Derma e Natural Bodycare appoints North American beauty sales manager
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — Derma e Natural Bodycare, a maker of natural skin care products, has hired a North American beauty sales manager to help bolster sales and awareness of its natural facial care brand in the United States.
As North American beauty sales manager, Debbie Sellers will work with salons and beauty stores to find and grow new revenue streams by meeting the consumer demand for natural skin care products. Sellers has more than 20 years experience within the beauty industry on both the manufacturing and distribution sides. Working with such companies as Redken, Pureology and Designer Skin, she has a track record of increasing brand recognition and market share, the manufacturer stated.
“Because consumers are becoming more educated and savvy when selecting their beauty products, I feel that this industry is prime for receiving Derma e with open arms. Not only does the company offer the finest natural skin care products available, but Derma e [also] operates with a social conscience and high level of integrity that stands out from mainstream beauty brands. I look forward to increasing the sales and awareness of Derma e in the beauty channel,” Sellers stated.
Derma e offers an anti-aging and solution-oriented natural body care line that uses antioxidants, vitamins and botanicals for younger-looking skin. All products are free of parabens and phthalates, 100% vegan, cruelty-free and manufactured with wind energy.
Star Scientific launches immune system booster
GLEN ALLEN, Va. — Star Scientific on Tuesday launched Anatabloc, a dietary supplement formulated to support the immune system.
Anatabloc contains the dietary ingredient anatabine citrate, an alkaloid found in a variety of plants in the Solanaceae family, including the tobacco plant, as well as in eggplant, green peppers and green tomatoes. Anatabine citrate, combined with vitamins A and D3, is believed to assist the body in maintaining anti-inflammatory support, the company stated.
The supplement is only available today via a dedicated website (Anatabloc.com) and through a toll-free customer center; however, select CVS locations have picked up distribution on another Star Scientific product, CigRx.
CigRx contains the dietary ingredients anatabine citrate and an extract of yerba mate, and provides smokers with a non-nicotine, nontobacco alternative when they have the urge to light a cigarette, Star Scientific stated. In addition to a dedicated website (Cigrx.com) and purchase portal via Amazon.com, the CigRx retail presence has significantly expanded in the past two months. It now is available at all Richmond, Va.-area CVS stores, as well as in roughly 500 stores in independent retail and convenience stores in New England.
Ragweed allergies high across nation; St. Louis med center offers steps toward relief
ST. LOUIS — The St. Louis University Medical Center on Tuesday issued a step-by-step guide in tackling allergies, timely considering the recent uptick in ragweed allergies. According to Weather.com, weed allergens are particularly high right now across much of the continental United States.
Avoid allergens by closing windows, changing air conditioning filters and limiting outdoor activities. If you feel better, you have a good clue that allergies are at work, rather than a cold or sinus infection;
Try over-the-counter medicines, such as Claritin, Allegra and Zyrtec;
If over-the-counter medicines don’t do the trick or if you find yourself missing out on outdoor activities, visit an allergist. Prescription nasal sprays containing either steroids or antihistamines may be in order. Your allergist may do a skin prick test to zero in on your precise allergens if the source of your symptoms isn’t clear; and
If you continue to suffer, your allergist may recommend immunotherapy. While the series of shots must be administered over the course of a few years to increase your body’s tolerance to the allergen, the good news is that recipients reported improvements in symptoms within a few months after beginning treatment.