‘Millions of men’ are turning to cosmetic procedures under pandemic pressure

Man receives injection in forehead - getty
Man receives injection in forehead – getty

Much has been documented about the impact of lockdown on women, from stress induced aged complexions to sudden spikes in self-consciousness, but a new study has found that these effects are not exclusive to women alone. 

According to a new body of research by cosmetic treatment specialists Uvence, a huge proportion of men believe they have aged more during lockdown than any other time in their lives. The study of 1,000 British men found 11 percent feel that they look at least five years older as a result of the stress and anxiety brought on by pressures of lockdown and the pandemic, while 29 percent reported visible signs of stress and premature ageing, particularly around the eyes.

As a result, many are turning to cosmetic procedures in a bid to reverse the damage. Uvence reports that almost two million men across the

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La Bouche Rouge Raises 2.5 Million Euros

PARIS — Eco-luxury beauty brand La Bouche Rouge has raised 2.5 million euros of funding from Bpifrance and some business angels, the French public investment bank said in a statement.

The investment is meant to help accelerate La Bouche Rouge’s digital strategy as part of its omnichannel reach; enter new markets with strong potential, such as China, and continue launching makeup and skin-care products.

Thirty-six-year-old Nicolas Gerlier, a L’Oréal veteran, founded La Bouche Rouge in 2017 with the aim of creating the first cosmetics brand worldwide to ban microplastics and plastics from everything including product formulation, manufacturing and selling.

Following a few years of research and development in its laboratories in France’s Cosmetic Valley, near Orléans, La Bouche Rouge came out with lipsticks containing no microplastics or ingredients Gerlier considered unhealthy. The lipsticks are also vegan, cruelty-free and in recyclable, refillable packaging.

There’s a charitable component, too. Each time a

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Make-up company WULT apologises after naming blush after Anne Frank

 (Woke Up Like This)
(Woke Up Like This)

A make-up company has issued an apology after being criticised for selling a product named after Anne Frank.

Woke Up Like This (WULT), a beauty brand based in Hong Kong, recently released a range of liquid blushes called the “Face Dab” collection.

According to an article published in Time Out Hong Kong – which has since been taken down – the aim of the collection was to “promote Sexual Health Awareness Month by naming the products after inspiring, famous women in hopes to inspire WULT customers to live their dreams and break through gender barriers”, Jewish newspaper The Algemeiner reported.

The range features blushes named after well-known female figures, with the “Viva La Frida” blush being named after artist Frida Kahlo, “In Woolf’s Words” being named after writer Virginia Woolf, “Lift Like Melinda” being named after philanthropist Melinda Gates, and “The Ray of Rosalind” taking

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The Biggest Secret No One Tells You About Dating Over 40

Dating over 40 can be daunting, but it can be plenty liberating, too. That’s because even if life’s challenges can sometimes muddy your clarity, you already have all the tools you need for a successful and satisfying dating life. In fact, the best-kept secret about dating over 40 is that everyone doing it has a dating superpower. It doesn’t require a fancy career, a baller bank account, or cosmetic surgery. It’s free, and you already own it.

So, what is it? “Storytelling is a dating superpower,” says Connell Barrett, a dating coach and the founder of Dating Transformation. “By age 40, you’ve lived a life and have stories to tell, so tell some on your next date.”

A good story, he explains, achieves three things at once: It captivates your date by giving them a window into your past, it makes you more charismatic, and it creates a

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