Why it matters
As consumers seek to cut down on the number of cosmetic products they buy more makeup products are taking on a skin-care role too. 86% of makeup users have used a makeup product that contains a skin care benefit in the past year. How far will multifunctional cosmetics erode the traditional skin care industry and how will the market respond?
A lip gloss that comes with a date-rape drug testing kit has been launched with plans to make it available from vending machines in bar and club toilets. The five 2LoveMyLips gloss products contain a drug testing kit in the form of a pink taper that can detect GHB and ketamine.
L’Oréal Paris has launched its first Facebook application for the Elsève Nutri-Gloss range. Users are able to change the look of their hair by ‘using’ each of the products on a photograph of themselves.