Boxed.com teams with Unilever to support women on Giving Tuesday
NEW YORK — Online club retailer Boxed.com is partnering with Unilever to deliver everyday essentials from Dove, Caress, Ponds, and Simple to women's shelters across the country this Giving Tuesday.
The retailer will team up on the effort with WIN (formerly Women in Need), the largest provider of shelter for homeless families in New York City.
"We are proud to be working with Unilever to provide these everyday items to women's shelters across the country," says Nitasha Mehta, associate director of Reengagement Marketing at Boxed. "We love delivering joy every day but never more so than when we can have a real impact on the lives of women and children in need."
This is not the first time Boxed has taken a stand for women. Earlier this year, Boxed reduced the sales tax amount from the list price on feminine hygiene products that are subject to a luxury tax, such as tampons and pads, and also decreased the cost of certain women's products where price is shown to be greater than the male equivalent.
For more information on Boxed's Pink Tax Initiative, visit boxed.com/rethinkpink and follow along on social with #RethinkPink. For more information on Boxed, please visit boxed.com and follow Boxed on Twitter @BoxedWholesale.
Founded in 2013, Boxed has taken the elements of the wholesale shopping experience and folded it into one mobile app that allows consumers direct-to-their-door access to all of their favorite warehouse club products, without membership fees.
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FDA issues sunscreen guidelines
WASHINGTON — The FDA released on Thursday a set of guidelines aimed clarifying the ingredients that sunscreen makers must produce to prove the products are safe and effective.
The new guidelines stem from requirements in the Sunscreen Innovation Act.
"Sunscreens are intended to be used on a regular basis in liberal amounts and over large portions of the body surface whenever consumers are exposed to the sun. And yet some sunscreen active ingredients may be absorbed through the skin into the body, making it important to complete studies in humans to determine whether, and to what extent, consumers’ use of sunscreen products as directed may result in unintended, chronic, systemic exposure to these ingredients," the FDA said in a statement.
The FDA also recommended alternatives to sunscreen, such as finding shade and wearing hats, clothing and sunglasses to avoid exposure.
"Sunscreens are a valuable tool for sun safety and public health, but of course, are not the only tool. Seeking shade at peak sunlight hours and wearing protective clothing, hats, and sunglasses are key to every sun protection plan. The sunscreen page on FDA’s website provides useful information for sun safety," the agency said.