Skin Care

Claire Chung, former YNAP China GM, is now the CEO of beauty start-up Ignae.

Skin Care

Claire Chung, Former YNAP China GM, Joins Beauty Start-up Ignae as CEO

She will lead the brand in a digital-centric and direct-to-consumer approach to expand its global footprint with a focus on China.

clock September 25, 2020Tianwei Zhang

Symbiome Skin Care

Skin Care

Symbiome Raises $15M for ‘Ancestral Microbiome’ Skin Range

“We’re delivering the benefits…of the microbes that we once had on our body and our skin.”

clock September 14, 2020Allison Collins

Sisleya La Cure

Skin Care

After 15 Years in Product Development, Sisley Launches Treatment Program La Cure

After 15 years in development, the Paris-based brand debuts their latest antiaging treatment.

clock September 10, 2020Emily Burns

Limited Edition Bioeffect Serum to mark the 10th anniversary of the product.

Skin Care

As Beauty Goes Greener, Bioeffect Banks on Barley Protein for Skin  

The Icelandic skin-care brand owned by ORF Genetics is looking to grow, and has also named a new chief executive officer, Liv Bergþórsdóttir.

clock August 21, 2020Samantha Conti

Ai Tominaga in The Ginza campaign

Skin Care

Shiseido’s Elusive Luxury Brand, The Ginza, Eyes China Expansion

As a result of word-of-mouth marketing, wealthy Chinese Millennials are flocking to try out Shiseido’s low profile yet pricy skin-care line.

clock August 14, 2020Tianwei Zhang

Topicals Co-founders

Skin Care

Three Times a ‘Go’ for Gen Z Skin-Care Brand Founders

The Black-owned Topicals beauty brand targets chronic skin conditions, and amassed a wait list of 10,000 pre-launch.

clock August 7, 2020Denise Power

Alicia Keys

Skin Care

Alicia Keys Partners With E.l.f. for New Beauty Brand

“She’s been wanting to do something in beauty and wellness for quite some time.”

clock August 5, 2020Allison Collins

Rihanna in Maison Margiela.

Skin Care

Everything You Need to Know About Rihanna’s Fenty Skin Brand

The highly anticipated beauty line is almost here.

clock July 28, 2020Layla Ilchi

Victoria Beckham with Sarah Creal, cofounder and chief executive officer of Victoria Beckham Beauty.

Skin Care

Victoria Beckham Beauty Eyes China, Launches Flagship on Tmall Global

“You can’t be a successful global brand without a solid China business — it’s just not possible these days,” said Sarah Creal, cofounder and chief executive officer of Victoria Beckham Beauty.

clock July 27, 2020Samantha Conti

Holifrog

Skin Care

HoliFrog Hops to HSN

The cleanser-focused brand will debut on the channel on July 29.

clock July 23, 2020James Manso

Skin Care

Customized Serum Brand Atolla Raises $2.5M Seed Round

Atolla has patented the process for its customized serums.

clock July 21, 2020Allison Collins

Godrej Consumer Products CEO

Skin Care

India’s Godrej Consumer Products Names CEO

Nisaba Godrej, who already serves as chairperson of the board, will take on the added role of ceo on July 1.

clock June 25, 2020Mayu Saini

Indonesia National Agency of Drugs and Food Control (BPOM) officers display skin whitening beauty products that are considered as illegal and a danger to human health before they are destroyed, in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, 07 November 2017. Some beauty products are considered hazardous as they contain mercury as ingredients. Indonesia is an illegal goods destination and market, which are procured through international smuggling, especially Chinese products those from other Asian countries. According to a 2009 report published by Global Industry Analysts, the skin lightening industry has an estimated global value of 10 billion US dollar, with a projected value of 23 billion US dollar by 2020. The products are used throughout Africa, the Middle East and Asia, where segments of the population subscribe to the belief that lighter skin connotes wealth, beauty, sophistication and elevated class standing. Due to lax regulation in this field of cosmetic products and treatments, numerous health risks are associated with the use of skin lightening and skin bleaching products. In May 2017, a skin bleaching product available online called Royal Expert Whitening Cream was tested by the Health Services Authority in Singapore and was found to contain high levels of mercury, a heavy metal which can cause mercury poisoning, as well as psychiatric and neurological problems. Despite the risks, the demand for these products is increasingly high throughout Asia, where historical social norms state that dark skin is a signifier of laboring outdoors and thus being a part of a lower economic class. Companies such as Beirsdorf AG, Clarins SA, and Dabur India Limited offer skin creams, pills and injections which claim to decrease skin pigmentation. People who desire a more comprehensive skin whitening regimen can undergo skin bleaching and laser treatments in an attempt to change their complexion.Despite health r...

Skin Care

Unilever Ditches Referencing to White, Whitening on Skin-care Labels

The parent of Dove and Pond’s will also change the name of its “Fair & Lovely” skin products, which are sold across Asia.

clock June 25, 2020Samantha Conti

Kim Kardashian West'The Justice Project' Documentary, Oxygen, TCA Winter Press Tour, Panels, Los Angeles, USA - 18 Jan 2020

Skin Care

Seed Asks Court to Block KKW Beauty From Spilling Trade Secrets to Coty

Seed Beauty, which makes KKW Beauty products, is asking a court to block the company from sharing trade secrets in the event it is acquired by Coty.

clock June 23, 2020Allison Collins

Some brands in Shiseido's portfolio.

Skin Care

Shiseido EMEA Makes Two Executive Appointments

Yaël Tuil and Audrey Briotet take on new positions with the company.

clock June 16, 2020Jennifer Weil

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