Laura Geller supports MS awareness with Bring on the Bronze kit
NEW YORK — Laura Geller, whose beauty products are sold at Ulta and Macy’s Impulse locations, has partnered with Race to Erase MS and the Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis to help raise awareness and funds for those afflicted with MS by creating a limited-edition Bring on the Bronze beauty kit.
The Bring on the Bronze kit is part of the "Orange Campaign" that the Nancy Davis Foundation is spearheading to raise awareness and funds for those with MS.
Geller is donating 20% of all proceeds from the kits to Race to Erase MS. In addition, all guests at Nancy Davis and Tommy Hilfiger’s 18th Annual Race to Erase MS, held April 29 and themed Rock + Royalty, will receive the collection in their gift bags, as well as the opportunity to bid for several Laura Geller makeup auction items, including a trip to her NYC studio on the Upper East Side.
"I’m thrilled to be a part of this wonderful event and assist Nancy in her tireless support to erase MS," Geller said. "Our efforts to raise funds and awareness through the Bring on the Bronze kit sales will run the entire month of May at my studio and on my website, LauraGeller.com."
The kit includes:
Spackle Tinted under makeup primer in bronze;
Split Baked body frosting in Sugar Glow/Honey Glow;
Baked eye shadow duo in candied bronze;
I-Care eyeliner in brown; and
Lipshine SPF 15 in Sundrenched.
Geller has designed a bronze clutch to hold all of the products. Bring on the Bronze is available at LauraGeller.com for $55 with 20% of the proceeds from sales donated to the Nancy Davis Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis.
Coty donates funds to benefit Japan earthquake relief
NEW YORK — Coty recently donated $100,000 to two humanitarian organizations involved in the earthquake relief efforts in Japan, the beauty company announced on Wednesday.
The company is donating $50,000 to the American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization working closely with the Japanese Red Cross and other partners to provide immediate relief to those affected in Japan. Coty also is contributing $50,000 to Save the Children, an international organization working in Japan since 1986, which has local volunteers and trained staff members responding to the immediate needs of children and their families.
"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the thousands of people suffering in the aftermath of the massive earthquake and tsunami, which devastated northeastern Japan," Coty CEO Bernd Beetz said. "Coty’s 10,000 employees worldwide are supporting numerous Japanese relief efforts around the globe, in addition to our corporate donation to the American Red Cross and Save the Children."
Leading Edge Innovations announces strategic partnership with San-Mar Labs
BRANCHBURG, N.J. — Leading Edge Innovations, a laboratory that develops formulas based on emerging trends in the market for the over-the-counter, skin care, sun care and cosmetic industries, and product manufacturer San-Mar Labs on Tuesday announced a strategic partnership that makes LEI’s technology platform a part of San-Mar’s advanced research and technology, known as S.M.A.R.T.
LEI’s proprietary manufacturing process and formulating expertise, in combination with San-Mar’s current technologies, ingredients, equipment and manufacturing capabilities, will join together to offer new products to the cosmetic, OTC drug and personal care markets, the companies stated.