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Maybelline New York Launches Brave Together, Pledges $10 Million to Mental Health Orgs

Maybelline is launching Brave Together, a new global philanthropic platform aimed at raising mental health awareness and supporting people with anxiety and depression. It is an ambitious initiative. The L’Oréal-owned brand has pledged $10 million over the next five years to mental health organizations worldwide. The brand has also created a mental health education web […]

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Influencer Sarah Cheung Launches Sacheu Beauty

Influencer Sarah Cheung is getting into the business of beauty tools. Cheung is launching Sacheu Beauty, a company created in partnership with brand incubator Gloss Ventures and Third Act Ventures, the entertainment holding company that is also behind Hairitage by YouTuber Mindy McKnight. On Sept. 25, Sacheu Beauty will debut with two products — a […]

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I got my first boyfriend recently. We’ve had oral sex, but not anal sex. We were watching tv and saw an ad for PrEP medicines. Since we are gay, should we just get on PrEP now to prevent HIV or are these medicines only for older guys? If not now, when?

Thanks for your question and for thinking about your sexual health. PrEP stands for pre-exposure prophylaxis, which means to help prevent something from happening, such as a disease. PrEP is a medicine you take daily that helps prevent transmission of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). You take it before being exposed to HIV. If you’ve recently […]

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FTC Seeks to Block Edgewell, Harry’s Deal

The Federal Trade Commission is filing a suit to block Edgewell Personal Care Co.’s proposed $1.37 billion acquisition of Harry’s Inc., saying the deal would eliminate “one of the most important competitive forces in the shaving industry.” The FTC issued a statement on Monday saying it had authorized staff of the Bureau of Competition to […]

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Former Douglas Exec Tapped as Kylie Cosmetics CEO

The Coty Inc. and Kylie Cosmetics deal has closed, and Coty has hired a former Douglas employee as chief executive officer for the companies' joint venture. Christoph Honnefelder has been appointed ceo of Kylie Cosmetics and Kylie Skin, and will assume the role "in the near future," Coty said in a statement Monday. Honnefelder was […]

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New Beauty Concepts Percolate in Paris

PARIS — New beauty retail concepts keep blooming in Paris, despite an unstable socioeconomic environment magnified by massive demonstrations and strikes, which have plagued the city over recent months. The latest crop of shops to appear includes Lancôme’s flagship on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées; Sources, a “clean” beauty purveyor launched by hypermarket Carrefour, and Floraïku, […]

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How Covet and Mane Is Rethinking Hair Extensions

A new company aims to bring conversation of hair extensions back to the craft. Covet and Mane is a beauty newcomer specializing in professionally applied hand-tied hair extensions. Founded by Dafina Smith, a former real estate agent and buyer at Bloomingdale's, the company came to market in August and has already won over a fanbase […]