“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.
“Twicer, an app created by California-based company Kwarter, allows users to create video-in-video commentary, meaning if you took a video at a concert, you could record your own commentary or reaction and impose it onto the original video via a small selfie window at the top right-hand corner of the frame.” Read more at The Fashion Spot.
“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.