BEAUTY CARE

Derma e continues support of Special Olympics

BY Antoinette Alexander

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — Derma e Natural Bodycare, a manufacturer of natural skin care products, has announced the continued support of the nonprofit Special Olympics Southern California.

This year, in addition to contributing funds, Derma e supported Ventura County’s 2010 Summer Dance that celebrated the completion of its summer games. The company donated skin care products with optimal levels of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and botanicals to help keep the athletes’ skin healthy, nourished and protected while they played sports outdoors.

Special Olympics Southern California provides year-round training and athletic competition in a variety of sports, such as track and field, basketball, volleyball and softball, for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.

"Derma e has proven to be a valued friend of Special Olympics," stated Peggi Preston, Ventura County regional director. "We are so appreciative of their continued support of our athletes, and the sports training and competition programs we offer, free of charge, to individuals with intellectual disabilities."

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Carmex expands with limited-edition flavors

BY Michael Johnsen

MILWAUKEE — Carma Labs on Wednesday announced two new limited-edition flavors: Carmex Lime Twist and Carmex Vanilla Click Sticks.

The new flavors will be available beginning in December 2010 for a limited time at special in-store displays exclusively at all Walgreens.

"Customers looking for a new flavor twist on a tried and true favorite will be excited about these two new flavors," stated Paul Woelbing, president of Carma Labs.

The new Lime Twist and Vanilla Click Sticks are rated an SPF of 15 to provide additional protection to the lips.

The suggested retail price for the new flavored Carmex lip balms is $1.69.

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AmLactin touts its stocking-stuffer attributes

BY Rozanne Gelbinovich

MAPLE GROVE, Minn. — AmLactin is positioning its moisturizing body lotion as the perfect stocking stuffer for the holiday season.

AmLactin, an Upsher-Smith brand, contains lactic acid, a naturally occurring humectant that attracts water molecules to the skin to keep it hydrated. The lotion gently exfoliates dead skin cells to help return dry skin to its healthy, natural state. It retails at less than $20.

"Cold weather strips your skin of its natural oils. A serious moisturizer containing lactic acid, such as AmLactin, helps skin lock in and retain moisture, providing that intense hydration you need during harsh winter months," said Alan Fleischer, professor and chair of the department of dermatology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.

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