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Your daily fix of new business ideas Springwise and its network of 17,000 spotters scan the globe for smart new business ideas, delivering instant inspiration to entrepreneurial minds. More at www.springwise.com
Toothpaste contains taurine to offer a morning energy boost
Some people simply can’t operate until they’ve had their morning cup of coffee or favorite energy drink, but today’s hectic lifestyles sometimes don’t leave enough time to hit the coffeeshop before work. While ideas such as Sprayable Energy have attempted to replace coffee with spray-on caffeine, Russian oral care company R.O.C.S. has now developed a toothpaste that’s loaded with taurine to give people energy while they brush their teeth. READ MORE…
Subscription service learns men’s favorite fragrances to find their perfect scent
Colognes can be an expensive purchase, yet it’s one typically made based on how they smell after being sprayed onto a bit of paper. While startups such as Concoction have aimed to make the buying experience more hands on by letting customers to mix their own toiletry products, a new service called Scent Trunk is enabling subscribers to sample different fragrances each month based on their previous likes and dislikes. READ MORE…
These summer jeans are embedded with the aroma of fruit
There’s a notion among jeans aficionados that they’re best left unwashed, but this can lead to some slightly funky-smelling pants. To help women stay sweet-scented this summer, Portuguese fashion brand Salsa has introduced its Fragrance Jeans range, which come imbued with fruity smells. READ MORE…
Perfume-holding jewelry enables fragrance reapplication on the go
Jewelry and fragrances are often put on at the same time, so it makes sense to combine the two. In the past, we’ve seen Perfumetools enable those allergic to perfume chemicals to wear a scent housed in necklace pendants, and now OBO is similarly embedding fragrance capsules into necklaces and bracelets, allowing wearers to easily reapply their perfume when they need it. READ MORE…
3D-printed makeup is created from color hex codes
We’ve already seen 3D printing enable consumers to create their own jewelry courtesy of startups such as Zazzy in the Netherlands. But what about cosmetics? Mink is a 3D printer that lets anyone print their own makeup by choosing a color from their computer. READ MORE…
App lets consumers find out if their cosmetics contain toxic chemicals
Nowadays, there is a plethora of information out there to help consumers make the right choices before buying, but it’s not always easy for them to access. In the past, we’ve seen platforms such as Buycott help users learn which brands share their values, and now a similar app called Think Dirty is aiming to show consumers whether the cosmetic products they use could be harmful to their health. READ MORE…
Cosmetics range is inspired by Youtube comments
Youtube has helped cultivate an entire community of makeup lovers, offering tutorials and tips on how to achieve fashionable looks. Now one of its stars has created the em michelle phan range of cosmetics, which incorporates fans’ suggestions received on her Youtube channel. READ MORE…
Concoction brings mixology to bathroom products
Creative customization and the fashion and beauty world are obvious bedfellows, and we’ve a number of platforms that facilitate it – most recently London’s BITE. Now Concoction wants to do the same for bathroom products, focusing solely on make-your-own shampoos. READ MORE…
From Japan, makeup that disappears with nothing but warm water
For some women, applying makeup is a must before leaving the house, but the removal of it can be time-consuming at the end of a long day. Now Japanese cosmetics company Shiseido has created the Fullmake Washable Base, a foundation that can be washed off with just warm water. READ MORE…
New DIY appliance enables consumers to make their own cosmetics at home
We’ve been following the DIY trend for years, but when it comes to cosmetics, the closest thing we had seen until just recently is Codage’s design-your-own skincare line. Now bringing full DIY capabilities to the field is Naturalis, a new appliance from French Groupe SEB’s Rowenta brand that enables consumers to mix up their own cosmetics at home. READ MORE…