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BareMinerals develops new Complexion Rescue

BY Antoinette Alexander

SAN FRANCISCO — BareMinerals has unveiled its new Complexion Rescue, a tinted, hydrating gel cream invented by encapsulating hydrating humectants and pigment with mineral infused water to help lock in moisture upon contact with skin for hydration and rapid absorption.

Formulated without oil, silicone, parabens or fragrance, Complexion Rescue combines marine botanicals and hydrating humectants to help refuel thirsty skin, energizing mineral electrolytes to help enhance skin’s appearance, and contains a skin–protecting antioxidant that acts as skin’s bodyguard to help defend against environmental stressors. A non-chemical, mineral-based, broad spectrum SPF 30 provides protection against damaging UV rays.

The formula is available in 10 shades to provide sheer–to–medium coverage for both workday and weekend wear. Providing just the right amount of coverage, Complexion Rescue enables skin to appear more awake and even toned.
 

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Former Coty exec George Cleary takes helm at Iluminage Beauty

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — Former Coty executive George Cleary has joined Iluminage Beauty as the company's new CEO.

"Leading Iluminage Beauty into its next growth phase is an exciting opportunity," stated Cleary. "The company's proficiency in creating innovative consumer beauty products based on advanced professional aesthetic technologies provides the platform for leadership in at-home beauty solutions. Our strategy is to build upon our model of success, capitalizing on the latest professional technological advances to bring breakthrough beauty and skincare solutions directly to the consumer."

Prior to joining Iluminage Beauty, Cleary served as president of Coty Beauty Americas. Cleary's focus on innovation, strategic acquisitions and integrated marketing programs led Coty to become one of the fastest-growing beauty companies in the industry. Before joining Coty, Cleary spent 15 years with Johnson & Johnson, where he held general management and senior sales roles. While at Johnson & Johnson, Cleary made a significant contribution to the success of the Aveeno, Clean & Clear and ROC skin care brands. Cleary began his career in sales and trade marketing with the Nestle Food Co.

Iluminage Beauty is a joint venture between Unilever Ventures and Syneron Medical. Iluminage Beauty markets the iluminage Skin Smoothing Laser, the first at-home laser device FDA-cleared to reduce fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth; iluminage TOUCH, an at-home hair removal device; iluminage Skin Rejuvenating Pillowcase with Copper Oxide, an overnight anti-aging treatment; and the iluminage Youth Cell Skincare line. The company also markets the me smooth hair removal and Tanda LED light therapy devices.

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Balm Chicky Balm Balm to air on ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — Balm Chicky Balm Balm, the only brand of all-natural lip balm to feature "The Friend End" tube, will appear on ABC's "Shark Tank" to showcase the product.

With “The Friend End,” users can reserve the main side of the tube for themselves while sharing the opposite end, filled with a separate pot of balm, for any opportunistic friends who ask to borrow some.
 
“Balm Chicky Balm Balm solves the main problem with balm sharing,” stated co-founder Liz Moskow. “With Balm Chicky Balm Balm and The Friend End, you can keep your lips sacred and germ free, while still being kind enough to share your soothing lip care with others. In essence, we¹re the benevolent balm.”
 
Moskow and Abby Schwalb, inventors and patent-holders of “The Friend End,” launched the lip balm company to prove the effectiveness of their tube concept, which has larger application opportunities across the prestige cosmetic, personal care and craft markets.
 
“Initially, Balm Chicky Balm Balm was just a fun way to prove the concept of the Friend End tube,” added Schwalb, “But it quickly grew legs of its own with the ultra-catchy, 70's bass line mantra: "Balm Chicky Balm Balm.”
 
Moskow and Schwalb will appear on Shark Tank on Feb. 3 (8 p.m. to 9 p.m., ET) to pitch Balm Chicky Balm Balm and showcase “The Friend End” tube.

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