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Moore Unique Skin Care product smoothes out skin texture issues

BY Antoinette Alexander

HOUSTON Moore Unique Skin Care has announced the introduction of its newly-branded Eventone Glycolic Texturizer, formerly known as Toner Cream, to drug stores and retailers nationwide, including select Walgreens and CVS stores.

Formulated for men and women by dermatologist Milton D. Moore, M.D., Eventone Glycolic Texturizer is a formula designed to correct skin texture problems resulting from shaving and acne. Eventone also promises to minimize pores, treat fine lines and eliminate age spots.

Eventone Glycolic Texturizer, which retails for $9.99 for a three-month supply, is one in a line of several shaving products developed by Moore. The Moore Unique Shaving System has been, according to the company, clinically tested and shown to reduce severe skin irritation and the subsequent “razor bumps” experienced by men who shave facial hair and women who shave the underarms, legs and bikini areas.

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Ulta welcomes newest director to board

BY Antoinette Alexander

ROMEOVILLE, Ill. Ulta has announced the election of Lorna Nagler to its board of directors, filling a spot vacated by Gerald Gallagher, whose term expired on June 17.

Nagler, an independent member of the board, currently serves as president and CEO and a member of the board of Christopher & Banks Corp., a specialty retailer of women’s clothing. Previously, she was president of Lane Bryant from 2004 to 2007 and president of Catherine’s Stores from 2002 to 2004, both of which are divisions of Charming Shoppes Inc. Prior to 2002, she held various senior retail management positions with Kmart and Kids R Us, as well as Montgomery Ward and Main Street department stores.

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Mintel Beauty Innovation eyes trends in sun care sector of beauty industry

BY Antoinette Alexander

CHICAGO The sun care market is heating up as the newest sun-blocking products are much trendier and easier to apply than their predecessors, according to recent research by Mintel Beauty Innovation, which globally tracks new beauty and personal care launches.

“Sunscreen faces tough competition from skin care and make-up enhanced with UV protection,” stated Taya Tomasello of Mintel. “In the past 12 months, 1-in-10 new cosmetic and skin care launches contained sun-blocking ingredients. Especially now as people try to save on personal care, products that offer multiple benefits have an upper hand. Manufacturers need to show that their sunscreens provide the best UV protection, while being fun to use, convenient and good for the skin.”

Some of the trends taking place within the sun care market, according to Mintel, include:

  • Spray-on sunscreen: Mintel reports that 18% of sunscreen products launched in the past year came in an aerosol can.
  • Powdered sun care: The next wave of sun protection could come in powder form. This format is currently seen from a few brands like Bare Escentuals and Peter Thomas Roth, Mintel noted.
  • More natural ingredients: New sun protection products claiming “botanical” or “herbal” have steadily increased in prevalence since 2005; so far in 2009, these claims have appeared on nearly 1-in-3 launches tracked by Mintel Beauty Innovation.
  • Skin care-inspired sunblock: Claims such as “moisturizing,” “oil-free” and “anti-aging” increasingly appear on new sunscreen products.

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