Posts Categorized: Gossip

Yeast to Replace Flowers in Perfume?

Genetically engineered microorganisms could replace flowers as key ingredients for perfumes. Ginkgo BioWorks has created a yeast that has been genetically engineered to smell of roses. The aim of the scientists behind this microbial perfume is to have the yeast used as part of a designer fragrance – instead of flowers. The “cultured rose” was created… Read more »

The World’s FIRST Custom Mascara

Launching exclusively to Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge, beauty brand Eyeko is bringing customisation to the next level by offering the world’s first personalised mascara service. Customers can visit the beauty bar for a consultation leading to the creation of their very own bespoke, monogrammed mascara. Whether it’s dramatic, long lashes or natural, fluttery ones, Eyeko’s… Read more »

New Clinic on Harley Street…

Harley Street is a street in the City of Westminster, and is one of the most famous in all of London for enjoying a world-wide reputation since the 19th century as a centre of private medical excellence. There are around 1,500 medical practitioners in and around the area, and an extensive choice of specialist clinics private hospitals providing services from… Read more »

Botox: Can Changing the pH Level Decrease Injection Pain?

A study has found that injection pain can be reduced by changing the level in the acidic solution of botulinum toxin type B (BTX-B). Botox is a drug made from a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum called botulinum toxin. It is used medically to treat certain muscular conditions and cosmetically remove wrinkles by temporarily paralysing… Read more »

Orly Goes EPIX

LA-Based nail care brand Orly is celebrating 40 years in the business, by entering the high-tech arena with the release of a new range of nail lacquers. EPIX is as a professional lacquer that contains a novel smudge-fixing technology. The product dries faster, lasts longer and applies easier than a usual polish and is available… Read more »

MAC vs. the Partners in Design…

Famed for its celebrity collaborations, MAC Cosmetics’ latest team consists of fashion designers and illustrators, couple Isabel and Ruben Toledo. Renowned for their award-winning and imaginative work, the pair has collaborated with MAC on a range of colour cosmetics including mascaras, lipsticks and eyeliners. There is also a specially designed powder/blush brush and make-up bag…. Read more »

The Body Shop x500 in Brazil?

Already operating in over 61 countries, The Body Shop has announced plans to expand the number of franchise stores from 122 to 500 by 2019. Renowned for its natural products, all ethically sourced, The Body Shop offers over 900 skincare, make-up, aromatherapy, haircare and bath and body products. Since the acquisition of 51% of Emporio Body Store by… Read more »

Korea to be Cruelty Free…

Korea has taken its first steps towards a cruelty-free cosmetics industry, with a ban on animal testing for finished cosmetics products. The South Korean government announced this week their plans to end testing on animals for cosmetics. The news comes following two years of work between Cruelty Free International and South Korea’s Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural… Read more »

Drew’s PETA News…

Drew Barrymore’s line of beauty products, Flower Beauty, has joined PETA US’ list of cruelty-free cosmetics companies and its Beauty Without Bunnies programme. The company has just provided PETA US with assurance that it does not conduct, commission or pay for tests on animals anywhere in the world, a move that has landed Flower Beauty on PETA US’ Beauty Without… Read more »

Christie Brinkley To Debut Vegan Skincare Line

60-year-old American model and actress, Christie Brinkley, is set to launch her new skincare line – Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare. Renowned for her youthful appearance and face of Cover Girl for 25 years, Christie and Atlantic Coast Media Group developed the line, which will be sold on HSN, hsn.com and at Kohl’s. The skincare products… Read more »