BEAUTY CARE

Fisk acquires Barielle brand

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — Fisk Industries, a manufacturer of niche-oriented cosmetics and health- and beauty-aid products, has acquired the Barielle line of nail, skin and foot care products.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

More than 30 years ago, Barielle introduced its original nail strengthener cream as the first product of its kind. Originally formulated to condition the hooves of thoroughbred racehorses, the formula helps nails grow healthier and stronger while resisting splits, peels and breaks. When the jockeys applied the cream and noticed improved nails, the product was reformulated for women and men.

Since that time, the Barielle line has expanded to include a wide range of creams and lacquers to help prevent damage to hands and feet. The products are for those consumers experiencing weak, discolored, splitting and hard-to-grow nails.

All Barielle lacquers are toluene, formaldehyde and dibutyl phthalate (DBP) free. Instead keratin, protein, vitamins, oil and plant extracts are used.

Fisk stated that it hopes to launch the brand into new avenues of distribution both domestically and internationally.

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New ‘energy’ lip balm launched

BY Michael Johnsen

LOS ANGELES — Pacific Shore Holdings on Thursday launched the Energy-X SPF 30 lip balm — an “energy” lip care product infused with green tea and hoodia gordonii extracts, as well as caffeine, as an alternative to energy shots.

Energy-X SPF 30 lip balm is available in a lemon-lime flavor for a suggested $4.99.

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Coppertone rolls out foaming lotion sunscreens

BY Antoinette Alexander

WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. — Coppertone, which is made by Merck’s Consumer Care division, is gearing up for summer with its new foaming lotion sunscreens.

"Our breakthrough foaming lotion technology offered the opportunity to reinvent our Water Babies and Oil Free products," stated Patricia Agin, fellow in skin care research and development at the Solar Research Center. "We continuously innovate to meet consumers’ evolving needs for gentle protection in easy-to-use formulas."

The new products for 2011 include:

  • Coppertone Oil Free foaming sunscreen lotion SPF 75+, which is designed to offer broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays. The hypoallergenic formula comes in a silky-soft application that is fragrance-free and won’t clog pores;
  • Coppertone Water Babies sunscreen foaming lotion SPF 75+, which is designed to be non-irritating and offers broad spectrum, waterproof sun protection;
  • Coppertone Water Babies Pure & Simple sunscreen lotion SPF 50, which offers tear-free, broad-spectrum sun protection in a 2-oz. size ideal for the diaper bag. The formula is oil and fragrance-free, as well as ultra gentle for babies’ skin; and
  • Coppertone tanning lotion SPF 15, a nongreasy formula offering broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection with the classic Coppertone fragrance. It is formulated with aloe and vitamin E.

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