My girlfriend and I decided to have anal sex, but the condom ripped after I pushed 2 times, so we stopped. Now I have little dots on the head of my penis. Did I get an STD?

Make sure it’s a good fit. Use a water-based or silicone-based lubricant. This will help reduce friction, which helps decrease the risk of the condom breaking. Do NOT use oil-based lubricants with condoms. Make sure the condom is not expired. Make sure to put the condom on correctly. It may seem simple, but there are several key steps to make […]

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Coronavirus Closure: Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa Files for Liquidation

After closing due to the coronavirus pandemic, Elizabeth Arden Red Door spas is shuttering permanently. The business, now known as Mynd Spa & Salon Inc., filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in New York on March 19, days after it had posted on Instagram that it was temporarily closing locations in response to COVID-19. The business listed between $0 and $50,000 […]

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The PCPC Agenda — Sustainability, Sunscreen and Legislation

The Personal Care Products Council focused this year's programming around sustainability, and featured speakers that touched on everything from consumer trust to recycling. Those issues are top of mind, Lezlee Westine, PCPC president, and George Calvert, PCPC chairman, told WWD in an interview, as are sunscreen, which the FDA has been looking into more closely to determine safety, and clean […]

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Suave Gets ‘Cruelty-Free’ Credentials, as New Debates Loom on Veganism

Unilever-owned Suave is next to receive Peta’s “cruelty-free” certification, joining Dove, Simple, St. Ives, Love Beauty and Planet and others in the company’s mix that earned the status in the last 18 months. Forgoing animal testing earned Suave placement on Peta’s “Beauty Without Bunnies” list of certified brands. Parent company Unilever is one of just five companies to be listed […]

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SK-II Calls for #NoCompetition at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

SK-II wants beauty to lose its competitive edge. The Japanese heritage brand is a sponsor of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics via Procter & Gamble, its parent company, which has been sponsoring the Olympic Games since 2012. SK-II today unveiled a new campaign, #NoCompetition, featuring six of the most competitive female athletes. The initiative, said Sandeep Seth, chief executive officer, global […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Carolina Herrera Thinks Makeup Can Be Jewelry, Too

PARIS — Bringing fashion and beauty closer than ever, Carolina Herrera is introducing its first range of lipsticks and compacts in packaging so sculptural and precious that it can double as jewelry. Debuting starting in mid-March, Carolina Herrera New York Makeup also closely echoes the personal elegance of the founder — and the color-intensive approach of the fashion house’s current […]

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New Leadership Appointments at La Mer, MAC, Le Labo & Dr. Jart+

The Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. has made a series of executive promotions across several brands. La Mer, MAC Cosmetics and Le Labo all have new global brand presidents, and Dr. Jart+ and Do the Right Thing have a new president for North Asia. At La Mer, Justin Boxford has been promoted to global brand president after three years as global […]

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China Opens Wider Path for Cruelty-Free Beauty

SHANGHAI — When products from U.K.-based brand Bulldog Skincare arrived at Watsons’ pharmacy stores in Shanghai at the end of November, it may not have looked much different from all the other grooming products sitting beside it on the shelf. But for the cruelty-free community, this was a big and proud win. With the launch, the men’s skin-care line became […]

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LVMH-Owned Kendo Names Kristin Walcott President

Kendo has made a series of executive appointments, including promoting Kristin Walcott, previously senior vice president and global general manager, to president, WWD has learned. In addition to Walcott, Heather Fisher has been promoted to senior vice president of global marketing effective as of January, and Elizabeth Hayes will join Kendo as senior vice president of product strategy in February. […]

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This Is the Only Coat You Need for Winter, According to Oprah—and It's on Amazon

Temperatures are cooling and, once again, women are placing their confidence in an unassuming coat from Amazon that rings in at $140. The Orolay Women's Thickened Down Jacket ($140; amazon.com) is a number-one bestseller in the Women's Outdoor Recreation and Down Jackets category, and has amassed over 7,000 reviews and boasts a 4.2 out of 5 rating. Not only does it have a cult-following (ICYMI, it went […]

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