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March 4, 2014

The Stephan Co., a developer of hair and skin care products, has created a new line of hair care products designed specifically for Latinas. Enter Imágen.

TAMPA BAY, Fla. — The Stephan Co., a developer of hair and skin care products, has created a new line of hair care products designed specifically for Latinas. Enter Imágen.

 

 

The Imágen line is comprised of consists of six products:

November 27, 2013

NEW YORK — The National Advertising Division has referred advertising claims made by Maxam Nutraceuticals for its PCA dietary supplement to the Federal Trade Commission for further review, after the company declined to participate in a review of its claims.

The Council for Responsible Nutrition challenged claims made by Maxam in television and Internet advertising, including:

September 13, 2013

Walmart announced on Thursday that 10 chemicals found in various supplier products — including some personal care items, cosmetics and cleaning products — will be phased out of stores, according to published reports.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Walmart announced on Thursday that 10 chemicals found in various supplier products — including some personal care items, cosmetics and cleaning products — will be phased out of stores, according to published reports.

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September 10, 2013

Today’s consumers are increasingly looking for personal care products that are free of harsh chemicals and made with natural or organic ingredients, and oral care appears to be no exception.

Today’s consumers are increasingly looking for personal care products that are free of harsh chemicals and made with natural or organic ingredients, and oral care appears to be no exception.

According to a market report recently published by Transparency Market Research, the global demand for organic personal care products was more than $7.6 billion in 2012, and is expected to reach $13.2 billion by 2018, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 9.6% from 2012 to 2018.

August 28, 2013

Pure Encapsulations on Tuesday launched its PureSynapse product line, including SeroPlus, DopaPlus, NeuroPure and Amino Replete, four specialty formulas to support emotional health, memory and behavior that was formulated with James Greenblatt, an author and lecturer who is dedicated to integrative psychiatry.

SUDBURY, Mass. — Pure Encapsulations on Tuesday launched its PureSynapse product line, including SeroPlus, DopaPlus, NeuroPure and Amino Replete, four specialty formulas to support emotional health, memory and behavior that was formulated with James Greenblatt, an author and lecturer who is dedicated to integrative psychiatry.

“As we begin to better understand nutritional deficiencies and toxic environmental chemicals that interfere with brain function, we are better able to provide safe and effective support for mental health,” Greenblatt stated.  

April 21, 2013

Say "hello" to a new personal care brand that is looking to turn the oral care segment on its head with exotic flavors like Pink Grapefruit Mint and creative packaging that is a far departure from the traditional oral care offerings.

MONTCLAIR, N.J. — Say "hello" to a new personal care brand that is looking to turn the oral care segment on its head with exotic flavors like Pink Grapefruit Mint and creative packaging that is a far departure from the traditional oral care offerings.

April 10, 2013

A national campaign launched by heath and environmental groups is targeting 10 major retailers to encourage them to remove from their shelves products that contain potentially hazardous materials.

NEW YORK — A national campaign launched by heath and environmental groups is targeting 10 major retailers to encourage them to remove from their shelves products that contain potentially hazardous materials.

April 3, 2013

Goddess Garden Organics — the makers of organic sunscreens for adults, kids and babies — has debuted a Continuous Spray Natural Sunscreen, which, according to the company, is the only all-natural, chemical-free continuous spray sunscreen on the market today.

BOULDER, Colo. — Goddess Garden Organics — the makers of organic sunscreens for adults, kids and babies — has debuted a Continuous Spray Natural Sunscreen, which, according to the company, is the only all-natural, chemical-free continuous spray sunscreen on the market today.

April 2, 2013

The Washington Post this week took an in-depth look at the health benefits of tea and how consumers are taking notice. And that's a good thing for specialty tea shops and supermarket chains.

WASHINGTON — The Washington Post this week took an in-depth look at the health benefits of tea and how consumers are taking notice. And that's a good thing for specialty tea shops and supermarket chains.

March 21, 2013

Lower levels of vitamin D may predispose smokers to developing tobacco-related cancer, according to research published last week by Clinical Chemistry, the journal of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry.

WASHINGTON — Lower levels of vitamin D may predispose smokers to developing tobacco-related cancer, according to research published last week by Clinical Chemistry, the journal of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry. Consequently, study authors suggested that vitamin D blood tests and supplements have the potential to improve smokers’ health.

March 12, 2013

A new hybrid grapefruit removes the chemicals that interact with dozens of drugs and have led many to stop eating the fruit, according to published reports.

NEW YORK — A new hybrid grapefruit removes the chemicals that interact with dozens of drugs and have led many to stop eating the fruit, according to published reports.

Reuters reported that Florida researchers had created a grapefruit, called UF914, that mostly removes chemicals known as furanocoumarins, which can interact with more than 80 drugs, including causing serious side effects in patients taking 43 notably statin drugs for cholesterol.

March 8, 2013

Multichannel retailer HSN has named no!no! Hair as the "Most Innovative Product" at its third annual HSN Partner Recognition Gala, manufacturer Radiancy said.

ORANGEBURG, N.Y. — Multichannel retailer HSN has named no!no! Hair as the "Most Innovative Product" at its third annual HSN Partner Recognition Gala, manufacturer Radiancy said Friday.

The device uses heat to crystalize and allow for safe removal of hair without the use of chemicals and, the company said, with no mess and no pain. Since launching the product with HSN, Radiancy, a subsidiary of PhotoMedex, has sold more than 260,000 devices to HSN customers and more than 4 million worldwide.

January 29, 2013

Startup company GetAwayGrey is offering an alternative way to battle gray hair with its new nutraceutical multivitamin that is designed to reverse and prevent gray hair.

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Startup company GetAwayGrey is offering an alternative way to battle gray hair with its new nutraceutical multivitamin that is designed to reverse and prevent gray hair.

The product is an alternative to the use of hair dyes, which contain irritating and potentially toxic chemicals.

GetAwayGrey, which is an alternative to the use of hair dyes, works on an entirely different principle than dyes and chemicals by addressing the underlying cause of grey hair: Hydrogen peroxide removes pigment from hair before it grows.

January 22, 2013

Alterna Haircare announced its official partnership with actress and entrepreneur Katie Holmes as co-owner and first-ever celebrity spokesperson.

NEW YORK — Alterna Haircare, whose products are sold at Sephora and Ulta, Sephora.com, Ulta.com, Beauty.com, QVC and salons, announced on Tuesday its official partnership with actress and entrepreneur Katie Holmes as co-owner and first-ever celebrity spokesperson.

January 21, 2013

Makeup and beauty expert Peter Lamas, the founder of Peter Lamas Products, in February is launching a skin care collection that promises to minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and scars.

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Makeup and beauty expert Peter Lamas, the founder of Peter Lamas Products, in February is launching a skin care collection that promises to minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and scars.


November 29, 2012

Walgreens launched Ology, a nationally accessible and affordable brand formulated to be free of harmful chemicals. Exclusive to Walgreens’ family of companies, the Ology brand features a line of household cleaners, as well as baby and personal care products. 


RETAILER NEWS — Walgreens launched Ology, a nationally accessible and affordable brand formulated to be free of harmful chemicals. Exclusive to Walgreens’ family of companies, the Ology brand features a line of household cleaners, as well as baby and personal care products. 


November 21, 2012

The maker of Crystal Body Deodorant has announced the introduction of Rock Deodorant Stick with 24-hour odor-fighting power.

NEW YORK — The maker of Crystal Body Deodorant has announced the introduction of its latest addition to its portfolio of men’s natural odor-fighters — Rock Deodorant Stick.

The new stick takes the 24-hour odor-fighting power of Rock body spray into a wide, solid form for total coverage. It promises to naturally eliminate odor causing-bacteria with 100% mineral salt components without the use of aluminums, parabens and chemicals. The formula also promises to keep clothes free of stains.

November 5, 2012

Walgreens on Monday launched Ology, a nationally accessible and affordable brand formulated to be free of harmful chemicals.

DEERFIELD, Ill. — Walgreens on Monday launched Ology, a nationally accessible and affordable brand formulated to be free of harmful chemicals. Exclusive to Walgreens' family of companies, the Ology brand features a line of baby and personal care products as well as household cleaners, the company stated.

September 10, 2012

A drug maker and medical research institute will work together to identify new treatments for bacterial and viral infections.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — A drug maker and medical research institute will work together to identify new treatments for bacterial and viral infections.

AstraZeneca and the Broad Institute, owned jointly by Harvard University and MIT, announced Monday that they would collaborate for two years to develop medicines to treat severe infections, saying the identification of high-quality chemicals for the development of new drugs was a significant challenge. The two will use the Broad Institute's collection of 100,000 chemicals known as diversity-oriented synthesis, or DOS compounds.

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 9, 2012

FaceLube Automotive, the exclusive distributor of the FaceLube and VO Victor Ortiz men's anti-aging skin care lines, is supporting the U.S. Olympic men’s water polo team to the 2012 London Olympics by helping to protect the athletes against premature signs of aging from prolonged exposure to the sun and pool water chemicals.

LOS ANGELES — FaceLube Automotive, the exclusive distributor of the FaceLube and VO Victor Ortiz men's anti-aging skin care lines, is supporting the U.S. Olympic men’s water polo team to the 2012 London Olympics by helping to protect the athletes against premature signs of aging from prolonged exposure to the sun and pool water chemicals.

July 17, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday announced in the Federal Register that it has banned bisphenol A in baby bottles and sippy cups, following a request to revise the rule made by the American Chemistry Council in October 2011.

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday announced in the Federal Register that it has banned bisphenol A in baby bottles and sippy cups, following a request to revise the rule made by the American Chemistry Council in October 2011.

May 21, 2012

Organic baby formula brand Nature's One said it is committed to minimize or eliminate environmental contaminants, such as arsenic and other heavy metals.

LEWIS CENTER, Ohio — Organic baby formula brand Nature's One said it is committed to minimize or eliminate environmental contaminants, such as arsenic and other heavy metals.

May 10, 2012

Motherhood influences the way women shop, according to Mintel research.

CHICAGO — Motherhood influences the way women shop, according to Mintel research.

The research firm found that being a mother influences shopping habits as an increased emphasis is put on the safety, value and nutrition of everyday purchases:

  • More than half of moms who only have children younger than 6 years old (51%) said they question how safe things are for their children to eat, use and wear;

  • 40% said think about the long-term impact products have on their children;

April 26, 2012

Universal Pest Solutions has introduced its latest Terminix AllClear mosquito solutions product.

DALLAS — Universal Pest Solutions has introduced its latest Terminix AllClear mosquito solutions product.

The Terminix AllClear mosquito mister lantern is designed to protect areas up to 300 sq. ft. by automatically misting Naturals, an all-natural concentrate of geraniol — a botanical extract of a lemongrass plant — known for its effective insect repelling power, the company said. The Naturals formula is nontoxic, free of synthetic chemicals and residues and also is safe for use around children, pets, food and the environment.