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Cloyd to retire as P&G technology officer

BY Antoinette Alexander

CINCINNATI Procter & Gamble has announced the retirement of G. Gilbert Cloyd, chief technology officer.

Cloyd will retire effective Sept. 1, 2008, after more than 33 years of service. Until that time, effective June 1, Cloyd will be named officer on special assignment, reporting to A.G. Lafley, chairman and chief executive officer.

Effective June 1, Bruce Brown, current vice president of research and development of Global Hair Care and Global Hair Colorants, will be elected chief technology officer. Brown will report to Robert McDonald, chief operating officer.

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Survey highlights importance of pedicures in women’s beauty regimen

BY Antoinette Alexander

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. A recent survey suggests that pedicures may rank higher in importance than manicures, waxing/hair removal, facials or massages among women when it comes to their beauty routines.

The online foot care survey was conducted by Harris Interactive for Microplane Foot File. It was conducted between Dec. 26 and 28, 2007 among 2,254 U.S. adults aged 18 and older.

According to the findings, 41 percent of women get pedicures as part of their personal grooming routine. Of this 41 percent, half are women aged 18 to 44 and 31 percent are aged 45 and older. This compares with 40 percent of women who get manicures.

More than half (55 percent) of women who get pedicures think painted toenails are sexy and, when preparing for a special event, 25 percent don’t feel “put together” unless they have a pedicure.

Hygiene at salons where they get their pedicures done was a concern for 25 percent of women. The concern was most prevalent in the Southern region of the United States (34 percent) and least prevalent in the West (15 percent). In addition, some women said they are sometimes not satisfied after a salon pedicure because the skin on their feet/heels is still rough and dry.

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BellaPierre Cosmetics introduces pressed mineral foundation

BY Antoinette Alexander

LOS ANGELES Mineral cosmetics company BellaPierre Cosmetics has expanded its product portfolio with new pressed mineral foundation. Previously, products were available only in loose form.

“BellaPierre’s pressed mineral cosmetics come with the benefits of our loose mineral powders, but in a convenient pressed compact,” stated company director David Oren. “They are made with natural ingredients and are paraben-free, promoting healthy, glowing skin.”

Additional products in the BellaPierre line include bronzers, blush and a range of pigment-free mediums that allow beauty shoppers to create customized lipstick, nail varnish, eyeliner, mascara, eye shadow hair and hair lighter colors.

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