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Cosmoprof North America unveils collaboration with Glossybox

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — Beauty trade show Cosmoprof North America has unveiled a new partnership with global subscriber beauty box company, Glossybox. The new Boutique Glossybox limited-edition box will debut at CPNA 2014 in July in Las Vegas and will go on sale to beauty consumers online in August.

Debuting at last year’s CPNA show was Beautique, a one-stop beauty shop that highlighted deluxe-sized samples, including the latest in up-and-coming cosmetics, skin care, nails and hair. The concept returns to CPNA this year as Boutique, a joint venture with Glossybox that enables both Glossybox and CPNA to present a unique opportunity for consumers to be the first to try new brands and products from Cosmoprof North America.  

Show attendees will be able to hand pick seven deluxe samples from 20 featured exhibiting brands for a donation. All proceeds collected onsite will benefit City Of Hope, a research, treatment and education center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

In August, the Boutique box will then become available for sale exclusively on Glossybox.com. The limited-edition box will feature seven products.

Cosmoprof North America will take place July 13 to 15 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.

Glossybox is a subscription-based service from Beauty Trend GmbH. Founded in 2011 by global CEO Charles von Abercron, Glossybox is headquartered in Berlin, Germany and has since shipped more than 5 million boxes to several different continents including North America, Europe and Asia. The company’s North American operations are headed by U.S. president and managing director, Elian Pres-Gurwits. Globally, Glossybox works with more than 400 international, prestigious brands and reaches more than 200,000 subscribers a month.

 

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Vidalia Brands expands with new potato chips

BY Ryan Chavis

PHOENIX — Inventure Foods, a marketer and manufacturer of specialty food brands, announced the expansion of its Vidalia Brands snack food lineup with the debut of Vidalia Kettle Potato Chips — a premium chip featuring the sweet flavor of Vidalia onions.

Consumers can choose from Sweet Onion and Sweet Onion Barbecue varieties. The chips are available in 4.5-oz. bags for a suggested retail price of $2.39 to $2.49 per package.

"Onion flavors have traditionally fared well in the snack food aisle," said Steve Sklar, SVP and general manager for Inventure Foods. "However, never before has a potato chip been seasoned with Vidalia sweet onions and, I must say, the result is tremendous. The sweetness of these unique onions pairs perfectly with a moderately-salted profile and a crunchy bite. Frankly, it’s one of the most distinctive flavors we’ve ever developed."

The new chips join Vidalia Sweet Onion Petals snacks, which were introduced last year under a licensing agreement between Inventure Foods and Vidalia Brands.

 

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Study examines correlation between ZIP codes, wrinkles

BY Antoinette Alexander

SKILLMAN, N.J. — Is your ZIP code taking a toll on your skin? According to new data unveiled by RoC Skincare, there is a correlation between geographic location and the formation of wrinkles.

“People are widely aware of the dangers of UV exposure, so a natural assumption is that the Sunbelt states would automatically be at the top of this list,” said New York City-based board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Erin Gilbert, MD, PhD, FAAD. “However, we sometimes forget that there are a number of regionally based factors — not getting enough rest or working late hours — that also can take a toll on your skin.”

Created in partnership with independent research firm Sperling’s BestPlaces, the RoC Skincare Wrinkle Ranking Study outlined the 50 most wrinkle-prone regions in the United States and the underlying factors that may cause skin to age. To identify which U.S. residents are most susceptible to wrinkles, RoC Skincare conducted a meta-analysis of original and existing research to assess the impact of lifestyle, occupational and environmental elements on skin by region. In addition to factors commonly known to cause skin damage, such as climate and pollution, the study also weighed unique criteria, including stress levels, traffic commutes and diet.

While investigating which factors had the most impact on a region’s ranking, the study results showed that no two areas’ risk for aging skin are identical, despite proximity or similarities among cities:

  • Riverside, Calif., and San Diego, Calif., are only two hours apart, but on opposite ends of the Wrinkle Ranking scale. Why? Riverside was placed first for having an above average number of sunny days, while the mild Pacific climate landed “America’s Finest City” in last place;
  • New York can proudly call itself the “Big Apple” for being the most populated region in the country. However, residents have the longest commute and third-highest number of sleepless nights, elevating Gotham City to the second most wrinkle-prone in America; and
  • Denver earned the sixth position for scoring highest in the environment category. Mile-High City’s residents have one of the highest skin cancer rates because of the thin air quality, which is less able to absorb skin-damaging UV rays.

Where does your city rank? To view the full RoC Skincare Wrinkle Ranking, click here.

 

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