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What Amazon’s skincare line Belei has to offer

Amazon is jumping into beauty!



Apple has announced a credit card, Huawei just announced glasses, and Amazon, well, they announced a skincare line.

You read right: The tech company unveiled Belei, a no-frills skincare line, this week.

“No beauty secrets, only beauty solutions,” says the Amazon landing page for the new line. Everything is formulated without sulfates, parabens, or phthalates (for the skincare novice, those are things we generally stay away from) and there are 12 different items which range from retinol moisturizers and Vitamin C serum — an ingredient I swear by! All of them are sold in recycled and 100 percent recyclable packaging. Just what’s in the roster?

Micellar Facial Wipes (Price: US$ 9)

Charcoal Balancing Mask (Price: US$ 18)

Oil-Free Face Moisturizer SPF 50 (Price: US$ 22)

Blemish Control Spot Treatment (Price: US$ 22)

Dark Spot Solution Serum (Price: US$ 22)

Triple-Peptide Eye Cream (Price: US$ 22)

Vitamin C + HA Serum (Price: US$ 35)

Vitamin C Moisturizer (Price: US$ 35)

Retinol Refining Moisturizer (Price: US$ 35)

Bio-Complex Moisturizer (Price: US$ 35)

Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum (Price: US$ 40)

Ferulic Acid + Vitamins C and E Serum (Price: US$ 40)

Kara Trousdale, Head of Beauty for Private Brands on Amazon.com explains:

“Our goal is to help customers spend less time and money searching for the right skincare solutions. We took a simple, no-nonsense approach when creating Belei, developing products with ingredients that are both proven to deliver results and also offer customers great value for the quality.”

More and more, this is sounding like a great idea. I mean, who better to know what people want on their face than the website that houses millions of Amazon beauty reviews.

Of course, Belei is eligible for free shipping or free unlimited two-day shipping with Amazon Prime.

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Emoji documentary to show at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival

Tracing the history



Linguist Tyler Schnoebelen with the San Francisco emoji poop rock

Have you ever wondered where emoji came from? Are they connected to symbols as ancient as Hieroglyphics? Were they simply evolved from our lazy typing as a product of cellphones? A documentary will finally explain all that and more.

Picture Character is an 81-minute film that explores all this. Directed by Martha Shane and Ian Cheney, the documentary explores the rise of the emoji, roughly translated from Japanese: picture character.

Emoji inventor Shigetaka Kurita drawing his original smiley face emoji

The visual narrative looks at the history, evolution, and present purposes of these cute but meaningful characters. It also looks at the process of how emoji came to be — from their journey to being lobbied up until being passed by the Unicode Consortium.

Rayouf Alhumedhi, the creator of the hijab emoji

The documentary looks at the rise and fall of the biggest text symbols in today’s time, putting into perspective the meaning of each one and just how exactly they came to be.

You can catch Picture Character at the Tribeca Film Festival happening in New York from April 24 to May 5.

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Huawei P30 hands-on: All the cool features applied in real life

How zoomed in is zoomed in?



After all the “oohs” and “ahhs,” and as the dust settles from Huawei’s flagship launch, the question is: What’s so great about the Huawei P30? And no, I don’t want to hear any specs.

To answer this question, I road tested the Huawei P30 to see just what it can do and how I can use those features in real life.

In case you’re having trouble viewing, watch HERE.

SEE ALSO: Selfie and posing tips from Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach

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Meitu ventures into AI skincare with MeituSpa

Personalized skincare treatments at home!



Remember Meitu? Yes the Chinese selfie phone brand. Also, yes, the same company behind that awesome makeup app MakeUpPlus. Well, they have more stuff coming your way.

Meitu just announced the MeituSpa, an AI cleansing brush that checks your skin quality and uses tech to cater a specific cleansing routine to your face. To work, the device connects to MeituSkin, a corresponding app, to offer users a personalized AI-based spa cleansing experience.

The MeituSpa is compatible with all skin types and offers four different modes: sonic cleansing, deep extraction, nourishing, and warm massage. It uses sonic pulsations with 12 different settings that adjusts according to your skin readings.

“Though Meitu has always been a major provider of beauty services through photo editing, style recommendations, and virtual makeup looks, we are also working to bring Meitu’s brand of beauty out of the virtual world and into the real one,” explains Meitu CEO Xinhong Wu.

The MeituSkin is available in Coral Pink and Aqua Green. Starting April 23, they’ll be available online for CNY 589. Unfortunately, it will only be in mainland China and there’s no news regarding global availability.

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