May 23, 2011

The Mentholatum Co. has updated the packaging of its lip care line Softlips to include a new logo and graphics, although the company retained Softlips’ signature slender sticks and the light flavors/formulas.

May 20, 2011

To better connect with today's beauty consumers, mass market retailers should consider implementing a multisensory playground or a "BeautySphere," engaging them with a calendar of in-store pop-up activities and implementing a "roving endcap" as a cost-effective way to execute new ideas and highlight new products. Those were just some of the ideas that emerged Thursday evening during the Fashion Institute of Technology Class of 2011 Capstone presentations and graduation reception in New York.

May 20, 2011

Ethnic hair care company Johnson Products, whose brands include the Ultra Sheen Men grooming collection, has partnered with 100 Black Men of America and its "Collegiate 100" program.

May 20, 2011

Joseph Mercola, a doctor that is board-certified in family medicine and trained in both traditional and natural medicine, has introduced a new bath care line that is made from certified U.S. Department of Agriculture organic oils and extracts.

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.

May 18, 2011

Black Opal, a maker of African-American skin care and color cosmetics, has announced the donation of $25,000 to the Georges Malaika Foundation, which will aid in the building of a new school for young girls in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

May 18, 2011

Unilever's Dove celebrated the launch of its new Dove VisibleCare body wash collection with a contest that gave one woman the opportunity to get a taste of what celebrities experience on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."

May 18, 2011

Energizer Personal Care's Schick Intuition razor has partnered with fashion blogger Kelly Framel, creator of The Glamourai, to create three designs for the Intuition Naturals razor. Consumers will be able to vote on the designs and pick their favorite.

May 18, 2011

Sunstar Americas announced the recent introduction of its newest entries into the flosser category: Gum Eez-Thru flossers with vitamin E and fluoride, and Gum Eez-Thru mint flossers in a new value size.

May 18, 2011

Valeant Pharmaceuticals has announced the launch of the "Change Your Skin, Change Your Life" campaign, in which its Kinerase brand will make three charitable donations in 2011.

May 17, 2011

OPI Products has inked a deal with the Miss Universe Organization to launch the Miss Universe Collection, with colors to be revealed June 14 in Las Vegas at a special event surrounding the 2011 Miss USA Pageant.

May 13, 2011

Avado Organics, a maker of natural skin care products, has teamed up with Nutritional Products International, which provides brands with sales and distribution services, to distribute its product across the United States.

May 13, 2011

Bath and beauty brand Calgon, which is managed by Ilex Consumer Products Group, has unveiled two new collections — Ageless Bath and Sensual collections — that will be available beginning in June.

May 13, 2011

In the wake of the turbulent economy, the cosmetic and skin care market, while not yet thriving, is showing signs of improvement. And drug stores and mass merchandisers prove to be the most popular channels for cosmetic purchasing, according to a recent Mintel survey.

May 13, 2011

Nail care brand Orly has announced the launch of its Happy Go Lucky collection of fun, edgy lacquers.

May 13, 2011

L'Oréal's luxury products division has selected R/GA as its digital agency of record, responsible for the digital strategy of such brands as Kiehl's, Lancome and Giorgio Armani Beauty.

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.

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.

May 12, 2011

Not Your Mother's hair care line launched in 2010 in a few hundred Walmart stores as a test. Now, the brand is celebrating a successful first year with broadened distribution at retail.

May 12, 2011

Procter & Gamble's CoverGirl brand has selected actress Sofia Vergara to be its newest spokesmodel.

May 11, 2011

Banana Boat has teamed up with The Skin Cancer Foundation to raise funds for skin cancer education initiatives through a new Facebook promotion.

May 11, 2011

A new line of bubble products and toys sold under the Mr. Bubbles brand may soon make its way to retail.

May 11, 2011

Veet's newest hair removal products build on the belief that a groomed bikini line tops summer appearance must-haves among women, according to a survey conducted on the brand's behalf.

May 10, 2011

New York-based retailer Duane Reade, which is owned by Walgreens, has inked a deal with Belli skin care and now is carrying the pregnancy skin care products in 200 Duane Reade stores.