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NYX Cosmetics celebrates coast-to-coast expansion with new retail partnerships

BY Antoinette Alexander

LOS ANGELES — Beauty brand NYX Cosmetics has announced new retail partnerships with Ricky’s NYC and PacSun.

"Within the last year, NYX Cosmetics has experienced significant, multi-faceted company growth, and we are extremely excited by the continued expansion these new, strategic retail partnerships will afford us," stated Scott Friedman, CEO NYX Cosmetics. "Our partnership with both of these retailers represents our company’s commitment to not only meet the expectations of our current customers, but also introduce the NYX brand to new audiences."

In early October, NYX launched into all 619 PacSun store locations, selling NYX in all three categories of the California-based company’s retail locations. Featured products will include Glam Shadow Stick, Mega Shine Lip Gloss, Super Skinny & Super Fat Eye Marker, Roll on Eye Shimmer, Fabulous Eye Lashes and Studio Liquid Liner, and Liquid Crystal Liner.

In mid-October, NYX Cosmetics launched into Ricky’s NYC and will initially be sold in 28 stores. The one-stop-shop for everything beauty will be the first major retailer in the heart of New York City to carry the NYX line and will offer more than 384 SKUs, featuring products such as The Curve, Roll on Eye Shimmer, Soft Matte Lip Cream and Collection Noir.

"Ricky’s is excited to be the premier retailer of NYX cosmetics in NYC," stated Marlyn Roquemore, director of buying and product development at Ricky’s NYC. "The brand is a perfect complement to our extensive product range in color and cosmetic accessories. "

Ricky’s NYC and PacSun join NYX’s current availability in 50-plus countries at department stores, freestanding shops and beauty supply stores.

 

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Energizer Holdings voluntarily withdrawing several Banana Boat sun care products

BY Antoinette Alexander

ST. LOUIS — Energizer Holdings is initiating a voluntary withdrawal of the continuous spray Banana Boat sun care products identified below because of a potential risk of the products igniting on the skin if contact is made with a source of ignition before the product is completely dry, the manufacturer announced on Friday.

Affected product/UPC:   

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 15 Continuous Spray 6 oz., 7965600979-8

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 30 Continuous Spray 6 oz., 7965600878-4

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 30 Bonus Continuous Spray 8 oz., 7965600955-2

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Ultra Defense SPF 30 Continuous Spray 6 oz., 7965604626-7

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Ultra Defense SPF 30 Bonus Continuous Spray 8 oz., 7965600956-9

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 30 Family Size Continuous Spray 9.5 oz., 7965605167-4

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 50 Continuous Spray 6 oz., 7965600933-0

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Ultra Defense SPF 50 Continuous Spray 6 oz., 7965604492-8

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Ultra Defense SPF 50 Bonus Continuous Spray 8 oz., 7965604549-9

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Kids SPF 50 Clear Continuous Spray 6 oz., 7965604495-9

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 50 Bonus Continuous Spray 8 oz., 7965604551-2

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 50+ Continuous Spray 9.5 oz., 7965605110-0

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Ultra Defense SPF 85 Continuous Spray 6 oz., 7965604654-0

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 85 Continuous Spray 6 oz., 7965604665-6

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Kids SPF 85 Continuous Spray 6 oz., 7965604916-9

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Ultra Defense SPF 85 Bonus Continuous Spray 8 oz., 7965604677-9

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 85 Bonus Continuous Spray 8 oz., 7965604679-3

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SFP30 Continuous Spray 2pk 6 oz., 7965605374-6

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 50 Continuous Spray 2pk 6 oz., 7965605028-8

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 30 Continuous Spray 2pk 6 oz., w/ Sport Lotion & Lip, 7965605389-0

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 30 Continuous Spray 8 oz. w/ Sport Lip Balm, 7965607951-7

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 30 Continuous Spray 6 oz. w/ $1 Instant Redeemable Coupon, 7965607975-3

  • Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 50 Continuous Spray 3ct 6 oz., 7965605464-4

Energizer is voluntarily removing these products from retail outlets because of this potential safety concern. Energizer believes that this issue is associated with the product delivery system, specifically the size of the spray valve opening on the affected products. The spray valve opening on the affected products dispenses more than is typical in the industry for continuous sun care sprays. As a result, the product is taking longer to dry on the skin than is typical with other continuous sprays. If a consumer comes into contact with a flame or spark prior to complete drying of the product on the skin, there is a potential for the product to ignite.

Energizer is notifying its retail partners to stop selling the product.  Energizer has received four reports of adverse events involving burns associated with the use of the Banana Boat UltraMist Sport SPF 30 and 50 products in the United States, and one event in Canada. 

Consistent with existing warnings on all continuous spray sun care products, consumers should take care to avoid sources of ignition when using these products, should not smoke while using these products and should not use these products in the presence of a flame or spark.

Consumers who have purchased any of the above listed products are advised not to use them. Consumers with questions or complaints regarding this market withdrawal can contact Energizer by calling Consumer Affairs at 1-800-SAFESUN (1-800-723-3786) Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern, or by sending an email to: [email protected]

These products were distributed nationwide to wholesalers and retailers from January 2010 through Sept. 30, 2012.

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Cosmetics executive Leslie Blodgett establishes endowed FIT scholarship

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — Through a $100,000 gift to the Fashion Institute of Technology, an endowed scholarship has been established by cosmetics executive Leslie Blodgett, creator of BareMinerals and executive chairman of Bare Escentuals.

Blodgett is a 1985 graduate of FIT’s Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing program.

The Leslie Blodgett Endowed Scholarship will provide financial assistance to students in any major field of study offered through FIT’s Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology. It will be awarded annually to an upper-division student who has been selected by the dean of the Baker School and the Office of Financial Aid. The student must be in the college’s upper division, have a minimum grade point average of 3.0, be a U.S. citizen or legal resident, and have demonstrated financial need. The first scholarship will be awarded in July 2013.

"The Fashion Institute of Technology opened many doors for me when I was a student just starting out in the cosmetic industry," Blodgett stated. "I am so thrilled to be able to support the talented students who will one day be leaders in the world of fashion and beauty."

Blodgett was recognized by Inc. magazine in 2010 as one of the "Top Entrepreneurs of the Decade: 2000-2009." Blodgett became CEO of Bare Escentuals in 1994, transforming it into one of the country’s leading prestige cosmetics companies with the launch of BareMinerals, a line of mineral-based products. In 1997, Blodgett began marketing BareMinerals on QVC, where it became the network’s best-selling brand. Bare Escentuals went public in 2006 and was acquired by Shiseido in 2010 in one of the largest cosmetics mergers in history. 

Blodgett is on the board of directors of the Stella & Dot accessories company and Cosmetic Executive Women. CEW presented her with its first Achiever Award in 2006 for her contributions to the industry and honored her in 2009 at its annual Beauty of Giving luncheon. 

The Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology serves more than 4,000 students in majors that focus on business in fashion and its related professions.

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