BEAUTY CARE

First Aid Beauty line to be sold at Sephora

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK Skin care brand First Aid Beauty has partnered with Sephora to launch exclusively in Sephora stores in January its new solution-driven line of skin care products dubbed First Aid Beauty.

According to the beauty company, the FAB collection creates a new category in the prestige marketplace and “ups the ante on drug store brands aimed at problem skin by delivering innovative daily solutions and treatments, scientifically advanced and dermatologist-recommended formulations, luxurious product textures and contemporary, identifiable packaging.”

The six-SKU collection addresses such chronic conditions as severe dryness, eczema, facial redness acne and dark circles.

The products, packed in apothecary-chic packaging, will be priced between $14 and $34.

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L’Oreal commits to keeping eco-friendly in new report

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK L’Oreal has published its fifth annual sustainable development report, confirming its commitment to reducing energy and water consumption, waste and CO2 emissions. The report also highlights several company initiatives to operate “as a responsible and accountable global citizen.”

“Values such as integrity, responsibility and respect for people and the environment have been a key part of L’Oreal’s DNA from the early days,” stated Francis Quinn, director of sustainable development. “We believe, as a leader in our industry, we need to be an authentic model for sustainability and we intend to set the bar high and work hard to meet the challenge.”

According to the beauty company, its focus and annual sustainability audit centers around seven key areas: economic affairs, environment/health/safety, research and development, supply chain relations, employee relations, consumer relations and community engagement. In each area, the company has adopted best practices and set measurable goals for the organization to achieve.

Some notable achievements, according to L’Oreal, include:

  • Environment performance: Reduction in CO2 emissions -23%, energy consumption-17%, water consumption -25% and waste -26% per finished product since 2003.
  • Research: Receives international scientific validation for skin sensitivity testing using proprietary SkinEthic RHE as an alternative to animal models.
  • Eco-Minded Product Stewardship: Develops biodegradable, “cradle to cradle” certified products like Kiehl’s Since 1851 Aloe Vera Liquid Body Cleanser.
  • Serving the Wider Community: Distributes more than $25 million to causes and programs which make science more accessible to women (For Women in Science); make education more widely available (Hairdressers Against Aids); and restore dignity and confidence (Look Good-Feel Better).

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Clean & Clear keeps faces fresh with new in-shower facial

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK Clean & Clear, a brand by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Co., recently introduced its new Clean & Clear Morning Burst In-Shower Facial.

The citrus-scented treatment is to be applied to skin while steam from the shower allows the ingredients to clean deep down to the pores and lift away dirt, oil and impurities. The treatment is left on for one minute and then gently massaged to smooth away dead surface skin.

Ingredients include glycolic acid to promote cell turnover, micro-beads to help exfoliate dead surface skin, clay to draw out dirt and oil from pores and a combination of moisturizers to hydrate skin.

The product, available beginning in August, is priced between $5.49 and $6.49.

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