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Discover J. One the Korean skin care line for women on the go

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J. One Cosmetics

Ha Ji-Won, Korean beauty trendsetter and award-winning actress founded J. One, the skin care brand tailored-made for women on the go. The brand offers  multitasking and cosmetics-enhancing formats that grip onto makeup to deliver a naturally radiant, flawless finish.

Jelly Pack ($42)

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J. One – Jelly Pack

Jelly Pack is suitable to all skin types. It contains Hyaluronic Acid  for a plumper appearance, soothing & hydrating Chamomile Flower Water and Fullerene for an optimal protection against free radicals and radant skin.

Jelly Pack can be used as part of your morning routine to cleansed skin first thing in the morning as a multitasking treatment, mask, and primer—working to instantly hydrate and prime the skin for makeup.

Jelly Cream ($42)

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J. One – Jelly Cream

Jelly Pack is suitable to all skin types. This ultralightweight, antiaging gel  contains Fullerene , a powerful antioxidant that will oxygenate and deliver visible lift and plumpness to your skin. Alongside Fullerene this gel is packed with a super hydrating  and nourishing blend of Manuka honey, Propolis, and Royal Jelly. The featherlight formula also brims with sugar cane extract and potent botanical moisturizers for a firm, fresh, luminous complexion.

Hana Cream ($50)

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J. One – Hana Cream

Hana Cream is suitable for all skin types. Hana Cream comes into small spherical capsules  enabling you to save time and to use the right portion. You have the Fullerene for its antiaging and antioxidant benefits, a nourishing blend of macadamia and sunflower oils and  Zhimu extracts (concentrated peptides)that will reduce fine lines and wrinkles whilst firming the skin for a toned and glowing appearance.

 

 

 

L’Oréal is about to sell The Body Shop

According to the Financial Times, L’Oréal is thinking about selling The Body Shop for 1 billion Euros. Eleven years ago, L’Oréal acquired The Body Shop for 652.3 Millions Pounds. Back then The Body Shop’s ethical stand was seen as an opportunity for L’Oréal to make it big on the natural cosmetic market.

However The Body Shop has been struggling for quite some time. In the first half of last year, like-for-like sales at the Body Shop fell 0.6 per cent to 398.6 Millions Euros compared with the same period the previous year. Operating losses worsened to 22.2 Millions Euros  from 7.2 Million Euros. L’Oréal is collaborating with bankers at Lazard to come up with a plan.  – The Financial Times.

In the mean time, L’Oréal just bought CeraVe, AcneFree and Ambi from Canadian pharmaceutical company Valeant for 900 Millions Euros.

Boscia the Japanese charcoal-centered skin care brand ventures into products tackling Pits, Feet and Faces

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Boscia is the leader in botanical science. Capitalizing on Japanese technology to create highly effective products, Boscia prides itself to be the first 100% preservative skin care brand.

Boscia is sold exclusively in Sephora and is well-known for is charcoal-centered skin care range.

In the past 2 years Charcoal rose to fame, it has been used extensively in skin care and body wash products.  The reason behind the hype is Charcoal’s properties: Charcoal is able to absorb oil and bacteria. Once applied into skin care products, it turns them into super cleanser products acting like magnet to dirt, toxins, pollutants and excess oil.

Boscia latest innovations

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Boscia – Charcoal Jelly Ball Cleanser (Source WWD), to be released in May-June

Yes their innovation is a balloon !!! But a special one, inside of it you will find a the jelly cleanser. The cleanser contains activated black bamboo charcoal  (purify the skin), Tamarindus Indica seed gum (Hydrate and calm the skin) and Hinoki oil (Antioxidant, firming, remove excess oil & toning). This jelly is highly effective on sensitive skin. Once you are ready to use just use the pick to free the jelly.

This natural, powder spray deodorant contains Binchotan White Charcoal which helps minimize the appearance of pores while balancing the skin’s moisture content and absorb moisture. Tagging along Binchotan White Charcoal you will find Activated Bamboo Charcoal. It absorbs toxins and impurities, leaving skin healthier, clearer, more refined, and stronger. The antiperspirant action is managed by a botanical blend that reduces the odors.

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Boscia – Baby Soft Foot Peel ($20)

Foot peel is a big deal in Asia and should become trendy soon enough in Europe. Thanks to the Alpha Hydroxy Acids (Glycolic Acid and Lactic Acid), the dead skin cells are removed allowing the Fruit Extracts (Lemon, Orange, Apple, and Papaya) to penetrate into the skin. These extracts are rich in antioxidants and natural acids that will accelerate the exfoliation process of the upper level of the epidermis. This treatment will leave your feet and skin smooth, soften, moisturize, and brighten.

Shiseido acquired Award-Winning Beauty App MATCHCo

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MATCHCo

In 2013,  David Gross and Andy Howell (personalization and technology experts) founded MATCHCo, a U.S.-based startup that enable customers to scan their unique skin tones through MATCHCO’s mobile application in order to create customized foundation perfectly matching their skin tone(your name and date it was made printed on the bottle).

The foundation  contains beneficial anti-aging and antioxidant ingredients like peptides, Green tea extracts & Vitamin E, as well as skin-conditioning and hydrating ingredients such as ceramides, Bisabolol (Chamomile flower) and Lilum candidum flower extract (White Lily flower).

Shiseido expansion

A part of its Vision 2020, Shiseido acquired MATCHCo in order to strengthen its positon on the market and jump on board with the cosmetic customization trend. Capitalizing on MATCHCo expertise, Shiseido will provide its consumers with digital technologies enabling them to analyse their skin and obtain customized cosmetics products.  Shiseido expects to improve its consumer marketing by gathering insights through direct contact.

 

 

Feminine Fine Fragrance Trends in 2017

A couple of fragrances have been released already. Among the known release for the feminine market, we were able to identify some trends for 2017.

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The Light

Summer is not there yet but we can already feel its light shining through these Floral, Citrusy or Fruity fragrances. The fragrance bottles play with white, gold and light blue colors.

The invigorating sunlight is embodied by white flower solar notes lying on some warm ambery note.

From left to right: L’Eau Bleue – Miu Miu, Terre de Lumière – L’Occitane, Eau de Parfum Blanche – Alaïa and N°5 L’Eau Chanel – Chanel.

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Young and Beautiful

An ode to the youth and romanticism opening with fizzy and acidulous red fruits and grapefruit setting the scene for a floral heart. The sillage reveals a gourmand and addictive base note in which magnetic woods and sensual musks intertwine.

The fragrance bottles are all in roundness mixing tenderness and modernity. The colors oscillates between different shades of pink and light purple.

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From left to right: Angel Muse – Thierry Mugler, Mademoiselle L’Eau très Belle – Azzaro and Mademoiselle Rochas – Rochas.

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Sensual Healing

These fragrances evoke the incandescent sensuality, the elegance and charm conveyed by modern women. These ultra feminine fragrances are built on a charismatic rose accompanied by bedazzling spicy notes swaddled in a  warm and mysterious musky accord.

The fragrance bottles encompass the passion, the exquisite grace and the extreme refinement. The bottles explore different colors such as black, gold, ambery and pink.

From left to right: L’Extase Rose Absolue – Nina Ricci, Izia – Sisley and Fleur Musk – Narciso Rodriguez.

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Blooming

These fragrances embody the youth and spirit of spring with its blooming flowers and green freshness. A delicate and joyful floral bouquet with a touch of fruity notes and a green facet (Jasmine).

The pink  fragrance bottles evoke spring and the blooming flowers.

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From left to right: Flowerbomb Bloom – Victor & Rolf and Daisy Eau so Fresh Kiss – Marc Jacobs.

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Mysterious Night

As the day come to an end,  the night covers the sky with its mysterious veil evoking the passionate facets and enchanting charm of a woman. This fragrance opens with fruity top notes (berries) enveloped in an opulent floral heart (jasmine, rose, peony).

The fragrance bottles reflect this mystery, sensuality and seduction with its Dark Blue, Purple and Black colors and elegant design.

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From left to right: Luna Blossom – Nina Ricci, La Nuit Trésor l’Eau de Toilette – Lancôme and Jeu d’Amour Félin – Kenzo.