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Is beauty at fault of whitewashing traditional Chinese medicine?

Is beauty at fault of whitewashing traditional Chinese medicine?

Members of the AAPI community are concerned that the increasing trendiness of TCM in Western wellness routines is detracting from its cultural significance. In our wellness-obsessed world, people are constantly clamouring for the next trendy product to feature in their skincare routines. The latest craze is a traditional Chinese medicine practice (TCM) that’s proving to be exceptionally popular around the globe. Gua sha (pronounced gwā sā) is commonly used to...

By London, UK
We need to get serious about beauty waste

We need to get serious about beauty waste

We must address beauty’s seemingly never-ending avalanche of plastic packaging that puts the industry front and centre in our fight to be more sustainable. Global Recycling Day – honoured every March 18 – aims to raise awareness about the importance of recycling for preserving and securing a healthy future for our planet. The mission is to inform world leaders of the importance of recycling and consider our finite resources when...

By London, UK
Unilever leads charge in improved beauty inclusivity

Unilever leads charge in improved beauty inclusivity

‘Beauty for all’ is one of this year’s top five industry trends. In a bid to become more inclusive, Unilever is dropping the term ‘normal’ from its products and advertising. Beauty that caters to all, irrespective of body, hair, and skin type, has quickly become of urgent importance to brands in 2021. Championing this new era of inclusivity, these brands have changed their advertising, upgraded product formulations, and shifted their...

By London, UK
The beauty industry to bounce back faster than fashion post-pandemic

The beauty industry to bounce back faster than fashion post-pandemic

On course to surpass 2019’s sales levels this year, the global beauty industry is one step ahead of fashion, which isn’t expected to recover until 2022. Here’s how. According to McKinsey, the global beauty market is set to surpass 2019’s sales this year, despite pandemic-induced setbacks, while fashion is not expected to recover until 2022. One of the industries hit hardest by Covid-19, namely its product engagement which relies heavily...

By London, UK