HEYTEA denies listing; Amiro receives investment from Tencent; Pot Zaihuang receives tens of millions of financing | Consumer Research Institute Weekly Report

HEYTEA denies listing in Hong Kong next year

On August 3, HEYTEA was rumored to be listed in Hong Kong in 2022, with a target valuation of 150 billion Hong Kong dollars (about 124.782 billion yuan), double the valuation after the latest round of strategic financing. In this regard, HEYTEA said that the news is not true and there are no listing plans at present.

Chayan Yuese invests in Changsha local tea brand Guoya

On July 30, Chayan Yuese invested in Changsha’s local tea brand Guoya. Guoya was established in Changsha in 2013, focusing on fruit tea products. The price of Guoya is between 20-30 yuan, which is higher than the price of Chayan Yuese 15-20 yuan, forming a differentiation.

Xiabu Xiabu expects to close 200 stores throughout the year

On July 30, Xiabu Xiabu released an announcement showing that as of June 30 this year, the revenue of the same period is expected to increase by 59% compared with last year’s 1.92 billion yuan; the loss of the same period is expected to narrow significantly compared with last year’s 255 million yuan, between 40 million yuan and 60 million yuan. The announcement shows that Xiabu Xiabu’s net loss narrowed significantly in the first half of 2021, but still failed to achieve profitability. The main reasons for the loss include the impairment loss of assets of about 120 million yuan. At the same time, the company expects to close about 200 loss-making stores of Xiabu Xiabu brand throughout the year.

China Resources Vanguard withdraws from Hainan

Recently, China Resources Vanguard’s famous stores in Haikou posted a closure announcement. Due to regional layout adjustments, the stores will be closed from August 1. This is also the only hypermarket store of China Resources Vanguard in Hainan. China Resources Vanguard said in the closing announcement that it will bring an upgraded shopping experience to consumers in Haikou in the future with high-end formats.

Li Ning Sports Center opened in Qingdao

On July 31, the Ado Li Ning Sports Center officially opened in Qingdao Sunac Ado Town. The center has a comprehensive venue of more than 700 square meters, which can provide competition venues that meet the requirements of international competition levels. In addition, the sports center is also equipped with a gym and a yoga studio. In the follow-up operation, the sports center will build itself into a high-standard national fitness, event hosting, sports and entertainment, sports training and other community sports centers with Li Ning’s resource advantages.

Nayuki responds to food hygiene issues

On August 2, the media reported that Nayuki’s Beijing Xidan Joy City store and Chang’an shopping mall store had problems such as "cockroaches on the ground", "black mangoes", and "wrong production labels." On the morning of August 3, Nayuki’s official Weibo responded: The company’s management attaches great importance to it, and immediately established a special project working group to carry out a thorough investigation and rectification of the stores involved overnight. The two stores involved will suspend business today, and the Market Supervision and Administration Bureau will be invited to visit the store for inspection, and the inspection results will be announced as soon as possible. On the evening of August 3, Nayuki released Weibo saying that after on-site inspections by government regulatory departments in many places, the random inspection results of 186 stores inspected by Nayuki nationwide were in compliance. On August 4, Nayuki announced that the directors believe that the coverage of the matter will not have any material adverse impact on the operation and financial condition of the group.

Fitness Mirror Fiture will open up the European and American markets

On August 3, according to the South China Morning Post, Chinese fitness mirror brand Fiture plans to expand into the European and American markets, and will compete with Peloton, lululemon’s Mirror, and Germany’s VAHA in the global market. Fiture was founded in 2019 and is headquartered in Chengdu. In the past two years, Fiture has accumulated $400 million in financing from investors including Tencent, Sequoia Capital and private investment firm C Ventures.

Lawson will open a new type of store in China

On August 2, according to the Nikkei Chinese website, a new type of Internet of Things store created by Japan’s Lawson and Panasonic will open in China. After consumers place an order and pay through a mobile app, the clerk will prepare the goods and put them in an insulated locker for safekeeping. Lawson plans to trial the new store in Dalian, and if it works well, it will be rolled out to other regions.

Yonghui enters the simple dish track

On August 3, Yonghui launched its own brand "Hui Ma Daojia" to enter the simple dish track. The first batch of more than 10 products was launched in Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Shanghai. The products are quick-frozen and cooked products, which only need to be heated on high heat for 2 minutes in microwave or 8 minutes in hot water. "Hui Ma Daojia" is based on the concept of "on time meal, delicious instant enjoyment", combined with regional dietary preferences and business characteristics, through customized Product Research & Development, intelligent cold chain warehouse distribution, personalized user service and other links, to achieve full-link control of products, to create high-quality and cost-effective Kuaishou main dishes.

Pepsi sells Tropicana and other juice brands

On August 3, PepsiCo announced that it would sell Tropicana, Naked and other juice brands to French Private Equity firm PAI Partners for about $3.30 billion. The deal is expected to close in late 2021 or early 2022. According to the transaction announced so far, the above-mentioned changes in PepsiCo’s juice business do not involve the Chinese market. Tingyi in the Chinese market still owns the distribution and production rights of non-carbonated beverage businesses such as Tropicana.

Magnum responds to whether to replace milk fat with non-dairy fat

On July 30, some netizens questioned that Magnum has a double-standard behavior. The materials used at home and abroad are different. The domestic version replaces milk fat with plant fat, thereby reducing costs. On the evening of August 1, Magnum’s official Weibo posted a response to this matter, saying that the product meets the national standard and responds to sustainable development, and then deleted the response. On August 3, the phone answering staff of Magnum’s official website responded that the Weibo matter is not clear. The crisp layer of ice cream is pure chocolate. As for whether other parts are plant fat, you need to give feedback to the factory and wait for a reply, but it does use coconut oil.

Uniqlo has announced that its first global flagship store in Beijing will open in November

On August 5, Uniqlo announced that its first global flagship store in Beijing will open in November this year. It is located in Sanlitun, a well-known fashion landmark in Beijing, spanning three floors and covering an operating area of more than 2,000 square meters. It is understood that this is the third global flagship store opened by Uniqlo in China after eight years. The first two are located in Shanghai and Shenzhen.

Luckin Coffee achieves overall profitability

On August 5, it was reported that "Luckin Coffee" started to achieve overall profitability in May this year, which means that Luckin Coffee has completed this year’s annual target ahead of schedule. (2021 annual target: by November, more than 60% of self-operated stores will achieve store-level profitability, and plans to achieve overall profitability throughout 2021.) The official does not comment on profit-related information, subject to the financial report.

 Forever 21 returns to China

On August 4, Forever 21 announced its return to the Chinese market on Weibo. The brand headquarters officially authorized Lasonic Limited and its subsidiary Xusheng Electric Appliance (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. to be fully responsible for the operation of Forever 21 in China. At present, the brand has settled in Vipshop and Pinduoduo, and Tmall flagship stores and large brick and mortar stores in major cities across the country are also being prepared.

The cutting-edge tea brand "One Mind in Vegetables and Trees" launched its first product

On July 29th, the cutting-edge tea brand "Yinian Grass and Wood" launched its first product – the "Shenyou Eight Extremes" limited tea gift box. In 2021, Yinian Grass and Wood was established in Beijing, with the "Yinian Tea Search" WeChat service account as the main position, providing users with a wealth of tea tasting, tea playing and tea learning content.

"Suze" officially announces ambassador Lee Lo Xiu and launches new products

On July 30, the personal care home appliance brand "Suji" officially announced the beauty ambassador Li Luxiu, and at the same time launched the new product of the Suji Qixi Festival – men’s razor. Suji was founded in 2015 and is a Xiaomi ecological chain brand. Suji first entered the market from electric toothbrushes, and then expanded its products to electric razors, hair dryers and other sub-categories, covering bathrooms and focusing on head care scenes, and gradually completed the category layout of personal care home appliances.

Plant Label Launches New Plant Milk Series

On July 30, plant-based nutrition brand Plantag plant label launched a new plant milk series. The new series has three flavors: black sesame seeds, oats, and pistachios. The brand emphasizes that the products in this series are all 0 sucrose, 0 lactose, and 0 cholesterol, and are all made of pure plants and do not contain milk ingredients. At present, this series of products has been put on the shelves of the brand Tmall flagship store.

Luckin Coffee × Zero Launches "Planting Package"

On August 2, Luckin Coffee launched the "Plant Package" in conjunction with Monday Zero, which has now been registered in Luckin stores across the country. The package includes two new products: egg-flavored plant ham sandwich and lime plant ham bagel.

"Fenty Beauty" will launch perfume products

On July 29, Fenty Beauty, a beauty brand founded by Rihanna, announced on its Instagram account that its first fragrance product, Fenty Eau De Parfum, will be officially launched on August 10.

Baby food brand "Deer Blue Blue" launched children’s soy sauce

On August 2, baby food brand "Deer Blue Blue" launched a children’s soy sauce. Founded in Anhui in 2020, Deer Blue Blue is an infant brand incubated internally by three squirrels. It takes children from 6 months to 14 years old as the consumer group and launches three product lines of "6 months + nutritional complementary food", "12 months + baby snacks", and "3 years + children’s snacks".

SK-II partners with JD.com to create an online virtual city

SK-II recently joined hands with "JD.com 2nd Floor Feature Z" to create an online virtual city "SK-II CITY" to bring consumers an immersive e-commerce shopping experience. In "SK-II CITY", in addition to pulling down to the second floor for shopping, you can also interact with JD.com Puppy JOY; in addition, users can watch SK-II’s animated videos in the virtual theater and explore behind-the-scenes stories in the "production backstage".

WonderLab Announces Yuxin Liu as Brand Spokesperson

On August 6, WonderLab, a cutting-edge nutritional meal replacement food brand, announced Liu Yuxin as its brand spokesperson on the official Weibo, and launched a limited "40 billion guardian gift box". In addition to probiotics, the gift box also has a spokesperson’s souvenir book, customized commemorative umbrella, badge and other peripherals.

Xiaohongshu "Don’t go to work on Mondays, eat, drink and play company pays the bill"

On August 2 this year, "Xiaohongshu Day" coincided with a Monday. Xiaohongshu planned an offline activity of "No work on Monday, eat, drink and play company pays the bill", allowing Xiaohongshu employees to go out and experience "life on Xiaohongshu" for a day with pay. Xiaohongshu arranges 250 + lifestyle choices in Xiaohongshu, such as Disney, indoor surfing, art exhibitions, massage, escape room, etc., which are loved by users, and encourages employees to choose according to their interests.

Luhan endorses Boucheron

On August 2, French fine jewelry brand Boucheron announced that Lu Han has become the brand spokesperson and will perform the "Seven Hearts" special short film on the occasion of the Qixi Festival. At the same time, the brand also launched the new Quatre Classique series and Quatre Radiant series pendant necklaces in the Chinese mainland.

MCM Announces Kid Wang Linkai as Brand Spokesperson

On August 3, MCM announced that singer and producer Wang Linkai has become the brand spokesperson, and released the MCM 2021 autumn and winter series and Qixi Festival Valentine’s Day special series advertising campaign shot by the ghost. The series of products have been sold simultaneously in MCM boutiques, official websites and Tmall official flagship stores.

Wanglaoji× ChinaMeteorological News Agency Launches Meteorological Popularization

On July 29, the herbal tea brand Wanglaoji officially announced the cooperation with the China Meteorological News Agency, saying that under the guidance of the China Meteorological Administration’s Publicity and Popularization Center, they will jointly carry out the 2021 "Solar Hero" high temperature care action, while guarding high temperature workers, open a series of interesting meteorological trivia science, bringing a touch of coolness and care to more people running under the hot sun.

Zhong Xuegao launches summer short film featuring virtual idol A Xi

On July 30, Zhong Xuegao, a Chinese ice cream brand, announced that the virtual idol Angie was the "special tasting officer of Zhong Xuegao", and launched a summer short film and a season-limited "apricot milk ice cream" flavored ice cream starring Ah Xi. Founded in 2018, Zhong Xuegao started from the ice cream with tile design, focusing on 0 additions and high-quality ice cream products.

Shanghai’s second K11 officially begins construction

On July 30, the groundbreaking ceremony of the second K11 in Shanghai was successfully held, which also indicates that the second K11 will not be far away. This is the re-entry of New World Group into Shanghai after the first K11 shopping and art center in the mainland entered Shanghai in 2013, and it also further improves the strategic layout of K11 in East China. Huang Shaomei, Director and CEO of New World China, said at the groundbreaking ceremony that New World China will uphold the concept of "City New Heritage" in the future and turn the Huaihai Middle Road plot project into a highly recognizable artistic and cultural landmark.

Ele.me: Many brands have joined the "New Service Partner Program"

On July 30, Ele.me announced that many brands such as Nayuki, Lele Tea, 7 Fen Sweet, Liufu Duck, and Jiujiuya have joined the "New Service Partner Program". Ele.me said that it will continue to increase investment and subsidies in the afternoon tea scene, continue to optimize the consumption experience of takeaway, self-pickup, and reservation, further realize the digital upgrade of joint member operations, and better promote new product promotion and cross-border cooperation on the platform.

Taobao and Tmall reduce merchant service fees

On July 28, Taobao Tmall announced that from 0:00 on August 1, the credit collection service fee for all Taobao and Tmall merchants on the platform will be reduced to 0.6% uniformly, and the debit collection service fee will continue to remain free. This means that when consumers use funds such as debit card Yu’e Bao to spend, the merchant’s service fee will continue to be free, and the cost will be borne by the Taobao Tmall platform. If consumers use funds such as Huabei and credit cards to spend, the merchant’s service fee will be cheaper.

Traceability codes will be attached to the three types of duty-free goods on Hainan outlying islands

From August 1st, three types of duty-free goods in Hainan outlying islands, such as fragrance, wine, and mobile phones, will be sold with traceability codes. At the end of December, traceability codes will be attached to all duty-free goods in outlying islands. The traceability code is the unique identification of duty-free goods, including "Hainan outlying islands duty-free goods traceability code", anti-counterfeiting QR code, Hainan duty-free exclusive logo, and "unpaid tariffs, no reselling" warning. The relevant person in charge said that the purchased duty-free goods in outlying islands are goods for personal use by consumers, and must not enter the domestic market for re-sale, and must not participate in illegal activities such as set (on behalf of) purchase and smuggling. After the implementation of the traceability code management of outlying islands duty-free goods, the regulatory authorities can easily identify the violators and

"Tmall Apparel" unveils new brand support system for the first time

On August 4, at the Tmall Apparel New Product Investment Fair, Tmall Apparel released the new brand support system of the platform for the first time, supporting the growth of new apparel brands from trend insights, reducing operating costs to financial services, supply chain security, logistics services, etc. At the same time, it launched the "Rhinoceros Attractive Force" project in conjunction with Ali’s new manufacturing No. 1 project Rhinoceros Intelligent Manufacturing, which is dedicated to opening up fabric research and development and fast counter-supply chain capabilities for new brands. At the same time, Tmall Apparel launched a large-scale investment promotion.

"Chaotianmen Wharf" announced that it has received nearly 100 million yuan in Pre-A roundsfinancing

On August 5, Chongqing Chaotianmen Catering Holding Group’s new consumer brand "Chaotianmen Wharf" announced that it has received nearly 100 million yuan in Pre-A round of financing. The investors are Gao Rong Capital, Panda Capital, Zhanze Investment, Red Dot China and Honghui Capital. This round of financing will be mainly used to strengthen Product Research & Development and data mid-platform building, and realize the further transformation and monetization of the Chaotianmen brand with the help of diversified online and offline marketing methods. At the same time, the company will officially start business extension to the upstream supply chain to provide consumers with better quality ingredients and more reasonable prices.

"Maverick Casey" completed a round of financing of nearly 100 million yuan

On August 3, the pre-cooking brand "Maverick Casey" completed a round of financing of nearly 100 million yuan. This round of financing was led by GF Shinde, followed by Fuzhou Yuguang, and Yuanzhi Capital served as the exclusive financial advisor. The funds will be mainly used for new product research and development, supply chain upgrade, brand marketing and other purposes. Maverick Casey was established in Quzhou in 2020. The main consumer group is positioned as young families. It provides consumers with steak, pizza, pasta, egg tarts and other western food ingredients. It is a pre-cooking brand with family steak as the core.

Hot pot catering brand "Senior Brother Zhou" completed 100 million yuan A round of financing

On August 2, "Senior Brother Zhou", the head brand of Chongqing hot pot, has completed 100 million yuan A round of financing, which is exclusively invested by Black Ant Capital. "Senior Brother Zhou" is the largest direct-operated hot pot brand in Chongqing, focusing on Chongqing spicy hot pot, double-flavor hot pot and signature big knife waist. As of July 2021, "Senior Brother Zhou" has set up 21 directly-operated stores in Chongqing, Shanghai and Shenzhen.

"Pot King"Received tens of millions of financing

On August 6, it was reported that the rice fast food brand "Pot Zaihuang" (formerly known as: Zaihuang Pot) has recently completed a new round of 10 million-level financing. The investor is Tibet Yuankun, a subsidiary of Century Jinyuan Group. It is reported that this is another round of financing voluntarily added by the old shareholder Tibet Yuankun after the new round of financing at the beginning of the year. Pot Zaihuang was established in 2012 and officially renamed the brand "Zaihuang Pot" to "Pot Zaihuang" in 2021. At present, Pot Zaihuang has more than 50 directly-operated stores across the country and will open to join in the second half of 2020. The current number of franchise stores is about 20. Xue Guowei, founder of Pot Zaihuang, said that the next round of financing of Pot Zaihuang has also been launched, with a target scale of about 100 million

Tide play brand "ToyCity" nearly 100 million yuan A + round of financing

On August 3, the trendy play brand "ToyCity" completed a round of financing of nearly 100 million yuan. This round of financing was led by Ease Capital, followed by Fuji Capital, and Yiren Capital served as the exclusive financial advisor for this round. The financing funds will be used for IP incubation, brand promotion and exposure, team building, and ATS space construction.

"Amiro" receives strategic investment from Tencent

On July 30, Amiro, a pioneering technology beauty care brand, received strategic investment from Tencent. Amiro was established in Shenzhen in 2015 and entered the home beauty instrument track from the subdivision vertical with a small makeup mirror. During the Double Eleven period in 2020, AMIRO’s Tmall sales exceeded 54 million, reaching three times that of the same period in 2020. Makeup mirrors ranked first in the Double 11 category for three consecutive years, with cumulative sales exceeding 1 million units.

Beauty equipment brand mesmooth completed 50 million RMB A round of financing

On July 30, the beauty instrument brand mesmooth announced that it has received 50 million yuan A round of financing, which is exclusively invested by Nut Capital. This round of funds will be used for branding, supply chain integration and marketing promotion. Founded in 2019, mesmooth focuses on multi-functional beauty instrument products with "one machine multi-purpose" as the entry point.

"Le Fan" completes 10 million-level A-round financing

On July 30, Le Fan announced the completion of the 10 million A round of financing, led by Baidu and followed by Dingxiang Capital. This round of funds will be used for brand marketing, marketing activities and Product Research & Development. Founded in 2017, Le Fan was incubated in the massage equipment industry group Aojiahua, focusing on the development of portable and mobile smart health products. Currently, it has launched a series of products for young people’s office, home and travel scenarios.

 Roleplay tabletop game brand "Reasoning Master" received $10 million in Pre-A round of financing

On July 30, the Roleplay tabletop game brand "Reasoning Master" completed a $10 million Pre-A round of financing. The investor is Plum Blossom Venture Capital, and Yuze Capital serves as a financial advisor. This round of financing will be used for the expansion of offline stores, the cultivation of upstream authors, and the incubation of hosts.

One-stop new female content social platform Walsea completes millions of yuan angel round financing

On August 2, the one-stop new female content social platform "Walsea" completed millions of yuan angel round financing, and the investor is Liebao. Li Yanni, founder of Walsea, said that this round of funds will be mainly used for team building and product content polishing, driving user growth through word-of-mouth and refined operations, and providing a more comfortable content social environment for female users.

Plant meat brand "in addition to meat" received tens of millions of angel round financing

On August 5, the plant meat brand "Except Meat" completed tens of millions of yuan in angel round financing. This round of financing was led by Huagai Capital and followed by Taiyu Ankang. The plant meat brand "Except Meat" was established in 2019 and has now launched B-end products such as plant meat dumplings and plant solid egg yolks.

"Jianlu Sugar Water Shop" completes a round of financing of nearly 10 million yuan

On August 4, the new Hong Kong-style sugar water brand "Jianlu Sugar Water Shop" completed a round of financing of nearly 10 million yuan. The investor is Fuda Capital. This round of funds will be mainly used for team building, product upgrading and supply chain construction, driving store user growth through word-of-mouth and refined operations, and providing consumers with more comfortable sugar water consumption space.

"Fabez" received nearly 10 million yuan in seed financing

On August 5, the pet nutrition fresh food brand "Fabez" announced that it has received nearly 10 million yuan in seed round financing, and the investor is Qingyu. This round of financing will be mainly used for marketing, advertising, core team building and new product research and development. Fabez was established in 2015, and its current products include cat and dog fresh food and snack cat strips. Among them, the formula of fresh food includes chicken pumpkin wolfberry, duck kelp prebiotics, deep sea fish series, etc. The product is characterized by pure fresh meat, rich in high protein, and no food inducers.

Baking brand "Hua Muzi" received a million yuan angel round + financing

On August 5, "Hua Muzi" announced that it had received millions of yuan in angel round + financing, which was led by Qiguang Capital and co-invested by Zhonglin Capital. This round of funds will be used for new product research and development, brand promotion and channel development. Hua Muzi was founded in January 2020, focusing on the fast-paced lazy breakfast scene of the younger generation, and launching Chinese-style innovative products for Western-style cakes. The product categories include meat floss toast, cheese Iwaki toast, egg yolk rose flower cake and mung bean cake.

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Being away from the sun can make you look twenty years younger.

Being away from the sun can make you look twenty years younger.

Forget glugging countless glasses of water or getting your beauty sleep. The secret of looking young is simply to stay out of the sun.
Stop being crazy about drinking water and sleeping beauty sleep. There is actually only one secret to staying young: staying away from the sun.

A study of hundreds of women has revealed that those who avoided the sun’s rays looked up to 20 years younger than they actually are.
After investigating hundreds of women, a study found that those women who stay away from the sun’s radiation look 20 years younger than their actual age.

However, other supposed rules for a youthful complexion, from drinking lots of water to sleeping well and exercising regularly, failed to hold back the hands of time.
Other universally recognized principles of maintaining youthful appearance, such as drinking more water, sleeping beauty sleep and exercising regularly, can’t stop the ruthless years from leaving marks on the face.

Only keeping out of the sun, and wearing sunscreen when this wasn’t possible, made a difference, the American Academy of Dermatology’s annual conference will hear today.
The annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology will announce this discovery: only by staying away from the sun, or wearing sunscreen when you have to be exposed to the sun, can you resist the years for several rounds.

The intriguing finding comes from a study of 231 women of all ages who were quizzed about their lives, including whether they were sun-worshippers.
This interesting discovery comes from a study of 231 women of all ages. The researchers conducted a questionnaire survey on their living habits, including whether they like to bask in the sun.

When researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital in the US – commissioned by skincare firm Olay – guessed how old the women were, they found those who took care in the sun tended to have aged more slowly.
Subsequently, commissioned by Olay, a skin care company, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital estimated the age of these women and found that women who took sunscreen measures aged more slowly.

A lucky four had so few wrinkles and age spots, and such a glowing complexion, that they appeared to be a full two decades younger than they really were.
Four of them have almost no wrinkles and age spots, so radiant that they look twenty years younger than their actual age.

Researcher Dr Alexa Kimball, a professor of dermatology, said the popular perception that we drink lots of water to stay healthy is a myth and the body is ‘pretty good’ at judging how much we need.
Researcher Dr. Alex Kimble, a professor of dermatology, said that the popular view that drinking more water can keep you healthy is nonsense, and our bodies can accurately judge the amount of water we need.

Previous research by the British Nutrition Foundation reached a similar conclusion.
Previously, the British Nutrition Association’s research also reached a similar conclusion.

Experts there said: ‘Just drinking water for the sake of drinking water really has no effect on improving the appearance of skin.’
Experts from the association said: "Drinking water for the sake of drinking water really won’t improve the skin."

It isn’t clear why the women who slept well didn’t have younger-looking skin. But it may be that the question they were asked was too narrow and didn’t take into account their long-term sleep patterns.
As for why women with good sleep quality can’t have younger skin, the reason is not clear. However, this may be because the coverage of the questionnaire is too narrow and the long-term sleep patterns of the subjects are not taken into account.

A second study, also by Olay, suggested that low-level day to day exposure to the sun is more ageing that occasional, intense blasts.
The second study initiated by Olay Company shows that frequent exposure to low-intensity sunlight is more likely to make people aging than occasional exposure.

Finally, DNA examination of tiny samples of the women’s skin gave some insight into the damage done by the sun.
Finally, the researchers conducted genetic testing on female skin samples, which gave us a general understanding of the damage caused by sunlight to the skin.

A gene called CDKN2A was more active in facial skin that is exposed to the elements than on samples taken from the buttocks.
The researchers found that the gene named CDKN2A is more active in facial skin exposed to sunlight than hip skin away from sunlight.

This gene was also more active in women who said they loved the sun – and in those who looked older.
The gene is also more active in women who love sunshine-and these women look older.

Dr Kimball said CDKN2A activity is a sign that a cell is ‘tired out’ and urged women should protect their skin year round and not just when on a beach holiday.
Dr. Jin Bo said that the activity of CDKN2A gene means that cells are actually in distress, so she called on women to take skin care measures all year round, instead of waiting for a beach holiday to think about sun protection.

Dr Frauke Neuser, principal scientist at Olay, which has used the research to develop its latest face creams, said: ‘This research gives us a detailed picture of the effect of sun exposure on skin ageing and illustrate the importance of protection on a daily basis.’
Dr. flock Neuhser, the leading scientist of Olay, used these research findings to develop the latest cream. He said: "This study gives us a detailed understanding of the effects of sunlight on skin aging, indicating that daily skin care is very important."

English source: Daily Mail
Translator: Zhao Xiaoyi
Revising & Editing: Dany

"The biggest source of chaos in the world"

Korean War, Vietnam War, Afghanistan War … Today, let’s briefly review many wars launched by the United States after World War II to see what kind of war crimes this "world’s biggest source of chaos" has committed.

Korean War

Overview-On June 25th, 1950, Korean Civil War broke out. The Truman administration of the United States brazenly intervened with its Cold War mentality and ambition to dominate the world and contain communism, and rallied the so-called "United Nations forces" to launch an all-out war against the DPRK. On July 27, 1953, the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed, and the three-year Korean War ended.

Loss-Although the Korean War was short but extremely bloody, more than 3 million civilians died and about 3 million people became refugees. According to the statistics of the DPRK, the war destroyed about 8,700 factories, 5,000 schools, 1,000 hospitals and 600,000 families, and 2 million children under the age of 18 were displaced by the war.

According to the data, the US military secretly carried out germ warfare in northern Korea and parts of northeastern China. O ‘Neill, a prisoner of the US Air Force, said in his confession: "The US military chose to start germ warfare in winter … to test the cold-resistant germ weapons we made in a special laboratory. The ultimate goal is to use these bacterial weapons in germ warfare against countries with cold climates such as the Soviet Union and people’s democratic countries. "

Voice-"This is a wrong war with the wrong enemy at the wrong place and time." Omar bradley, then chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said.

This is a Korean child who was injured in the Korean War. Xinhua news agency

Vietnam War

Overview-In 1955, the Vietnam War broke out. During the war, the United States fostered the pro-American regime in South Vietnam against North Vietnam. On May 14th, 1961, American "Special Operations Forces" invaded South Vietnam. On April 30, 1975, the last US helicopter left Saigon.

Losses-The Vietnam War killed 2 million civilians and displaced more than 3 million refugees. The US military is throwing about 20 million gallons of defoliants (orange agent), resulting in 400,000 Vietnamese deaths and 2 million Vietnamese suffering from cancer or other diseases. The US military is still leaving behind about 350,000 tons of explosive bombs and mines, and it is estimated that it will still take 300 years to completely remove them.

In March 1968, American soldiers slaughtered more than 500 people, including men, women and children, in Mylai village, Vietnam’s generalized province. This was the Mylai village massacre that shocked the world. According to the Los Angeles Times, in addition to the massacre in Mylai Village, there were at least 320 other incidents in which American troops massacred Vietnamese civilians during the Vietnam War, killing nearly 700 civilians.

Voice-In his speech in front of the Vietnam War Memorial Wall in 2012, former US President Barack Obama said that the cost of war is huge, and it will cause serious casualties among innocent civilians. War itself is not glorious and should be rejected.

This is the wreckage of the US b-52 bomber displayed at the Vietnam Military Museum in Hanoi, Vietnam. Xinhua News Agency (photo by Gao Mengjin)

Kosovo War

Overview-On March 24th, 1999, NATO led by the United States brazenly bombed Yugoslavia without the authorization of the United Nations, under the banner of "preventing the humanitarian crisis in Kosovo", and the Kosovo war broke out. In June, NATO signed an armistice agreement with Yugoslavia, and Kosovo was temporarily entrusted by the United Nations.

Losses-The war killed more than 2,000 innocent civilians, injured more than 6,000 people, displaced nearly 1 million people, and lost more than 2 million people’s livelihood, resulting in economic losses of more than 200 billion US dollars to Yugoslavia. According to statistics, NATO troops used at least 31,000 depleted uranium bombs, which led to a sharp increase in the incidence of cancer and leukemia in this region and had a long-term disastrous impact on the local and European ecological environment.

Voice-German writer Michael Luders once wrote in his book that after the Kosovo War in 1999, NATO went beyond the principle of collective self-defense and launched a military operation against Yugoslavia, causing civilian casualties in the name of humanitarianism. This shows that in the eyes of the United States and the European Union, human rights are only a secondary concern, especially when human rights standards are only applied to non-allies.

On February 19, 2008, in the center of Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, pedestrians walked past a building destroyed by air strikes during the Kosovo war. Xinhua News Agency reporter Wu Xiaoling photo

Afghanistan War

Overview-After the September 11th terrorist attacks in 2001, the United States and its allies launched a military strike against Afghanistan in early October of that year on the grounds that the Taliban in Afghanistan refused to hand over Osama bin Laden, the leader of Al Qaeda, and quickly overthrew the Taliban regime and stationed troops for a long time. On August 30, 2021, local time, the last US military transport plane took off from Kabul International Airport. This "longest war in American history" ended in the sudden withdrawal of the US military.

Losses-According to statistics, 47,245 Afghan civilians and 66,000 to 69,000 Afghan soldiers and policemen unrelated to the "September 11th" incident were killed and more than 10 million people were displaced. The United Nations World Food Program warned in 2021 that about 98% of Afghans do not have enough food, and Afghanistan is facing "avalanche hunger and poverty".

During the war, U.S. warplanes bloodbath Laccagni village in Panjiwai district of Kandahar province and launched air strikes against it, killing 63 villagers, including a family of 17 people, and injuring dozens. The day before the complete withdrawal from Afghanistan, the U.S. military fired missiles at a white car parked in the courtyard of a family in Kabul, killing a family of ten people, including seven children.

Voice-"The killing of civilians, including children, by the US military in air raids has exposed the hypocrisy of the so-called human rights defenders in the United States. The international community should condemn the US for trampling on human rights and bring the criminals to justice." A villager in Laccagni village expressed such anger.

On December 16, 2003, the US military patrolled Wardak province in central Afghanistan. The war in Afghanistan, which lasted for nearly 20 years, became the longest war in American history. Xinhua News Agency reporter Wang Lei photo

Iraq War

Overview-In March 2003, the United States and its western allies invaded Iraq, bypassing the UN Security Council, on the grounds that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, despite the strong opposition of the international community. On August 18, 2010, the last US combat brigade left Iraq, marking the end of US military operations. On December 15, 2011, the United States officially announced the end of the US military mission in Iraq.

Loss-The war left the land that gave birth to the civilization of the two rivers riddled with holes, resulting in the death of about 200,000 to 250,000 civilians, of which more than 16,000 were directly killed by the US military. According to statistics, the total number of depleted uranium bombs exploded in Iraq exceeded 3,400 tons. Today, there are still about 25 million mines and other explosive remnants to be removed in Iraq. The Iraq war also broke the balance between the political forces in the Middle East after the Cold War, making the people’s livelihood in the region miserable and chaotic.

In November 2003, the Iraqi citizen Ala Karim Ahmed was arrested and imprisoned by the US military. In prison, American soldiers used police dogs, whips and shackles to force him to confess. According to Alla Karim Ahmed, at that time, the prison was often attacked by mortars from anti-American armed men. The US military could hide in bunkers, and the detainees had to resign themselves to fate. A shell landed in the prison, killing 37 people and injuring 104 others. In 2004, the photos of American soldiers abusing prisoners in Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq were exposed, which shocked the world.

Voice-The website of American Atlantic Monthly once published: "Americans never really understand the cost of war, but they continue to fight. Only Iraqi civilians know the geometry of the cost of war."

A citizen of Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, once said sadly: "The United States has set Iraq back for 100 years."

On April 14th, 2003, dozens of American Black Hawk and Apache helicopter gunships arrived in Kuwait to take off from the port of Kuwait City to reinforce the Iraqi front. Xinhua News Agency reporter Li Xiaoguo photo

[Syrian War]

Overview-When the civil war broke out in Syria in 2011, the United States and its western allies strongly supported the opposition armed forces and tried to overthrow the Syrian government. In September 2014, the United States initiated the formation of an international alliance to combat the extremist organization "Islamic State", expanded the scope of air strikes against the target of "Islamic State" from Iraq to Syria, and established several military bases in eastern Syria. Since 2017, the United States has launched an air strike against Syria on the grounds of "preventing the Syrian government from using chemical weapons."

Loss-From 2016 to 2019, there were 33,584 recorded civilians who died in the war in Syria. Among them, 3833 people were directly killed by the bombing of the United States-led Coalition forces, half of whom were women and children. According to the American public television network, the so-called "most accurate air strike in history" launched by the US military alone killed 1,600 Syrian civilians. The war has caused the people’s livelihood in Syria to wither. According to a survey conducted by the World Food Program in April 2020, about one-third of Syrians do not have enough food, and 87% of them have no savings.

Voice-Syrian political activist Wada Issa once said: "They (the United States) steal our resources here, create chaos and wreak havoc, and even have the nerve to call themselves the’ savior’ of the suffering Syrian people."

On September 1, 2016, several Syrian children sat in front of the Harjele refugee camp in the southern suburbs of Damascus, the Syrian capital. Xinhua News Agency reporter Yang Yushe

According to the data of the "War Cost" project of Watson Institute of Brown University in the United States, the total number of military and civilian deaths caused by the war launched by the United States in the "post-9.11 era" is as high as 929,000, and at least 38 million people have been displaced, and this is only a "very conservative estimate", and the actual number may be between 49 million and 60 million.

In addition to directly launching or participating in wars, the United States frequently interferes in other countries’ internal affairs by directly or indirectly supporting proxy war, inciting other countries’ civil wars, providing weapons and ammunition, and training anti-government armed forces, which seriously damages the social stability, public safety and healthy economic development of the countries concerned.

"The biggest source of chaos in the world", the United States deserves its name!

Editor-in-Chief: Gu Wanquan, Zhang Wu

Text Editor: Song Hui

Author: Xinhua News Agency client

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Wen | Yao Lan

Clean Beauty is becoming a new fashion trend.

NPD, a well-known American market research organization, announced the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic on the beauty industry. The data showed that the sales of beauty products dropped by 14%, but the sales of pure beauty products rose by 11% against the trend. According to Tmall data, during the period of June 18 this year, the sub-categories such as essence, mask, cleansing and makeup remover under Tmall International Pure Beauty category all increased by more than 100% year-on-year.

What is "pure beauty"? In August this year, Tmall International Beauty and COSMOHits, the beauty media, made a clear definition of the concept of "pure beauty" for the first time, including four aspects: harmless addition of ingredients, environmental friendliness and zero harm, animal friendliness and cruelty, and sustainable environmental protection and zero waste.

Since 2020, foreign big beauty groups have invested in adding more pure beauty tracks (for example, Shiseido Group acquired Drunk Elephant, a brand of pure beauty and skin care, for US$ 845 million, and Unilever acquired Tatcha for US$ 500 million), and domestic pure beauty brands also came into being.

36Kr recently came into contact with China pure beauty brand "Dewy Lab Yiyi", which was founded in 2020, aimed at the core consumer groups such as sensitive muscles, pregnant women, medical beauty crowd and new white-collar workers, focusing on cosmetic products with both "pure ingredients" and "excellent makeup effect" and advocating a romantic feeling of "self-satisfaction". It is understood that "Dewy Lab" won the "Blogger’s Choice" Award in Little Red Book 2021WILL Future Brand Award.

The picture is provided by the enterprise.

Dewy Lab launched its first new product "Morning" series in January this year, including three single products: morning dew foundation cream, morning mist powder and morning glow blush cream. After launching the brand Tmall flagship store and the official applet, the monthly sales of single products have exceeded 10,000 at present.

Amber, the founder of Dewy Lab, told 36Kr that most cosmetic formulations on the market now are mainly designed with the basic goal of "beauty", focusing on makeup effect and skin feeling, regardless of whether the ingredients are harmful to the skin. "Dewy Lab Love" started from the first series, and its products focused on makeup, trying to give consumers peace of mind protection from the part closest to the skin.

The picture is provided by the enterprise.

The standard of pure make-up advocated by "Dewy Lab" includes three aspects:

First,user friendlyThat is, it does not contain harmful and controversial chemical components such as talcum powder, plastic beads, mineral oil, nipagin ester, etc. In order to provide unique pure beauty products, the brand will not only bring the research and discovery of raw materials and formulas by Chinese scientists in universities such as Cambridge University and University of Pennsylvania back to China, so as to speed up the product iteration, but also become a strategic partner with China Inspection Department to strictly control the formula of each product.

Second,Friendly life, that is, no animal experiments, and pet-friendly, playing licking is non-toxic. At this point, "Dewy Lab" hopes to help the development of front-end toxicology testing in the future.

Third,Environment friendlyAdvocate the recyclability and degradability of product packaging materials, take carbon neutrality as the ultimate goal, and constantly optimize production methods.

It is reported that the core team of Dewy Lab is from Cambridge University, University of Pennsylvania and Nanyang Technological University, and their main research directions are pharmacology, biochemistry and chemistry, which are closely related to the makeup formula and raw materials. On the basis of referring to the European and American brand purity standards, according to the front-end research results and credible academic journals, they have formulated and constantly updated the scientific, rigorous and systematic "Dewy Lab" brand purity standards.

At present, the brand has explored the triangular structure of product research and development: 1) the team of brand scientists strictly controls the use of raw materials to ensure the safety of ingredients; 2) Joint research and development with the formula laboratory to jointly break through the bottleneck of pure formula and ensure the exclusive use of formula; 3) Each product must be tried by top makeup artists in the industry to ensure excellent makeup effect and skin feel.

Amber said that at this stage, "Dewy Lab Love" mainly relies on social media to strengthen the spread of brand value proposition. In the future, we will continue to focus on the research and development of new products, bringing consumers more product choices and a more pleasant experience.

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