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Mad Gab’s develops new Wildly Natural lip products

BY Antoinette Alexander

WESTBROOK, Maine — Mad Gab’s, a maker of natural body care products, is expanding its portfolio in October with a new collection of lip glosses, lip butters and lip shimmers.

The new Wildly Natural lip products are inspired by patterns found in nature and formulated with natural ingredients. The new products include:

  • Wildly Natural lip gloss: Moisturizes with shea butter and organic oils. Natural color and shine leave lips looking scrumptious. The lip gloss is available in pink, plum and bronze and packaged in a clear recyclable plastic squeeze tube. The suggested retail price is $6.

  • Wildly Natural lip shimmers: Moisturize with shea butter and organic extra-virgin olive oil while natural mica provides color and shimmer. The lip shimmers are available in pink, plum and bronze and packaged in a clear recyclable plastic tube. The suggested retail price is $5.

  • Wildly Natural lip butters: Contain shea and mango butters that soften lips while restoring moisture. Coconut-lime, lavender-vanilla and juicy mango lip butters come packaged in a clear recyclable plastic tube. The suggested retail price is $3.25.

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New ‘It’s A Small World’-inspired skin care collection targets moms, children

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — Skin care company Basq has collaborated with Disney Consumer Products to develop an "It’s A Small World”-inspired skin care collection for moms and children.

With such names as Dream, Share, Touch & Love, the new collection aims to bring the attraction’s multicultural vibrant colors, patterns and images to life.

The "It’s A Small World" line will depict the bond of mother and child and the shared connections of moms worldwide. The products are global as the ingredients capture the fine skin care elements from cultures around the world. The assortment will highlight the following products:

  • Dream Sleep mist ($18)

  • Share Lavender Calming oil ($18)

  • Touch Lavender body butter ($24)

  • Love Nourishing cleansing soap ($6)

Cherish Gift Sets bring together the skin care items in various sizes, combinations and different keepsake packaging to the mom and baby gift market.

The entire line will be displayed in the original artistry of Mary Blair’s original mid-century artwork created for the attraction. This imaginary artwork of "It’s A Small World" lends itself to the box landscape with scenes relayed product by product.

Basq products are paraben-free, phthalate-free and not tested on animals.

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Researchers discover increasing alcohol-related deaths among Type 1 diabetics

BY Allison Cerra

NEW YORK — A new study conducted by Finland researchers and published in the latest issue of the British Medical Journal found that alcohol increasingly has become a noteworthy cause of death among Type 1 diabetics.

While investigating short- and long-term time trends in mortality among 17,306 patients diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes under 30 years of age between 1970 and 1999, as well as studying the causes of death over time, researchers followed up with participants for an average of 21 years. They found that survival in the early-onset group (participants ages 0 to 14 years) improved from 1970 to 2007, thanks to a decrease in chronic complications of diabetes. Researchers did find, however, both short- and long-term mortality in the late-onset group (participants ages 15 to 29 years), due to a rise in alcohol- and drug-related mortality and acute complications of diabetes. Overall, mortality due to alcohol- and drug-related causes accounted for 39% of deaths during the first 20 years of diabetes in this group.

"This highlights the importance of permanent and long-lasting doctor-patient relationships, close supervision and guidance on the short-term and long-term effects of alcohol in young people with Type 1 diabetes, especially in our alcohol permissive cultures," the researchers concluded.

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