Tatcha Launches Silk Powder on Newness

On the heels of a big year for livestreaming in the beauty industry, Tatcha is jumping into the mix.  The skin care brand will be launching The Silk Powder, a new skin care powder, on the beauty livestreaming platform Newness this week. It will be for sale exclusively on Newness…

Henkel Buys EpiCS Skin Model Technology

PARIS – Henkel said Wednesday it has acquired skin model technology from SkininVitro GmbH. Terms of the deal were not discussed. Reconstructed skin is key for beauty product makers, which cannot test formulas on animals in most parts of the world, especially in western countries. The EpiCS skin models will…

Civil Service: Shopping Within Range

A few years ago, attorney Kimberly Smith left a beauty retailer, frustrated by the lack of options for Black women. “I remember thinking it would be really cool if there was a store where we could freely talk about our makeup concerns and needs, and not just be relegated to…

Elemis Cofounder Noella Gabriel Discusses L’Occitane Deal

For Noella Gabriel, cofounder and president of Elemis, the brand-building journey has been a long one. Elemis started out under a public company, Steiner Leisure, before being acquired by L Catterton and eventually, L'Occitane en Provence for $900 million. But Gabriel noted that she wished an event like BeautyVest had…

Wireless sensors that stick to the skin to track our health

We tend to take our skin’s protective function for granted, ignoring its other roles in signaling subtleties like a fluttering heart or a flush of embarrassment. Now, Stanford engineers have developed a way to detect physiological signals emanating from the skin with sensors that stick like band-aids and beam wireless…

New potential approach to treat atopic dermatitis

How does the immune system respond to fungi on our skin? Researchers at the University of Zurich have demonstrated that the same immune cells that protect us against skin fungi also encourage the inflammatory symptoms of atopic dermatitis. An antibody therapy could alleviate this chronic inflammatory skin disease. The skin…