BEAUTY CARE

FDA, CSI recall lots of acne ointments

BY Alaric DeArment

ROCKVILLE, Md. The Food and Drug Administration has ordered the recall of all lots of an anti-acne ointment after samples were found to contain Burkholderia cepacia bacteria.

The FDA and CSI USA announced the recall Thursday. It affects all lots of 1-ounce tubes of acne cream containing 10 percent benzoyl peroxide sold under several store brands, including Dollar General’s DG Maximum Strength Acne Medicated Gel, Kroger Acne Gel 10 Percent Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Medication and Walmart’s Equate: Medicated Acne Gel.

CSI has said the risk to healthy users of the cream is low, but people with skin injuries or suppressed immune systems could be at risk. So far, however, no complications have been reported.

The recall does not affect any other acne medications sold at Dollar General, Walmart or Kroger.

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Dr. Miracles holds ‘Face Like Yours’ campaign photo shoot

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK Ethnic beauty brand Dr. Miracle’s recently held its “A Face Like Yours” photo shoot as part of the brand’s “A Face Like Yours” campaign.

The photo shoot with the brand’s creative team was held here on Oct. 23.

The campaign spotlights the “often-overlooked and extraordinary talents and beauty of everyday women.” The creative team was comprised of photographer Piper Carter, hair stylist Angie Phipps, makeup artist Nicole Williams and wardrobe stylist Mai-Lei Pecorari.

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Colomer expands hair care line with at-home repair products

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK Creme of Nature, a Colomer USA brand, recently expanded its line of hair care products with two new treatments.

The Jojoba & Olive Oil Moisture-Active Deep Conditioning and Red Clover & Aloe Daily Breakage Relief treatments are at-home hair repair systems designed to be gentle enough for consumer use yet therapeutic enough to reverse the effects of daily heat, styling and weather-related abuse.

The treatments are to be used as the second step of a hair care system that begins with the use of Creme of Nature shampoos and conditioner.

“We are particularly proud of the development of these two treatments, which allow women to reclaim the natural strength and beauty of their hair in the convenience of their own homes,” said Shawn Tollerson, vice president of marketing for Colomer Multicultural Group.

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