A round-up of the latest news and information you need to know to start your week surrounding all things beauty.

Legislative/ Regulatory

  • The Chinese government has been called on to “adopt international best practices” with its’ cosmetics regulation by the American Chamber of Commerce in China. (Cosmetics Design)
  • A move by China this summer to drop the requirement for the compulsory testing of some types of cosmetics has been applauded by animal rights activists in Beijing. “China is becoming more caring for animals…it shows that officials also have dogs and cats,” said Wang Ping from the Small Animals Protection Association, an increasingly active, government-sanctioned national movement for animal rights. (Cosmetics Business)

Business Portfolio

  • Premium beauty brand Clinique (Estée Lauder) is opening its first ever pop-up concept store, the great skin lab, on 24 October in London’s Covent garden. Travelling through an interactive, experiential journey, customers will stimulate their senses through state-of-the-art digital experience pods, receive personalized skin consultations with Clinique’s experts, and receive a free sample of their custom-fit moisturizer. (Cosmetics Business)
  • US cosmetics group Coty said on Tuesday it had made a binding offer to buy French make-up brand Bourjois from Chanel and give the family-owned French luxury company a stake in Coty worth an estimated $240 million. (Reuters)
  • Earlier this week, Michele Scannavini, Chief Executive Officer of Coty Inc., announced he was leaving the company for personal reasons. And now the industry awaits who will be named to the top spot (CEW)

Industry Pulse

  • Fragrance campaigns will falter if brands skimp on quality juice. Fragrance marketing, in many ways, has the most abstract campaign potential because a featured scent is hard to capture with traditional and digital forms of advertising. (Luxury Daily)
  • French companies seek alternative to preservatives. Cosmetics manufacturers working with the French district of Evreux and the ‘pole d’excellence’ Cosmetic Valley, are seeking to develop a form of UHT treatment for cosmetics that would obviate the need for preservatives. (Cosmetics Business)
  • According to the Global Spa & Wellness Summit Study conducted by SRI International, the spa industry has survived seven turbulent years and is now thriving. As of 2013, wellness is a $3.4 trillion mega-industry worldwide, three times larger than pharmaceuticals. (CEW)
  • 10 Major Shifts Set to Impact the $3.4 Trillion Wellness Industry. (CEW)
  • The NPD Group, Inc., a global information company, reports that sales of prestige facial skin care masks grew in the US, UK, Italy and Spain during the 12 months ending June 2014. This growth helped to drive 2% value increases for overall facial skin care sales in both the US and UK, and offset the segment declines in Italy and Spain. (Happi)

Legal Perspectives

  • Tristate area law firm Whitfield Bryson & Mason is set to take legal action over Mario Badescu’s Control Cream and Healing Cream, alleging that is has been found to contain unlabeled steroids. Problems with the now discontinued lines began when an overseas drug agency first tested the Healing Cream and identified it as containing high levels of the unlabeled steroids.  (CosmeticsDesign)

 

1938 is the online magazine blog for Well-Kept Beauty, formally entitled Primer.

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