“A former leader of Shoppers Drug Mart Corp. is taking over the top job at arch rival Rexall, the country’s second-largest specialty drugstore chain after Shoppers, at a time of intensifying competition in the sector.” Read more at The Globe and Mail.
“After years as the top global direct sales company, Avon slipped out of that spot in 2014. So, are we looking at the end of the era in which women purchased beauty products from friends and neighbors who sold door-to-door? Not necessarily. There are a number of young, upstart companies that are trying to succeed using the Avon model—albeit with modern twists such as selling via social media.” Read more at Fortune.
“La Roche-Posay is encouraging Canadians with sensitive skin to speak out, with ‘Your Sensitive Skin Story,’ a new online campaign aimed at those who grapple with fair, allergic and problematic skin.” Read more at Marketing.
“A YouTube video featuring vlogger Ruth Crilly giving tutorials about makeup has been banned by the advertising watchdog for not making clear it was sponsored by Max Factor. The video appeared on the Beauty Recommended YouTube channel which is run by Procter & Gamble-owned cosmetics brand Max Factor.” Read more at The Guardian.
“Last week, the California State Assembly passed a measure that would ban the use of plastic microbeads in personal-care products like face and body scrubs. This is a huge step in the effort to protect wildlife endangered by the tiny plastic particles that have accumulated in rivers and oceans.” Read more at Allure.
“Contrary to what marketers might think, most consumers like how they look and feel positive about their bodies, according to a new report from Havas Worldwide. And globally, there’s a prevailing attitude of ‘beauty fatigue’—the pushback against artificial, imposed standards of beauty.” Read more at Marketing.