Beauty Bits: Target Gets (Pimple) Popping & K-Beauty’s Here to Stay
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Extra, extra! The latest in beauty news is hot off the press. Here’s what you should know.
A new acne line at Target
Are you a fan of Dr. Pimple Popper? I don’t know about you, but there is something really, really, REALLY fascinating about seeing her tackle the most insane bumps and lumps and everything in between. Well, Dr. Sandra Lee (aka Dr. Pimple Popper) has a skincare line called SLMD (get it, Sandra Lee M.D.), and it’s now available at our favorite place to impulse buy everything from candles to shoes to eyeliner — TARGET!
The SLMD skincare line consists of products designed to prevent and help eliminate acne, such as:
Salicylic acid cleanser
Benzoyl peroxide acne treatment
Nighttime retinol serum
Facial moisturizer with vitamin C
Glycolic acid body scrub and lotion
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Product prices range anywhere from $25 to $45, so the next time you need to run in and get a new bottle of shampoo, make sure to take a peek by the skincare section.
And what else is at Target …
Oh, and speaking of more news from Target, the company has decided to hop on the “clean beauty” train by expanding it’s clean beauty offerings. Back in 2008, Target had about nine natural brands, including bath, body, and home cleaning products. Now, as part of Target’s new clean beauty initiative, they will stock over 30 different “clean” brands, from home products to beauty products.
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K-beauty ain’t going anywhere
Speaking of clean beauty, a recent study by U.S.-based firm The Benchmarking Company found that 34% of U.S. consumers are looking for K-beauty products with natural and organic ingredients. This finding was part of a study that clearly showed that despite what some people are saying, K-beauty is definitely not going anywhere, and there is still room for K-beauty to grow in the U.S. market.
The study found that 47% of U.S. consumers have never tried K-beauty. FORTY-SEVEN PERCENT. And better yet, these consumers are actually curious about trying K-beauty, but they don’t really know where to start or where to buy products.
Some products that U.S. consumers are curious about include sleeping masks, lip treatments (hello Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask!), devices, and brightening treatments. And while 36% of people think all K-beauty products are the same (GASP!), but the study also showed that only 5% of people were confused by a multi-step routine. So basically, people get multi-step routines, but don’t know where to get their products.
What does this all mean? Well, we’re hoping that Korean beauty brands will take note and churn out more innovative products, truly organic and natural lines, as well as better, more relatable marketing to the U.S. consumer.