This Week’s Need-to-Know Beauty News
Rihanna honours breast cancer "thrivers", Jonathan Van Ness stars in a new clean beauty video series, Cameron Diaz backs an acupuncture venture, and more news you need.
Neostrata opens pop-up in Toronto’s Stackt Market
Skincare brand Neostrata has set up shop in Toronto’s Stackt Market this weekend for the first time. The pop-up store/lab is serving up customized facials, as well as personalized skincare tutorials and skincare masterclasses across the weekend. And in case you needed any more of an incentive to get there, the brand is responsible for the discovery of the benefits of Alpha Hydroxy Acids. So you know they know what they’re talking about. For opening hours and more information, click here.
Rihanna Celebrates Breast Cancer ‘Thrivers’ with Limited Edition Lingerie Collection
In honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Rihanna is turning the world’s attention to four strong young women living with breast cancer. Savage X Fenty has launched a limited edition collection of lingerie in honour of Breast Cancer “Thrivers”, with a campaign featuring Stephanie Seban, Bianca Muniz, Johanna De La Cruz, and Montrealer Nalie Agustin. A portion of the proceeds from the Savage X Thrivers collection will go to Rihanna’s Clara Lionel Foundation, founded by the singer in 2012 to deliver educational, medical and emergency support to impoverished communities around the globe. “I want to raise awareness for underserved breast cancer communities, and the Savage X Thrivers represent young women of all walks of life living and thriving with cancer,” Rihanna in an interview with Glamour. Follow the conversation under the hashtag #SavageXThrivers.
Jonathan Van Ness Stars in New Clean Beauty Video Series From Biossance
One thing we can all be thankful for this October: the world gifting us more JVN content to soak up. The Queer Eye grooming guru is the star of a new educational video series from skincare brand Biossance, dubbed The Clean Academy. The platform is meant to bridge the knowledge gap on clean beauty, comprised of seven courses on various topics, from “What’s Clean Beauty?” to “Labels Uncomplicated” to “Sustainability 101” and “Confidence + Clean Beauty.” The videos range from five to nine minutes in length, and each features a different expert—all of whom are women. We know how we’re spending our next rainy fall afternoon.
Cameron Diaz Is Investing in a Chain of Acupuncture Shops
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In a business move which can only be described as the most L.A. thing to ever L.A., Cameron Diaz is putting her dollars behind a chain of acupuncture shops. Along with Los Angeles-based firm Strand Equity, Diaz is backing Scottsdale-based Modern Acupuncture, reports WWD. This week, the company will open its 50th location in SoHo, New York, with services ranging from acupuncture for pain relief to acupuncture for anti-aging. Diaz, who weighed in on the subject of wellness in 2016 with “The Longevity Book”, is going to “support the business however she wishes,” says Seth Rodsky, Strand Equity’s cofounder and managing partner. Expect more acupuncture-adjacent content from @camerondiaz.
Sephora Opens 74th Location with Mississauga Store
Everyone’s go-to beauty retailer expands their presence in Ontario this week with their 74th location, this time in Mississauga’s Heartland Town Centre. Mississaugan makeup and skincare enthusiasts now have 4,270-square-feet of retail space to explore, including a Benefit Brow Bar and full makeup applications. If you happen to be in the area, swing by the new space, located at 6075 Mavis Road.