Coty donates funds to benefit Japan earthquake relief
NEW YORK — Coty recently donated $100,000 to two humanitarian organizations involved in the earthquake relief efforts in Japan, the beauty company announced on Wednesday.
The company is donating $50,000 to the American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization working closely with the Japanese Red Cross and other partners to provide immediate relief to those affected in Japan. Coty also is contributing $50,000 to Save the Children, an international organization working in Japan since 1986, which has local volunteers and trained staff members responding to the immediate needs of children and their families.
"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the thousands of people suffering in the aftermath of the massive earthquake and tsunami, which devastated northeastern Japan," Coty CEO Bernd Beetz said. "Coty’s 10,000 employees worldwide are supporting numerous Japanese relief efforts around the globe, in addition to our corporate donation to the American Red Cross and Save the Children."
Leading Edge Innovations announces strategic partnership with San-Mar Labs
BRANCHBURG, N.J. — Leading Edge Innovations, a laboratory that develops formulas based on emerging trends in the market for the over-the-counter, skin care, sun care and cosmetic industries, and product manufacturer San-Mar Labs on Tuesday announced a strategic partnership that makes LEI’s technology platform a part of San-Mar’s advanced research and technology, known as S.M.A.R.T.
LEI’s proprietary manufacturing process and formulating expertise, in combination with San-Mar’s current technologies, ingredients, equipment and manufacturing capabilities, will join together to offer new products to the cosmetic, OTC drug and personal care markets, the companies stated.
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."