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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...

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The C-List is the first ever beauty platform for cancer patients

The C-List is the first ever beauty platform for cancer patients

A first of its kind, C-List is host to advice, product recommendations, beauty tutorials, and a supportive online community for people diagnosed with cancer. Highlighting a lesser-known challenge faced by cancer patients, The C-List is an innovative new website giving those living with the disease the chance to shop ‘cancer-kinder’...

Thirteen Lune: the ‘one-stop-shop’ for BIPOC-founded beauty

Thirteen Lune: the ‘one-stop-shop’ for BIPOC-founded beauty

More than just a retail platform, the new shopping experience is a way to create financial parity and reframe how Black and Brown-owned beauty brands are perceived. According to a 2018 Nielson report, Black consumers are likely to spend nine times more on beauty products than any other group. Despite the overwhelming demand for tools and products that cater to their specific needs however, Black beauty has historically been underrepresented...

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New law prohibits influencers from using ‘misleading’ beauty filters

New law prohibits influencers from using ‘misleading’ beauty filters

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority has ruled that social media influencers must now disclose when they use ‘misleading’ beauty filters on sponsored posts. Ever since ‘fake aesthetic’ filters began flooding our Instagram feeds in early 2019 they’ve become common place, so much so that you may not even realise you’re looking at an altered selfie that can manipulate anything from eye colour to your jawbone. Whether this involves skin that appears...

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Beauty brands turn to blockchain to boost consumer confidence

Beauty brands turn to blockchain to boost consumer confidence

With transparency an urgent new focus for the industry, blockchain technology is being used by brands to lift the lid on false claims and ultimately change the way we shop. If you don’t know what blockchain is, it’s an incorruptible system of recording information that makes it near-impossible to change, hack, or cheat what’s been inputted. Amid growing scrutiny that the beauty industry isn’t nearly as transparent as it should be,...

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Is vegan beauty set to hit the mainstream?

Is vegan beauty set to hit the mainstream?

With participation in Veganuary at an all-time high this year, beauty industry giants and small cosmetics businesses alike are foregoing animal products more than ever before. Just two weeks into January, and #Veganuary2021 has already amassed a whopping 53K hits on Instagram, and almost five million views on TikTok. The eco-conscious movement, which sees non-vegans ditch animal products from their diets for the first month of the year, is growing...

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