Content about Personal hygiene products

August 15, 2012

Personal care maker Johnson & Johnson is on a course to reformulate nearly all of its adult toiletries and cosmetics in less than four years in an effort to remove potentially cancer-causing and other dangerous chemicals.

SKILLMAN, N.J. — Personal care maker Johnson & Johnson is on a course to reformulate nearly all of its adult toiletries and cosmetics in less than four years in an effort to remove potentially cancer-causing and other dangerous chemicals.

In an exclusive interview with the Associated Press, the company said it is on track to have baby products, including its No More Tears baby shampoo, reformulated by the end of 2013. Adult products will reformulated by the end of 2015.

August 14, 2012

Coty has announced the introduction of the new Adidas personal care line for men, which is available exclusively at Walmart.

NEW YORK — Coty has announced the introduction of the new Adidas personal care line for men, which is available exclusively at Walmart.

The Adidas Personal Care for Men Collection is designed to keep up with the modern man’s active lifestyle and is available across four product segments:

Body wash ($3.47): The Adidas Hair & Body 3 provides triple-action results: It cleanses, refreshes and conditions. It is available in three After Sport, Extra Fresh and Active Start scents.

July 30, 2012

Parents obviously want the best of the best for their little bundles of joy, and skin care products are no exception. That means often opting for those items that are free of such ingredients as artificial colors and parabens.


Parents obviously want the best of the best for their little bundles of joy, and skin care products are no exception. That means often opting for those items that are free of such ingredients as artificial colors and parabens.


According to SymphonyIRI Group, sales of baby lotions totaled nearly $54 million, down 0.35%, for the 52 weeks ended June 10 at food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart), as sales of baby soaps rose 3.42% to $111 million during that same period.


July 20, 2012

Celebrity beauty licensing company Boldface Group has announced that its operating subsidiary, Boldface Licensing + Branding, has signed celebrity Mario Lopez in the fragrance category.

LOS ANGELES — Celebrity beauty licensing company Boldface Group has announced that its operating subsidiary, Boldface Licensing + Branding, has signed celebrity Mario Lopez in the fragrance category.

The license includes scented ancillary products, such as deodorant, aftershave, shave cream, bath gel, body wash, body sprays, body lotions and body creams.

July 9, 2012

Natural personal care brand Nature’s Gate is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a special-edition body wash.

CHATSWORTH, Caif. — Natural personal care brand Nature’s Gate is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a special-edition body wash.

In Venice Beach 40 years ago, brothers Leo and Vladimir first blended botanicals from their herb shop with fresh rainwater to create Nature’s Gate Herbal Rainwater shampoo. The vintage bottle, logo and label design are reminiscent of the original Herbal Rainwater shampoo, while the formula combines the same herbal aroma and botanical extracts used in Nature’s Gate’s first product 40 years ago.

July 3, 2012

British firm Dreadnought has launched a beard-reducing shaving line exclusively for American men.

LONDON — British firm Dreadnought has launched a beard-reducing shaving line exclusively for American men.

Dreadnought launched in America on June 12 with a preshave oil, shaving cream, post-shave balm, travel sized “Avenger” shaving brush, “Spartan” double edge safety razor and silver technology antiperspirant deodorant. The brand’s tagline: “The Ultimate Shaving Experience For Real American Men.”

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 24, 2012

What’s the buzz in beauty? Walking the NACDS Marketplace show floor, there is definitely more of the same old same old, but DSN beauty expert Antoinette Alexander found several products she thinks will make the cut.

What’s the buzz in beauty? Walking the NACDS Marketplace show floor, there is definitely more of the same old same old, but DSN beauty expert Antoinette Alexander found several products she thinks will make the cut.

June 24, 2012

Fresh is driving new trips to drug stores — there is no denying. But, in general, drug stores have been good at creating more reasons to shop their stores. DSN identified a few hot consumables and GM products that are likely to help grow impulse purchases.

Fresh is driving new trips to drug stores — there is no denying. But, in general, drug stores have been good at creating more reasons to shop their stores. DSN identified a few hot consumables and GM products that are likely to help grow impulse purchases.

June 21, 2012

Manufacturers of antiperspirant/deodorant should take different approaches when marketing to adults and teens, as they each have different requirements for deodorants, according to market research firm Mintel.


Manufacturers of antiperspirant/deodorant should take different approaches when marketing to adults and teens, as they each have different requirements for deodorants, according to market research firm Mintel.


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.

May 30, 2012

Burt’s Bees has enhanced its Lip Shimmer with antioxidant-rich fruit seed oils and moisturizing shea butter, and also has updated the shade range.

NEW YORK — Burt’s Bees has enhanced its Lip Shimmer with antioxidant-rich fruit seed oils and moisturizing shea butter, and also has updated the shade range.

The 100% natural formula still features the signature cool burst of peppermint oil. The shade range has been updated in keeping with color trends and includes three new shades: cherry, plum and strawberry. The full range includes 12 shades: radiance, champagne, peony, caramel, guava, strawberry, watermelon, rhubarb, cherry, fig, raisin and plum.

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

Axe has added an item to its shower product range.

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — Axe has added an item to its shower product range.

Axe Sport Blast 2-in-1 shower gel and shampoo is designed to deliver a maximum energy boost following a big game or workout and features a lather and fragrance that aims to invigorate guys' minds and bodies, the company said.

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.

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 21, 2012

The Hain Celestial Group, a maker of natural personal care products, announced the debut of more than 20 new personal care products at the Natural Products Expo West earlier this month, as well as more than 90 product reformulations to the NSF/ANSI 305 Standard for Personal Care Products Containing Organic Ingredients.

MELVILLE, N.Y. — The Hain Celestial Group, a maker of natural personal care products, announced the debut of more than 20 new personal care products at the Natural Products Expo West earlier this month, as well as more than 90 product reformulations to the NSF/ANSI 305 Standard for Personal Care Products Containing Organic Ingredients.

March 15, 2012

Unilever’s Degree Men is aiming to revolutionize its Adrenaline Series of antiperspirant/deodorant by adding movement-activated antiperspirant technology for men.

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — Unilever’s Degree Men is aiming to revolutionize its Adrenaline Series of antiperspirant/deodorant by adding movement-activated antiperspirant technology for men.

The Degree Men Adrenaline Series now features exclusive Motionsense technology, which is triggered by even the most sudden and slightest of body movements releasing extra protection throughout the day to fight sweat and odor before they start.

March 14, 2012

In effort to further its commitment to sustainability, Safeway's private-label Softly bath and facial tissue and Ultra Thirsty paper towels now are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council and the Rainforest Alliance.

PLEASANTON, Calif. — In effort to further its commitment to sustainability, Safeway's private-label Softly bath and facial tissue and Ultra Thirsty paper towels now are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council and the Rainforest Alliance.

Safeway's paper products earned the FSC seal by being produced from fiber sourced from suppliers who have been independently certified to follow the strictest standards in sustainable, ethical forestry management and production chain controls.

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 8, 2012

For the first time ever, Gillette Venus and Olay are coming together to deliver a new standard in shaving with the new Gillette Venus & Olay razor.

CINCINNATI — For the first time ever, Gillette Venus and Olay are coming together to deliver a new standard in shaving with the new Gillette Venus & Olay razor.

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 6, 2012

Procter & Gamble’s new Secret Outlast antiperspirant and deodorant collection is partnering with Jenni Pulos of Bravo’s “Flipping Out” to help women confidently conquer their long days with the 48-hour odor protection of Secret Outlast.

CINCINNATI — Procter & Gamble’s new Secret Outlast antiperspirant and deodorant collection is partnering with Jenni Pulos of Bravo’s “Flipping Out” to help women confidently conquer their long days with the 48-hour odor protection of Secret Outlast.

February 2, 2012

Burt’s Bees, a maker of natural personal care products, has developed a new collection, dubbed “Güd,” that is reimagined for the millennial generation.

NEW YORK — Burt’s Bees, a maker of natural personal care products, has developed a new collection, dubbed “Güd,” that is reimagined for the millennial generation.