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FDA clears Tria Beauty’s Age-Defying Laser

BY Antoinette Alexander

DUBLIN, Calif. — Tria Beauty, a maker of light-based skin care, has received clearance from the Food and Drug Administration for the company’s Age-Defying Laser, the company has announced.

Utilizing a proprietary version of the same non-ablative fractional laser technology used by dermatologists and plastic surgeons in-office, the Age-Defying Laser is designed to treat multiple signs of facial aging.  This product expands the Tria portfolio into the anti-aging category and furthers Tria’s mission of providing consumers with advanced skin care solutions previously only available in-office — and at a fraction of the cost and with the convenience of home use.

"The Age-Defying Laser represents a major breakthrough that allows consumers to safely and effectively use professional technology to get dramatic anti-aging results at home," said Nicole Landberg, VP, GM of Americas & Europe. "According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in-office fractional laser therapy has skyrocketed in the last decade and now is widely accepted as the gold standard for treating fine lines, wrinkles and discoloration with minimal downtime. We are pleased to make this effective, safe and innovative technology available to a much broader group of women."

Used in a simple regimen of short daily treatments, the Age-Defying Laser is designed to deliver anti-aging results. In a series of clinical studies, independent dermatologists evaluated skin characteristics before and after use of the Age-Defying Laser and observed significant improvement in wrinkles and uneven texture, according to the company. In addition, 76% of users reported reductiona in fine lines and wrinkles, and 95% of users noticed smoother skin and an improvement in overall appearance. Users reported visible results in as few as two weeks, with optimal results occurring for most users in eight weeks.

The Age-Defying Laser will be available on TriaBeauty.com and select retailers in early 2014.

 

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Nicole by OPI launches Selena Gomez gift sets for holiday

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — Nicole by OPI has launched for the holiday season two new gift sets featuring nail lacquers inspired by actress and singer Selena Gomez.

Available beginning in October, each gift set includes a Selena Gomez lacquer plus a free mini bottle of silver Gumdrops — a limited edition matte textured shade that is only available in these sets.

“Perfect for holiday festivities or as a stocking stuffer, lacquer fans can try these shades separately or mix them together to create dual sparkle and texture,” stated Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Nicole by OPI executive VP and artistic director.

These limited-edition gift sets will be available for $7.99 each at retailers, including select Ulta, Kmart, Kroger, H-E-B and Duane Reade locations. In Canada, these sets will be available for $10.99 each at Shoppers Drug Mart, Jean Coutu, Rexall, London Drugs, Familiprix, Uniprix and Brunet.

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STUF Men’s Defense skin care line now available on Amazon

BY Antoinette Alexander

BOCA RATON, Fla. — STUF Men’s Defense, a skin care line just for guys, has announced that it is now being sold on Amazon.com.

Commissioned by 11-time Olympic medalist Mark Spitz, STUF Men’s Defense is made from naturally produced ingredients, including combinations of herbs, antioxidants and vitamins, and the products do not contain any animal byproducts, mineral oils, parabens, colorants or phthalates.

“We are thrilled to bring this extraordinary line of skin care products to shoppers on Amazon,” stated Spitz, who was awarded seven gold medals for his performance in the 1972 Olympic games. “Men these days are really starting to recognize the importance of effective skin care. The STUF Men’s Defense line is specially formulated meet their particular skin care needs. Through the use of natural ingredients, these products can dramatically improve skin quality, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and dryness associated with aging.”

The STUF Men’s Defense brand provides solutions for a number of men’s skin care needs, including shave gel, facial cleanser, hair and body wash, facial scrub, anti-aging moisturizer, after-shave gel and a 2-in-1 shampoo with conditioner.

According to the manufacturer, the secret behind the brand’s effectiveness lies in the use of natural ingredients like chamomile, aloe vera and green tea extract. STUF Men’s Defense products also contain the antioxidant pycnogenol, which is more than 50 times stronger than vitamin E, the company stated. Combined, these ingredients deliver skin protection and natural nourishment that can help to eliminate wrinkles, improve circulation and reduce redness and inflammation.

“STUF Men’s Defense has been crafted to deliver the very best results — nothing more and nothing less,” added Spitz. “We expect this line to grow significantly as men around the world begin to understand just how important good skin care is. We are providing the solutions to make it happen.”

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