A Niche In 3 Ounces

Ever since transportation authorities placed rigorous limits on the amount of liquids allowed on flights, travellers have had to figure out how to both pack their favourite toiletries and comply with those regulations. According to trendspotter Springwise, helping consumers avoid bag-check charges or confiscation of their non-compliant toiletries and cosmetics, New York-based 3floz is an […]

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Birchbox: The Netflix of Cosmetics

Mashable: While Harvard Business School grads Katia Beauchamp and Hayley Barna were looking for a business idea, they noticed that the beauty product industry was seriously behind the times on the online retail side. They discovered that some of the biggest pain points for customers included the overwhelming selection of products and the inability to

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Makeup Icon Leaves Her Mark

Mirta de Perales was rich and famous in her home country of Cuba, but all that changed when she left in 1962. With only a few dollars and her two children, she decided to build her way back up in business. She started at the bottom, but she eventually found success again in the cosmetics

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Inventor Missed Out On A Fortune

According to NewsCore, the former eye doctor who discovered the wrinkle-reducing properties of Botox missed out on a fortune after she and her dermatologist husband failed to patent the anti-ageing procedure they discovered in Canada. Dr. Jean Carruthers’ eureka moment came in 1987 when she spotted that the injections she used to stop eye spasms

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The End of Dentures

A team from Columbia University Medical Center has pioneered a technique to regrow adult teeth from a person’s own stem cells. An animal-model study has shown that by homing stem cells to a scaffold made of natural materials and integrated in surrounding tissue, there is no need to use harvested stem cell lines, or create

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Customized Lip Balms

With the many items that can be customized today–from muesli to fabrics–the trend is still going strong. Case in point: Lip Balm Labz, a Canadian startup that lets consumers design their own lip balms, reports trendspotter Springwise. Customers can pick and choose from more than 20 tantalizing flavors to be mixed in their lip balm,

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Halle Berry Turns Entrepreneur

When the world’s largest fragrance company showed Halle Berry a prototype bottle for her debut perfume, Berry said no. The simple rectangular design failed to convey her personality., reports Forbes. She suggested an imprint of waves on the back of the bottle–to express a connection to nature–and added rugged copper-colored rings–which resembled a bangle she

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