Butter London makes its way to Ulta
SEATTLE — Consumers now can purchase Butter London products, including nail lacquers, nail treatments and pedicure essentials, in all 390 Ulta stores nationwide, the manufacturer has announced.
Founded in 2005, Butter London’s lacquers are inspired by runway trends, Great Britain and rock and roll. The products are formulated without the use of such harmful ingredients as formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalate and parabens.
"Butter London and Ulta are perfect partners," Butter London president and CEO Leslie Freytag said. "Offering an affordable, yet luxurious selection of nail products, Butter London is high fashion, which serves Ulta’s desire to provide affordable indulgences to [its] customers."
Tria completes equity, debt financing; two board members named
DUBLIN, Calif. — Tria Beauty, which creates at-home light-based skin care products, has announced the completion of $27 million in equity and $10 million in debt financing to help support the continued growth of the company and global commercialization of its light-based skin care products.
"This new financing allows Tria to continue its exceptional growth by introducing our existing products to consumers worldwide, while continuing to invest in the development and clinical validation of new light-based treatments that address consumers’ most important skin care concerns," stated Kevin Appelbaum, Tria Beauty CEO.
"We remain focused on fulfilling our promise to consumers that Tria will continue to bring innovative skin care treatments out of the doctor’s office and into the home, delivering a level of performance never before available over the counter and at an affordable cost," Appelbaum added.
Tria Beauty also announced the addition of two new members to its board of directors: Mike Valentino and Ed Unkart.
Valentino joins after serving as president and CEO of Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals and previously of Adams Respiratory Therapeutics. Adams completed its initial public offering in July 2005 and in December 2007 entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Reckitt Benckiser for approximately $2.3 billion.
Ed Unkart joins the Tria board of directors following tenures as CFO at such medical device companies as SurgRx (acquired by Ethicon Endo-Surgery), Novacept (acquired by Cytyc) and FemRx (acquired by Johnson & Johnson). Unkart also will serve as chairman of the audit committee for Tria Beauty.
Tria Beauty has developed the Tria laser hair removal system, an FDA-cleared hair removal laser available for at-home use. In 2010, Tria introduced its skin clarifying system, combining an FDA-cleared blue light treatment for mild to moderate inflammatory acne with a cleanser and serum for overall complexion improvement.
Capital Soleil line of sun care products coming to retail
NEW YORK — Vichy Labs has developed Capital Soleil, a new line of sun care products that will be sold at select CVS/pharmacy, Duane Reade and Walgreens locations.
This new full range of sun care products features an advanced UV filtering system to provide broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection, and employs an antioxidant combination of white grape polyphenols and vitamin E that helps provide cellular protection and neutralizes almost all types of skin-aging free radicals, the manufacturer stated.
A daily face protection fluid utilizing "shaka shaka" technology to deliver an ultra-sheer, matte application highlights the line. A partial emulsion, the fluid is packaged with two separate components — oil and water — that are combined by an enclosed ball bearing when shaken before application, making the "shaka shaka" sound.
This dispensing innovation in the Capital Soleil SPF 50 Ultra Light sunscreen fluid provides a sheer consistency. With a virtually transparent and smooth finish, the Capital Soleil SPF 50 is ideal for everyday use and for use under makeup.
The new range also features two sunscreen lotions: Capital Soleil Soft Sheer sunscreen lotion SPF 60 and SPF 30.
The Capital Soleil sunscreen line includes the following three products:
Capital Soleil SPF 50 Ultra Light sunscreen fluid ($24.50): This formula provides daily facial sun protection and helps fight free radicals to prevent signs of sun-induced aging. Employing "shaka shaka" technology, this fluid has a sheer and nongreasy finish that is ideal for daily use; and
Capital Soleil Soft Sheer sunscreen lotion SPF 60 ($29.50) and SPF 30 ($27.50): Both sunscreen lotions contain a combination of UV filters with antioxidants. These fragrance-free, water-resistant formulas were developed for sensitive skin, and Capital Soleil SPF 60 is pediatrician-tested.
Capital Soleil Soft Sheer sunscreen lotions will launch in May, while the Capital Soleil SPF 50 Ultra Light sunscreen fluid will launch in July.