Carmex maker announces winners of ‘Share the Tingle’ video contest
MILWAUKEE Carma Laboratories, makers of Carmex lip balm products, on Monday announced the winners of the “Share the Tingle” video contest.
A video entitled, “Share the Tingle with Caution,” created by Ryan Leer of Eden Prairie, Minn., took the grand prize. The winning video, selected from a total of 70 entries, used a Star Wars-like theme featuring the fictional “Carmex light saber.”
“We were thrilled with the variety and quality of the videos we received,” said Paul Woelbing, president of Carma Laboratories. “Contest participants showed us that Carmex is more than just a lip balm when it comes to our most ardent customers. There were many terrific, creative submissions and I especially enjoyed the winning video with its visual wit and attention to detail.”
Contest participants were asked to answer the question, “How do you share the Carmex tingle?” Judges looked for videos that had an entertaining premise, were filled with originality and were simply fun to watch.
As the top winner, Leer received a $5,000 grand prize, plus a Canon VIXIA HF100 flash memory high-definition camcorder and a five-year supply of Carmex lip balm.
In all, Carmex awarded nine prizes to video contest participants. In addition to the grand prize, three first-prize winners received a check for $500, a Canon VIXIA HF100 flash memory high-definition camcorder and a five-year supply of Carmex lip balm. Five second-prize winners were awarded a Canon PowerShot SD1000 Digital Elph Camera and a five-year supply of Carmex lip balm.
National Eczema Association accepts Theraplex skin treatment products
MEMPHIS, Tenn. The National Eczema Association on Tuesday awarded its Seal of Acceptance to Theraplex Emollient and Theraplex Clear Lotion.
“These products met our criteria for having no irritating ingredients and being suitable for people with eczema,” said Julie Block, NEA vice president. “Our Review Panel members considered the clinical studies carefully. … Theraplex received an EASE rating of 5 out of 5 possible points because these products do not contain known irritants to eczema or sensitive skin at any level.”
The NEA Seal of Acceptance is part of the association’s Eczema & Sensitive-Skin Education program, which is intended to improve the quality of life for people who suffer from eczema and sensitive skin.
“We are very proud of this special designation because it recognizes our products’ effectiveness in restoring the skin’s moisture,” commented Michael Pietrangelo, managing partner of The Theraplex Company. “Clinical studies have shown that Theraplex stops and prevents the vicious cycle of persistent dry skin by delivering moisture deep into the epidermal layer to restore skin to good health so it can resist moisture loss,” he said.
Theraplex moisturizers are available from pharmacists behind the pharmacy counter at stores Walgreens, Rite Aid, CVS/pharmacy, Costco and several independent pharmacies, Pietrangelo said.
Fairy Tales Hair Care reports rise in revenue in 2008
PASSAIC, N.J. Fairy Tales Hair Care, the creator of organic lice prevention products for children, doubled revenues in 2008 and has begun its global expansion.
“Despite the economy, we expect to achieve significant growth in an area of children’s health products that is all but ignored by major consumer products companies,” said Fairy Tales CEO Robert DiLorenzo.
The company’s organic Rosemary Repel products include a complete line of shampoos and conditioners, gels and sprays that can be used daily. The products are all-natural and layers hair with herbs of rosemary, citronella and tea tree herbs to create a barrier of protection against head lice, according to the company. The products are infused with aloe, jojoba and vitamins A, D, B and E.
Its Lice Good-Bye product is an all-natural lice removal system with yeast enzymes. The non-toxic and pesticide-free system promises to remove lice and nits from children’s hair without foul-smelling and harmful chemicals.
Fairy Tales products are sold in 7,000 salons and pharmacies throughout the United States.