“Over the past decade, Flowerbomb has earned a spot on the vanities of the most discerning beauty buffs. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of their first fragrance, the Dutch design duo Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren reflect back on the past ten years and what’s in store for the future.” Read more at Forbes.
“On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives’s Energy & Commerce Committee unanimously approved a bill that would prevent the use of the solid plastic microbeads in soaps, cleansers and toothpastes, which pushes it to the rest of the House for consideration. The trouble with this particular type of exfoliant is that the particles, which by the Energy & Commerce Committee’s definition are less than five millimeters in size, tend to wash down the drain and out to sea or into lakes, contributing to plastic pollution.” Read more at Fashionista.com.
“Korean cosmetics manufacturers, like Talent Cosmetic, have been seeking out halal certifications — despite the fact that the Muslim population within Korea is extremely small. The main reason? Muslim consumers are spending an increasing amount of money on cosmetics.” Read more at Refinery29.
“‘When you go to a party and someone compliments you on your dress, I don’t want you to say, “Thank you, it’s Givenchy,”’ says the 42-year-old president of the famous U.S. luxury chain bought by Toronto’s Hudson’s Bay Co. in 2013. ‘I want you to say, ‘Thank you, I got it at Saks’.’” Read more at Financial Post.
“Lam, an overachiever, just launched 10 fragrances under the moniker of Derek Lam 10 Crosby, which is interesting for several reasons. Rather than just launching a pricey scent pillar, he chose to go with 10 different scents.” Read more at Fashionista.
“In one of Seoul’s busiest neighbourhoods lies Myeongdong 8-gil, better known to locals as ‘Cosme Road.’ It’s been dubbed as such because of the countless cosmetic stores that line up the street, from The Face Shop, Skin Food and Nature Republic to Innisfree, Missha and Etude House. One brand, however, is unlike the rest. Talent Cosmetic, which currently operates six stores in the district, sells a range of beauty products from matte lipsticks and BB creams to cleansing oils and sheet masks. In December 2014, it became the first Korean makeup company to obtain halal certification from the Malaysian government.” Read more at Business of Fashion.