• Scientists are developing a new wrinkle filler named MDF-100, which is made of tiny beads that come from purified brown algae. Dermatologists are excited because it could last up to twelve months and cause less swelling than other fillers. FDA approval could take two years. [Daily Beauty Reporter/Allure]
• Speed skater Ryan Bedford, 23, dyed his hair red and blue, shaved stripes and stars on his scalp, and dyed the back with all five colors of the Olympic rings for his appearance at the Olympic Games yesterday. The Michigan native was convinced to make the change by a senior member on his team who was supposed to do it with him, but then backed out after seeing the results of Bedford’s hair. [Yahoo]
• L’Oréal’s non-executive chairman, Lindsay Owen-Jones, did not accept his 2009 yearly bonus of 900,000 euros, or $1.2 million. He did, however, receive his yearly salary, which is equivalent to $2.7 million.
• The lingerie trend we saw on the spring runways is taking on another form in the beauty industry, as burlesque-inspired products are showing up in fragrances, makeup, and skin-care items. [Independent UK]
• There is such a thing as wearing too much gloss. Reality-television stars make this mistake most often. [Girls in the Beauty Department/Glamour]
• Arlenis Sosa on her skin-care secret: “My secret is a clean face and not going to bed with makeup on. I have to keep drinking so much water, keep hydrated, and moisturizing.” Hydrate! [Modelinia]
• Miss J. Alexander matches his nail polish to his jewelry. Savvy. [BellaSugar]