Double, double, toil and trouble. The latest trend to hit the beauty industry is black magic –dark, gothic colours, medieval alchemy and religious symbols.
Can you drink your way to great skin? Apparently so. ‘Fountain: The Beauty Molecule’ is a new supplement which contains resveratrol, an antioxidant found in red wine and grapes.
Several studies have found that resveratrol has visible effects on ageing. Research published in Science magazine by Harvard Medical School revealed ‘conclusive evidence that the compound resveratrol directly activates a protein that promotes health and longevity’.
Japanese city dwellers are inundated with ‘zero’ products of all varieties, as they strive to lose a few pounds and get in better shape in the midst of a ‘metabo’ slump (Japan’s metabolic law to fend off increasing health costs). Since beverages and snacks are part of office life, much has been done in these areas.
Introducing the Naturalis toolkit: a home micro-factory that bridges the gap between the cosmetics industry and DIY products.
Created for Rowenta by French industrial designers Eliumstudio, Naturalis uses helical emulsion technology (a process widely used in the cosmetics industry) to enable consumers to agitate ingredients at high speed to create cleansers, moisturisers and skin-nourishing lotions.
As the fashion of rugged refinement grips the menswear scene, grooming products have had to accommodate a new cosmetic: beard oil (one especially for Fitzrovian hipsters Oli and Nile.) Part cologne, part conditioner, beard oil has become a popular alternative to cream-based conditioners, adding just the right amount of shine and musky fragrance to manly mugs.