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Dr. Fresh expands portfolio with Floss & Go acquisition

BY Antoinette Alexander

BUENA PARK, Calif. Dr. Fresh, a manufacturer of oral care products, has entered the natural products market with the acquisition of the assets of Floss & Go, including the Dr. Ken’s Natural Products line.

The line, initially launched by celebrity dentist Kenneth Nussen, is comprised of mouthwashes, toothpastes, breath strips and chewing gums. It is known for harnessing the therapeutic properties of green tea extract.

“The Dr. Ken’s brand is a strategic fit for us as we expand our oral care business into the fast-growing natural products sector,” stated Puneet Nanda, president and CEO of Dr. Fresh. In marketing the line, Dr. Fresh stated that it will tap the expertise of Nussen.

“With our extensive [research and development] facilities and in-house, state-of-the-art automatic mouthwash production line, we believe we can achieve economies of scale and reduce current product cost substantially, which makes this a very attractive acquisition for us,” added Daniel Enriquez, VP sales for Dr. Fresh.

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Scandle spa products expands its overseas market

BY Antoinette Alexander

DALLAS Scandle LLC, a manufacturer and wholesaler of massage candles and complementary spa products, has announced the availability of its Scandle Body Massage Candles at Barneys New York, in Japan. The Scandle Body Candle will be marketed under the name LuxuryAroma MassageMode.

“Many retailers are falling in love with The Scandle Body Candle, which produces an all natural, soothing and healthy body oil that can be used to enhance the health of the skin, while simultaneously providing fragrance and ambiance to any setting,” stated Christine White-Stanton, owner and founder of Scandle LLC. “In today’s market we are seeing more and more customers wanting all natural skin care, beauty products, and home products. Our Scandle Body Candles fit that niche perfectly by combining a body lotion that can be used for massage, manicures/pedicures, or as a daily moisturizer with the added benefits of an environmentally safe soy candle that emits less sooth and toxins into the environment than traditional paraffin candles.”

Since its inception, Scandle LLC’s Body Candles and complimentary spa products have become a treatment and retail product in more than 200 spas, boutiques, and retailers across the United States, Japan, Dubai and The Netherlands.

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Perlabella PureDose Pearls now available at Walgreens

BY Antoinette Alexander

TURNIN, Italy Perlabella PureDose Pearls, a skin care technology developed in Italy, has announced that its anti-aging serums are now available at Walgreens and on Walgreens.com.

Perlabella was introduced at the NACDS Marketplace event in 2008 and has since been featured in several issues of Drug Store News, including beauty care’s “What?s Hot” section in the Aug. 18, 2008 issue of the magazine.

The facial serums are housed within a capsule that is airtight so water, air or preservatives won?t compromise the integrity of the ingredients. The line includes four serums: Retinol Face, Q10 Face, Vitamin C Face and Retinol Eye.

A 28-day supply of Perlabella PureDose Pearls retails for $19.99.

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