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Now Hot for Men: Makeup

Grooming products raked in $5B last year, up 100% since 1997

(Newser) - Makeup isn't just for ladies anymore, but that doesn't mean you're about to see Adam Lambert lookalikes at every turn. A new trend in stealth makeup, or ahem, "grooming," has men's cosmetics sales climbing—to the tune of more than $5 billion that American... More »

Estée Lauder Building 2nd 'Home' Market in China

Osiao strives for local authenticity

(Newser) - Estée Lauder already sells most of its brands in China—but now it's working on a new line specifically designed for the Chinese market. Osiao skin care products "will give consumers a sense of being local, of being really dedicated to them," says CEO Fabrizio Freda.... More »

Last Year, $495M in Skincare Sales for S. Korean ... Men

How the country became the men's cosmetics capital of the world

(Newser) - The biggest market for men's skincare around the globe? South Korea, whose 19 million men spent an incredible $495.5 million on skincare last year—that's almost 21% of global sales. And they're on track to spend more than $885 million on cosmetics this year, according to... More »

Jennifer Aniston Spends $8K a Month to Look Like This

Actress shells out on pricey beauty, diet, exercise regimen

(Newser) - How to match the girl-next-door good looks of Jennifer Aniston? It's easy … if you have an extra $8,000 per month to spend on a luxe diet, exercise, and beauty regimen. The Daily Mail breaks down Aniston's routine splurges, based on reports and estimations:
  • Skin care: $2,
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Boom in Skin Care Sales Signals Economic Rebound

This from today's 'bizarre correlations' department

(Newser) - Turns out skin care is an economic bellwether—so you should be happy to hear that sales are picking up. Women were slow to skimp on, say, moisturizer even as sales of makeup and perfume declined, but in 2009 skin care sales finally fell by 4%, according to new research.... More »

Caviar and Other Weird Skincare Ingredients

Metals and stem cells have the magic touch

(Newser) - As it turns out, the fountain of youth is flowing with all sorts of strange ingredients, and Forbes reveals the best of a bunch that could keep you looking young and radiant:
  • Caviar isn’t just for your palate: La Prairie’s Skin Caviar Crystalline Concentre uses the fish extract
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Meet Madge's New Face

Plastic surgery for Madonna? No, experts say; just fancy skin treatments, plus Botox

(Newser) - “When all else fails and you long to be / Something better than you are today.” Sound familiar, Madonna? The Queen of Pop seems to be looking better these days, notes ABC News. Has she had work done? Nothing surgical, say experts, but just about everything else. “... More »

Tanning Drug Approved for Trials

Long available online, injection gets nod from regulators

(Newser) - A self-tanning drug long available in various incarnations over the Internet has been approved for human trials in the US, Wired reports. “It's a bioabsorbable implant that you just inject into the skin,” says a pharma rep of afamelanotide. “It stimulates melanin production.” The drug made... More »

Super Spas (for the Still-Rich)

Less waiting perhaps, too, at these top-flight pushers of relaxation

(Newser) - From ancient minerals and monasteries to herb-infused wraps and waterfalls, sit back, relax, and enjoy Vanity Fair’s list of the world’s poshest spas:
  • Amangani, Jackson Hole, Wyoming: Jet-setters can get a taste of the Old American West, where “wildlife runs wild.”
  • The Spa at Gleneagles, Scotland:
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5 Potions for Sun Worshipers

These UV-blocking products go beyond protection

(Newser) - With summer upon us, Vogue offers five suggestions for skin care products that also protect from the sun:
  • Freeze 24-7 Ice Shield Facial Cleanser: With an SPF 15 rating, it offers decent protection from incidental exposure. $48.
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8 Secrets to Healthy Skin

Quit smoking, get some sleep, and don't go crazy with the beauty aids

(Newser) - You can't fight getting older, but you can keep the signs of wear and tear, not to speak of stress, off your face with these tips from the New York Times beauty expert:
  1. Get rid of old beauty products after a year—pots and tubes can develop micro-organism communities
  2. Quit
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