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Abbe Labs offering End-Zit skin care regimen for acne control

BY Antoinette Alexander

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — Abbe Labs has announced that it now is offering the End-Zit acne treatment system, which is comprised of five products that target problem skin and prevent future breakouts.

The line includes a cleanser, toner, moisturizer, mask and acne drying lotion.

The End-Zit blemish control cleanser is a non-oily cleansing wash to remove excess oils, grime, and impurities from the skin. It promises to remoisturize skin with pure glycerin and absorbs excess oil with titanium dioxide. Citric acid helps maintain natural skin pH, while glycereth-7-coconate refats the skin for a healthy complexion. It contains salicylic acid and a beta-hydroxy acid exfolliant to help purify and detoxify the skin.

End-Zit blemish control toner contains plant extracts and alpha-hydroxy acids to gently exfoliate, soothe and rejuvenate skin. Witch hazel (hamamelis) has been used for centuries as a mild astringent and skin conditioner. Kola nut extract is a natural anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant. Chamomile extract is known as a calming, soothing herb. A complex of alpha-hydroxy acids (glycolic, lactic, malic, and tartaric) complete the activity of the toner. Salicylic acid, a gentle beta-hydroxy acid, aids the exfoliation process, while purifying and detoxifying the skin.

End-Zit blemish control moisturizer is an all-natural, paraben-free, noncomadogenic oil-free moisturizer. It is composed of an alpha/beta hydroxy acid complex, (glycolic, lactic, mlic, tartaric, and citric acids), botanicals and red marine algae, which is a vitamin and mineral rich seaweed. It also contains the antioxidants vitamin C and Japanese green tea extract.

End-Zit acne control mask is a sulfur-based mask specially designed for oily, problem skin and clogged pores on the face and body. In addition to reducing the appearance of acne on the face, End-Zit acne control mask is an ideal treatment for problem areas on the back, chest and shoulders. This mask also can be used as a nighttime spot treatment on the face. It contains red marine algae, a type of seaweed found only off the coast of Maui.

End-Zit acne control drying lotion (light/medium tint, medium/dark tint, sun bronze tint and untinted) is intended for use on blemishes only. This formulation is designed to dry and aid in the elimination of pimples and may be used under makeup or alone.

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Vichy develops new skin-conditioning body oil with SPF 30

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — French beauty brand Vichy will launch in April its new Capital Soleil SPF 30 luxurious protective oil.

The body oil, to be applied to the body 15 minutes before sun exposure, offers high broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection with a sun-kissed glow upon application.

The formula is infused with a cocktail of natural white grapeseed oil and vitamin E to help protect skin from skin-aging free radicals. The oil has a waterless base and a patented gelling polymer that, according to the manufacturer, can help prevent moisture loss without preservatives, safeguarding the skin from allergic reactions and irritation.

The new Capital Soleil SPF 30 luxurious protective oil is priced at $28.50 and launches in April at select CVS/pharmacy, Duane Reade and Walgreens stores.

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Kao USA to relocate HQ to downtown Cincinnati

BY Antoinette Alexander

CINCINNATI — Beauty company Kao USA, whose brands include Bioré, John Frieda and Frizz-Ease, has announced that its corporate headquarters will relocate from its current facility on Spring Grove Avenue to the 312 Plum St. building in downtown Cincinnati.

The facility will house more than 200 marketing, sales, market research, creative and administration employees who will occupy more than 55,000 sq. ft. of the building.

"Kao USA is thrilled about the move to downtown Cincinnati and to a world-class facility," stated Bill Gentner, Kao’s president for consumer products Americas and EMEA. "This move demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the Cincinnati area and will support our efforts to retain and attract the high-end talent that we need to compete and grow."

In addition, Kao stated that a significant investment will be made to the Spring Grove Ave. facility where the research and development and manufacturing facilities will remain. Kao expects the move to take place this summer.

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