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March 27, 2014

A study from Wahl Therapeutic Massagers released Thursday found that physical aches and soreness are a real threat to travelers of all ages — 92% of adults 18 years of age and older experience physical pain while traveling.

STERLING, Ill. — A study from Wahl Therapeutic Massagers released Thursday found that physical aches and soreness are a real threat to travelers of all ages — 92% of adults 18 years of age and older experience physical pain while traveling.

January 29, 2014

Omron Healthcare on Tuesday announced the release of its new Pain Relief Pro electroTHERAPY unit.

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Omron Healthcare on Tuesday announced the release of its new Pain Relief Pro electroTHERAPY unit. Its versatility delivers more settings and more power for more relief with 10 power levels and eight pre-set modes.

October 10, 2013

Hisamitsu America’s Salonpas has been experiencing significantgrowth in the past year with sales up 38% to $43.1 million.

TORRANCE,Calif. — Hisamitsu America’s Salonpas has been experiencing significantgrowth in the past year with sales up 38% to $43.1 million. Hisamitsu last year expanded the Salonpas brand beyond patches with the launch of Salonpas Pain Relieving Massage Foam and Salonpas Pain Relieving Jet Spray.

May 2, 2013

The vast majority of mothers experience pain throughout their bodies, according to a new survey.

STERLING, Ill. — The vast majority of mothers experience pain throughout their bodies, according to a new survey.

The survey, commissioned by electric massager maker Wahl Clipper Corp. and conducted by Harris Interactive, found that 84% of mothers experience pain. This includes 80% who experience lower back pain, 76% with shoulder and neck pain, 70% with upper back pain and 65% with joint pain. The survey included 2,000 men and women, including 300 mothers with children younger than 18, who were asked about their pain and how they cope with it.

September 12, 2012

Helen of Troy recently introduced Body Innovations, a new line of home massage products.

EL PASO, Texas — Helen of Troy recently introduced Body Innovations, a new line of home massage products. 

The new line includes the BIMA7502 personal mini massager in assorted colors. This massager features three interchangeable attachments. There also is the BIMA7503 personal mini massager, which features variable massage speeds and is waterproof. Both personal massagers are available at Walgreens at a suggested retail price of $16.99.

August 17, 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.

SUPPLIER NEWS — 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 users 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 tips.


August 9, 2012

At-home gel polish brand SensatioNail has launched its new SensatioNail Gel Polish Removal Kit and Gel Polish Removal Tool.

LAKE FOREST, Calif. — At-home gel polish brand SensatioNail has launched its new SensatioNail Gel Polish Removal Kit and Gel Polish Removal Tool.

"Our mission is to empower women with the tools they need to achieve salon results at home," stated SensatioNail SVP marketing and research and development Marwan Zreik. "We understand that women want to take beauty into their own hands, and that is why we are pioneering accessible, affordable offerings in the nail category."

August 8, 2012

Nail brand Orly has announced the launch of Orly SmartGels, an at-home gel manicure system.

NEW YORK — Nail brand Orly has announced the launch of Orly SmartGels, an at-home gel manicure system.

Available in 12 shades, SmartGels are long-lasting, providing a chip-free, high-shine manicure for up to two weeks. The at-home system allows polish lovers to layer regular polish over SmartGels for an instant color change.

July 24, 2012

The professional skin care products market realized a 5.3% gain in 2011, according to a new report from Kline.

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — The professional skin care products market realized a 5.3% gain in 2011, according to a new report from Kline.

In the latest "Professional Skin Care Global Series: Market Analysis and Opportunities" report,  Kline found that sales for the European market came close to pre-recession peak levels, rising 4%, while China and South Korea posted growth of 9.3% and 9.5%, respectively, within the professional sector.

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 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.

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

Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis is partnering with Clairol Natural Instincts as the brand’s new celebrity ambassador.

SUPPLIER NEWS — Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis is partnering with Clairol Natural Instincts as the brand’s new celebrity ambassador. In her first beauty partnership, the Food Network chef, cookbook author and lifestyle expert will show off her hair color in the brand’s newest campaign supporting the full line of at-home hair color products beginning in July.


May 30, 2012

Champneys, a spa established in 1925, now has brought its 90-year heritage in health and beauty stateside with the introduction of a line of bath and body products at Target in March.

NEW YORK — Champneys, a spa established in 1925, now has brought its 90-year heritage in health and beauty stateside with the introduction of a line of bath and body products at Target in March.

The collections within the Spa Indulgence and Spa Treatments were developed to help deliver the holistic benefits of visiting a Champneys Spa.

May 30, 2012

Natural skin care line Sweets For Feet added a dose of delectability to the spa industry with its fresh-baked line of moisturizing, aromatic foot creams that are made for enriching reflexology treatments.

LOS ANGELES — Natural skin care line Sweets For Feet added a dose of delectability to the spa industry with its fresh-baked line of moisturizing, aromatic foot creams that are made for enriching reflexology treatments.

May 22, 2012

Red Carpet Manicure, an at-home LED gel manicure and pedicure system, has announced that it is expanding to Canada with plans to launch the system at London Drug, Rexall and The Shopping Channel in June.

TORONTO — Red Carpet Manicure, an at-home LED gel manicure and pedicure system, has announced that it is expanding to Canada with plans to launch the system at London Drug, Rexall and The Shopping Channel in June.

The rollout of the Red Carpet Manicure line in Canada will include the brand’s starter kit and 54 shades of gel polish. The system is applied in three steps: a base coat, gel polish application and topcoat, paired with the portable LED light or pro-light.

May 16, 2012

Tracking all of the latest trends within beauty can be about as simple as herding cats, but there undoubtedly are some niches within beauty that are making waves at food, drug and mass.


Tracking all of the latest trends within beauty can be about as simple as herding cats, but there undoubtedly are some niches within beauty that are making waves at food, drug and mass.


It is no secret that nail color is hot — red hot. Yet, nestled within the nail color segment is another rising star for the mass market. Enter at-home gel polish. Gel manicures are one of the more popular salon services in the professional market, and now beauty mavens can create the look at home — for a fraction of the price.


March 26, 2012

Eighty-two-year-old independent Dougherty’s Pharmacy is operating a pharmacy inside the Forest Park Medical Center, which it opened in August.

DALLAS — Eighty-two-year-old independent Dougherty’s Pharmacy is operating a pharmacy inside the Forest Park Medical Center, which it opened in August. The pharmacy’s decor includes Italian tile wall treatments, a wavy wall behind the cash wrap and works by local Dallas artists.

March 5, 2012

Hisamitsu America on Monday launched three new analgesic patches, the company stated.

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — Hisamitsu America on Monday launched three new topical analgesic solutions, the company stated.

February 7, 2012

Red Carpet Manicure has announced that its at-home gel manicure system, Red Carpet Manicure, will be showcased at the Grammy Gift Lounge in Los Angeles on Feb. 9 to 11, where performers and presenters of the 54th Annual Grammy Awards will have an opportunity to indulge in the hottest nail art.

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. — Red Carpet Manicure has announced that its at-home gel manicure system, Red Carpet Manicure, will be showcased at the Grammy Gift Lounge in Los Angeles on Feb. 9 to 11, where performers and presenters of the 54th Annual Grammy Awards will have an opportunity to indulge in the hottest nail art.

A team of celebrity manicurists will be on-site with Red Carpet Manicure’s “Amore 24,” an exclusive 24-karat gold nail polish, to treat Grammy presenters and performers.

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 25, 2012

Hitting select Walmart locations is the new Piggy Paint nail polish for little girls.

NEW YORK — Hitting select Walmart locations is the new Piggy Paint nail polish for little girls.

The water-based, nontoxic, odorless, hypoallergenic and nonflammable nail polish is designed to deliver the thrills of a "big girl" manicure without harsh chemical ingredients or dizzying fumes.

There are five Piggy Paint SKUs that are being launched at the end of January in more than 1,400 Walmart stores across the United States. The kits retail for $3.98 and up.

January 4, 2012

Coty’s NYC New York Color brand is introducing in its spring 2012 collection the new Matte Me Crazy and Big City Dazzle Sparkle topcoat for nails.

NEW YORK — Coty’s NYC New York Color brand is introducing in its spring 2012 collection the new Matte Me Crazy and Big City Dazzle Sparkle topcoat for nails.

With the new Matte Me Crazy topcoat, beauty mavens can move from shiny nails to matte for an instant dose of muted modern style by applying a coat of Matte Me Crazy.

Take nails from the office to after-hours with a quick-drying coat of sparkle with the Big City Sparkle topcoat. It can be applied to bare nails for sheer shine effect or layered over a nail color for a bold, eye-catching look.

December 15, 2011

Broadway Nails has announced that Nicole Scherzinger, lead singer for The Pussycat Dolls, will be the celebrity brand ambassador for its new imPRESS press-on manicure.

NEW YORK — Broadway Nails has announced that Nicole Scherzinger, lead singer for The Pussycat Dolls, will be the celebrity brand ambassador for its new imPRESS press-on manicure.

As the imPRESS celebrity brand ambassador, Scherzinger, who is a judge on “The X Factor,” brings a chic, “glam rock” style to the brand.

November 30, 2011

Coty’s Sally Hansen beauty brand is gearing up for spring 2012 with an array of new nail color products that promise high-impact bling, diamond strength and a porcelain-smooth finish.

NEW YORK — Coty’s Sally Hansen beauty brand is gearing up for spring 2012 with an array of new nail color products that promise high-impact bling, diamond strength and a porcelain-smooth finish.

Beauty mavens who want nails with high-impact bling will love Gem Crush Nail Color. The new nail color promises to deliver full-coverage, high-intensity glitter for a multidimensional manicure that glimmers. The collection will be available in eight shades, priced at $6.95 each.