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July 20, 2012

At-home gel manicure system Red Carpet Manicure has unveiled new limited-edition nail art kits, which hit Ulta Beauty stores this summer and will launch nationally in the fall.

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. — At-home gel manicure system Red Carpet Manicure has unveiled new limited-edition nail art kits, which hit Ulta Beauty stores this summer and will launch nationally in the fall.

There are three kits available — Tips and Tricks, French Manicure and Gems and Jewels — which provide beauty mavens with the necessary tools to get creative and customize their manicured nails. A QR code on the packaging directs consumers to Red Carpet Manicure’s video website for more information and helpful tips.

July 18, 2012

Ethnic beauty brand Black Opal Cosmetics is promoting the Black Opal “Sparkle” national sweepstakes, and also has been named the official U.S. cosmetics partner of the movie “Sparkle,” in theaters Aug. 17.

NEW YORK — Ethnic beauty brand Black Opal Cosmetics is promoting the Black Opal “Sparkle” national sweepstakes, and also has been named the official U.S. cosmetics partner of the movie “Sparkle,” in theaters Aug. 17.

July 16, 2012

What type of makeup is hot? That which offers skin care benefits.


NEW YORK — What type of makeup is hot? That which offers skin care benefits.


Recent research by market research firm the NPD Group found that 86% of women said they use makeup that offers skin care benefits, with moisturizing and SPF protection being the two most sought-after benefits.


When it comes to mascara, the most popular benefit is thickening/volume. When it comes to lipstick, the most important benefit is long-wearing, while for foundation it is “evens out skin tone.”

July 16, 2012

If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then the folks over at Pharmaca just gave their shoppers a whole lot more to behold.

WHAT IT MEANS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT — If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then the folks over at Pharmaca just gave their shoppers a whole lot more to behold. The new full beauty ambiance installed by Pharmaca lead executive Mark Panzer and his team represents the latest evolution in pharmacy retailing — creating an in-store experience that generates the kind of Foursquare buzz that will drive new-to-Pharmaca shoppers into the store to check it all out.

July 11, 2012

Skin care company La Roche-Posay has developed the new Redermic [C], an anti-wrinkle firming moisturizer that was inspired by the growing popularity of injectable filler technology.

NEW YORK —  Skin care company La Roche-Posay has developed the new Redermic [C], an anti-wrinkle firming moisturizer that was inspired by the growing popularity of injectable filler technology.

July 9, 2012

Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy on Monday unveiled its new Natural Beauty Bar department at its Pacific Palisades location.

BOULDER, Colo. — Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy on Monday unveiled its new Natural Beauty Bar department at its Pacific Palisades location. Offering a variety of spa services, the Natural Beauty Bar serves as an expansion of Pharmaca’s beauty offerings with waxing and threading services and makeup and lash applications, among other services.

July 9, 2012

Revlon announced on Monday the launch of the Revlon Expression Experiment, a digital engagement platform designed to spark a social movement of makeup experimentation.

NEW YORK — Revlon announced on Monday the launch of the Revlon Expression Experiment, a digital engagement platform designed to spark a social movement of makeup experimentation.

July 6, 2012

Several intertwined factors are fueling the mass nail care market, and according to a new report by Packaged Facts, the growth of do-it-yourself nail products is expected to continue despite an uptick in professional nail services.

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Several intertwined factors are fueling the mass nail care market, and according to a new report by Packaged Facts, the growth of do-it-yourself nail products is expected to continue despite an uptick in professional nail services.

SymphonyIRI Group, a Chicago-based market research firm, reported that sales of nail care products grew 26% for the 52 weeks ended April 15 at food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart). Nail polish sales, in particular, grew about 43% during that time.

July 3, 2012

Rexam, a global consumer packaging company, is looking to shed its personal care business for $709 million in cash.

LONDON — Rexam, a global consumer packaging company, is looking to shed its personal care business for $709 million in cash.

July 3, 2012

The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced on Tuesday the donation of 9,500 lbs. of consumer goods to be dispersed to various charitable organizations throughout the Denver area, following the completion of the recent NACDS Marketplace Conference.

ALEXANDRIA, Va.  — The National Association of Chain Drug Stores announced on Tuesday the donation of 9,500 lbs. of consumer goods to be dispersed to various charitable organizations throughout the Denver area, following the completion of the recent NACDS Marketplace Conference.

NACDS Marketplace exhibitors donated leftover products ranging from cosmetics, health and hygiene products, food and beverages and household supplies, to other consumer products available in retail pharmacies.

July 2, 2012

TCCD International has announced the introduction of Geodeo Natural Deodorant Plus, which uses volcanic minerals and Icelandic algae to help fight impurities.

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — TCCD International has announced the introduction of Geodeo Natural Deodorant Plus, which uses volcanic minerals and Icelandic algae to help fight impurities.

Geodeo has been specially formulated to be 97% natural, while also providing odor protection. Volcanic minerals and Icelandic algae work to help fight impurities. When applied to the underarm, these ingredients help to deeply purify pores from a multitude of environmental contaminants.

June 28, 2012

CVS/pharmacy has unveiled a "makeover" of its Beauty Board, a panel of beauty experts who provide interactive content and advice for fans of the CVS Beauty Club Facebook page.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS/pharmacy has unveiled a "makeover" of its Beauty Board, a panel of beauty experts who provide interactive content and advice for fans of the CVS Beauty Club Facebook page.

June 21, 2012

Beauty mavens are 
going bonkers for 
BB creams!
 Exactly what is a BB cream? It is a relatively new multifunctional product, also referred to as ‘blemish balm’ or ‘beauty balm,’ that combines the functionality of primers, SPF and moisturizers, along with the anti-aging benefits of skin serums.


Beauty mavens are 
going bonkers for 
BB creams!


Exactly what is a BB cream? It is a relatively new multifunctional product, also referred to as ‘blemish balm’ or ‘beauty balm,’ that combines the functionality of primers, SPF and moisturizers, along with the anti-aging benefits of skin serums.


BB creams, which are not a foundation or a tinted moisturizer, were invented by German dermatologists in the 1960s as a soothing post-
treatment cream. The item then caught on in Korea as movie stars sought a flawless complexion without looking made up.


June 21, 2012

Maybelline New York is taking a new approach to mascara with Mega Plush by Volum’ Express — the brand’s first gel-mousse mascara.


NEW YORK — Maybelline New York is taking a new approach to mascara with Mega Plush by Volum’ Express — the brand’s first gel-mousse mascara.


June 21, 2012

Bold, creative, daring and hot. Those are the words that come to mind when I think of nail polish.


Bold, creative, daring and hot. Those are the words that come to mind when I think of nail polish.


Nail polish continues to be the rock star of the beauty world, showing double-digit growth and no signs of slowing. 
According to SymphonyIRI Group, sales of nail polish rose nearly 43% to more than $528 million for the 52 weeks ended April 15 at food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart).


June 21, 2012

Attention beauty brands looking to target today’s teens and tweens! The beauty youth market shows signs of stabilization.

Attention beauty brands looking to target today’s teens and tweens! The beauty youth market shows signs of stabilization. That’s according to a recent report by market research company the NPD Group, which found that teens’ and tweens’ regular use of beauty products stabilized in 2011, following evidence in 2009 that the youth beauty consumer was becoming less engaged in the beauty category overall.


June 20, 2012

Paris Presents’ eco-friendly personal care brand, EcoTools, has announced the launch of EcoTools Naturally Beautiful Lash System that can be worn every day.

CHICAGO — Paris Presents’ eco-friendly personal care brand, EcoTools, has announced the launch of EcoTools Naturally Beautiful Lash System that can be worn every day.

The new line will be on display at the 2012 National Association of Chain Drug Stores Marketplace Conference held June 23 to 26 in Denver.

June 20, 2012

Women want more for their money when it comes to beauty and, as a result, are more likely to buy makeup that also offers skin care benefits, such as moisturizing and SPF protection, according to a new report by market research company the NPD Group.

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. — Women want more for their money when it comes to beauty and, as a result, are more likely to buy makeup that also offers skin care benefits, such as moisturizing and SPF protection, according to a new report by market research company the NPD Group.

June 15, 2012

This month, DSN C2B Mobile Insights presents the Drug Store Shopping Report Card. We asked our C2Bers to rate their most recent trip to the drug store — or wherever it is they go primarily to shop for pharmacy and health and beauty items. We received more than 1,500 responses from all over the country.

This month, DSN C2B Mobile Insights presents the Drug Store Shopping Report Card. We asked our C2Bers to rate their most recent trip to the drug store — or wherever it is they go primarily to shop for pharmacy and health and beauty items. We received more than 1,500 responses from all over the country.

June 15, 2012

Coty, in association with Lady Gaga's Haus Labs, is releasing in September the artist's first fragrance, called Lady Gaga Fame.

NEW YORK — Coty, in association with Lady Gaga's Haus Labs, is releasing in September the artist's first fragrance, called Lady Gaga Fame.

Lady Gaga Fame is the first-ever black Eau de Parfum that sprays clear and becomes invisible once airborne. The black-to-clear fragrance is an innovation of patent-pending fluid technology, exclusively launched with Lady Gaga Fame.

June 13, 2012

New trends in nail care, dramatic eye looks and the appeal of limited-edition scents significantly bolstered sales in the 2011 U.S. personal care market, which exceeded $38 billion at the manufacturers’ level, surpassing pre-recession levels and representing robust growth of 4.2%, according to the recent "Cosmetics & Toiletries USA" report from global consulting and research firm Kline & Co.

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — New trends in nail care, dramatic eye looks and the appeal of limited-edition scents significantly bolstered sales in the 2011 U.S. personal care market, which exceeded $38 billion at the manufacturers’ level, surpassing pre-recession levels and representing robust growth of 4.2%, according to the recent "Cosmetics & Toiletries USA" report from global consulting and research firm Kline & Co.

June 12, 2012

Soho Beauty was a sponsor of the quarterly Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists Guild I.A.T.S.E. Local 706 meeting held on June 3 in Burbank, Calif., and presented to the group its Professional Collection makeup brushes, the manufacturer announced.

LOS ANGELES — SOHO Beauty was a sponsor of the quarterly Makeup Artists and Hair Stylists Guild I.A.T.S.E. Local 706 meeting held on June 3 in Burbank, Calif., and presented to the group its Professional Collection makeup brushes, the manufacturer announced.

June 11, 2012

Beauty brand Pixi, developed by makeup artist Petra Strand, is focusing on the eyes this fall as evidenced by its new product lineup slated to hit Target stores and Target.com in August.

MINNEAPOLIS — Beauty brand Pixi, developed by makeup artist Petra Strand, is focusing on the eyes this fall, as evidenced by its new product lineup slated to hit Target stores and Target.com in August.

New products for fall 2012 include:

Large Lash Mascara ($18): This mascara amplifies lashes with extreme volume and intense color. The oversized brush separates lashes, creating volume in a single sweep. Added vitamins E and B5, and bamboo extract work to nourish and condition for healthy, silky lashes.

June 8, 2012

Boldface Licensing + Branding, a celebrity beauty license company, has announced the launch of its initial license for color cosmetics: Khroma Beauty by Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian.

LOS ANGELES — Boldface Licensing + Branding, a celebrity beauty license company, has announced the launch of its initial license for color cosmetics: Khroma Beauty by Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian.

Khroma Beauty aims to offer products at affordable pricing with how-to insider and behind-the-scenes tips provided by the Kardashians and their make-up artists via Twitter and YouTube.

June 8, 2012

Beauty brand JK Jemma Kidd — which was created by makeup artist, product designer and style icon Jemma Kidd — has unveiled its fall 2012 collection that will be available exclusively at Target stores and on Target.com beginning in August.

MINNEAPOLIS — Beauty brand JK Jemma Kidd — which was created by makeup artist, product designer and style icon Jemma Kidd — has unveiled its fall 2012 collection that will be available exclusively at Target stores and on Target.com beginning in August.

The fall collection includes:

24/7 Long-Wear Lip Colour ($15 each): This semi-matte lipstick provides rich color payoff and long-lasting results. Macadamia and avocado oils hydrate and condition lips for glide-on application, while vitamins A, C and E nourish and protect.