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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.


May 10, 2012

A new campaign by Rite Aid is targeting nail polish customers.

CAMP HILL, Pa. — A new campaign by Rite Aid is targeting nail polish customers.

The Camp Hill, Pa.-based retail pharmacy chain announced Thursday that it had launched the seven-week "Nail Extravaganza" campaign to engage beauty shoppers around the trend of using multiple nail polish shades.

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

Coty has announced that the new Beyoncé Pulse Summer Edition fragrance, the new addition to the Beyoncé Parfums collection, will be on counters this spring.

NEW YORK — Coty has announced that the new Beyoncé Pulse Summer Edition fragrance, the new addition to the Beyoncé Parfums collection, will be on counters this spring.

A lighter and fresher rendition of the original Pulse eau de parfum, Pulse Summer Edition’s orchestra of fruity and floral notes makes it an ideal scent for the warm, joyful, flirty summer months.

March 7, 2012

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

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

March 7, 2012

Cutex has introduced Advanced Revival, which, according to the manufacturer, marks the first innovation in nail polish remover formula in more than 15 years.

ST. LOUIS — Cutex has introduced Advanced Revival, which, according to the manufacturer, marks the first innovation in nail polish remover formula in more than 15 years.

Advanced Revival combines an acetone-based formula with natural botanical nourishing oils for stronger, healthier nails, the company said.

February 29, 2012

Health and beauty aid company CCA Industries announced on Wednesday that it narrowed its fourth-quarter loss and saw a boost in revenues as it celebrated the launch during the quarter of its new Nutra Nail Gel Perfect UV Free gel nail color brand.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Health and beauty aid company CCA Industries announced on Wednesday that it narrowed its fourth-quarter loss and saw a boost in revenues as it celebrated the launch during the quarter of its new Nutra Nail Gel Perfect UV Free gel nail color brand.

Revenues for the quarter ended Nov. 30 totaled $11.8 million, compared with $10.2 million in the year-ago period. Net loss during the quarter was $3,433, compared with a loss of $697,500 for the fourth quarter 2010.

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

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.

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. 

January 27, 2012

Coty has unveiled the latest scent in the Halle Berry fragrance portfolio: Reveal the Passion by Halle Berry.

NEW YORK — Coty has unveiled the latest scent in the Halle Berry fragrance portfolio: Reveal the Passion by Halle Berry.

The fragrance is highlighted in Berry's existing scents, including Reveal by Halle Berry, Halle by Halle Berry, and Pure Orchid by Halle Berry.

"I wanted to create a scent that helped empower women to reveal their passionate sides," Berry said. "Nothing makes a woman sexier or more beautiful than the confidence that comes from within."

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

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.

December 14, 2011

Hey Dude Skin Care has introduced a new series of men’s skin care and grooming products that was designed to serve the needs of today’s modern “dude."

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Hey Dude Skin Care has introduced a new series of men’s skin care and grooming products that was designed to serve the needs of today’s modern “dude."

By replacing its past series of branded products with a simple, step-by-step system of products comprising a system it calls “Dudification,” Hey Dude Skin Care addresses all of the major grooming needs of guys: exfoliation, shaving, post-shave treatment, moisturizing and sun protection.

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.

November 3, 2011

Romane Fragrances, which creates, manufactures, launches and markets private-brand fragrances for retailers worldwide, has changed its name to Tru Fragrance and launched a new website at TruFragrance.com.

CHICAGO — Romane Fragrances, which creates, manufactures, launches and markets private-brand fragrances for retailers worldwide, has changed its name to Tru Fragrance and launched a new website at TruFragrance.com.

In addition to changing its name and launching a new website, Tru Fragrance will move into new headquarters located just west of Chicago, complete with state-of-the-art showroom, a warehousing and distribution facility, and a creative development center.

October 19, 2011

Lip color has its groove back. According to data from SymphonyIRI Group, lipstick sales at food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart) rose about 3% to $70.6 million for the 12 weeks ended Sept. 4.


Lip color has its groove back. According to data from SymphonyIRI Group, lipstick sales at food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart) rose about 3% to $70.6 million for the 12 weeks ended Sept. 4.


September 27, 2011

BabySpa has announced the launch of its natural bath and body care collection, which features a "stages" system that targets the changing needs of infants and toddlers as they grow and experience different environments.

MIAMI — BabySpa has announced the launch of its natural bath and body care collection, which features a "stages" system that targets the changing needs of infants and toddlers as they grow and experience different environments.

September 12, 2011

It is no secret that nail polish is hot, and today’s beauty mavens are changing their nail shades as frequently as they change shoes or purses to complete an outfit or look. So why not offer a broad assortment of shades packaged in smaller bottles?

NEW YORK — It is no secret that nail polish is hot, and today’s beauty mavens are changing their nail shades as frequently as they change shoes or purses to complete an outfit or look. So why not offer a broad assortment of shades packaged in smaller bottles; after all, how many women finish an entire bottle of nail 
polish? Enter Pixel from Innovative Beauty.


September 7, 2011

Red Carpet Manicure is bringing the professional salon experience to the mass market with its new at-home LED gel polish manicure and pedicure system.

NEW YORK — Red Carpet Manicure is bringing the professional salon experience to the mass market with its new at-home LED gel polish manicure and pedicure system.

Launching nationwide at Ulta in early September, Red Carpet Manicure officially unveiled the innovative gel nail polish system to beauty editors at a press event Wednesday in New York.

A full system costs $57.94 or just $2.90 each for 20 at-home applications compared with an average of $40 for each professional application in a salon.

The brand launch includes:

August 24, 2011

Many consumers continue to express desire for natural and organic personal care products, and that holds especially true when it comes to baby care.



Many consumers continue to express desire for natural and organic personal care products, and that holds especially true when it comes to baby care.


Parents understandably are cautious about the products they put on their baby’s skin and often seek natural or organic baby care products that are free of harsh ingredients. As evidenced by the slew of natural and organic baby care products that continue to hit the market, manufacturers and distributors are heeding the call.


August 17, 2011

Innovative Beauty has unleashed “a little color” in the nail segment with its new Pixel brand of high-shine nail lacquer that hit Ulta stores in early July.

NEW YORK — Innovative Beauty has unleashed “a little color” in the nail segment with its new Pixel brand of high-shine nail lacquer that hit Ulta stores in early July.

Packaged in mini bottles, the new Pixel brand is aptly named after the single point in a graphic image.

In an effort to bring even greater flexibility and accessibility to nail enamel and to appeal to a wide range of beauty mavens regardless of age, geographic location or season, the collection is comprised of 72 different shades priced at $2.49 each.

June 7, 2011

Dr. Sears Family Essentials, whose products are sold at such retailers as The Vitamin Shoppe, Whole Foods, H-E-B, Meijer and Fred Meyer, has announced the launch of its all-natural baby care line.

IRVINE, Calif. — Dr. Sears Family Essentials, whose products are sold at such retailers as The Vitamin Shoppe, Whole Foods, H-E-B, Meijer and Fred Meyer, has announced the launch of its all-natural baby care line.

April 15, 2011

Women who long for smooth, manageable hair but don't want to spend their money on a pricey salon treatment now will have a new at-home option with the launch of KeratinPerfect at Sephora in May.

MIAMI — Women who long for smooth, manageable hair but don't want to spend their money on a pricey salon treatment now will have a new at-home option with the launch of KeratinPerfect at Sephora in May.

April 5, 2011

Nature’s Gate is expanding its portfolio in May to include the new Herbal Blend hand creams, the first hand products from the personal care brand and the latest additions to the Herbal Blend collection.

CHATSWORTH, Calif. — Nature’s Gate is expanding its portfolio in May to include the new Herbal Blend hand creams, the first hand products from the personal care brand and the latest additions to the Herbal Blend collection.
 
Nature’s Gate Herbal Blend hand creams combine certified organic shea butter, soybean oil and sunflower oil with botanical extracts to hydrate, nourish and pamper dry hands.
 
The Nature’s Gate Herbal Blend hand cream collection includes: