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Capital Soleil line of sun care products coming to retail

BY Antoinette Alexander

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.

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Redken recalls spray mousse foam cans

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — Redken has announced that it is recalling spray mousse foam cans sold at beauty supply stores and hair salons because of potential rupture.

Over time the aerosol containers’ inside lining can corrode, creating the potential risk of rupturing and releasing the contents. Nearly 1 million cans have been recalled, according to the manufacturer.

Affected hair styling products include Redken Guts 10 Volume spray mousse foam sold in 10.58- and 2-oz. size cans. The product comes in a silver container with “Redken” and “10″ printed on the front of the product in black writing.

The foaming mousse is manufactured in the United States and was distributed and sold at beauty supply stores and hair salons nationwide from January 1998 through February 2011 for between $4 and $16.

The product can be identified by a lot code printed on the bottom of the can. Lot codes included in this recall comprise 32G10Y, 32G11Y, 32G20Y, 32G21Y, 32G23Y, 32G40Y, 32G41Y, 32G60Y, 32G61Y, 32G62Y and 32G70Y.

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L’Oréal Paris study uncovers sentiments about lipstick among women, men

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — The majority of lipstick-wearing beauty mavens believe that lipstick improves their confidence, and many men associate women in red lipstick with such positive sentiments as being sexy and confident, according to the findings of a recent survey commissioned by L’Oréal Paris.

The "Lipstick Diaries" survey was commissioned by L’Oréal Paris and conducted online by Harris Interactive of nearly 2,300 men and women between March 25 and 29.

According to the survey, she said:

  • Do it in public: 75% of women have no problem when fellow lipstick-wearing women pucker up to apply in public;

  • Be selfish: 90% of lipstick-wearing women said that they’re not wearing that sultry hue for guys — it’s for themselves;

  • Stick to your guns: Ladies are sticking to their guns and choosing the colors that they want to wear — no matter what’s on the social calendar — and 75% of lipstick wearers choose the shade that looks best on them, regardless of whether it’s for a date or girls’ night out; and

  • Give it all up: Three-out-of-10 lipstick wearers would give up a prized possession, spanning from a morning coffee to a favorite pair of shoes, to keep their favorite shade close at hand.

He said:

  • Leave your mark: More than 60% of men believe that smeared makeup on their face is a telltale sign of a steamy make-out session;

  • Ravish in red: Nearly 70% of men associate women in red lipstick with positive sentiments like being sexy, confident and successful, while only 18% think it appears promiscuous; and

  • Role play: Thirty percent of men said they would rather wear lipstick for a day than gain 30 lbs.

For the next 30 days, women can visit L’Oréal Paris’ Facebook page to check out the Le Rouge Lipstick diary entries from such L’Oréal Paris spokewomen as Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington. Fans who "like" the diary entries enter to win daily prizes, including tubes of Infallible Le Rouge Lipstick, and can enter the "Live La Vie En Rouge in NYC" sweepstakes for the chance to win a grand prize for two to New York, with roundtrip airfare, hotel accommodations and a $1,000 shopping gift card.

L’Oréal’s Infallible Le Rouge is a new collection of conditioning lip color that promises to deliver 10 hours of fresh, vibrant color. The collection is available in 30 different tones within a range of color families — from reds, pinks and plums to mauves, corals and browns. The suggested retail price is $9.95 each.

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