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December 12, 2011

Skin care brands that contain such ingredients as shea butter, olive oil and tea tree oil could be missing an opportunity among ethnic consumers, according to research company Mintel.

Skin care brands that contain such ingredients as shea butter, olive oil and tea tree oil could be missing an opportunity among ethnic consumers, according to research company Mintel.

December 7, 2011

Sally Hansen, a Coty beauty brand, is looking to make lips oh-so-kissable this spring with its new Moisture Twist 2-in-1 Primer + Color lip care.

NEW YORK — Sally Hansen, a Coty beauty brand, is looking to make lips oh-so-kissable this spring with its new Moisture Twist 2-in-1 Primer  + Color lip care.

This next generation of lip wear features a combination of two formulas and a marbleized complex that locks in color and promises to leave lips up to 30% more moisturized. It is infused with antioxidants and Moroccan Argan oil.

The new Moisture Twist 2-in-1 Primer + Color comes in 10 different shades and is priced at $4.99 each.
 

December 6, 2011

As rising costs eat into margins, personal care marketers are reducing marketing expenditures, integrating their supply chain and consolidating distribution for improved efficiency, according to findings of recent research from Kline & Co.

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — As rising costs eat into margins, personal care marketers are reducing marketing expenditures, integrating their supply chain and consolidating distribution for improved efficiency, according to findings of recent research from Kline & Co.

According to the research firm’s “Personal Care: U.S. Competitor Cost Structures 2011” report, costs of goods sold — which includes raw materials, packaging, processing and overhead — have increased on average to claim 11.1% of the net sales total in 2011, compared with 10.6% in 2009.

December 5, 2011

Kimberly-Clark’s new portable cleaning wipes are designed to eliminate smudges from touchscreen devices.

SUPPLIER NEWS — Kimberly-Clark’s new portable cleaning wipes are designed to eliminate smudges from touchscreen devices. Packaged in resealable pouches, the wipes easily remove fingerprints, makeup, and skin oil and grease; won’t scratch glass surfaces; and virtually are lint-free, Kimberly-Clark said. KimTech* wipes are available in two packs (10 wipes per pack) and three packs (with 20 wipes per pack) for a suggested retail price of $3 and $7.49, respectively.


November 18, 2011

Strength of Nature's ethnic hair care brand, Beautiful Textures, is launching in late fall its new hair care collection for those with curly, wavy, kinky-coily or frizzy hair.

NEW YORK — Strength of Nature's ethnic hair care brand, Beautiful Textures, is launching in late fall its new hair care collection for those with curly, wavy, kinky-coily or frizzy hair.

The collection includes:

  • Intense Moisture Tangle Taming shampoo and leave-in conditioner ($6.29 each);

  • A Rapid Repair Deep conditioner, Curl Control Defining Pudding, Moisture Butter Whipped Curl Crème and Shine & Silken Growth oil ($6.49 each); and

November 11, 2011

Joulebody on Thursday announced the launch of its Jouledetox Bar, a vegan whole food bar, to complement the company's meal delivery offering with a retail component.

NEW YORK — Joulebody on Thursday announced the launch of its Jouledetox Bar, a vegan whole food bar, to complement the company's meal delivery offering with a retail component, beginning Dec. 1.

November 10, 2011

A recent study gauging the impact of consuming more fish oil showed a marked reduction both in inflammation and in anxiety among a cohort of healthy young people, the Ohio State University Center for Clinical and Translational Science announced Wednesday.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A recent study gauging the impact of consuming more fish oil showed a marked reduction both in inflammation and in anxiety among a cohort of healthy young people, the Ohio State University Center for Clinical and Translational Science announced Wednesday.

October 28, 2011

Le-Edge USA has introduced Le Edge for face and body exfoliation.

ENCINITAS, Calif. — Le-Edge USA has introduced Le Edge for face and body exfoliation.

The ergonomically designed, hand-held personal exfoliating tool features a finely sculpted surgical-grade stainless steel "edge" with power grips for fingers.

It is precision-designed to remove with ease dead skin cells, oil, dirt and pollutants from the skin's surface, as well as restore skin texture. No chemicals are needed: just warm water when showering or bathing.

October 25, 2011

StarKist has introduced a new line of canned tuna that is aimed at Hispanic consumers.

PITTSBURGH — StarKist has introduced a new line of canned tuna that is aimed at Hispanic consumers.

StarKist's new Autentico line includes StarKist tuna blended with spices and/or vegetables. The line includes Autentico chunk light tuna in oil with vegetables, Autentico sweet and spicy chunk light tuna in oil with peppers and Autentico chunk light tuna with jalapeños.

StarKist Autentico tuna products retail for about $1.69 per can.

October 19, 2011

There’s a new fish oil on the market, and one that doesn’t have a chance at producing a fish “burp” — krill oil.

MISSION HILLS, Calif. — There’s a new fish oil on the market, and one that doesn’t have a chance at producing a fish “burp” — krill oil. Sales of essential fatty acids like those found in krill oil were up 5.5% for the 12 weeks ended Sept. 4 to $76.7 million, according to SymphonyIRI Group data across food, drug and mass (excluding Walmart).


October 7, 2011

Kelapo has expanded its lineup of extra-virgin coconut oil products.

TAMPA, Fla. — Kelapo has expanded its lineup of extra-virgin coconut oil products.

New Kelapo pre-measured extra virgin coconut oil baking sticks can be found in the dairy aisle and are packaged to include two 4-oz. sticks. Each 4-oz. stick measures 1/2 cup, or 8 tablespoons — the same amount as a regular stick of butter.

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 23, 2011

Ethnic hair care brand Dr. Miracle’s is evolving beyond hair repair positioning and driving the brand forward with a relaunch comprised of multitiered innovation initiatives and updates to formulas, packaging and advertising.

NEW YORK — Ethnic hair care brand Dr. Miracle’s is evolving beyond hair repair positioning and driving the brand forward with a relaunch comprised of multitiered innovation initiatives and updates to formulas, packaging and advertising.

September 14, 2011

Graine de Vie has announced the launch of its new (seed) grape-seed-enriched shaving bar.

PRINCETON, N.J. — Graine de Vie has announced the launch of its new (seed) grape-seed-enriched shaving bar.

The 100%-natural shaving bar is made with grape seed oil and shea butter to seal in moisture and primrose seed oil for irritation-free shaving. It also has aloe to soothe and calm skin.

The bar is designed to lather into as much or little lather as you like, and is packaged in a recyclable carton made from at least 30% post-consumer paper.

The suggested retail price is $3.49.
 

September 9, 2011

Skin care company Basq has collaborated with Disney Consumer Products to develop an "It’s A Small World”-inspired skin care collection for moms and children.

NEW YORK — Skin care company Basq has collaborated with Disney Consumer Products to develop an "It’s A Small World”-inspired skin care collection for moms and children.

With such names as Dream, Share, Touch & Love, the new collection aims to bring the attraction's multicultural vibrant colors, patterns and images to life.

September 7, 2011

Alba Botanica, a Hain Celestial Group brand, is launching in October its new and improved Alba Botanica Hawaiian Hair Care collection.

MELVILLE, N.Y. — Alba Botanica, a Hain Celestial Group brand, is launching in October its new and improved Alba Botanica Hawaiian Hair Care collection.

The shampoos and conditioners have been reformulated to address six specific hair concerns: dry, brittle, frizz, fly-aways, dull, limp locks and everything in between. The formulas are infused with such tropical ingredients as papaya, macadamia nut oil, jojoba, awapuhi and panthenol to hydrate, strengthen and protect tresses.

August 12, 2011

Nutramax Labs on Thursday announced that its OmegaMint now is available nationwide at Walgreens stores and Walgreens.com.

EDGEWOOD, Md. — Nutramax Labs on Thursday announced that its OmegaMint now is available nationwide at Walgreens stores and Walgreens.com.

Nutramax's OmegaMint is a purified omega-3 fish oil supplement that contains 270-mg EPA and 180 -g DHA per two-softgel serving. The fish oil is sourced from salmon and cold water fish and is molecularly distilled for optimal purity.

August 12, 2011

New York City-based beauty retailer Ricky’s now is offering the Zinn Beauty Collection, a line of argan oil-based cosmetics imported from Morocco, the manufacturer has announced.

NEW YORK — New York City-based beauty retailer Ricky’s now is offering the Zinn Beauty Collection, a line of argan oil-based cosmetics imported from Morocco, the manufacturer has announced.

Argan oil has been used by Moroccan and European women for centuries to preserve healthy skin and hair, remaining relatively unknown in the United States until 2009, when variants of the oil made only for hair became a trend in the hair care industry.

Zinn Beauty retails for between $24.99 and $29.99.
 

August 2, 2011

Barista Bath and Body, a natural line of coffee-based bath and skin care products, is targeting men with its new four-step, coffee-based men's shave system.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Barista Bath and Body, a natural line of coffee-based bath and skin care products, is targeting men with its new four-step, coffee-based men's shave system.

The new B3 shave line is designed to give men "the perfect shave” utilizing a four-step process: Grind, a coffee face polish for preshave cleansing; Fix, a coffee preshave oil for lubrication; Buzz, a coffee shave cream; and Chill, a post-shave soother.

July 14, 2011

FaceLube is a new men's grooming and skin care line that is hitting shelves this summer, but you won't find it in the typical beauty aisle or department store counter.

LOS ANGELES — FaceLube is a new men's grooming and skin care line that is hitting shelves this summer, but you won't find it in the typical beauty aisle or department store counter. FaceLube says it is going where the "masculine" men go to pamper their ride — from neighborhood quick oil change centers to new car dealerships.

July 13, 2011

Sally Hershberger Professional Hair Care is launching in August its new Hyper Hydration Super Argan Serum at Ulta and at select Duane Reade and Ricky's NYC locations.

NEW YORK — Sally Hershberger Professional Hair Care is launching in August its new Hyper Hydration Super Argan Serum at Ulta and at select Duane Reade and Ricky's NYC locations.

This treatment penetrates the hair to deliver instantly smooth and defined frizz-free style without weight or residue, the company stated. This multipurpose serum can be used to fight frizz, smooth hair, protect again sun damage and even as a deep-condition treatment to hydrate dry hair. 

July 7, 2011

PharmaCare “hard launched” its omega-3 fish oil supplement for kids, called Bioglan Kids Smart, at NACDS Marketplace this year after successful test markets with a national pharmacy chain. The actual supplements look like small, purple fish and burst with a grape flavor when chewed. Each “burstlet” contains 133 mg of docosahexaenoic acid and 28 mg of eicosapentaenoic acid.

PharmaCare “hard launched” its omega-3 fish oil supplement for kids, called Bioglan Kids Smart, at NACDS Marketplace this year after successful test markets with a national pharmacy chain. The actual supplements look like small, purple fish and burst with a grape flavor when chewed. Each “burstlet” contains 133 mg of docosahexaenoic acid and 28 mg of eicosapentaenoic acid.

July 7, 2011

Positioned as the first all-natural line made with certified organic hemp seed oil is the North American Hemp line of personal products. The collection includes bath, body and hair care products all made with certified organic hemp seed oil. According to the manufacturer, hemp has excellent healing and moisturizing properties, and hemp seed oil in hair care products provides rich omega-3, -6, and -9 essential fatty acids.

Positioned as the first all-natural line made with certified organic hemp seed oil is the North American Hemp line of personal products. The collection includes bath, body and hair care products all made with certified organic hemp seed oil. According to the manufacturer, hemp has excellent healing and moisturizing properties, and hemp seed oil in hair care products provides rich omega-3, -6, and -9 essential fatty acids. Hemp seed oil also benefits skin.

July 6, 2011

Schiff Nutrition on Wednesday expanded its supply agreement with Aker BioMarine through June 2016 for high-quality krill oil.

SALT LAKE CITY — Schiff Nutrition on Wednesday expanded its supply agreement with Aker BioMarine through June 2016 for high-quality krill oil.

Schiff is granted certain exclusive sales rights and the parties have agreed to collaborate on future innovations.

July 5, 2011

A survey for Vitamin Shoppe found that 60% of Americans currently take a vitamin or supplement. Of those who take vitamins, more than 70% of respondents said they feel more confident about their health when they are taking a vitamin. Multivitamins are the most popular supplements, with 75% of respondents taking a multivitamin regularly.

SUPPLIER NEWS — A survey for Vitamin Shoppe found that 60% of Americans currently take a vitamin or supplement. Of those who take vitamins, more than 70% of respondents said they feel more confident about their health when they are taking a vitamin. Multivitamins are the most popular supplements, with 75% of respondents taking a multivitamin regularly. Other top supplements by those who take vitamins were: vitamin D (52%), vitamin C (49%), calcium (45%), B vitamins (43%), fish oil (42%) and iron (25%).