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Dr. Brandt Skincare develops new BB matte

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — Dermatologist Dr. Fredric Brandt is bringing to retail a mattifying version of a coveted formula to market: BB matte.

Developed to treat, protect, mattify, and even skin tone, the all-in-one, oil-free beauty balm is designed to leave oily and acne-prone skin looking fresh and flawless.

The new addition to the pores no more collection erases shine for an instant matte look, regulates oil production and covers skin imperfections like post-blemish discoloration, redness, enlarged pores and acne scars, addressing the complete spectrum of oily skin issues. But the formula will also find fans among women looking for a lighter way to create an even, nude effect sans makeup: Ideal for hot and humid weather, the buildable treatment product can be used as a substitute for foundation, mattifying and evening skin tone while protecting and correcting.

“Everyone wants an even complexion, but it doesn’t mean much when your skin is oily and shiny,” explained Brandt. “I developed BB matte to bring the power of BB cream to those with oily and blemish-prone skin, building shine control into the formula for all the same treatment benefits with a matte effect.”

Key ingredients in dr. brandt BB matte include:

  • Shinerase complex: Brandt’s shine-minimizing solution features;          

  • Sebum-regulating marine extract: This synergistic blend of microalgae and seaweed extracts helps regulate oil secretion by inhibiting the enzymes responsible for sebum overproduction while reducing inflammation and preventing irritation; and

  • Skin mattifier: This soft-focus, non-caking non-creasing skin enhancing powder fades the appearance of imperfections like lines, wrinkles, redness and blotchiness. At the same time, the formula absorbs oil and creates a matte effect without drying.

 

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John Frieda, designer Rachel Roy design Frizz-Ease mini kits

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK— Hair care brand John Frieda has tapped designer Rachel Roy to create a limited-edition case to hold travel-friendly Frizz-Ease product assortments.

Two Frizz-Ease kits will be debuted as a part of the designer’s Rachel by Rachel Roy line: one for straight styles, and one for curly looks. The two regimens will be housed in exclusive kits designed by Roy and inspired by John Frieda ‘s British heritage. Created to offer maximum frizz protection during the hot, humid summer months, the kits are a must for weekends at the beach or vacations abroad.

"Solutions are something every woman looks for," stated Roy. "Partnering with John Frieda to create an on-the-go kit that looks amazing and comes stocked with hair solutions was fun to do."

The limited-edition kits will be available on rachelroy.com in July 2013. Each kit will feature six travel-sized Frizz-Ease formulas and will retail for $38.
 

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Mr. Bubble expands portfolio with new 3-in-1 formula

BY Antoinette Alexander

CHASKA, Minn. — From the creators of Mr. Bubble Bubble Bath comes a new way for kids to have fun while getting clean. Enter Mr. Bubble Original Bubble and Extra Gentle 3-in-1 body wash, shampoo and conditioners.

The multi-use formula of the 3-in-1s allow for quick, yet effective, cleansing with a gentle, yet rich lather. Both cleansers are tear-free, hypo-allergenic, and dermatologist and pediatrician tested, with aloe and shea butter for natural moisturizing. The Extra Gentle 3-in-1 is dye-free and fragrance-free for extra sensitive skin. Both formulas feature newly redesigned packaging, showcasing a big, bold Mr. Bubble character.
 

Both formulas have a suggested retail price of $2.99.
 

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