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July 16, 2012

Looking to further tap into the growing men's grooming segment, Macy’s in downtown Philadelphia has opened a “men’s grooming zone” on its beauty selling floor.

PHILADELPHIA — The men’s grooming market is poised for further growth as more than 9-out-of-10 men are using some sort of grooming product today, according to a recent report by the NPD Group. Looking to further tap into the growing segment, Macy’s in downtown Philadelphia has opened a “men’s grooming zone” on its beauty selling floor.

June 28, 2012

Armorteria showcased its Halo Sani-Cuffs, a child-size wristband with a small, refillable reservoir for hand sanitizer, at the recent NACDS Marketplace conference in Denver earlier this week.

DENVER — Armorteria showcased its Halo Sani-Cuffs, a child-size wristband with a small, refillable reservoir for hand sanitizer, at the recent NACDS Marketplace conference here earlier this week.

June 28, 2012

Skinvisible Pharmaceuticals on Thursday announced the successful completion of two new studies undertaken for DermSafe, a nonalcohol hand sanitizer made with 4% chlorhexidine gluconate.

LAS VEGAS — Skinvisible Pharmaceuticals on Thursday announced the successful completion of two new studies undertaken for DermSafe, a nonalcohol hand sanitizer made with 4% chlorhexidine gluconate. The studies demonstrate the sustained effectiveness of up to four hours, the company said.

May 23, 2012

Monkey Sea Monkey Doo, a maker of all-natural hypoallergenic skin and hair care products, has announced the release of a new line for babies and children.

IRVINE, Calif. — Monkey Sea Monkey Doo, a maker of all-natural hypoallergenic skin and hair care products, has announced the release of a new line for babies and children.

Monkey Sea Monkey Doo’s body care products are hypoallergenic and do not contain gluten, soy, dairy or oats. The formulas are infused with such ingredients as jojoba oil, olive oil and aloe leaf extract.

May 21, 2012

Kimberly-Clark has highlighted its progress toward achieving its 2015 sustainability goals.

DALLAS — Kimberly-Clark has highlighted its progress toward achieving its 2015 sustainability goals.

Kimberly-Clark's 2011 sustainability report, the company's ninth sustainability report, is structured around the company's Sustainability 2015 strategy framework of people, planet and products introduced last year. Some of the highlights recorded in this year's report included:

  • Sourced 99.9% of its fiber from suppliers certified by sustainable forestry practices;

May 16, 2012

Lornamead has launched its new Finesse Color Lock styling products. Finesse Color Lock styling products contain a patented polymer system with water-resistant, film-forming properties.

SUPPLIER NEWS — Lornamead has launched its new Finesse Color Lock styling products. Finesse Color Lock styling products contain a patented polymer system with water-resistant, film-forming properties. The polymer sets hair style and also helps seal in hair color pigments, allowing hair to retain up to 75% more color through repeated shampooing, the company stated. Finesse Color Lock products have a suggested retail price of $3.99. The line includes a Color Lock mousse and hair spray.


April 25, 2012

Hair care brand Curls has announced the addition of Cashmere Curl Jelly to its product line.

LOS ANGELES — Hair care brand Curls has announced the addition of Cashmere Curl Jelly to its product line.

Cashmere Curl Jelly is designed to provide slip, curl definition, sheen and reparative properties to hair. Cashmere Curl Jelly is formulated with cashmere extract, organic aloe leaf juice and coconut water. Like all Curls products, the Cashmere Curl Jelly also repairs damaged tresses. Thicker than the sister product Cashmere Curls, Cashmere Curl Jelly is ideal for thicker, tighter curl textures, the company stated.

April 19, 2012

The Personal Care Products Council and the Safe Cosmetics Alliance has announced support for legislation to strengthen and modernize regulatory oversight of the industry and to create a greater role for the Food and Drug Administration in assessing the safety of personal care products.

WASHINGTON — The Personal Care Products Council and the Safe Cosmetics Alliance has announced support for legislation to strengthen and modernize regulatory oversight of the industry and to create a greater role for the Food and Drug Administration in assessing the safety of personal care products.

April 13, 2012

A recent study by market research company NPD Group found that most men are using some sort of grooming product today, such as shave, hair care and fragrance; however, only 25% of men are currently using facial skin care products.

A recent study by market research company NPD Group found that most men are using some sort of grooming product today, such as shave, hair care and fragrance; however, only 25% of men are currently using facial skin care products. The findings suggest that the market is poised for growth, but noted that the challenge is getting him involved and engaged. 


The challenges have not gone unnoticed by FaceLube, a new men’s grooming and skin care line that is taking a unique approach to engaging him.


April 13, 2012

Tom's of Maine is introducing, for the first time, a new line of men's deodorants.

KENNEBUNK, Maine — Tom's of Maine is introducing, for the first time, a new line of men's deodorants.

April 11, 2012

Ladibugs on Tuesday announced the launch of its Ladibugs Hair Care — a chemical-free head lice product line — through more than 1,000 Great Clips locations.

MINNEAPOLIS — Ladibugs on Tuesday announced the launch of its Ladibugs Hair Care — a chemical-free head lice product line — through more than 1,000 Great Clips locations.

March 26, 2012

The Cosmetic Ingredient 
Review, an independent panel of scientific and medical experts, reaffirmed at its recent public meeting that parabens — a family of preservatives used in cosmetics and personal care products — are safe, the Personal Care Products Council has announced.

SUPPLIER NEWS — The Cosmetic Ingredient 
Review, an independent panel of scientific and medical experts, reaffirmed at its recent public meeting that parabens — a family of preservatives used in cosmetics and personal care products — are safe, the Personal Care Products Council has announced. At its 2012 meeting in early March, CIR reviewed the European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety’s opinions and concluded that there was little additional new data concerning parabens.

March 15, 2012

Procter & Gamble is supporting the recent launch of Tide Pods, the brand's three-chamber unit dose laundry detergent, by tapping singer and actor Jencarlos Canela to show Hispanic consumers how the product is unlike any other laundry product on the market.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble is supporting the recent launch of Tide Pods, the brand's three-chamber unit dose laundry detergent, by tapping singer and actor Jencarlos Canela to show Hispanic consumers how the product is unlike any other laundry product on the market.

Tide said Canela will surprise people at laundromats in Miami and Los Angeles to show them how the laundry process can be consistent since measuring dosage is not necessary, the company said. Consumers will have the opportunity to meet Canela on April 3 at a laundromat in Los Angeles.

March 5, 2012

Launching on shelves in March is the new Dove Clear Tone antiperspirant/deodorant from Unilever. It is positioned as the first and only U.S. deodorant designed to reduce underarm red and dark marks caused by shaving irritation.

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — Launching on shelves in March is the new Dove Clear Tone antiperspirant/deodorant from Unilever. It is positioned as the first and only U.S. deodorant designed to reduce underarm red and dark marks caused by shaving irritation.

Dove Clear Tone antiperspirant/deodorant is specially formulated with calendula and sunflower seed extracts to accelerate the skin’s natural renewal processes. It also features added moisture to help repair irritated skin and even skin tone over time with regular use.

February 29, 2012

Church & Dwight has bolstered its OxiClean brand to include a first-of-its-kind dishwashing booster.

PRINCETON, N.J. — Church & Dwight has bolstered its OxiClean brand to include a first-of-its-kind dishwashing booster.

OxiClean dishwashing booster features a unique multi-action formula that is designed to remove cloudy film, food particles, spots and streaks that detergent alone can leave behind. Church & Dwight said the product was designed as a result of a new requirement for dishwasher detergents to be free of phosphates. The company also noted that phosphate-free detergents may leave behind a cloudy film that can build up over time.

February 17, 2012

GoJo is gearing up for the 2012-2013 cough-cold season with a new lineup of Purell hand sanitizers, a factor that breathes new life into a commoditized category. Drug Store News caught up with Tim Cleary, sales VP for Purell Consumer, for the scoop on the relaunch.


GoJo is gearing up for the 2012-2013 cough-cold season with a new lineup of Purell hand sanitizers, a factor that breathes new life into a commoditized category. Drug Store News caught up with Tim Cleary, sales VP for Purell Consumer, for the scoop on the relaunch.


DSN: Since H1N1, hand sanitizing has been a very private label-dominated, commoditized category. What is the opportunity for retailers in the current environment?


February 17, 2012

Men’s body grooming has grown in popularity, especially among the younger generation, resulting in growth in the men’s grooming/shaving scissors segment at mass.

Men’s body grooming has grown in popularity, especially among the younger generation, resulting in growth in the men’s grooming/shaving scissors segment at mass. According to data from SymphonyIRI Group, the category grew nearly 26% 
to more than $103 million for the 12 weeks ended Jan. 22 at food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart). The segment will likely continue to grow as manufacturers develop new innovative products, such as Clio Designs’ Hypergroom Body Groomer, a triple blade, battery-operated body groomer.

 

 

February 16, 2012

Unilever has introduced a U.K. facial skin care brand to the U.S. market with the launch of Simple Sensitive Skin Experts.

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — Unilever has introduced a U.K. facial skin care brand to the U.S. market with the launch of Simple Sensitive Skin Experts.

The brand’s debut in the United States and Canada is marked by the unveiling of 13 facial skin care items, making it the only mass facial skin care line specifically for those with sensitive skin, Unilever stated.

February 15, 2012

Freeman Beauty has acquired Eclos, a skin care line infused with plant stem cells that stimulate skin's own stem cells to enhance a more youthful look, and c. Booth, a collection of skin care and bath products.

LOS ANGELES — Freeman Beauty has acquired Eclos, a skin care line infused with plant stem cells that stimulate skin's own stem cells to enhance a more youthful look, and C. Booth, a collection of skin care and bath products.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

February 7, 2012

M&M Products' Sofn’free hair care brand has developed the new Nothing But line for textured hair, which is free of phthalates and five ingredients common in hair care.

ATLANTA — M&M Products' Sofn’free hair care brand has developed the new Nothing But line for textured hair, which is free of phthalates and five ingredients common in hair care.

The line — which is designed to appeal to “naturalistas, fashionistas and recessionistas” — is free of petrolatum, mineral oil, sulfates, parabens, colorants and phthalates. The formula also is free of drying alcohols and animal proteins. 

February 2, 2012

Tom's of Maine, a maker of natural personal care products, has introduced its new Naturally Dry antiperspirant line, which is positioned as the first antiperspirant stick made entirely with sustainably sourced ingredients derived from plant and mineral sources, and without artificial fragrances, preservatives and silicones.

KENNEBUNK, Maine — Tom's of Maine, a maker of natural personal care products, has introduced its new Naturally Dry antiperspirant line, which is positioned as the first antiperspirant stick made entirely with sustainably sourced ingredients derived from plant and mineral sources, and without artificial fragrances, preservatives and silicones.

January 27, 2012

Carex Health Brands recently launched its ultimate shower massager, a shower head that features a full body spray and five different massage settings.

NORWELL, Mass. — Carex Health Brands recently launched its ultimate shower massager, a shower head that features a full body spray and five different massage settings.

The chrome shower head comes with an easy-to-install shower head holder, a wide showerhead handle for a secure grip and an extra-long 84-in. tangle-free hose.

The Carex ultimate shower massager will be available January 2012 online and at select retailers, independent pharmacies and drug stores at a suggested retail price of $34.99.

January 26, 2012

CARA B Natural Products, a maker of ethnic personal care products, has just launched its collection of all-natural skin and hair care products formulated especially for ethnic babies and children in Target stores across the country.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — CARA B Natural Products, a maker of ethnic personal care products, has just launched its collection of all-natural skin and hair care products formulated especially for ethnic babies and children in Target stores across the country.

January 25, 2012

Johnson & Johnson is preparing to turn the corner with its McNeil Consumer Healthcare business, J&J chairman and CEO William Weldon told analysts during the company's fourth-quarter earnings call Tuesday.

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Johnson & Johnson is preparing to turn the corner with its McNeil Consumer Healthcare business, J&J chairman and CEO William Weldon told analysts during the company's fourth-quarter earnings call Tuesday. That over-the-counter business generated $5.2 billion in the United States for the year ended Jan. 2, representing a 6.7% decline as compared to 2010.

January 19, 2012

Clio Designs, which launched in 2004 its longneck DIY cordless rechargeable body shaver, is aiming to revolutionize the men’s body grooming industry yet again with the introduction of its new Hypergroom Body Groomer.

BOSTON — Clio Designs, which launched in 2004 its longneck DIY cordless rechargeable body shaver, is aiming to revolutionize the men’s body grooming industry yet again with the introduction of its new Hypergroom Body Groomer.

The Hypergroom Body Groomer is a triple-blade, battery-operated body groomer for bi-directional trimming and shaving, complete with three trimming guides for various hair lengths. It features an ergonomic design for tackling all body zones.