Former Elizabeth Arden exec launches new skin care line

NEW YORK — Vargas Cosmetics has announced the introduction of Tilth Beauty, a new skin care line created by Anthony Vargas, former VP of research and development for Elizabeth Arden.

After 25 years with Arden, Vargas started Vargas Cosmetics and launched Tilth Beauty.  It debuted exclusively online in October and will be available in salons and retail outlets in 2013. 

All Tilth Beauty products are free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates, petroleum-based products, silicones, synthetic fragrances, GMO, animal/dairy derived products and artificial coloring.  In addition, it is gluten free, cruelty free and has green packaging.

The Tilth Beauty line is comprised of 14 products including cleansers, toners, moisturizers, serums and eye treatments. The products range in price from $32 for a cleanser to $62 for a serum.

Prior to his work at Elizabeth Arden, where he was instrumental in developing their prestige Prevage and Ceramine lines, Vargas worked in skin care research and development at Avon Products for nine years.