped even his adolescence. The first time he fell in love, he recalls, was with a young girl who only wore Paris by Yves Saint Laurent.” Read more at W Magazine.