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FAA grounds Amazon.com’s Prime Air offering, for now

BY Michael Johnsen

 
 
WASHINGTON — Amazon.com's proposed 30-minute Prime Air offering drone delivery option was grounded Sunday following the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration proposed framework of regulations governing small unmanned aircraft systems.  
 
The FAA proposal offers safety rules for small UASs (under 55 pounds) conducting non-recreational operations. The rule would limit flights to daylight and visual-line-of-sight operations. The FAA is asking for comments on whether the rules should permit operations beyond line of sight, and if so, what the appropriate limits should be.
 
The rules also address height restrictions, operator certification, optional use of a visual observer, aircraft registration and marking and operational limits. For example, the FAA proposed that a small UAS may not fly over people, except those directly involved with the flight.
 
The visual-line-of-sight operational requirement would eliminate use of drones as delivery devices, however, at least in the immediate future. Amazon.com stated that the proposed rules wouldn’t allow Prime Air to operate in the United States. “The FAA needs to begin and expeditiously complete the formal process to address the needs of our business, and ultimately our customers,” the company stated, as reported by The Wall street Journal
 
"We are encouraged by the Administrator’s statement today that FAA is studying beyond visual line of sight operations … and that the exemption process is available for certain operations beyond the visual line of sight," stated the Small UAV Coalition. "In the meantime, First Person View technology is available now, and is critical to unleashing the power of automation in this space. Until small UAVs are able to go beyond the line of sight, we are not maximizing the technology as other countries already do."
 
“We have tried to be flexible in writing these rules,” stated FAA Administrator Michael Huerta. “We want to maintain today’s outstanding level of aviation safety without placing an undue regulatory burden on an emerging industry.” 
 

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Blinkbar opens first brick-and-mortar location

BY Antoinette Alexander

LOS ANGELES — Following the success of several pop-up locations in New York, Texas and California, eyelash extensions brand Blinkbar has announced the launch of its first brick-and-mortar shop in Santa Monica, Calif.

After discovering a European method to lash extensions, founder and CEO Tirzah Briscoe began a worldwide mission to provide the highest quality lashes available. Blinkbar became the only U.S. salon offering 100% Siberian mink lashes and the only brand with a satisfaction guarantee, the company stated. Briscoe’s specialized European/Hollywood hybrid approach made Blinkbar the go-to brand for A-listers, fashionistas and beauty junkies seeking lush, yet natural-looking lashes.

“We are so excited to finally open our premier brick-and-mortar location in the heart of sunny Santa Monica,” Briscoe said. “We’ll be offering the same superior service to our regular clients who visit us monthly to avoid the hassle of eye makeup, and our clients prepping for an important occasion or event.”

Clients can choose from more than 300 types of lashes and styles, or consult the brand’s lash stylists for a completely customized result.

“At Blinkbar, you can be sure you’re seeing a specialist who truly stands behind her work,” Briscoe said. “Each stylist undergoes an extensive ‘lash bootcamp’ of 100-plus training hours to ensure she will not only consistently achieve outstanding results, but will also do this safely, properly, and in a way that will actually improve the health of your lashes long-term.”

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Rite Aid launches exclusive skin care line

BY Michael Johnsen

 

 

 
 
CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid on Monday launched an exclusive skin-care line called Receutics Active Skin Repair across 200 stores in New Jersey and the Seattle-area, as well as online at Receutics.com. 
 
"Our research and feedback from our pharmacists told us that customers were looking for solutions to common skincare issues that were both effective and affordable," said David Abelman, Rite Aid SVP brand development and innovation. "After a year of development, testing and clinical studies, we are excited to introduce our customers and patients to Receutics Active Skin Repair, a line of dermatologist-strength skincare products that are clinically proven to deliver real results."
 
"Pharmacists are among the most accessible and trusted healthcare professionals, making them an ideal resource for customers looking for affordable and effective products to address a skincare concern," said Jocelyn Konrad, Rite Aid group VP clinical services and pharmacy initiatives. "Yielding immediate and impressive results in clinical studies and made with quality ingredients, our exclusive Receutics Active Skin Repair line is a line our pharmacists can confidently recommend to their customers."
 
Each of the Receutics Active Skin Repair 10 products, which range in price from $9.99 to $49.99, fall into one of four categories:
 
  • Acne Clearing – helps to clear and prevent acne and can be used with prescription acne medications;
  • Therapeutic Relief – treats medical skin conditions like eczema and provides relief from medication side effects;
  • Sun Care – protects skin from sun damage while simultaneously hydrating and offering anti-aging benefits; and
  • Anti-Aging – addresses anti-aging concerns including wrinkles and dark spots and helps to even skin tone and texture. 
 
In a clinical study led by Zoe Draelos, former VP of the American Academy of Dermatology, the Receutics Active Skin Repair three-piece topical Acne-Clearing kit was found to clear acne faster and improve the appearance of facial acne better than a similar three-piece kit from a leading brand. Draelos noted that "the study product resulted in a greater percentage decrease in clogged pores and inflammatory lesions at all time points versus the leading brand."
 
In a similar study, patients with mild to moderate eczema had a 79% reduction in overall signs of eczema, including itchiness, dryness, redness and irritation after using the Receutics Active Skin Repair Intense Hydration and Repair topical treatment. Draelos noted that "the improvement in the skin without a prescription is quite remarkable."
 
Each Receutics product is formulated to support the skin's natural improvement processes, enhancing overall health and appearance. Key ingredients include fruit seed extract (to stimulate healing), hyaluronic acid (to hydrate), antioxidants (to reduce inflammation), retinoids (to brighten, smooth and firm), aloe vera, vitamin C and more. All Receutics Active Skin Repair products are also paraben-free.
 
More information on Receutics Active Skin Repair products is available at Receutics.com. This dedicated website offers product information, video testimonials from actual users, before and after photos, clinical research results and additional information about general skincare.
 

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