“Look out Kardashian Beauty, Kylie Cosmetics is coming for you. The youngest entrepreneur of the Kardashian Jenner family is moving full steam ahead with her soon-to-be beauty empire. After releasing two wildly successful collections of her permanently sold out Lip Kits, Kylie Jenner has the next phase of her flourishing brand centered in the cross hairs: more makeup.” Read more at Harper's Bazaar.
“Japanese cosmetics maker Shiseido Co. has lofty goals for its first new domestic plant in 37 years: a 50 percent increase in output with a decline in production costs. And the company plans to do this without adding new workers. Human workers, that is. Robots are key to achieving Shiseido’s production goals at the 40 billion-yen ($340 million) facility with a new distribution center in Osaka.” Read more at Bloomberg.
“Whereas older generations of consumers pledged loyalty to one or two department store beauty counters, today's young women are comfortable going on Sephora.com to purchase a product they only just learned about from a YouTube vlogger. Now, a group of savvy entrepreneurs is taking advantage of this evolving landscape by launching direct-to-consumer beauty and grooming brands like Glossier, Stowaway, Bevel, Onomie and Context (to name just a few) that speak to the millennial consumer.” Read more at Adweek.
“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.