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July 5, 2011


The sun care segment is in the midst of some significant changes as, years after announcing its intent to improve the labeling of sunscreens, the Food and Drug Administration finally has issued new rules for OTC sunscreen products


The sun care segment is in the midst of some significant changes as, years after announcing its intent to improve the labeling of sunscreens, the Food and Drug Administration finally has issued new rules for OTC sunscreen products. For consumers, it should mean less confusion when buying products. For manufacturers, it will mean ensuring that they meet the new labeling and testing requirements.


June 26, 2011

Looking to appeal to boys and young men with its innovative product design is Stinky Boyz, a line of all-natural personal hygiene products that are shaped like sports balls. Stinky Boyz hygiene products contain essential oils and black seed, a strong antioxidant that helps cleanse the body of toxins.

BOSTON — Looking to appeal to boys and young men with its innovative product design is Stinky Boyz, a line of all-natural personal hygiene products that are shaped like sports balls. Stinky Boyz hygiene products contain essential oils and black seed, a strong antioxidant that helps cleanse the body of toxins.

The collection includes hair and body wash that has a silicon wrist handle for easy grip and hanging. After the hair and body wash is gone, the handle can be used as a wristband. The collection also includes deodorant (pictured).
 

June 20, 2011

Beiersdorf’s Eucerin skin care brand has embarked on a yearlong Skin First Movement to help educate women across the country on the importance of skin health as part of overall wellness

SUPPLIER NEWS — Beiersdorf’s Eucerin skin care brand has embarked on a yearlong Skin First Movement to help educate women across the country on the importance of skin health as part of overall wellness. As part of the effort, the brand has joined forces with its first-ever Skin First Ambassador, food writer and founder of Apartment Therapy’s TheKitchn.com, Sara Kate Gillingham-Ryan.


June 20, 2011

When it comes to hair care, consumers clearly continue to seek value as the sales of shampoo and conditioner combo packs remain on the rise, soaring triple digits during the 12 weeks ended April 17, according to data from SymphonyIRI Group.


When it comes to hair care, consumers clearly continue to seek value as the sales of shampoo and conditioner combo packs remain on the rise, soaring triple digits during the 12 weeks ended April 17, according to data from SymphonyIRI Group.


The continued growth in this segment comes as no surprise, as industry observers have suggested that the shift in consumer shopping behavior would impact the hair care segment in 2011.


June 15, 2011

One month after the observance of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, the Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday it is taking measures to assure all sunscreen products are safe and effective.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — One month after the observance of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, the Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday it is taking measures to assure all sunscreen products are safe and effective.

June 6, 2011

Unilever's Axe Hair brand has announced that it is partnering with the nonprofit organization Wounded Warrior Project and promoting its new Axe Buzzed Look cream + SPF 15, its newest styling product.

NEW YORK — Unilever's Axe Hair brand has announced that it is partnering with the nonprofit organization Wounded Warrior Project and promoting its new Axe Buzzed Look cream + SPF 15, its newest styling product.

As part of the debut, Axe Hair is making a donation of $50,000 to the organization whose mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors.

June 3, 2011

Dioptics recently introduced a line of "healthy" sunglasses.

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Dioptics recently introduced a line of "healthy" sunglasses.

Solar Shield Fits Over sunglasses are polarized to avoid blinding glare, while blocking 100% UVA/UVB light, Dioptics said.

May 18, 2011

Arizona Sunwash has announced the launch of Solise, which it is positioning as the world's first body wash and hand wash that combines cleansing with long-lasting UVA/UVB SPF 15 sunscreen.

PHOENIX — Arizona Sunwash has announced the launch of Solise, which it is positioning as the world's first body wash and hand wash that combines cleansing with long-lasting UVA/UVB SPF 15 sunscreen.

"Our unique formula employs natural soy emollients to bind the sunscreen with the body's natural oils. You simply lather, rinse and towel-dry as usual for full SPF 15 protection. Solise leaves your skin soft and smooth without the greasy residue typical of most sunscreens," said Michael Doyle, partner of Arizona Sunwash and creator of Solise's emulsion formula.

May 13, 2011

In honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Thinksport and Livestrong have announced that Thinksport Livestrong sunscreen now is available online and in stores just in time for summer.

AUSTIN, Texas — In honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Thinksport and Livestrong have announced that Thinksport Livestrong sunscreen now is available online and in stores just in time for summer.

Online retailers carrying the sunscreen include Drugstore.com, CVS.com, Thinksport.co, Amazon.com and REI.com. The sunscreen also is available at most Golfsmith and Whole Foods Market stores nationwide.

May 12, 2011

Infusium 23 hair care, which is available in more than 20,000 retail stores across the United States and Canada, has joined K Public Relations' portfolio of Idelle/Helen of Troy brands.

NEW YORK — Infusium 23 hair care, which is available in more than 20,000 retail stores across the United States and Canada, has joined K Public Relations' portfolio of Idelle/Helen of Troy brands.

K Public Relations immediately will implement a national public relations campaign highlighting new product launches and Infusium 23's philosophy of a simple and effective three-step system that provides customized solutions for problem hair.

May 5, 2011

The Food and Drug Administration has unveiled two regulations, part of the newly enacted Food Safety Modernization Act, that will take effect in July.

SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration has unveiled two regulations, part of the newly enacted Food Safety Modernization Act, that will take effect in July.

May 4, 2011

Sales of cosmetics and toiletries in the United States increased 2.4% to $36.5 billion in 2010 — which is above pre-recession levels — thanks to technological advances, promotional activity and rising consumer confidence, according to worldwide consulting and research firm Kline.

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — Sales of cosmetics and toiletries in the United States increased 2.4% to $36.5 billion in 2010 — which is above pre-recession levels — thanks to technological advances, promotional activity and rising consumer confidence, according to worldwide consulting and research firm Kline.

May 3, 2011

Nair is enhancing the hair-removal experience with new products.

PRINCETON, N.J. — Nair is enhancing the hair-removal experience with new products.

New to the Nair lineup are milk and honey roll-on wax, cool gel and Nair for Men Shower Power.

Inspired by the beauty ritual of Mediterranean women, the milk and honey roll-on wax is an easy-to-use microwavable wax for legs and body that provides long-lasting smoothness, Nair said.

As the brand's first translucent depilatory gel, Nair cool gel removes hair from legs and the body using advanced technology, while offering a unique cooling sensation and fresh, clean scent.

April 27, 2011

Schick Quattro for Women Disposables has unveiled the "Shower Your Senses" mobile tour to introduce its new Schick Quattro for Women Disposables razor with a handle scented with Skintimate signature scent Raspberry Rain, the first collaboration between Energizer Personal Care's Quattro for Women Disposable Razors and its Skintimate signature scent Raspberry Rain.

SHELTON, Conn. — Schick Quattro for Women Disposables has unveiled the "Shower Your Senses" mobile tour to introduce its new Schick Quattro for Women Disposables razor with a handle scented with Skintimate signature scent Raspberry Rain, the first collaboration between Energizer Personal Care's Quattro for Women Disposable Razors and its Skintimate signature scent Raspberry Rain.

April 25, 2011

Bartell Drugs, a family-owned regional chain since 1890, has still got it. The chain has brought together health and personal care by sponsoring health and beauty events, the first of which happened in October 2010 and featured health screenings, cosmetic demonstrations and hairstyling tips. Another event is scheduled for the fall.


April 21, 2011

Companies that make vaccines, drugs and diagnostic tests for influenza will become key stakeholders in the World Health Organization’s Global Influenza Surveillance Network under an agreement reached at the Open Ended Working Group that WHO coordinated to support global preparedness for a future influenza pandemic.

LONDON — Companies that make vaccines, drugs and diagnostic tests for influenza will become key stakeholders in the World Health Organization’s Global Influenza Surveillance Network under an agreement reached at the Open Ended Working Group that WHO coordinated to support global preparedness for a future influenza pandemic.

April 20, 2011

Coty recently donated $100,000 to two humanitarian organizations involved in the earthquake relief efforts in Japan, the beauty company announced on Wednesday.

NEW YORK — Coty recently donated $100,000 to two humanitarian organizations involved in the earthquake relief efforts in Japan, the beauty company announced on Wednesday.

April 19, 2011

Vichy Labs has developed Capital Soleil, a new line of sun care products that will be sold at select CVS/pharmacy, Duane Reade and Walgreens locations.

NEW YORK — Vichy Labs has developed Capital Soleil, a new line of sun care products that will be sold at select CVS/pharmacy, Duane Reade and Walgreens locations.

This new full range of sun care products features an advanced UV filtering system to provide broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection, and employs an antioxidant combination of white grape polyphenols and vitamin E that helps provide cellular protection and neutralizes almost all types of skin-aging free radicals, the manufacturer stated.

April 15, 2011

Two Kroger banners have raised funds to benefit Japan earthquake and tsunami victims.

LOS ANGELES — Two Kroger banners have raised funds to benefit Japan earthquake and tsunami victims.

Ralphs and Food 4 Less said they raised more than $100,000 for the American Red Cross' International Response Fund for its Japan relief efforts. The retailers hosted a fundraising campaign that ran from March 21 through April 9.

April 1, 2011

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has chosen Purell green certified instant hand sanitizer foam as a featured product for the formal launch of its new BioPreferred label program.

AKRON, Ohio — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has chosen Purell green certified instant hand sanitizer foam as a featured product for the formal launch of its new BioPreferred label program.

USDA deputy secretary Kathleen Merrigan made the announcement Thursday at a biobased product meeting in Glenwillow, Ohio.

March 30, 2011

Jack Black is promoting its new Performance Remedy sports therapy collection by sponsoring the Revolution3 Triathlon.

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Jack Black is promoting its new Performance Remedy sports therapy collection by sponsoring the Revolution3 Triathlon.

The Performance Remedy sports therapy line offers naturally based, active body treatment and sun protection products to help fight fatigue, speed recovery and promote peak sports performance. The collection includes six products infused with Eastern and Western herbs to provide holistic, performance-enhancing benefits, the company stated.

March 24, 2011

Unilever's Suave brand of hair care products is showcasing its reformulated Suave Professionals line via a "Shameless" star challenge that asks women to put their hair care products to the test.

NEW YORK — Unilever's Suave brand of hair care products is showcasing its reformulated Suave Professionals line via a "Shameless" star challenge that asks women to put their hair care products to the test.

To launch the challenge, actress Emmy Rossum of Showtime's "Shameless" Thursday is hosting a live event in New York's Union Square, where she is asking consumers to take "The Suave Challenge" to see if they can tell the difference between hair styled with new Suave Professionals and hair styled with top salon hair care products.

March 22, 2011

A clean-rinsing laundry detergent is launching a 52-week campaign in which opt-in fans and customers will receive a free, eco-friendly cleaning tip each week.

SAN ANTONIO — A clean-rinsing laundry detergent is launching a 52-week campaign in which opt-in fans and customers will receive a free, eco-friendly cleaning tip each week.

March 18, 2011

Crème of Nature, a brand by Colomer USA, has added a new fragrance of fresh floral and citrus notes to its shampoos and conditioners, which are preferred by 9-out-of-10 users, according to the company.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Crème of Nature, a brand by Colomer USA, has added a new fragrance of fresh floral and citrus notes to its shampoos and conditioners, which are preferred by 9-out-of-10 users, according to the company.

March 15, 2011

Hitting select mass retail locations in April is the new FX Wild Harvest Hydra Silk collection, which contains a blend of natural, wild ingredients harvested from different regions of the world to make hair shiny, thicker and fuller.

NEW YORK — Hitting select mass retail locations in April is the new FX Wild Harvest Hydra Silk collection, which contains a blend of natural, wild ingredients harvested from different regions of the world to make hair shiny, thicker and fuller.

The new FX Wild Harvest Hydra Silk collection includes: